tag:billcoffin.org,2013:/posts Coffin Corner 2022-06-16T23:22:56Z Bill Coffin tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1842937 2022-06-16T23:22:56Z 2022-06-16T23:22:56Z 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


OR

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

Adrienne Burgess & Rebecca Goldman




4. HOW TO AVOID DISTRACTED PARENTING

Children’s National Hospital psychologist Eleanor Mackey, PhD




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





6. 





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

Bill

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1840118 2022-06-09T16:19:26Z 2022-06-09T16:19:27Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. Professional Development Grants

APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 15, 2022 BY 5:00 PM ET




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




9. 

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.


OR

WEBINAR Replay: The Success Sequence: New Research Findings





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

Suzanne Hayes




Thanks
Bill

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1837632 2022-06-02T22:21:20Z 2022-06-02T22:21:20Z 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




Thanks
Bill


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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1834161 2022-05-26T18:16:14Z 2022-05-26T18:16:15Z 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




OR

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)


OR

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!
Bill


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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1831091 2022-05-19T12:42:19Z 2022-05-19T12:42:19Z 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?

BY KIRA M. NEWMAN





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


OR

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

BY YORAM HAZONY





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


OR

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.
Bill

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1829131 2022-05-12T22:17:59Z 2022-05-12T22:17:59Z Re: Candidates for IFS Friday Five
11. Why are young North Koreans shunning marriage more than ever?

More women than men in the country are keen to delay or even abandon their marriage plans

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1828980 2022-05-12T14:43:52Z 2022-05-12T14:43:52Z 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




5. EXPLORING DIGITAL WELLNESS WITH KIDS AND PARENTS

May 14 Digital Wellness Symposium information and registration: 

soe.umich.edu/digitalwellness




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
















































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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1826327 2022-05-04T15:52:48Z 2022-05-04T15:52:49Z 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.




2. 

Family Stability - Bridging America's Social Capital Divide





3. How to Know if Your Child Is Being Bullied

Jamie Howard, PhD


OR

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





10. 














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



Thanks, 
Bill (feeling better but  winded easily)


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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1824437 2022-04-28T18:37:29Z 2022-04-28T18:37:29Z Re: Candidates for the IFS Friday Five
11. OurRelationship — Flexible Online Support for Military Couples

Military OneSource
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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1824292 2022-04-28T00:31:37Z 2022-04-28T00:31:37Z 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


and/or
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




OR

Do You Have a Parent-Child Marriage?





March 2022 Traffic Stats




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 Bill
































































































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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1816529 2022-04-08T18:38:30Z 2022-04-08T18:38:31Z Fwd: OPRE HMRF News - April 2022


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From: OPRE <acfopre.news@acf.hhs.gov>
Date: Fri, Apr 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Subject: OPRE HMRF News - April 2022
To: billcoffin68@gmail.com <billcoffin68@gmail.com>


HMRF Newsletter Issue 11 

In This Issue: 

  • Three New Reports and a Synthesis Brief with the Final Results from the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) Evaluation
  • Toolkit for Implementing New Program Components or Services in Fatherhood Programs  

  • Two Impact Reports Published from Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation
  • Final Reports on the 2015-2020 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grantee Cohort from the Fatherhood and Marriage Local Evaluation (FaMLE) and Cross-Site Project
  • Highlights from the Second Meetings of the FRAMING Research Project’s Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Technical Work Groups

 

Three New Reports and a Synthesis Brief with the Final Results from the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) Evaluation

The Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) study released impact findings on the three interventions tested: the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Justice Involved Individuals Seeking Employment (CBI-Emp) study which tested the effects on fathers’ employment, criminal justice system involvement, and relationships with coparents; the Just Beginning study which tested the effects on father-child relationships; and the DadTime study which explored the feasibility, usability, and impact of a smartphone app to promote fathers’ attendance in a parenting intervention. Three separate reports describe the implementation, impact, and cost findings for each intervention tested. A syntheis brief summarizes the lessons across the three studies.

For more information, contact Katie Pahigiannis.

