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

Webinar Next Week:

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


 

2. How to Teach Siblings to Resolve Their Own Arguments

By Steve Calechman





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






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

 Chris Matyszczyk


OR

Marriage Matters: ‘The Thing’ that makes marriage work

James and Audora Burg

 
 


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

 



6. 8 facts about American dads

GRETCHEN LIVINGSTON AND KIM PARKER





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

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






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

    Richard Orange




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

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




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






    11. TEEN DEPRESSION TREATMENT SHOULD EXTEND TO PARENTS’ MARRIAGE

    KRISTIN SAMUELSON-NORTHWESTERN  





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

    by Jennifer Garry




    Thanks Alysse.

    Bill


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

    Livia Gershon 





    2. How to Raise Helpful Children

     
    3. ATTENTION IS THE MOST BASIC EXPRESSION OF LOVE





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






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

    Michael Karpman Stephen Zuckerman Dulce Gonzalez





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

    Emma Waring





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





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

    RENATTA SIGNORINI





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








    11. Accomplishments in Behavioral and Social Sciences Research





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






    13. Should death be a dinner table conversation?





    Thanks.

    Bill

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

    Devan Clayton 










    3. Universal approaches to promoting healthy development

    A Princeton-Brookings Future of Children Event
     




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








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

     Brandon Showalter, CP Reporter 






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




    OR

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

    BY GRETCHEN LIVINGSTON




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




    OR

    How Successful Are the Marriages of People With Divorced Parents?

    JOE PINSKER



     



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

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




    10.   A REFLECTION ON 50 YEARS OF FAMILIES 

    By Aaron Cooper, Ph.D.





    11. 

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




    OR


    MPs debate marriage week in parliament

    Michaela Hyde

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

     BELINDA LUSCOMBE





    2. Can AI Nudge Us to Make Better Choices?

    Bob Suh



    OR



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

    LAURA HAZARD OWEN  


    OR

    NYT Corrections: May 5, 2019

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

     


    4. The Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures
     

    OR





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

     Peter Jon Mitchell Hamilton Spectator 





    6. Assisting families with ageing-related relationship issues

    Paula Mance  



    OR

    National Families Week  










    8. Marriage Week 2019





    9. On Being with Krista Tippett

    Atul Gawande

    What Matters in the End






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

    by Jennifer Garry



    11. 

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


    OR

    Don’t Be Grateful That Dad Does His Share




    Thanks and Happy Mothers Day

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



    OR

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

    by Jennifer Garry




    2.16 Books That Model Empathy and Compassion for Young Readers

    by Charnaie Gordon
     


    OR


    Five Childhood Experiences That Lead to a More Purposeful Life

    BY MARYAM ABDULLAH 






    3. Improving Couples’ Relationship Leads to Improved Coparenting

    by Devan Clayton





    4. People with happy spouses may live longer





    5. The family is the centre of our universe





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

     Cecilia Zinicola and Matthew Green  





    7. Survey for married women






    8. Erasing the Stigma: Mental Health for Men

    Jason M. Jowers, MS 





    9. Addressing Libertarian concerns about paid leave

    Aparna Mathur  





    10.  NPCL and the 21st Annual IFC Host Committee


    or


    By Mike McManus 


     





    11. Do Married Millennials Cheat on Each Other?

    OLGA KHAZAN




     

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

    Sue Shellenbarger  






    13. NCFR  Resource Library


    OR

    THE 9th ANNUAL NARME SUMMIT IS COMING TO THE

    SHERATON MUSIC CITY HOTEL IN NASHVILLE, TN!





    Thanks

    Bill


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

    OR

    OFA Webinar: Coordinating Services for TANF and Child Welfare Families




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





    OR





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

     Joe Lepper








    OR

    Age-verification for online pornography to begin in July



     


    5.   2017-2018 Evaluation Report

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


    OR

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

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




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



    7. Trask Extols Benefits of Parent Education at UN Commission





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


    MARYAM ABDULLAH 




    OR

    What Happens When Old and Young Connect?

