09 Jan
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An Evidence Framework to Improve Results

A framework put forward by the Friends of Evidence  that explores the question: How do we use a framework of continuous learning to obtain and apply the kinds of evidence that will be most useful in achieving significantly greater outcomes?   Read more about CSSP, Friends of Evidence and the 2014 Symposium on the Future […]

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09 Jan
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Facilitating Forever

High levels of divorce, cohabitation, and fragile unions, especially among the less educated in the United States, mean that unprecedented numbers of children are growing up in families without two parents in a healthy, stable relationship. This family instability poses increased risks to children’s well-being and healthy development.   This report by Alan J. Hawkins, […]

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09 Jan
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Measuring Couple Relationships, 2003-2007

The Measuring Couple Relationships agreement transferred funds from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to support activities of the NICHD Family and Child Well-Being Network, through the Network’s grant at Child Trends (HD30930/Moore), to review the state of the art in measuring couple […]

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09 Jan
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The Forever Initiative

In The Forever Initiative, Hawkins calls for more state-directed public support for a series of educational efforts to help individuals and  couples form healthy relationships and enduring marriages. He outlines an integrated set of feasible and affordable educational initiatives across the early life course, beginning in youth, continuing in early adulthood, engagement, and through the […]

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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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The Building Strong Families Project:

The Building Strong Families (BSF) evaluation assessed the impacts of eight programs offering a similar model of healthy marriage and relationship skills and support services to interested low-income unmarried parents around the time of the birth of a child.  While many unmarried parents live together when their children are born, their relationships are often tenuous […]

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09 Jan
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Family Foundations

Developed and researched by Mark Feinberg, Ph.D., Family Foundations is the result of years of his work as a clinical psychologist, family therapist, and prevention scientist at Penn State University.  Many colleagues, professionals, and families contributed to the development and testing of Family Foundations. We appreciate all of their support.  NIH provided funding for the […]

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09 Jan
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The Art of Marriage Ops

Designed to raise awareness about the challenges that military families face when returning home, The Art of Marriage Ops campaign equips military couples with The Art of Marriage DVD series. The Art of Marriage is a Christian-based program designed to strengthen marriages and prevent divorce by providing simple, effective insights for helping couples to cultivate […]

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09 Jan
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Building Healthy Relationships

This report, created by the Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance Team, provides a detailed snapshot of federal grantees providing marriage enhancement and skills training for married couples from 2006 through 2011.

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