Archive for the ‘Family Formation’ Category

February 2016 Webinar

Love & the Movies!
Dibble’s Free Movie Discussion Guides

To celebrate, we have a FREE gift for you! In-depth movie discussion guides that will help you have rich discussions with your young people about relationships using current and classic movies. Think Frozen, Cheaper by the Dozen, Antwone Fisher, Hunger Games and more.

Movies can help students see the complexities and joys of a wide variety of relationships, including friendships and family, infatuations and first romances, enduring commitments and marriage. Discussing movies helps young people connect ideas in film to choices in real life.

In this webinar, you will see how the Dibble movie guides can unpack important concepts, how youth learn what “healthy” looks like, and why family formation matters.

Presenters: Dixie Zittlow, Director of Outreach, The Dibble Institute,
Aaron Larson, Acquisition and Product Coordinator, The Dibble Institute

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January 2016 Webinar

Generation Unbound:
Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage

Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage.

In Generation Unbound, Isabel V. Sawhill offers a third approach: change “drifters” into “planners.” In a well-written and accessible survey of the impact of family structure on child well-being, Sawhill contrasts “planners,” who are delaying parenthood until after they marry, with “drifters,” who are having unplanned children early and outside of marriage. These two distinct patterns are contributing to an emerging class divide and threatening social mobility in the United States.

Sawhill draws on insights from the new field of behavioral economics, showing that it is possible, by changing the default, to move from a culture that accepts a high number of unplanned pregnancies to a culture in which adults only have children when they are ready to be a parent.

Presenter: Isabel V. Sawhill, Author and Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at The Brookings Institution

Who should attend: Researchers, policy makers, press, practitioners, program operators, advocates and others interested in trends related to pregnancy, marriage, and family formation among young adults.

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July 2015 Webinar

Building Brighter Futures –
Relationship Education with Non-Custodial Parents

In today’s world young fathers must co-parent, complete their education, and navigate romantic relationships while supporting their child emotionally and financially.

Relationship skills training helps them make wiser choices that enable their goals for education, employment, parenting, and family.

Join LA County Child Support Services Department and The Dibble Institute as we discuss how our collaboration in the successful Building Brighter Futures project accomplishes these goals.

At the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • How love lives impact family formation and how that matters to children.
  • How non-custodial parents can be better parents when their relationships are healthier.
  • How to help non-custodial parents “Build Brighter Futures” through relationship education.

Presenters: Kay Reed, Executive Director, The Dibble Institute
Vera Ashley-Potter, Supervising Child Support Officer, Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department

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July 2015 Webinar Slides (pdf) Size: 9.5 MB Downloads: 252
Executive Summary – LA Child Support Project Size: 75.9 KB Downloads: 282
Child Support Logic Model Size: 1.1 MB Downloads: 272
Love Notes Sample Lesson Size: 3.2 MB Downloads: 235

April 2015 Webinar

Relationship Education Outreach
in 4-H and Extension Programs

All states have Extension Programs filling educational gaps for their rural and urban citizens. Community organizations and teachers can take advantage of the relationship education programs offered by their Extension Agents.

Join three Extension Specialists who are creatively offering relationship education for youth using Dibble Programs in 4-H, Financial Literacy, and Family Development settings.

Ahlishia Shipley, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Craig Dart, Utah State 4-H Extension
Eric Murphy, West Virginia Family & Consumer Sciences Extension
Jennifer Hunter, Univ. of Kentucky Family & Consumer Sciences Ext.

April 2015 Webinar Size: 14.0 MB Downloads: 320

Webinar Resources April 2015 Size: 119.6 KB Downloads: 320

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April 2014 Webinar

The Greatest Gift to a Child:
A Healthy Parental Relationship

Social Science research has taught us a great deal about how healthy and stable couple relationships matter to children. High rates of unplanned childbearing among teens and young adults are generating more gender, racial and income inequality plus producing profoundly unequal outcomes for children.

Webinar attendees will examine:

  • the impact of the parental relationship on children,
  • the benefits a healthy parental union brings to a child and
  • how educators can guide parents to create and sustain a healthy, parental relationship in today’s culture.

Presenter: Dixie Zittlow, Director of Outreach, The Dibble Institute

Audience: Fatherhood, Marriage, Head Start Program Directors, Child Support Services Caseworkers and Directors, Tribal Fatherhood personnel, Tribal Head Start Caseworkers and Program Directors, Community Action Program personnel, Community Program Directors and Facilitators and anyone who works with teens and young adults.

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June 2013 Webinar

Love Lives Are Not Neutral:
Current Findings from the Field

Romantic relationships – we often think of them as purely private – yet they also impact our society at large. Join Kay Reed as she covers current trends and resulting outcomes in family formation, child bearing, cohabitation, marriage, and family connections with special attention to how you can make a difference.

Guest presenter: Kay Reed, Executive Director of The Dibble Institute

Resources mentioned in this webinar:Here.

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