Healthy Relationship News – October 2014

THE LATEST

DIBBLE IN THE NEWS

NEWS YOU CAN USE

SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR - October 8

What’s in a Name? Defining Dating Violence for Teens Through Healthy Relationship Education

FUNDING STREAMS

COME SEE US

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THE LATEST

MarriageMarkets Generation Unbound

Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage

Young adults in the United States are increasingly drifting into parenthood — and too often it is happening early, outside of marriage, and without the stable support of a second parent.

In her latest Brookings Institution Press book, Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage, Isabel V. Sawhill offers recommendations for preventing unintended pregnancy among young adults, and thereby ensuring that more children are born into families with the means and motivation to care for them — and saving billions of dollars in social costs.

Listen to Belle Sawhill discuss her new book here.

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Mathematica Research PolicyRecord Share of Americans Have Never Married

As Values, Economics and Gender Patterns Change

After decades of declining marriage rates and changes in family structure, the share of American adults who have never been married is at an historic high. In 2012, one-in-five adults ages 25 and older (about 42 million people) had never been married, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data. In 1960, only about one-in-ten adults (9%) in that age range had never been married.

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NewYorkTimesMarriage Rates Are Falling, And For Some Faster Than Others

The biggest takeaways from a new study on marriage by the Pew Research Center are these: Fewer Americans who are older than 25 are married than ever before, and by the time they're middle-aged, a record 25 percent will have never tied the knot....

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DIBBLE IN THE NEWS

Strengthening FamiliesStrengthening Families Curriculum Resource Guide

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, housed within the Administration for Children and Families, is pleased to announce the release of a new website: Strengthening Families Curriculum Resource Guide.  The website is designed to serve as a resource guide for individuals in the Healthy Marriage/Responsible Fatherhood field; it provides information about the content of curricula commonly used by the Office of Family Assistance grantees, as well as implementation factors needed to implement a particular curriculum. To view this website, please click here.

(Editor’s Note: Based on the extensive use of our curricula in healthy marriage grants, we are pleased that five Dibble curricula are included in this guide. Take a look at Connections: Dating and Emotions; Connections: Relationships and Marriage; Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships; Love Notes; Relationship Smarts PLUS.)

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

You Tube Better Tools to Prevent Domestic Violence

Twenty years ago, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act, and in those years, domestic violence has been dramatically reduced. But the problem is far from solved: one in four women in the U.S. will be victims of assault by a partner in her lifetime. Judy Woodruff of the PBS NewsHour speaks with Esta Soler of Futures Without Violence about what it will take to end that abuse.

(Ed. Note: Note that Ms. Soler mentions the importance of healthy relationship skills as the next step in preventing intimate partner violence. Great news story to share with your students!)

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NewYorkTimesHow To Be A 21st Century 'Gentleman'

Back in 1967 the rules for dating were fairly clear-cut whether you agreed with them or not. Check out this U.S. Navy instructional video, How to Succeed with Brunettes. (What is UP with that title, anyway?)... The suggestions: Be on time, make it easy for her to slip her coat on and off, pull out her chair, stand when she enters a room, sit after she sits, and don't you dare forget to open the door. As the narrator in the video says, "Doors afford a continued supply of chances to make an impression on your companion." News Letter Section Break

SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR - October 8

Second Wednesday Webinars

What’s in a Name? Defining Dating Violence for Teens Through Healthy Relationship Education

 

We all may know someone who has experienced dating or domestic violence (DV) or intimate personal violence (IPV).  Naming the violence is the first step to dealing with it, breaking its pattern, and empowering teens for avoidance.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.  How can we use healthy relationship education to address domestic violence or intimate personal violence?

Join Katherine Hillgren as she:

  • Shares her work using the Love Notes curriculum to address DV and IPV.
  • Shares her work in alternative schools, at a runaway shelter, and with pregnant and parenting teens.
  • Demonstrates how this education becomes a community project.

Presenters: Katherine Hillgreen, MA, LPC, Empowering Families Coordinator, Ozarks Family Resource Center, Missouri.

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

at 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

Who Should Attend: Military, School Counselors, Health Professionals, Runaway Homeless Youth Case Managers, Teachers, Community Workers, Juvenile Justice Case Workers, Foster Youth Workers, and anyone who is concerned about DV, IPV and teens and wants to make a difference.

Duration: 60 minutes 

Cost: Free!

Register Now!

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FUNDING STREAMS

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Support for Programs Serving Minn. and Northwestern Wisconsin

AgStar 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, 2014. Visit the AgStar website to review the funding guidelines and application instructions. sub-section

(CO, NM, UT, WY)

Daniels Fund The Daniels Fund

The Daniels Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations in funding areas--Aging, Alcoholism, & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education Reform, Ethics & Integrity in Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged, and Youth Development. The fund was established by Bill Daniels, using the experiences and relationships of his life as motivation.

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Grants Address Poverty in the Southeast

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation assists people in the southeast United States to build just and caring communities that nurture people, spur enterprise, bridge differences, and foster fairness. The Foundation is dedicated to helping people and places to move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. Grants are provided to local, statewide, and regional nonprofits in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia that work with people in low-wealth communities to shape their own destiny.

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Would you like a Dibble Outreach Educator at your conference? Email Irene Varley, Director of Education, at Irene@DibbleInstitute.org to find out how.

Please let us know if you are having an open to the public event featuring Dibble curricula. We would be happy to help you publicize it.

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