tag:billcoffin.org,2013:/posts Coffin Corner 2019-10-10T01:34:31Z Bill Coffin tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1464380 2019-10-10T01:34:31Z 2019-10-10T01:34:31Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Podcast: Re-imagining America’s Safety Net




2. EVIDENCE INDICATES UNPAID CAREGIVERS MAY HAVE AN ELEVATED RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

By
 Ottawa Heart Institute




3. Can we strengthen marriage? Lessons from the Culture of Freedom Initiative in Jacksonville, Florida
 




4. 

Thoughts on the Typical Meaning of Predicting Divorce

 

Dr. Scott Stanley




5.  Good parenting reduces anti-social behaviour, new study suggests

Jonathan Williams





6. The number of people in the average U.S. household is going up for the first time in over 160 years

BY RICHARD FRY




7.  Care Comes with the Mail

Zoey Poll





8.  6 Major Signs Your Toddler Sees A Happy Marriage, According To Experts

By Ashley Jones




9. Deployments Ruin Military Families
 
Mark Stoneman  





10. JMFT Virtual Issue

Chronic Illness and Collaborative Care




 
11. What Jane Austen Thought Marriage Couldn’t Do

SHANNON CHAMBERLAIN



OR

Jane Austen's Daily Mirrors of Marriage

by Haley Stewart






Lisa A. Gennetian, Lina Guzman, María A. Ramos-Olazagasti, and Elizabeth Wildsmith
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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1462416 2019-10-03T17:24:12Z 2019-10-03T17:24:13Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Webinar: Supporting Parents of Children with Special Needs





2. This is a major (and insane) reason why Millennials and Gen Z are reluctant to get married

CW Headley




3. Resident Single Parents: Mothers & Fathers

Bowling Green State University  National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR)  





4. REVOLUTIONARY MEN

Pat Fagan, Ph.D.  

 




5. Modification to the Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets Funding Opportunity Announcement


OR

Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness


OR

Using Data to Understand Your Program





6. Taking Account of Different Relationship-Belief Patterns in Relationship Education

By Sarah Hokanson





7. Guest Op-ed: Couples get discount for pre-marital education

By Paul Schvaneveldt





8. How Many People Like You Are Married? 

CHASE at Overflow Data  






9. (or save for next week?

Can we strengthen marriage? Lessons from the Culture of Freedom Initiative in Jacksonville, Florida





10. Farm Family Stressors: Private Problems, Public Issue
by Bonnie Braun, Ph.D.

OR

Is There a Fatherhood Wage Premium? A Reassessment in Societies With Strong Male‐Breadwinner Legacies






11. Marriage: The Best Health Supplement of All

Anne Gagliano 





12. First Things First: What women are looking for in a mate

Julie Baumgardner




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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1459823 2019-09-26T21:11:00Z 2019-09-26T21:11:00Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. The Marriage Strengthening Research and Dissemination Center (“MAST Center”) Networking Events at NCFR




2. Why love ends
 





3. How to Become a Scientist of Your Own Emotions

 JILL SUTTIE





4. Research Recap: Caregiving in Military and Veteran Families
 
Alla Skomorovsky, Jennifer Lee and Lisa Williams



OR

Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society  


OR

RELATIONSHIPS FOR READINESS: MFLN VC 2019





5. We Must Find Experiences That Reverse Brain Changes Caused By Early Adversity

Professor Seth Pollak 



OR

Children who face adversity have better long-term health if they have enough positive childhood experiences too

By Sara Jane Aubrey




6.  TRIGGER HAPPY


7. Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity (2019)



OR

Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth  



 

8. Poverty Declined in 14 States and Puerto Rico in 2018






9. Context may explain why dads are happier and less stressed than moms

Katie Bohn, PSU





10. How to Move Past Conflicts with Your Partner
 





11. A healthy relationship can be tough when your child is a teenager, but you need to put the work in

ABC Life / By Amy Gray




Thanks.
Bill

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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1456859 2019-09-18T21:34:55Z 2019-09-18T21:34:56Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. 2019 NCFR Annual Conference Session Abstracts Now Available Online




2. Are wages rising, falling, or stagnating?

Richard V. Reeves, Christopher Pulliam, and Ashley Schobert  Brookings





3. Cardiac Caregivers: Invisible and In Need

 Karen Bouchard, PhDHeather Tulloch, PhD, C.Psych  Thrive Global





4. Video: How to Help Your Kids Understand Forgiveness

Susan Harris, Kelly Whalen & Maryam Abdullah

Watch Here





5. Here's What Young People All Over the World Say They Want Most in a Partner

 BELINDA LUSCOMBE, Time




6.  A Short History of Love

THESCHOOLOFLIFE.COM





7. China’s changing family structure: Dimensions and implications

Nicholas Eberstadt  AEI





8.  Challenging Trends of Mental Health Disorders in Children and Youth: A Webinar 


OR

September 26, 2019 ,11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET
 
Report Release Webinar

Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-being for Children and Youth





9. Marriage in America Is a Luxury

Charles Fain Lehman  





10. UT Study: How Happy Couples Argue
 


OR

What are the Marital Problems of Happy Couples?A Multimethod, Two-Sample Investigation



 
11.  Pessimism about family life could hurt society and families, experts say of survey results

 Lois M. Collins , Deseret News  




12. Married CEOs are more committed to social issues than non-married peers

by Claire Hall, University of Connecticut




 

Thanks

Bill


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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1454317 2019-09-12T00:15:29Z 2019-09-12T00:15:30Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. A Crisis Of Care: As America Gets Older, Who Will Pick Up The Slack?

Susan Davis  


OR

Caregiver stress: The crucial, often unrecognized byproduct of chronic disease

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-09-caregiver-stress-crucial-unrecognized-byproduct.html





2. What are the factors that affect learning at your school?


Lauren Bauer  







3. 

RELATIONSHIPS FOR READINESS: MFLN VC 2019

MILITARY FAMILIES LEARNING NETWORK









4.

