Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1.  Love in the aisles 

From rings and flowers to food and honeymoons, Costco has your wedding plans covered.

  ed. by Wendy Helfenbaum  

2. How to babyproof your relationship

You installed your socket covers. Now you have to protect your partnership.

3. Advancing Primary Prevention in Human Services: Convening Findings

 Lauren Akers, Jennifer Tippins, Susan Hauan, and Miranda Lynch-Smith


22nd Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors Report to Congress

4. Kissing Is At Least 1,000 Years Older Than We Thought

Kissing may seem natural, but it remains unclear whether it’s a universal human act or a cultural one.


5. Persistent Poverty in Counties and Census Tracts

Craig Benson, Alemayehu Bishaw, Brian Glassman

6. As a Therapist, I Know What’s Breaking Couples Up

How relationships come to an end and the scourge of the smartphone

7. Low sexual satisfaction linked to memory decline later in life, study finds

Adrienne Berard

8. Enduring Marriage: The Reason Behind Wedding Season

9. Does a longer sexual resume affect marriage rates?

Nicholas H Wolfinger 1, Samuel L Perry 

10. Helping mental health and marriage


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Intact marriage and weekly worship make children thrive

By Peter Newman

2. How an engagement bike changed one couple’s life

3. Married couples who merge finances may be happier, stay together longer

Jenny Olson

, assistant professor of marketing at Kelley

4. Webinar: Why Are Many Kids Anxious and How Can Parents Help?

The Child Mind Institute and Fort Health, a mental health provider for ages 4–19, are hosting a special webinar on proven strategies that parents can use to support anxious kids. Join us on May 31st at 5:30 pm ET.


5. Collapse in marriage and lack of ‘resident fatherhood’ lead decline in Christianity – study

6. Six Ways to Deal With Someone Who Wronged You

Here's what we have learned from 25 years of research about forgiveness—and its alternatives.


7. Adopting a Motivation-Driven Approach to Case Management in HMRE Services


8. Five years in with millions unclaimed, is Family First helping kids and families yet?

Nora Neus


Volunteering eases kids' mental illness odds: study

Callum Godde

10. Are Gen Z's Attitudes Towards Marriage Changing?


11. Income inequality widens marriage rates among men


Adventures in Marriage: strengthening marriages and families of 1 SOW Airmen

Airman 1st Class Hussein Enaya

Thanks. Going biking...

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Mother’s Day Reflections on the Diverse Experiences of Motherhood

2. Road Maps for Change: Adult-Serving HMRE Grant Recipients’ Rapid Cycle Learning in the SIMR Project


3. Opportunities for Marriage, Partnership Shape Women’s Family Incomes

Ariel Binder, Caroline Walker, Jonathan Eggleston and Marta Murray-Close

4. The Parent Trap: Reducing social inequality by supporting parents and their children

Co-hosted by The MIT Press

5. How to Help Your Teen Be a Good Person


6. Speaking the truth about motherhood and marriage

 by Wendy Wixom

7. The benefits of marriage and religious practice for children and society

Friday, May 12th 2023 @ 1:00PM EDT 
Voice of the Family

8. 2023 NARME Plenary Speakers

9. Carolyn Hax: 20 years into marriage, can unhappiness just be a phase?

Advice by Carolyn Hax

10. Treat Students Like Future Parents, Not Just Future Employees

By Mary Frances Myler

11. ‘Relationships are old school’: Marriage 101 hits 23 years of teaching students about healthy relationships

Beatrice Villaflor

, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

13. Young Koreans aren’t swearing off marriage, they’re deferring it


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. How does digital media shape young children’s word learning?

By Sarah C. Kucker

2.  How young people are learning about relationships, sex and sexuality

Conducted by Cardiff University and University College London, as well as a Young People's Advisory Group


Agony aunts examine relationship issues with Tavistock Relationships

3. Highlights from the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation


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5. You Can Now Claim a .Dad Domain for Your Website. Cue the Dad Jokes

6. A Limited‐Government Answer to Pregnancy and Childbirth?

By Vanessa Brown Calder

7. Cohabiting parents differ from married ones in three big ways

Richard V. Reeves and Eleanor Krause

8. In Conversation with Matt Desmond: How We Can End Poverty in America

9. Why Are So Many Westerners Heading to Korea for Love?

Eryn Gordon

11. National Center for Enhanced Post-Adoption Support Grant Opportunity

Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Tips for Creating a Motivating and Supportive Environment for Staff Success in Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Services




