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.
Schramm, D. G., Galovan, A., Futris, T. G., & Kanter, J. (2019). Use It or Lose It? Predicting Learning Transfer of Relationship Education Among Child Welfare Professionals. Family Relations, 68, 5-21. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12351
Mallette, J., Futris, T.G., & Schramm, D. (2017). Fostering a culture of family-centered care: Child welfare professionals’ beliefs about fathers, family instability, and the value of relationship education. Child and Family Social Work. Advance online pubication. DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12422
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