PROGRAM TIPS 

The DadTime study adds to a growing field of research on the use of technology to promote engagement in services. The report includes important insights for programs interested in designing and implementing a smartphone app to promote father engagement. Key tips include:

  • Determine the purpose and role of the app
  • Integrate the app into existing programs and processes
  • Ask research questions that can identify critical features or content for app interventions and that are matched to outcomes
 

PROGRAM TIPS 

The CBI-Emp and Just Beginning curricula tested in B3 built on emerging innovations and evidence in the fatherhood field about what fathers may want and need from community-based programs. Below are cross-cutting lessons from the B3 tests of CBI-Emp and Just Beginning:

  • The implementation of new curricula did not reduce fathers’ participation in other services, suggesting that organizations can implement new services without reducing participation in other program services.
  • To engage and retain fathers in new services, it is important to thoroughly understand and meet their essential needs, remove barriers to participation, and engage them in services quickly after enrollment.
  • When implementing new curricula, organizations should reserve resources for ongoing staff training and technical assistance.
  • Since not all interventions are appropriate and effective for all fathers, consider strategies for reaching the intervention’s ideal target population in the context of the existing programs’ settings.

For more practitioner-oriented resources from the B3 project, please visit the B3 project’s webpage.

 

B3 Study Releases New Toolkit for Fatherhood Programs Interested in Implementing New Program Components or Services

A new toolkit from the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) evaluation provides fatherhood program practitioners with user-friendly, hands-on resources to support implementation of new program components or services within existing fatherhood programs. The resources include a set of downloadable tools along with an interactive web-based brief and a longer resource document to support use of the tools.

For more information, contact Katie Pahigiannis.                 

PROGRAM TIPS 

This toolkit describes and provides specific resources to support three key phases of adding new program components into existing services:

  • Ready guides programs through steps to prepare for program changes
  • Set helps programs create a foundation and put things in place for successful implementation
  • Go aids programs in implementation and continual learning
 

Two Impact Reports Published from Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation

Explore two impact reports from the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS): the one-year impact findings of MotherWise, a healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) program designed to serve expectant and new mothers with low incomes in Denver, Colorado and the one-year impact findings from the Empowering Families healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) program, which integrated economic stability services with HMRE content for couples with low incomes raising children together. In addition to describing the programs’ impacts after one year, the reports also provide information on program implementation and costs and document the study methods.

For more information, contact Samantha Illangasekare.

PROGRAM TIPS 

Considerations for programs working with pregnant or parenting mothers:

  • Relationship outcomes may take longer than one year post-enrollment to unfold, and these may be harder constructs to target at the individual level
  • Serving mothers during particular life points such as during pregnancy or just after child birth may make them more receptive to learning about healthy relationships

Considerations for programs working with adult couples:

  • Programs should consider integrating relationship education and financial literacy into the core HMRE programming couples jointly receive
  • Lowering economic stress may make it easier for couples to absorb and apply relationship education information received from the program
  • Teaching couples how to better communicate with one another may result in couples being better able to jointly manage their finances and reduce family’s economic hardships
 

Final Reports in the 2015-2020 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grantee Cohort from the Fatherhood and Marriage Local Evaluation (FaMLE) and Cross-Site Project

Explore four new reports from the Fatherhood and Marriage Local Evaluation (FaMLE) and Cross-Site Project that present final results of the analysis of the 2015 cohort of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grantees using nFORM data. Separate reports summarize findings for healthy marriage grantees serving adults, healthy marriage grantees serving youth, and responsible fatherhood grantees, along with an overarching technical appendix which includes supplementary findings. The reports address how grantees reached potential clients, the services they provided, how they supported staff, the challenges they faced in implementing their programs, the characteristics of the clients they served, and how clients changed from the beginning to the end of the program.

For more information, contact Katie Pahigiannis or Pooja Curtin.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE 

In a recent community forum, members of the FaMLE and Cross-Site Project team showcased the results from the final cross-site analysis of nFORM data from the 2015 HMRF grantee cohort. Research and program experts discussed the findings and their implications for HMRF programs and the field more broadly. The recording and presentation slides can be found here.

 

Highlights from the Second Meeting of the FRAMING Research Project’s Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Technical Work Groups

Explore highlights from OPRE's second FRAMING Research Technical Workgroup (TWG) convenings, which brought together research and practice experts to discuss healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) and responsible fatherhood (RF) programming, research, and evaluation. The HMRE TWG report summarizes their discussion of the challenges of implementing HMRE programs for youth and individual adults, building the evidence base for the effectiveness of these programs, and five top priorities they identified for future work. The RF TWG report summarizes their discussion of implementation and impacts of programs designed to improve the economic stability of fathers with a history of criminal justice involvement, barriers these fathers face in trying to be involved fathers, and ways programs can help fathers overcome these barriers. The RF TWG also identified four top priorities for future work.