    By Marc Freedman 

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



     

    9.  How or Why Does Relationship Education Work?

    Hailey Palmer and Alan J. Hawkins 





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

    Julia Belluz




    Thanks


    Bill


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

    By Michael C. Reichert


    OR

    TEENS FACE HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS EXPLORING SEX ONLINE

    CAROLINE BROOKS-MICHIGAN STATE

     


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

    BY DONNA FREITAS

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


    OR





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

    OR

    Administration for Children & Families National Fatherhood Summit

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

    City: Nashville, Tennessee


     



    4. Strategies For Involving And Engaging Fathers In Programming

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

    OR

    FRPN Webinar: State Policies and Practices to Promote Father Involvement


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




     

    5. Building a marriage in a digital world



    OR

     
    7 tips to help our children use technology well





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

     
    OR

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






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

    By Anne Mosle





    8.  Bernard Guerney, 89, Giant of Psychotherapy





    9. How to survive when your spouse retires

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

    Carla Fried





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

    by Sharita Forrest, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




    Thanks!
    Bill



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

    Ann Farmer




    2. 

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




    OR

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

     



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





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





    5. The Consequences of Teen Motherhood Can Last for Generations

    ALIA WONG






    6. Protective Factors in Practice Vignettes






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





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



    OR

    FOSI Briefs the Hill on Online Safety Across the Generations  



     

    9. Who Benefits Most from Relationship Education?

    Hailey Palmer and Alan J. Hawkins 





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



    OR

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

    Gabriella Swerling
     



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






    Thanks.

    Bill

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


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    Open Culture

    Link to Open Culture

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

    Posted: 22 Mar 2019 10:02 AM PDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    via Visual Capitalist

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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1389091 2019-03-23T16:18:00Z 2019-03-23T16:18:00Z The long-term effects of life events on happiness are overestimated | OUPblog
    https://shar.es/amZ6Hi

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

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


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    Subject: In Memoriam: Bernard Guilbert Guerney, Jr., February 28, 1930 - March 16, 2019
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    Bernard Guilbert Guerney, Jr., died at age 89 from complications of cancer, under hospice care at home, and surrounded by his loving family. Bernie, as family, friends and colleagues knew him, is survived by his wife of 65 years, Louise Guerney, three adult children, Janis, Bruce and Robert, and three grandchildren, Aaron, Liana and Cole.

     

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

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

     



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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1389072 2019-03-23T15:22:58Z 2019-03-23T15:22:58Z Fwd: True giant in the relationship and marriage education field passes away


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

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

    As the author of PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), and Co-Author of Adventures in Marriage, Dr. Gordon's work is one of the few marriage education programs in the country that has been through extensive research to verify its effectiveness in preparing, strengthening, and restoring healthy marriage relationships. Dr. Gordon's work incorporates lessons learned from other marriage education pioneers including Virginia Satir, George Bach, Daniel Casriel, Bernard Guerney, Murray Bowen, Clifford Sager, Ira Progoff, Nathanial Branden, Jean Houston, Ivan Boszormeny-Nagy, Gary Chapman, and many others.  
     
    Dr. Gordon was the author of three popular books:  Love Knots, Passage To Intimacy, and If You Really Loved Me, and she appeared on numerous programs including The Today Show, Geraldo, CNN, CBS and NBC News, Miami News, National Public Radio, the Gordon Elliot Show, and others. Her work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, New Woman and Psychology Today.  She was a Charter Member of the American Family Therapy Association, a member of the Cornell University Alumni Regional Class Counsel, and a member of the Virginia Satir International Human Learning Resource Network and AVANTA.  And she received the Smart Marriages Impact Award in 2002
     
    Dr. Gordon was preceded in death by her beloved husband Morris in 2005, and is survived by her four children and many grandchildren.   
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1388488 2019-03-21T21:55:57Z 2019-03-21T21:55:57Z Candidates for Friday Five

