Projects

Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation

2015-2022
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

A longstanding body of evidence shows that children do best when they are raised in stable, low-conflict, two-parent families. On the other hand, unhealthy romantic relationships can put parents and their children at risk.

For these reasons, since 2005, Congress has authorized funding for programs to provide healthy marriage and relationship education services. The funding is administered through the Office of Family Assistance within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It’s used to provide grants to programs that offer a mix of services, from relationship education for high school youth to marriage and relationship skills programs for adults. Some programs also address family economic stability by combining job and career advancement activities with relationship education services.

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Robert Wood

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Shawn Marsh

Shawn Marsh

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Angela  Valdovinos D'Angelo

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Ankita Patnaik

Ankita Patnaik

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Brian Goesling

Brian Goesling

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Cleo Jacobs Johnson

Cleo Jacobs Johnson

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Rebekah Selekman

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Scott Baumgartner

Scott Baumgartner

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Heather  Zaveri

Heather Zaveri

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