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Establishing partnerships

By reading this particular volume in The Intermediary Development Series, intermediary organizations and the faith and community-based organizations they work with will learn the key elements involved in building capacity through effective partnership development including: how to increase the quality of outputs and outcomes; how to increase the quantity of outputs and outcomes; and how […]

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Managing public grants

By reading this particular volume in The Intermediary Development Series, intermediary organizations will know the key concepts and elements required to manage Federal grants effectively, including: achieving proposed program goals; receiving and disbursing Federal funds; complying with reporting requirements; and writing continuation applications. This guidebook will help organizations answer these key questions: What are the […]

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A comprehensive framework for marriage education, 2002-2003

This monograph provides marriage educators with a set of concepts that will help them better understand their craft and discover unseen possibilities. We offer a map, or framework, depicted in Figure 1, that helps marriage educators think more thoroughly, systematically, and creatively about opportunities to strengthen marriage. We draw attention to the elements of content, […]

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Implementing Healthy Marriage Programs for Unmarried Couples With children : Early Lessons From the Building Strong Families Project. Final report

The Building Strong Families (BSF) project originated from these bodies of research, and is one of the centerpieces of a broader policy strategy to support healthy marriage. BSF is a multi-year, multi-site project sponsored by USDHHS/Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Its goal is to learn whether well-designed interventions can help interested, romantically involved, unwed […]

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Rapid response technical assistance project. Final report

The ACF West-Central Hub Family Stabilization Workshop, held September 26 and 27, 2001, in Denver, had three primary themes: Responsible Fatherhood, Faith-based and Community Initiatives, and Marriage and Family Stabilization. This report summarizes the key findings of the workshop. (Author abstract)

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Building Strong Families : guidelines for developing programs

The Building Strong Families Project is being funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services to test the effectiveness of target activities designed to support the marriage of unwed parents. Demonstration programs will receive technical assistance in the establishment and evaluation of services that include training for parents about relationship skills, family […]

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09 Jan
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Service delivery and evaluation design options for strengthening and promoting healthy marriages : investigation of programs to strengthen and support healthy marriages

Federal policies are encouraging states to strengthen marital relationships among low income populations as a strategy for improving child well being. Conducted to inform the design of marriage programs, this study examined the environment, setting, interventions, and client characteristics of existing services for couples. Twenty-eight visits were made to public health agencies, mental health programs, […]

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09 Jan
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Systematic review of the impact of marriage and relationship programs

In recognition of the role that strong marriages play in family functioning and child well being, the Bush administration is encouraging states to establish public awareness campaigns about the value of marriage, marriage skills training programs, the elimination of disincentives to marriage, and other services for couples. This study reviewed evaluation findings about the effectiveness […]

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