    Sweet 16


    1. Supporting the Development of Self-Regulation in Young Children: Tips for Practitioners Working with Families in Home Settings




    2. For families across California, a desperate struggle to get mental health care

    Jocelyn Wiener  





    3.  JulieB TV at The Relate-Table | EPISODE 2: Making Up After a Miscommunication in Marriage

      




    4. Child development services should include fathers and a parental relationship focus

    Professors Carolyn Pape Cowan and Philip A Cowan





    5. Five Ways to Talk with Your Kids So They Feel Loved

    Shauna Tominey






    6. Using Policy to Create Healthy Schools: Tools for State Policymakers

    Child Trends and the National Association of State Boards of Education   

    Fri, Mar 29, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
     


     

    7. Commons approves amendments to Civil Partnerships Bill





    8. For the Children: Does Couple and Relationship Education Influence Child Well-Being Through Enhanced Couple Functioning?

    Hailey Palmer 
     




    9. 9 Ways to Teach a Growth Mindset to Kids




    10. More than 1 Million SNAP Participants Could Be Affected by USDA’s Proposed Waiver Rule




    11.The Evolution of Family Policy: Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Hopes for the Future

    Theodora Ooms





    12. PHASE 2 OF THE FATHER-CHILD RELATIONSHIP (YEARS THREE TO NINE OR TEN): CONSOLIDATION OF AFFECTION AND SOLIDARITY WITH AN EYE TO THE FUTURE

    PAT FAGAN




    13.  Measuring Our Communities: The State of Military and Veteran Families in the United States 

    Kathy Broniarczyk and Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D




    14. Child Maltreatment 2017

    Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families 





    15.  NAVIGATING SIBLING CONFLICTS DURING THE TEEN YEARS

    Dr. Carey Heller




    16.State Planning Mini Grants Webinar: Fatherhood Commissions

    FRPN



    Save some for next week? I'll be biking in San Diego. 
    Now back to March Madness...

    Thanks

    Bill


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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1382768 2019-03-07T20:26:46Z 2019-03-07T20:26:47Z Candidates for Friday Five






    2. Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency: Fiscal Year 2018







    3. Do you have a self-actualised personality? Maslow revisited








    4.Do children in two-parent families do better?

    Branwen Jeffreys







    5. More Time in the Kitchen May Not Be the Answer to Feeding Kids Well

    LELA NARGI  




    OR

    What Catholic Families Say at Dinner






    6. Why nonworking men are unhappiest in America

    Carol Graham and Fred Dews






    7. Hispanic women are helping drive the recent decline in the U.S. fertility rate

    Marta Alvira-Hammond





    8. The First Lesson of Marriage 101: There Are No Soul Mates

    https://naija247news.com/2019/03/04/the-first-lesson-of-marriage-101-there-are-no-soul-mates/






    9. Forgotten fathers: New dads also at risk for postpartum depression

    by University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-03-forgotten-fathers-dads-postpartum-depression.html




    10. Girls Have Always Been Better at School. Now It Matters More.

    Justin Fox

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-03-06/young-women-widen-the-higher-education-gap




    11. Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Love your enemies: Arthur Brooks on how to fight back against the culture of contempt





    12. Happy in marriage? Genetics may play a role

    By Michael Greenwood

    https://news.yale.edu/2019/02/28/happy-marriage-genetics-may-play-role







    13. These states have the highest – and lowest – percentage of married people in the US

    Grant Suneson, 24/7 Wall Street







    Thanks.



