Building Real Solutions for Real People

Every marriage is different. Healthy marriages come in all shapes and sizes. The Administration for Children and Families' emphasis is on healthy marriages that provide a strong and stable environment for raising children. Staff members who work with families can find some ideas or strategies that can support the Healthy Marriage Initiative.

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“To encourage marriage and promote the well-being of children, I have proposed a healthy marriage initiative to help couples develop the skills and knowledge to form and sustain healthy marriages. Research has shown that, on average, children raised in households headed by married parents fare better than children who grow up in other family structures. More>> [PDF, 758KB]

Building Real Solutions for Real People. DHHS/ACF/OHS. 2006. English. [PDF, 758KB].

Last Reviewed: June 2009

Last Updated: December 13, 2012