This study evaluated implementation of healthy marriage demonstrations. The study examined three different approaches to implementing a healthy marriage initiative and showed how various organizations leveraged their strengths and abilities to get their projects up and running.
Performance Improvement 2009. How Do People Served by the Target Populations of Healthy Marriage Programs Vary By State and Region?
Policy-relevant statistics on marriage, divorce, childbearing, and low-income children were compiled, including national and regional benchmark estimates to help identify the distinctive characteristics of each state, information policymakers can use to better understand marriage patterns in their state and to design an approach that best serves
Performance Improvement 2009. What Do Sites Look Like That Implement Healthy-Marriage Services for Unmarried Expectant Couples?
This implementation evaluation examined the operation of the healthy marriage services for expectant low-income couples as part of the Building Strong Families (BSF) project. BSF project sites modified a program to incorporate BSF principles, added BSF practices as a program within an array of multiple programs, or established a new entity with B
Performance Improvement 2008. Appendix C - table of the studies in this report, organized by agency and office, indicating the Objective where the study may be found.
Elements of evaluation: Effective programs achieve results. Results derive from good management which requires good decisions. Good decision-making depends on good information. Good information requires good data and careful analysis. Creative project officers, skillful researchers, thoughtful and receptive leaders contribute to value-added e
Performance Improvement 2008. What Education Promotes Healthy Marriages Among Low-Income Stepfamily Couples?
This study developed a conceptual framework for healthy marriage education intervention with married stepfamily couples. Research indicated that children raised in stepfamilies do not fare as well as children raised by their married biological parents. The study reviewed research literature on stepfamily prevalence, characteristics, dynamics, mari
Performance Improvement 2008. Goal 3 - Promote the Economic and Social Well-being of Individuals, Families, and Communities
P ROMOTE THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING OF INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES This Strategic Goal seeks to protect life, family, and human dignity by promoting the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities; enhancing the safety and well-being of children, youth, and other vulnerable populations; and str
Strategic Goals and Objectives “PREVENTING DISEASE AND ILLNESS” Objective Title GOAL 1:
AGENCY ID TITLE G/O OBJECTIVE PROJECT OFFICER ACF-OCSE 7055 OCSE Responsible Fatherhood Programs: Early Implementation Lessons 7.3 Increase the involvement and financial support of non-custodial parents in the lives of their children Arnaudo, David ACF-OFA 8150
GOAL 7: Improve the stability and healthy development of our Nation’s children and youth Objective 7.1 Promote family formation and healthy marriages Objective 7.2 Improve the development and learning readiness of preschool children Objective 7.3 Increase the involvement and financial support of non-custodial parents
AGENCY ID TITLE G/O OBJECTIVE PROJECT OFFICER ACF-ACYF 8149
GOAL 7: Improve the stability and healthy development of our Nation’s children and youth Objective 7.1 Promote family formation and healthy marriages Objective 7.2 Improve the development and learning readiness of preschool children Objective 7.3 Increase the involvement and financial support of non-custodial parents in the lives of thei
Performance Improvement 2005. Implementing Programs to Strengthen Unwed Parents’ Relationships: Lessons From Family Connections in Alabama
This project identified and examined a variety of programs serving low-income, unwed parents, including programs that provided relationship and marriage focused services. The contract produced case study reports documenting examples of lessons that could be learned from operational programs with a focus on strengthening relationships and marriage
AGENCY ID TITLE G/O OBJECTIVE PROJECT OFFICER ACF-ACYF 8221 Synthesis of Findings: Title IV-E Flexible Funding Child Welfare Waiver Demonstrations 7.4 Increase the percentage of children and youth living in a permanent, safe environment Collins, Gail E. ACF-ACYF 8220
GOAL 7: Improve the stability and healthy development of our Nation’s children and youth Objective 7.1 Promote family formation and healthy marriages
Performance Improvement 2006. Service Delivery and Evaluation Design Options for Strengthening and Promoting Healthy Marriages
Increasing access to marriage education services is a major objective within the Healthy Marriage Initiative. A major goal of this project was to provide Administration for Children and Families (ACF) with better information about the range of existing programs, and to identify opportunities for potential expansion of services to low-income couple