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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1379761 2019-02-28T19:12:04Z 2019-02-28T19:12:04Z Candidates For Friday Five
    1. Understanding the Complexities of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Research (Part III)



    OR

    Strengthen Family Relationships to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

    William Wubbenhorst, FYSB Associate Commissioner 

     



    2. the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry's 60 year history with our interactive timeline





    3.Midlife crises and relationships

    Relate  



    OR

    For Moments of Marital Crisis





    4. Tips for Talking to the Veteran in Your Life About Seeking Care




    OR

    Survey Says: Majority of Spouses Satisfied With Military Life











    6. Testing Out Marriage By Playing House Is Neither Helpful Nor Realistic

    BY HAYLEY LEWIS



    OR

    First Things First: Marriage offers something cohabitation does not


     Julie Baumgardner 



     


    7. Childhood Family Structure and the Accumulation of Wealth Across the Life Course

    Fabrizio Bernardi  Diederik Boertien  Koen Geven

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jomf.12523





    8. The rise of black-majority cities

    David Harshbarger and Andre M. Perry







    9. Birth rate fall on horizon




    or






    10. Future of Coaching: Calls for Coaches to Support Emotional and Social Skills






    11. Study Finds a Happy Marriage Can Lead to Living Longer

    By Kimberly Lawson




    THANKS!


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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1376731 2019-02-21T17:08:30Z 2019-02-21T17:08:31Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. How might we inspire children and their caregivers to read together?

    FUNDED BY THE WILLIAM PENN FOUNDATION





    2. How Neuroscience Can Help Your Kid Make Good Choices

     DIANA DIVECHA






    3. NASEM Report Release Event: A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty

    Thu, February 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST




    OR


    OFA Webinar: ASPIRE: Serving Two-Parent Families in the TANF System





    4.  62% of coupled-up Brits fancy their partner more now than at the beginning of the relationship and 31% have more sex

    Relate  







    5. The Intersection of Mental Illness and Gun Violence: Examining the Evidence to Guide Sound Public Policy 

     Allison Schroeder, Ph.D., LMFT, Deirdre Quinn, Ph.D., Samuel Allen, M.S., LMFT, and Elaine Anderson, Ph.D.

    https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-report/winter-2018/intersection-mental-illness-and-gun-violence

    OR

    Breaking the Link Between Mental Health and Poverty

    Julie Hersh  






    6. The Stanford Marriage Pact: Sex, Data, and the Stories We Tell



     



    7. Welcome to ForYourMilitaryMarriage.com, an initiative of Worldwide Marriage Encounter
    dedicated to supporting and serving military married couples






    8. Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peers

    JULIANA MENASCE HOROWITZ AND NIKKI GRAF  

    http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2019/02/20/most-u-s-teens-see-anxiety-and-depression-as-a-major-problem-among-their-peers/





    9. Impacts on Family Outcomes of Evidence-Based Early Childhood Home Visiting: Results from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation



    OR

    The Learn Phase: Creating Sustainable Change in Human Services Programs






    10. Finding love in the age of partisanship

    Christina Hoff Sommers,@CHSommers
    Zoe Appler

    http://www.aei.org/publication/finding-love-in-the-age-of-partisanship/




    Christian Jarrett  






    12. Cohabitation Experience and Cohabitation's Association With Marital Dissolution

    Michael J. Rosenfeld  Katharina Roesler




    13. Marriage Matters: How groovy, we’re congruent

    James and Audora Burg  




    14. NC in Focus: Marriage & Relationships

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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1374369 2019-02-14T23:31:26Z 2019-02-14T23:31:27Z Candidates for Friday Five

    1.

    Single Mother Statistics That Will Shock You





    2. What Mums want and what Dads need to know







    3. The Disappointing Reality of 19th-Century Courtship

    Erin Blakemore 





    4. HHS Publishes 2019 Update of the Poverty Guidelines, February 2019
    This Federal Register notice is an update of the poverty guidelines by income and size of household. This new set of guidelines reflects a 2.4 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index between calendar years 2017 and 2018 and is used as an eligibility criterion by Medicaid and other Federal programs.

    https://peerta.acf.hhs.gov/content/hhs-publishes-2019-update-poverty-guidelines

    OR


    The Unique Contributions of Fathers to Their Children's Development, February 2019
    The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host a webinar on February 20, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET to discuss the correlation between involved fathers and positive developmental outcomes for children.
     






