When children are surrounded with secure relationships and stimulating experiences, they draw from that environment to become confident, caring adults. Find related organizations and tips and resources for strengthening marriages.
Healthy Marriage Initiative
Administration for Children and Families
Information on the benefits of healthy marriage, research and resources, healthy marriage education, and how to support healthy marriages in your community.
Healthy Marriage Organizations
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Contact information for organizations that provide information and resources for strengthening families and promoting healthy marriages.
National Resource Center for Healthy Marriages and Families
Offers a variety of tools and resources designed to educate social service providers about the benefits of integrating healthy marriage and relationship skills education into existing services. Training and technical assistance, program development, materials for clients, a full research library, and other resources are also available.
Early Lessons From the Implementation of a Relationship and Marriage Skills Program for Low-Income Married Couples (PDF - 516 KB)
Gaubert, Knox, Alderson, Dalton, Fletcher, & McCormick (2010)
Presents early findings from the Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Demonstration Evaluation and provides an overview of the early implementation from the eight demonstration programs providing SHM services.
Expanding the Family Circle
University at Albany, School of Social Welfare
Teaches a framework for the experienced caseworker to integrate a culturally competent family-centered approach to casework practice. The training offers skills and strategies for working with all members of a family system and includes a curriculum, activities, trainer's manual, and participant workbook.
Healthy Marriage Tips
National Healthy Marriage Institute
Offers free subscriptions to the monthly Healthy Marriage Tips E-Newsletter and weekly Date Night E-Newsletter.
Long Distance Relationships and Separated Tours: When Couples Live Apart
Family Liaison Office, U.S. Department of State
Provides suggestions for members of the Foreign Service facing a geographic separation from their mate.
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science
Includes information on communication for couples, marriage preparation, and resources for stepfamilies.
Marriage Matters® Newsletter
Ohio State University Extension
Articles organized by topic or issue date. Topics include Couple Talk, Before You Begin, Blissful Togetherness, Matters of the Mature Heart, The Next Time Around, and A New Chapter.
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center
Helps individuals and couples who choose marriage gain the knowledge and skills necessary to build and sustain a healthy marriage.
The Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation: Early Impacts on Low-Income Families (PDF - 1034 KB)
Hsueh, Alderson, Lundquist, Michalopoulos, Gubits, Fein, & Knox (2012)
Presents 12-month impact results from a demonstration designed to strengthen marriages among low-income married couples with children. Impact on family well-being is also examined.
A Win-Win Partnership: MRE and Child Protective Services (PDF - 279 KB)
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (2010)
Provides advice on building partnerships between child protective services and marriage and relationship education (MRE) and incorporating child welfare services into MRE programs.
Includes publications from 2009 to present