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 Institute3 days ago
Some times the little things go unnoticed. We would like to offer you a challenge for the next two weeks.

✨ Week One: Actively look for moments when you appreciate your partner. This can be a mental note or written it down. Recognize how you feel when you have a good laugh together. Find 3 things each day to appreciate about you partner.

✨ Week Two: Continue the steps above-- but instead verbalize it in the moment. That can look like-- "You know, I appreciate you for having breakfast with me this morning knowing you were busy-- the time we spent together meant a lot to me." or to start easy "I appreciate you grabbing the snacks for the movie".

Remember to practice this challenge in a positive light. The key is to make sure the appreciation is genuine. The goal is for you to notice the times your partner shows you love from day to day.
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This book written by The Gottman Institute is a great read for all couples no matter how far you are in your relationship journey. This book covers ways to refresh your relationship, fantastic conversation ideas, and provides prompts to stay talking and curious about one another. Try checking if your local library has this book available. Learn new and fun ways to have conversations that range in topics from money, sex, and trust. Learning something new about your partner can happen at all stages in life. 💖
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UCF Marriage & Family Research Institute1 week ago
This interesting article provided by Psychology Today states that there is new research that shows an association between experiences of personal growth on a given day and the passion individuals felt in their relationship. The article goes on to talk about how both partners should engage in shared and individual development that helps us grow together. For full context please read the article linked below.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/202103/does-personal-growth-benefit-relationship