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 […]
This brief offers recommendations for working with faith-based organizations to support State or local Healthy Marriage Initiatives. It explains that faith communities can offer a solid base of volunteers who are invested and passionate and who can be empowered and equipped to carry on the sustained work of healthy marriage programs. Recommendations are then discussed […]
This brief explains that faith-based marriage promotion and education programs incorporate tenets of religious faith into operating principles regarding issues of marriage and family life. Key components of the programs are described and specific programs are profiled, including: Marriage Savers, Catholic Engaged Encounter, PAIRS, PREP, Reconciling God’s Way, the Third Option, the Caring Couples Network, […]
This Research Brief examines the training/preparation available to leaders of the faith community, with an emphasis on Christian clergy, formally trained through a seminary or other organized system. Most of the scholarly literature available exploring the preparation for and practice of marriage education/preparation among clergy is in the form of unpublished doctoral dissertations. (Author abstract)
To build a better understanding of the role that faith community liaisons (FCLs) play in the implementation of Charitable Choice within states and localities, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in 2007 funded a study titled, “The Role of State Faith Community Liaisons […]
The Role of State Faith Community Liaisons in Charitable Choice Implementation: Practice Models from the States
Faith community liaisons–official contacts at the state or local level between government and faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs)–have been established in at least 36 states and in many localities as of 2008. Their work typically entails facilitating partnerships with and within the FBCO community, encouraging the organizational capacity of FBCOs, and educating both faith-based organizations […]
45 CFR Part 87 Handout from “”Staying within the Boundaries, Understanding the Federal Faith-Based Guidelines””, NHMRC Technical Assistance Webinar, June 20, 2007
This section of the Code of Federal Regulations delineates the equal treatment for faith based organizations with regard to discretionary, formula and block grants.
FB Legal Safeguards : General Handouts from “”Staying within the Boundaries, Understanding the Federal Faith-Based Guidelines””, NHMRC Technical Assistance Webinar, June 20, 2007
This document discusses the operations protocol of faith based programs — Guidleines include: program with religious content must be a separate and distinct program from the federally funded program, and the distinction must be completely clear to the consumer. Some of the ways in which this maybe accomplished include, but are not limited to- Creating […]
The learning objective of this presentation is to assist webinar attendees in developing a better understanding of faith-based regulations; and how they apply to programmatic activities and strategies to ensure their faith-based partners are supported and comply with regulations.