Foundations for Strong Families 201: Healthy Relationships and Financial Stability.

Publication Year: 
2009
Corporate Author: 
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
RTI International.
Briefing Materials
Page Count: 
16
Journal Title: 
Foundations for Strong Families: Stable Relationships and Families 201.

This is the second of two briefs that examine the interplay between education and skills-building programming for lower income individuals and families in the areas of marriage and relationships, financial literacy, and asset development. It explores how communication, marriage and divorce, money management, credit and debt, children and child support, and other issues affect and/or are affected by familial and financial well-being. Also, it offers tips for practitioners working with couples to build intimacy and stable relationships with each other and with their finances. These briefs are intended for practitioners working in any of these areas and interested in learning more about the other fields and potential collaboration or idea exchange. The brief focuses on romantic couple relationships and marriage; however, sharing financial resources can also bring benefits and challenges for co-parents, within extended families, and even between parents and children. (Author abstract modified)