National Center on African American Marriages and Parenting.

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The mission of the National Center on African American Marriages and Parenting is to strengthen families in the African American community by helping African Americans gain essential knowledge, skills and other resources required for building and sustaining healthy marriages and practicing effective parenting; and Increasing public awareness of the status and value of healthy African American marriages and parent-child relationships and of the importance of effective cultural and societal supports for these families.

The objectives of the National Center on African American Marriages and Parenting is to conduct, archive, synthesize and disseminate scholarly research scholarly research on African American marriages, parenting and families; do training to significantly increase the number of African Americans with graduate training in marriage and family; provide resources to provide African Americans and those serving African American populations with current information about what it takes to have a healthy marriage and family and access to resources that might help them to have healthy marriages and families. In regards to youth, the center works to promote values and behaviors that increase healthy personal development (including character and personal and civic responsibility) among African American youth and young adults, while providing them with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about healthy relationships (including skills and knowledge that can help them eventually form and sustain healthy marriages and families).

The National Center on African American Marriages and Parenting is a part of the Department of Psychology at Hampton University. The Department of Psychology consistently graduates the largest number of students at Hampton each year and the largest number of African American students...

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