Dibble is pleased to announce, in partnership with the National Fatherhood Initiative, a 2-day training in its acclaimed Love Notes program on March 9 and 10 in Germantown, MD. The training will help you and your staff implement the program confidently, consistently, and effectively.

For more details and registration, click here. Seats are limited.

Our most popular teaching tools are now online. Move from paper to electronic documents by subscription. The advantages are tremendous.

  • Lesson plans can be quickly searched for specific content
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  • Free, ongoing upgrades with refreshed content are also included – and more

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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.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Fifty Shades of Gray —

Discussion Guide for parents

As a child and adolescent psychiatrist I’m in a unique position. Young people walk in my office, sit down, and open their hearts. ... I’ve spent the past thirty years of my professional life listening to them, so I have some expertise about the lives of teens and young adults. Their number one problem? Romance... Read MORE>>

Runaway and Homeless Youth


& Homeless Youth

Read two case studies about the benefits of teaching relationship skills to runaways and homeless youth: one from Great Circle in Springfield MO and the other from Starry SAFE Place in Round Rock, TX ... MORE >>

Apps Can Speed The Search For Love, But Nothing Beats A Real Date

Apps Speed Search

But Nothing Beats A Real Date

Trying to find a date on Tinder feels a bit like playing a video game. Log into OkCupid, and the suitors are purportedly better curated. But as I burn hours with dating apps, it's hard not to wonder if this is really any better than meeting people the old-fashioned way? ... MORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar

March 11th

Understanding Teen Dating Relationships

Through Concept Mapping: Comparing Youth and Adult Perspectives. Adolescent dating violence has surfaced as a significant public health issue. The results of a study on this subject will be discussed. Click here for more info.