Healthy Relationship News – November 2015

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THE LATEST

NEWS YOU CAN USE

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SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR - November 18th
(note date change)

Knot Yet:

What Does the Rising Marriage Age Mean For Men, Women and Families

CALENDAR

FUNDING STREAMS

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DIBBLE NEWS

Youth TodayYouth Today: Highlighting Dibble’s Work with YouthBuild

Since 2011, Dibble has been working with CCEO YouthBuild in Los Angeles to teach Love Notes, a relationship skills program, as part of the YouthBuild life skills and leadership competencies. Read more about our project in Youth Today or watch the video from the Administration for Children and Families.

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PREP NewsCollege Students Learn How to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies with Dibble Program

Teen birth rates among older teens remain high. And that's a problem for young people who want to get a college degree. About 61% of community college students who have children end up dropping out.

The state of Georgia has set out to address the problem among African American, Latino youth and others. The state's Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) funds nonprofits that teach first year college students how to make healthy decisions and avoid getting pregnant.

Each year, facilitators teach three groups of 15 to 30 students at Albany State University, Clayton State University, and Armstrong State University They use Making Proud Choices!, an evidence based curriculum, along with lessons from the evidence based program entitled Relationship Smarts PLUS.

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THE LATEST

National Public RadioChildhood Stress May Prime Pump For Chronic Disease Later

We might not be able to remember every stressful episode of our childhood but the emotional upheaval we experience as kids — whether it's the loss of a loved one, the chronic stress of economic insecurity, or social interactions that leave us tearful or anxious — may have a lifelong impact on our health.

In fact, a study published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicates that emotional distress during childhood — even in the absence of high stress during adult years — can increase the risk of developing heart disease and metabolic disorders such as diabetes in adulthood.

(Ed Note: Unstable families may also contribute to chronic stress in children. Love Notes focuses on helping young parents understand how their love lives can impact outcomes for their children.)

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Shots: Health News from NPRDrinking Makes Teens' First Sexual Experience Riskier, Less Satisfying

Almost half of teenagers have sex before they graduate from high school. And many high schoolers drink. But drinking can make that first sexual experience less than what a girl might hope, and poses risks for the future, too.

Researchers asked 228 women ages 18 to 20 about their sexual experiences and drinking habits.

One-quarter of the young women had been drinking at the time of their first sexual intercourse, which happened when they were 16, on average.

Those who had been drinking were more likely to have had sex with someone who wasn't a romantic partner, and with someone who also had been drinking or using drugs. Their partner was also more likely to be older, and to be someone who they didn't have sex with again.

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Medical DailyCollege Students Have More Sex When They Binge Drink And Smoke Marijuana

College may be the adolescent realm of experimentation, but a new study is finding that when students decide to hit the town, they leave better judgment at the door. Researchers from Oregon State University observed that undergraduates are more likely to have sex during binge drinking sessions, or while using marijuana. The research, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, is shedding light on when millennials are most at risk to have unprotected sex.

 (Ed. Note: The two articles above highlight the unsettling intersection of alcohol and drug use with risky sexual behaviors. Healthy Choices, Heatlhy Relationships can help adolescents learn how their brains work, how drugs and drinking influence their decisions, and how to prevent risky sexual behaviors.)

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

New York TimesCompulsive Texting Takes Toll on Teenagers

Does your teenager have a texting problem?

Teenagers use text messaging more than any other mode of communication, so it may be hard to tell. But youngsters who check their phones continually, snap if you interrupt them and are so preoccupied with texting that they skip sleep and don’t get their work done may be compulsive texters, a new study says. For girls, compulsive texting is more than just a distraction – it is also associated with lower academic performance.

(Ed. Note: Check out the online lesson -- Teens, Technology, and Social Media – for an engaging way to address over texting!)

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Student Science

Teen friendships may make for healthier adults

Following the crowd may not always be in a person’s best interest. But new research suggests that teens who go along with their friends may end up healthier as adults.

