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 August 18, 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 June 16, 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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MAST Center & Partner Posters from NCFR 2020

Published November 30, 2020

MAST Center and partners from Child Trends and the National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR) presented posters at…

Webinar 12/2/20: Researcher-Practitioner Conversations: Disseminating Program Implementation and Outcome Evaluation Data from Beginning to End

Published November 24, 2020

Join the MAST Center for the third and final webinar of a three-part series on research-practitioner partnerships throughout the evaluation…

New Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood Grantees Announced

Published November 19, 2020

On September 30, 2020, the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) announced 113 grant awards to organizations in 30 states to…

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

Published November 12, 2020

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

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