Candidates for Friday Five

1. Building Upon the Resilience of Hispanic Families During COVID-19

Tue, Jul 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

2. Both Sides of the Critical Race Theory Debate Are Abandoning Black Children | Opinion



Donna K. Ginther, Astrid L. Grasdal, Robert A. Pollak 


Learning About Hardships, Financial Strain and Social Support Among Parents with Children in Head Start from the FACES Fall 2019 Data Collection

This brief, using nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2019), explores how families experience and perceive available resources and whether the measurement of constructs such as material hardship, financial strain, and social support provide better predictors of family and child well-being than measuring household income alone.

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Learning About Head Start Children and Families from the FACES Fall 2019 Data Collection

This report provides a national picture of the children attending Head Start in fall 2019 and their families. It shares information about the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) study, including the background, design, methodology, assessments, and analytic methods, as well as detailed descriptive statistics in a series of tables on children and their families.

Read the Report >

6. This is a reminder that the Call for Proposals for the Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) 2022 is open!

Submitting a proposal for the first time or want a refresher?

Join OPRE for a virtual information session on Thursday, July 22 from 4:00–5:00 pm ET to hear more about the conference, conference tracks, proposal types, and tips for a successful proposal. After registering, you will receive a confirmation from and a calendar invitation from with the session login details. The information session will be recorded. Register Here

7. From like to love: Two-thirds of romantic couples start out as friends

OR the journal article

The Friends-to-Lovers Pathway to Romance: Prevalent, Preferred, and Overlooked by Science



9. One in five women say COVID impacted on plans for having children

By Jewel Topsfield

10. Relief Foundation provides marriage counseling to 222,000 youths

  • Key Programmatic Elements of Father Engagement to Promote Self-Sufficiency (KEEP Fathers Engaged)



  • 12. 
  • China making marriage easier, divorce harder


    13. What introverts married to extroverts need to know

    Mitchell Qualls



    Candidates for Friday Five

    1. Request for public comment re Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures

    A Notice by the Children and Families Administration, HHS

    2. 2021 NARME SUMMIT

    San Antonio, Texas, July 21 – 23 – NARME Summit

    3. The state of American friendship: Change, challenges, and loss

    Daniel A. Cox

    5. Leading Fatherhood Organization Lights a FLAME in Inland Empire, CA

    By Healthy Relationships California

    7. Most Marriages Survive a Spouse's Brain Injury
    Cara Murez, HealthDay Reporter

    9. What Happened to Peanut Butter and Jelly?
    Ashawnta Jackson

    10. Exploring Census Data: How Americans Spend Leisure Time

    Thursday, July 22, 2021 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (ET)

    11. ‘The Way We Are Now 2021’ report from eharmony and Relate 

    12. Learn how to run The Marriage Course online or in person!

    Date: Wednesday, July 21

    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CT (12:00 p.m. ET, 10:00 a.m. MT, 9:00 a.m. PT)

    BTW, speaking of courses/programs, this week marks the 31st anniversary of the first Navy PREP training


    Candidates for Friday Five

    1. Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) 2022 Call for Proposals


    Promising Practices for Strengthening Families Affected by Parental Incarceration: A Review of the Literature

    2. American men suffer a friendship recession

    Daniel A. Cox | National Review

    3. Love: How the feeling of power determines happy relationships

    Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg via ScienceDaily

    4.Effect of a Universal Postpartum Nurse Home Visiting Program on Child Maltreatment and Emergency Medical Care at 5 Years of Age
    A Randomized Clinical Trial

    W. Benjamin Goodman, PhD1; Kenneth A. Dodge, PhD1; Yu Bai, PhD1; et al

    5. Premarital and Couples: “Marriage is not just spiritual communion . . .

    Chandrama Anderson

    6. High Rollers and spouses attend Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat

     Senior Master Sgt. Paula Macomber

    7. The Ideal Job-Seeker Norm: Unemployment and Marital Privileges in the Professional Middle-Class

    Aliya Hamid Rao

    8. Adjunct - Marriage and Family - Online - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Job Description

    Make a Difference at Grand Canyon University


    National Marriage Week USA Executive Director Job Description

    9. The Longest Presidential Marriage In U.S. History Turns 75 Today


    10. Lean In and Listen Up: How Can We Strengthen North Carolina’s Early Intervention, Early Childhood, and Mental Health Services?

    NC Child

    11. Help for loved ones divided over politics


    Candidates for Friday Five

    1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2021 MAST Center Small Grant Program

    2. Work-to-Family Conflict and Children’s Problems with School, Friends, and Health: Household Economic Conditions and Couple Relationship Quality as Contingencies

    3.  Parental Relationships Spectrum*

    4. The difference a father makes

     Mona Charen

    5. Family Research Council Welcomes Jennifer Bauwens as Director of the Center for Family Studies, Releases New Publication on Ethical Principles for the Helping Profession

    6. Intimacy Anorexia and how to handle it in marriage

    Mitchell Qualls

    7. On Marriage and Divorce (Part 2)

    Paul Skallas

    8. How to Help Your Marriage Last

    9. Enduring qualities of spouses shape behavioral interactions, predict relationship satisfaction

    by Bob Yirka , Medical Xpress

    10. 10 fun things to do to celebrate your anniversary



    Candidates for Friday Five

    1. Kids Count Data Book 2021: State Trends in Child Well-Being: 

    podcast iconEpisode 54: Howard Markman and Scott Stanley

    Howard Markman and Scott Stanley are internationally recognized researchers who have authored over 100 publications and whose work has spanned over four decades. During this episode, they talk about their many years of collaboration including the development of the PREP® curricula for relationship ...

    3.Unhappy marriages can be fatal, increasing male death rate by 19%: Israeli study


    Perceiving marriage as successful may help husbands live longer

    Nancy Clanton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    4. How gender norms and job loss affect relationship status
    Michele W. Berger

    5. The surprising history of home economics, from industry to diplomacy
    Rachel Newcomb

    6. Parents may underestimate impact of involving adolescent children in conflicts

    Sara P. Brennen

    7. The Most Effective Way to Thank Your Significant Other
    Paul Nicolaus, The Atlantic

    8. Perspective: I grew up with an absent father. Now I’m especially grateful for Father’s Day

    By Bethany Mandel

    9. The GOP Needs To Become Invested In Family Policy

    JUNE 18, 2021 By The Federalist Staff

    10. Forget race or class, marriage is the big social divide
    Edward Davies

    11. On Marriage and Divorce (Part 1) The Divorce Wave

    12. Improved couple satisfaction and communication with marriage and relationship programs: are there gender differences?-a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Zeinab Javadivala 1, Hamid Allahverdipour 2, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi 3 4, Somaye Azimi 5, Neda Gilani 6, Vijay Kumar Chattu 7

    13. Be prepared for the challenges of marriage


    14. Median Age at First Marriage: Geographic Variation, 2019 

    Author: Krista K. Payne


    What Do the Left and Right Get Wrong About Family Policy?

    An online event at 7pm ET on Thursday, June 24 hosted by Michael Toscano and featuring Christine Emba, Leah Libresco Sargeant, and Joe Waters.