For more information, contact Kriti Jain or Samantha Illangasekare.          

The purpose of this newsletter is to connect with researchers, curriculum developers, practitioners, service providers, and other community partners or collaborators to share knowledge about Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) research and evaluation.

This newsletter adds to the sources of information that exist on HMRF programs, services, curricula, and practices by specifically focusing on research and evaluation conducted by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in conjunction with the Office of Family Assistance (OFA), both within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

For more information about OPRE’s HMRF research and evaluation portfolio, please contact Katie.Pahigiannis@acf.hhs.gov.

 
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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1813463 2022-03-31T23:10:40Z 2022-03-31T23:10:41Z Re: Candidates for IFS Friday Fifty
50. Outcomes and Outcome Domains Examined in HMRE Evaluation Studies

Sydney J. Briggs, April Wilson, Mindy E. Scott, and Deja Logan

https://mastresearchcenter.org/mast-center-research/outcomes-and-outcome-domains-examined-in-hmre-evaluation-studies/

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1813366 2022-03-31T19:51:24Z 2022-03-31T19:51:24Z Candidates for IFS Friday Fifty
1. BALLOON ARCHES

BY MEREDITH MCDONOUGH




2. 

Latina teenagers in United States spend more time with parents and siblings than do other teenagers


Elizabeth Ackert and Jocelyn Wikle




3. NCFR Call for Papers — The Science of Families: Nurturing Hope, Happiness, & Health

Special Section of Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science





4. How Is Your Marriage?

Kevin A. Thompson




5. The life-long psychological effects your first love has on you

Jaimee Bell




6. Black children and adolescents can achieve greater heights with research-informed policies and practices

Mavis Sanders, Joy Thompson, Kristen Harper




7. Engaging Community Members in Evaluations of Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs




8. A Call to Connection

Casper ter Kuile with Angie Thurston, Sue Phillips, and Derrick Scott IIl




9. Marriage in the US today
  • By ROSCOE SCARBOROUGH




10. Addressing the national mental health crisis: Opportunities and challenges

Webcast Wednesday, Apr 06, 2022, 2:30 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT




Thanks!
Bill

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1810543 2022-03-24T20:35:29Z 2022-03-24T20:35:29Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five #414 (Elite 8 edition)
1. Socioeconomic Factors and Differences in Forming and Maintaining Marriages and Cohabitations

Paul Hemez, Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Kasey Eickmeyer, Susan L. Brown, Wendy D. Manning, and Krista K. Payne






2. Talking to Kids You Love - 3 - Empathic Listening




3. 

Exploring Community Member Engagement in the Evaluation of HMRF Programs

This report from the Fatherhood, Relationships, and Marriage – Illuminating the Next Generation of Research (FRAMING Research) project provides practical guidance to Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) researchers on how to engage community members in designing and conducting evaluations of HMRF programs. It includes common frameworks for engaging community members in research, strategies that HMRF researchers can use to apply these frameworks, challenges that could affect researchers’ ability to implement these engagement strategies, and some possible solutions to those challenges.

Read the Report >












OR

Making Evaluations Rigorous and Relevant: The Role of Active Engagement in Developing Learning Agendas for the Division of Family Strengthening




4. Episode 4: Married to a partner struggling with their mental health


OR

New Findings May Offer Insight for Interventions to Strengthen Long Term Marriage Stability for People with Traumatic Brain Injury


5. Marriage backlog forcing couples to defer or relocate weddings

Joanne Hunt




6. This is What Children Need Most to Thrive

Posted by Christopher A. Brown




7. Income assistance, marriage, and child poverty: An assessment of the Family Security Act






8. Is your marriage driving you to eat?

by: Karen Owoc



Thanks
Bill

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1808153 2022-03-17T20:11:14Z 2022-03-17T20:11:14Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. Call for Papers: The Discipline of Family Science

