Thursday, November 12
420-169 FP: Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) Evaluation Research: A Review of the Literature
Orientation: Primarily research oriented Type: Poster Section: Family Policy
Thursday, November 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm



Poster Session 3: Interpersonal Relationships and Relationship Quality

Presenters: April Wilson, Ilana Huz

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programs aim to promote child well-being and family economic security by teaching parents the skills to develop and maintain healthy relationships, thereby enhancing relationship quality and stability. An increasing body of evaluation research has tested the impact of HMRE programming efforts to improve these theorized outcomes. Thiscomprehensive review of the evaluation literature on HMRE programs summarizes evaluation findings to date and identifies critical next steps for understanding the effectiveness of HMRE programs. Findings from this study demonstrate that HMRE programs have been successful in improving a range of outcomes that are targeted by HMRE programs.However, more research is needed to determine the specific activities, topics, and other program or implementation features that improve outcomes for participants.

-- Evaluate the effectiveness of HMRE programs on a range of participant outcomes
-- Determine the implementation features, program topics, and activities that improve the outcomes of HMRE participants
-- Identify the next steps needed in HMRE research and practice to better support diverse families

Subject Codes: relationships, relationship quality, education
Population Codes: couples/coupled, romantic partners, dating
Method and Approach Codes: systematic literature review, evaluation, relationship education


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