Webinar Archives – 2014


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November 2014 Webinar

Dibble Goes Digital!
Our Most Popular Teaching Tools are Online

This webinar will introduce our new online platform – Dibble Digital.

Our most popular curricula, activity books, and lessons are now available digitally. The advantages are tremendous!

  • Lesson plans can be quickly searched for specific content
  • You’ll have unlimited access to materials you choose with your subscriptions
  • Free, ongoing upgrades with refreshed content are also included – and more.

Learn the many benefits to you and your students of accessing Dibble teaching tools online. Get a virtual tour of the new digital platform. See exactly what the digital products look like and find ways to best use them.

Presenters: Kay Reed, Executive Director, The Dibble Institute
Aaron Larson, Dibble Digital Coordinator

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October 2014 Webinar

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.

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

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What’s in a Name? Size: 4.2 MB Downloads: 376


September 2014 Webinar

Teens, Technology and Social Media:
Impacts on Healthy Relationship Developments


Significant numbers of teens and young adults use social media as their main source of communicating with friends both those they have met in person and online. Today’s technology allows adolescents instant but distant access to each other yet at what price?.

We wonder – “How will social media affect young people’s ability to build healthy, ongoing relationships? How will the new technologies affect their social skills? What can we do to help teens and young adults navigate this new terrain safely while building essential interpersonal skills?”

Join Jennifer Myers and Aaron Larson as they:

  • Share how social media impacts the relationships and interactions of teens and young adults.
  • Introduce a just-released supplementary lesson from Relationship Smarts PLUS on Technology and Social Media, using the new Dibble Digital platform.

Presenters: Jennifer Myers, M.A., L.P.A., holds a masters degree in clinical psychology, is a full-time Instructor in the Psychology Department at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, and has a private clinical psychology practice at Carolina Counseling Center, specializing in adolescents.

Aaron Larson, Dibble Digital Coordinator. Prior to this Aaron worked for the US Department of Health and Human Services as a Healthy Marriage Specialist on the President’s Healthy Marriage Initiative. He was also the director of the National Healthy Marriage Institute.

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Citations Size: 21.1 KB Downloads: 410

August 2014 Webinar

Getting to the Heart of the Matter:
Relationship Education for Juvenile Detention and Re-Entry Programming

Teen parenting, poor refusal skills, early sexual involvement, and family complexity characterize the experiences of many youthful offenders. When teens and young adults are incarcerated, they often return to society still lacking healthy relationship skills necessary for successful family reunification and job retention.

Relationship Smarts Plus and Love Notes curricula are about the building of the developmental assets missing in this population. Attendees will hear how a youth detention program is tackling this issue and a re-entry program experienced successful outcomes by addressing relationship skills first and job skills second.

Presenters: Marcia White, IMPACT Community Action, Columbus, OH; Re-Entry Program, Relationship Education/Workforce Readiness
Laura Waggle, Perry County Detention Center, OH; Relationship Education in Juvenile Corrections; sponsored thru Forever Dads and the Ohio Office of Jobs and Families

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August 2014 Webinar: Getting to the Heart of the Matter Size: 42.6 MB Downloads: 432


July 9, 2014 Webinar

Beyond the Feds –Proven Fundraising Strategies for
Healthy Relationship Programs

Learn proven strategies of raising private money for relationship skills classes with youth. Our panel will discuss a wide variety of methods they have used to fund classes that help teens get smart about their love lives.

Panelists: Carol Jackson, Program Director of Families Matter in Memphis, TN.
Erin Stone, Executive Director of Relationship Skills Center in Sacramento, CA.
Kathy Schleier, Executive Director of Family Frameworks in Dalton, GA.

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July 2014 Webinar Final Size: 5.4 MB Downloads: 446

June 2014 Webinar

“Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City”
Dr. Kathryn Edin

Professor Edin discusses her most recent work, “Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City,” just published in May 2013, through which in-depth interviews allow unmarried low-income fathers to tell their side of the story.

