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Father Engagement Certificate

Offered by the nation’s fatherhood leader, and delivered by NFI President Christopher Brown, the On Demand Father Engagement Certificate™ (FEC) from National Fatherhood Initiative® provides individuals* with affordable, convenient, on demand training around 5 core competencies for effective father engagement that can be completed in a little more than a half day.   Earning the […]

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A Snapshot of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs for Youth

This fact sheet provides descriptive characteristics of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education programs serving youth, characteristics of those served, and the most commonly used curricula, program goals, and expected outcomes. Project Website The purpose of the Youth Education and Relationship Services Project, awarded to Child Trends, is to better understand the services that federally-funded Healthy […]

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Using Evidence to Get Results

Project Relate Oklahoma (PRO) is a pioneering, 15-year effort designed to create and sustain stable Oklahoma families. The governor of Oklahoma launched the initiative in 1999 to combat the negative consequences for children of Oklahoma’s high divorce and nonmarital birth rates. Since that time, PRO has evolved into the nation’s most robust, longest running statewide […]

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A Laboratory of Sound Innovation:Project Relate’s Research Advisory Group

The foundational project within Project Relate is the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI). Since the beginning of the project, leaders have maintained a strong commitment to grounding innovative activities on a foundation of sound research, to evaluating them in order to make mid-course adjustments and assess the results. As a part of this commitment, in 2001 […]

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A Guide to Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs for Hispanic Couples and Families

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families has released an extensive guide for federally and non-federally funded Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education and Responsible Fatherhood programs serving Hispanic couples and fathers. This guide summarizes the various aspects of these programs and facilitates their comparison. Among other findings, the guide reports that many fatherhood […]

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Embedding Job and Career Advancement Services in Healthy Marriage Programs

This brief provides a general overview of the two Healthy Marriage (HM) grantees involved in the Parents and Children Together Evaluation (PACT), provides participation rates in services, and documents how the two grantees integrated job and career advancement services for parenting couples into their programs.  This brief uses data obtained through staff interviews and program […]

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Behavioral Economics and Social Policy

The Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project is the first major opportunity to use a behavioral economics lens to look at programs that serve poor and vulnerable people in the United States. Working with the Texas Office of the Attorney General´s Child Support Division, the BIAS team explored ways to increase the number of […]

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Strengthening Families Curriculum Resource Guide

This online Resource Guide was developed with the assistance of National Healthy Marriage Resource Center staff. The guide provides information about the content and select features of curricula commonly used by Office of Family Assistance Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grantees. The Guide can be used to search for curriculum features of interest, such as […]

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Understanding Hispanic Diversity: A “One Size Approach” to Service Delivery May Not Fit All

This brief, published by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) is part of the Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative (HHMI) Grantee Implementation Evaluation. The brief, produced by the Lewin Group, describes the populations served by the nine sites in the study and the implications of Hispanic diversity for program design, delivery, and evaluation.    Administration […]

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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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