Healthy Relationship News – December 2016

DIBBLE NEWS

THE LATEST

NEWS YOU CAN USE

TOOLS YOU CAN USE

SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR - DIY for December!

Choose a webinar topic or speaker from 2016 that most interests you!

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Dibble Research Summary Released

Current research continues to confirm that relationship skill education provides immediate benefits to young people. As they build relationship efficacy, pregnancy rates drop, family well-being increases, harmful behaviors decrease, and dating violence is prevented and reduced.

It’s not the only lever we need to “pull” to empower young people, but if we neglect this important aspect of their social and emotional lives, all the rest of our good work in education, health, job training, and the like may easily disappear.

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Things to Know Cards and Book
For that young person in your life

Things to Know Before You Say "Go" – Card Deck

Wondering what to get your teen that would help them in their romantic life? Consider this pack of 76 “flash cards” that empowers young people to discover what’s important to them in a relationship and what is less important.

The process couldn’t be simpler or more teen-friendly. Each card asks a basic question that helps them think about a current or future relationship. It includes a small book with dating tips and advice. It’s a great tool that engages teens in discovering their romantic priorities and values.

(Ed. Note: This is my go-to gift for all the young relatives in my life.)

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THE LATEST

Majority of Americans Now Believe in Cohabitation

Cohabitation is the new norm. Shifting gender roles and expectations, the delay of marriage, and a secularizing culture are leading more American adults to believe that moving in together before tying the knot is a good idea. A recent Barna study asked Americans their views on cohabitation: the pros, cons, motivations, and effects of living together prior to marriage. Though its acceptance is widespread in American culture, there are still large pockets of resistance to this changing ethic among religious communities and those who adhere to more traditional values and premarital expectations.

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Teen depression on the rise in U.S.

Major depression is growing among young people. One of the drivers may be related to increased cellphone use among teens and girls in particular, U.S. researchers say. Researchers looked at data from national surveys on drug use and health from 2005 to 2014 for tees aged 12 to 17 and young adults aged 18 to 25.

(Ed Note: This article links teen depression to cyberbullying and the high use of cell phones. Check out our online lesson on Teens and Technology that builds a critical literacy on social media and encourage youth to develop standards and personal policies for their engagement with technology.)

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NEWS YOU CAN USE
Office of Adolescent Health

Talking with Teens – How You Make a Difference

Tips for maintaining a healthy relationship with your adolescent, talking about sensitive subjects, and helping them manage relationships with other people. 

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TOOLS YOU CAN USE

Supportive Relationships – Professional Development Module

This online learning module from the University of Minnesota provides an overview of the role that supportive relationships play in promoting positive development within after school and youth programs.

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SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR

DIY for December

Second Wednesday Webinars

Choose a webinar topic or speaker from 2016 that most interests you!

Choose from:

  • Isabel Sawhill of The Brookings Institution
  • Love and the Movies – free movie guides
  • Trauma in Healthy Relationship Education
  • The Newly Revised Love Notes
  • Child Trends on Relationship Ed and Child Welfare Laurence Steinberg, PhD on the Adolescent Brain
  • And more!
Click here for your DIY Dibble webinar.

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