Poverty Rate for People in Female-Householder Families Lowest on Record


JOHN CREAMER AND ABINASH MOHANTY
   




OR




OR














6. How Training Just for Dads Helps The Whole Family

Juli Fraga



OR

FRPN Webinar: Findings from FRPN-Funded Projects 3: Engaging Mothers in Coparenting Interventions: Challenges, Characteristics of Mothers Who Engage & Outcomes

Sep 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 2-3:30 PM ET







7. 

Marriage No Longer Ignored in Ontario’s Sex-Ed Curriculum











8. The journalism industry needs to invest in childcare, especially for conferences









9. 
Register for the webcast

September 16, 2019
1:30-3:00 (Eastern)

Virtual Workshop

Children’s Mental Health and the Life Course Model








Aug 2019 | Francesca Adler-Baeder, Julianne McGill, Ami Landers, Rachel Odomes, Alexander, Chan, Sallye Longshore, Nancy Buckner & Faye Nelson









11. Friday, September 13, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Fifth annual American Family Survey: Myths about families, plus what Americans really think about paid family leave








12.

Are Federally Supported Relationship Education Programs for Lower-Income Individuals and Couples Working?


Alan J. Hawkins







13. I may be viewing this tomorrow (Thurs) afternoon



Thanks
Bill







Bill Coffin

301-625-7737 | 301-518-5657 | billcoffin68@gmail.com

billcoffin.org

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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1452219 2019-09-05T20:22:36Z 2019-09-05T20:22:36Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Are federally supported relationship education programs for lower-income individuals and couples working? A review of evaluation research

Alan J. Hawkins





2.  A User’s Guide to the Family Empowerment Leadership Academy (FELA) Resources 





3. “Meet Them Where They Are” Building Protective Factors for the Future





4. Happiness study raises fears over children's mental health

By Joe Lepper






5.Understanding the Marriage–Cohabitation Gap in Income Pooling: Evidence from 29 European Countries

Patrick Präg,Katia Begall,Judith Treas





6. ‘The Great Scattering’: How Identity Panic Took Root in the Void Once Occupied by Family Life

Mary Eberstadt





7. The Fragile Families & Child Wellbeing Study releases restricted use contract data to the public





8. Alexis Ohanian, father of Reddit, on the importance of family leave and being a dad

By Jeneé Osterheldt, Globe Columnist
 




9. Annual report highlights ways to support service members, veterans and families





10.  Marriage may decrease risk of developing dementia, study says
Deborah DiSesa Hirsch, HealthDay News




11. Do Unmarried Women Face Shortages of Partners in the U.S. Marriage Market?
 


 


12.  Beliefs about uncommitted sex may put marriages at risk

ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE


Beliefs about uncommitted sex may put marriages at risk

BY: KATHLEEN HAUGHNEY






13.  Greenwood, Jeremy, Nezih Guner, and Karen Kopecky. 2019. 
"The Wife's Protector: The Effect of Contraception on Marriage during the 20th Century."
 University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-28






Thanks!
Bill

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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1449882 2019-08-29T21:59:19Z 2019-08-29T21:59:19Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. The Evolution of Family Policy: Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Hopes for the Future



OR use the entire issue




2. Last Call for Proposals: Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)






3. September 12, 2019  1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. ET
 
Stakeholder Event

Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society





4. The ugly, exhausting reality of parenting, and why we hide it from our children

 Nefertiti Austin


OR

When kids grow up: How to support adult children without hovering  

Jennifer Breheny Wallace

OR use the entire section!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/   (complete section in Wed paper)


 

5. Many U.S. Households Do Not Have Biggest Contributors to Wealth: Home Equity and Retirement Accounts

JONATHAN EGGLESTON AND DONALD HAYS
 





6. VA hosts relationship enhancement workshops for Veterans and their intimate partners


 



7.  Scaling up Evidence-Based Interventions in US Public Systems to Prevent Behavioral Health Problems: Challenges and Opportunities

Abigail A. Fagan Brian K. Bumbarger Richard P. Barth Catherine P. Bradshaw Brittany Rhoades Cooper Lauren H. Supplee Deborah Klein Walker



8. Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s – consultation document




9. Short, low-cost online parenting skills program may cut corporal punishment of children

Professor Seth Scholer of Vanderbilt University





10. Labor Day: September 2, 2019





11. The Latest Education-Policy Fad Amounts to Social and Emotional Engineering

By MAX C. EDEN

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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1447564 2019-08-22T22:38:22Z 2019-08-22T22:38:22Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. NURTURING RESILIENCE THROUGH A STRONG COMMUNITY

August 27 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

Free



 2. 35 Children's Books That Teach Empathy And Kindness
Caroline Bologna  

OR

Nurture curiosity to develop efficient learning

 
 Professor Susan Engel


 
3. 

Secondary Analyses of Strengthening Families Datasets

OPRE/ACF




4. Free Training Programs Help Child Welfare and Mental Health Professionals Build Their Capacity




 PreventConnect discuss this new resource. Listen here: https://wp.me/paIkbP-5Y2
 

6.

Do We Need a New Roadmap for Getting Older?


 

7. 

Letting Go of the Past to Embrace an Unknown Future

 Beverly Willett  





OR


Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity



 

9. 

Family Instability and Children’s Social Development








11.  Spouses Report Earnings Differently When Wives Earn More



12. 

What’s driving more women to drink?



13. 

Marriage Rate Dropping in China, 200 Million Adults are Single

By Ryan Gandolfo

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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1445297 2019-08-15T23:22:51Z 2019-08-15T23:22:52Z Candidates for Friday Five

Aug 2019 | Francesca Adler-Baeder, Julianne McGill, Ami Landers, Rachel Odomes, Alexander, Chan, Sallye Longshore, Nancy Buckner & Faye Nelson





2.  Love In An Age Of Information Overload

PHILLIP JOHNSTON





3. 8 Must-read marriage blogs

Dr. John Van Epp and Dr. Morgan Cutlip 





4. What fifty years of no-fault divorce has gotten us




5. Growing old and back in the ‘bouncy house,’ more grandparents are raising grandkids

By Robert Weisman





6. Male violence: early childhood development predictors
 
Research by Paul Golding and Hiram E. Fitzgerald  





7. How do social and emotional skills develop in youth?

Helyn Kim and Katherine M. Ross






8. Research and Evaluation Capacity Building: A Resource Guide for Child Care and Development Fund Lead Agencies (Revised 2019)





9. First Things First: What people are thinking about marriage

 Julie Baumgardner 





10.  Texas Tech professor says parent involvement linked to student success in the classroom
 
Katie Main  




Thanks.

