tag:billcoffin.org,2013:/posts Coffin Corner 2017-05-25T21:57:35Z Bill Coffin tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1157420 2017-05-25T21:57:35Z 2017-05-25T21:57:35Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Helping Fathers Support Their Children






2. 

The future of school-based social and emotional learning programs
A Future of Children event with remarks by Special Olympic Committee President Timothy Shriver

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 9:00 — 11:00 a.m. EDT
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

RSVP to Attend in Person
RSVP for the webcast






3. Happy Couples Focus on Each Other’s Strengths

 Kira M. Newman 





4. There are 3 warning signs a couple's relationship could be at risk after having a baby







William Emmons, Lead Economist, and Lowell Ricketts







6. 
If you want teens to thrive, teach them to avoid sexual risks

By Valerie Huber

Risk reduction approaches sell them short. 
Read the full article






7. Twenty Ideas on Marriage






8. Millennials and the ‘success sequence’: How do education, work, and marriage affect poverty and financial success among millennials? 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 9:00–11:30 AM

AEI, Auditorium | 1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20036

Join AEI for a discussion of a new report by W. Bradford Wilcox and Wendy Wang showing how millennials who follow the “success sequence” — completing high school, getting a job, and marrying before having a child — are more likely to steer clear of poverty and into the middle class.

RSVP Watch Live Online    







9. WHAT WE DO TOGETHER
 THE STATE OF ASSOCIATIONAL LIFE IN AMERICA






Dr. Scott Stanley












Thanks Alysse











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11. Men aren't able to be the fathers they want to be, according to new research.
 
David Sharaz
 


On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 10:01 PM, Bill Coffin <billcoffin68@gmail.com> wrote:
1. What Does 'Mom' Mean Now That They’re Grown?

 Kate Marshall




2. You have free access to this content
Clarifying the Association Between Mother–Father Relationship Aggression and Parenting (pages 161–178)

Kei Nomaguchi, Wendi L. Johnson, Mallory D. Minter and Lindsey Aldrich

Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12354











3. Relationships Alliance Manifesto 2017






4. Society for Prevention Research honors Penn State researchers






5. 

4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work--Anywhere!: Including the "12-Day Communication Challenge!"

Paperback

 

– May 14, 2017






6. Lessons in love: how a Hong Kong marriage school can teach couples to live happily ever after

Kate Whitehead













8. ‘The Bell Curve’, explained: Part IV, living together

Charles Murray@charlesmurray





9. 

Male Earnings, Marriageable Men, and Nonmarital Fertility: Evidence from the Fracking Boom

Melissa S. KearneyRiley Wilson





OR WAPO version






10. When it comes to marriage, South Carolina is happy hunting grounds for NC men, women






Thanks Alysse.











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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1154812 2017-05-18T02:02:16Z 2017-05-18T02:02:16Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. What Does 'Mom' Mean Now That They’re Grown?

 Kate Marshall




2. You have free access to this content
Clarifying the Association Between Mother–Father Relationship Aggression and Parenting (pages 161–178)

Kei Nomaguchi, Wendi L. Johnson, Mallory D. Minter and Lindsey Aldrich

Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12354











3. Relationships Alliance Manifesto 2017






4. Society for Prevention Research honors Penn State researchers






5. 

4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work--Anywhere!: Including the "12-Day Communication Challenge!"

Paperback

 

– May 14, 2017






6. Lessons in love: how a Hong Kong marriage school can teach couples to live happily ever after

Kate Whitehead













8. ‘The Bell Curve’, explained: Part IV, living together

Charles Murray@charlesmurray





9. 

Male Earnings, Marriageable Men, and Nonmarital Fertility: Evidence from the Fracking Boom

Melissa S. KearneyRiley Wilson





OR WAPO version






10. When it comes to marriage, South Carolina is happy hunting grounds for NC men, women






Thanks Alysse.











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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1153374 2017-05-12T00:47:12Z 2017-05-12T00:47:13Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Military Spouse Appreciation Day – What Does a Navy Spouse Look Like?


OR

Supporting Spouses: Family Studies Expert Advocates Showing Appreciation for Military Spouses




 or 








Zippy Video of the Week: 57 Years Apart

A Boy And a Man Talk About Life


4. 
Training the Future Child Health Care Workforce to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Families: Proceedings of a Workshop--in Brief
Training the Future Child Health Care Workforce to Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes for Children, Youth, and Families: Proceedings of a Workshop--in Brief

Download Free PDF














5. 

The manifesto is the Prime Minister's opportunity to support families

Frank Young





6. The Early Intervention Foundation’s recent report on Inter-parental conflict and outcomes for children in the contexts of poverty and economic pressure has reported positive effects of Parents as Partners (and Supporting Father Involvement – the U.S. version of the programme upon which it is modelled) regarding fathers’ engagement with children, couple relationship quality, and child problem behaviours.





7. Americans’ ideal family size is smaller than it used to be

 GEORGE GAO



OR


5 questions (and answers) about American moms today

ANDREA CAUMONT AND WENDY WANG







8. 
Learn From the Best and the Brightest in the Field of Couple and Family Therapy

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1151757 2017-05-05T01:26:15Z 2017-05-05T01:26:15Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Is Epigenetics Inherited?



