The FRAMING Research project is a five-year effort designed to take stock of existing and ongoing research on healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood (HMRF) programs and related fields, pinpoint key learning gaps, and identify top priorities for addressing those gaps.
The project team will take stock of existing and ongoing research on healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood (HMRF) programs and related fields, pinpoint key learning gaps, and identify top priorities for addressing those gaps. The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) and the Office of Family Assistance (OFA), both within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), have partnered with Mathematica and its subcontractor Public Strategies to conduct the study.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
The FRAMING Research project team will collect and synthesize information through literature reviews, stakeholder meetings, expert consultations, and technical work groups. The team will collect the information iteratively, regularly updating the literature review and consulting with experts and stakeholders (including federal officials and practitioners) at various points throughout the project. In addition, the project team will draft a series of briefs and white papers to explore key topics related to HMRF programming that emerge during the course of the project.
Evidence & Insights From This Project
Using the Principles of Adult Learning to Enhance Health Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programming (Issue Brief)
This brief highlights five strategies based on adult learning theory that HMRF program developers and facilitators can use to support participants’ engagement and learning. It also explores specific ways programs can implement these strategies, along with concrete tips and examples.Learn More