Bill

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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1442531 2019-08-08T15:51:34Z 2019-08-08T15:51:34Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Home learning environment supports language development in early childhood and predicts academic success at age 10

Research by Professor Catherine Tamis-LeMonda





2. Assessment and Mapping of Community Connections in Home Visiting

AUTHORS: KRISTINA ROSINSKY, REBECCA MADILL, LAUREN SUPPLEE, SARA SHAW, WEILIN LI,
EMILY CANTRELL, OTHERS





3. How Cultural Differences Shape Your Gratitude

BY KIRA M. NEWMAN

 


4. Social Science Is Not Enough







5. A picture of marital bliss? Survey finds many married couples are happy





6.  Here's how much it costs to get married in 25 of the biggest US cities
Hillary Hoffower




7. JMP Discussion of Alison Toop’s “Is Marriage Incompatible with Political Liberalism?”

David Shoemaker





8. Policy tradeoffs in the paid family leave debate

 Angela Rachidi





9.  Child and Family Development Research - Fiscal Year 2018







11. Advancing a System of Prevention to Achieve Health Equity





12. Higher Peaks in Relationship Education

Alan J. Hawkins 




13. 3 Steps to Help Dads Deal with “Dad-Shaming”

Posted by Christopher A. Brown



or

One-handed snag by dad ...
Dad reflexes are no joke, guys. This Phillies fan joins a long list of dad legends who have made impressive bare-handed grabs with a baby in the other hand. Watch
 


Thanks.

Bill😎
OBX



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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1440144 2019-08-01T22:00:03Z 2019-08-01T22:00:03Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. I shouldn't have had to fight to be a stay-at-home mom. We need family-friendly policies

Beverly Willett, Opinion contributor  





2. School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health: Proceedings of a Workshop
 


OR

Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity








3. Exploring Relational Reconciliation Processes in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Families

David C. Dollahite  Loren D. Marks  Betsy Hughes Barrow





4. How divorce is destroying the finances of Americans over 50
 
By Ben Steverman
Bloomberg  




5. Stanford profs: U.S. income inequality is only getting worse. Now what?
 
SHANA LYNCH  






6.  Language Development In Infancy Is Differently Influenced By Mothers And Fathers





7.  The future of the city doesn’t have to be childless

Hanna Love and Jennifer S. Vey





8. Monthly and Average Monthly Poverty Rates by Selected Demographic Characteristics: 2015
 



9. Biking to the altar: Houston man proposes by taking girlfriend on bike ride spelling-out 'marry me'

By Peter Dawson





10. What Teens Gain When They Contribute to Their Social Groups

Research suggests that adolescents thrive when they can make a meaningful difference in their communities.

BY MEGHAN LYNCH FORDER




Thanks.

Bill 😎
OBX

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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1437217 2019-07-25T22:40:04Z 2019-07-25T22:40:05Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society 

Board on Children, Youth, and Families   




2. New federally funded clinics emphasize abstinence, natural family planning

 Ariana Eunjung Cha  




3. 5 Unexpected Lessons I Learned While At The Ballpark

Suzanne Hayes  





4. 2019 NARME Summit Opening Remarks by Board Chair Julie Baumgardner





5. Does social and emotional learning require public schools to talk about faith?

Frederick M. Hess  






6. Marriage rate in China hits record low as more people get married later
 




7. It's About Trust: Low-Income Parents' Perspectives on How Pediatricians Can Screen for Social Determinants of Health


OR

Lessons Learned When Building the Evidence for a Child Welfare Practice Model

Berenice Rushovich, Karin Malm




8. Sound Finances in College and Adulting

Greta Anderson






9. The Prevention Green Paper: A chance to turn talk into action



OR




10.  QA: Learning and Practicing Empathy and Compassion

Interview with Sunny Smith, MD, co-medical director of the UC San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic




 





Thanks...till next week...


Bill

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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1434195 2019-07-18T22:46:27Z 2019-07-18T22:46:28Z Candidates for Friday Five
*1. Fleet and Family Support Program Celebrates Four Decades of Service
(Ann O'Keefe is in the middle in the white sweater, the CNO's wife is on the far right)





2. How Learning Collaboratives Can Help Address Today’s Pressing Policy Challenges

Matthew Stagner  





3. Introducing Greater Good Parenting Videos: Raising Caring, Courageous Kids

SUSAN HARRIS, MARYAM ABDULLAH, KELLY WHALEN  





4. Key co-parenting skills




5.  What is a 21st Century Family? 

Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court





6. 'Seventeen' Finds Success With YouTube Strategy

Melynda Fuller
  




7. Study: Well-behaved kindergartners earn more as adults
 
Amelia Harper  





8. 7 Secrets of a Happy Marriage Revealed by a Relationship Expert

Amy Milnes  





9. What You Lose When You Diss the Public Good of Marriage

ALAN J. HAWKINS

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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1431335 2019-07-11T16:11:22Z 2019-07-11T16:11:23Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Fatherhood: Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts in the Administration for Children and Families




2. APR Update: Nearpod Technology: A Way to Connect With, Teach, and Assess Your Students

Deborah Gentry, Ed.D., CFLE, NCFR Academic Program Liaison




3. MFRI Podcasts
 






4. America’s safety net needs a new vision

by Clarence H. Carter





5. Natural Play Spaces Can Benefit Children’s Health, UT Study Finds
 



6. Love and falling in love: building family happiness from the courtship
 




7. Marijuana policies are changing, but they are not always based on scientific knowledge

 DIANA H. FISHBEIN, ELIZABETH LONG AND SHARON KINGSTON  





8. Love and Marriage: Latest poll shows how Russians view matrimony and divorce
 



9. On average, older adults spend over half their waking hours alone

BY GRETCHEN LIVINGSTON





10. Why the law protects liars, cheats, and thieves in personal relationships
 





11. Practical perspectives on ‘A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty’
 




12 Call for Proposals for Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)




13. Study Examines Drinking’s “Secondhand” Effects





Thanks.

