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

The Building Strong Families (BSF) evaluation assessed the impacts of eight programs offering a similar model of healthy marriage and relationship skills and support services to interested low-income unmarried parents around the time of the birth of a child. This report presents final impact results from data collected 36 months after couples enrolled in the study, and evaluates whether the interventions improved the quality of unmarried parents’ relationships, increased the likelihood that they remained together, and improved the well-being of children.

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