Archive for the ‘Marriage’ Category

July 2016 Webinar

Best Practices for Serving Youth in Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education 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 a better understanding of federally funded HMRE programs for youth and will describe best practices for serving youth based on research and evaluation findings.

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

  • Describe the organizations implementing HMRE programs and the youth served by these programs
  • Assess the alignment of HMRE programs for youth with best practices in the field

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

Best Practices for Serving Youth in Healthy Marriage and Relationship (pdf) Size: 18.0 MB Downloads: 216

Fact Sheet (pdf) Size: 539.5 KB Downloads: 201

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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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November 2015 Webinar

Knot Yet:

What Does the Rising Marriage Age
Mean for Men, Women, and Families

The age at which men and women marry is now at historic heights—27 for women, and 29 for men—and is still climbing. The age at which women have children is also increasing, but much more slowly, and often before marriage. While this sequencing has long been true for the economically disadvantaged, it is now true for the middle class as well. What are the benefits and costs of this crossover?

Presenter: Kelleen Kaye, Senior Director of Research,
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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November 2015 Webinar Size: 7.2 MB Downloads: 218
Knot Yet – Delayed Marriage Size: 4.7 MB Downloads: 209

January 2015 Webinar

Models of Success:
Case Studies of Effective Healthy Marriage and
Responsible Fatherhood Grantees

Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grant applications are forecast to be released in January!

Learn from three successful current grantees about how they implement Healthy Relationship Education in their programs. Each uses a Dibble curriculum that meets the unique needs of their target audience. They will share models, stories of impact, and outcomes.

Presenters: Deborah Gunn, First Things First, Chattanooga, TN
John Lewis, FuturoNow, Southern CA
Erin Stone, Relationship Skills Center, Sacramento, CA

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January 2015 Webinar Slides Size: 22.7 MB Downloads: 348

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.

May Webinar