Free! Second Wednesday Webinars



Every month guest speakers, program authors, or Dibble staff bring you insight on timely topics related to teen/young adult romantic relationship issues, research, and programs.


Upcoming Webinar:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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

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.

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
, 4:00 pm Eastern/
1:00 pm Pacific

Duration60 minutes 

Cost: Free!

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Archived:   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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Archived Webinar:  August 13, 2014

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: 18


Archived webinar:  July 9, 2014

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: 51