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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Family Strengthening Research FY2018 Annual Report

Published November 22, 2019

This OPRE report provides an overview of many of the federal studies focused on HMRE and other related programs, and describes the major research investments of OPRE’s Division of Family Strengthening through Fiscal Year 2018. 

OPRE Research in 60 Seconds

Published November 13, 2018

This video introduces the release of two impact studies from the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation that included a…

Parents and Children Together: Effects of Two Healthy Marriage Programs for Low-Income Couples

Published June 4, 2018

ACF conducted the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Healthy Marriage (HM) study to provide rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of HMRE services for low-income families.

The Protecting Strong African American Families Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Rural African American Couples

Published April 9, 2018

This study presents results from a randomized controlled trial of the Protecting Strong African American Families (ProSAAF) program, a family-centered intervention designed to promote strong couple, coparenting, and parent-child relationships in two-parent African American families.

Evidence and Equity: Challenges in Research Design

Published November 1, 2017

This brief discusses research disparities between easier-to-study populations and harder-to-study, more marginalized groups, and presents four strategies to address these research disparities.

Learning About Love: A Meta-Analytic Study of Individually-Oriented Relationship Education Programs for Adolescents and Emerging Adults

Published August 16, 2017

This meta-analytic study draws on 17 control-group studies and 13 one-group/prepost studies to evaluate the effectiveness of relationship education programs on adolescents’ and emerging adults’ relationship knowledge, attitudes, and skills.

Parents and Children Together: Design and Implementation of Two Healthy Marriage Programs

Published October 20, 2016

This report describes program design and implementation of two Healthy Marriage programs that are part of the Parents and Children…

Considerations for Collecting Outcomes Data from Parents in Complex Families

Published June 1, 2015

The Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Models and Measures project developed recommended measures for assessing the outcomes of healthy marriage…

Considerations for Collecting Outcomes Data from Adolescents

Published June 1, 2015

The Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Models and Measures project developed recommended measures for assessing the outcomes of healthy marriage…

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