Projects

Building Strong Families: Strengthening Unmarried Parents' Relationships

2002-2013
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

Strengthening and stabilizing the relationships of low-income couples has emerged as a focus of national policy development and testing. If unmarried parents receive support to fulfill their aspirations for stable, healthy lives together, there could be important benefits for child well-being.

The Building Strong Families (BSF) project tested whether well-designed interventions can help interested couples fulfill their aspirations for a stable, healthy relationship, and whether success in achieving that goal can enhance child well-being, increase fathers’ involvement with their children, and lead to more healthy and sustained relationships among unmarried parents.

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