What makes a good life?

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. . . Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life...
See the lecture here.

Every Student Succeeds Act

On December 10, the President signed the bi-partisan Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaces the No Child Left Behind law. Of particular interest to relationship educators is Title IV SEC. 4108 C-iv with activities to support safe and healthy students. It allows schools to improve instructional practices for developing relationship-building skills...

For the entire text of the bill, click here.

Relationship Education and Classroom Climate Impact

Impact on Adolescents’ Standards For Partners/Relationships according to a report from Auburn University here.

This study examined the impact of the general youth-focused relationship education curriculum, Relationship Smarts PLUS, and classroom social climate on one ideal standard for relationship partners, warmth/trustworthiness, and one for romantic relationships, intimacy/loyalty.

Knot Yet
Knot Yet - Delayed Marriage in America

Delayed marriage in America has helped to bring the divorce rate down since 1980 and increased the economic fortunes of educated women, according to Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marriage in America, a new report from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, and the RELATE Institute.
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Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships Revere Award Golden Lamp Winner

We have just learned that Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships has been recognized as a Golden Lamp winner in the 2015 REVERE Awards, an annual recognition by the Association of American Publishers! This year’s competition featured the deepest, most diverse batch of entries they have had in the competition. The AAP noted, “We’re happy to recognize your program...”

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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.
Marriage and Child Wellbeing Revisited

Marriage and Child Wellbeing


Marriage is on the decline. Men and women of the youngest generation are either marrying in their late twenties or not marrying at all ... But cohabiting unions are very unstable, leading us to use the term “fragile families” to describe them... MORE>>.

What Young People Need to Thrive

What Young People Need to Thrive

Young people in foster care often understand why they entered the system. They usually can make sense of the complexities that prevented them from remaining in their homes. But what may be hardest for these young people to understand is the lack of everyday experiences ... MORE >> here.

2nd Wednesday Webinar

February 10

Love & the Movies!

Dibble’s Free Movie Discussion Guides. To celebrate, we have a FREE gift for you! In-depth movie discussion guides that will help you have rich discussions with your young people about relationships using current and classic movies ... MORE >>

4 Tips on Dating Life

4 Tips

on Dating Life

A quick and helpful YouTube video from our friends at First Things First in Chattanooga. MORE>>