Candidates for Friday Five

1. Call for Papers - ‘Transitions into Parenthood: Childbearing, Childrearing, and the Changing Nature of Parenting’


Call for Feedback: How the American Community Survey Collects Information


3 NCFR Members Recognized for Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families

2. Two Surprising Ways to Make Your Holidays Less Stressful

By Christine Carter  


Protecting your marriage during the holidays

Angela Davis, Julie Siple, Manda Lillie

3. Bush had ‘storybook’ marriage

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press


Dec. 11th Roundtable Discussion 

Improving Children's Health and Well-being through Private Sector Investments

5. Fatherhood Program Participants with Higher Dosage Levels Show Stronger Positive Outcomes

Jessica Pearson, Jay Fagan and Rebecca Kaufman


Who’s the bloke in the room?
Fathers during pregnancy and at the birth in the UK

6.Good News about Innovative Delivery of Brief RE Programs

Alan J. Hawkins

7.  Michael Spezio and Team Find Humility is Key to Flourishing Communities and Functioning Democracy

8. Live the Life: Marriage enrichment nonprofit helps save relationships, reduce Duval divorce rate
Beth Reese Cravey

9. The Father Factor: A Critical Link in Building Strong Families and Communities


10. TANF reform on the congressional radar

11. Child Support Cooperation Requirements in Child Care Subsidy Programs and SNAP: Key Policy Considerations

Rebekah Selekman and Pamela Holcomb

Emmie Martin 

13. Stanford Marriage Pact takes second stab at mastering love algorithm



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Candidates for Friday Five

1. Emotional suppression has negative outcomes on children

Sara Waters, Department of Human Development, WSU Vancouver

2. Kindness, emotions and human relationships: The blind spot in public policy

Julia Unwin 

3. Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients, Fiscal Year 2017


US: Statewide Data Indicators for Child and Family Services Reviews: Request for Public Comment (Public notice) 


4. Americans Value Their Family Identity over Religion, Race, Political Party, or Career, New National Survey Finds 

5. Congressional Briefing (next week)

Preventing Child Maltreatment through CAPTA

6. Integrating Healthy Relationship Education: A Course for Stakeholders
The National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families is excited to announce the launch of its revised online course

7. Evidence-Based Policymaking at the State Level A Guide for Governors

 Kathryn Reynolds & Kriti Ramakrishnan, Urban Institute 


9. Watson panel extols virtues of marriage

Profs point to social, economic benefits of marriage, some audience members raise concerns


10. Prescribing social activities to lonely people prompts ethical questions for GPs

Kimberley Brownlee and David Jenkins

11’Tis the season for proposals. And no, the bride’s parents aren’t obligated to pay for the wedding.

Michelle Singletary

12. The Concept Creep of ‘Emotional Labor’

The term has become a central part of an important conversation about the division of household work. But the sociologist who coined it says it’s being used incorrectly.


13. Enhancing Parenting Effectiveness, Fathers' Involvement, Couple Relationship Quality, and Children's Development: Breaking Down Silos in Family Policy Making and Service Delivery
First published: 08 November 2018


Tomorrow you can Watch the LIVESTREAM

The Father Factor: A Critical Link in Building Strong Families and Communities

Candidates for Friday Five

1. FRPN Grantee Report: Evaluating Mother and Nonresidential Father Engagement in Coparenting Services in a Fatherhood Program

Nov 2018 | Sarah Whitton, Kimberley Sperber, Karen Ludwig, Aaron Vissman & Harold Howard

2. Child Trends News Service: Engaging Parents Through Social Science and Television News

3. The truth behind long-term relationships revealed: Half of millennials make out their relationship is happier than it really is


80 relationship tips


The Family Institute at Northwestern University  

5. Multiple Intelligences Theory: Widely Used, Yet Misunderstood

Youki Terada

8. The Bridesmaids Are Multiplying



10. Research Grants
To support research on the self, virtue and public life, approximately 10 new research projects will be funded

11. How Do the Best Films of 1968 Look Today?


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