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:


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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


Candidates for IFS Friday Five #461 (Elite Eight edition)

1. Replay: Premarital Cohabitation: Timing, Engagement, and Marital Outcomes (with Q&A and resources)


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

Ohio State University


Aaron Cooper, Ph.D

4. Fostering Trust with Program Participants and Serving Young Fathers: Highlights from the Third FRAMING Research Technical Work Group on Responsible Fatherhood


5. Assessment of the Impact of Social Media on the Health and Wellbeing of Adolescents and Children (Meeting 4)

6. New Parents, Social Media & Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Kathy Klein, M.S.Ed., MSW, LSW

7. New Research Suggests A Unique Way To Enhance Your Sex Life

Mark Travers,Contributor

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

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

Thanks from Monterey,CA


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Mindful life: Care for carers

During my recent period of ill health, I’m reminded of how much my husband goes the extra mile to take care of me

By Rebecca Lawrence

2. What Makes Home a Home

John Cuddeback

3. Marriages in Australia

The Australian Institute of Family Studies


The Power of the Success Sequence

for Young Adults

 Brad Wilcox, Ph.D., University of Virginia, and Wendy R. Wang, Institute for Family Studies

Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

5. Advancing Primary Prevention in Human Services: Convening Findings

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

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS

6. Data on Families With Low Incomes Across America Can Inform Two-Generation Approaches

Elizabeth Wildsmith, Marta Alvira-Hammond

7. Ten years of Supporting Families: Supporting Families programme annual report 2022-23

8. Bill Doherty is presenting the Marital First Responders Workshop live (via zoom or in person in St. Paul, Minnesota) on April 1st, from 9 am to 4 pm Central.

9. Can Ruptured Adult Sibling Relationships Be Healed?

10. Marriage and Divorce Statistics (2023): Surprising trends & findings

11. Ask an Expert — Five Ways to Share the Mental Load in Marriage

By David Schramm

12. Integrating Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education with Economic Stability Services: Findings from Two Programs

Thanks. Now back to March Madness...

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Premarital Cohabitation: Timing, Engagement, and Marital Outcomes

Scott Stanley, Ph.D., and Galena K. Rhoades, Ph.D., University of Denver

2. I Want Our Relationship to Last: Strategies That People Employ in Order to Improve Their Intimate Relationships

3. State divorce rate falls, but still 7th highest in country

4. OFA Webinar: The Whole Family Approach: How TANF Programs Can Engage Customers in Mental Health Services – Part II


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

5. What is puberty like for girls? – Making sense of puberty

By Mary Kate Koch

6. Children's social care: Stable Homes, Built on Love

UK Department for Education Consultation


7. To get children to think for themselves, listen more, lecture less
 for WAPO

8. Six “red flags” in relationships: From being dangerous to gross and being apathetic to unmotivated

Zsófia Csajbók a, Kaitlyn P. White b, Peter K. Jonason c d

9. Race, class, and marriage: Components of race differences in men’s first marriage rates, United States, 1960–2019


Geo bachelors and singles attend marriage event

Monica K. Guthrie


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Four myths about peer pressure

Phyllis Fagell

2. Hampton University Receives A $1 Million Grant From Communio To Support The Hampton University National Center For Black Family Life

3. In Post-Roe World, These Conservatives Embrace a New Kind of Welfare

4. Setting the record straight: my full thoughts on family policy

Miriam Cates MP

5. The antipoverty effects of the expanded Child Tax Credit across states: Where were the historic reductions felt?

Sophie Collyer, Bradley Hardy, and Christopher Wimer

6. China’s Collapsing Birth and Marriage Rates Reflect a People’s Deep Pessimism

By Nicholas Eberstadt

9. How Many First Marriages End in Divorce? Statistics and Facts

10. Marriage: More Than a Century of Change

  Julissa Cruz


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Candidates for IFS Fridat Five

1. Premarital Cohabitation: Timing, Engagement, and Marital Outcomes

Scott Stanley, Ph.D., and Galena K. Rhoades, Ph.D., University of Denver

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

2. Professional Development Grants

The Marriage Strengthening Research & Dissemination Center (MAST Center)

3. How to help teen girls’ mental health struggles – 6 research-based strategies for parents, teachers and friends


Parents in the US had alarmingly high rates of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic – and that has a direct effect on kids

4. Biden’s Top Child Welfare Official Discusses Her 2023 Priorities with The Imprint

5. How you feel about your job affects how well you parent your kids

By Elizabeth Chang

6.  Relationship conversations-  TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS


  Andrew M Bullians

8. 23RD National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

APRIL 11-13 AND APRIL 18-20, 2023

9. Black couples pay a higher tax penalty for marriage than White couples. Here’s why

By Jeanne Sahadi, CNN

10. CNRMA CREDO team hosts marriage retreat

By MC1 Maddelin Hamm CNRMA Public Affairs


Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1. Premarital Cohabitation: Timing, Engagement, and Marital Outcomes

Scott Stanley, Ph.D., and Galena K. Rhoades, Ph.D., University of Denver

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

(Note: If you use #8 below you could save this for next week)

2. How Today’s Parents Say Their Approach to Parenting Does – or Doesn’t – Match Their Own Upbringing


3. Top Family judge calls on senior politicians to break their decade of silence on the importance of marriage

Sir Paul Coleridge

4. Why marriage may help prevent type 2 diabetes — regardless of how happy it is

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

6. Abuse at home spills over into the workplace, new study reveals

BPS Communications

7. The best way to break up with someone, according to Philly relationship experts

8. Living Together Before Marriage: A Risky Move?

Scott Stanley, Ph.D.

9. Love is in the Air: Marriages Rebound in 2021

 Brian Tsai

10. Red States Should Lead Way in Reforming Anti-Marriage Welfare Policies

Benjamin Paris, Jamie Bryan Hall

Thanks! HT to Dave for #3-6

Candidates for IFS Friday Five

1.  Date Nights Linked to Stronger Marriages, More Sexual Satisfaction, According to New Study

2. The Keys to a Successful Marriage

University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, NY

Erin Blakemore

4. Recognizing Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

 Elisa Rosman, Tia Brown, Sam Illangasekare, Kriti Jain

5. Leading Family Trends That Should Concern Everyone / Part 3

Posted by Daily Citizen Staff

6. 10 countercultural female scholars to watch in 2023


7. Kids, Marriage, and the American Way

Casey Chalk

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM ET


Three Studies Published on the Family Expectations Program In the Last 12 Months

Dr. Scott Stanley