- June 2012
- Vol. 13, No. 5
NRC for Healthy Marriage, Families
A new resource center is promoting the value of integrating healthy marriage and relationship education skills with safety-net services to strengthen families.
The National Resource Center (NRC) for Healthy Marriage and Families is a service of the Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
Safety-net services are those services provided by States, Tribes, localities, and social service agencies and include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, child support, Head Start, child welfare services, and more. Families utilizing these services are often struggling to maintain or regain stability economically, emotionally, or socially. Integrating healthy relationship skills education with these social services benefits and strengthens children, youth, families, and communities.
The NRC's website offers professionals working with families an array of resources to facilitate program integration. The Virtual Resource Center and its library includes factsheets, handouts for families, research and statistics, practice briefs, curricula, and more. The NRC also offers customized training and technical assistance that includes best practices, research, resource information, and experienced-based strategies for integrating services.
For more information, visit the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families website: