What makes a good life?

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. . . Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life…
See the lecture here.

Mind Matters

Young people who have experienced trauma and toxic stress often have difficulty regulating their emotional responses when facing challenges in school, life, and relationships. As students learn the skills and strategies in Mind Matters, they can begin to say, “I am not a victim of what happened to me.”

Love Notes – EBP Model

You now have a new tool in your tool kit! An innovative approach to teen pregnancy prevention that appeals to older youth.
Love Notes was included in the federal Office of Adolescent Health’s Evidence Based Program list based on statistically significant decreases in sexual activity, increases in contraceptive use, and avoidance of pregnancy.


Love Notes –

46% Drop in Pregnancy Rates

According to Principal Investigator, Anita Barbee of the University of Louisville, “Across the first year after the intervention, youth in Love Notes were 46% less likely to become pregnant or impregnate a partner than those in the control condition … MORE>>


Apply to Pilot

FUTURE: Forward and Upward Through Understanding and Relationship Education

The Dibble Institute is currently accepting applications from clients to pilot our new health class curriculum, FUTURE Forward and Upward Through Understanding and Relationship Education … MORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar


August 8

Completely Updated!
Love Notes and Relationship Smarts PLUS
. The Dibble Institute is excited to announce that both of these evidence-based programs have been updated with brand new information crucial to supporting teens and young adults in today’s world! They respond to changing conversations and conditions spurred on by #metoo, #timesup, smart phones, and social media. … Go here to find out more.

Understanding change in violence-related attitudes

Understanding Change

in Violence-Related Attitudes

Relationship education (RE) targets common correlates of adolescent dating violence (ADV), such as gender role beliefs (GRB) and DV acceptance (DVA), yet few studies have evaluated the influence of RE on GRB and DVA and none have considered participants’ sociodemographic characteristics … MORE>>