Bill


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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1427480 2019-07-03T21:17:55Z 2019-07-03T21:17:56Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Unequally into “Us”: Characteristics of Individuals in Asymmetrically Committed Relationships


2. 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book
2019 State Trends in Child Well-Being

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation





3. Getting Your Marriage Retirement-Ready NOW
 
Sammi Trujillo





4. First ever marriage review to free-up dream wedding venues
 


OR

  Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (pp19-22)


 


5.  It’s a Graduation! Bklyn Dads Complete Program that Helps Them Reconnect with Their Kids
  
Andrea Leonhardt  





6. 5 Benefits Of Letting Your Kids Make A Mess That Prove Housework Is Overrated




7. Do you still live with your parents? Odds are you're from the Northeast

Grant Suneson
 





8. Should We All Take the Slow Road to Love?

Tara Parker-Pope  






9. Tying the knot? Some couples may face a ‘marriage tax penalty’






10. Marriage Matters: Co-habit? Ultimate cost-benefit question
  
 James and Audora Burg  





Enjoy the rest of your vacation. 😎

Bill

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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1425253 2019-06-27T18:50:04Z 2019-06-27T18:50:04Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Six facts about wealth in the United States

Isabel V. Sawhill and Christopher Pulliam


OR

An interactive exploration of the geography of prosperity

Ryan Nunn, Jana Parsons, and Jay Shambaugh




2. Understanding and Reducing the Impact of Political Polarization on Families
 
Tuesday, July 18 // 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT  





3. Married to debt: Couples are taking out loans to pay for their weddings

 Abha Bhattarai

 





4.Memory Bridge Documentary Airs on Amazon PRIME that Reveals New Way to Communicate With People Who Have Dementia Featuring Celebrated Canadians Jean Vanier and Dr. Sue Johnson.

 
 https://www.memorybridge.org/the-films/ available on Amazon Prime




5. Why money won’t fix the poverty problem

ANDY COOK @AndyCook_CSJ





 
6. HOW (NOT) TO POST YOUR KIDS' LIVES ON SOCIAL MEDIA






7. Divorce is more than financially devastating, it can also ruin your mental health

SAIRA PEESKER



OR

MFRI advisory council member helps launch military children’s book




 

8. Why millennials may be conservatives at heart
 
Kathleen Parker  





9.  How the Church can better respond to the problem of domestic violence

Mary Farrow





10. The Divorce Rate Is at a 40-Year Low, Unless You’re 55 or Older

Jo Craven McGinty  






11.  Helping Teenagers Feel 'Connected' to School Yields Benefits 20 Years Later

By Sarah D. Sparks





12.  Happily Ever After: Marriage & Divorce Statistics by State
June 12, 2019
Ryan DiMillo  

https://www.lifestorage.com/blog/moving/marriage-rates-divorce-rates-by-state/
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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1422260 2019-06-20T19:23:23Z 2019-06-20T19:23:23Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Changing Families: A Preventive Intervention Perspective




2. 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return
 

OR

What this viral video shows us about early development and fatherhood

Katharine B. Stevens



 


Jun 2019 | Richard A. Chase 






4. Family Strengthening Scholars

HHS-2019-ACF-OPRE-PR-1563






5. Multidimensional Deprivation in the United States: 2017

BRIAN GLASSMAN 


OR

Women More Likely to Have Multiple Jobs

JULIA BECKHUSEN
 


 

6. Better Schools Won’t Fix America

Like many rich Americans, I used to think educational investment could heal the country’s ills—but I was wrong. Fighting inequality must come first.

NICK HANAUER 





7. Fathers’ work and family conflicts and the outcomes for children’s mental health

Liana Leach





8. Grandparents’ Child-Care Fee Coming in 2020

Péter Cseresnyés





9. More than half of the world’s poor are children

Katharina Fenz and Kristofer Hamel






10. Reforming Child Support to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families

Vicki Turetsky


Thanks.

Bill

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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1419770 2019-06-13T01:54:26Z 2019-06-13T01:54:27Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. 

Webinar Next Week:

To learn more about this release, check out our recently updated release notes and FAQs, and join a live demo of data.census.gov on 6/20 at 2pm ETD.


 

2. How to Teach Siblings to Resolve Their Own Arguments

By Steve Calechman





3. 2019 IARR Mini-Conference: Positive Action in Relationships






4. Want To Be Happily Married? Expert Counselors Just Revealed the 8 Things You're Doing Wrong

 Chris Matyszczyk


OR

Marriage Matters: ‘The Thing’ that makes marriage work

James and Audora Burg

 
 


5. RAND reports on how educators view social and emotional learning

 



6. 8 facts about American dads

GRETCHEN LIVINGSTON AND KIM PARKER





7. Standards of Evidence for Conducting and Reporting Economic Evaluations in Prevention Science

  • D. Max CrowleyEmail author
  • Kenneth A. Dodge 
  • W. Steven Barnett 
  • Phaedra Corso
  • Sarah Duffy 
  • Phillip Graham 
  • Mark Greenberg 
  • Ron Haskins 
  • Laura Hill
  • Damon E. Jones 
  • Lynn A. Karoly 
  • Margaret R. Kuklinski 
  • Robert Plotnick






  • 8. How Stockholm became the city of work-life balance

    Richard Orange




    9. Women, Marriage, and the National Retirement Risk Index

    by Alicia H. Munnell,Wenliang Hou and Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher




    10. People Are Still Getting Married, and This Book Is Here to Help






    11. TEEN DEPRESSION TREATMENT SHOULD EXTEND TO PARENTS’ MARRIAGE

    KRISTIN SAMUELSON-NORTHWESTERN  





    12. 8 Dads on the Picture Books They Love Reading to Their Kids

    by Jennifer Garry




    Thanks Alysse.

