Archived Webinars

Our webinars feature experts from the field that connect you with new research, best practices, and innovative service integration strategies. Our webinars are free and allow both presenters and audience members to participate remotely.

The following are free recordings and resources from past webinars. To learn more and register for upcoming webinars, visit our Calendar of Events.

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Intergenerational Coparenting: Supporting Young Parents
A teen mother, her baby, and the baby's grandmother in a park smiling

Young parents face many obstacles when raising children, and they require the support of family, friends, and partners. The webinar, with presentations from leaders in research and field work, will help service providers support young parents with regards to building healthy coparenting relationships, balancing intergenerational influences, and caring for children.

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Improving Employment Outcomes: Healthy Relationship Skills Matter, June 9, 2016
A father embraces his wife, daughter, and son in a sunny living room

Interpersonal skills, such as communication and conflict management, are as important in family relationships as they are in the workplace. This is particularly true for hard-to-place individuals facing other barriers to employment. Helping individuals build life skills is important for 1) strengthening relationships among family members, which reduces stress and improves work performance, and 2) improving relationships and interpersonal dynamics at work.

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Integrating Healthy Relationship Education in High School and College, February 25, 2016
Three teenage boys and one teenage girl on the bleachers outside of a high school

This webinar discussed the benefits of integrating healthy relationship education in high school and college. It featured presentations from leaders in research and field work with the goal of helping service providers understand the impacts of healthy relationship education for youth and young adults, and highlighted successfully integrated programs. The presentation also featured free Resource Center resources that provide general information and raise awareness about the importance of addressing healthy relationships at an early age.

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Strengthening Incarcerated Families through Healthy Relationship Education, September 23, 2015
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This webinar explored the importance of providing healthy relationship services to incarcerated inmates and their families. It highlighted two state agencies, Ohio Department of Corrections and New Jersey Department of Corrections, discussing strategic partnerships and promising practices for working with incarcerated inmates and their families. The webinar also highlighted free research-based resources and technical assistance available to support service providers in integrating healthy relationship education skills into service delivery system as part of holistic approach to strengthening families.

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Working With American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals, Couples, and Families, June 23, 2015
An American Indian mother smiles and holds her baby

This webinar presentation provided information to help service providers acquire cultural competence and cover important topics with input from experts in the field while providing practical suggestions for engaging and serving this population, particularly for incorporating healthy marriage and relationship education skills into service delivery systems as part of a comprehensive family-centered approach to promoting self-sufficiency. It also highlighted free research-based resources and technical assistance available to support service providers in integrating healthy relationship education skills into service delivery system as part of a holistic approach to strengthening families.

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Family Financial Empowerment, March 25, 2015
A husband and wife discuss financial management with a piggy bank in the foreground

This webinar featured an overview of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s free toolkit, Your Money, Your Goals; highlighted a new training offered by the Resource Center as part of our four-part series on healthy marriage and relationship skills--Financial Management; and shared the efforts of a service provider working to strengthen families through the use of financial education. It also highlighted free research-based resources and technical assistance available to support service providers in integrating healthy relationship education skills into service delivery system as part of a holistic approach to strengthening families.

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Stronger Families Through Healthy Relationships, Positive Parenting, and Economic Stability, September 23, 2014
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This webinar explored the complimentary roles that healthy relationship, positive parenting, and economic stability play in serving social service delivery systems as part of a holistic approach to strengthening individuals and families. Speakers educated safety-net service providers and other stakeholders on the role of healthy relationship education in reducing tension and improving communication between parents; shared strategies and promising practices regarding integration of healthy relationship education and parenting skills into service delivery systems to support families in their efforts to achieve economic stability; discussed experiences of dads participating in responsible fatherhood and healthy relationship education programming in an effort to strengthen relationships with their children; and highlighted resources and programs funded by the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) to support individuals, families, and communities in creating positive environments for children.

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Making It Work: How Relationship Skills Support Economic Self-Sufficiency, May 13, 2014
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This webinar explored how integrating healthy marriage and relationship education skills can lead to more stable employment for individuals and more productive workplaces for employers. It highlighted the Resource Center’s Promoting Healthy Relationship Skills for Employees: A Guide for Workforce Professionals and featured the experience of direct service providers. The speakers discussed strategies and promising practices for agencies and stakeholders on integrating healthy marriage and relationship education skills into workforce and employment programs, and establishing relationships with employers.

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Expert Panel: Working with African American Individuals, Couples, and Families, February 20, 2014
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This live Expert Panel webcast was a moderated panel discussion that brought together nationally recognized experts and practitioners to address cultural competencies, discuss strategies to improve services, and highlight free resources to support efforts to strengthen families.

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Strengthening Relationships and Families Following Incarceration, December 10, 2013
A pre-teen boy hugs his mother, leaning his head on her shoulder

This webinar explored the importance of supporting clients during reentry using an approach that incorporates healthy relationship and family strengthening, economic self-sufficiency, and responsible parenting components. Speakers also discussed strategies and promising practices for stakeholders working with ex-offenders to integrate healthy relationship education into existing services and highlighted a new research-to-practice brief, Healthy Relationships, Employment, and Reentry, from the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families.

