Fostering Trust with Program Participants and Serving LGBTQ+ Youth: Highlights from the Third FRAMING Research Technical Work Group on Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education
Fatherhood, Relationships, and Marriage – Illuminating the Next Generation of Research (FRAMING Research)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
On July 26, 2022, ACF convened a third HMRE technical work group (TWG) for the FRAMING Research Project. The group included eight individuals, including both researchers and practitioners, with expertise in delivering HMRE programs to youth and adults, conducting research on HMRE programs, and serving youth who identify as LGBTQ+. This brief describes the discussion at the meeting, which focused on fostering trust among HMRE program participants and making HMRE programs more inclusive for LGBTQ+ youth. These topics emerged from the project team’s review of the relevant literature, discussions with experts in the field, and discussions with ACF about agency priorities. The day concluded with TWG members participating in a brainstorming session on research priorities related to fostering trust and serving LGBTQ+ youth.
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