Archive for the ‘Relationship Ed’ Category

May 2017 Webinar

Essential Collaborations:
Successfully Implementing Relationship Education with Underserved Students

ChildBuilders of Houston, Texas faced many challenges when introducing Relationship Smarts PLUS to disadvantaged youth. Limited instructional time, untrained staff, lack of funding, discipline issues, student mental health concerns, low parental support, and inconsistent attendance were some of the barriers that discouraged schools from fully participating in the program.

They found, however, that one way to overcome these barriers was to partner with community organizations that worked in schools. The successful collaboration between ChildBuilders and ProUnitas now makes it possible for students in Houston public schools to learn the essential social and emotional skills presented in Relationship Smarts PLUS.

Learn how their partnership is beneficial for both organizations as well as for the students they serve. Gain an understanding of what it takes to seek and develop new partnerships, communicate goals and expectations, share resources, and secure funding.

At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Identify ways that community partnerships address some of the challenges faced by organizations implementing programs such as Relationship Smarts PLUS in schools.
  2. Understand the logistics of forming community partnerships, including day-to-day operations, communication, resource management, and funding.

Presenters: Amanda Siroosian — Program Director | ChildBuilders
Angelica Edwards Linkage Manger | ProUnitas

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Collaboration Webinar – May 2017 Size: 3.7 MB Downloads: 140

April 2017 Webinar

Empowering Disconnected Youth:

The Protective Factors of Healthy Relationship Education

Relationships, whether sound or not, are central to the lives of disconnected youth. When at-risk youth learn healthy relationship skills they discover how to make beneficial decisions about their lives, their romantic relationships, and their family connections.

We will identify risk factors that foster youth and runaway, homeless youth experience and how healthy relationship education offers protective factors that empower them to make healthier choices for their futures.

At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will:

  • Identify the risk factors that disconnected youth experience and the protective factors that healthy relationship education offers them.
  • Learn how healthy relationship education increases social and emotional well-being as well as decision making for youth.
  • Discover how the evidence-based curriculum Love Notes is being used to improve outcomes for at-risk, homeless youth.

Presenter: Dixie Zittlow – Director of Outreach l The Dibble Institute

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Dibble Love Notes Issue Brief (pdf) Size: 224.6 KB Downloads: 159

April Webinar Slides (pdf) Size: 34.4 MB Downloads: 176

UT Mental Health Case Study DZ (pdf) Size: 505.7 KB Downloads: 150

February 2017 Webinar

What was I thinkin’?
Using Counseling Theory To Facilitate Workshops Effectively While Setting Professional Boundaries

Participants will:

  • Learn how to use Rational Emotive Theory to support effective workshop facilitation
  • Increase their understanding of the importance of theoretical frameworks
  • Decrease their frustration and increases effectiveness
  • Identify effective methods of thinking

We also want to hear what you are experiencing through interactive opportunities during this webinar. Eric will explore plausible solutions based in counseling theory and curriculum content.

Presenter: Eric Murphy, MS, MA
Master Trainer, The Dibble Institute
Cooperative Extension Agent for West Virginia University


Webinar February 2017 Final Size: 17.0 MB Downloads: 171

Resources – February 2017 Webinar Size: 203.5 KB Downloads: 162

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October 2016 Webinar

Why “Love Notes” Works
as a Relationship-Based Pregnancy
Prevention Program

In this webinar, Dr. Anita Barbee, will discuss how the “Theories of Change” in the Love Notes Evidence Based Program Model are effective for adolescent life planning and healthy relationship initiation and maintenance. She will also cover how helping youth think about sex fits into their quest for connection

In this webinar you will:

  1. Understand how Love Notes is similar to and different from other Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) interventions.
  2. Understand the reasons why Love Notes is an effective TPP and IPV prevention intervention and a brief view of research results.
  3. Learn the key content in Love Notes regarding life planning, relationship initiation and maintenance, and sexual health.

Presenter: Anita Barbee, Ph.D., University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, Program Director of CHAMPS! (Creating Healthy Adolescents through Meaningful Prevention Services).

Love Notes October 2016 Webinar Size: 21.3 MB Downloads: 298

Love Notes Evaluation Size: 617.1 KB Downloads: 242

Love Notes OAH Synopsis Size: 125.6 KB Downloads: 254

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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: 217

Fact Sheet (pdf) Size: 539.5 KB Downloads: 202

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June 2016 Webinar

Age of Opportunity:
Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

Adolescence now lasts longer than ever, and the adolescent brain is surprisingly malleable. These new discoveries make this time of life crucial in determining a person’s ultimate success and happiness.

From Dr. Steinberg’s book, “Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence,” he will present:

  • The teenage brain’s potential for change,
  • The elongation of adolescence as a developmental stage,
  • The implications of each for how we parent, educate, and understand young people.

Presenter: Distinguished Psychology Professor Laurence Steinberg, PhD, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

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March 2016 Webinar

Effectively Addressing Trauma in
Healthy Relationship Education

Childhood trauma impacts growth and success in all areas of a young person’s life, including their capacity to form and maintain healthy relationships. How do we most effectively address the needs of traumatized youth in relationship skills programs?

First, everyone in an organization needs to understand trauma, including administrators, supervisors and instructors. Then, we need to provide young people relief from distressing experiences by teaching them effective skills to calm and manage their emotions.

Learn some modest yet proven programmatic changes that will enhance your organization’s effectiveness with young people who have experienced adversity in their childhoods.

Presenter: Carolyn Rich Curtis, PhD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of the Relationship Skills Center in Sacramento, CA

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Dibble Webinar March 2016 Size: 3.6 MB Downloads: 274

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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September 2015 Webinar

Healthy Relationship Education
with Disconnected Youth

Healthy relationships are important in “all” young people’s lives!

Disconnected and vulnerable youth including Runaway Homeless Youth, Pregnant Teens, LGBT, and youth living in low-socioeconomic neighborhoods want to have healthy relationships. What’s the best way to help them achieve their dreams?

Join us to see how the healthy relationship education curriculum – Love Notes – is changing attitudes, behaviors and lives of these most vulnerable young people.

Guest speaker Vanessa Mejia will present a successful model of healthy relationship education with disconnected youth in schools, and community centers, as well as a shelter in Brooklyn, NY.

Presenter: Vanessa Mejia, MPH
Youth Services Program Coordinator
Diaspora Community Services, Brooklyn, NY

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September 2015 Webinar (pdf) Size: 3.3 MB Downloads: 255

May 2015 Webinar

Introduction to a
Trauma Informed Approach
in Relationship Education

Childhood trauma impacts growth and success in all areas of a young person’s life, including their capacity to form and maintain healthy relationships.

Learn what trauma informed care is and its importance in the development of healthy relationships in a pre-recorded presentation from Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D.

Learn how modest programmatic changes can enhance your organization’s effectiveness with young people who have experienced adversity in their childhoods.

Presenter: Carolyn Rich Curtis, PhD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of the Relationship Skills Center in Sacramento, CA

Trauma Head Start (ppt) Size: 6.3 MB Downloads: 357

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