Special Issue in Marriage & Family Review




2. Why Does the Richest Country in the World Have So Many Poor Kids? (Update)




3. Artificial intelligence reveals these 2 key factors predict if your marriage is doomed

John Anderer




4. Canada saw the lowest number of divorces in 2020 since 1973: report

By Gabby Calugay-Casuga







6. Why Fatherhood Turns Men Into Better People

Ben Schwencke


OR

Coparenting and Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education for Dads (CHaRMED): Results from a Qualitative Study of Staff and Participant Experiences in Nine Fatherhood Programs




7. California among states with the lowest marriage rates




8. Falling In Love Again With Your Spouse: Dr. Alicia M. Walker On 5 Things You Need To Rekindle Love In A Marriage That Has Gone Cold

An Interview With Brett Lovett




9. State Minimum Wage Increases Delay Marriage and Reduce Divorce Among Low-Wage Households





10. Marriage could lead to a longer life according to the stats

Tommy Lumby, Ashley Summerfield




Thanks
Bill

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1805473 2022-03-10T23:52:21Z 2022-03-10T23:52:22Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. Why the act of marriage makes a difference

Harry Benson





2. Fatherhood initiative to boost mentorship programs heads to Gov. DeSantis’ desk




3. Can you study your way to a healthy marriage?

Lois M. Collins




4. Within-Couple Associations Between Communication and Relationship Satisfaction Over Time

Matthew D. Johnson, Justin A. Lavner, Marcus Mund, .




5. Date Nights & Annoying Quirks

Johanna Hicks, Texas AgriLife Extension Family & Community Health Agent




6. Minority military families face challenges; Blue Star recommends action steps

By Paul Lara




7. Nearly 4,000 couples have been married during Russian invasion, Ukraine government says






8. Developing Strategies to Address Implementation Challenges Facing Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grantees




9. New grant funds outreach in three areas of marriage ministry

by Joe Bollig





10. War, Crisis, Tragedy: How to talk with kids when the news is scary

Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner




11. Call for Proposals: 2022 FLE Summit

Evolving Best Practices in Family Life Education



12. How toddler-mother attachment impacts adolescent brain and behavior

Marianne Stein




Thanks!
Bill


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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1802366 2022-03-03T19:40:42Z 2022-03-03T19:40:43Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic for Supporting Fathers’ Relationships in Fatherhood Programs



OR

Introducing the National African American Child and Family Research Center


OR

Text Message Reminders and Their Impact on Attendance at Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Workshops


2. Largely unseen and unsupported, huge numbers of student fathers are quitting college

LILAH BURKE




3.  The Puzzle of Falling US Birth Rates since the Great Recession ■ 
 



4. Siblings of Children With Disabilities May Have Greater Cognitive Empathy

Society for Research in Child Development




5. Households With Children That Struggled to Cover Household Expenses Were at Least Twice as Likely to Rely on CTC


KATHERINE G. GIEFER






6. Study reveals positive benefits of marriage for men

Jennifer Lee




7. On Paid Leave, Listening to Parents | Opinions

 by Jeff Salle




8. Can a video game be as good for my marriage as family therapy? Not this one

Dominik Diamond




9. Why C.S. Lewis Married the Same Woman Twice




10.  11 couples inducted in Wisconsin Marriage Hall of Fame





Thanks!
Bill


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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1799189 2022-02-24T05:53:07Z 2022-02-24T05:53:07Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five


OR

THE CATHOLIC MARRIAGE INITIATIVES FUND



2. 

Explore an Evidence and Gaps Map on the Effectiveness of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs for Youth

This brief from the Fatherhood, Relationships, and Marriage – Illuminating the Next Generation of Research (FRAMING Research) project summarizes the impact literature on healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) programs for youth. The brief describes HMRE programs for youth, highlights what is known about the effectiveness of these programs from studies of HMRE programs for youth that measured program effects relative to a comparison group, and shares implications for future research on HMRE programs for youth. It uses an interactive evidence and gaps map to depict what each study found for each outcome, which allows the reader to quickly infer what is and is not known about the evidence for a given outcome.

Read the Brief >














3. 

