09 Jan
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Same-Sex Couples and Healthy Relationship Education

This brief reviews current literature regarding same-sex couples and LGB individuals to better understand their needs, strengths, and challenges; how they differ from and are similar to heterosexual couples; existing efforts to provide same-sex focused relationship education; and suggestions for expanding and providing culturally competent same-sex relationship and marriage education. As such, this brief intends […]

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09 Jan
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Clarifying Confusion About Divorce Rates

Why Do We Track Divorce Rates? Statistics on marriage and divorce are of great interest to federal, state, and local public officials, researchers, and members of the general public. Stories based on these statistics—for example, reporting on whether divorce rates are rising or falling—often appear in the media and are considered key indicators of family […]

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09 Jan
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Valuing All Our Families

In addition to reviewing the extensive research that has been done on families today, this report offers a framework for understanding family indicators that can influence child and adult outcomes and highlights some key economic and social policies that would strengthen family commitments and reduce family disparities. Read more.

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09 Jan
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Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations

Research Development Project on Human Service Needs of LGBT Populations, 2012-2015 | Learn more about this project   This report discusses what is known about low-income and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their interactions with human services, especially services funded by ACF, and identifies important areas for further research. To provide […]

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09 Jan
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Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations

Research Development Project on Human Service Needs of LGBT Populations, 2012-2015 | Learn more about this project     This brief summarizes findings from the project Research Development Project on the Human Services of LGBT Populations. The brief discusses what is known about low-income and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their […]

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09 Jan
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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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09 Jan
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Family Strengthening Research: FY 2013

This report provides detailed summaries of major research investments by OPRE’s Division of Family Strengthening (DFS) along with brief overviews of past projects. The featured projects cover topics that include strengthening relationships within families, supporting fatherhood, nurturing children through their families, reducing teen pregnancy, and supporting youth in their transition to adulthood. The report also […]

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09 Jan
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Strengthening What Works

In an effort to improve the health and well-being of hard to reach, under served, and vulnerable populations and advance the prevention of IPV, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) invested in a pioneering effort to evaluate eight diverse IPV prevention programs for immigrants and refugees. LTG Associates was the National Program Office. Strengthening What Works […]

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09 Jan
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Family Structure and Family Formation among Low-Income Hispanics in the U.S

This research brief, from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, provides a national portrait of low-income Hispanic families in the U.S. Having a better understanding of these families will help programs and policymakers in their efforts to assist these families. We use recent nationally-representative data to describe the relationship and childbearing histories […]

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