09 Jan
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Information packet : marriage initiatives

This information packet provides facts and information about national marriage initiatives. It begins by discussing the recent involvement and investment of the government in marriage promotion, statistics on the economic gains from marriage, and recommendations for federal policies. Federal legislation addressing marriage is reviewed. A list of electronic resources is then provided, as well as […]

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09 Jan
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Healthy Marriage Initiative : activities and accomplishments 2002-2004

This report details the activities and accomplishments of the Healthy Marriage Initiative (HMI), a program launched in 2002 by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services to support the President’s goal of increasing healthy marriages by focusing attention and action on strengthening marriages and preparing interested individuals […]

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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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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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Bringing hope to children of incarcerated parents : long report

The Department of Health and Human Services Peer Technical Assistance Network sponsored a roundtable discussion to share ideas about programs to strengthen families who are separated by parental incarceration. Government officials, service providers, and practitioners from Tennessee, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma reviewed trends in incarceration and discussed solutions to common challenges. Prisoner re-entry, recidivism, […]

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09 Jan
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Bringing hope to children of incarcerated parents : short report

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of parents in prison increased significantly during the 1990s. Parental incarceration and the disruption of family relationships have several negative effects on children, including poverty, poor academic performance, aggression, depression, delinquency, and substance abuse. However, parenting programs can help mothers and fathers in prison to strengthen […]

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