    Bill


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    Bill Coffin
    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1417328 2019-06-06T23:10:52Z 2019-06-06T23:10:53Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1.The Dangerous Game of Croquet

    Livia Gershon 





    2. How to Raise Helpful Children

     
    3. ATTENTION IS THE MOST BASIC EXPRESSION OF LOVE





    4.  WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THE DRAMATIC DIP IN DIVORCE AMONG MILLENNIALS






    5.  Despite Labor Market Gains in 2018, There Were Only Modest Improvements in Families’ Ability to Meet Basic Needs

    Michael Karpman Stephen Zuckerman Dulce Gonzalez





    6. Almost one in six people have health problems affecting their sex life – So let’s start talking about sex more!

    Emma Waring





    7. High School Seniors' Ideal Time for Marriage, 2017
     Colette Allred





    8. Unity couple reaches rare milestone with 75th wedding anniversary

    RENATTA SIGNORINI





    9. Data User Workshop -- Add Health Parent Study (AHPS)
    Express Interest in Attendance by: June 15
    Workshop Dates: August 13 - 14
    Send Email to AHPSWorksop2019@duke.edu 








    11. Accomplishments in Behavioral and Social Sciences Research





    12. Pleasant Family Leisure at Home May Satisfy Families More than Fun Together Elsewhere, Baylor Expert Says






    13. Should death be a dinner table conversation?





    Thanks.

    Bill

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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1414854 2019-05-30T22:52:28Z 2019-05-30T22:52:28Z Candidates for Friday Five

    Devan Clayton 










    3. Universal approaches to promoting healthy development

    A Princeton-Brookings Future of Children Event
     




    4. Peter Jon Mitchell: Every way you measure it, marriage leads to more stable family lives








    6. Fathers must take charge of their sons' sexual education, resist 'toxic' sex ed: scholar

     Brandon Showalter, CP Reporter 






    7. What makes people have babies? The link between cultural values and fertility rates




    OR

    Is U.S. fertility at an all-time low? Two of three measures point to yes

    BY GRETCHEN LIVINGSTON




     8. Divorce is more harmful to kids’ education when parents are statistically unlikely to split, study finds




    OR

    How Successful Are the Marriages of People With Divorced Parents?

    JOE PINSKER



     



    9.  The Values and Rituals of Authentic Relationships: What the Relationship Enhancement Model Teaches Us about Marriage 

    Robert F. Scuka, Ph.D., M.S.W., LCSW-C




    10.   A REFLECTION ON 50 YEARS OF FAMILIES 

    By Aaron Cooper, Ph.D.





    11. 

    BACK TO 1969: LIFETIME DIVORCE RISK IS NOW 35 PER CENT




    OR


    MPs debate marriage week in parliament

    Michaela Hyde

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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1407139 2019-05-09T15:52:21Z 2019-05-09T15:52:22Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Why You Shouldn’t Love Your Kids More Than Your Partner

     BELINDA LUSCOMBE





    2. Can AI Nudge Us to Make Better Choices?

    Bob Suh



    OR



    3. The New York Times launches its (evidence-driven, non-judgy) Parenting vertical, with an eye toward making it a subscription product

    LAURA HAZARD OWEN  


    OR

    NYT Corrections: May 5, 2019

    last Sunday about socially conservative women and family policy misstated the source of information about mothers with young children who prefer to work full time. It is research by the Institute for Family Studies, not analysis of American Community Survey data by the institute. 

     


    4. The Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures
     

    OR





    5. Why we should respond to the lure of wedding bells

     Peter Jon Mitchell Hamilton Spectator 





    6. Assisting families with ageing-related relationship issues

    Paula Mance  



    OR

    National Families Week  










    8. Marriage Week 2019





    9. On Being with Krista Tippett

    Atul Gawande

    What Matters in the End






    10.  6 Picture Books that Make the Sweetest Gifts for New Moms

    by Jennifer Garry



    11. 

    What Does It Mean to Be ‘Ready’ for a Relationship?


    OR

    Don’t Be Grateful That Dad Does His Share




    Thanks and Happy Mothers Day

    I'll be back from France for the May 31 edition #278
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1404537 2019-05-02T18:27:37Z 2019-05-02T18:27:37Z Candidates for Friday Five



    OR

    You’re Missing It! Reminds Parents that Kids Aren’t the Only Ones Who Should Put Down the Screens

    by Jennifer Garry




    2.16 Books That Model Empathy and Compassion for Young Readers

    by Charnaie Gordon
     


    OR


    Five Childhood Experiences That Lead to a More Purposeful Life

    BY MARYAM ABDULLAH 






    3. Improving Couples’ Relationship Leads to Improved Coparenting

    by Devan Clayton





    4. People with happy spouses may live longer





    5. The family is the centre of our universe





    6. 3 Tips for nourishing your marriage on a daily basis

     Cecilia Zinicola and Matthew Green  





    7. Survey for married women






    8. Erasing the Stigma: Mental Health for Men

    Jason M. Jowers, MS 





    9. Addressing Libertarian concerns about paid leave

    Aparna Mathur  





    10.  NPCL and the 21st Annual IFC Host Committee


    or


    By Mike McManus 


     





    11. Do Married Millennials Cheat on Each Other?

    OLGA KHAZAN




     

    12. Arguing in Front of the Kids May Be Good for Them

    Sue Shellenbarger  






    13. NCFR  Resource Library


    OR

    THE 9th ANNUAL NARME SUMMIT IS COMING TO THE

    SHERATON MUSIC CITY HOTEL IN NASHVILLE, TN!





