Archive for the ‘Violence’ Category

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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Corrections PFA Love Notes Case Study 2017 (pfd) Size: 98.3 KB Downloads: 147

July 2017 Webinar Slides Size: 33.6 MB Downloads: 138

Fatherhood Pathway Case Study (pdf) Size: 177.5 KB Downloads: 143

January 2017 Webinar

2016 Highlights in Youth Relationship Education: Trends, Tools, Research, and More!

Join The Dibble Institute’s staff as they share their highpoints from last year in the field of youth relationship education.

Topics include:

  • Research that relationship education is a potent new tool for pregnancy prevention,
  • Robust relationship education as part of the sexual violence prevention toolkit,
  • New settings for relationship education including corrections, child welfare, and dating violence prevention,
  • New evidence that porn threatens the capacity to build intimacy, and
  • Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) through relationship education.

Presenters: The Dibble Institute Staff

  • Kay Reed, Executive Director
  • Irene Varley, Director of Education
  • Dixie Zittlow, Director of Outreach
  • Aaron Larson, Acquisitions and Product Coordinator

Love Notes ACES poster (pdf) Size: 1.1 MB Downloads: 201

Dibble Love Notes Issue Brief 2017 (pdf) Size: 137.1 KB Downloads: 188

Teens Technology and Romantic Relationships (pdf) Size: 2.0 MB Downloads: 193

Soft Skills That Foster Workforce Success (pdf) Size: 279.8 KB Downloads: 181

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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: 208

Relationships Plus Sample Lesson 2016 Size: 3.0 MB Downloads: 206

Sexual Violence Prevention Package Size: 2.9 MB Downloads: 190

Dating Violence Prevention Size: 163.8 KB Downloads: 192

Public Health: Teen Dating Violence Size: 1.8 MB Downloads: 183

Dating Violence Webinar Slides (pdf) Size: 12.4 MB Downloads: 203

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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: 228

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: 376

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

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October 2014 Webinar

What’s In a Name?
Defining Dating Violence For Teens Through Healthy Relationship Education

We all may know someone who has experienced dating or domestic violence (DV) or intimate personal violence (IPV). Naming the violence is the first step to dealing with it, breaking its pattern, and empowering teens for avoidance.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. How can we use healthy relationship education to address domestic violence or intimate personal violence?

Join Katherine Hillgren as she:

  • Shares her work using the Love Notes curriculum to address DV and IPV.
  • Shares her work in alternative schools, at a runaway shelter, and with pregnant and parenting teens.
  • Demonstrates how this education becomes a community project.

Presenter: Katherine Hillgreen, MA, LPC, Empowering Families Coordinator, Ozarks Family Resource Center, Missouri

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What’s in a Name? Size: 4.2 MB Downloads: 376

August 2013 Webinar

Managing Conflict:
Addressing the Four Communication Danger Signs

Research has shown that how people communicate and handle their conflicts over time will matter greatly to the health and happiness of their relationships. Communication skills transfer to all types of relationships – work, school, peers, family and parent-child. This webinar will identify negative patterns acquired in every day life experiences – the Four Communication Danger Signs. An effective relationship skills program includes the identifying and resolution of these four danger signs.

Guest presenters: Irene Varley, Director of Education and Dixie Zittlow, Director of Outreach, The Dibble Institute

Managing Conflict Size: 17.4 MB Downloads: 658
Communications Patterns: What to Take, What to Keep Size: 661.8 KB Downloads: 685
August Webinar Bibliography Size: 206.8 KB Downloads: 733
Relationship Smarts Plus – Lesson 9 Size: 785.2 KB Downloads: 687


April 2013 Webinar

The Next Generation:
Integrating Sex Ed with Relationship Ed

Love Notes v2.0 is an integrated approach that embeds pregnancy, STI, and interpersonal violence prevention into a comprehensive relationship skills program. Typically those goals are served by separate programs all operating within their own paradigms.

Love Notes is a new approach to many persistent problems. Geared to at-risk teens, young adults and parenting youth, Love Notes v2.0 is in the federal Tier II pregnancy prevention evaluation and is an adaptation of Relationship Smarts PLUS which is on SAMHSA’s registry of evidence-based programs. It also meets the National Sexuality Education and Health Standards.

Guest Presenter: Marline Pearson, author of Love Notes v2.0 and Love U2: Relationships Smarts PLUS

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