Integrating Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) and Employment Services: Design Choices of Two HMRE Grantees

OPRE Report #2018-51
Publisher: Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Apr 30, 2018
Authors
Daniel Friend and Diane Paulsell

To integrate HMRE and economic stability services, the two grantees:

  • Used recruiting strategies to identify potential participants interested in both types of services
  • Adapted curricula to integrate HMRE and economic stability topics
  • Connected participants to one-on-one job and career advancement services
Healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) practitioners are increasingly interested in integrating relationship education workshops with economic stability services. In its most recent round of federal grant funding for HMRE services, the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) emphasized programs that offer both HMRE and economic stability services such as job and career advancement and financial literacy activities. Grantee staff must decide how to deliver services in each of these areas—either as separate workshops, integrated workshops, or a mix of the two.
Project

Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services (STREAMS) Evaluation

Funders

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

Time Frame

2015-2020

Senior Staff

Diane Paulsell
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