10 Jan
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Does MRE help Low-income families?

Marriage and relationship classes are a promising public policy tool to strengthen families, particularly those that are disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable. But they are not an option that is well-known and not everyone can access them, according to researchers from BYU and the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center. Read more – Deseret News

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10 Jan
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John Gottman on Anderson Cooper Show

Anderson Cooper welcomes Dr. John Gottman, Co-Founder of The Gottman Institute. Cameras follow one couple in their home for a week to observe every interaction and every argument. See what you can learn from the way they fight, and find out the right way to argue to keep your relationship from falling apart. Topics discussed […]

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09 Jan
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Family Strengthening Research: FY 2014

This report provides detailed summaries of major research investments by OPRE’s Division of Family Strengthening (DFS) along with brief overviews of past projects. The featured projects cover topics that include strengthening relationships within families, supporting fatherhood, nurturing children through their families, reducing teen pregnancy, supporting youth in their transition to adulthood, and preventing family violence. […]

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09 Jan
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A Guide to Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs for Hispanic Couples and Families

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families has released an extensive guide for federally and non-federally funded Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education and Responsible Fatherhood programs serving Hispanic couples and fathers. This guide summarizes the various aspects of these programs and facilitates their comparison. Among other findings, the guide reports that many fatherhood […]

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09 Jan
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Hispanics and Family-Strengthening Programs

This brief describes the adaptations and refinements undertaken by nine selected grantees to make their services more culturally responsive. The adaptations included addressing issues of language, diversity, racism, and immigration, and incorporating cultural constructs like familismo, confianza, personalismo, and respeto. These adaptations were made to improve the recruitment, retention, overall participation, and effectiveness of the […]

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09 Jan
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Marriage and Relationship Education (MRE) Program Development and Management Manual

This Manual draws from previously developed resources created by the NHMRC as well as incorporating tools and strategies suggested by those working in the MRE field.  The NHMRC was designed as a clearinghouse to advance the field of MRE.  Funded by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Office […]

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