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Mental Health & Trauma
Many factors may contribute to mental illness, including a history of trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), biological factors, feelings of loneliness of isolation and even the issues related to the Covid Pandemic!
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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! Implementing Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)? Dibble has programs to support your Tier One and Tier Two interventions for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Get the Toolkit Toolkit for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) 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 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: Co-Regulation Strategies: Practical Tools for Program Staff to Foster Youth Self-Regulation

May 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What is co-regulation? Why does it matter? How can I integrate co-regulation into my program or practice? Join interventionist and nurse-educator Aly Frei to explore co-regulation, its importance for youth development, and its potential to improve program outcomes.

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Preventing Trauma and Suicide During Catastrophic Events and Beyond

Catastrophic events like the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricanes, or other disasters can cause major upheaval in the lives of individuals and communities as a whole, disrupting the social fabric and cutting people off from much needed support. Preventing trauma and suicide under these conditions, and in the long term, requires dedicated attention and resources.

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Webinar: “Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches”

In this video, Dr. Julie Sweetland, senior advisor at the FrameWorks Institute, takes you on a guided tour of her timely and powerful new strategic brief, “Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches.”

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Educators are Key in Protecting Student Mental Health

Students in kindergarten through college faced a sudden transition to online learning in the spring of 2020, finding themselves abruptly disconnected from their established daily routines, support systems, and sources of security. This disruption occurred at the precipice of a year of extended isolation in the context of a devastating global pandemic and social, political, and economic unrest. Millions of students have still not returned to the classroom and new research identifies young adults as the most vulnerable group for anxiety and depression during the pandemic. Indeed, we find ourselves amid a student mental-health crisis.

Note: Check out Mind Matters as a way to address trauma in your students.

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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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