      Samuel J. Abrams, Karlyn Bowman, Eleanor O’Neil, and Ryan Streeter 







    6. PROTECTING ME, HARMING US? WHY INDIVIDUALS OF LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS MAY EXPERIENCE LOWER ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP QUALITY

    Rebecca Horne  














    8. Preventing miscommunication: lessons from cross-cultural couples



    OR

    Oral sex is good for older couples










    9. Home visiting and early childhood education can benefit families by broadening their strategies for family engagement

    MANICA F. RAMOS, SARAH SHEA CROWNE
     





    10. New Army Policies Aim to Enhance Quality of Life







    11. The Power of Love: Why maternal depression is an economic mobility issue

    Richard V. Reeves



    OR


    Study provides new insight into the link between maternal depression and childhood obesity





    12. Podcast: Marriage and Fertility Trends and the Future of Banking





    13. Couples Creating Art or Playing Board Games Release ‘Love Hormone’ — but Men who Paint Release Most


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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1371231 2019-02-06T23:23:44Z 2019-02-06T23:23:44Z Candidates for Friday Five






    2. Some Links about Asymmetrical Commitment

    Dr. Scott Stanley

    http://slidingvsdeciding.blogspot.com/





    3. The American family today

    Karlyn Bowman






    4. Divorce and marriage data crucial for understanding Canada’s public health, researchers argue

    ERIC ANDREW-GEE AND TAVIA GRANT













    6. 5 WAYS FARM COUPLES CAN IMPROVE THEIR MARRIAGES NOW







    7. Money matters at 9th MSC’s first Financial Stewardship Strong Bonds

     Crista Mary Mack    

    http://www.hawaiiarmyweekly.com/2019/02/01/money-matters-at-9th-mscs-first-financial-stewardship-strong-bonds/






    8. Intimacy and sex are important for well-being for older adults




    OR

    For survivors, breast cancer can threaten another part of their lives: sexual intimacy  

    Barbara Sadick






    9. Want a Happy and Successful Marriage? Couples Should Be Doing These 8 Things Often, Says Science

    Marcel Schwantes  













    11. Why the World Needs an Empathy Revolution

    JILL SUTTIE  






    12. The Power of Love: Why maternal depression is an economic mobility issue

    Richard V. Reeves



    THANKS!


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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1369059 2019-01-31T23:13:11Z 2019-01-31T23:13:11Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Using Policy to Create Healthy Schools: Resources to Support Policymakers and Advocates

    Authors: Jamie Chriqui, Victoria Stuart-Cassel, Deborah Temkin, Elizabeth Piekarz-Porter, Kristy Lao,Heather Steed, Kristen Harper, Julien Leider, Alexander Gabriel


    OR

    Parental Involvement: How Much Is Too Much?





    2. Fertility rate hits 30-year low as Americans aren't having enough babies to replace themselves, new study shows

    Kaelyn Forde  





    3. Request for Information (RFI): NICHD Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2020-2024





    4. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions


    OR

      57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop Collaborating Across Lines to Build Up Lives 
    CALL FOR PROPOSALS 





    5. The Caring Company 

      Joseph B. Fuller, Manjari Raman  





    6. Questions to Bring You Closer

    Christine Carter  







    7. NINE STEPS TO FORGIVENESS



    OR

    How Our Phones Compromise Our Ability to Connect

    By Jill Suttie  






    8. It’s cold. Put on a hat. Seriously.






    Thanks.

    Bill
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1366847 2019-01-24T23:08:39Z 2019-01-24T23:08:39Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. A Must-Read Evaluation of Fatherhood Programs

    Posted by Christopher A. Brown




    2.  Better Angels Announces State of the Union Address on January 31st

    The event will be live streamed on www.better-angels.org and Better Angels' Facebook page to hundreds of watch parties and thousands of Better Angels members nationwide.

