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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Decreasing divorce in US Army couples: Results from a randomized controlled trial using PREP for Strong Bonds.

Published 2022

Findings from a large, randomized controlled trial of a couple education program are presented in this brief report. Married Army…

Are Federally Supported Relationship Education Programs for Lower-Income Individuals and Couples Working: A Review of Evaluation Research.

Published 2022

ACF has funded hundreds of community-based organizations to provide relationship education services to youth, young adults, cohabiting parents, and married…

An RCT of Dating Matters: Effects on Teen Dating Violence and Relationship Behaviors

Published 2022

This study presents results from a randomized controlled trial of Dating Matters, a comprehensive, multicomponent dating violence prevention model for…

Addressing toxic stress and trauma in Native Communities: The promise of home visiting

Published 2022

American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children face a disproportionately high risk of exposure to adversity during childhood, but also…

A Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities

Published 2022

Many Tribal communities have experienced deep, intergenerational trauma. Evaluation activities have generally been imposed on Native communities by funding agencies…

A Family-Strengthening Program for Low-Income Families: Final Impacts from the Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation

Published 2022

The Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) evaluation was launched in 2003 to test the effectiveness of a skills-based relationship education program…

Pathways-To-Outcomes: How Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Program Activities May Lead to Intended Outcomes

Published 2020

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) directed Mathematica to create a set of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE)…

Empowering Families: Implementation of an Integrated HMRE, Employment, and Financial Literacy Program for Low-Income Couples

Published 2020

Findings on The Parenting Center’s experiences designing and implementing Empowering Families, a program developed to offer integrated HMRE and economic stability services to couples raising children together.

Online Programs Improve Relationship Functioning for Distressed Low-Income Couples: Results From a Nationwide Randomized Controlled Trial

Published 2020

This study investigated the effectiveness of OurRelationship and ePREP, two web-based interventions for low-income couples.

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