4. China population: marriages fall in latest blow to Beijing’s push for couples to have more children

Luna Sun





5. Earmarked paternity leave increases parental wellbeing

Pontus Korsgren, Max Van Lent




6. Check out this marriage advice from 1933




Thanks.
Bill
Coronado, CA (we'll be biking to Point Loma on Thursday)






















































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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1798946 2022-02-23T18:46:12Z 2022-02-23T18:46:12Z Skill-based programs for Catholic Marriage Initiatives
1. PREP, eprep, and CPREP/A Lasting Promise (ALP)

https://prepinc.com/collections/christian-material (ALP program and/or ALP Book Study)

2. Relationship Enhancement (RE) Mastering the Mysteries of Love (MML)/ Becoming Love

and/or online program at https://www.coupletalk.com/ (see Christian version)

3. Adventures in Marriage (AIM) and SAIM


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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1798843 2022-02-23T15:37:50Z 2022-02-23T15:37:50Z Christ-centered marriages are the ‘foundation of hope for our world’: US bishop
https://shar.es/aWQSAv

Christ-centered marriages are the ‘foundation of hope for our world’: US bishop at LifeSite

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1796602 2022-02-17T23:39:03Z 2022-02-17T23:39:03Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. Only Love Can Break Your Heart?

By Liz Tracey




2. An Applied Research Agenda on Black Children and Families to Advance Practices and Policies That Promote Their Well-being

Authors:Mavis Sanders,Chrishana M. Lloyd,Sara Shaw




3. Engaging Fathers - Putting Lessons Into Practice, Part 2



OR

Child Maltreatment Report 2020




4. TOO NEGATIVE?

Aaron CooperPh.D.






5. 

Explore an Evidence and Gaps Map on the Effectiveness of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs for Youth

This brief from the Fatherhood, Relationships, and Marriage – Illuminating the Next Generation of Research (FRAMING Research) project summarizes the impact literature on healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) programs for youth. The brief describes HMRE programs for youth, highlights what is known about the effectiveness of these programs from studies of HMRE programs for youth that measured program effects relative to a comparison group, and shares implications for future research on HMRE programs for youth. It uses an interactive evidence and gaps map to depict what each study found for each outcome, which allows the reader to quickly infer what is and is not known about the evidence for a given outcome.

Read the Brief >














6. Non-Marriage Among College-Educated Adults, 2005-2019

Adrianne R. Brown and Wendy D. Manning




7. How much do weddings really cost?




8. HPU POLL: NORTH CAROLINIANS SAY THEIR RELATIONSHIPS BECAME STRONGER DURING PANDEMIC




9. Are religion and marriage connected?

By Kenzie Holbrook




10. Americans less likely to have sex, partner up and get married than ever

By Harry Enten, CNN




11. Kissing in the Middle Ages

Christine Axen



Thanks.
We'll be biking in CA next week so Fri 5 input might be lighter than normal
Bill

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1794013 2022-02-10T23:59:42Z 2022-02-10T23:59:43Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. Grant-Writing Training Webinar related to this CMI Fund Grant Opportunity

Friday, Feb 11: 1 to 2pm CT




2. Why people aren't as picky in love as they think





3. Call for Articles
Spring 2022: Relationship Education




4. The Common Dating Strategy That’s Totally Wrong

 Arthur C. Brooks




5. 

Celebrate 2022 National Marriage Week,

and 

World Marriage Day

by sharing with couples in your community

a free online enrichment program.


The Virtues

PRUDENCE - the Habit of Making Wise Choices
JUSTICE - the Source of Harmony and Peace in our home
COURAGE - the Strength to Live our Vocation
TEMPERANCE

 - 

the virtue of self-control and moderation


For your convenience share this link:



6. Judith Sargent Murray’s On the Equality of the Sexes (1790)




7. Knights Do That: Relationship Advice from an Expert

Sejal Barden, associate professor of counselor education and executive director of UCF’s Marriage and Family Research Institute




8. HOW ANXIETY IMPACTS ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS

Breanna Terry




9. Webinar Replay: Supporting Families: Community Forum on Findings from the 2015 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grants




10. Expectant fathers influence child development prenatally and services need to respond accordingly

Child & Family Blog Editor




11. 'Family Foundations' parenting program helps families weather the pandemic

Sara P. Brennen




12. Better together: New program fosters ‘Strong Couples’ on the farm

PHYLLIS COULTER Illinois Farmer Today




13. States Where Marriage and Divorce Are Declining

by Nick VinZant 




Hope you are feeling better!
Bill


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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1791151 2022-02-03T18:43:14Z 2022-02-03T18:43:14Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. 

