Candidates for IFS Friday Five

I'll be on vacation the next two Thursdays in the Canadian Rockies and won't be providing input 

Amy Joyce

2. How Paternity Leave Helps Dads and Babies Bond

By Maryam Abdullah

3. Unhappy Father’s Day: the dad-shaped hole in UK postnatal services


Bringing Baby Home: UK fathers in the first year after the birth 

Adrienne Burgess & Rebecca Goldman


Children’s National Hospital psychologist Eleanor Mackey, PhD

5. The kids who have never known life without Covid-19


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

2:00-2:45 p.m. Eastern Time

7. These Fathers are Unseen and Unsupported

Posted by Christopher A. Brown

8. Vatican releases suggestions for lengthier, revamped marriage preparation

By Cindy Wooden

9. 4 Reasons to Get Premarital Counseling

10. Romney Revamps His Family Security Act

11. 1 in 4 singles in 30s not willing to marry: Japan gov't survey

Thanks.  I'll provide my next input on July 7


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Professional Development Grants


2. Strengthening Partnerships Between Fatherhood and Human Services Programs to Improve Father Engagement

3. Forget the Great Resignation: The Great Renegotiation Has Begun as Parents Prioritize Employer-Sponsored Child Care Benefits

4. How mother-youth emotional climate helps adolescents cope with stress

by Marianne Stein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

5. What North Carolina counties have the highest marriage rates?

by: Braley Dodson

6. Getting Married? Let's Talk Taxes

Rocky Mengle

7. Why does this family-focused tax credit emphasize marriage and employment?

8. Season of birth is not related to risk of developing anxiety or depression

By Emily Reynolds


Upcoming Webinar

Reimagining Black Family and Child Well-Being in Research, Programming, and Public Policy
Wednesday, June 15, 2:00pm-3:30pm Eastern | Register here.


WEBINAR Replay: The Success Sequence: New Research Findings

10. When you're the mom of a high school senior

Suzanne Hayes


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Marriage, Divorce, and the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S.

Krista Westrick-Payne & Wendy D. Manning

2. The Success Sequence: New Research Findings

 Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

3. The Challenging Future of Long-term Care for Older Adults

Stuart M. Butler, PhD1

4. Agency: A Book Event with Ian Rowe and Yuval Levin

5. Leading the DRIVE: A Fatherhood Summit on Diversity, Reentry, Inclusion, Vision, and Employment

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Virtual Event , Jun 15, 2022 --Jun 16, 2022

6. 5 workplace behaviors that hurt your marriage

Mary Jo Rapini

7. Perspective: The benefits of marriage shouldn’t only be for elites

By Brad Wilcox and Chris Bullivant

8. Coparenting and Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education for Dads (CHaRMED) Project

Child Trends

9. Finding Love (and Marriage) by Accident in Upstate New York

Aileen Weintraub

10. 11th Annual NARME Summit   Salt Lake City, UT


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. The 21st Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) will be held virtually on June 1–3, 2022

2. Who Is Receiving Social Safety Net Benefits?

3. Tell The Post for Father's Day: What does it mean to you to be a man?

4. People Are Dating All Wrong, According to Data Science

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

5. Marriage rates for opposite-sex couples drop to lowest on record

By Laura Mowat, news reporter


Before you go down the aisle — the growth of marriage prep

Abigail Frymann Rouch

6. Is there finally some good news on the birthrate front?

By Lois M. Collins

7. 7 important life lessons learned from 'This Is Us'

Elizabeth Wellington - The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)


Call the Midwife star explains why Turner marriage resonates with fans

8. Does Living Together Before You're Married Make Divorce Less Likely?

9. Seven Spring Date Ideas

Marlee Arnold

10. Realizing the Dream: What Does the Success Sequence Have to Do with the Economic Welfare of Black and Hispanic Young Adults?

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM ET

Thanks. Have a great weekend!

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Nine Tips for Talking With Kids About Trauma

After a tragedy, kids will have questions. How do we respond?


2. Panel Discussion: Addressing the Children's Mental Health Crisis

HOSTED VIRTUALLY by  The Family Institute at Northwestern University 
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, 12:00 PM CST - 1:00 PM CST

3. The Importance of Family in Human Development—Interview with Delano Squires | VIEWPOINT


The Key to a Good Parent-Child Relationship? Low Expectations.