    The live stream will begin at 8:30pm ET, with a pre-show from 8:30pm - 9pm. Better Angels President David Blankenhorn will deliver the State of the Union Address at 9pm ET.





    3.  Military REACH: Utilizing Family Research to Inform Practice





    4. Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places

    Mark Muro, Robert Maxim, and Jacob Whiton





    5. NC Digital Online Collection of Knowledge and Scholarship




    6.  
    By Hope Reese




    7.  Not Too Late! You Can Benefit from Reflection and Resolutions






    8. Mutual appreciation key to saving marriage after a stroke

    University of Alberta 






    9. A NATION DIVIDED … OVER MARRIAGE

    Harry Benson  





    10. Navy Family Framework Fiscal Year 2018 Report
     




    Thanks 
    Bill
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1364420 2019-01-17T23:05:38Z 2019-01-17T23:05:39Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Examining Changes in Couple Dynamics and Mood Across the Menstrual Cycle

    SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

     

    Recruitment Statement for Research Participation  











    3. When Social Services Undermine Well-being

    David Bornstein





    4. How Can Marriage Be Good for Mental Health?

    David Levine






    5. MILITARY REACH: UTILIZING FAMILY RESEARCH TO INFORM PRACTICE

    January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
    Free






    6. NCFR's Margaret E. Arcus Outstanding Family Life Educator Award
     Francesca Adler-Baeder and Ted G. Futris 





    7.  9 ways to strengthen your relationship in the new year

    Cheyenne Lentz






    8. What is maintenance sex? It may help strengthen your marriage

     Wendy Rose Gould

      






    9. Generation Z Looks a Lot Like Millennials on Key Social and Political Issues

    KIM PARKER, NIKKI GRAF AND RUTH IGIELNIK




    10. The Health Effects of Marriage




    Thanks.
    Bill
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1362098 2019-01-10T22:27:54Z 2019-01-10T22:27:54Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. By mollycoddling our children, we're fuelling mental illness in teenagers

    Jonathan Haidt and Pamela Paresky




    3. Top 5 Family Profiles of 2018

    Bowling Green State University  NCFMR

    https://www.bgsu.edu/ncfmr/resources/data/family-profiles/top-five-family-profiles-2018.html





    4. A new report from The Iona Institute called ‘Mind the Gap II’





    5. Government funds new ways to tackle parental conflict






    6. Counteracting Negative Effects of Cohabitation for Couples and Children Through RE

    Hailey Palmer and Alan J. Hawkins





    7.  The World Congress of Families (WCF)  
    The Wind of Change: Europe and the Global Pro-Family Movement





    8. Digital citizenship starts with the person – not the tool!

    By Carrie Rogers-Whitehead





    9. Subverted: How the Sexual Revolution Hijacked the Women's Movement

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Live Streamed

    https://www.heritage.org/event/subverted-how-the-sexual-revolution-hijacked-the-womens-movement




    10. Integrating Health Care and Social Services for People with Serious Illness: Proceedings of a Workshop









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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1359960 2019-01-03T22:59:44Z 2019-01-03T22:59:44Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. PEI Fatherhood Evaluation: Community and Statewide Efforts to Support and Engage Fathers. Final Evaluation Report. [Texas]. 

