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The Institute for Family Studies (IFS) is dedicated to strengthening marriage and family life, and advancing the well-being of children through research and public education. Addressing family life is what we do, and we invite you to learn more about ways to strengthen families in America and around the world.

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What Responsibility Do Parents Have For Their Children's Mental Health?

The recent verdict in the Ethan Crumbly case, where his mother, Jennifer, became the “first parent to be held criminally responsible for a mass shooting committed by their child,” sets a legal precedent that should have been set long ago. The neglect of both Crumbly parents regarding their child’s suffering and refusal to take responsibility for providing their son with weapons resulted in the injury and deaths of other children. The days of denying the mental health crises in children have passed. Read More

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Stronger Families, Safer Streets

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Making Smartphones and App Stores Safe for Kids: Federal, State, and Industry Measures

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What's the Plan? Cohabitation, Engagement, and Divorce

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Public Education

Become your own marriage and family expert by browsing our various materials below on such trending topics as Divorce, Cohabitation, Dating, Fatherhood, Family Structure, Marital Health, and Parenting.

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4 in 10 U.S. births to unmarried women.
69% of America’s children live in two-parent families.
36.5% of single-mother families live in poverty.
40% of America’s children live in a cohabiting household by age 12.
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