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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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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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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09 Jan
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Promoting Safety Resource Packet – Understanding Domestic Violence – Definitions, Scope, Impact & Response

Healthy marriage and relationship (HMR) programs funded by the federal government are required to consult with local domestic violence programs and all, regardless of funding source, have been encouraged to think carefully about how domestic violence issues will be identified and addressed within these programs. This Guide, the first of five that comprise a Resource […]

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09 Jan
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Promising Practices Guide – Healthy Marriage and Relationship Programs: Promising Practices in Serving Low-Income and Culturally Diverse Populations

This guide shares what we have learned to date about promising practices in healthy marriage and relationship (HMR) programs, especially those serving low-income and culturally diverse populations. It is intended to be helpful to a variety of audiences, including those who are interested in starting a new program, those already involved in running a program, […]

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09 Jan
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Como Lograr Metas Financieras en Pareja

El dinero puede ser la causa número uno de discusiones y frustraciones en la pareja. Esta frustración por causa del dinero se da en las parejas sin importar el tiempo que lleven de noviazgo o de casados. El siguiente material ofrece sugerencias para ayudar a las parejas a manejar la tensión financiera que muchas veces […]

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09 Jan
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Premarital Preparation Requirements in State Law

Research indicates that premarital preparation can be an effective strategy in supporting healthy marriage and reducing divorce. To encourage couples to participate in premarital preparation (commonly referred to as premarital counseling or marriage education) some states have created an incentive in state law. This incentive is a reduction in the marriage license fee for couples […]

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09 Jan
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Promoting Safety Resource Packet – Responding to Domestic Violence

When disclosures of domestic violence occur as a result of screening or at any point during participation in a healthy marriage or relationship (HMR) program or activity, an effective response must follow. Screening and assessment for domestic violence by HMR programs has two primary purposes: to ensure that referrals to and participation in marriage and […]

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