Research showing the advantages to children of being raised by both parents in healthy, stable relationships has led to an increase in couple-based programs designed to enhance relationship or co-parenting skills. The Strengthening Families Evidence Review was undertaken to identify and systematically review studies of family-strengthening programs.
This research identified 54 studies of 39 programs serving low-income couples. Investigators gave seven studies high or moderate ratings, 18 low ratings, and the remaining 29 were unrated studies, either because they did not include participant outcomes or they were additional sources and overlapped with a rated study.
Report Title: Catalog of Research: Programs for Low-Income Couples,
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Nancye Campbell, 202-401-5760
Performer: Mathematica Policy Research
Record ID: 9913 (June 18, 2012)