09 Jan
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Marriage matters! : a guide for Louisiana couples

This guide is designed to assist Louisiana couples in developing a strong marriage. It begins with a pop quiz to assess how well the couple knows each other and then provides information on the following topics: 10 top reasons for marrying; the challenges of young marriage; the challenges of marrying for the second or third […]

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09 Jan
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Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative : literature review on Hispanic families

This paper is intended to provide a background and context for the new Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative that informs readers about the current state of research knowledge about Latino families. Therefore, the goals of the current paper include: recognizing the unique issues associated with Latino families, reviewing the extant literature related to family formation, family […]

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09 Jan
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Marriage matters : family structure and child well being

The implications of family structure for children have been a central focus of public policy and research for decades. This brief highlights trends in family structure for children in the United States over the last few decades and reviews the research evidence on the effects of family structure on children. Research tells us that children […]

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09 Jan
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It’s not healthy if it’s not safe: Responding to Domestic Violence Issues within Healthy Marriage Programs

This paper explores the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from domestic violence protocol development at sites currently receiving federal funds for healthy marriage activities and with domestic violence advocates attempting to partner with these programs and others. By way of establishing a context for this analysis, we provide a brief discussion on domestic violence prevalence […]

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09 Jan
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Healthy Marriage Initiative: activities and accomplishments, 2002-2005

In 2002, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services launched the Healthy Marriage Initiative (HMI) to support the President Bush’s goal of increasing healthy marriages by focusing attention and action on strengthening marriages and preparing interested individuals and couples for healthy marriage. In supporting healthy marriage, ACF […]

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09 Jan
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Piloting a community approach to healthy marriage initiatives : early implementation of the Healthy Marriages Healthy Relationships demonstration– Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (CHMI) is a key component of the demonstration strategy of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to determine how public policies can best support healthy marriages. Two concepts underlie the CHMI strategy. One is that community coalitions can be an effective vehicle for developing a range of healthy marriage […]

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09 Jan
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State policies to promote marriage. Final report

The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) funded this project to learn about the status of policies to support and promote marriage at the state level. We inventoried policies that were enacted and proposed both prior to PRWORA and after the law’s passage. The project did not examine specific programs operating in localities. Nor […]

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09 Jan
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Piloting a community approach to healthy marriage initiatives : early implementation of the Healthy Families Nampa demonstration

The Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (CHMI) is a key component of the demonstration strategy of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to determine how public policies can best support healthy marriages. Two concepts underlie the CHMI strategy. One is that community coalitions can be an effective vehicle for developing a range of healthy marriage […]

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09 Jan
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Information packet : marriage initiatives update

This information packet on national and State marriage initiatives begins by discussing the growing trend towards marriage promotion in light of substantial research that has emerged supporting the link between marriage and poverty reduction, as well as other measures of child well being. A literature review highlights findings on the benefits of marriage and the […]

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