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


 Two September Webinars!

 September 13, 2017

Dream Hoarders:

How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It

The most important, and widening, gap in American society is between the upper middle class and everyone else.

As Reeves shows, the growing separation between the upper middle class and everyone else can be seen in family structure, neighborhoods, attitudes, and lifestyle. Those at the top of the income ladder are becoming more effective at passing on their status to their children, reducing overall social mobility. The result is a fracturing of American society along class lines, not just an economic divide. Upper-middle-class children become upper-middle-class adults.

These trends matter because the separation and perpetuation of the upper middle class corrode prospects for more progressive approaches to policy. Various forms of “opportunity hoarding make it harder for others to rise up to the top rung. Examples include marital status, zoning laws and schooling, college application procedures, and the allocation of internships.

For insights into Richard’s work on social mobility, check out his 4 minute engaging YouTube explanation: Is America Dreaming?: Understanding Social Mobility.

Presenter:  Richard V. Reeves, Author and Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, co-direct of the Center on Children and Families

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

When: September 13, 2018

Duration60 minutes

Cost: Free!

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September 27, 2017 


Improving Young People’s Outcome
through Harm Reduction and Resiliency Work


As a facilitator, the ultimate hope for program participants is to find meaning in curriculum sessions that eventually lead to behavior change. For some young people who have experienced trauma and adversity, the capacity to experiment with change can be frightening and overwhelming. By incorporating a Harm Reduction Framework into your facilitation, young people are given more opportunities to experience success, believe change is possible, and to strengthen their resiliency.

During this webinar, participants will –

  • Review and define Harm Reduction as a framework
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of Harm Reduction framework
  • Review the role of resiliency and its importance in changing behavior
  • Gain practical tools to improve resiliency for program participants

Presenter:  Kim Frierson, Training Specialist for RHYTTAC, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center

Who should attend: Relationship educators, runaway and homeless youth workers, pregnancy prevention staff, Community Action Agency staff, Social Workers, Foster Families, Juvenile Justice caseworkers and all who work with at-risk youth.

When: Wednesday, September 27, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

Duration60 minutes

Cost: Free

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