Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. National Marriage Week USA Calendar

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

Howard Blume and Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times

3. Sexual Intimacy in Marriage



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

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

Explore the Toolkit >

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

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

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

Jenna Romaine

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


8. Communicating during the holidays

Kerry Elsen, Extension Educator- Buffalo County

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

Lois M. Collins

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

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

Catherine Aponte, Psy.D.

Thanks -- Might go to see

 Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert tomorrow afternoon


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

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Family Check-Up® For Children



Submission for OMB Review; Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE): Long-Term Follow-Up, Kindergarten data collection (MIHOPE-K) [OMB #0970-0402]

2. Re-Examining the Link Between Premarital Sex and Divorce

Jesse Smith, Nicholas H. Wolfinger

3. New training and resources package to boost family support in England


First families policy roundtable held at Army Headquarters

4. Peter Jon Mitchell on why young Canadians are losing faith in the institution of marriage

5. The Changing Face of Social Breakdown

Yuval Levin

6. Supporting the Healthy Development of Children from Military and Veteran Caregiving Homes

7. Differences In Brain Structure May Account For Why Some Siblings Display Antisocial Behavior

Elizabeth Pratt

8. Reading With Your Toddler? Books May Beat Screens


Marriage and Divorce Visualizations

10. Pandemic causes historic decrease in marriages across the country

By Isabella Magee

11. Money Talks: How to Resolve Conflicts with Your Partner

12. Online Dating Is Shifting Educational Inequalities in Marriage Formation in Germany 

13. When Being Married Is No Longer Fun

Thanks...Friday Five 400 (sounds like it could be a stop on the NASCAR circuit)

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Pick 1

Healthy Marriage Clients’ Change Over time: Data Snapshot of Adult Clients at Program Entry and Exit

Implementing a Parenting Intervention in a Fatherhood Program

This report describes the effects of Just Beginning - a parenting intervention implemented by three Responsible Fatherhood programs and evaluated as part of the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) study - on parenting and father-child relationships. It also describes costs of implementing the curriculum and analyzes how services operated and who participated in them.

Read the Report >


New Synthesis of Findings from the Building Bridges and Bonds Evaluation

Explore the final results and lessons from the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) evaluation, which tested new approaches to help fathers work toward economic stability, develop stronger relationships with their children, and increase participation in the context of existing fatherhood programs.

Read the Brief >


New Report Shares Findings from the Exploratory Study of the DadTime Smartphone App Intervention

Explore this report, which explores the feasibility, usability, and impact of the DadTime smartphone app to promote fathers’ attendance in a parenting intervention called Just Beginning, as implemented by three Responsible Fatherhood programs as part of the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) Study.

Read the Report >

2. Helping couples achieve relationship success: A decade of progress in couple relationship education research and practice, 2010–2019

3. Does alcohol make you argue with your partner?

4.  Illinois’ Family First Prevention Plan approved by US Department of Health and Human Services

5. Bishops urged to implement framework for marriage and family ministry

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service

6. How Children Can Become Caring Community Members


7. Evaluation of family hubs

8. What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school?

9. Reading with children in a native language is key to bilingual learning

By Ashley Moser, KSL-TV |

10. How playfulness develops and spurs a drive to learn

By Katrin Heimann

11. Living-in before marriage is a bad idea

Jemy Gatdula

12. Her Pleasure First

Gary Thomas

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Candidates for IFS Friday Five #398 (early bird edition)

1. Many women have left the workforce. When will they return?


2. The impact of COVID-19 on adolescents’ mental health

3. Final Reports on the 2015 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grantee Programs and Clients

4. Pope to married couples: Don’t be afraid of crises

5. Cairo offers marriage prep course to young couples as divorce rises

Ibrahim Ayyad

6. Childhood Emotional Abuse Is Associated With the Desire to Get Married and Have Children in Korean Young Adults

Jeewon Lee 1, Shin-Gyeom Kim 1, HyunChul Youn 1, Soyoung Irene Lee 1

7. National Adoption Month 2021
Every Conversation Matters


in FL

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. DOD Celebrates 'National Veterans and Military Families Month'



The Family Institute at Northwestern University

3. Effect of a Universal Postpartum Nurse Home Visiting Program on Child Maltreatment and Emergency Medical Care at 5 Years of Age A Randomized Clinical Trial

W. Benjamin Goodman, PhD1; Kenneth A. Dodge, PhD1; Yu Bai, PhD1; et al

4. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policy and Practice Implementation

by Lawrence A. Palinkas 1,*,Jessenia De Leon 1,Erika Salinas 1,Sonali Chu 1,Katharine Hunter 2,Timothy M. Marshall 3,Eric Tadehara 4,Christopher M. Strnad 5,Jonathan Purtle 6,Sarah McCue Horwitz 7,Mary M. McKay 8 andKimberly E. Hoagwood 7

5. Relative Strangers: The importance of social capital for marriage


Couples who meet on dating apps are more likely to divorce in early marriage, study finds

Randi Richardson

6. How a natural disaster can bring couples closer

7. The Art and Science of Family Dinner | Psychology Today Canada

Stephen Gray Wallace, Psychology Today

8. Healing the Family and Saving the Country

Katharine Cornell Gorka

Director, Civil Society and the American Dialogue

9. Does Insurance Cover Marriage Counseling?

Elizabeth Derickson, MSW, LCSW

10. To Those Who Can’t Imagine Parenting Without Alcohol

Post author: Doug Johnson