Past Projects

Externally Funded Projects

$9,627,620
2015- 2020
Project Harmony
Dr. Sejal Barden, PI, Dr. Dalena Dillman Taylor, Co-PI, Dr. Mark Young, Co-PI
Funded by the U.S. DHHS, Office of Family Assistance (HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FM-0985)
$39,861
2015-2016
Development and Validation of the Educator Inspire Scale Lambie, G. W., Principal Investigator & Barden, S. M., Co-Principal Investigator Funded by the Denny Sanford Foundation
$6,553,524
2011- 2014
Project T.O.G.E.T.H.E.R.- To Offer Great Education that Harvests Relationships Funded by the U.S. DHHS, Office of Family Assistance
$3,574,583
2007-2011
Supporting Healthy Marriages (SHM) Together Project MDRC- Supporting Healthy Marriages National Demonstration Project Funded through MDRC/ U.S. DHHS, Administration for Children and Families
$119,401
2007-2009
PAIRS Evaluation Project Funded by The PAIRS Foundation, Inc.
$75,000
2007
MDRC Implementation Plan for Supporting Healthy Marriages Project Funded through the MDRC/U.S. DHHS, Administration for Children and Families
$1,619,652
2006-2011
The Together Project- Level II Funded by the Office of Financial Assistance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
$544,698
2003-2006
Stronger Marriages and Stronger Families Funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Children’s Bureau and the Florida Department of Children and Families

Internally Funded Projects

$7,500
2013-2014
Understanding the influence of breast cancer on Latina couples: An exploratory qualitative grounded theory research design
Barden, S. M., Principal Investigator
Funded by the University of Central Florida, Office of Research and Commercialization
$7,469 Continuing the exploration of the Impact of Adlerian Play Therapy (AdPT) on Children, ages 6-9 years with Emotional Disturbances Funded by the University of Central Florida, Office of Research and Commercialization

 

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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 day ago
Please enjoy this word from our Project Director:

"As we arrive at the end of our first grant year, I want to take a moment to spotlight the incredible team that we have here at the Marriage and Family Research Institutes, Project Harmony. Starting a new project during these challenging times certainly had new trials and tribulations, however this team met every single one with grace and resilience. It was their dedication and fortitude that allowed us to not just meet, but exceed rigorous expectations. The multi-generational impact that is made, provides the motivation for excellence. I am truly honored and humbled to be a part of such a strong, intelligent, and caring team of women.

I am proud of each and every one of them. "
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute5 days ago
Our close bonds shape who we are and have a profound impact on our mental health and well-being” states Psychology Today. We encourage you to continue reading this interesting article regarding our attachment styles and how we can address, process, and consider resolutions.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/executive-functioning/202110/the-relationships-shape-us
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute
UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute6 days ago
What does your relationship sound like? Take some time with your significant other and think about all of the songs that make up who you are as a couple. Could be the first song you've danced to with each other, or songs that both of you know the lyrics to like the back of your hand. This is a fun activity to laugh, smile or maybe cry tears of joy. Make a playlist and listen to the songs together *music emoji* 💖🎵