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Secondary Data Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets, 2014-2015

Project Overview

OPRE awarded eight cooperative agreements to fund research to conduct secondary data analysis of archived ACF data, specifically the Building Strong Families (BSF), Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM), and Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (CHMI) datasets. The grantees are covering topics such as the economic benefits of marriage and relationship education (MRE) programs, child outcomes related to MRE, race/ethnic differences in marriage health and stability, and the experiences of fathers in MRE. Grantees will work collaboratively with their fellow grantees to move the field of research focused on strengthening families forward through the design of complimentary analyses and joint dissemination efforts.

The point of contact is T’Pring Westbrook.

  • Fatherhood: Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts

    Many programs within the Administration for Children and Families work with fathers to promote economic self-sufficiency and social well-being for them and their families. As a part of that work, we also implement rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to improve our understanding of how best to serve those fathers. This brief describes research and evaluation projects related to the Responsible Fatherhood grant program and noncustodial parents, and other research related...

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