    Child and Family Research Partnership   




    OR






    2. Improving Care to Prevent Suicide Among People with Serious Mental Illness: Proceedings of a Workshop





    3. Anchored Podcast Series: Year in Review 2018

    Military Families Learning Network  

    https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/2018/12/17/anchored-podcast-series-year-in-review-2018/




    4. LET'S TALK: OVERCOMING RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES FOR DUAL-INCOME COUPLES | PODCAST

    Neil Venketramen, AMFT , Emily C. Klear, LMFT
    OR

    HOW TO UTILIZE THE RESEARCH ABOUT CHILDREN AND SCREEN TIME

    Benjamin Rosen, Ph.D





    5. Outstanding Free Home Visiting Resource

    Christopher A. Brown  







    6.  Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (R01)

    Department of Health and Human Services


    https://www.grants.gov/custom/viewOppDetails.jsp?oppId=308948





    7. The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2018

    KIRA M. NEWMAN, JEREMY ADAM SMITH, JILL SUTTIE, AMY L. EVA, JAMES MCCONCHIE

    https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/the_top_10_insights_from_the_science_of_a_meaningful_life_in_2018?




    8. Implementation of Relationship Smarts Plus in Georgia
    OPRE Report #2018-121






    10. Fathers’ mental health ‘finally acknowledged’, says charity

    Julie Griffiths





    11. OPRE 2018 in Review





    Thanks.

    Bill
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1355471 2018-12-20T17:00:57Z 2018-12-20T17:00:58Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Program Helps New Moms Thrive
    CBS




    2. Your Brain Works Against You When You Argue With Your Significant Other. Here’s How to Fix That, According to an Expert

    BELINDA LUSCOMBE
    http://time.com/5469804/couples-researcher-spouse-signficant-other-fight-argument/




    3. Do Responsible Fatherhood Programs Work? A Comprehensive Meta-analytic Study

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

     




    4. A place to grow

    Exploring the future health of young people in five sites across the UK

    Martina Kane,  Jo Bibby





    5. Five Truths About Marriage All Couples Need to Understand

    Forrest Talley Ph.D.






    6. Children of problem drinkers are more likely to marry someone with a drinking problem, study finds






    7. How to Help a Student in a Mental-Health Crisis

    David Gooblar  





    8.  Call for Applications: Research-to-Policy Coordinator





    9. A Father's Lifelong Impact


    OR

    Organizational Culture in TANF Offices: A Review of the Literature







    10. Do military women have higher rates of infertility than civilians?

    Karen Jowers  



    OR

    STRONG COMMITTED RELATIONSHIPS CAN BUFFER MILITARY SUICIDES
     
    JESSI ADLER-MICHIGAN STATE 

     



    11. Trump tax rule change has some rushing to divorce before 2019
     
    Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press  




    Merry Christmas to all!


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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1353118 2018-12-13T18:56:55Z 2018-12-13T18:56:56Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Business Engagement to Promote Healthy Communities Through Child and Family Well-Being

    Sara D. Watson, Mary Ann McCabe, Nathaniel Z. Counts




    2. The Job Characteristics of Low-Income Hispanic Parents

    Elizabeth Wildsmith; María A. Ramos-Olazagasti; Marta Alvira-Hammond
    http://www.hispanicresearchcenter.org/publications/the-job-characteristics-of-low-income-hispanic-parents/



    3. The Breakdown of Family and Religion Explains France’s Social Unrest

    Star Parker
    https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/12/12/the-breakdown-of-family-and-religion-explains-frances-social-unrest/



    4. How to Leverage a Deadly Sin to Help Dads

    Christopher A. Brown
    https://www.fatherhood.org/fatherhood/how-to-leverage-a-deadly-sin-to-help-dads?





    6. ACF-ACF-IM-18-01 (Integrating Approaches that Prioritize and Enhance Father Engagement)




    8. Can Americans today afford to have kids?
    Michelle La Rosa



    OR

    Press Conference to present the International Observatory on the Family, 06.12.2018 





    9. Study: ‘Marriage Has Declined Dramatically’ Among ‘Working Class’



    10. The Unlikely Marriage of Alexander Hamilton and His Wife, Eliza  
    BARBARA MARANZANI



    11. RESEARCHERS FOUND ONE WAY THAT LONG-TERM MARRIAGES GET HAPPIER

    Lila MacLellan




    12. Behavioral Health Workforce Projections, 2016-2030: Marriage and Family Therapists

     National Center for Health Workforce Analysis 




    Thanks 
      
    Bill
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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1350782 2018-12-06T14:18:50Z 2018-12-06T14:18:50Z Re: Candidates for Friday Five
    This weeks bonus pick