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Promoting Child Well Being and Permanency Through Healthy Relationships, September 12, 2013
A mother and father sit in the park with their son and daughter

This webinar highlighted a multi-state effort designed to integrate healthy relationship education into the child welfare system. It explained different strategies for and shared the benefits and lessons learned from integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into existing safety-net services. In addition, the webinar highlighted free research-based resources--including curriculum--and training available to support social service providers in their efforts to improve outcomes for the children and families they serve.

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Moving Healthy Relationship Education "Up and Out," August 22, 2013
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This webinar shared strategies for engaging and gaining "buy-in" from supervisors, colleagues, and community partners in integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into existing services. It highlighted research, tips, and ideas on how to educate, inform, and include both internal and external partners; and explained the importance and benefits of partnerships in the integration process. It also provided an overview of ways the National Resource Center can help agencies' integration efforts.

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Successful Strategies for Working with Latino Families, July 30, 2013
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This webinar explored Latino culture and values, discussed best practices for engaging and retaining Latino families in services, explored strategies for integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into safety-net services, and introduced the new Working with Latino Individuals, Couples, and Families: A Toolkit for Stakeholders, along with other free resources and products available from the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families.

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First Steps to Integrating Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education, May 14, 2013
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This webinar highlighted the planning and development stages of integrating healthy marriage and relationship education into safety-net services. Guest speakers who launched integration efforts in different settings described how relationship education fits with their agencies’ missions, what their initial development looks like, and where they see their efforts leading in the future. They discussed strategies for initiating the integration of healthy marriage and relationship education into safety-net services and solutions to overcoming challenges. This webinar also provided an overview of resources and products available from the National Resource Center to further support efforts to integrate healthy marriage and relationship education into safety-net services.

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Healthy Relationships and Financial Management--What's the Connection?, February 12, 2013
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This webinar discussed why financial management is a critical healthy marriage and relationship skill. It explored useful tools and resources to help clients build assets and increase financial literacy, and discussed ways to help clients use these tools to increase self-sufficiency and strengthen relationships. Examples of helpful integration strategies for safety-net service providers were provided. This webinar also provided an overview of new resources and products available from the National Resource Center.

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Healthy Relationship Education - What, Why, and How It's Part of Strengthening Families, December 17, 2012
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This webinar was designed for Federal, State, Tribal, and Local agency administrators and social service providers. It explored the value of healthy marriage and relationship education skills for couples and families, as well as strategies for integrating these skills into safety-net service systems as a holistic approach to strengthening families. The featured guest presenter was James P. Marshall, Associate Professor - Family Life, University of Arkansas. This webinar also introduced new resources and tools that are available from the National Resource Center.

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Promising Practices for Encouraging Child Health and Safety via Integration of Relationship Education
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This webinar was designed for agencies and providers focused on helping parents and caregivers promote child well-being and safety. It provided information about promising practices for integration of marriage and relationship education into services for parents and caregivers that promote child well-being and safety; and the featured guest presenter for this webinar was Connie Schlittler, Chief Information Officer, Oklahoma Department of Human Services. This webinar also provided an overview of the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families, its website, resources, and objectives.

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Promoting Resiliency in At-Risk Youth: Promising Practices for Encouraging Healthy Relationships via Integration of Relationship Education into Services for Youth, August 27, 2012
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This webinar was designed for agencies and providers who work with adolescents and young adults. It provided information about promising practices for integration of marriage and relationship education into services for youth and young adults; and the featured guest presenter for this webinar was Gilbert Chavez, Program Manager, Child Support Initiatives, Texas Office of the Attorney General. This webinar also provided an overview of the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families, its website, resources, and objectives.

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Promising Practices for Encouraging Economic Stability via Integration of Relationship Education Focused on Encouraging Healthy Couple, Co-Parenting, and Marital Relationships, August 20, 2012
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This webinar was designed for agencies and providers who work to promote economic self-sufficiency.  It provided information about promising practices for integration of marriage and relationship education into services that promote economic self-sufficiency and financial stability; and the featured guest presenter for this webinar was Melanie Reese, Coordinator, Utah Commission on Marriage, Department of Workforce Services, Office of Work and Family Life. This webinar also provided an overview of the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families, its website, resources, and objectives.

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Promoting Child Health and Safety: Why Healthy Couple, Co-Parenting, and Marital Relationships Matter to Caregivers and Children, June 25, 2012
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This webinar was designed for agencies and providers focused on helping parents and caregivers promote child health and safety. It provided information about how healthy couple and marital relationships impact children directly and indirectly through parenting quality, what relationship education looks like in this domain, and how it can be integrated into services to better promote family stability and child health and safety. This webinar also provided an overview of the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families, its website, resources, and objectives.

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How Healthy Couple, Co-Parenting, and Marital Relationships can Promote Family Economic Self-Sufficiency, June 18, 2012

This webinar was designed for agencies and providers focused on helping adults achieve economic self-sufficiency. It provided information about how healthy couple and marital relationships promote family economic stability, what relationship education looks like in this domain, and how it can be integrated into services to better promote economic self-sufficiency in adults. This webinar also provided an overview of the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families, its website, resources, and objectives.

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