Centering Positive Youth Development to Enhance Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education ProgrammingPublished 2023
The potential benefits of integrating the Positive Youth Development framework into healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) program recruitment and retention, curriculum content and delivery, staff facilitation, and evaluation.
Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Katherine Graham, Wendy Manning, Susan L. Brown, and Krista K. Westrick-Payne The transition to adulthood has lengthened,…
Parent Relationship Quality and Youth Behavioral Adjustment: Exploring Parental Supportiveness as a Mediating FactorPublished 2023
Yiyu Chen and Mindy E. Scott Research finds positive associations between parents’ relationship quality and child behaviors across family structures…
A Tool to Support Culturally Responsive Evaluation Planning in Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education ProgramsPublished 2022
A worksheet that is supplemental to the “Introduction to Culturally Responsive Evaluation” brief providing HMRE evaluation teams with a brief explanation of and guiding questions for each step in the CRE framework.
An Introduction to Culturally Responsive Evaluation for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education ProgramsPublished 2022
An overview of the foundational concepts of culturally responsive evaluation (CRE), why CRE matters for HMRE programming and evaluation, how it can be applied in evaluations, and other evaluation approaches that complement a CRE approach. This brief also has a corresponding worksheet for HMRE evaluation teams to help them incorporate CRE into their evaluation.
What recent research tells us about stepfamilies in the United States, how they form, how they differ from other family types, the data-related challenges in measuring and describing them, and implications for HMRE programs designed to support stepfamilies.
Unique Aspects of Adolescent and Young Adult Romantic Relationship Attitudes, Experiences, and QualityPublished 2022
What recent research tells us about adolescents’ and young adults’ relationship attitudes and experiences, key aspects of their relationship quality, differences from those in older age groups, and implications for research and HMRE programming.
Data snapshot highlighting teens’ expectations for cohabitation, marriage, and childbearing using data from the 2017-2019 National Survey of Family Growth.
Video highlighting changing trends in dating, cohabitation, marriage, and divorce in the U.S., and why they matter for healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) programs.