2. Supporting Healthy Marriages among Fathers with Histories of Incarceration





3. 5 PEOPLE WHO SHOULD READ FRIENDS, PARTNERS & LOVERS

Kevin A. Thompson





4. How to Improve Emotional Intelligence: 15+ Tips for Awareness







5. Work and ‘Character’

Andy Smarick





6. A new economic study shows how your birth order can influence your career

Sandra E. Black






7. John Gottman and Julie Gottman to Discuss New JFTR Article on Facebook Live
Tune In May 5 for the Live Interview





8. These college majors predict when you will marry

Kari Paul





9. Rise of 'silver singles' after hike in divorce rates in 70s put them off marriage

Olivia Rudgard





10. 8 Tips to Help You Thrive in Your First Year of Marriage

Jo Piazza







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Spend intentional time with your partner this year
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When was your last date?
Perhaps there was a time in your relationship when dating came easily. The ideas flowed, blocking out time was almost effortless, anticipation kept you awake at night, and the days before a scheduled date seemed to pass by slowly. Now... 5, 10, 15+ years into your relationship, perhaps dating feels stale, laborious, and maybe even non-existent.
 
Inject some new energy into dating your loved one!
 
1. Take off the pressure. Dates don't have to be time consuming, expensive, and momentous. It's about spending intentional time with your partner.
 
2.   Recalibrate your expectations. Likely you've changed and your partner has changed. What does your relationship need now? Consider activities that will enable you to discover each other again, have fun and laugh, relax, or just be together.
 
3. Try something new with your partner.   Here are 52 ideas, one for each week of the year.

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On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM, Bill Coffin <billcoffin68@gmail.com> wrote:
1. Why Getting Fired Is Worse Than Divorce

Chris Stokel-Walker






2. At the heart of health

Andrea Mrozek







3. Final Implementation Findings from the Responsible Fatherhood Reentry Projects





4. 

How to Be a Lifelong Learner


 Kira M. Newman



OR


Don't Let Passive-Aggression Ruin Your Relationship
 
By Andrea Brandt

 
Learning to express anger in a healthy way will help couples resolve conflicts, instead of letting them simmer.
 





5. 
The Social and Behavioral Sciences in K-12 Education: Past, Present, and Future: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief
The Social and Behavioral Sciences in K-12 Education: Past, Present, and Future: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief

Download Free PDF












OR

Approaches to the Development of Character:
Proceedings of a Workshop









6.  ​The kindle edition of this wonderful new book is only $0.99... seehttp://bentoleal.com/

Go to "4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work--Anywhere!: A How-To Guide for Practicing the Empathic Listening, Speaking, and Dialogue Skills to Achieve Relationship Success" page













7. Childhood Family Structure and Intergenerational
​ ​
Income Mobility in the United States

Deirdre Bloome






8. Romeo and Juliet Would Have Broken up…Quickly

James Stein





9. Seattle millennials change homes here more often than anywhere else in U.S.




OR

Connecticut has the lowest marriage rate in the U.S.


which cites Marriage and Divorce







10. Healthy Marriage Retreat



OR






11. Love, marriage, kids — life doesn’t follow a set timeline. So don’t expect it to.

Lisa Bonos








Thanks Alysse







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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1149864 2017-04-27T16:01:07Z 2017-04-27T16:01:07Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Why Getting Fired Is Worse Than Divorce

Chris Stokel-Walker






2. At the heart of health

Andrea Mrozek







3. Final Implementation Findings from the Responsible Fatherhood Reentry Projects





4. 

How to Be a Lifelong Learner


 Kira M. Newman



OR


Don't Let Passive-Aggression Ruin Your Relationship
 
By Andrea Brandt

 
Learning to express anger in a healthy way will help couples resolve conflicts, instead of letting them simmer.
 





5. 
The Social and Behavioral Sciences in K-12 Education: Past, Present, and Future: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief
The Social and Behavioral Sciences in K-12 Education: Past, Present, and Future: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief

Download Free PDF












OR

Approaches to the Development of Character:
Proceedings of a Workshop









6.  ​The kindle edition of this wonderful new book is only $0.99... seehttp://bentoleal.com/

Go to "4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work--Anywhere!: A How-To Guide for Practicing the Empathic Listening, Speaking, and Dialogue Skills to Achieve Relationship Success" page













7. Childhood Family Structure and Intergenerational
​ ​
Income Mobility in the United States

Deirdre Bloome






8. Romeo and Juliet Would Have Broken up…Quickly

James Stein





9. Seattle millennials change homes here more often than anywhere else in U.S.




OR

Connecticut has the lowest marriage rate in the U.S.


which cites Marriage and Divorce







10. Healthy Marriage Retreat



OR






11. Love, marriage, kids — life doesn’t follow a set timeline. So don’t expect it to.

Lisa Bonos








Thanks Alysse







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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1148957 2017-04-24T18:06:21Z 2017-04-24T18:19:16Z Great new Comm Skills book

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Six ways parents can stay connected with their teen sons




On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:25 PM, Bill Coffin <billcoffin68@gmail.com> wrote:
1. Romantic competence, healthy relationship functioning, and well-being in emerging adults






2. Project Gutenberg's How to be Happy Though Married, by Edward John Hardy







3. 
Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities to Promote Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health in Children: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief
Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities to Promote Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health in Children: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief

Download Free PDF
















4. Ready to split? Why a date night might save your marriage

Anna Tyzack







5.What I Learned About Love After Being Rejected By A Guy Over Sex





6. 