    Thanks

    Bill


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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1401791 2019-04-25T04:04:18Z 2019-04-25T04:04:18Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. TANF Caseload Data for FY and CY 2018 can be found here: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/resource/tanf-caseload-data-2018

    OR

    OFA Webinar: Coordinating Services for TANF and Child Welfare Families




    https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/2019/03/15/the-eight-domains-of-total-force-fitness-military-families-lethality-and-resilience/  





    OR





    4. Parental conflict reduction projects to get £2m in DWP funding

     Joe Lepper








    OR

    Age-verification for online pornography to begin in July



     


    5.   2017-2018 Evaluation Report

      THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT PREVENTION 
    THE CHILDREN’S TRUST FUND SALLYE LONGSHORE, M.S., ED.S., DIRECTOR  


    OR

      Documenting the Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Programs in Alabama: Aggregating Information Across a Wide Range of Programs (presented 4/24/19)

     Sallye R. Longshore, Ed.S. Director, Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (ADCANP) 
    Francesca Adler-Baeder, Ph.D., Auburn University




    • FP-19-07
      Median Age at First Marriage: Geographic Variation, 2017 
    • FP-19-06
      Median Age at First Marriage, 2017
     



    7. Trask Extols Benefits of Parent Education at UN Commission





    8.  How to Gradually Introduce Kids to the Idea of Forgiveness


    MARYAM ABDULLAH 




    OR

    What Happens When Old and Young Connect?

    By Marc Freedman 

    https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_happens_when_old_and_young_connect?  



     

    9.  How or Why Does Relationship Education Work?

    Hailey Palmer and Alan J. Hawkins 





    10. Having a kid won’t kill your marriage, and other parenting “truths” debunked

    Julia Belluz




    Thanks


    Bill


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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1397029 2019-04-11T16:58:59Z 2019-04-11T16:59:00Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. It’s Dangerous to Be a Boy

    By Michael C. Reichert


    OR

    TEENS FACE HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS EXPLORING SEX ONLINE

    CAROLINE BROOKS-MICHIGAN STATE

     


    2. Yes means yes: why verbal consent policies are ineffective

    BY DONNA FREITAS

      https://blog.oup.com/2019/04/why-verbal-consent-policies-ineffective/  


    OR





    3. Families in Global Contexts / Rise Up Families Conference
    Call for Proposals Deadline: May 30, 2019

    OR

    Administration for Children & Families National Fatherhood Summit

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)

    City: Nashville, Tennessee


     



    4. Strategies For Involving And Engaging Fathers In Programming

    • Tova Walsh, Lauren Zach, Patrick Fendt, and Darryl Davidson

    OR

    FRPN Webinar: State Policies and Practices to Promote Father Involvement


    Thursday, April 18, 2019, 3 - 4:30 p.m. EST




     

    5. Building a marriage in a digital world



    OR

     
    7 tips to help our children use technology well





    6. Why Family Matters – Comprehensive analysis of the consequences of family breakdown

     
    OR

    Building resilient families: third annual report of the Troubled Families Programme 2018 to 2019






    7.  MEETING PARENTS WHERE THEY DREAM: CRITICAL VOICES AND LIVED EXPERIENCES

    By Anne Mosle





    8.  Bernard Guerney, 89, Giant of Psychotherapy





    9. How to survive when your spouse retires

    You may have married for better, or for worse, but perhaps not for lunch

    Carla Fried





    10.  Study: Families spend half of their evening meal distracted by technology, tasks

    by Sharita Forrest, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




    Thanks!
    Bill



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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1393820 2019-04-04T19:01:11Z 2019-04-04T19:01:11Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Will Generation Z be the last to enjoy the benefits of marriage?

    Ann Farmer




    2. 

    Effects of Two Healthy Marriage Programs for Low-Income Couples: Evidence from the Parents and Children Together Evaluation




    OR

    MotherWise: Implementation of a Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Program for Pregnant and New Mothers

     



    3. What Is Early Childhood Development? A Guide to the Science





    4. Age Variation in the First Marriage Rate, 1990 & 2017





    5. The Consequences of Teen Motherhood Can Last for Generations

    ALIA WONG






    6. Protective Factors in Practice Vignettes






    7. Presentation of the Family International Monitor the Pontifical Theological Institute "John Paul II"





    8. Truth About Tech: Solutions for Digital Well-Being Livestream



    OR

    FOSI Briefs the Hill on Online Safety Across the Generations  



     

    9. Who Benefits Most from Relationship Education?

    Hailey Palmer and Alan J. Hawkins 





    10. Health status, sexual activity and satisfaction among older people in Britain: A mixed methods study



    OR

    Record low as 25pc of marriages are religious ceremonies, as weddings become 'more social, less sacred'

    Gabriella Swerling
     



     Erin Holmes, Alan Hawkins, Braquel Egginton, Nathan Robbins & Kevin Shafer






    Thanks.

    Bill

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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1389105 2019-03-23T16:57:45Z 2019-03-23T16:57:45Z Fwd: Open Culture


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    Open Culture

    Link to Open Culture

    24 Common Cognitive Biases: A Visual List of the Psychological Systems Errors That Keep Us From Thinking Rationally

    Posted: 22 Mar 2019 10:02 AM PDT

    There’s been a lot of talk about the Dunning-Kruger effect, the cognitive bias that makes people wildly overconfident, unable to know how ignorant they are because they don’t have the basic skills to grasp what competence means. Once popularized, the effect became weaponized. People made armchair diagnoses, gloated and pointed at the obliviously stupid. But if those finger-pointers could take the beam out of their own eye, they might see four fingers pointing back at them, or whatever folk wisdom to this effect you care to mash up.

    What we now call cognitive biases have been known by many other names over the course of millennia. Perhaps never have the many varieties of self-deception been so specific. Wikipedia lists 185 cognitive biases, 185 different ways of being irrational and deluded. Surely, it’s possible that every single time we—maybe accurately—point out someone else’s delusions, we’re hoarding a collection of our own. According to much of the research by psychologists and behavioral economists, this may be inevitable and almost impossible to remedy.

