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The Latest News from Healthy Relationships California and the Relationship and Marriage Education Community 

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Apr 13, 2016 - Relationship Education Yields Broad Impact on Families [Web]  [PDF]

Mar 23, 2016 - Unique Curriculum Improves Family Relationships and Employment Opportunities [Web]  [PDF]

Jan 20, 2016 - Relationship Education Valuable for Teens and Fits New ESSA Guidelines [Web]  [PDF]

Jan 6, 2016 - Prominent Relationship Training Organization Appoints Vice President to Lead Innovative Fatherhood Grant [Web]  [PDF]

Sept 17, 2014 - Study Finds Prison Bars Are No Barrier to Benefits of Relationship Education  [Web]  [PDF]

Feb 26, 2014 - Response to “The Great Mom & Dad Experiment” by Tom Bartlett: January 20, 2014  [Web]  [PDF]

Feb 26, 2014 - Should We Expect Marriage Education Impact to Show Up in Divorce Statistics?  [Web]  [PDF]

Feb 13, 2014 - KPCC Radio interview with HRC President Patty Howell: Why Is the Federal Government in the Business of Marriage Boosterism?  [Web]

20 Nov de 2013 - Nueva Página Web en Español Sobre la Educación para Relaciones y Matrimonios para los Hispanos de California  [Web]  [PDF]

Nov 20, 2013 - New Spanish-Language Website on Relationship and Marriage Education for California Hispanics  [Web]  [PDF]

May 1, 2013 - New Publication Tells the Stories of Renewed Relationships  [Web]  [PDF]

Mar 20, 2013 - Marriage Education Helps Couples Even in the High-Divorce-Risk Years  [Web]  [PDF]

Mar 9, 2012 - Research on Marriage Education Classes Shows Big Improvements in California Couples  [Web]  [PDF]

Oct 22, 2011 - Healthy Relationships California Receives Federal Grant to Help Low-Income Couples and Families  [Web]  [PDF]

May 11, 2011 - Arnold and Maria Should Continue as Models for the Power of Conflict Resolution  [Web]  [PDF]  [En español]

Apr 27, 2011 - The Royals, William and Kate, May Be More Like You than You Think  [Web]  [PDF]  [En español]

Feb 10, 2011 - How to Maximize Valentine’s Day  [Web]  [PDF]

Jan 18, 2011 - A Powerful Third Option for Marriages on the Rocks  [Web

Dec 17, 2010 - Tips for Avoiding Holiday Stress  [Web

Dec 10, 2010 - Obama and Democrats Support Relationship and Marriage Education Funding  [Web]  [PDF]

Oct 28, 2010 - California’s Conservatives and Liberals Unite on Reducing Divorce  [Web]  [PDF]

Oct 13, 2010 - California’s Democrats and Republicans Surprisingly Agree on Marriage Issues  [Web]  [PDF]

Sep 17, 2010 - Statewide Healthy Families Initiative Focuses on San Bernardino County  [Web

Jul 22, 2010 - California Healthy Marriages Coalition Releases Positive Perspective on Federal Report  [Web

Jun 19, 2010 - CHMC Encourages Dads to Step Up  [Web]  [PDF]

Apr 9, 2010 - Relationship Education Programs Changing Society and Families, Congressman Wally Herger Honored  [Web

Mar 30, 2010 - Congressman Wally Herger to be honored for groundbreaking support of marriages and families in California  [Web

Jan 20, 2010 - Trending Marriage Shifts between Men and Women Are More than Financial  [Web]  [PDF]

Jan 18, 2010 - Associated Press Article “Job Loss Impacts Child Support” Doesn’t Tell Impact on Taxpayers  [Web

Jan 15, 2010 - Elizabeth Gilbert’s Book "Committed" Misrepresents Marriage for Women  [Web

Jan 12, 2010 - New Report Finds Californians Want More Marriage Support From the Faith Community  [Web]  [PDF]

Dec 4, 2009 - Harville Hendrix Partners with CHMC as Public Advocate for Healthy Relationships  [Web

Dec 3, 2009 - Tiger Woods Has Opportunity to Help America’s Marriages as Well as His Own  [Web

Nov 12, 2009 - CHMC Vice President Tapped for the 2010 Smart Marriages Impact Award  [Web

Oct 30, 2009 - Obamas Display a Strong, Healthy Marriage that Isn’t Perfect  [Web

Oct 22, 2009 - “Couples Retreat” Movie Doesn’t Show How to Succeed in Marriage  [Web

Oct 9, 2009 - Domestic Violence Prevention Should Begin with Marriage Education 

Sep 30, 2009 - Celebrities Buy into the Fairytale of Love at First Sight but Reality Is Not Always as Dreamy  [Web

Sep 29, 2009 - Helping Couples with Marriage Can Also Help Cut the Cost of Juvenile Crime  [Web

Sep 16, 2009 - Patrick Swayze Left a Legacy of a Good Marriage  [Web

Jul 22, 2009 - CNN to Air Feature on Marriage Education 

Jun 11, 2009 - GM Bankruptcy Could Create More than Financial Devastation  [Web

Jun 8, 2009 - Being a Great Father and Having a Great Marriage Go Hand-in-Hand 

Jun 2, 2009 - Jon and Kate Plus 8 Experiencing Common Marital Woes  [Web

May 7, 2009 - Miss California Controversy Misses the Point About Marriage  [Web

Apr 7, 2009 - Keeping Love Alive When Your Bank Account Is on Life Support  [Web

Feb 24, 2009 - “Secrets To Love” Documentary Addresses the Marriage Controversy  [Web

Feb 23, 2009 - National Media Campaign on Marriage Tells Only Half the Story  [Web

Feb 2, 2009 - Gifts Not Always the Best Valentine Tradition  [Web

Nov 12, 2008 - New Survey Shows Majority of Californians Support Change in Marriage Policy  [Web

Oct 8, 2008 - Statewide Survey Reveals Hispanic Marriage Paradox: Want Marriage but Don’t Marry  [Web]  [En español]

Jan 28, 2008 - Marital Breakdown a Bipartisan Issue in California  [Web



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