Video: "The Power of the Adolescent Brain with Frances Jensen"






7. 

On Friday 17th March Pact was delighted to host the annual Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lecture and Symposium, with guest speaker and foremost international expert on relationship education, Professor Galena Rhoades. We were also pleased to hear from The Rt. Rev. Bishop Richard Moth, (RC Liaison Bishop for Prisons), Simon Pellew OBE, CEO of the Society of Analytical Psychology and Oonagh Ryder, Policy Officer at CLINKS.

 

Speaking to a packed lecture theatre, courtesy of London Southbank University, Prof. Rhoades delivered a stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining lecture, described by one delegate as a ‘Master Class in Relationship Education.’







​8. ​GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES DURING YOUNG ADULTHOOD: FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS OF BABY BOOMERS AND MILLENNIALS




OR





9. 
Why The Success of Your Marriage Matters to My Kids

laceykeigley





10. 
They are Watching: Child Wellbeing and Parent Interaction

Dr. Scott Stanley







11. ​The kindle edition of this wonderful new book will be free this weekend... see http://bentoleal.com/

Go to "4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work--Anywhere!: A How-To Guide for Practicing the Empathic Listening, Speaking, and Dialogue Skills to Achieve Relationship Success" page
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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1147707 2017-04-20T02:25:30Z 2017-04-20T02:25:31Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Romantic competence, healthy relationship functioning, and well-being in emerging adults






2. Project Gutenberg's How to be Happy Though Married, by Edward John Hardy







3. 
Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities to Promote Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health in Children: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief
Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities to Promote Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health in Children: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief

Download Free PDF
















4. Ready to split? Why a date night might save your marriage

Anna Tyzack







5.What I Learned About Love After Being Rejected By A Guy Over Sex





6. 

Video: "The Power of the Adolescent Brain with Frances Jensen"






7. 

On Friday 17th March Pact was delighted to host the annual Sir Harold Hood Memorial Lecture and Symposium, with guest speaker and foremost international expert on relationship education, Professor Galena Rhoades. We were also pleased to hear from The Rt. Rev. Bishop Richard Moth, (RC Liaison Bishop for Prisons), Simon Pellew OBE, CEO of the Society of Analytical Psychology and Oonagh Ryder, Policy Officer at CLINKS.

 

Speaking to a packed lecture theatre, courtesy of London Southbank University, Prof. Rhoades delivered a stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining lecture, described by one delegate as a ‘Master Class in Relationship Education.’







​8. ​GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES DURING YOUNG ADULTHOOD: FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLDS OF BABY BOOMERS AND MILLENNIALS




OR





9. 
Why The Success of Your Marriage Matters to My Kids

laceykeigley





10. 
They are Watching: Child Wellbeing and Parent Interaction

Dr. Scott Stanley







11. ​The kindle edition of this wonderful new book will be free this weekend... see http://bentoleal.com/

Go to "4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work--Anywhere!: A How-To Guide for Practicing the Empathic Listening, Speaking, and Dialogue Skills to Achieve Relationship Success" page
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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1144481 2017-04-06T15:26:36Z 2017-04-06T15:26:37Z Fwd: Cohabiting Parents Differ from Married Parents in 3 Big Ways, Teen Dating Violence Strong Predictor of Future Domestic Abuse, LIVE No Jerks training, Gottman Institute Looking for Affair Recovery Couples, 2017 NARME Summit

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Subject: Cohabiting Parents Differ from Married Parents in 3 Big Ways, Teen Dating Violence Strong Predictor of Future Domestic Abuse, LIVE No Jerks training, Gottman Institute Looking for Affair Recovery Couples, 2017 NARME Summit
To: billcoffin68@gmail.com



Exciting Times Ahead at the 2017 NARME Summit!
 
Each year at the NARME Summit, we believe having the opportutnity to network with other attendees is just as important as taking in the educational opportunities.  We will be taking advantage of the beautiful weather and scenery Denver has to offer and hosting this year's networking event at Washington Park, one of the largest and most popular parks in the city.

Don't miss out on a night full of fun and outdoor games while getting the chance to meet new people from around the country doing the same work to strengthen families...you never know what connections you will make! Dinner will be catered by one of Denver's favorite food trucks, Maine Street BBQ...delicious bbq with an east coast twist!

Sign up during registration, the cost is just $20. 

If you haven't checked out the broad array of training, and workshop opportunities available at this year's Summit,  Click here to check out the Summit

New to the plenary line up are Hal Runkel, and Sam Himelstein.  They along with Michele Weiner Davis, Scott Stanley, John Van Epp, Morgan Cutlip, Jim Thomas and others will be taking center stage to bring us the latest research and information to help us in our efforts to strengthen families in our communities.

We are very excited about the huge renovation The Tech Center Marriott has just completed.  We think you are going to love it!  Chick here for more information about the Tech Center Marriott
Interested in Exhibiting and/or Advertising at the 2017 NARME Summit?
We are looking for exhibitors and advertisers who wish to display materials, resources, and/or services to attendees. 

Exhibiting is a great opportunity to share about your programs and connect with new faces! Space is limited. For more information on exhibits and advertising,
Study Shows: Children Have a Stable Home Environment and Perform Better in School if their Biological Father lives with Them
Children are healthier and more likely to grow up with a good education and get a good job if their biological father lives with them, research reveals.
But when a stepfather moves into a family home there are no benefits for the children, the pioneering study of British families found. Read More...
LIVE No Jerks training in Georgia
Attend a live instructor training of How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk (ette) taught by Dr. John Van Epp.

May 18 and 19 from 8am-5pm

First Baptist Jonesboro

Click here for more information
 
Teen Dating Violence Strong Predictor of Future Domestic Abuse
Teens who experience violence in dating relationships are more likely to suffer from domestic abuse as an adult, according to a new study from the University of Calgary.
The study, led by Faculty of Social Work researcher Deinera Exner-Cortens and published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, suggests that adolescent dating violence is a strong predictor that someone will suffer future abuse. Read More...

Brookings: Cohabiting Parents Differ from Married Parents in 3 Big Ways
Here are two important, largely uncontested facts: Family stability is important for childhood outcomes. All else equal, children raised in stable families are healthier, better educated, and more likely to avoid poverty than those who experience transitions in family structure. Read More...
 
Accepting Nominations for the 
Joseph L. Hernandez Impact Award
NARME is pleased to announce a new national award which will be presented each year at our annual Summit.  The Joseph L. Hernandez Impact Award will be presented to honor and recognize an individual across America whose passion, leadership, and life-long commitment have made a significant impact advancing our common vision to foster education for healthy marriages, responsible fathers, and strong families. 
 
The criteria for individuals nominated for the annual Joseph L. Hernandez Impact Award will be a leader who:

  • Has the passion, leadership, and life-long commitment that has made a significant impact advancing our common vision to foster education for healthy marriages, responsible fathers, and strong families
  • Has improved relationships for a sustained period of time
  • Serves their local community
  • Mentors future leaders in the field
  • Equips and encourages the under-served
  • Engages in lifetime learning 
Please submit your nominations to info@narme.org.  Nominations should be 300 words or less.  

The Deadline for nominations is midnight ET May 14, 2017.

Gottman Institute Looking for Participants for Affair Recovery Research Study
Has your relationship, or the relationship of someone you know, experienced an emotional or sexual affair? The Gottman Institute is offering couples greatly discounted therapy in specific geographic areas in exchange for their participation in a new study on affair recovery. Limited space available.
Read More....
Generational Differences During Young Adulthood: Families and Households of
Baby Boomers and Millennials
In 1980, the majority (68%) of Baby Boomers aged 25-34 were married. However, in 2015, only 40% of Millennials were married. In 2015, the majority of Millennials had never married (53%) compared to 20% of Baby Boomers in 1980.
Read More...
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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1144437 2017-04-06T13:17:32Z 2017-04-06T13:17:32Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. More unmarried couples with children breaking up than
​ ​
married couples for first time, ONS figures show






​5. Putting Evidence at the Heart of Making Policy





6. Empowering Disconnected Youth:The Protective Factors of  Healthy Relationship Education
When: Wednesday, April 12, 4:00 pm Eastern/
1:00 pm Pacific

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!






​7. ​THE END OF EARLY MARRIAGE: YOUNG AMERICANS WOULD RATHER GO TO COLLEGE THAN SAY 'I DO'













































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1. 
Principles and Practices for Federal Program Evaluation: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief
Principles and Practices for Federal Program Evaluation: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief

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2. Older women having babies may replace immigrants in replenishing the workforce

TIM HENDERSON

Stateline.org

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/nation-world/national/article141028868.html





3. Leading relationships charities lift the lid on couple relationships in the UK






4. The Many Faces of Military Families: Unique Features of the Lives of Female Service Members.









5. The Families and Children Activity Industry List









7. Responsible fatherhood: He’s been a key voice in the national conversation




8. Cost of housing deters marriage, childbirth: report

Byun Hee-jin






9. States Give New Parents Baby Boxes To Encourage Safe Sleep Habits
MAUREEN PAO





10. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Welfare reform lessons from the UK: A discussion with the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP
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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1141043 2017-03-23T16:57:46Z 2017-03-23T16:57:47Z Re: Candidates for Friday Five
11. 

The University of Birmingham Mental Health Commission has a simple hypothesis: we cannot simply scale-up existing models of treatment to meet the current level of mental health need. We have to change the paradigm from treatment and containment to prevention, early intervention and sustainable recovery – and we have to shift resources accordingly.

 

It is this hypothesis that the Commission wishes to test to devise a new agenda for action, taking a life-course approach, looking at the best of what works to reduce the prevalence of mental distress and how to support its adoption across the UK.