Arthur C. Brooks

4. How Married Couples Make Decisions about Charitable Giving

Stewardship is the operating name of Stewardship Services (UKET)

5. The nuclear family has failed

There is nothing conservative about atomisation


6. Military Families Push the Army to ‘Normalize Parenthood’

 Mariel Padilla

7. ‘Not been a great time for romance,’ with the fewest marriages in the United States since 1963

By MIKE STOBBE - AP Medical Writer


States Where Marriage Rates Plummeted During the Pandemic

Overall, the total number of marriages recorded in the U.S. in 2020 was the lowest it had been since 1963.

8. National Families Week – 15 to 21 May

9. Brad Wilcox: The Impact of COVID-19 on Family Trends in America

10. Are there data-inspired parenting ‘hacks’ — and should you use them?

Experts say data on child-rearing is complicated and may tell the average story, but not necessarily yours

By Lois M. Collins

11. How many marriages and divorces took place in 2020? 

Enjoy the rest of your day! Thanks.

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

John Cuddeback

2. Did child maltreatment fall under COVID-19?

Child Welfare Monitor 

3. Supporting Healthy Coparenting and Intimate Relationships in Fatherhood Programs

Monday, May 23rd from 1:30-3:00 PM, ET.

4.  How to discipline in the heat of a moment

Deborah Farmer Kris


May 14 Digital Wellness Symposium information and registration:

6. Stress Is Contagious in Relationships

Rosie Shrout, PhD

7. Social participation and marital satisfaction in mid to late life marriage

8. Over half of 20-somethings in South Korea don’t plan to have children after marriage–poll

9. What Makes a Good Marriage?

David T. Culkin Ph.D.

10. Good Jobs for Young Adults Can Boost Their Lifetime Earnings and Well-being

Gabriel Piña, Kristin Anderson Moore, Vanessa Sacks, Alison McClay

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

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

virtually on June 1–3, 2022 from 1:00–5:00 pm ET.


Family Stability - Bridging America's Social Capital Divide

3. How to Know if Your Child Is Being Bullied

Jamie Howard, PhD


Building Better Childhoods

4. Family Care Toolkit

5. American Community Survey Data for Nonprofits

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

6. Relationship Churning: Recognizing and Understanding On-Again/Off-Again Relationships

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

7. Married poor more stable than unmarried rich

8.  Variation in the educational consequences of parental death and divorce: The role of family and country characteristics 

Carlijn Bussemakers Gerbert Kraaykamp Jochem Tolsma

9. Young people call on the media to help them form and sustain healthy and dependable relationships

Fastn and Media Trust


11. New research highlights 'significant gap' in evidence about effectiveness of relationship education programs

by University of Exeter

12. Parenting With a Kind Mind: Exploring Kindness as a Potentiator for Enhanced Brain Health

Maria Teresa Johnson*, Julie M. Fratantoni, Kathleen Tate and Antonia Solari Moran

13. Average age to get married rises to 38.2, CSO finds

Bill (feeling better but  winded easily)

Candidates for the IFS Friday Five

Some of you know this: I had a sextuple bypass the day after Easter and got home last Fri. 
Feeling a little better already! Month+ recovery. Had to cancel our Ignatian Pilgrimage in May.
Feeling blessed, grateful for family, and glad to be back.

1. Understanding How Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Program Evaluations Have Measured Child Well-Being

Using Learning Cycles to Strengthen Fatherhood Programs: An Introduction to the Strengthening the Implementation of Responsible Fatherhood Programs (SIRF) Study

What Strategies Can Programs Use to Help More Dads Participate in Fatherhood Services?

2. That ‘homeless person’ could be someone’s son. Mine, for instance.

By Shannon Jones

3. Demonstrating the impact of a volunteer family support program: Insights from an RCT

Jayne Meyer Tucker, Rebekah Grace, Angela Styman and Joanna Schwarzman

4. What We Lose When We Conflate Child “Abuse” and “Neglect”

by , Molly Parker

The Southern Illinoisan

5. Why Kids Make the Best Philosophers

By Scott Hershovitz

6. Study investigates link between African American couples’ relationship quality and depressive symptoms

7. First-of-its-kind study compares domestic violence programs, finds promising results

Amie Zarling, a clinical psychologist and associate professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State.

8. Surface Force Helps Pregnant Sailors Thrive Through Artemis Program


Do You Have a Parent-Child Marriage?

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