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

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) conducted the Parents and Children Together (PACT) Healthy Marriage (HM) study to provide rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) services for low-income families. Recognizing that programs are always changing and developing, the study seeks to provide a building block in the evidence base to guide ongoing and future HMRE program design and evaluation. The PACT HM impact results are not intended to determine whether HMRE programs as a whole are effective, because the program’s included in the study are not representative of all HMRE grantees or HMRE programs more broadly. (Edited source introduction)

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