Healthy Relationship News – July 2015

DIBBLE IN THE NEWS

THE LATEST

NEWS YOU CAN USE

TOOLS YOU CAN USE

SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR - July 15th

FUNDING STREAMS

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DIBBLE IN THE NEWS

REVERE Golden Lamp Winner logo verticalThe Dibble Institute Wins REVERE Award for Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships

Award from Association of American Publishers (AAP) honors The Dibble Institute for excellence in educational products

Washington, DC; June 3, 2015 –  The Dibble Institute is pleased to announce that Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships was named the winner of the classroom supplemental resources division at the REVERE Awards Gala on June 3. The award was given for the creation of Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships (HCHR), which is designed to help adolescents prepare for optimum success in relationships that are central to life. Throughout the lessons, the participants gain information and skills for improving individual wellness, self-esteem, and the ability to relate to others in healthy ways.

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THE LATEST

Medline PlusFewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage

Fewer unmarried American men are becoming first-time fathers, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Thirty-six percent of first-time fathers younger than 44 had a child out of wedlock during the first decade of the 2000s, officials said.

"This represents a decline from the previous two decades," said report author Gladys Martinez, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

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ReutersSocial-media cyberbullying not uncommon among youths

About a quarter of adolescents experience cyberbullying through social media, according to a fresh look at some past research. Much of that past research also found links between cyberbullying and depression, the researchers write in JAMA Pediatrics.

(Ed. Note: Consider using our online lesson – Teens, Technology, and Social Media – to avoid and prevent cyberbulling.)

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New York TimesFor Couples, Time Can Upend the Laws of Attraction

After decades of studying the concept of “mate value,” social scientists finally have the data necessary to explain the romantic choices in “Knocked Up” and “Pride and Prejudice.”

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In ever-changing home economics field, teachers are still in demand

Forty years ago, when Cheryl Tschetter started teaching at what was then McMillan Junior High, boys were for the first time allowed to take home economics and girls could enroll in shop class. Her home ec focus was decidedly domestic: She taught cake decorating, child care and sewing.

Over the years, home ec was rebranded as “family and consumer sciences.” Middle and high school classes shifted to include more career exploration, personal finance, family dynamics and nutrition, especially as childhood obesity rates and the popularity of processed foods grew.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

NatureNeuroscience: The hard science of oxytocin

In April 2011, Robert Froemke and his team were reprogramming the brains of virgin mice with a single hormone injection.

Before the treatment, the female mice were largely indifferent to the cries of a distressed baby, and were even known to trample over them. But after an injection of oxytocin, the mice started to respond more like mothers, picking up the mewling pup in their mouths. Froemke, a neuroscientist at New York University's Langone Medical Center in New York City, was monitoring the animals' brains to find out why that happened.

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Smithsonian

Eight New Things Science Says About Being a Dad

Dads aren't supposed to be complicated. Give them a mower and a lawn to cut, and they're happy. That's the stereotype.  But the role of father is considerably more layered and multi-dimensional—and worthy of scientific analysis. So researchers have been hard at it. Here are eight studies on fathers published .

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American Psychological Assos

“Stress in America™: Are Teens Adopting Adults’ Stress Habits?,” finds that many American teens report unhealthy levels of stress and lack strong stress management skills according to The American Psychological Association’s report.

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SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR -

July 15

Second Wednesday Webinars

Building Brighter Futures – Relationship Education with Non-Custodial Parents

In today’s world young fathers must co-parent, complete their education, and navigate romantic relationships while supporting their child emotionally and financially.

Relationship skills training helps them make wiser choices that enable their goals for education, employment, parenting, and family.

Join LA County Child Support Services Department and The Dibble Institute as we discuss how our collaboration in the successful Building Brighter Futures project accomplishes these goals.

Presenter: Kay Reed, Executive Director, The Dibble Institute

Vera Ashley-Potter, Supervising Child Support Officer, Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department

Who Should Attend: Child Support professionals, Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage grantees and applicants, Expecting and Parenting Teen teachers, and Workforce Development staff, Corrections and Re-Entry staff.

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific.

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!

Register Now!

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TOOLS YOU CAN USE

You TubeSomething My Father Would Do (Video with personal stories about impact of violence on children – great way to illustrate concepts in DV units.)

Storytelling

The Art of Verbal Storytelling

– (Tip Sheet – for greater sustainability)

ConsentConsent explained with the most perfect metaphor

– (Video – humorous approach to what consent does and doesn't mean.)

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FUNDING STREAMS

Funds for Health Projects in Iowa and Illinois

Telligen Community Initiative

TelligenThe mission of the Telligen Community Initiative (TCI) is to support innovative and forward looking health-related projects aimed at improving health, social well-being, and educational attainment. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies serving communities in Iowa, Illinois, and Oklahoma. The deadline for applicants in the states of Iowa and Illinois is August 4, 2015. (Visit the TCI website to learn more about the funding priorities and application procedure.

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Charitable Programs in Company Communities Funded

Gannett Foundation: Community Action Grant ProgramGannett Foundation

The Gannett Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where Gannett Co., Inc., owns a newspaper or broadcast station. The Foundation’s Community Action Grant Program’s priorities include education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. The upcoming postmark deadline is August 29, 2015, for most locations. (Some locations have earlier deadlines, which are listed on the Foundation’s contact page.) Proposals should be submitted to the local newspaper publisher or TV station general manager. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines and download the application form.

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Capacity Building Support in Company Communities

Union Pacific Foundation: Community-Based Grant ProgramUnion Pacific

The Union Pacific Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities served by Union Pacific Railroad, primarily in the Midwestern and Western United States. Through the Community-Based Grant Program, the Foundation gives priority to requests that address the following categories: Community and Civic, and Health and Human Services. The majority of these grants are intended to help nonprofit organizations build their capacity, increase their impact, and operate more effectively. Nonprofit organizations in the railroad's service area are invited to submit a preliminary application form online by 4 pm CDT on August 14, 2015. (Early submissions are encouraged.) Selected organizations will receive instructions on accessing the online final application form, which must be submitted by midnight CDT on August 15, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information on the Community-Based Grant Program.

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Grants Promote the Well-Being of Oklahomans

Inasmuch FoundationInasmuch Foundation

The Inasmuch Foundation is dedicated to the betterment of people, neighborhoods, and communities in Oklahoma. The Foundation primarily provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state for programs that result in the greatest positive outcome for Oklahomans. (Support is also considered for nonprofit organizations that address the Foundation’s priorities in Colorado Springs, CO.) The Foundation's areas of interest include education, community enhancement, and health and human services. Projects that involve collaborative community efforts to avoid duplication of services are encouraged. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is August 15, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website to submit an online letter of inquiry.

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