REFRAME: Centering the Strength of Black Voices in Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs

2. The Social Breakdown: The Poverty of Family, Community, and Religious Life in America

Thursday, May 4, 2023 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET

3. Fatherhood and Marriage: Does Strengthening Fatherhood Depend on Renewing Marriage in America?

With W. Bradford Wilcox | Ian Rowe

Richard Reeves

4.  What’s the Plan? Cohabitation, Engagement, and Divorce 

by Scott M. Stanley & Galena K. Rhoades


New DU Study Highlights Risks of Living Together Before Engagement

Emma Atkinson

5. Divorce Rates: Exploring the Influential Factors and Trends


6. How premarital sex could impact your marriage

7. The Next Issue in Family-Focused Public Policy

8. State-level Data for Understanding Child Welfare in the United States
9. National Fatherhood Initiative, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health partner for new program

Hayley DeSilva

10. Toolkit: Elevating Family Input in TANF and Child Support Programs: Resources for Program Staff, Leaders, and Families


Candidates for IFS Friday Five # 464

1. Marital transitions during earlier adulthood and subsequent health and well-being in mid- to late-life among female nurses: An outcome-wide analysis

Ying Chen a b

Maya B. Mathur c

Brendan W. Case a

Tyler J. VanderWeele a b

2. How moms and dads view each other as co-parents affects kids

3. Fatherhood and Marriage: Does Strengthening Fatherhood Depend on Renewing Marriage in America?

With W. Bradford WilcoxIan Rowe, and Richard Reeves.

 click here shortly before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 25th for the live stream.

4. The Evidence on Family Affordability

By Angela Rachidi

5. Architects of Father Policies and Programs Discuss How it is Done
 Tuesday, May 16 · 12 - 1:30 pm EDT

By The Center for Policy Research / The Fatherhood Research & Practice Network

6. Speaking of Psychology: What you know about aging is probably wrong, with Manfred Diehl, PhD

7. Rejecting ring by spring

Claire Lyons





9. Dinner and a Marriage (tonight!)

10. Using Data to Guide Improvement in Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Services



Tips for Creating a Motivating and Supportive Environment for Staff Success in Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Services

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. National Siblings Day


On Thursday, April 13, a downloadable file containing July 1, 2022, estimates of the resident U.S. population by single year of age and sex will be released on the Population and Housing Unit Estimates webpage.

2. TANF & Child Welfare Collaboration: Preventative Strategies Focused on Family Well-being-A Review of the Evidence and Implications for Practice

Universal Benefits of School Programs that Bolster the Behavioral Health and Educational Success of Our Youth

 Wednesday   •   April 19th   •   2:00-3:30 ET


Registration link:


Download flyer


The National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives (NPSC), the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Penn State University are hosting a congressional briefing on the benefits to children of school-based programs designed to foster social, behavioral, and emotional development.

4. The tyranny of science over mothers.

By Jessica Clements and Kari Nixon in the MIT Press Reader

5. No fault. No divorce boom

Harry Benson

6. The average family spends just 6 hours together — each week

Report by 72Point writer Alice Hughes contributed to this report

7. Positive Experiences in Close Relationships Are Associated With Better Physical Health

8.  Stable Homes, Built on Love: Implementation Strategy and Consultation 
Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Education by Command of His Majesty


Government plans to reform children's social care in England: CASPAR briefing

Candidates for IFS Friday Five #462 (another Elite 8 March Madness Edition)

1. Centering Positive Youth Development to Enhance Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programming

Asari Offiong, Desiree W. Murray, Mindy E. Scott, Lindsay Anderson, Deja Logan

2. Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady Drifted Apart

3. We Wanted the Best for Our Children But Made a Mistake

Lenore Skenazy

4. State-sponsored matchmaking app launched in China

Amy Hawkins

5. For Long-Term Health and Happiness, Marriage Still Matters

Brendan Case and Ying Chen

6. Wisconsin residents to see welfare reform question on April 4 ballot


7. Incentives and Marriage

By: Kevin Corcoran

8. Black Marriage Day 2023: History, theme and 3 ways to celebrate occasion

By Aarzoo Kalyan