Research & Practice Partnerships: Strengthening Marriages and Families

Co-sponsor: Population Reference Bureau
Thursday, October 2, 2008
National Press Club
Washington, DC

This seminar showcases the benefits and challenges of partnering researchers and practitioners, specifically on the issues surrounding the Healthy Marriages and Relationships programs. Also, some of these lessons and experiences may be extended to other types of research and practitioner partnerships. Speakers include:

  • Wendy Manning, Bowling Green State University and Carol VanderWal, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services -- Healthy Marriages, Healthy Relationships
  • Alan Hawkin, Brigham Young University and Melanie Reese, Utah Commission on Marriage -- Utah Healthy Marriage Initiative
  • Francesca Adler-Baeder, Auburn University -- Alabama Healthy Marriage Initiative

Segment 1: Healthy Marriages and Healthy Relationships Initiative Grand Rapids, MI
Wendy Manning, Bowling Green State University
Carol VanderWal, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
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Segment 2: Utah Healthy Marriage Initiative
Alan Hawkins, Brigham Young University
Melanie Reese, Utah Commission on Marriage
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Segment 3: Alabama Healthy Marriage Initiative
Francesca Adler-Baeder, Auburn University
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The National Center for Family & Marriage Research (ncfmr.bgsu.edu) aims to improve our understanding of how marriage and family structure affect the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, children and communities, and to inform policy development and programmatic responses. Population Reference Bureau (prb.org) informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.