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National Outreach

We partner and collaborate with professionals and educators across the country to inform and enhance educational programs aimed at strengthening marital and family stability.

Funding Sources

  • Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance (2011-2014)
  • Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children’s Bureau (2008-2014)

National Extension Relationship & Marriage Education Network

Dr. Ted Futris, in partnership with his colleague Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder from Auburn University, provides leadership to a network of Extension Specialist from across the nation who work collaboratively to develop resources and inform best practices to support relationship and marriage education. Here are some examples of those resources:

National Healthy Marriage Resource Center

Dr. Ted Futris and members of the CARE Lab worked in collaboration with ICF International and the Administration for Children and Families Office of Family Assistance, to promote the integration of relationship education into safety-net service systems as a holistic approach to strengthening families. We provided leadership in training and technical assistance and developed educational resources, including:

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