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  • Integrating Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) and Employment Services: Design Choices of Two HMRE Grantees

    Published: May 24, 2018
    Healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) practitioners are increasingly interested in integrating relationship education workshops with economic stability services. In its most recent round of federal grant funding for HMRE services, the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) emphasized programs that offer both HMRE and economic stability services such as job and career advancement and financial literacy activities. Grantee staff must decide how to deliver services in each of these areas—either as separate workshops, integrated workshops, or a mix of the two.
  • Design for an Impact Study of Five Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs and Strategies

    Published: April 3, 2018
    The federal government has had a long-standing commitment to supporting healthy relationships and stable families. In the mid-1990s, Congress created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, which had the formation and maintenance of two-parent families as one of its core purposes. TANF provided...
  • Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services: An Evaluation to Improve Service Delivery and Effectiveness

    Published: January 5, 2017
    This fact sheet provides an overview of the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) evaluation. The evaluation will include detailed process and impact studies of healthy marriage and relationship education programs for youth and adults funded by ACF’s Office of Family Assistance. Those programs include...
  • Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) - Overview

    Published: May 13, 2015
    Research indicates that children and their parents fare better on a range of outcomes when living in stable, low-conflict, two-parent families. The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) provides grants to fund healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) programs to strengthen and improve the quality of relationships by offering a range of services from relationship education for high school students to marriage and relationship skills building for adult couples...