The call for evidence is an opportunity to showcase your research or innovation both to the Commission itself and to a wider audience when the Commission reports.

 

We are keen to hear from anyone with ideas and expertise to contribute, whether that is by personal experience or by profession. We seek practical examples, case studies, and insights in how best to implement promising approaches, as well as rigorous peer-reviewed research.

 

The Commission will consider this evidence and the analysis of this will be published on the Commission’s website. During the process of collecting evidence, and once the final report is published, we will be engaging with policy makers to support a paradigm shift in our approach to mental distress.

 

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/call-for-evidence-mental-health-policy-commission.pdf


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1. Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities to Promote Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health in Children:
Proceedings of a Workshop (2017)



OR


Preventing the Negative Effects of Poverty on Child Development: Evidence-Based Policies and Solutions


http://www.npscoalition.org/childhood-poverty






2. Breadcrumbing- another downer of the digital age





3. Could A 'Marriage 101' Class Deter Divorce? Couples Across Asia Think It's Worth A Shot
Michelle Yuan 







4
​. 
American family incomes reach record high

By Chelsea Follett




5
​. 
Working paper 73 (2017)

Family Trajectories and Wellbeing of Children

​ ​
Born to Lone Mothers in the United Kingdom


By Elena Mariani, Berkay Özcan Alice Goisis

 

 http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WP73MarianiBerkayGoisis2017.pdf



​OR​

 

Working paper 74(2017)

The contribution of civil society:Good practices


By Diego Barroso and Eloïse Leboutte

 

 http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WP74BarrosoLeboutte2017.pdf







6
​. 
More Grandparents Than Ever

SHARON JAYSON





O
​R​



 
Tell Us About Divorce in Your Community






7
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 DIFI Participates in the OIC’s First Ministerial Conference on Marriage and the Family Institution





​8. ​
March 27Lecture Series: Promoting Resilience in Military Families  

From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

On Monday, March 27 at 10 a.m. EST, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will present "Promoting Resilience in Military Families: Outcomes of the After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) Program" at the National Institutes of Health. It is the latest installment of their Integrative Lecture Series.

The lecture is free, and will also be available via videocast or Facebook Live

https://www.ncfr.org/events/march-27-lecture-series-promoting-resilience-military-families


OR

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Work-family policy in Trump’s America: Addressing the concerns of working-class families








​10. ​Having children adds almost two years to life, say scientists














T
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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1140814 2017-03-22T19:17:42Z 2017-03-22T19:17:42Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention by Communities to Promote Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health in Children:
Proceedings of a Workshop (2017)



OR


Preventing the Negative Effects of Poverty on Child Development: Evidence-Based Policies and Solutions


http://www.npscoalition.org/childhood-poverty






2. Breadcrumbing- another downer of the digital age





3. Could A 'Marriage 101' Class Deter Divorce? Couples Across Asia Think It's Worth A Shot
Michelle Yuan 







4
​. 
American family incomes reach record high

By Chelsea Follett




5
​. 
Working paper 73 (2017)

Family Trajectories and Wellbeing of Children

​ ​
Born to Lone Mothers in the United Kingdom


By Elena Mariani, Berkay Özcan Alice Goisis

 

 http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WP73MarianiBerkayGoisis2017.pdf



​OR​

 

Working paper 74(2017)

The contribution of civil society:Good practices


By Diego Barroso and Eloïse Leboutte

 

 http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WP74BarrosoLeboutte2017.pdf







6
​. 
More Grandparents Than Ever

SHARON JAYSON





O
​R​



 
Tell Us About Divorce in Your Community






7
​.
 DIFI Participates in the OIC’s First Ministerial Conference on Marriage and the Family Institution





​8. ​
March 27Lecture Series: Promoting Resilience in Military Families  

From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

On Monday, March 27 at 10 a.m. EST, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will present "Promoting Resilience in Military Families: Outcomes of the After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) Program" at the National Institutes of Health. It is the latest installment of their Integrative Lecture Series.

The lecture is free, and will also be available via videocast or Facebook Live

https://www.ncfr.org/events/march-27-lecture-series-promoting-resilience-military-families


OR

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Work-family policy in Trump’s America: Addressing the concerns of working-class families








​10. ​Having children adds almost two years to life, say scientists














T
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Relationship Enhancement® Therapy with Couples and Families

May 19-21, 2017

Workshop Leader: Rob Scuka, Ph.D., Member of NIRE's Training Faculty

Rob is the author of Relationship Enhancement Therapy: Healing Through Deep Empathy and Intimate Dialogue. and numerous articles on RE and other topics.

Location: Topaz, House, 4400 East-West Highway, #24, Bethesda, MD 20814

Workshop Description: The purpose of this three-day skills training workshop is to provide participants a comprehensive introduction to the theory and methodology underlying the RE model and to teach participants how  to conduct RE Therapy with couples and families, beginning with the intake interview and proceeding through all the phases of RE therapy.