Scientists have known that close friendships help boost health. Lonely people are more likely to get sick. That’s true for both teens and adults. And people who do their own thing, instead of giving in to peer pressure, may experience unpleasant emotions.

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TOOLS YOU CAN USE

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The Science of Heartbreak

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Search Institute

Tips and Relationship Builders for Families

Bringing developmental relationships home.

Every family has and can build relationships that guide children on a path of self-fulfillment and success in life. Family members do this through the everyday ways they interact with, care for, and invest in our relationships in our families. This booklet offers everyday ideas and activities parenting adults can use to build developmental relationships in their families.

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Bullying App

New App to Prevent Bullying

Did you know that 24 percent of female students and 19 percent of male students report being bullied at school? Talking with children about bullying is an important step to understanding whether bullying is affecting them.

Research shows that parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child can build the foundation for a strong relationship and help prevent bullying. SAMHSA developed the free KnowBullying mobile app to help facilitate meaningful conversations about bullying anytime, anywhere.

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SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR -

November 18th

Second Wednesday Webinars

Knot Yet:

What Does the Rising Marriage Age Mean For Men, Women and Families

The age at which men and women marry is now at historic heights—27 for women, and 29 for men—and is still climbing. The age at which women have children is also increasing, but much more slowly, and often before marriage. While this sequencing has long been true for the economically disadvantaged, it is now true for the middle class as well. What are the benefits and costs of this crossover?

Presenter: Kelleen Kaye, Senior Director of Research, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Who should attend: Researchers, press, practitioners, program operators, advocates and others interested in trends related to pregnancy, marriage, and family formation among young adults

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!

Register Now!

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CALENDAR

CalWORKs and Refugee Programs Training Academy

When: December 9, 2015 -- Gardena, California

Workshop: Relationships Matter: Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence Skills for Success at Work and at Home

Presenter: Kay Reed and Panel of Los Angeles Community College CalWORKS Staff

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FUNDING STREAMS

Grants Enhance Rural Communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Ag StarAgStar Fund for Rural America

The AgStar Fund for Rural America is dedicated to promoting agriculture and rural communities, and to addressing the issues facing rural America. The Fund supports nonprofit organizations in the service area where AgStar has a significant business presence in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The Fund focuses its giving program in the following four major areas: education, environment, technology, and quality of life. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided for direct project or program costs. Online applications will be accepted from October 1 through November 30, 2015. Visit the AgStar website to review the funding guidelines and application instructions.

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Local Community Initiatives in Florida Funded

Florida Blue Foundation: Build Healthy, Strong Communities

The mission of the Florida Blue Foundation is to improve the health and well-being of Floridians and the communities in which they live. The Foundation’s Build Healthy, Strong Communities grants support nonprofit organizations that address critical issues in local communities throughout the state. Support is provided for programs that focus on arts and culture, community development, health and human services, and education and literacy, especially birth through age five. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.

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Funding Targets Youth Employment

maple leafEmployment and Social Development Canada

Skills Link (SL) is a program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment. Support is provided for initiatives targeting Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 30 who may be at risk of not making a successful transition to the workplace but for whom, nonetheless, a reasonable expectation exists that employment may be possible following an SL work experience. Examples of youth facing employment barriers include, but are not limited to, youth that have not completed high school, individuals with disabilities, individuals of Aboriginal origin, visible or ethnic minorities, youth residing in remote or rural locations, single parents, members of official language minority communities (i.e. Francophones residing outside Québec or English-speaking residents of Québec), or recent immigrant youth. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

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Services for Mothers with Postpartum Depression Supported

Postpartum ProgressPostpartum Progress: Climb Out of the Darkness Local Grants Program

The mission of Postpartum Progress is to create healthier families by raising awareness, reducing stigma, providing social support, and connecting mothers to help for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like postpartum depression. The Climb Out of the Darkness Local Grants Program, offered by Postpartum Progress, supports local nonprofit organizations that offer direct services to mothers or programs that improve services to mothers. Funding priorities include in-person support groups, especially in locations not yet served; programs aimed at providing support or services to underserved women, (e.g., teen moms, mothers of color, and low-income women); and provider training. The application deadline is November 20, 2015. Visit the Postpartum Progress website to submit an online application.

