PRESENTER CHANGE: Relationship Education for Young Parents: What Do We Know? What More Do We Need to Know?

Concurrent Sessions 1
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Discussant: Alan Hawkins
Chair: Galena Rhoades

October 31, 2012
Session Type: Symposium
Sponsoring Section(s): 
Family Policy

About the Session

  • 105-01 - A Review of Relationship Education Research of the Past Decade. Presented by: Galena K. Rhoades, Howard J. Markman Alan Hawkins
  • 105-02 - Supporting Father Involvement: A Couples Group Approach to Enhancing Family Well-being. Presented by: Philip A. Cowan, Carolyn Pape Cowan, Marsha Kline Pruett, Kyle Pruett
  • 105-03 - Early Impacts of the SHM Program: Implications for Adult and Child Health. Presented by: JoAnn Hsuch, Erika Lundquist, Desiree Alderson, Charles Michalopoulos, Virginia Knox, Daniel Gubits, David Fein
  • 105-04 - The Effects of Building Strong Families: A Health Marriage and Relationship Skills Education Program for Unmarried Parents. Presented by: Robert G. Wood, Quinn Moore, Alexandra Killewald, Andrew Clarkwest, Shannon Monahan


Relationship Education for Young Parents: What do We Know? What More Do We Need to Know?

This symposium provides a necessary update on relationship education and its effectiveness, with a particular focus on families with children or about to have children. In addition, we highlight what is known about relationship education's impact not only on couple relationships, but on the health and wellbeing of children and adults. The symposium will includes a review of the current literature, findings from a program aimed at improving father involvement, and a presentation of findings from the federally-funded Supporting Healthy Marriage and Building Strong Families evaluations.