Family Studies Receives Grant to Help Marriages

The Ogden/Weber Community Action Partnership and the Department of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University recently received a grant to help low-income families.

The $200,000 grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, will be spread out over the next five years and will support the Healthy Marriage Initiatives Project in Weber County. 

The project includes funding for classes on marital dynamics and relationship skills for parents of children enrolled in the Ogden/Weber Community Action Partnership's Head Start program. Associate child and family studies professor Paul Schvaneveldt will work with Jeff Tesch and Mary Ellen Lykins at Head Start to coordinate and teach the marriage education programs. Between three and five WSU students in the child and family studies program also will participate each semester.
For more information, contact Schvaneveldt at 801-626-6597.

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Paul Schvaneveldt, associate professor
801-626-6597 •
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
801-626-7948 •