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The Dibble Institute is pleased to announce that Relationship Smarts PLUS has won the prestigious 2014 Revere Award for Distinguished Achievement in the supplementary life skills and character education.

Relationship Smarts PLUS was created to help teens learn, often for the first time, how to make wise choices about relationships, dating, partners, sex, and more.

2013 Annual Report

The Dibble Institute’s materials are currently used in over 42 states. We estimate that they touch over 110,000 young people a year. As the reputation of our products and their outcomes grow, so does the demand for our materials.
Our relationship skills programs lead to better results in pregnancy prevention, violence reduction, parenting, re-entry, workforce development, and college entry programs. See the report here.

Survey Says Marriage and a Baby Carriage

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has some new data on teens' aspirations for marriage and childbearing. Check out their latest Survey Says and great infographics here.

Most teens still aspire to get married and most plan on having a child. IN THAT ORDER. However, teens seem more confident that they will get married than that they will become parents.

Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson spent seven years in Philadelphia and Camden, asking low-income, unwed fathers to share their stories. In their new book, Doing the Best I Can, they suggest that the stereotype of the deadbeat dad misses something important:

Of the many challenges poor urban dads face, a lack of caring usually isn’t one of them.

Dont Give Up on Marriage Now

Don‘t Give Up

on Marriage Now

“Should we give up on marriage? Some very smart people have apparently reached this conclusion. The latest and possibly most prominent is my friend Isabel Sawhill ...” MORE >>

Office of Family Assistance - Dibble featured in Highlights from the Field

OFA — Dibble Featured

in “Highlights from the Field”

Individuals, couples, fathers and mothers across the country have experienced significant positive life changes after participating in healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood programs... MORE >>

Sexting Increases Sexual Behavior Among Teens

Sexting Increases Sexual

Behavior Among Teens

Sexting may be the new "normal" but it definitely is not healthy. A study that explored the relationship between teenage sexting, or sending sexually explicit images to another electronically and future sexual activity found that sexting may... MORE >>

2nd Wednesday Webinar

For December

Our gift to you

Watch any archived webinar by clicking the link to it on our Webinars page. Listed there are all of the Dibble webinars for 2013 and 2014, covering everything from having safe proms to money management... HERE>>

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