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Second Wednesday Webinar
August 12, 2020
We are starting this school year with many questions. Will we teach students in classrooms? Or, will we engage them via ZOOM? (Based on current conditions, ZOOM looks more and more likely.) Our big question is… how do we effectively teach relationship skills virtually?
In March, Dibble convened a working group of clients who were moving instruction online. Together, we created this free Online Teaching Toolkit. Join us in a conversation with several experienced practitioners who were part of that effort to learn how they successfully moved their instruction in Dibble materials into the virtual world.
Where is “Family” in the Social Determinants of Health?
Social determinants of health include culture, social norms, social policies, and political systems that directly impact the health of families and to some extent are influenced by families. As families fulfill their functions to socialize and protect their members, they incorporate and interpret the larger sociocultural and political worlds for their members. Therefore, issues that affect any part of the ecological worlds of individuals can affect the health of families by potentially providing protection or increasing risk.
The Disparate Effects of Family Structure
In this article, Melanie Wasserman reviews the latest evidence about the causal link between family structure and children’s economic and social outcomes. Going beyond the question of whether family structure affects child outcomes—a topic that’s already been covered at length—she examines how family structure differentially affects children. One important finding from recent studies is that growing up outside a family with two biological, married parents yields especially negative consequences for boys as compared to girls, including poorer educational outcomes and higher rates of criminal involvement.
National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
Social service agencies are a crucial part of the safety-net for families struggling to gain or maintain economic stability. Yet all too often, these agencies are not equipped to address relationship and family issues as part of their routine service offerings. The National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families helps agencies develop the capacity to promote healthy relationship skills in a way that meets both their needs and those of the families they serve.
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.