About the MAST Center

The Marriage Strengthening Research and Dissemination Center (MAST Center) conducts research on marriage and romantic relationships in the U.S. and healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) programs designed to strengthen these relationships.

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Featured MAST Center Research 2020

Outcomes and Outcome Domains Examined in HMRE Evaluation Studies

This brief reviews over 100 evaluations of healthy marriage and relationship education programs. The researchers identified the types and prevalence of evaluation outcomes that focused on individuals, couples, families, and communities.

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Featured MAST Center Research 2020

An Overview of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Curricula

When designing and implementing a healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) program, one of the most important decisions program providers need to make is which curriculum to implement. This brief reviews the design of 21 HMRE curricula implemented in formally evaluated programs. The brief is designed to help HMRE program providers and the evaluators that work with them better understand and assess various aspects of HMRE curricula.

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NCFR 2020: Networking for Emerging Scholars with HMRE Researchers and Practitioners

Published October 12, 2020

Hosted by the MAST Center and NCFR November 12, 2020 4:00pm – 5:00pm CT Register by October 26, 2020 The…

MAST Center at RECS 2020

Published October 12, 2020

See the MAST Center and members of our team at virtual RECS 2020 (October 13-15 and 19-22, 2020): Visit our…

Continuing Conversations: Non-Academic Career Paths for Researchers Studying Families and Relationships

Published October 4, 2020

This free, virtual 4-part series will introduce graduate students and early career investigators (“emerging scholars”) to some of the non-academic…

Webinar 9/24/20: Communicating Through Implementation Challenges: Conversations for Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

Published September 10, 2020

Join the MAST Center for the second webinar of a three-part series on research-practitioner partnerships throughout the evaluation life cycle.…

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