- Married and Poor
- Fragile Families and Child Well Being Study
- Strengthening Fragile Families – BrookingsThe rise of fragile families—families that begin when a child is born outside of marriage—is one of the nation’s most vexing social problems. In the first place, these families suffer high poverty rates and poor child outcomes. Even more problematic, the very groups of Americans who traditionally experience poverty, impaired child development, and poor school achievement have the highest rates of nonmarital parenthood—thus intensifying the disadvantages faced by these families and extending them into the next generation.
- The Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation: Early Impacts on Low-Income Families
- Start a Marriage and Relationship Education Program
- Designing a Marriage Education Demonstration and Evaluation for Low-Income Married Couples
- “Building Strong Families: Guidelines for Developing Programs.” Mathematica Policy Research, August 2004, Alan M. Hershey, Barbara Devaney, M. Robin Dion, and Sheena McConnell. Document No. PR04-50, 30 Pages
- “What We Know About Unmarried Parents: Implications for Building Strong Families Programs.”
- “Strengthening Relationships and Supporting Healthy Marriage Among Unwed Parents.”
- Redirecting Welfare Policy Toward Building Strong Families.Strengthening Families – Urban Institute
This brief argues that welfare reform has not gone far enough to encourage two-parent families and responsible fatherhood. In fact, some of its own policies discourage this behavior. Furthermore, many poor families with young children are already struggling to stay together against the odds. Eventually, the majority of these families break up. By intervening early, government could help these fragile families scale the most common barriers to remaining intact over the long haul.
- Tossed on a Sea of Change: A Status Update on the Responsible Fatherhood Field
As a result of changing funding requirements, rapidly evolving program priorities, and increasing demands for evidence-based practice, the field of responsible fatherhood has, in some sense, lost its center of gravity. It has been “tossed on a sea of change.” Ron Mincy assesses the field and helps chart the course for the future.
- Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers
Fathering is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the promotion of knowledge about fathers and families as well as practice and outreach to fathers. The journal publishes original empirical (quantitative and/or qualitative) and theoretical papers as well as practice-oriented articles and analytic literature reviews. Fathering is intended for researchers, practitioners, teachers and students in the behavioral and social sciences and those whose research examines any intersection of men’s lives and the parenting role in the broadest sense. The journal considers scholarly submissions especially in the disciplines of psychology, human development, family studies, sociology, social work, demography, anthropology and social history.
- Fatherhood Initiatives: Connecting Fathers to Their Children
- Promoting Fathers’ Engagement With Children: Preventive Interventions for Low-Income Families
- Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
- Responsible Government: Investing in the Well-being of Black Fathers, Families and Communities
- A Typology of Domestic Violence: Intimate Terrorism, Violent Resistance, and Situational Couple Violence
- Developing Domestic Violence Protocols
- Making Distinctions Among Different Types of Intimate Partner Violence: A Preliminary Guide