Healthy Marriage Organizations
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Organizations that provide information and resources that promote healthy marriages. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@Childwelfare.gov. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3061
Phone: (703) 838-9808
Fax: (703) 838-9805
The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy, representing marriage and family therapists in the United States, Canada, and abroad. The AAMFT facilitates research, theory development, and education. It also develops standards for graduate education and training, clinical supervision, professional ethics, and the clinical practice of marriage and family therapy.
Center for Law and Social Policy
1200 18th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202) 906-8000
Fax: (202) 842-2885
The Center for Law and Social Policy's work is concentrated on family policy and access to civil legal assistance for low-income families. Family policy projects include welfare reform, child welfare, and couples and marriage.
Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education
5310 Belt Road NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20015-1961
Phone: (202) 362-3332
The Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education (CMFCE), Smart Marriages, is dedicated to making marriage education more widely available to the public. The Coalition serves as an information exchange and clearinghouse to help couples, professionals, clergy, and lay educators to locate marriage and relationship education courses, training programs and resources that promote the effectiveness of marriage education courses.
In addition, CMFCE Smart Marriages supports community marriage education initiatives, legislation and research that will promote the effectiveness of marriage education courses and increase their availability in the community.
National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network
300 Carlton Street
227 Hoke Smith Annex
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602
Phone: (706) 542-7566
Fax: (706) 542-1799
The National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network's (NERMEN) mission is to provide research-based resources and promote partnerships to advance the knowledge and practice in relationship and marriage education.
The Network is an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES).
National Marriage Project (The)
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400766
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4766
Phone: (434) 321-8601
Fax: (434) 924-7028
The National Marriage Project (NMP) is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and interdisciplinary initiative. The Project's mission is to provide research and analysis on the health of marriage in America, to analyze the social and cultural forces shaping contemporary marriage, and to identify strategies to increase marital quality and stability.
The Dibble Institute
P.O. Box 7881
Berkeley, California 94707-0881
Toll-Free: (800) 695-7975
The Dibble Institute promotes relationship training for youth especially in the context of dating and romantic connections. Dibble’s goal is help young people build a foundation for healthy romantic relationships and lasting, positive family environments by serving as a clearinghouse for the field and via training, education, and the development of research-based materials for schools and other youth settings.