Click here to learn about the $122 Billion in Federal Funding is available to address Mental Health! ESSER Funding Toolkit Wondering how to address student trauma and mental health after the pandemic? Get the tools you need to partner with your local school district to deliver social and emotional learning, mental health supports, and more! Click here to learn about the $122 Billion in Federal Funding is available to address Mental Health! Need Continuing Education Credits? The Dibble Institute is pleased to offer free, on-demand webinars with continuing education credits. The two series for credit include “Violence Prevention” and “Trauma-Informed Approaches.” Both are ideal professional development for educators, facilitators, counselors, and clinical workers. Get Credit 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) Let's Talk about
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! Love Lives are Not Neutral Happiness and sucess - they're both tied to relationships. Relationship Education is a proven approach to addressing the problem in romantic relationships. Get the Infographic

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Accessing ESSER Funds to Address SEL and Mental Health Supports

July 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Federal government recently released $122 Billion in Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding to schools across the nation. Join Kay Reed, Executive Director of The Dibble Institute, to explore what ESSER funds can be used for, and how ESSER can help you to build a partnership with your local school district to provide much-needed services.

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WEBINAR: Targeting Teens in Arkansas: Building Better Relationships

August 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

With the highest teen pregnancy rates in the United States, Arkansas has a great need for health education centering around pregnancy prevention and healthy relationships. After utilizing Love Notes 3.0 and Love Notes SRA for the last three years, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Outreach Specialists, Sarah Harlan and Charles Maxwell, have encountered barriers common to a rural, conservative environment. But despite those barriers, they have seen growth. Join them during this webinar to hear their experiences and lessons learned in bringing relationship education to teens across their state.

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Family Strengthening Research 2020

This report describes OPRE’s major research investments in areas of strengthening family during 2020. The report is organized into six different sections that show the breadth of the research, including supporting fatherhood, strengthening relationships, nurturing children through families, supporting positive development and transitions to adulthood, preventing family violence, and cross-cutting projects.

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Does Cohabitation Compensate for Marriage Decline?

The rise in cohabitation coupled with the decline in marriage during young adulthood means young adults are still forming coresidential relationships. However, among young adults, cohabitation no longer offsets the decline in marriage because cohabitation has plateaued. The result has been that fewer women have formed unions.

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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.

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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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