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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.

8 facts on love, marriage, and childbearing in America

8 facts on love, Marriage,

and Childbearing in America

If you celebrated Valentine’s Day without a ring on your finger, you’re not alone. Many Americans are getting married later in life, if at all. At Brookings, experts study changes in social norms that impact marriage rates and what declining marriage rates mean... Read MORE>>

Responsible Fatherhood Grants

Healthy Marriage and

Responsible Fatherhood Grants

The Administration for Children and Families has just released the Responsible Fatherhood grants. You can read the grant announcement by clicking here. A number of the current Fatherhood grantees have successfully been using Love Notes to teach their young dads relationships skills ... MORE >>

Mindfulness for Teens

Being a teen

can be really stressful!

Mindfulness is a powerful way to handle stress, and live life more fully. The site includes free downloadable guided meditation recordings, videos, mindfulness info and instructions, resources, and book excerpts from The Mindful Teen... MORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar

May 13th

Intro to a Trauma Informed Approach

in Relationship Education.
Learn what trauma informed care is and its importance in the development of healthy relationships in a pre-recorded presentation from Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D.
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