10 Jan
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HMRFGrantees announced

Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) grants.  Nearly $111 million has been awarded to 91 grantees in 28 states and 1 territory.  New Pathways for Fathers and Families, and Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility (ReFORM) grants aim to strengthen positive father-child engagement, improve fathers’ employment outcomes and foster healthy relationships.  The Healthy Marriage […]

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Marriage and Child Wellbeing Revisited

Marriage and Child Wellbeing Revisited Future of Children Vol. 25, No. 2, Fall 2015   Marriage is on the decline, and a growing proportion of children are born to unmarried parents, many of them in unstable cohabiting unions. Research increasingly shows that family instability affects children’s cognitive and social-emotional development in ways that constrain their […]

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10 Jan
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New Reports on IPV & HMRE

Current Approaches to Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Healthy Relationship Programs   This paper describes current approaches used by healthy relationship programs recently funded by the Administration for Children and Families to address intimate partner violence (IPV) and teen dating violence (TDV). This summary does not describe best practices, but will help lay the foundation […]

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10 Jan
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Address Program Challenges

Looking for creative approaches to longstanding problems? Learn more about design thinking and how three OFA grantees used it to tackle programmatic challenges by reading OFA's recent publication. Read more.

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10 Jan
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Praise for the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative

Oklahoma State Rep. Mark McCullough, who requested a legislative study to review the progress made by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (Project Relate), releases a statement praising the work of the initiative.   “We heard today about the OMI’s continued success at providing pre-marital education to Oklahomans, a service that greatly improves a couple’s chances of […]

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Remarriage in the United States

The context of marriage in the United States involves not only whether and when Americans choose to marry, but also how many times they marry. The majority of recent marriages are first marriages for both spouses. However, divorce rates are higher in the United States compared with European nations, and remarried adults have a higher […]

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10 Jan
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Social Programs that Work

Read Ron Haskins' blog post on his new book, Show Me the Evidence and enter a contest to receive a copy of the book by nominating a program that you think is an example of an effective government program. Read More

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10 Jan
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Marriage Foundation Debate

The Marriage Foundation (UK) and the Sunday Times co-hosted a debate entitled "Is there a difference between marriage and cohabitation: should all cohabiting couples be treated the same?". There has been a lot of debate in the media recently on whether couples who have decided to cohabit rather than marry should have any claims against […]

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Strengthening What Works

Strengthening What Works (SWW) was designed to identify promising practices to prevent IPV among immigrant and refugee populations in the U.S. and to increase organizational capacity for evaluation among the eight grantee organizations. Read more.

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