This study examined the implementation of five research and demonstration projects funded and managed by the Office of Child Support Enforcement.
Local demonstration sponsors were able to mount sizable initiatives to teach individuals and couples healthy relationship and marriage education skills and provide related services. Large numbers of married couples and unmarried individuals and couples attended classes and other activities to improve their relationships. Demonstration leaders involved many other organizations in support of their goals. They used existing networks or formed new coalitions of partners to help identify and refer individuals and couples for demonstration services or to meet the needs of individuals or couples referred to them by demonstration staff. Partners also supported community awareness campaigns on the relationship between healthy marriage and child well-being, and were a source of volunteers who served in various roles, including conducting classes and workshops.
Report Title: Piloting A Community Approach To Healthy Marriage Initiatives in Five Sites: Minneapolis, Minnesota; Lexington, Kentucky; New Orleans, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; and Denver, Colorado.
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Nancye Campbell, 202-401-5760
Performer: RTI International
Record ID: 9675 (Report completed December 15, 2010)