Second Wednesday Webinar
Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific
The Success Sequence: New Research Findings
With funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Mathematica conducted an economic analysis of the Success Sequence steps to assess their actual benefits for young people.
Join us to discuss Mathematica’s findings about the Success Sequence including new thinking about the order of the milestones, what some alternative pathways may be for young people, and the significance of their order in creating economic self-sufficiency and family stability.
New CDC Data Highlights Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Our Nation’s Youth
New data from the Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey (ABES) highlights the magnitude of the challenges our nation’s youth faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. ABES provides results on students’ behaviors and experiences during the pandemic related to substance use, mental health and suicide, disruptions to student life, racism and more. Each of us can play a part in creating safe, supportive, affirming environments where youth can be healthy and resilient.
Teen Dating Violence Victimization
A new study grounded in a social learning theoretical framework examines attitudes and behaviors associated with verbal and physical teen dating violence (TDV) victimization. Results indicated that peers’ justification of TDV, peer victimization, sexual activity, and attitudes supporting gender inequality were each associated with higher physical and verbal TDV victimization for both girls and boys.
The Life-Long Psychological Effects Your First Love Has on You“
Biological researcher Helen Fisher’s 2005 fMRI study on couples in love found that romantic love is primarily a motivation system that can be similar to what we experience during addiction. Cognitive scientists at MIT explain that we experience peak processing and memory power at around age 18. We experience a lot of firsts (such as our first love) at a time when our brains are still developing or reaching this processing peak. These emotional and hormonal imprints of first love (at a time when our brains are in such an important growing stage or peak) cause life-long effects not only to our psyche but also to our biology.
Dibble works with younger teens to teach them healthy relationship skills early in their lives.
Dibble’s materials teach teens and young adults how to be successful in friendships, dating, and love.