9 Free Practices to Share with Youth The Dibble Institute is pleased to announce Mind Matters Minutes, a free, virtual self-regulation series, created especially for today’s youth. Mind Matters Minutes provide teachers and youth workers with nine no-cost, short video practices from the acclaimed Mind Matters program. They are designed to be easily shared with young people either online or in-person. Each practice presents a skill to reduce reactivity and build resilience. Let's Practice! 2019-2020 Annual Report Our 2019-2020 Annual Report tells the story of how we supported you in reaching young people during this challenging year. We celebrate each of you who are helping young people learn life skills and form healthy relationships. Read the Report Love Lives are Not Neutral Happiness and sucess - they're both tied to relationships. Relationship Education is a proven approach to addressing the problem in romantic relationships. Get the Infographic Have you been wondering how to deliver Dibble programs to youth online? A team of Dibble clients put together this toolkit with platforms, apps, and lesson-by-lesson facilitation cues to successfully teach a Dibble program to an online audience. Find My Toolkit Online Facilitator's Toolkit Slide Learn to change
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Second Wednesday Webinar

WEBINAR: Scenario Tools to Thrive in a Post-Pandemic Future

March 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The multiple pandemics of public health, racism, and climate change have created tremendous disruption across all institutions. Chances are your organization innovated its approach in ways you might want to keep and it is likely the post-pandemic future will not look like the past.

Scenario tools can amplify diverse voices and help organizations and communities envision multiple futures in times of uncertainty. Scenario tools surface risks and opportunities to guide the adaptation of programs and operations. This session will teach practitioners the basics of scenario planning and provide a tool to guide responsive planning during times of rapid change.

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Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience
ONLINE TRAINING: Mind Matters Facilitators

April 19-23 @ 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Confidently teach Mind Matters after participating in this five-day facilitator training (3.5 hours a day). Conducted online, you will be guided through the program and taught how best to share its insights and skills by its developer, Dr. Carolyn Curtis, and Dibble Master Trainer, Michele Wilson.

You will learn how to facilitate Mind Matters’ practical, hands-on lessons both in-person and also online with special emphasis on the activities that build resilience and increase hope. The trainers will also cover how to adapt the lessons for use in one-on-one settings.

Seats are limited to 25. Registration closes March 24th, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern. CEUs will be available after completing the training.

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Trauma-Informed Care in Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programs

A brief from the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation provides information and resources on trauma-informed care (TIC) for staff of adolescent pregnancy prevention (APP) programs. The brief describes how a history of trauma can impact youth’s well-being and presents principles of trauma-informed care that APP staff can incorporate into their programming to meet the needs of youth with trauma histories. The brief also provides a tool for staff to assess their use of such care and a list of resources and organizations for those seeking more information.

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Decline in Unintended Births

Although unintended births – those categorized as too early or unwanted – have declined in recent years in the U.S., about three in ten births in recent years were unintended. Second births are least often categorized as unintended, at 25%, with the highest share of births that are unintended occurring among third or later births, at 40%.

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Healthy Relationships for Younger Teens

Dibble works with younger teens to teach them healthy relationship skills early in their lives.

Healthy Relationships for Older Teens & Young Adults

Dibble’s materials teach teens and young adults how to be successful in friendships, dating, and love.

Approaches to Addressing Trauma
Dibble’s curriculum helps people of all ages take charge of their emotions and improve their states of minds and relationships.

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Slide ERIN'S LAW CORRECTIONS HEALTHY MARRIAGE & RELATIONSHIPS Slide RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RUNAWAY & HOMELESS YOUTH Slide TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION TANF (TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO
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VIOLENCE PREVENTION
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