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 January 14, 2021

An Introduction to Program Design and Implementation Characteristics of Federally Funded Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grantees

Characteristics of federally funded healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) grantees and their implementation strategies.

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Featured MAST Center Research August 18, 2020

Outcomes and Outcome Domains Examined in HMRE Evaluation Studies

The types and prevalence of evaluation outcomes that focused on individuals, couples, families, and communities in over 100 evaluations of healthy marriage and relationship education programs.

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Upcoming Webinar: Researcher-Practitioner Conversations: Disseminating Program Implementation and Outcome Evaluation Data from Beginning to End

Published January 19, 2021

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

Watch the Recordings: Non-Academic Career Paths for Researchers Studying Families and Relationships

Published January 19, 2021

The economic consequences of COVID-19 have profoundly changed the academic job market for emerging scholars. More than ever, emerging scholars…

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…

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…

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