10 Jan
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The Impact of Healthy Marriage Programs on Low-Income Couples and Families

This paper is an endeavor to look at healthy marriage education programs funded by the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) designed specifically to meet the needs of unmarried couples expecting a child or co-parenting a newborn. We will look at the unique challenges of the participants, varied program designs and service delivery strategies, as well […]

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10 Jan
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The Marrying and Divorcing Kind

Compared with most other western nations, the U.S. has one of the highest marriage rates as well as one of the highest divorce rates. According to data compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), there were more new marriages per 1,000 people in the U.S. in 2006 (7.4) than in any European […]

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10 Jan
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For Millennials, Parenthood Trumps Marriage

Throughout history, marriage and parenthood have been linked milestones on the journey to adulthood. But for the young adults of the Millennial Generation1, these social institutions are becoming delinked and differently valued. Today’s 18- to 29-year-olds value parenthood far more than marriage, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of attitudinal surveys. A 2010 […]

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10 Jan
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Relationships Matter: Partnering to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy

The NHMRC, Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Innovation Center have just released their report outlining ways that relationship education and pregnancy prevention can work together. Relationships Matter: Partnering to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy is the report from a conference held in 2010 that brought together experts and practitioners in both relationship education and pregnancy prevention. […]

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10 Jan
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Men and Women Flip Gender Expectations

A new portrait of single Americans, drawn from a major new survey, suggests the attitudes and behaviors of today's singles are quite unlike their counterparts just a few decades ago. Findings show men are more interested in love, marriage and children than their peers in earlier times; women want more independence in their relationships than […]

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10 Jan
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Young Adult Relationships

Child Trends has released a new research brief entitled: Characteristics of Young Adult Sexual Relationships: Diverse, Sometimes Violent, Often Loving, which analyzes data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to identify important factors about the nature and quality of these relationships that may have long-term consequences. Among the findings: Read the brief. Young […]

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10 Jan
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Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation

The Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation – Early Lessons from the Implementation of a Relationship and Marriage Skills Program for Low-Income Married Couples has been released. This report presents early implementation and operational lessons from the Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) evaluation. Funded by the Administration for Children and Families, SHM uses a rigorous research design to […]

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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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