The purpose of this research brief is to highlight the unique challenges – and the strengths – of rural communities and provide suggestions for integrating culturally responsive healthy relationship education into existing safety-net services to strengthen rural families in poverty. (Author abstract)
The following questions will assist the Resource Center’s efforts to evaluate strategies for promoting the integration of healthy relationship education into service delivery systems. By knowing more about particular agencies and individuals representing those agencies who attend the Integration Institute, we can better assess which characteristics are most effective in supporting the implementation of integration strategies related to healthy relationship education. (Author Abstract)
This research brief addresses the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on children, approaches to serving children exposed to IPV, and symptoms of exposure to IPV. It explains the dynamics of IPV and explores factors that can influence the level of impact a child experiences. Implications for providers, including “red flags” and resources, are also included.
This research brief summarizes the benefits of and strategies for integrating relationship education into existing services. It also includes integration success stories from safety-net service providers across the country.
This brief provides an overview of the history of Muslims in the United States and discusses cultural nuances to keep in mind when working with Muslim families. Drawing from experts in the field, it provides culturally appropriate tips for integration of healthy communication, conflict resolution, and parenting skills into existing service delivery models.
This toolkit uses a backdrop of significant historical events as a foundation for understanding perspectives, improving communication, and strengthening relationships when working with American Indian/Alaskan Native families, couples, and individuals. This toolkit will help service providers acquire cultural competence and covers important topics in the research literature with input from experts in the field. This toolkit provides practical suggestions for engaging and serving this population, particularly for incorporating healthy marriage and relationship education skills into service…
This brief reviews current literature regarding same-sex couples and LGB individuals to better understand their needs, strengths, and challenges; how they differ from and are similar to heterosexual couples; existing efforts to provide same-sex focused relationship education; and suggestions for expanding and providing culturally competent same-sex relationship and marriage education.
This brief provides an overview of the religious and cultural practices in the Orthodox Jewish Community and examines some of the challenges facing Orthodox Jewish families. It then discusses how to make relationship education programs appropriate to the cultural sensitivities of young Jewish adults and families and provides recommendations to safety-net service providers working with these families.
A Support and Resource Guide for Working With Military Families is designed to help safety-net service providers and other stakeholders sustainably integrate healthy marriage and relationship education into their services for military service members and their families. The guide uses a three stage process, allowing readers to: (1) better understand military structure and culture; (2) better understand and connect with existing resources for military service members and their families; and (3) learn more about the role that core marriage and relationship skills play in work, school, family,…
This toolkit provides information and resources to assist stakeholders in incorporating domestic violence and child maltreatment awareness into service provision, including information that will increase service provider's understanding of these issues and will also help them identify other beneficial resources or referrals in the community that may support their efforts to institute healthy relationship policies and practices. (Author abstract)