This project studied eight programs providing a similar model of marriage and relationship education and supportive services to low-income unmarried couples expecting a child together.
At 36 months after the couples enrolled, the evaluation found no pattern of positive impacts on outcomes in three key areas: the couples' relationship status and quality; parenting and father involvement; and outcomes for children.
Report Title: The Building Strong Families Project. The Long-Term Effects of Building Strong Families: A Relationship Skills Education Program for Unmarried Parents http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/the-building-strong-families-project-the-long-term-effects-of-building
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Nancye Campbell, 202-401-5760
Performer: Mathematica Policy Research
Record ID: 9965 (November 30, 2012)