Webinar Archives – 2016


Detailed Listing

November 2016 Webinar

Teens and Pornography
The Latest Research and Resources

In this webinar, Clay Olsen, will discuss the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and the medical field on the impact that Internet porn is having on the developing brains of young people. Clay presents the topic as a public health issue, rather than as a moral, political or religious argument.

In this webinar you will

  1. Understand why the Internet porn of today is having such a drastically different impact on the brains of young people than old school pornography did.
  2. Understand how Internet porn is impacting relationships for young people.
  3. Learn more from research about the negative outcomes that are associated with Internet porn.
  4. Learn what you can do to help young people who have decided that they want help with overcoming the addiction to Internet porn.

Presenter: Clay Olsen. Clay is the CEO of Fight the New Drug. He has been featured on ABC Nightline, ABC News, NPR, CNN, The Dr. Drew Show, and many more. Clay has presented to over 400 schools and tens of thousands of teens all over the country. He passionately feels that education is the most powerful weapon to combat the influence of pornography in our society.

References For Teens and Pornography Webinar (pdf) Size: 259.5 KB Downloads: 333

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October 2016 Webinar

Why “Love Notes” Works
as a Relationship-Based Pregnancy
Prevention Program

In this webinar, Dr. Anita Barbee, will discuss how the “Theories of Change” in the Love Notes Evidence Based Program Model are effective for adolescent life planning and healthy relationship initiation and maintenance. She will also cover how helping youth think about sex fits into their quest for connection

In this webinar you will:

  1. Understand how Love Notes is similar to and different from other Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) interventions.
  2. Understand the reasons why Love Notes is an effective TPP and IPV prevention intervention and a brief view of research results.
  3. Learn the key content in Love Notes regarding life planning, relationship initiation and maintenance, and sexual health.

Presenter: Anita Barbee, Ph.D., University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, Program Director of CHAMPS! (Creating Healthy Adolescents through Meaningful Prevention Services).

Love Notes October 2016 Webinar Size: 21.3 MB Downloads: 296

Love Notes Evaluation Size: 617.1 KB Downloads: 239

Love Notes OAH Synopsis Size: 125.6 KB Downloads: 252

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September 2016 Webinar

Teens – Technology and Social Media
Impacts on Healthy Relationship Development

Our most popular webinar from the archives!

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.

Originally recorded in September 2014.

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Teens and Social Media Citations Size: 21.1 KB Downloads: 190

August 2016 Webinar

Robust Relationship Skills Education:
A Strength-Based Approach to
Teen Dating Violence Prevention


Working directly with teens to robustly build healthy relationship skills gives us a unique and positive approach for primary and secondary dating violence prevention with males and females. Developing adolescents’ knowledge about and skills for their romantic lives is an especially effective approach to deescalating conflict, developing a personal sense of responsibility, and staying safe.

This webinar will:

  • Review the research on comprehensive relationship education as it relates to teen dating violence;
  • Explore how relationship education positively impacts other outcomes for adolescents, and
  • Learn strategies that participants can use to bring evidence-based relationship skills to their schools and communities.

Presenter: Kay Reed, President and Executive Director, The Dibble Institute

Teen Dating Violence: A Closer Look Size: 639.2 KB Downloads: 208

Relationships Plus Sample Lesson 2016 Size: 3.0 MB Downloads: 206

Sexual Violence Prevention Package Size: 2.9 MB Downloads: 190

Dating Violence Prevention Size: 163.8 KB Downloads: 192

Public Health: Teen Dating Violence Size: 1.8 MB Downloads: 183

Dating Violence Webinar Slides (pdf) Size: 12.4 MB Downloads: 203

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July 2016 Webinar

Best Practices for Serving Youth in Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs

Many first romantic relationships occur during adolescence. These relationships can help shape a variety of experiences (both positive and negative).

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programs for youth can shape these experiences by improving youth attitudes and expectations concerning romantic relationships and by helping youth develop key skills to form healthy relationships and avoid unhealthy relationships.

This webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of federally funded HMRE programs for youth and will describe best practices for serving youth based on research and evaluation findings.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the organizations implementing HMRE programs and the youth served by these programs
  • Assess the alignment of HMRE programs for youth with best practices in the field

Presenter:Mindy E. Scott, Ph.D., Deputy Program Area Director and Senior Research Scientist with Child Trends

Best Practices for Serving Youth in Healthy Marriage and Relationship (pdf) Size: 18.0 MB Downloads: 215

Fact Sheet (pdf) Size: 539.5 KB Downloads: 200

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June 2016 Webinar

Age of Opportunity:
Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

Adolescence now lasts longer than ever, and the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable. These new discoveries make this time of life crucial in determining a person’s ultimate success and happiness.

From Dr. Steinberg’s book, “Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence,” he will present:

  • The teenage brain’s potential for change,
  • The elongation of adolescence as a developmental stage,
  • The implications of each for how we parent, educate, and understand young people.