Intensive Supervised Skills Practice: The workshop emphasizes the building of participants' therapeutic skills through a process that combines lecture, video, role-play demonstrations, and intensively supervised skill practice. The number of participants is limited in order to ensure frequent individual supervision when participants break into triads to practice the previously-demonstrated skills.

Workshop Objectives: Participants will learn:

  • How to structure an intake interview so as to minimize in-session conflict and maximize commitment to positive therapeutic engagement
  • How to teach clients the ten RE skills
  • How to structure Conflict Management Skill as a contract between couples
  • How to coach couples' dialogues effectively
  • How to use the Identification Mode of empathy to help couples deepen their dialogues
  • How to use special RE therapy techniques such as Becoming and Troubleshooting
  • How to combine individual therapy of family members with RE couple and family therapy
  • How to overcome power imbalances among family members

Continuing Education: Upon completion, participants receive 20 CE credits for completing this workshop.

IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IDEALS maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
IDEALS/NIRE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5560. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. IDEALS/NIRE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
IDEALS/NIRE is approved by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education programs for social workers. IDEALS/NIRE maintains responsibility for the program and adhering to the appropriate guidelines required by the respective organizations.

Number of participants strictly limited to assure ample individual supervision.

Fee: $375 (includes RE Therapist Manual).

Cancellation Policy: Full refund (minus a $25 cancellation fee) is available up to one week prior to the beginning of the workshop. Thereafter, no refund is permitted, but the money paid can be applied to a future workshop offering.

For further information, or to register, please call NIRE at 301-680-8977.

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1. Fatherhood: the impact of fathers on children’s mental health 







2. Be worried about boys, especially baby boys






3. Charity report shows an increase in the number of people with no close friends






4. The ‘Troops’ Who Support Our Troops

 Katherine Harris |






OR


Keeping a healthy marriage healthy

By Airmen 1st Class Victoria Boyton, Kenneth Boyton,







5. A millennial takes on marriage

Kristin Eck







6. User guide to marriage statistics

Nicola Haines






7.
Policy and Research Challenges in Advancing Care and Support for People with Mental Illnesses and Substance Use Disorders

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:00 pm 







8. 20 Outstanding Books on Emotional Intelligence That Could Change The World (2017 Update)






9. FAMILY SCIENCE IS
the scientific study of families &
close interpersonal relationships






10. Determined 'Millenials' Prioritise Money Over Marriage



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Survey: 58% of Pinays would delay marriage for career







11. Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female



OR





Thanks Alysee





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March 14, 2017

It's here. It's really here.

The NCAA tournament kicks off with the First Four tonight

The first game of the 2017 tournament tips off when 16-seed Mount St. Mary's and 16-seed New Orleans fight for the chance to play overall No. 1 seed Villanova (6:40 ET, TruTV) in the West. WATCH LIVE

Next, 11-seed Wake Forest and 11-seed Kansas State face off for a spot against 6-seed Cincinnati (9:10 ET, TruTV) in the South. WATCH LIVE

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Every single first-round game analyzed

NCAA.com’s Mike Lopresti previewed every one of the 36 games played Thursday and Friday, from Mount St. Mary’s vs. New Orleans to Dayton vs. Wichita State. If you need some background on any matchup, we’ve got you covered.

Here's a list of the times and TV schedule for those games.

The top five players to watch in each region

This was a tough list to put together as, spoiler alert, there are quite a few good players in the tournament. You’ve got Josh Hart and Luke Kennard in the East, and then Malik Monk, Justin Jackson and Lonzo Ball just in the South.

NCAA.com’s Joe Boozell broke down each region:

Women's NCAA tournament field released

UConn's women's team landed the No. 1 overall seed in the women's 2017 NCAA tournament and the Huskies' (32-0) march for a record fifth straight national title truly begins. Notre Dame (30-3), South Carolina (27-4) and Baylor (30-3) rounded out the rest of the 1 seeds.

View the interactive bracket | Print the bracket

The final AP Top 25 of the season came out yesterday

Villanova took back its No. 1 spot, which Kansas had held for the past two weeks and Gonzaga claimed for the four weeks before that. It’s certainly not a bad position to be in, but it is by no means a guarantee of Nova’s success.

History shows that the AP No. 1 is far from a championship lock in the NCAA tournament. The final No. 1 has captured the title just once since 2001 and only four times since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

See the full Top 25

Behind the numbers of the final AP Top 25

More bracket tips coming your way

Here's one. Get the Final Four as close to perfect as you can. The glory in picks often feels like nailing 30-of-32 first-round games and successfully picking a 14-3 upset, but the points come in the Elite Eight and the Final Four, according to what we've seen from winners over the past six years. For instance, the guy that got his first 25 picks right in our 2016 game didn't even finish in the top 20 percent when it was all said and done. NCAA.com's Joe Boozell has more.

Brackets close at noon ET on Thursday, but there's still plenty of time to make your picks.

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First Thursday of the NCAA tournament: March 16
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1. Why men are having problems getting married

​AIMEE PICCHI​


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-men-are-having-problems-getting-married/






2. Happy marriage and a healthy life

CLEVELAND CLINIC





3. Community Cafés in Alaska Discuss Strengthening Families Initiative






4. Family Inequality: Diverging Patterns in Marriage, Cohabitation, and Childbearing

Shelly Lundberg , Robert A. Pollak  and Jenna Stearns 






5. 