Some Links about Asymmetrical Commitment



Dr. Scott Stanley





2. Time cannot heal all wounds: Wealth trajectories of divorcees and the married

Nicole Kapelle









4. ELEVATE: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level




5. ARGUE WITH KINDNESS

Aaron Cooper, Ph.D.





6. Primary caregiver fathers and mothers are equally competent

By Child & Family Blog Editor





7. Strong Staffing and Partnering Approaches in Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs

OPRE/ACF


OR

Webinar: Supporting Families: Community Forum on Findings from the 2015 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grants



8. Policies and Programs Affecting Fathers: A State-by-State Report Introduction

Jessica Pearson & Rachel Wildfeuer




9. Perspective: The surprisingly simple ways to incentivize marriage

Brad Wilcox and Erik Randolph




10. New program coaches farm couples


Phyllis Coulter





11. Why a ‘Midlife Crisis’ Can Be Good for You

Kim Painter




12. Did the pandemic bring your kids closer? How quarantine shaped sibling relationships





13. Biden’s Anti-Marriage “American Families Plan” Fails to Build Back Better



Thanks 
Bill



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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1788430 2022-01-27T21:47:00Z 2022-01-27T21:47:00Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. 4 REASONS YOU’RE MISUNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER




2. Trends in Non-Marriage Among Men, 2005-2019
  1. Bowling Green State University 
  2.  National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR) 
  3.  Dissemination 
  4.  Data 
  5.  Family Profiles 
  6.  Trends in Non-Marriage Among Men, 2005-2019
  7. Family Profile No. 01, 2022 Author: Adrianne R. Brown and Karen B. Guzzo
3. Are you a parent or caregiver who wants help apologizing to your child?

The Family Institute at Northwestern University




4. National Marriage Week Tool Kit




5. USU Extension Co-Sponsors Utah Marriage Celebration




6.  What We’ve Learned About Marriage as DMD Parents






8. ‘Rebalancing: Children first — a consensus report on childhood in the United States’

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM ET






9. Pilot survey provides data on the unique needs of new fathers




10. Neuroscience of New Fatherhood: Empathy, Bonding, Childcare



Thanks
Bill
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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1785604 2022-01-20T18:37:33Z 2022-01-20T18:37:34Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. HAVING KIDS AT HOME MAY EASE ADULTS’ COVID DEPRESSION

POSTED BY JARED WADLEY-MICHIGAN




2. Parents Matter: How to Champion Sex Education





3. When talking about birth rates and babies, why are we omitting marriage?

Timothy P. Carney | Washington Examiner






4. ‘Encanto’ Is About Forgiveness, Not Romance, But It’s Still A Love Story

AMBER LAPP




5. Dads Can Experience Mental Health Issues After Childbirth, Too




6. Perspective: Is marriage dead, or just the wedding section?

By Naomi Schaefer Riley




7. George Washington the Husband



OR

Abigail Smith Married John Adams
October 25, 1764





8. The Reluctance Of Males To Become Men: Failure to Launch

by John Clark





9. True Femininity: An Interview with Alice von Hildebrand

KIMBERLY COOK





10. Golden thoughts on chastity and procreation, including heredity, prenatal influences, etc., etc.: Sensible hints and wholesome advice for maiden and young man, wife and husband, mother and father, 2nd ed

Gibson, J. W., Gibson, M. J. W., & Truitt, W. J. (Collaborator)




11. The ‘success sequence’ can help schools bridge our divides

Frederick M. Hess | Education Week



Thanks
Bill


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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1783151 2022-01-14T19:39:34Z 2022-01-14T19:39:34Z Fwd: Communication & Agreeing to Disagree!👊
We at First Things First are sharing some tips to help you communicate better!
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January 14, 2022

top trending topics

💪 You can create a stronger marriage with these 10 tips.

⁉️ Get some insight & understanding of your communication style with this quiz.

😞 If your spouse has become a bit boring, here's what you can do.

👥 Ask yourself these questions before sharing your marital problems with others.

👊 It's totally healthy to agree to disagree with your spouse sometimes.

tips & tricks for growth

create some comfort in your life

It’s not normal to experience the amount of stress, anxiety, and uncertainty most of us have felt the past two years. And it’s been challenging for many to find any relief or comfort, yet we desperately need it.

