Factors Impacting Program Retention

By Sarah Hokanson

Bottom-Line First: A recent study of a home-based couple relationship education program for lower income couples looked at factors that predicted early drop-out and session attendance. About a quarter of couples dropped out after the first session. This drop-out rate is not much different from what has been found in other studies, despite the more flexible delivery system. Younger couples and cohabiting couples were more likely to drop out. And interestingly, more committed couples were more likely to drop out early. Continue reading “Factors Impacting Program Retention”

Recruitment and Partner Participation in Online Relationship Education

By Sarah Hokanson

 Bottom-Line First: Different methods of recruitment for online relationship interventions brought in participants with different individual and relationship characteristics. In addition, individuals whose partners did not participate together in the online program differed in individual and relationship characteristics from those who had partners did participate. Continue reading “Recruitment and Partner Participation in Online Relationship Education”

Effectiveness of the Family Foundations Co-parenting Education Program

By Sarah Hokason

Bottom-Line First: Several studies have shown the effectiveness of the Family Foundations co-parenting education program. A just-released study shows that an online version, Military Family Foundations, also has positive outcomes. This blog reviews a set of studies on this program showing specific positive outcomes for individuals, couples, parents, and children. Continue reading “Effectiveness of the Family Foundations Co-parenting Education Program”

Cultural Relevance in Couple Relationship Education Courses

Understanding African-American Participants

By Sarah Hokanson

The Bottom-Line First: A recent review of relationship education programs serving large numbers of African-American couples shows how including culturally relevant components in our relationship education courses can lead to greater positive outcomes for participants. Continue reading “Cultural Relevance in Couple Relationship Education Courses”