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Grants Enhance Educational Youth Organizations in the DC Metropolitan Area

Jack KentJack Kent Cooke Foundation: Good Neighbor Grants

The Good Neighbor Grants program, an initiative of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, seeks to identify and strengthen ties with youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Washington, DC, region, including the surrounding areas in Maryland and northern Virginia, that are helping students with significant financial need reach their full potential through education. Applying organizations should focus on K-12 education, college access and completion, or visual and performing arts education. Examples of eligible programs include after-school academic and summer enrichment opportunities, college access advising programs, arts programs, service learning, STEM programs, innovative programs that bridge education and technology, and internship programs. One-time grants of between $10,000 and $35,000 will be provided. The application deadline is December 3, 2015. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the request for proposals for the Good Neighbor Grants Program.

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Support for Community Programs in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington

Umpqua BankUmpqua Bank Charitable Foundation

The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities the bank serves in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The Foundation provides Community Giving Grants in the following target giving areas: The Youth Development and Education area focuses on programs that create opportunities for early childhood and K-12 youth that fulfill their educational experience, promote their well-being, and inspire them to reach their full potential. The Economic Opportunity area focuses on organizations that promote stability in neighborhoods through assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals and families. Community Giving Grant applications are reviewed quarterly; the remaining application deadline for 2015 is December 31st. Visit Umpqua Bank’s website for more information.

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Funds for New Jersey Community Health Coalitions

New Jersey HealthNew Jersey Health Initiatives: Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey – Communities Moving to Action

New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is dedicated to supporting innovations and driving conversations to build healthier New Jersey communities. NJHI Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey – Communities Moving to Action, Round 2, will help communities across New Jersey to address the multiple factors that influence health: health behaviors, social and economic factors, clinical care, and the physical environment. NJHI will support up to ten multi-sector, community-focused coalitions to participate in this four-year initiative. The coalitions selected under this round of the initiative will join the ten coalitions funded in 2015 to expand the learning and action network of coalitions improving population health in New Jersey. Applicants should be part of an existing or emerging coalition that has begun working to address community health priorities. Examples of eligible applicants include health and human service agencies, educational institutions, hospital systems, faith-based organizations, local government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The application deadline is January 14, 2016. Visit the NJHI website to download the call for proposals.

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Grants Address Quality of Life Issues in Oklahoma

SarkeysSarkeys Foundation

The mission of the Sarkeys Foundation is to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma. The Foundation's major areas of grant support include education, social service and human service needs, and cultural and humanitarian programs of regional significance. The Foundation also offers educational and training opportunities for professional staff development, board members, and other volunteers. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is December 1, 2015. (Interested applicants are encouraged to speak with a Foundation staff member prior to submitting a letter of inquiry.) Invited proposals will be due February 1, 2016. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information on the application process.

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Funds for Family, Environment, and Peace Programs in Oregon

Jubitz Family Foundation LogoJubitz Family Foundation

The Jubitz Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Oregon that strive to strengthen families, respect the natural environment, and foster peace. The Foundation's specific areas of interest include early childhood development and education, with an emphasis on at-risk children; environmental stewardship, with an emphasis on rivers and their watershed ecosystems; and peacemaking activities, with an emphasis on teaching peace and conflict resolution. Grants generally range from $2,000 to $10,000. The deadlines for online letters of inquiry are January 1 and July 1, 2016. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.

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Support for Youth Programs in the Oklahoma Region

The Kerr FoundationThe Kerr Foundation

The Kerr Foundation primarily provides support to nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma; however, the Foundation also considers requests from organizations in the surrounding states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as organizations located in Washington, DC. The Foundation offers grants to organizations that provide new or enhanced opportunities, particularly for youth, which address the following areas of interest: education, health, cultural development, and community services. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $50,000. The upcoming application deadline is January 15, 2016. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the application guidelines and download the application form.

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