Online daters ignore wish list when choosing a match

Do cyber daters contact their stated perfect match online? It seems not








6. Father involvement in the UK: trends in the new millennium

By Ursula Henz

 

Abstract: In many Western countries, father involvement in childcare has strongly increased during the second half of the 20th century. Policy changes should have arguably sustained the trends in the UK in the new millennium. This report examines recent changes in father involvement in the UK by analysing the 2000 and 2015 UK Time-Use surveys and compares the patterns with findings from similar analyses for France, Italy and Sweden. The analyses show that fathers in the UK spent more time doing childcare in 2015 compared to 2000 but they spent less total time together with their children. Compared to fathers in France and Sweden, the levels of father involvement in the UK were relatively low. The UK stands out from the other three countries by stronger educational gradients of father involvement on weekends, suggesting cumulative disadvantages of children who grow up in low-educated families.

 

http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/WP70Henz2017.pdf






7. Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle

Partner Violence, Child–Parent Attachment, and Children’s Aggressive Behaviors

Shao-Chiu Juan, Heather M. Washington, Megan C. Kurlychek






FRPN Webinar: Inside the Black Box: Measuring
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Service Delivery, Client Engagement and Fidelity



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Coping with Financial Volatility:
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LIVE WEBCAST





9. Four-year-olds to get relationship education in the classroom, Government announces

Beth Rigby







10. Principle 3: My Family is Special

Children are usually best supported within their families. Respectful connections with families foster partnerships to promote children's safety.






Richard Meier




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Can We Stay Newlyweds Forever?  

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Strengthening Your Marriage After Kids (It's Not What You Think) 

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The Couple Checkup Every Marriage Could Use 

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5 Ways to Rekindle the Butterflies in Your Relationship 

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Military Marriage: It's Time for a Couple Checkup

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The growth of non-marital childbearing, including the growth of childbearing within a cohabiting union is associated with more family instability for children: a UK study claims

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In recent decades, much of the globe has witnessed a retreat from marriage. This means more children are being born outside of marriage, either to single parents or cohabiting couples, in countries around the world. This social change raises a few questions:

  1. Are such children less likely to enjoy stable family lives?
  2. Is the growth of non-marital childbearing, including the growth of childbearing within a cohabiting union, associated with more family instability for children? 
  3. Are there financial disadvantages impacting children born outside of marriage?

To answer question 2, the Cohabitation-go-round study provides fresh evidence that cohabitation is less likely to deliver such family stability to children, compared to marriage and as the American expert on family and marriage Professor Brad Wilcox said: “We know that children thrive on stable routines with stable caregivers.

Similar comparisons can be made to Australian families because family instability is associated with a host of negative outcomes for children.

While in Australia the rates of living together without marrying are increasing, cohabitation is nevertheless the normative pathway to marriage. While it remains the case that the vast majority of couples in a living-together union are married to each other, cohabitation without marriage appears to have increased by one to three percentage points across each Census year since 1971, reaching 16% in 2011.

Prior to 1997, there was a substantial increase in the proportion of families with children that were headed by a lone parent (father or mother). These proportions were:

  • 12% in 1980
  • 15% in 1990
  • 20% in 1997 and
  • 21% in 2008.

Given the increase in cohabitation rates, changes have also occurred in the marital status of parents. For example, while most lone parents living with dependent children have been married previously, lone parents today are less likely than in the past to have ever been married.

About one in five lone parents living with dependent children in 1986 was never married, compared with around one in three in 2006.

The increase in the proportion of lone parents who have never married does not mean that these parents became lone parents when their children were born. Many of today's lone parents have separated from a de facto relationship.

For example, recent research in Australia reveals that part of the disadvantage associated with being born to a single mother may be the heighted risk of subsequent union transitions faced by children of single mothers... and union transitions appear to present children with more challenges than merely being reared by a lone parent.

If comparisons can be made to the UK study, and that children are more likely to flounder in unstable families, the spike in children born outside of marriage eludes to the fact that children from cohabiting relationships are more likely to experience parental separation than those living with married parents.

There is also a growing consensus that the number of parental union transitions matters for children above and beyond family structure,  with children being more likely to thrive in stable families and more likely to flounder in unstable ones.

Source:

  • DeRose, L. Lyons-Amos, M.; Wilcox, W.B.; and Huarcaya, G. 2017: The Cohabitation-go-round: Cohabitation and Family Stability Across the Globe, Social Trends Institute, World Family Map 2017.
  • Families then and now: 1980-2010: Alan Hayes, Ruth Weston, Lixia Qu and Matthew Gray
  • Weston, R., & Qu, L. (2013). Working out relationships (Australian Family Trends No. 3). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1133544 2017-02-23T04:27:00Z 2017-02-23T04:27:00Z Candidates for Friday Five
1. Ask the Historical Society: Busiest marriage year





2. 

