Archive for the ‘Relationship Skills’ Category

September 2016 Webinar

Teens – Technology and Social Media
Impacts on Healthy Relationship Development

Our most popular webinar from the archives!

Significant numbers of teens and young adults use social media as their main source of communicating with friends both those they have met in person and online. Today’s technology allows adolescents instant but distant access to each other yet at what price?

We wonder – “How will social media affect young people’s ability to build healthy, ongoing relationships? How will the new technologies affect their social skills? What can we do to help teens and young adults navigate this new terrain safely while building essential interpersonal skills?”

Join Jennifer Myers and Aaron Larson as they:

  • Share how social media impacts the relationships and interactions of teens and young adults.
  • Introduce a just-released supplementary lesson from Relationship Smarts PLUS on Technology and Social Media, using the new Dibble Digital platform.

Presenters: Jennifer Myers, M.A., L.P.A., holds a masters degree in clinical psychology, is a full-time Instructor in the Psychology Department at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, and has a private clinical psychology practice at Carolina Counseling Center, specializing in adolescents.

Aaron Larson, Dibble Digital Coordinator. Prior to this Aaron worked for the US Department of Health and Human Services as a Healthy Marriage Specialist on the President’s Healthy Marriage Initiative. He was also the director of the National Healthy Marriage Institute.

Originally recorded in September 2014.

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Teens and Social Media Citations Size: 21.1 KB Downloads: 180

August 2016 Webinar

Robust Relationship Skills Education:
A Strength-Based Approach to
Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Working directly with teens to robustly build healthy relationship skills gives us a unique and positive approach for primary and secondary dating violence prevention with males and females. Developing adolescents’ knowledge about and skills for their romantic lives is an especially effective approach to deescalating conflict, developing a personal sense of responsibility, and staying safe.

This webinar will:

  • Review the research on comprehensive relationship education as it relates to teen dating violence;
  • Explore how relationship education positively impacts other outcomes for adolescents, and
  • Learn strategies that participants can use to bring evidence-based relationship skills to their schools and communities.

Presenter: Kay Reed, President and Executive Director, The Dibble Institute

Teen Dating Violence: A Closer Look Size: 639.2 KB Downloads: 198

Relationships Plus Sample Lesson 2016 Size: 3.0 MB Downloads: 195

Sexual Violence Prevention Package Size: 2.9 MB Downloads: 180

Dating Violence Prevention Size: 163.8 KB Downloads: 182

Public Health: Teen Dating Violence Size: 1.8 MB Downloads: 173

Dating Violence Webinar Slides (pdf) Size: 12.4 MB Downloads: 193

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May 2016 Webinar

Putting Youth Relationship Education
on the Child Welfare Agenda:
Findings from Research and Evaluation

Relationships are important in helping youth achieve their goals and a successful transition into adulthood. Having the skills to manage healthy relationships can make a difference as youth make decisions related to school, employment, and pregnancy prevention. These skills may be especially important for youth involved in or aging out of the child welfare system.

This webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of the importance of healthy relationships for youth in foster care. This webinar also will summarize current research and evaluation evidence on relationship education for youth in foster care.

At the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • Why healthy relationships matter for youth in foster care
  • What types of programs focus on healthy relationships for youth in foster care
  • Key program elements that are critical for successfully improving relationship skills among vulnerable youth

Presenters: Mindy E. Scott, Ph.D., Deputy Program Area Director and Senior Research Scientist; April Wilson, Ph.D., Research Scientist with Child Trends

Putting Youth Relationship Education on the Child Welfare Agenda (Full Report)
What Works for Promoting and Enhancing Positive Social Skills

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May 2016 Webinar (pdf) Size: 12.5 MB Downloads: 225

May 2016: Corrected Slide (pptx) Size: 79.4 KB Downloads: 212

April 2016 Webinar

Introducing At-Risk Youth to Relationship Skills for Love, Life, and Work

At-risk youth, like many young people, are eager to build healthy, long lasting relationships. Yet, they lack the confidence and skills to do so.

The recently revised Love Notes v2.1: Relationship Skills for Love, Life, and Work helps disconnected youth learn those skills to succeed in love, life, and work.

Love Notes takes an integrated approach that embeds pregnancy, STI, and interpersonal violence prevention into a comprehensive relationship skills program applicable to personal and work life.

Love Notes was recently placed on the Office of Adolescent Health’s list of evidence based pregnancy prevention programs based on its strong results in preventing pregnancies in an evaluation at the University of Louisville.