The book’s intimate interviews make real the significant obstacles low-income men face at every step in the familial process: from the difficulties of romantic relationships, to decision-making dilemmas at conception, to the often celebratory moment of birth, and, finally, to the hardships that accompany the early years of the child’s life, and beyond.

Professor Edin will discuss the radical redefinition of family life “Doing the Best I Can” reveals, one that has revolutionized the meaning of fatherhood among inner-city men.

Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Edin, Author “Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City”

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May 2014 Webinar

Money Habitudes 2 – For At-Risk Youth
What money means, and why it matters

Do your students show little interest in learning money management skills? Can they understand the skills but do not connect them to the relevancy of them in their lives, therefore show little progress in their personal saving, spending, budgeting behavior?

Learn about the newest Dibble program, Money Habitudes 2®, a quick way to introduce vulnerable youth to the non-technical, human side of money – a critical element of successful money management.
Learn how Money Habitudes 2®

  • Is relevant for many grant programs including pregnancy prevention, teen parenting, and workforce development.
  • Is valuable for building both financial competence and relationship skills.
  • Is quick and easy to teach.
  • Is youth friendly, fun, and activity focused.

Presenter: David Durand, Leadership Development Manager, CCEO YouthBuild, Lennox, California

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Money Habitudes PPT for May 2014 Webinar Size: 13.0 MB Downloads: 479

April 2014 Webinar

The Greatest Gift to a Child:
A Healthy Parental Relationship

Social Science research has taught us a great deal about how healthy and stable couple relationships matter to children. High rates of unplanned childbearing among teens and young adults are generating more gender, racial and income inequality plus producing profoundly unequal outcomes for children.

Webinar attendees will examine:

  • the impact of the parental relationship on children,
  • the benefits a healthy parental union brings to a child and
  • how educators can guide parents to create and sustain a healthy, parental relationship in today’s culture.

Presenter: Dixie Zittlow, Director of Outreach, The Dibble Institute

Audience: Fatherhood, Marriage, Head Start Program Directors, Child Support Services Caseworkers and Directors, Tribal Fatherhood personnel, Tribal Head Start Caseworkers and Program Directors, Community Action Program personnel, Community Program Directors and Facilitators and anyone who works with teens and young adults.

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March 2014 Webinar

UP YOUR GAME! Strengthen Your PREP Adult Preparation Topics Using Proven, Adaptable Materials

Now that you have figured out how to deliver excellent, evidence based pregnancy prevention instruction, how about your adult preparation topics? Join PREP Pregnancy Prevention Grant sub-awardees to learn how they are using Dibble evidence based materials to successfully teach the Adult Preparation topics.

Learn how to:

  • select the program that best engages your audience and
  • adapt the material to meet your needs for time and topic.

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February 2014 Webinar

I’m In Love!
Understanding and Handling Fabulous Love Chemicals

Many of us remember our first crush. Our feet barely touched the ground and we couldn’t get that special someone out of our minds. The feelings of romantic attraction are incredible! Thanks to modern science we now know that most of our “in love” sensations are due to various chemicals naturally coursing through our brains. Join Marlene Pearson, author of Love Notes and Relationship Smarts PLUS, to learn about the brain chemistry behind falling in love and how it affects us. She’ll also explore how to help youth

  • understand what they are feeling,
  • appreciate the positives of the early stages of attraction, and
  • make good relationship and sexual decisions.

Presenter: Marlene Pearson, Author of Love Notes, v.2.0 and Relationships Smarts PLUS v.3.0.

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January 2014 Webinar

Building Relationship Skills with Young Adults in Community-Based Programs

Learn the effectiveness of teachingrelationship skills along with job preparation skills. Hear what works in creating an environment for students to comfortably engage in meaningful discussion—essential for facilitating successful relationship skills education. Through the use of The Dibble Institute curricula they will show how students can self-assess the healthiness of their relationships, learn skills to strengthen them, and set goals for the future.

Presenters:Jo Anne Eason, Building Brighter Future Program Director, Dibble Institute and Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Public Strategies and Briana Levin, Health Program Coordinator of CCEO YouthBuild

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