When Work Disappears: Manufacturing Decline and the Falling Marriage-Market Value of Men


David AutorDavid DornGordon Hanson








3. MARRIAGE COUNSELING TO BE SUBSIDIZED BY STATE






4. Mental Health Care for Family Members of Post 9/11 Veterans: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Impact of the Invisible Wounds of War on Families (February 2017)








5. 

Now Online: Men Without Work
Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt's lecture is now available on YouTube. He explores why American men are leaving the labor force in greater numbers than ever before and the consequences it will have on the American economy and culture.
Watch Now












7. The Science of Compassion in Marriage

Brad Hoppmann







8. Study Finds Cohabiting Parents Twice as Likely to Split as Married Parents

Rachel Sheffield






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From: Michael McManus <mike@marriagesavers.org>
Date: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 12:42 AM
Subject: National Marriage Week - Ethics & Religion Col. #1,851
To: Bill Coffin <BillCoffin68@gmail.com>


Ethics & Religion

A Column by Mike McManus

 

February 16, 2017

Column #1,851

National Marriage Week

By Mike McManus

 

            It is National Marriage Week, a good time to assess the health of marriage in America.   “The institution of marriage represents the very foundation of human social order,” writes Dr. James Dobson. “Everything of value sits on that base. Institutions, government, religious fervor and the welfare of children are all dependent on its stability.”

 

            When Gallup asked couples to grade their marriages, 68% gave it an A and 23%, a B. Only 6% gave it a C and 1% each, a D or F.  By contrast, 64% of cohabiting couples who were preparing for marriage, ranked their relationship in the “low satisfaction group.”

 

            Nor do unhappy marriages stay that way: 86% of bad marriages become good ones!

 

            However, divorced men are twice as likely as married men to die from the four big killers: heart disease, stroke, hypertension and cancer.  My wife and I report in our book, Living Together: Myths, Risks & Answers, “Auto accidents and suicide death rates for the divorced are almost four times higher; cirrhosis of the liver and pneumonia death rates are seven times higher; the rate of death from murder is eight times greater.”

 

            Not surprisingly, therefore, being unmarried chops nearly ten years off a man’s life. Married women will live four years longer, and their children, five years longer.

 

            “Loneliness is a lethal force with the power to break the human heart,” writes James J. Lynch in A Cry Unheard. A married couple cares for each other. For example, a wife watches their diet and objects if her husband pours a second drink.  But when one of them dies, the will to live is extinguished for many.

 

            Married couples are far wealthier.  Those who never marry experience a 75% reduction in wealth. Married men earn 10% to 40% more than single men with similar education and job history. Why? Married men have a greater work commitment, lower quit rates, healthier and more stable routines.

 

            According to The Case For Marriage by Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher, “On the verge of retirement, the typical married couple had accumulated about $410,000 compared to $167,000 for the never-married, $154,000 for the divorced, and under $96,000 for the separated.”

 

            We write, “Marrying offers balance. Spouses are invested in each other and in the well-being of their joint future. He proposes to buy a new car; she says, `That’s a waste of our money. Let’s remodel the screen porch and turn it into a sunroom.’ Result: the investment increases the value of their home.  The single guy buys the car or vacations in Cancun and by retirement can claim fewer assets.”

 

            Married people also have more and better sex than singles.  TV shows like Sex and the City give the impression the happiest people are those who jump in bed with someone new every Friday night.  But the National Sex Survey reports 43% of married men had sex at least twice a week – compared to only 26% of single men.

 

Married people also enjoy their sex more, both physically and emotionally than their unmarried counterparts. Married women are almost twice as likely as divorced and never-married women to have a sex life that (a) exists and (b) is extremely emotionally satisfying.

 

What about cohabiters? While cohabiting couples have at least as much sex as the married, they don’t seem to enjoy it quite as much. For men, having a wife beats shacking up by a wide margin: 48% of husbands say sex with their wife is extremely satisfying emotionally compared to just 37% of cohabiting men.

 

Therefore, I have a tough question.  Why were there more marriages in 1970 (2,159,000) than in 2015 (2,077,000)?  The population grew from 203 million to 319 million.  If the same percentage of couples were marrying now, there would be 1.3 million more marriages per year!

 

First, I blame America’s churches for not making a better case for marriage. Four in ten people attend church weekly – giving clergy huge access. Yet, in my 70+ years of attending church, I can remember only one sermon, a recent one - that held up Christian marriage. 

 

Second, two-thirds of young couples think they should test the relationship by living together.  There were 8.3 million couples cohabiting in 2015, but only 1.3 million of them married.  The rest mostly break up over time. And women who cohabit are 33% more likely to divorce than those who remained apart till marriage.

 

Churches should insist that cohabiting couples move apart for months before the wedding – to increase their odds of success.

 

Sadly, few do so.

Copyright © 2017 Michael J. McManus, President of Marriage Savers and a syndicated columnist. To see past columns, go to www.ethicsandreligion.com.  Hit Search for any topic.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike McManus is President of Marriage Savers

and a syndicated columnist, writing Ethics & Religion weekly

mike@marriagesavers.org

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tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1131432 2017-02-15T03:11:29Z 2017-02-16T00:01:46Z Candidates for Friday Five
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https://youtu.be/s26rKgIqZ70 







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