    Religious service attendance, divorce, and remarriage among U.S. nurses in mid and late life

    Shanshan Li, Laura D. Kubzansky, Tyler J. VanderWeele

    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0207778&fbclid=IwAR02K4iF-N-e2exxZczGmhASHRk4hVzcqNBYNuvj0xoCKx8ahT8J6tt-cV0

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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1350689 2018-12-06T03:00:36Z 2018-12-06T03:00:36Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Call for Papers - ‘Transitions into Parenthood: Childbearing, Childrearing, and the Changing Nature of Parenting’


    OR

    Call for Feedback: How the American Community Survey Collects Information



    OR

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






    2. Two Surprising Ways to Make Your Holidays Less Stressful

    By Christine Carter  



    OR

    Protecting your marriage during the holidays

    Angela Davis, Julie Siple, Manda Lillie


    3. Bush had ‘storybook’ marriage

    Michael Graczyk, Associated Press





    4. 

    Dec. 11th Roundtable Discussion 


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






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

    Jessica Pearson, Jay Fagan and Rebecca Kaufman




    OR

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






    6.Good News about Innovative Delivery of Brief RE Programs

    Alan J. Hawkins





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




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



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

    Watch the LIVESTREAM:






    10. TANF reform on the congressional radar





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


    Rebekah Selekman and Pamela Holcomb



    Emmie Martin 




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




    BEAT ARMY

    !




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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1350670 2018-12-06T01:38:16Z 2018-12-06T01:38:17Z Fwd: The perfect gift? We've got you covered!


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    If you're looking for the perfect gift, we've got you covered!
    One of the valuable benefits to you as a member of Better Marriages is the ability to give a free gift membership to a new couple.

    The membership is for one year and is only for new members - not for renewals or current members.

    Who do you know that would benefit?
    The Couple’s Conversation Basket contains 54 questions. Questions are written to encourage couples to share their personal thoughts and feelings and communicate on a more intimate level; therefore, enhancing almost any couple’s relationship.
    Not just for weddings, this package includes a wealth of great materials for couples to continue to grow in their relationship.

    Includes a one-year membership in Better Marriages.
    This book helps build skills and rekindle the sparks that brought couples together in the first place. Each page contains a daily themed passage with suggestions for couple conversations. Connect as you explore topics relevant to your couple growth and relational health.
    We all experience busy schedules and time and energy restraints. Every couple needs more time to talk together. 

    Fifty-two conversations make it easy to share with each other and open new doors to intimacy.
    
    Skills and ideas from a 60 year, successful, happy, sexy, marriage.

    It’s about making your relationship work well so that you both feel connected, loved, and supported.



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    tag:billcoffin.org,2013:Post/1348426 2018-11-28T21:55:44Z 2018-11-28T21:55:44Z Candidates for Friday Five
    1. Emotional suppression has negative outcomes on children

    Sara Waters, Department of Human Development, WSU Vancouver




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

    Julia Unwin 





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


    OR

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



    OR


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





    5. Congressional Briefing (next week)

    Preventing Child Maltreatment through CAPTA





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





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

     Kathryn Reynolds & Kriti Ramakrishnan, Urban Institute 




    8.  FRAGILE FAMILIES AND CHILD WELLBEING STUDY FALL 2018 PUBLIC DATA RE-RELEASE MEMO





    9. Watson panel extols virtues of marriage

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

    SPENCER SCHULTZ





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

    Kimberley Brownlee and David Jenkins





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

    Michelle Singletary





    12. The Concept Creep of ‘Emotional Labor’

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

    JULIE BECK




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


    Thanks!
    Bill

    Tomorrow you can Watch the LIVESTREAM

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

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