This tip sheet will highlight common challenges, benefits, and strategies for successful partnerships based on interviews with stakeholders from agencies that have successfully integrated healthy marriage and relationship education into social services that target youth and families. (Author abstract)
Articles in this issue describe effective collaborations between social workers, parents, and teachers in their efforts to improve children's academic success and overall well-being.
This tip sheet highlights common program challenges, strategies for forming successful partnerships, and benefits based on interviews with stakeholders that have successfully implemented youth-focused relationship education. (Author abstract)
This fact sheets examines how integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into services for foster and adoptive families is critical to helping families stay together so they can provide a strong base for their children's well-being. (Author abstract)
This issue brief notes recent research that provides strong evidence for the inclusion of fathers in the home visiting process and indicates including fathers in home visiting programs is not only good for young children, it is an opportunity to positively impact the health and well-being of new fathers. The economic, social and emotional development, cognitive development, and academic achievement benefits for children when they have involved fathers are reviewed, as well as the role of fathers in modeling positive adult relationships. Strategies home visiting programs can use to promote the…
This tip sheet discusses how marriage and relationship education can assist youth as they initiate and manage their romantic relationships. It also provides helpful information for safety-net service providers on selecting appropriate programs and resources, as well as on engaging youth during the process. (Author abstract)
The nation's Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program is a federal/state/tribal/local partnership to promote family self-sufficiency and child well-being. In most states, approximately half of all child support orders are established and enforced by a federal and state financed child support enforcement entity known as the IV-D program (from Title IV-D of the Social Security Act). About one-third of all children in the United States will receive some assistance from CSE and approximately 58 percent of CSE cases involve never-married parents. Services are available to a parent with custody of a…