OFA Highlights: Lessons for Life: The Untold Story of Fatherhood and Marriage and Relationship Education

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Publication Date
August 4, 2014

Ed. Note: This highlight is part of a series entitled Highlights from the Field: Office of Family Assistance Programs at Work for American Families. Read the original posting here.

Classroom shot of couples from Lessons for Life videoThe Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Technical Assistance Team, in coordination with OFA, produced a series of videos containing participant interviews and scenes from facilitator-led sessions chronicling the positive changes associated with healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood programs.

The unique characteristics of healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood education are explained, with an emphasis on the skill-based structure of healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood programming.

Four versions offer options for reaching diverse audiences, such as professionals in the healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood field; service providers, including those working in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), child welfare, or child support agencies; policymakers and legislators; and the general public.

View the video links – 60 minutes, 30 minutes, 15 minutes, 5 minutes – and learn more about other Office of Family Assistance funded Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood programs at https://hmrf.acf.hhs.gov.


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