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 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. A new brief from the Marriage Strengthening Research & Dissemination Center 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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Featured MAST Center Research May 28, 2020

Trends in Relationship Formation and Stability in the United States: Dating, Cohabitation, Marriage, and Divorce

Over the past several decades, patterns of union formation and dissolution in the United States have changed in notable ways. Patterns of dating, cohabitation, marriage, and divorce continue to change and evolve, presenting new challenges and opportunities for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners alike.

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Funding Opportunity Announcements from the ACF

Published June 10, 2020

The Office of Family Assistance (OFA), within the HHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF), has made funding available for…

Welcome to the MAST Center Website

Published May 28, 2020

Welcome to the Marriage Strengthening Research and Dissemination Center (MAST Center) website! Here you can learn more about what we…

Journal of Marriage and Family: 2020 Decade in Review

Published May 28, 2020

In February, Journal of Marriage and Family has released its 2020 Decade in Review issue, available to the public at…

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