Presenter: Distinguished Psychology Professor Laurence Steinberg, PhD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

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May 2016 Webinar

Putting Youth Relationship Education
on the Child Welfare Agenda:
Findings from Research and Evaluation

Relationships are important in helping youth achieve their goals and a successful transition into adulthood. Having the skills to manage healthy relationships can make a difference as youth make decisions related to school, employment, and pregnancy prevention. These skills may be especially important for youth involved in or aging out of the child welfare system.

This webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of the importance of healthy relationships for youth in foster care. This webinar also will summarize current research and evaluation evidence on relationship education for youth in foster care.

At the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • Why healthy relationships matter for youth in foster care
  • What types of programs focus on healthy relationships for youth in foster care
  • Key program elements that are critical for successfully improving relationship skills among vulnerable youth

Presenters: Mindy E. Scott, Ph.D., Deputy Program Area Director and Senior Research Scientist; April Wilson, Ph.D., Research Scientist with Child Trends

Putting Youth Relationship Education on the Child Welfare Agenda (Full Report)
What Works for Promoting and Enhancing Positive Social Skills

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May 2016 Webinar (pdf) Size: 12.5 MB Downloads: 236

May 2016: Corrected Slide (pptx) Size: 79.4 KB Downloads: 222

April 2016 Webinar

Introducing At-Risk Youth to Relationship Skills for Love, Life, and Work

At-risk youth, like many young people, are eager to build healthy, long lasting relationships. Yet, they lack the confidence and skills to do so.

The recently revised Love Notes v2.1: Relationship Skills for Love, Life, and Work helps disconnected youth learn those skills to succeed in love, life, and work.

Love Notes takes an integrated approach that embeds pregnancy, STI, and interpersonal violence prevention into a comprehensive relationship skills program applicable to personal and work life.

Love Notes was recently placed on the Office of Adolescent Health’s list of evidence based pregnancy prevention programs based on its strong results in preventing pregnancies in an evaluation at the University of Louisville.

Learn from program developer, Marline Pearson, more about Love Notes and its innovative theory of change that helps at-risk youth learn relationship skills for love, life and work

Presenter:Marline E. Pearson, MA,
Author of Love Notes v2.1 and Relationship Smarts Plus v3.0

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Love Notes: Integrating Relationship Education with Pregnancy/STI Prevention Size: 5.7 MB Downloads: 228

March 2016 Webinar

Effectively Addressing Trauma in
Healthy Relationship Education

Childhood trauma impacts growth and success in all areas of a young person’s life, including their capacity to form and maintain healthy relationships. How do we most effectively address the needs of traumatized youth in relationship skills programs?

First, everyone in an organization needs to understand trauma, including administrators, supervisors and instructors. Then, we need to provide young people relief from distressing experiences by teaching them effective skills to calm and manage their emotions.

Learn some modest yet proven programmatic changes that will enhance your organization’s effectiveness with young people who have experienced adversity in their childhoods.

Presenter: Carolyn Rich Curtis, PhD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of the Relationship Skills Center in Sacramento, CA

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Dibble Webinar March 2016 Size: 3.6 MB Downloads: 272

Special Webinar:

Love Notes
for OAH Grantees


Tish G. Hall,
Public Health Advisor
Office of Adolescent Health

Marline E. Pearson, M.A.
Developer – Love Notes
Madison Area Technical College

Kay Reed
Executive Director
The Dibble Institute

Anita Barbee, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
CHAMPS! Project
University of Louisville

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Orientation to Love Notes for OAH Grantees (pdf) Size: 22.9 MB Downloads: 245

February 2016 Webinar

Love & the Movies!
Dibble’s Free Movie Discussion Guides

To celebrate, we have a FREE gift for you! In-depth movie discussion guides that will help you have rich discussions with your young people about relationships using current and classic movies. Think Frozen, Cheaper by the Dozen, Antwone Fisher, Hunger Games and more.

Movies can help students see the complexities and joys of a wide variety of relationships, including friendships and family, infatuations and first romances, enduring commitments and marriage. Discussing movies helps young people connect ideas in film to choices in real life.

In this webinar, you will see how the Dibble movie guides can unpack important concepts, how youth learn what “healthy” looks like, and why family formation matters.

Presenters: Dixie Zittlow, Director of Outreach, The Dibble Institute,
Aaron Larson, Acquisition and Product Coordinator, The Dibble Institute

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January 2016 Webinar

Generation Unbound:
Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage

Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage.

In Generation Unbound, Isabel V. Sawhill offers a third approach: change “drifters” into “planners.” In a well-written and accessible survey of the impact of family structure on child well-being, Sawhill contrasts “planners,” who are delaying parenthood until after they marry, with “drifters,” who are having unplanned children early and outside of marriage. These two distinct patterns are contributing to an emerging class divide and threatening social mobility in the United States.

Sawhill draws on insights from the new field of behavioral economics, showing that it is possible, by changing the default, to move from a culture that accepts a high number of unplanned pregnancies to a culture in which adults only have children when they are ready to be a parent.

Presenter: Isabel V. Sawhill, Author and Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at The Brookings Institution

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

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