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 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)
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)
Marriage and relationship education (MRE) andresponsible fatherhood (RF) programs share the goalof improving the lives of children by strengtheningthe interpersonal skills of their parents. The origins of these program areas are distinct: MRE beganprimarily as a way to prepare couples for marriagewhereas RF was originally designed to prepareunmarried fathers to reconnect with their childrenand families. However, a common purpose has emerged between the two fields. According to the U.S. Census, more than 2.5 million children areraised in families without their biological father. This statistic…
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…
This proclamation by Michael A. Nutter, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, declared March 2009, as Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Month.