News and Resources : National Healthy Marriage Resource Center http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org News articles from the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Youth Relationship Education and Vulnerable Youth:http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=4002A perspective paper on relationship education written by a practitioner with years of experience working with vulnerable youth.Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=40022012-12-20T00:00:00“I’m Not Her Family Caregiver, I’m Her Husband!” http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=3993Growing MedFT blog on 7/3/2012Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=39932012-10-25T00:00:00“Something Important is Going on Here!”Making Connections Between Marriage, Relationship Quality and Health (Wingspread Conference Proceedings 2012)http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=3984This report summarizes preliminary discussions held by healthcare and marriage and relationship experts, brought together for the first time at a conference sponsored by the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC)Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=39842012-05-07T00:00:00You're Not Alonehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=3966An activity to help grandparents who are caring for children of deployed soldiers identify support systems.Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=39662012-01-31T00:00:00¿Por qúe son necesarios los programas de matrimonios saludables y del fortalecimiento del hogar?http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=3819¿Por qúe son necesarios los programas de matrimonios saludables y del fortalecimiento del hogar?Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=38192011-08-31T00:00:00¿Y Se Casaron y Fueron Felices Para Siempre?http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=3699Muchos anhelamos tener la pareja ideal para formar una familia feliz. Muchos crecimos jugando a ser mamá o papá ya que visualizábamos el tener una familia como algo importante en nuestra vida futura.Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=36992011-08-25T00:00:00Youth and Healthy Relationships Collection by Topichttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=3653The majority of young people of both sexes say that "having a good marriage and family life is ‘extremely important' to them." Yet, far too many youth have low expectations of ever experiencing a healthy romantic relationship or marriage.Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=36532011-08-05T00:00:00Young Adult Attitudes About Relationships and Marriage: Times May Have Changed, But Expectations Remain High.http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=3037This Research Brief provides a portrait of the attitudes and opinions of young adults about relationships and the importance of marriage. To develop this portrait, Child Trends analyzed data from Wave III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health by gender, race/ethnicity, and relationship status. Results of our analyses indicate that most young adults have high expectations for marrying someday, though fewer wish to be married currently. Moreover, many young adults are currently in a cohabiting or marital relationship and the vast majority agrees that cohabitation is acceptable. We also found that young adults value love, fidelity, and commitment as part of successful relationships. (Author abstract modified)Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=30372009-01-01T00:00:00Writing Television PSAs.http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=3352Public Service Announcements (PSAs) or on-air TV spots are a great way to get the word out regarding your healthy marriage initiative. You can visually show people examples of a workshop and what marriage education ""looks like."" However, television advertising is expensive. There are costs to produce an advertising campaign and to purchase air time. Depending on your resources and the size of your local media market, television can be the least cost effective medium for promoting your initiative and/or event. This Tip Sheet will help you understand the dynamics associated with producing PSAs or spots for TV. (Author abstract)Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=33522009-01-01T00:00:00Writing Radio PSAs.http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=3351On-air radio spots can be an effective way to get the word out regarding upcoming healthy marriage events. This Tip Sheet will help you create your own public service announcement for radio and get the results you desire. Keep in mind that radio stations rarely run any spots longer than :30 second spots as you consider writing your program's PSAs. You may want to create :15 second spots to use as fillers on the air as well. (Author abstract)Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=33512009-01-01T00:00:00Writing a Press Release for a Healthy Marriage Program.http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=3350A press release is a common way to promote an upcoming event or share important news. These are especially important tools for publicly funded healthy relationship and marriage programs that may not have a large marketing budget but want to raise community awareness of the services they offer. This Tip Sheet provides a formatting guide to organize information for press releases. (Author abstract)Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=33502009-01-01T00:00:00Young, Unmarried, with Children [Streaming Audio].http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=1994For the first time in America, over half of all mothers under thirty are unwed. New research finds that more than 50 percent of all births to women under 30 are out of wedlock. Fifty years ago, it was 6 percent. It's the unintended consequence of big shifts in culture and policy, and it's got long-range implications for the way we live. This program looks at the impact on children, families, and the whole American economy. (Author abstract modified)Guests: Andrew Sum, Sara McLanahan, Carmen Patterson-Worrell, and Lisa Ward.Length of program: 46 minutes.Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=19942008-07-01T00:00:00Youth Focused Relationships and Marriage Education.http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=2218Adolescence is a key time to offer relationships/marriage education, as it is during adolescence that youth begin to actively explore romantic relationships. Providing effective relationships education can support positive youth development and help reduce impulsive and health-compromising behaviors. Relationships education also can facilitate movement toward well- functioning committed relationships and marriages in adulthood. This article addresses the value of romantic relationships education for adolescents, and offers an example of a youth-focused relationships education curriculum. A summary of key findings from the first year of a multi-year curriculum evaluation study is provided. (Author abstract).Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=22182007-01-01T00:00:00Your Time-Starved Marriage : How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life.http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=2123This book discusses strategies married couples can use to make more time for each other and for their marriage. Chapters address: myths that time can be stopped and that time can be saved; the impact of busyness on a marriage and how to battle busyness; different time styles and identifying a time style; priorities and making time together; maximizing spare time; preventing time stealers; making the most of mealtimes; choosing more time rather than more money; and making time for rest, recreation, and restoration. Chapters close with reflection questions and with a reference to a workbook exercises. Throughout the text reference is made to the Time-Style Marriage Assessment, an online assessment for identifying an individual's time style. An appendix analyses the results of the assessment and discusses time management strategies for couples. 41 references.Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=21232007-01-01T00:00:00Your Time-Starved marriage : How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life [DVD].http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=2124This small group DVD curriculum is designed to give couples the tools they need to stay connected and make more time for each other and for their marriage. The curriculum includes six 60-minute sessions, with an optional 5-7 minute related Bible study for each session. The sessions address: myths that time can be stopped and that time can be saved; the impact of busyness on a marriage and how to battle busyness; different time styles and identifying a time style; priorities and making time together; maximizing spare time; preventing time stealers; making the most of mealtimes; choosing more time rather than more money; and making time for rest, recreation, and restoration. The DVD also includes segments to recruit coupes for a small group and previews of other relevant products. An accompanying guide provides session outlines and references workbook exercises.Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=21242007-01-01T00:00:00Your Time-Starved Marriage : Workbook for Women : How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life.http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=2125This workbook for women includes exercises and small group discussion activities focused on strategies married couples can use to make more time for each other and for their marriage. The exercises are designed to take 5-10 minutes each and address: maximizing your time quotient; the impact of busyness on a marriage and how to battle busyness; different time styles and identifying a time style; priorities and making time together; maximizing spare time; preventing time stealers; making the most of mealtimes; choosing more time rather than more money; and making time for rest, recreation, and restoration. The small group discussion activities are designed to be used with a six-session DVD curriculum.Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=21252006-01-01T00:00:00Your Time-Starved Marriage : Workbook for Men : How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life.http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=2126This workbook for men includes exercises and small group discussion activities focused on strategies married couples can use to make more time for each other and for their marriage. The exercises are designed to take 5-10 minutes each and address: maximizing your time quotient; the impact of busyness on a marriage and how to battle busyness; different time styles and identifying a time style; priorities and making time together; maximizing spare time; preventing time stealers; making the most of mealtimes; choosing more time rather than more money; and making time for rest, recreation, and restoration. The small group discussion activities are designed to be used with a six-session DVD curriculum.Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=21262006-01-01T00:00:00You Don't Have to Take it Anymore: Turn Your Resentful, Angry, or Emotionally Abusive Relationship into a Compassionate, Loving One.http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=2892As many as one-third of all American women tiptoe through life as if they are walking on eggshells -- at home, they spend most of their time trying to avoid criticism, anger, put-downs, or cold shoulders from their husbands or boyfriends. This verbal and emotional abuse can erupt over anything and everything, matters large and small: housework, cooking, work, spending money, buying household items and clothes for the kids, and going out. Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=28922006-01-01T00:00:00You're the Coach : How to Teach Family Wellness Skills to Families [DVD].http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=2344An addendum to the Family Wellness Instructor Manual for use by instructors for the development of programs and presentations on how to teach family wellness skills to families. ( A curriculum resource)Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=23442002-01-01T00:00:00Your money matters.http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=2499Money can be a major source of conflict for couples. It takes open communication and a willingness to resolve problems to keep a couple on track with their money. (Author abstract, modified).Resourcehttp://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/resource-detail/index.aspx?rid=24990001-01-01T00:00:00