Healthy Relationship News – April 2015

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TOOLS YOU CAN USE

SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR - April 8

Relationship Education Outreach in 4-H and Extension Programs

FUNDING STREAMS

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Administration for Children and FamiliesHealthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grants

The Administration for Children and Families is forecasting the release of the Healthy Marriage grants and the Responsible Fatherhood grants on April 27th.

You can read the Healthy Marriage grant forecast announcement by clicking here  and the Responsible Fatherhood grant forecast announcement by clicking here.

Most of the current Healthy Marriage grantees, who are serving teens, are using one of the Dibble programs to teach the healthy relationship skills required by the grant. Read about how one of the fatherhood grantees in California is using Love Notes in their work with great results. Take a look at a sample lesson from Connections: Dating and Emotions here and Relationship Smarts Plus here.

A number of the current Fatherhood grantees have successfully been using Love Notes to teach their young dads the relationships skills, parenting skills and employability soft skills that the grant requires.

Love Notes is being used with young dads in workforce development, recovery, and re-entry settings. Read how two fatherhood grantees in California are using Love Notes in their work with great results. Take a look at a sample lesson here.

We look forward to helping you write a strong Responsible Fatherhood proposal so that you can help more young men become great dads.

If you would like a digital review copy of any of the Dibble programs or have questions about how to integrate Dibble programs into your grant plans, please email Aaron Larson aaron@DibbleInstitute.org.

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THE LATEST

CNNWhy Liberals Should Get Behind Marriage

Will Marshall [Marriage Opportunity Signatory], CNN, 3/11/15

The collapse of marriage in our poorest communities - and its tragic impact - is a familiar story. But increasingly, marriage is becoming a marker of class privilege in America, something increasingly reserved for the affluent. If progressives want to tackle the scourge of inequality, then the retreat from marriage is an issue they can't ignore.

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Family Studies BlogHow to Lower Your Risk of Divorce: Advice to Singles

Couples marrying today still face a substantial lifetime risk of divorce. Even if the risk drops to around 40 percent, that’s a lot of divorce. However, you are not a statistic, and you can do things that impact your likelihood of lasting love in marriage. In this piece, I focus on those who are not yet married but who want to be in the future.

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The AtlanticAre College Students Partying Less?

A nationwide report found that today’s students are spending less time partying than those in years past, though they’re interacting more through online social networks like Facebook. By surveying more than 150,000 freshmen at 227 four-year colleges in the U.S., researchers found that, over the past quarter-century, self-reported rates of time spent socializing in person with others have essentially flipped. (The Atlantic 2/10)

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Brookings Logo8 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 for individuals, their children, the economy, and society at large.

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TOOLS YOU CAN USE

Mindfulness for TeensBeing 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. News Letter Section Break

SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR -

April 8

Second Wednesday Webinars

Relationship Education Outreach in 4-H and Extension Programs

All states have Extension Programs filling educational gaps for their rural and urban citizens. Community organizations and teachers can take advantage of the relationship education programs offered by their Extension Agents.

Join three Extension Specialists who are creatively offering relationship education for youth using Dibble Programs in 4-H, Financial Literacy, and Family Development settings.

Presenters:

Craig Dart,  Utah State 4-H Extension Eric Murphy, West Virginia Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Jennifer Hunter, University of Kentucky Family & Consumer Sciences Extension

Who Should Attend: Extension professionals and anyone wanting to know more about how Extension Programs can serve your youth; Community Based Organizations; Family and Consumer Science Teachers; Community Action Agencies.

When: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
, 4:00 pm Eastern/
1:00 pm Pacific.

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!

Register Now!

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FUNDING STREAMS

Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)Basic Center Program 2015

The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth, and Families' (ACYF), Family, and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) will award funding for the Basic Center Program (BCP). The purpose of the BCP is to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. The BCP works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. Deadline: 4/10/2015

(Ed. Note: Current Basic Center grantees are successfully using Dibble relationship education materials to aid in family reunification and life skills. Read their Case Studies here.)

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Donors ChooseAttention School Teachers

A generous donor has donated $1,000 to help teachers, who have not been able to afford Dibble materials over the past year, to obtain them at no cost when teachers use DonorsChoose.org.

DonorsChoose.org is very successful fundraising organization that over the past decade has helped fund 70% of the projects that teachers have submitted to them.

It's easy to apply for this money. Simply sign up at DonorsChoose.org describing your students, their needs, and the Dibble materials that will best help your students.

Our donor will cover 40% of the cost once you, working through DonorsChoose.org, raise the remaining funds.

For orders over $100, the usual 10% shipping is free!

For more details contact Aaron Larson, Teacher Success Manager at aaron@dibbleinstitute.org.

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Four TeensDibble goes Digital You asked. We delivered.

Our most popular TEACHING TOOLS are now online.

The Dibble Institute’s content-rich teaching tools for building healthy relationships just got easier to use. Take a look!

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