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”

Viewing Relationship Education through the Lens of Social Poverty

By Alan J. Hawkins

The Bottom-line First. I have waited anxiously for Sarah Halpern-Meekin’s new book, Social Poverty, since I first heard her describe the study and writing project three years ago. I wasn’t disappointed. Her analysis of low-income parents’ lives and their experiences trying to strengthen their relationships for the sake of their children provides a clearer lens with which to view relationship education and federal policies to help low-income couples strengthen their relationships. Continue reading “Viewing Relationship Education through the Lens of Social Poverty”

Improving Couples’ Relationship Leads to Improved Coparenting

by Devan Clayton

The Bottom-line First. The ultimate benefit of relationship education may be improving the well-being of children. A recent study shows how a home-visiting program for rural African American couples not only improves their relationship, but that an improved relationship leads to better coparenting. Continue reading “Improving Couples’ Relationship Leads to Improved Coparenting”

For the Children: Does Couple and Relationship Education Influence Child Well-Being Through Enhanced Couple Functioning?

by Hailey Palmer

The Bottom-Line First: The Supporting Father Involvement program is a co-parenting, preventative intervention aimed at strengthening the couple relationship and increasing the quantity and quality of fathers’ involvement. An evaluation study published just last month reported that the Supporting Father Involvement program reduces couple conflict and by so doing leads to less harsh parenting which leads to fewer child behavior problems. Continue reading “For the Children: Does Couple and Relationship Education Influence Child Well-Being Through Enhanced Couple Functioning?”