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April 2018 Webinar

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education
Programs for Youth:
An In-Depth Study of Federally Funded Programs

Many first romantic relationships occur during adolescence. These relationships can help shape a variety of experiences (both positive and negative).

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programs for youth can shape these experiences by improving youth attitudes and expectations concerning romantic relationships and by helping youth develop key skills to form healthy relationships and avoid unhealthy relationships.

This webinar will provide participants with an in-depth look of federally funded HMRE programs for youth. Quantitative and qualitative data of the programs will be looked at.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the organizations implementing federally funded HMRE programs for youth and the youth served by these programs
  • Assess the practices identified through research and evaluation to be optimal for serving youth most effectively; and
  • Identify promising approaches used by grantees to better serve youth in HMRE programs

Presenter: Mindy E. Scott, Ph.D., Deputy Program Area Director and Senior Research Scientist with Child Trends

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March 2018 Webinar

Working Together:
Developing & Implementing a
Sustainable Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

In October 2016, Dr. Michelle Toews and her colleagues at Kansas State University received a grant to develop, implement, and evaluate the #RELATIONSHIPGOALS program, a sexual risk avoidance education intervention with seventh- and ninth-grade students from a local school district.

The goal of program is to empower youth to make healthy decisions by teaching them the benefits associated with self-regulation, healthy relationships and goal setting, while also teaching them how to resist sexual coercion, dating violence and other risky behaviors. The curriculum used in the intervention is Relationship Smarts PLUS, Sexual Risk Avoidance Adaptation.

Preliminary results suggest the program is reaching its goal. Specifically, students report that they love the program and share that one of the most important things they learn is how to identify healthy and unhealthy relationships. They also say the program teaches them skills they need to develop healthy relationships, particularly effective communication skills, which they use to improve their relationships with their families as well.

Register for this webinar to learn how to build collaborative school partnerships, incentivize student recruitment and retention, deliver effective educational strategies, engage parents, and build a sustainable approach.

Participant objectives:

  • Identify at least two strategies to recruit and/or retain youth.
  • Identify at least two strategies to reduce sexual activity and pregnancy among youth.
  • Describe at least one strategy to sustain their programs.

Presenter: Michelle Toews, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Kansas State University, College of Human Ecology

Who should watch: Teen pregnancy prevention staff, marriage and healthy relationship grantees, Sexual Risk Avoidance practitioners, Title V staff, marriage and family life students and researchers, Family and Consumer Sciences educators, Extension agents and state specialists, community organizations, violence prevention specialists.

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!

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February 2018 Webinar

Daddy Don’t Go
Dismantling the “deadbeat dad” stereotype

Emily Abt, the producer/director of “Daddy Don’t Go”, will describe the “whys” and “hows” of her feature length documentary about four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they struggle to beat the odds and defy the deadbeat dad stereotype.

According to the U.S. Census, one in three children in America grow up without a father, placing them at a significantly higher risk to live in poverty, do poorly in school and run afoul of the criminal justice system. This is particularly true for New York City’s African-American and Latino children, of which 54% and 43% respectively grow up in fatherless households.

A 2014 study of over 40 million children and their parents by researchers at Harvard University found that family structure showed the strongest correlation with economic mobility — more so than other factors such as racial segregation, income inequality, school quality or social capital.

Esteemed sociologist/NYT bestselling author Kathryn Edin recently said about the film: “Every American must see this film. Why is it so heartbreakingly hard—even impossible—to be a decent dad in America if you’re poor? “Daddy Don’t Go” should sear the nation’s conscience.”

From National Fatherhood Initiative Blog, April 13, 2017

“Daddy Don’t Go” is a tough but tender journey that aims to illuminate the everyday struggles of disadvantaged fathers. Alex, Nelson, Roy and Omar shatter the deadbeat dad stereotype and redefine what it means to be a good father for all men.

Presenter: Emily Abt, Producer/Director, Pureland Pictures

To view movie trailer for ” Daddy Don’t Go” go to this link:

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February 2018 Webinar Slides Size: 68.3 MB Downloads: 62

January 2018 Webinar

The Success Sequence:
Marriage, kids, and the ‘success sequence’
among young adults

A record 55 percent of Millennial parents (ages 28-34) have put childbearing before marriage, according to a new analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Panel data by the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for Family Studies. The rise of nontraditional routes into parenthood among Millennials is one indicator that today’s young adults are taking increasingly divergent paths toward adulthood, including family formation.

New research by Dr. Wilcox and others shows that the success sequence works even for young adults today. In fact, 86% of Millennials who follow the sequence have now moved into the middle class and only 3% of Millennials who follow the sequence are poor today.

Given the importance of education, work, and marriage—even for a generation that has taken increasingly circuitous routes into adulthood—Dr. Wilcox challenges policymakers, business leaders, and civic leaders to advance public policies and cultural changes to make his sequence both more attainable and more valued.

Presenter: W. Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D., Director, National Marriage Project

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December 2017 Webinar

December Second Wednesday Webinar
From Freakanomics Radio

We invite you to listen to the following podcast as it clearly lays out the argument for marriage as a values vs. economic decision.