    Want to better understand your own cognitive biases and maybe try to move beyond them if you can? See a list of 24 common cognitive biases in an infographic poster at yourbias.is, the site of the nonprofit School of Thought. (The two gentlemen popping up behind brainy Jehovah in the poster, notes Visual Capitalist, "happen to represent Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, two of the leading social scientists known for their contributions to this field. Not only did they pioneer work around cognitive biases starting in the late 1960s, but their partnership also resulted in a Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002.")

    Granted, a Wikipedia list is a crowd-sourced creation with lots of redundancy and quite a few “dubious or trivial” entries, writes Ben Yagoda at The Atlantic. “The IKEA effect, for instance, is defined as ‘the tendency for people to place a disproportionately high value on objects they partially assembled themselves.’” Much of the value I’ve personally placed on IKEA furniture has to do with never wanting to assemble IKEA furniture again. “But a solid group of 100 or so biases has been repeatedly shown to exist, and can make a hash of our lives.”

    These are the tricks of the mind that keep gamblers gambling, even when they’re losing everything. They include not only the “gambler’s fallacy” but confirmation bias and the fallacy of sunk cost, the tendency to pursue a bad outcome because you’ve already made a significant investment and you don’t want it to have been for nothing. It may seem ironic that the study of cognitive biases developed primarily in the field of economics, the only social science, perhaps, that still assumes humans are autonomous individuals who freely make rational choices.

    But then, economists must constantly contend with the counter-evidence—rationality is not a thing most humans do well. (Evolutionarily speaking, this may have been no great disadvantage until we got our hands on weapons of mass destruction and the tools of climate collapse.) When we act rationally in some areas, we tend to fool ourselves in others. Is it possible to overcome bias? That depends on what we mean. Political and personal prejudices—against ethnicities, nationalities, genders, and sexualities—are usually buttressed by the systems errors known as cognitive biases, but they are not caused by them. They are learned ideas that can be unlearned.

    What researchers and academics mean when they talk about bias does not relate to specific content of beliefs, but rather to the ways in which our minds warp logic to serve some psychological or emotional need or to help regulate and stabilize our perceptions in a manageable way. “Some of these biases are related to memory,” writes Kendra Cherry at Very Well Mind, others “might be related to problems with attention. Since attention is a limited resource, people have to be selective about what they pay attention to in the world around them.”

    We’re constantly missing what’s right in front of us, in other words, because we’re trying to pay attention to other people too. It’s exhausting, which might be why we need eight hours or so of sleep each night if we want our brains to function half decently. Go to yourbias.is for this list of 24 common cognitive biases, also available on a nifty poster you can order and hang on the wall. You'll also find there an illustrated collection of logical fallacies and a set of “critical thinking cards” featuring both kinds of reasoning errors. Once you've identified and defeated all your own cognitive biases—all 24, or 100, or 185 or so—then you'll be ready to set out and fix everyone else's.

    via Visual Capitalist

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    The Power of Empathy: A Quick Animated Lesson That Can Make You a Better Person

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    Positive events were linked to a strong increase in life satisfaction, and negative events to a strong decrease. However, people overestimate how long the effect of an event continues. Recently married people, for example, overestimate how happy they will be in five years.

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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1389075 2019-03-23T15:23:58Z 2019-03-23T15:23:58Z Fwd: In Memoriam: Bernard Guilbert Guerney, Jr., February 28, 1930 - March 16, 2019


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    Bernard Guilbert Guerney, Jr., died at age 89 from complications of cancer, under hospice care at home, and surrounded by his loving family. Bernie, as family, friends and colleagues knew him, is survived by his wife of 65 years, Louise Guerney, three adult children, Janis, Bruce and Robert, and three grandchildren, Aaron, Liana and Cole.

     

    A tribute to Bernard G. Guerney, Jr., Ph.D.

    Bernard Guerney photo
     
    Bernard G. Guerney, Jr., was one of the giants of 20th century psychotherapy. Dr. Guerney was Professor Emeritus of Family Studies and Counseling Psychology at Pennsylvania State University, and has been internationally recognized as one of the most prominent and innovative practitioners of marital and family therapy. His presentations and workshops elicited high praise and great enthusiasm on four continents. Alone or with others he produced over 80 articles and chapters, four books, and numerous manuals, training tapes, and films in the areas of individual, marital, group, and family therapy. He was the recipient of numerous life-time achievement and other awards from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Play Therapy, the National Conference on Family Relations, and the Smart Marriages Conference.
     
    Bernie, together with his wife, Dr. Louise Guerney, created and developed Filial Family Therapy at a time when play therapy had only recently been in common usage, and at the time represented a radical departure in therapeutic practice. Filial Therapy teaches parents the principles and techniques of Child-Centered Play Therapy so parents can lead therapeutically oriented play sessions with their own children, under the supervision of the therapist.
     
    Bernie’s first published article presenting Filial Therapy to the world appeared in 1964. Many in the mental health fields initially scoffed at the idea of involving parents in the therapy process. However, Bernie was prescient, and way ahead of his time. Today, a meta-analysis of all play therapy modalities for which research existed at the time demonstrated that Filial Therapy is the single most effective form of play therapy. If that were Bernie’s only contribution to the field of psychotherapy, his legacy would be secure.
     
    But Bernie did not stop there. On the basis of the early success of Filial Therapy, Bernie began to think about how to help improve the adult couple’s relationship. The underlying principle of both methods is that relationships could be improved by teaching concrete skills to help clients develop more functional and respectful patterns of communication and interaction in order to enhance the quality of their relationship(s). Relationship Enhancement Therapy, and the Relationship Enhancement Program, were born. The name “Relationship Enhancement” was a perfect choice for his approach as it embodied Bernie’s belief that any relationship could be improved at any point in time, regardless of its status and regardless of the nature of the issues involved. His groundbreaking work Relationship Enhancement: Skill Training Programs for Therapy, Problem Prevention, and Enrichment was published in 1977, and has been called, by Dr. Douglas Sprenkle, “a seminal and potentially revolutionary work … perhaps the best … integration of theory, research, and practice in the family intervention field.”
     
