The Department of Veterans Affairs is investing $300 million to end homelessness for America’s Veteran families, such as this father and son in Miami.
Veterans impacted by visible and invisible wounds of war, separated by generations almost half a century apart, came together this weekend in Mobile, Alabama to learn skills to win the battle for the health, resiliency and happiness of their marriages. The program is part of an innovative effort funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation Initiative to help improve the health of Veterans nationwide.
A landmark national study of leading evidence-based marriage and relationship education programs shows strong consumer satisfaction and the potential for significant industry growth.
PAIRS Foundation’s collaborative program with the Department of Veterans Affairs was recognized Wednesday with the prestigious “Spirit of Planetree” award for strengthening relationships among family, friends and social supports as a critical component of patient-centered care and improving outcomes for Veterans impacted by post traumatic stress.
Military families are learning skills to strengthen family resilience before, during and after deployment. Marriage education and relationship skills exercises help children confide by teaching parents to be better listeners.
A groundbreaking effort to convene many of the best minds on the subject of the intimate relationships of National Guard service members and their families focused on the importance of relationship and marriage education in identifying and effectively dealing with the stress of multiple deployments for the “citizen Soldier.”
As the annual SmartMarriages conference begins in Orlando, a Psychology Today article takes aim at proponents of marriage education for focusing on selling classes instead of research. Ensuring marriage education programs have a proven track record of positive impact is vital to gaining trust and broader acceptance from the public and professionals.
With California facing a continued fiscal emergency and budget cuts reducing vital services to children, immigrants, prisoners, schools and others, two of the nation’s leading marriage education proponents are teaming up to strengthen families and neighborhoods.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports substantial mental health and adjustment difficulties among servicemen and women returning from combat deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. This week, Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for leadership from America’s foundations and philanthropists, saying time is of the essence.
Former President Clinton visits future Carrfour site to urge renewed efforts to erradicate homelessness
Former President Bill Clinton, Alonzo Mourning, Nnamdi Asomugha, Heather Graham and other celebrities led hundreds of young volunteers to Carrfour Supportive Housing’s future Verde Gardens community in Homestead Sunday for a day of service as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University’s (CGIU) weekend program in Miami. The Carrfour community is one of the most innovative programs in the nation to help formerly homeless families achieve self-sufficiency and independence through affordable housing and wrap-around programs including relationship skills, vocational, micro-enterprise, and rehabilitative services.