Resources

In support of the Resource Center's goal of promoting the value of healthy marriage and relationship education skills and encouraging their integration into safety-net service systems as a holistic approach to strengthening families, we maintain a Media Gallery, Virtual Library, Curricula guidance, Calendar of Events, and E-News Archive.

In addition to the above resources, the following websites may be helpful to agencies working to support healthy relationships in families:

The Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood initiative is part of ACF’s strategy to improve the lives of children. ACF funded a network of 90 organizations throughout the nation to provide comprehensive healthy relationship and marriage education services, responsible parenting, and job and career advancement activities to advance economic stability and improve the overall well-being of children and their parents.

The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed with experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information and training to support families.

The National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Network (NERMEN) website is designed to provide information on healthy relationship and marriage education efforts and resources available across the Extension system. NERMEN strives to support Extension educators, as well as our professional partners, who are working with youth and adults in relationship and marriage enrichment programming.

The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) provides leadership and support to professionals who work to assist individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.

The National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education (NARME) represents the interests of relationship, marriage, and family educators by facilitating collaboration, promoting training, and supporting public policy that strengthens marriages and families.

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is the oldest multidisciplinary, nonpartisan professional organization focused solely on family research, practice, and education. Membership includes researchers, demographers, marriage and family therapists, parent/family educators, university faculty, students, social workers, public health workers, extension specialists and faculty, ECFE teachers, clergy, counselors, K-12 teachers, and more.

Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. They feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.

The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) is an ever growing virtual portal of research on low-income and TANF families and an online hub for professional networking among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners who serve these populations. The SSRC aims to improve policy and practice in such areas as employment, education and training, and family self-sufficiency by improving access to field-tested, evidence-informed and evidence-based program strategies, and high-quality research and by fostering professional connectivity among its targeted audiences.

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has pulled together key tools, research and reports, and resources for public health and health communication professionals. Improving health communication and utilizing health technologies are essential to promoting individual and population health.

The National Transitional Jobs Network (NTJN) is a national coalition dedicated to getting chronically unemployed Americans back to work. They open doors to work through Transitional Jobs programs, research and evaluation, education and training, and policy advocacy.

 

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