Healthy Relationship News – October 2015

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SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR - October 14th

Relationships Matter

Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence Skills for Success at Work and at Home

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Dibble TrainingNEW! Training in Our Most Popular Programs

Increase confidence and competence in effectively presenting Dibble Institute’s most popular materials through two-day in-depth trainings in October and November.

Each training includes lesson-by-lesson overviews, hands-on experience of each program’s essential teaching tools, tips for selecting activities, and practice in presenting the lessons. PLUS, each organization will receive five hours free implementation consultation with Dibble staff.

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Healthy Marriage and Responsible FatherhoodMarriage/Relationship and Fatherhood Grants Awarded

Nearly $111 million has been awarded to 91 grantees in 28 states and one territory.  The Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education grants support comprehensive services including those designed to improve marriage and relationship skills, as well as activities to promote economic stability. New Pathways for Fathers and Families, and Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility (ReFORM) grants aim to strengthen positive father-child engagement, improve fathers’ employment outcomes and foster healthy relationships.

Congratulations to all awardees! To all past grantees – thank you for your good work!

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Mic.comEight Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Sex Before Starting College

One of the eight is this:

4. Relationships still totally exist.

The media's insistence on focusing on casual sex not only simplifies women's sexual experiences, but also ignores the fact that plenty of people in college have traditional relationships. Of all long-distance relationships, 32.5% are among college students and 28% of married college graduates in 2013 attended the same college as their spouse, according to a Facebook Data Sciences study.

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New York Times‘Date-Onomics,’ ‘The Sex Myth’ and ‘Modern Romance’

Three fascinating book reviews from the New York Times on dating, sex, and romance.

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You TubeWatch it! – The Science of Love on YouTube

Those butterflies and fireworks you feel when falling love are actually just brain chemicals flooding your system. Learn what's happening behind the science of a new relationship.

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CDC Fact Sheet – Understanding Intimate Partner Violence

The fact sheet asks: How Can We Prevent IPV?

Answer: “We do know that strategies that promote healthy behaviors in relationships are important. Programs that teach young people skills for dating can prevent violence. These programs can stop violence in dating relationships before it occurs.”

(Ed. Note: This is a good reminder of our ability to prevent IPV by helping young people learn the skills build positive, healthy relationships.)

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The National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Changing the Consent Conversation in Middle and High School

When we think of consent in a middle school or high school context, it’s typically parental consent for sexuality education. The scary consent conversation is the one happening on college campuses across the country and, increasingly, in state legislatures as incidences of sexual violence on campus are in the news with appalling regularity.

Wondering where to start the conversation? Perhaps a good first step is this charming Vimeo video.

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SECOND WEDNESDAY WEBINAR -

October 14th

Second Wednesday Webinars

Relationships Matter

Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence Skills for Success at Work and at Home

Successful interpersonal skills are key to getting and keeping a job as well as building a stable home life. Explore the rationale behind teaching social competence skills for workplace and family success. Learn about the Love Notes program, which is being successfully implemented with GAIN/GROW (TANF) students in LA County community colleges (LAC5).  Discover how it can be easily embedded into your employability and life skills programs to increase client success.

Presenter: Kay Reed, Executive Director, The Dibble Institute, with a Panel of LAC5 CalWORKS Counselors

Who should attend: Job readiness instructors, workforce development specialists, college guidance counselors/advisors, career tech teachers, mental health workers, TRIO providers, Community Action staff, state TANF program leaders, Extension staff, and others working toward preparing youth and young adults for ultimate success.

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!

Register Now!

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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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