    Central to both Filial Therapy and RE Therapy is the Rogerian heritage of the fundamental importance of empathy to the success of the therapeutic process. Bernie’s genius, and his signature advance over Carl Rogers’s own practice of therapy, was the insight that empathy need not be limited to a skill used by therapists with clients. Instead, Bernie initiated the further step of explicitly teaching the skill of empathy to clients, out of the further conviction that empathy is both a natural human endowment and a skill that can be developed and refined over time with supervised practice and regular use.
     
    Bernie did not stop there either. Another part of his genius was to employ the insights of Learning Theory to develop a set of systematic guidelines and teaching strategies to significantly increase the odds that people would be able to learn and implement a whole range of relationship skills, including most importantly the skill of empathy. Over two dozen research studies have validated the effectiveness of RE therapy, including two studies which demonstrated that clients continued to make additional gains from post-test to follow-up, which is a fairly rare outcome in psychotherapy research. RE Therapy remains unique amongst various other therapy models by incorporating a systematic skills training approach as an intrinsic part of the couples and family therapy process.
     
    Yet another of Bernie’s innovative, and ahead of his time contributions was his book Psychotherapeutic Agents: New Roles for Nonprofessionals, Parents and Teachers (1969), in which Bernie systematically laid out his vision and methods for involving non-mental health professionals in the delivery of skills-based educational programs. Bernie, along with others at the time, recognized there was no conceivable way that mental health professionals could meet all the mental health, relationship and systems needs of the American population. Bernie set out to meet those needs by advocating and explaining how more of the nation’s needs could be met by training and supervising lay educators who could reach larger groups of people. Bernie then implemented that approach himself with the Relationship Enhancement Program version of the RE model, where lay educators were trained and supervised to teach the RE skills in educational group settings. All told, Bernie’s contributions to psychology and the practice of psychotherapy represented a significant shift away from the traditional medical model that dominated the mental health professions in order to incorporate more of an educational approach to the practice of psychotherapy.
     
    For some 25 years Bernie taught psychology, Filial Therapy, Relationship Enhancement Therapy and the RE Program at Pennsylvania State University. He also led training workshops around the country and around the world. He was an esteemed teacher and mentor for many professors, researchers, teachers and clinicians over his forty-year career. Bernie founded the National Institute of Relationship Enhancement® in Bethesda, MD to continue the advancement of his innovative therapeutic methods. Today, Guerney methods are widely used around the world in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and, most prominently, in France through IFRE, the Institut Francophone de Relationship Enhancement, which itself has trained dozens of clinicians in that country.
     
    A tribute to Bernie cannot end here. Bernie as a human being was one of the most empathetic, kind, generous and appreciative persons I have ever known. And he always had a warm smile to greet you. At the core Bernie modeled what he taught. Countless hundreds, probably thousands, of people have been blessed by Bernie's presence, wisdom and dedication as a spouse, parent and grandparent, teacher and mentor. To have met and known Bernie is to have been touched by him.
     
    On a personal note, I have been incredibly fortunate, and will be forever indebted, to Bernie, with whom I have had the good fortune to be associated with personally and professionally for the past 25 years. As a new, second career mental health professional, I was introduced to Relationship Enhancement Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy virtually from the beginning, and those methods have shaped everything I do as a teacher and clinician. I have learned and use other therapy models, but RE Therapy is the bedrock and foundation that orients me in all my work. I also cannot thank Bernie enough for having confidence in me to carry on his work. Today, I am committed to preserving and furthering his legacy, because the world still needs and will continue to benefit from Bernie’s multi-faceted contributions.
     
    Bernie, may you rest in peace.
     
    Robert F. Scuka, Ph.D.
     
    Executive Director
     
    National Institute of Relationship Enhancement®
     
    PS. When plans are made by the family, I will forward information about a memorial service.
     

     



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    True giant in the relationship and marriage education field, 
    Dr. Lori Heyman Gordon passes away
    The Board of NARME is sad to announce the death early this morning of one of the true giants in the relationship and marriage education field, Dr. Lori Heyman Gordon.  It appears she died peacefully in her sleep this morning at the age of 90.  

    Dr. Gordon was one of the leading marriage education pioneers in the world. Many consider her the "mother" of the modern marriage education movement.  She was a relationship educator, workshop leader, trainer, author, consultant and psychotherapist.  She founded the Family Relations Institute, and the Center for Separation and Divorce Mediation in Falls Church, VA.  She is a former faculty member, Graduate School of Counseling Education, American University, Washington, DC.
     
    In 1975, Dr. Gordon developed the first graduate level course on marriage and family at American University. She chose to build into the course everything that she had learned that was effective in helping couples achieve fulfilling relationships for themselves and their children and avoid relationship breakdown. She wanted this new marriage education program to be practical, clear, and experiential. 

    As the author of PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), and Co-Author of Adventures in Marriage, Dr. Gordon's work is one of the few marriage education programs in the country that has been through extensive research to verify its effectiveness in preparing, strengthening, and restoring healthy marriage relationships. Dr. Gordon's work incorporates lessons learned from other marriage education pioneers including Virginia Satir, George Bach, Daniel Casriel, Bernard Guerney, Murray Bowen, Clifford Sager, Ira Progoff, Nathanial Branden, Jean Houston, Ivan Boszormeny-Nagy, Gary Chapman, and many others.  
     
    Dr. Gordon was the author of three popular books:  Love Knots, Passage To Intimacy, and If You Really Loved Me, and she appeared on numerous programs including The Today Show, Geraldo, CNN, CBS and NBC News, Miami News, National Public Radio, the Gordon Elliot Show, and others. Her work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, New Woman and Psychology Today.  She was a Charter Member of the American Family Therapy Association, a member of the Cornell University Alumni Regional Class Counsel, and a member of the Virginia Satir International Human Learning Resource Network and AVANTA.  And she received the Smart Marriages Impact Award in 2002
     
    Dr. Gordon was preceded in death by her beloved husband Morris in 2005, and is survived by her four children and many grandchildren.   
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