 

Many folks are great at creating comforting moments for others, but when it comes to being intentional about creating comfort in their world, well, not so much. We all need moments that allow for a break in the action to hit the refresh button. It’s good for us, and it’s good for the people around us.

 

Ways to create some comfort in your life: 

  1. Make a list of all the things you love that make you happy.
    Do some of those things daily.
  2. Indulge in your favorite comfort meal.
    You know, all the stuff you would typically say, “I shouldn’t be eating this…” Eat that and savor every second of it guilt-free.
  3. Take time out for a walk.
    Make a point of looking up at the sky, watching the trees, and looking for wildlife. Pay attention to your breathing. Avoid thinking about things that are stressful in your life at the moment. Literally, take a break.
  4. Laugh.
    Watch a funny show or talk to that friend who always makes you laugh.
  5. Listen to soothing music, read a book or magazine, work on a puzzle, or on your hobby.
    Doing something that distracts you from the day’s stress and anxiety can be relaxing and bring comfort.

foster effective communication in your marriage

What are the keys to effective communication? Well, research on what makes marriage work shows that happy and healthy couples have a ratio of 5:1 positive to negative behaviors in their relationship.

 

This means there are five times as many positive interactions between happy couples (i.e., listening, validating the other person, using soft words, expressing appreciation, affirmation, physical affection, compliments, etc.) as there are negative (i.e., raising one’s voice, stating a complaint, or expressing one’s anger).

 

Tips for improving the effectiveness of communication in your relationship:

 

🗣️ Be intentional about spending time together.

 

🗣️ Use more “I” statements and less “You” statements.

 

🗣️ Be specific.

 

🗣️ Avoid mind-reading.

 

🗣️ Express negative feelings constructively.

 

🗣️ Listen without being defensive.

 

🗣️ Freely express positive feelings.

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This week's picks come from Lauren Hall, wife of 7 years to Daniel, toddler momma, dog momma, and the CEO here at First Things First. Take a peek at her recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOODCheck 'em out 👀:

 

🎧 The Naked Marriage Podcast- Full transparency, my husband and I listen to this podcast on the regular. Sex is one of their number one topics, as well as intimacy, conflict and communication. Tactile, easy-to-use information in a fun deliverable.

 

💻 Marripedia- This is Wikipedia… for Marriage. Which means, YES, it’s just as fishy and just as fascinating. Some items on this site are for giggles, but others are completely fascinating and eye-opening. My husband and I often peruse the links and share what we find beneficial and/or just plain sad. 

 

📖 Read: Fighting Words by Ellie Holcomb- This is 100% faith-based. Daily scripture, prayers and meditation at its best. I include this in my “marriage” section because it’s led me on a deeper journey in my faith which leads me to a deeper connection with my spouse. I suggest this for Christians especially, but all can benefit from the hope it provides. 

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1782764 2022-01-13T21:32:08Z 2022-01-14T16:54:53Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. Parenting is different in different cultures

 Jennifer E. Lansford




2. The Difficulties of Teaching about Divorce in an Anecdotal World

Alexander Riley




3. Replay
WEBINAR: Sliding vs. Deciding: Commitment, Ambiguity, and Relationship Formation




4. Why parents should stop blaming themselves for how their kids turn out

Yuko Munakata PhD




5. The Dangerous Pattern One Therapist Sees in New Fathers

AYMANN ISMAIL






Sophia Alvarez Boyd, producer




7. Amid challenges of pandemic, new data finds a silver lining for parents





8. USU Extension Co-sponsors 2022 Utah Marriage Celebration Online

Julene Reese




9. PERMISSIONS TO MARRY, 1831-2, 
Georgetown Slavery Archive



10. 10 Signs of Emotional Neglect in Your Relationship


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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1779414 2022-01-05T01:12:55Z 2022-01-05T01:12:56Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. Pandemic Brought Parents and Children Closer: More Family Dinners, More Reading to Young Children

YERÍS MAYOL-GARCÍA




2. Call for 2022 NARME Summit Presenters

Applications are now being accepted through January 14th for the 2022 NARME Summit in
Salt Lake City.