Learn from program developer, Marline Pearson, more about Love Notes and its innovative theory of change that helps at-risk youth learn relationship skills for love, life and work

Presenter:Marline E. Pearson, MA,
Author of Love Notes v2.1 and Relationship Smarts Plus v3.0

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Love Notes: Integrating Relationship Education with Pregnancy/STI Prevention Size: 5.7 MB Downloads: 217

August 2015 Webinar

An Introduction to The Dibble Institute:
Guiding Teens and Young Adults
to Successful Relationships

Did you know that a “dibble” is a garden tool used to plant seeds? No small coincidence that our founder, Charlie Dibble, recognized the need to help youth grow healthy relationship skills.

Join the staff of The Dibble Institute as we explore the “inside scoop” on effective tools to help youth develop the skills and knowledge needed for growing satisfying and healthy romantic, family, and work relationships.

At the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • Who is behind The Dibble name and what is our mission,
  • How The Dibble Institute achieves our mission, and
  • What services The Dibble Institute provides to help you meet your goals for teens and young adults.

Presenters: The Staff of The Dibble Institute

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Dibble Curricula Comparison Size: 16.5 KB Downloads: 225

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: 240
Executive Summary – LA Child Support Project Size: 75.9 KB Downloads: 269
Child Support Logic Model Size: 1.1 MB Downloads: 260
Love Notes Sample Lesson Size: 3.2 MB Downloads: 225

June 2015 Webinar

Connecting the Dots:
Healthy Romantic Relationships in Adolescents’ Lives

Healthy romantic relationships during adolescence are important. They help shape behaviors during adolescence, plus they provide the basis for healthy relationships during adulthood.

This webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of the multiple dimensions of adolescent relationships and how these relationships influence other areas of teen and young adult lives. This webinar also identifies commonalities among healthy relationship education programs and other youth interventions, including teen pregnancy prevention, teen dating violence, social skills, and college and career readiness programs.

At the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • Why healthy adolescent romantic relationships matter
  • Healthy and unhealthy aspects of adolescent romantic relationships
  • Linkages between relationship education programs and other youth needs and interventions

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

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June 2015 Webinar Size: 3.1 MB Downloads: 283

March 2015 Webinar:

Understanding Teen Dating Relationships
Through Concept Mapping:

Comparing Youth and Adult Perspectives

Adolescent dating violence has surfaced as a significant public health issue. In response to this disturbing trend the US Department of Justice contracted with Concept Systems to conduct a study and directly engage teens and young adults to better understand how youth conceptualize teen dating and teen dating violence.

The results of their study will be discussed as well as recommendations for next steps for researchers and youth educators.

Alyssa Goldman M.S., Concept Systems, Ithaca, NY
Jessica Gosa M.S.W., L.M.S.W., Concept Systems, Ithaca, NY

Webinar – March 2015 Powerpoint (pdf) Size: 1.5 MB Downloads: 364

Link to this study is: Teen Dating Relationships: Understanding and Comparing Youth and Adult Conceptualizations, Final Report

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February 2015 Webinar

Ten Ways for Teens to Improve Their Chances for a Great Romance

Young love lives can be exhilarating, confusing, or even scary.

Elsbeth Martindale, therapist and author of Things to Know Before You Say Go, will identify ten important ways to create a fantastic romance.

Helpful concepts include;

  • Getting to know what matters most to you.
  • Exercising your power to choose.
  • How pretending can make love messy.
  • Dating someone who doesn’t need a make over.
  • And many more!

Specific attention will be given to the skills for bringing these conversations into your work with teens.

10 Ways Improve Romance Size: 39.8 MB Downloads: 380

Truth Cycle Size: 28.7 KB Downloads: 355
Pretend Cycle Size: 19.9 KB Downloads: 331
Self Encouragement Handout Size: 92.2 KB Downloads: 366
Resource List Webinar: 2/14 Size: 67.3 KB Downloads: 357
21 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship Size: 39.9 KB Downloads: 386

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July 2014 Webinar

Beyond the Feds –Proven Fundraising Strategies for
Healthy Relationship Programs

Learn proven strategies of raising private money for relationship skills classes with youth. Our panel will discuss a wide variety of methods they have used to fund classes that help teens get smart about their love lives.

Panelists: Carol Jackson, Program Director of Families Matter in Memphis, TN.
Erin Stone, Executive Director of Relationship Skills Center in Sacramento, CA.
Kathy Schleier, Executive Director of Family Frameworks in Dalton, GA.

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July 2014 Webinar Final Size: 5.4 MB Downloads: 435