09 Jan
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Same-Sex Couples and Healthy Relationship Education

This brief reviews current literature regarding same-sex couples and LGB individuals to better understand their needs, strengths, and challenges; how they differ from and are similar to heterosexual couples; existing efforts to provide same-sex focused relationship education; and suggestions for expanding and providing culturally competent same-sex relationship and marriage education. As such, this brief intends […]

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09 Jan
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Mediator in a Box

Mediator in a Box is a conflict resolution tool that looks like a board game. Any two people can use it, to guide them through conflict or disagreements to solutions.   In a simple and straightforward way, Mediator in a Box provides the structure and safety for two people to discuss with each other their […]

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09 Jan
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Strengthening What Works

In an effort to improve the health and well-being of hard to reach, under served, and vulnerable populations and advance the prevention of IPV, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) invested in a pioneering effort to evaluate eight diverse IPV prevention programs for immigrants and refugees. LTG Associates was the National Program Office. Strengthening What Works […]

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09 Jan
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The Creating Lasting Family Connections® | Marriage Enhancement Program (CLFCMEP)

The CLFC Marriage Enhancement Program is an evidence-based curriculum designed for couples in which one or both partners have been physically and/or emotionally distanced due to incarceration, military service, substance abuse, or other circumstances. The program builds and/or strengthens each partners' relationship skills by developing greater capacity in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, emotional […]

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09 Jan
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Marital Conflict in Older Couples: Positivity, Personality, and Health

he authors examine the implications of health and personality characteristics for late-life marital conflict using data from the 2010–2011 wave of the National Social Life Health and Aging Project, a nationally representative study with data on both partners in 955 marital and cohabitational dyads. Using these data, they relate characteristics of husbands to characteristics of […]

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09 Jan
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Couples on the Brink Project

The Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project led by Bill Doherty has just released an online training course on Discernment Counseling. Discernment Counseling is a new way to work with mixed-agenda couples (one leaning out of the marriage, the other leaning in).  It teaches marriage therapists and counselors a step-by-step protocol for offering couples a multi-session […]

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09 Jan
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Ex-Prisoner Reentry Strategies Study, 2011-2015

The Ex-Prisoner Reentry Strategies Study, being conducted by The Urban Institute, will document the implementation of programs funded under the FY 2011 Community-Centered Responsible Fatherhood Ex-Prisoner Reentry Pilot Project grant announcement, the experiences of staff and participants, and lessons useful to others in the field. The researchers will also develop evaluation design recommendations for comprehensive […]

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09 Jan
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Supporting Healthy Marriages, 2003-2013

The Supporting Healthy Marriage project, being led by MDRC, is an impact and implementation evaluation of healthy marriage education and related services for lower-income married couples with children provided by eight programs across the country. The major study questions include: (1) What are the experiences, issues and challenges in designing, implementing and operating healthy marriage […]

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