3. Tips for Promoting Good Habits In Your Kids

BY HEIDI L. BORST




4. Coparenting and Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education for Dads (CHaRMED): Results from a Qualitative Study of Staff and Participant Experiences in Nine Fatherhood Programs



OR

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education with Integrated Economic Stability Services: The Impacts of Empowering Families




5. 50 guilt-free resolutions

TF Edwords





6. ISO: Dibble Master Trainers

The Dibble Institute is hiring experienced trainers to facilitate trainings in Dibble programs. Applicants must have prior experience teaching a Dibble program(s) and have attended a Dibble Training of Educators (TOE).

 

Visit the job description and application information…




7. How to protect children from the negative impacts of adverse childhood experiences – a comprehensive approach

By Child & Family Blog Editor


OR

Involved, vigilant parenting in African American families protects children from the negative effects of racial discrimination




8. CoupleTalk Live - Part 1: Jan/Feb 2022




9.  2021 Impact Report San Antonio Marriage Initiative


OR

Couple’s Connection Plan: A Time for Reflection and Resolution




  
10. The magic fix for family life: dinner together

Ida Gazzola





11. How to Strengthen Your Marriage During Tough Times





12. 

Relationship satisfaction and commitment in the transition to parenthood: A couple-centered approach




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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1772060 2021-12-16T21:27:54Z 2021-12-16T21:27:55Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. National Marriage Week Tool Kit


2. A Marriage Crisis and Holiday Season



3. Sliding vs. Deciding: Commitment, Ambiguity, and Relationship Formation

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 4:30 pm Eastern/1:30 pm Pacific




4. 2022 Groves Conference




5. A Distinctly American Family Policy




Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip Levine




7. Family Hubs vs Sure Start Children’s Centres

Dr. Samantha Callan, Co-founder & Director of Family Hubs Network




8. Stories of Service: Exceptional Family Member Program supports Jacksonville military families

Anthony Austin


OR

Mastering Your Marriage


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Bill Coffin
tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1768570 2021-12-09T00:41:46Z 2021-12-09T00:50:41Z Candidates for IFS Friday Five
1. National Marriage Week USA Calendar

http://www.nmwusa-calendar.org/



2. Surgeon general warns of emerging youth mental health crisis in rare public advisory

Howard Blume and Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Surgeon-general-warns-of-emerging-youth-mental-16681606.php



3. Sexual Intimacy in Marriage

PROJECT MANHOOD, CANAVOX




4. 

New Toolkit for Fatherhood Programs Interested in Implementing New Program Components or Services

A new toolkit from the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) evaluation provides fatherhood program practitioners with user-friendly, hands-on resources to support implementation of new program components or services. The resources include a set of downloadable tools along with an interactive web-based brief and a longer resource document to support use of the tools.

Explore the Toolkit > https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/toolkit/ready-set-go1














 
5. Married to the job no more: Craving flexibility, parents are quitting to get it

Aaron De Smet, Bonnie Dowling, Marino Mugayar-Baldocchi, and Joachim Talloen

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/married-to-the-job-no-more-craving-flexibility-parents-are-quitting-to-get-it




6. Surprising new study finds grandmothers more connected to grandchildren than to own children

Jenna Romaine

https://thehill.com/changing-america/resilience/smart-cities/581986-surprising-new-study-finds-grandmothers-more





7. Do you feel like a sullen teen again when you visit your parents for the holidays? You're not alone

NICOLE KARLIS

https://www.salon.com/2021/12/01/do-you-feel-like-a-sullen-teen-again-when-you-visit-your-parents-for-the-holidays-youre-not-alone/




8. Communicating during the holidays

Kerry Elsen, Extension Educator- Buffalo County

https://www.journaldemocrat.com/story/news/2021/12/07/communicating-during-holidays/6419131001/





9. What premarital sex has to do with divorce — and other takeaways from marriage research

Lois M. Collins

https://www.deseret.com/2021/12/3/22810875/what-premarital-sex-has-to-do-with-divorce-takeaways-from-marriage-research-healthy-relationships




10. EITC effects intergenerational marriage and childbirth decisions—new study

https://fordschool.umich.edu/news/2021/eitc-effects-intergenerational-marriage-and-childbirth-decisions-new-study




11. For Your Marriage to Work, Commit to Your Relationship

Catherine Aponte, Psy.D.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/marriage-equals/202112/your-marriage-work-commit-your-relationship



Thanks -- Might go to see

 Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert tomorrow afternoon



Bill
https://www.ignatiancenter.org/advent-evening-of-prayer
A PRAYERFUL PAUSE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 PM PST


































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