Evaluation Resource Library

The Evaluation Resource Library houses a selection of resources from the broader field on HMRE-related outcome evaluations, HMRE implementation evaluations, and evaluation design, with several filter options to help users find what they need, including resources that are particularly helpful for graduate students and early-career professionals in fields studying relationships and families.


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The Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation: Final Implementation Findings

Published 2022

The SHM evaluation includes a rigorous random assignment research design that compares outcomes for families who are offered SHM’s services…

The Long-Term Effects of Building Strong Families: A Relationship Skills Education Program for Unmarried Parents

Published 2022

The Building Strong Families (BSF) evaluation assessed the impacts of eight programs offering a similar model of healthy marriage and…

The Building Strong Families Project: Initial implementation of couples-focused employment program.

Published 2022

The Couples Employment (CE) project, operated by the Center for Urban Families (CFUF) in Baltimore, Maryland, addressed whether a voluntary…

MotherWise: Implementation of a Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Program for Pregnant and New Mothers

Published 2022

This report presents findings on the development and implementation of MotherWise, an HMRE program designed to serve low-income pregnant women…

Implementation of Two Versions of Relationship Smarts Plus in Georgia

Published 2022

This report presents findings on the implementation of the Relationship Smarts Plus 3.0 (RS+) curriculum in two high schools in…

Impact of Couples-Based Family Strengthening Services for Incarcerated and Reentering Fathers and Their Partners.

Published 2022

This brief summarizes findings on the impact of couples-based family strengthening services in four prison-based programs from the Multi-Site Family…

Exploring Programmatic Moderators of the Effectiveness of Marriage and Relationship Education Programs: A Meta-Analytic Study.

Published 2022

This meta-analysis explores programmatic moderators of the effectiveness of marriage and relationship education (MRE) programs. Outcomes related to program dosage,…

Effects of Relationship Education on Maintenance of Couple Relationship Satisfaction

Published 2022

This article critically evaluates the evidence on the efficacy of relationship education (RE) in achieving its stated objective of helping…

Design for an Impact Study of Five Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs and Strategies

Published 2022

The Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) evaluation is a five-site, random assignment evaluation of HMRE programs funded by…

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