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.


A Major Reason

Millennials and Gen Z Are Reluctant

to Marry. A survey of 1,010 US citizens sketches a clear image of what the future holds. Although getting married was an aspiration amongst 35% of Millennials, 40% of the same group were optimistic about grandkids … MORE>>

University of Texas

Mind Matters Pilot

to Help Youth Overcome Adversity

Heidi Rueda, an associate professor of social work in the College of Public Policy, is collaborating with Good Samaritan Community Services, a community-based after-school program to conduct exploratory research on building skills to overcome adversity … MORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar


December 2019

Our Gift To You: View any or all of our archived webinars!

You can find them at: http://dibbleinstitute.org/webinar-archives/ … Go here to find out more.

Georgia Center for Opportunity

Get to Know Young People

in Your Group

Quickly and Deeply. The SEARCH Institute has found that building developmental relationships is critical to young people’s development. And, they have found that at the start of a new school or program year, it can be a time-consuming process. To help simplify the process, they are sharing a free downloadable tool called the 4 S’s InterviewMORE>>