10 Jan
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Relationship Ed & Counselling

This July 2015 paper reviews the research on relationship education and relationship counselling. The paper investigates the effectiveness of these strategies in working with couples who are at varying stages of their relationship – from highly satisfied at the beginning of their relationship, to highly distressed and considering separation. The paper addresses some of the […]

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09 Jan
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Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey

The Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey takes a comprehensive look at the current needs and priorities of military families and service members and identifies the key aspects of military life to effectively target resources, services, and programs that support the sustainability of the All-Volunteer Force.    Military families are much like their civilian […]

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09 Jan
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World Family Map 2015

The World Family Map report monitors the global health of families by tracking 16 indicators in 49 countries, representing all regions of the world. This year’s report includes an essay examining how parents divide labor-force participation, housework, and child care. See more   2014 Edition    

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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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What Works in Relationship Support: An Evidence Review

What Works in Relationship Support: An Evidence Review   The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships Evidence review sets out what we know about the most efficacious practice in supporting couples.    The review focuses on three areas: Couple Therapy – This chapter summarises the current state of couple therapy research, indicating that there is very […]

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09 Jan
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Using Evidence to Get Results

Project Relate Oklahoma (PRO) is a pioneering, 15-year effort designed to create and sustain stable Oklahoma families. The governor of Oklahoma launched the initiative in 1999 to combat the negative consequences for children of Oklahoma’s high divorce and nonmarital birth rates. Since that time, PRO has evolved into the nation’s most robust, longest running statewide […]

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09 Jan
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The Forever Initiative

In The Forever Initiative, Hawkins calls for more state-directed public support for a series of educational efforts to help individuals and  couples form healthy relationships and enduring marriages. He outlines an integrated set of feasible and affordable educational initiatives across the early life course, beginning in youth, continuing in early adulthood, engagement, and through the […]

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09 Jan
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Marriage and Relationship Education (MRE) Program Development and Management Manual

This Manual draws from previously developed resources created by the NHMRC as well as incorporating tools and strategies suggested by those working in the MRE field.  The NHMRC was designed as a clearinghouse to advance the field of MRE.  Funded by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Office […]

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