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 November 29, 2022

An Introduction to Culturally Responsive Evaluation for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs

An overview of the foundational concepts of culturally responsive evaluation (CRE), why CRE matters for HMRE programming and evaluation, how it can be applied in evaluations, and other evaluation approaches that complement a CRE approach. This brief also has a corresponding worksheet for HMRE evaluation teams to help them incorporate CRE into their evaluation.

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Featured MAST Center Research September 29, 2022

Defining and Measuring the Complexity of Stepfamilies in the United States

What recent research tells us about stepfamilies in the United States, how they form, how they differ from other family types, the data-related challenges in measuring and describing them, and implications for HMRE programs designed to support stepfamilies.

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EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: The 2023 MAST Center Graduate Internship Program

Published September 23, 2022

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Applications are now due by 5:00 PM ET Friday, September 30, 2022 The MAST Center is pleased to…

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MAST Center’s 2022 Professional Development Grants

Published May 2, 2022

APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 15, 2022 BY 5:00 PM ET The MAST Center is pleased to announce the call for applications…

Meet Our 2021 Small Grant Program Award Winners!

Published October 27, 2021

The MAST Center is pleased to announce the winners of our 2021 Small Grant Program for emerging scholars in fields related…

EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: The 2022 MAST Center Graduate Internship Program

Published September 17, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Applications are now due by 5:00 PM ET on Friday, October 1, 2021 As part of our efforts…

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