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"And we’ll work to strengthen families by removing the financial deterrents to marriage for low-income couples, and doing more to encourage fatherhood – because what makes you a man isn’t the ability to conceive a child; it’s having the courage to raise one.

Stronger families. Stronger communities. A stronger America.

It is this kind of prosperity – broad, shared, and built on a thriving middle class – that has always been the source of our progress at home.”

President Barak Obama, 2013 State of the Union Address


Featured this month at the NHMRC

NHMRC Featured in the Wingman Project’s February Newsletter

wingman projectThe Wingman Project was created in August 2007 by the Deputy Director of Safety of the Air National Guard as a collaborative solution, including chaplains, family support, medical community, and safety, for all Airmen and their families to address suicide intervention. Since then, the project has been endorsed by the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Defense, receiving an HQ Air Force “Best Practice” in July 2009. Read more.

National Guard Toolkit

military toolkit smallThis toolkit was created by practitioners who specialize in delivering family strengthening services to National Guard members and their families. It is meant to assist practitioners who are working with military couples and/or their families. The activities are relevant to the unique circumstances these couples and families face, like coping with deployment and the transition back into family life after deployment, among other things. There are also tips for civilian practitioners who may be delivering services to this population for the first time.

Read more.



Divorce among African Americans

This NHMRC Research Report by Paul R. Amato, Ph.D., describes previous studies of divorce among African Americans and presents an analysis of recent data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth (1979). The analysis provides information on (1) the Black-White gap in marital disruption, (2) how this gap can be explained, and (3) factors that may affect marital disruption differently for Blacks and Whites. This information may be useful to counselors and therapists, marriage and relationship educators, and other family professionals. Read more.

My Heart Chart

Heart Chart Logo SmallUse this free online quiz to help couples identify their marriage mindsets and how they fit together. Our interviews with over 3,600 young adults uncovered a wide range of information about their expectations of marriage, reasons for and against marriage, attitudes toward divorce, opinions about what holds a marriage together, and much more. Through our short entertaining videos and tips for interacting couples, learn how best to pursue and nurture lasting love.
Take the quiz.


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