The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat from Marriage

Over 40 percent of U.S. births are to unmarried mothers, and the numbers are especially high among the less-educated. Why? One argument is that the decline in good manufacturing jobs led to a decline in “marriageable” men. Surely the fracking boom reversed that trend, right?


Stephen J. Dubner, Host, Freakanomics Radio

Melissa Kearney: Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland

When: Listen at your convenience!

November 2017 Webinar

Shifting the Field to Prioritize Relationship
Education for Youth

The field of couple and relationship education is dominated by a focus on helping committed couples strengthen their relationship. In this webinar we will review several lines of research to argue that the relationship education field should give greater priority to youth relationship education — individually oriented relationship literacy education for adolescents and young adults.

Serious problems are common in adolescent and young adult romantic relationships and increasing numbers of youth follow paths from adolescence to marriage that make it harder for them to form and sustain a healthy marriage. Early evidence on the effectiveness of individually oriented youth relationship education provides some reason for optimism. The webinar will conclude by exploring implications of this proposed shift in the field for practice and policy.


  1. Participants will learn how the RE field historically has been dominated by a focus on committed couples.
  2. Participants will understand a research-based argument for why it can be problematic for RE to wait until couple relationships have already formed.
  3. Participants will learn potential implications and challenges of shifting the RE field to prioritize individually-oriented RE for youth and young adults.

Presenter: Alan J. Hawkins, Ph.D., Professor, School of Family Life, Brigham Young University

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November 2017 Webinar Slides (pdf) Size: 6.0 MB Downloads: 70

October 2017 Webinar

The Talk:

How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships
and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment

Many adults—especially parents—often fret about youth and the “hook-up culture.” But research suggests that far fewer young people are “hooking up” than we are commonly led to believe. This focus on the hook-up culture also obscures two much bigger issues that many young people appear to be struggling with: forming and maintaining healthy romantic relationships and dealing with widespread misogyny and sexual harassment. What’s more, it appears that parents and other key adults in young people’s lives often fail to address these two problems.

Making Caring Common’s new report, The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment, explores these issues and offers insights into how adults can begin to have meaningful and constructive conversations about them with the young people in their lives.

Making Caring Common (MCC), a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, responsible to their communities, and committed to justice.

Participants will

  • Learn the key findings of the new report.
  • Understand the recommendations of the report.
  • Identify some next steps to take to encourage healthy relationship and prevent sexual harassment.


Joe McIntyre, Lecturer on Education, Harvard University. He is integral to the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising and to provide strategies to schools and parents.

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September 2017 Webinar

Improving Young People’s Outcome through Harm Reduction and Resiliency Work

As a facilitator, the ultimate hope for program participants is to find meaning in curriculum sessions that eventually lead to behavior change. For some young people who have experienced trauma and adversity, the capacity to experiment with change can be frightening and overwhelming. By incorporating a Harm Reduction Framework into your facilitation, young people are given more opportunities to experience success, believe change is possible, and to strengthen their resiliency.

During this webinar, participants will –

  • Review and define Harm Reduction as a framework
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of Harm Reduction framework
  • Review the role of resiliency and its importance in changing behavior
  • Gain practical tools to improve resiliency for program participants

Presenter: Kim Frierson, Training Specialist for RHYTTAC, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center

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September 2017 Webinar Slides Size: 12.3 MB Downloads: 74

July 2017 Webinar

Practical Methods for Implementing Love Notes with Risk-Immersed Youth

Learn from two experienced youth leaders who work with risk immersed youth
and young fathers how they successfully implemented Love Notes in their settings.

Clay Rojas from California works with young men and women in correctional settings
while Avis Files from Ohio supports young fathers in realizing their hopes and dreams
for their children and themselves.

They will cover ways to 1) build rapport and connections with youth, 2) think outside
the box to make concepts fun and interesting, 3) move from skepticism to optimism
especially in terms of addressing dating and domestic violence.


  • Clay Rojas, Prison Families Aftercare
  • Avis Files, Brothers United Fatherhood Program, Pathway Inc

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July 2017 Webinar Slides Size: 33.6 MB Downloads: 68

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June 2017 Webinar

Mind Matters JournalMind Matters:

Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience

Young people who have experienced trauma and toxic stress often have difficulty regulating their emotional responses when facing challenges in school, life, and relationships

The Dibble Institute is pleased to introduce Mind Matters, a new curriculum to help young people begin to say, “I am not a victim of what happened to me.”

Mind Matters’ 12 one-hour lessons teach participants to respond to negative experiences with innovative methods based on current neuroscience. Students learn to address their physical, relational, and mental needs.

The skills taught in Mind Matters are designed to be practiced over a lifetime. The curriculum is not meant to be group therapy or to replace psychotherapy. Rather, it is intended to be facilitated by paraprofessionals to inspire, uplift, and set young people on the journey of healing as they cultivate deeper resilience.

Pre-order your copy of Mind Matters before June 30th to save 20%. The program kit will ship by early August.

Presenter:Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D.
Developer of Mind Matters, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,
Founder of the Relationship Skills Center in Sacramento, CA.
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