We study the impact of training on child welfare professionals' capacity to teach relationship education skills.
The Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training (HRMET) project was a multi-state initiative to equip professionals with information and strategies to strengthen couple relationships in an effort to meet the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of vulnerable children in the child welfare system. Dr. Ted Futris led the evaluation effort that informed curriculum design and examined training impact.
Futris, T.G., Schramm, D. G., & Duncan, J. (2016). Preparing future child welfare professionals to strengthen couple relationships. Family Science Review [On-line], 21(2), 74-95. Available at http://www.familyscienceassociation.org/familysciencereview/vol21/issue2%20
Scarrow, A., Fuhrman, N., & Futris. T.G. (2015) Engaging and training professionals to implement family strengthening programs: Lessons learned. Journal of Extension [On-line], 53 (5). Available at http://www.joe.org/joe/2015october/a3.php.
Futris, T. G., & Schramm, D. G. (2015) The healthy relationship and marriage education training project: Lessons learned in program development. Journal of Extension [On-line], 53 (3). Available at http://www.joe.org/joe/2015june/a4.php.
Futris, T. G., Schramm, D. G., Richardson, E. W., & Lee, T., K. (2015). Integrating relationship education into child welfare services: The Impact of Organizational Support on the Transfer of Learning to Practice. Children and Youth Services Review, 51, 36-43. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.01.019
Futris, T. G., Schramm, D., Lee, T. K., Thurston, W. D., and Barton, A. W. (2014). Training child welfare professionals to support healthy couple relationships: Examining the link to training transfer. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 8 (5), 560-583. doi: 10.1080/15548732.2014.953719