Child Trends: Call for Unpublished Relationship Education Resources

Families and relationships are the cornerstone of our society, and healthy and stable family life is strongly linked to the well-being of parents and their children. Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, is conducting a systematic review to identify core components of relationship education programming. The project, Core Components of Relationship Education (C-CORE) is being carried out under a contract with the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), with funding from the Office of Family Assistance (OFA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

To ensure their review draws upon the learnings from unpublished research, not just published research, Child Trends is interested in information about any unpublished research related to relationship education programs.

Example resources include those about relationship education in the US (regardless of methodology) written in English since 2002 for which data have been analyzed and findings have been summarized or reported. The study team is defining relationship education as educational programs (not clinical services) that primarily aim to promote, form, improve, and/or maintain romantic relationships (including marriage), although the programs may have other goals as well (improved co-parenting, improved economic well-being, etc.). 

If you are aware of an ongoing study and are interested in sending resources or would like more information about the project, please email [email protected]

Submit resources by June 7, 2024.