Initial Implementation of a Couples-Focused Employment Program
The Building Strong Families Project
Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
This study evaluates the initial implementation of the Couples Employment (CE) project in Baltimore, Maryland, a voluntary intervention to simultaneously address employment, financial literacy, and relationship issues, to capitalize on the ways that success in each might affect the other. Initial experiences highlighted the importance of defining a program model integrating family stability and economic success; identifying a strong program director; achieving an appropriate staff mix; and maintaining a focus on couples.
Building Strong Families: Strengthening Unmarried Parents' Relationships
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation