Between the avalanche of emotions and behaviors experienced by every family member and the stress of preparing for deployment, don’t be surprised if you feel completely overwhelmed. Planning proactively and putting the right systems in place before you leave will have a positive impact on how you and your family manage the long weeks and months while you are deployed.
This is the third in a series of six National Responsible Father Clearinghouse Spotlights, which provide tips for dads on deployment. The series is authored by Armin Brott, a former Marine, fatherhood author (Ask Mr.…
A father is referred to your program and seems interested but doesn’t follow up. A father enrolls but seems
to never show up to workshops. A father begins participating in workshops but stops attending somewhere
along the way. Sound familiar?
Fatherhood programs—like all social service programs—experience recruitment and engagement
challenges, and behavioral science has been proven to help. Behavioral science is the systematic study of
how humans behave in the real world. Research in the field deepens our understanding of how people make
decisions and what helps them follow through…
The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program helps people with prediabetes make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Working with a trained coach, participants learn to eat healthy, add physical activity into your life, and manage stress.
Meet people who completed the program and saw real results — more energy, less stress, and better checkups.
The Relationship Education Assessment assesses current understanding of relationship education as well as how relationship education is currently integrated into service delivery. The Relationship Education Assessment asks about knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding healthy relationships, relationship education, and relationship skill-building activities. If possible, give the assessment to individuals with a variety of positions in the agency or organization. This will help give a more accurate picture of individual and agency wide strengths and areas where there is potential for…
The following questions will assist the Resource Center’s efforts to evaluate strategies for promoting the integration of healthy relationship education into service delivery systems. By knowing more about particular agencies and individuals representing those agencies who attend the Integration Institute, we can better assess which characteristics are most effective in supporting the implementation of integration strategies related to healthy relationship education. (Author Abstract)
This toolkit uses a backdrop of significant historical events as a foundation for understanding perspectives, improving communication, and strengthening relationships when working with American Indian/Alaskan Native families, couples, and individuals. This toolkit will help service providers acquire cultural competence and covers important topics in the research literature with input from experts in the field. This toolkit provides practical suggestions for engaging and serving this population, particularly for incorporating healthy marriage and relationship education skills into service…
This guide addresses the importance of promoting healthy family and marital relationships as an effective strategy to improve interpersonal relationships and productivity in the workplace. This guide focuses on specific steps employers can take to support employees, enhance their interpersonal skills, and reduce family stress by improving coping skills. It also highlights promising practices by leading American companies that recognize the importance of investing in healthy relationships for both hourly workers and full-time staff. (Author abstract)
This annotated bibliography describes current research, from peer-reviewed academic journals, on the efficacy of healthy marriage and relationship education programs and services to inform safety-net stakeholders' efforts to integrate healthy marriage and relationship education into their existing services. This annotated bibliography is also intended to serve as a guide to promote awareness about research-based practices and resources that have been evaluated. (Author abstract)
This new toolkit from the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families uses a backdrop of significant historical events as a foundation for understanding perspectives, improving communication, and strengthening relationships with those in the African American community. This toolkit is grounded in current research and draws on the experience of practitioners to provide practical suggestions for engaging and serving this population, particularly for incorporating healthy marriage and relationship education skills into service delivery systems as part of a comprehensive family-…