Events

WEBINAR: Managing Conflict: Addressing the Four Communication Danger Signs

Online Webinar

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

WEBINAR: Essential Lessons Learned in Dating: Teaching the Stages of Relationships

Online Webinar

Teens often move too quickly in romance. Breaking romantic development down into 4 specific stages can help teens see the path that leads to healthy partnership choices and understand concerns regarding the choice to “Hook-Up”. Each step in this progression has it’s own important tasks. Moving too quickly through stages or skipping stages puts the individual at risk and at a disadvantage. Making these stages, and the accompanying tasks, clear can help young adults slow down, stay curious, identify obstacles, and avoid potential emotional, mental, and physical injury Guest Presenter: Elsbeth Martindale, PsyD, Creator of the card set and activity book: “Things to Know Before You Say Go.”

WEBINAR: The Power of the Love Story: Empowering Teens Through Literature

Online Webinar

Director of Outreach and former literature teacher of 15 years, Dixie Zittlow, shares “The Power of the Love Story.” Hear how the literature based anthology, The Art of Loving Well, serves as an excellent tool for teaching healthy relationship education in a creative and powerful manner. The Art of Loving Well: A Character Education Curriculum for Today’s Teenagers is a nationally acclaimed, relationship skills curriculum from Boston University that teaches healthy relationship skills to youth. From short stories, poems, essays, folk tales, and myths, teachers empower students to connect ideas in literature to choices in real life and build the skills necessary to achieve healthy relationships. You will find it fits into any “teaching” environment! Presenter: Dixie Zittlow l Director of Outreach, The Dibble Institute

WEBINAR: Impacting Future Generations: Implementing Relationship Education in the Community Setting

Online Webinar

Who can change the world? You can! We can! Together we can change the world by providing relationship education to communities to impact communities in positive ways. Join our presenter as she shares how implementing healthy relationship education can strengthen families, stop the cycle of abuse and empower individuals to be productive citizens. She will examine the research regarding child abuse, family violence, and juvenile delinquency prevention. She will also highlight implementation models of relationship education in re-entry, Head Start, Workforce Development, and financial literacy programs. Presenter: Irene Varley, Director of Education, The Dibble Institute

WEBINAR: Building Relationship Skills with Young Adults in Community-Based Programs

Online Webinar

Learn the effectiveness of teaching relationship skills along with job preparation skills. Hear what works in creating an environment for students to comfortably engage in meaningful discussion—essential for facilitating successful relationship skills education. Through the use of The Dibble Institute curricula they will show how students can self-assess the healthiness of their relationships, learn skills to strengthen them, and set goals for the future. Presenters: Jo Anne Eason, Building Brighter Future Program Director, Dibble Institute and Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Public Strategies and Briana Levin, Health Program Coordinator of CCEO YouthBuild

WEBINAR: I’m In Love! Understanding and Handling Fabulous Love Chemicals

Online Webinar

Many of us remember our first crush. Our feet barely touched the ground and we couldn’t get that special someone out of our minds. The feelings of romantic attraction are incredible! Thanks to modern science we now know that most of our “in love” sensations are due to various chemicals naturally coursing through our brains. Join Marlene Pearson, author of Love Notes and Relationship Smarts PLUS, to learn about the brain chemistry behind falling in love and how it affects us. She’ll also explore how to help youth understand what they are feeling, appreciate the positives of the early stages of attraction, and make good relationship and sexual decisions. Presenter: Marline Pearson, Author of Love Notes, v.2.0 and Relationships Smarts PLUS v.3.0. Resources: February 2014 Webinar PPT

WEBINAR: Up Your Game! Strengthen Your PREP Adult Preparation Topics Using Proven, Adaptable Materials

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Now that you have figured out how to deliver excellent, evidence based pregnancy prevention instruction, how about your adult preparation topics? Join PREP Pregnancy Prevention Grant sub-awardees to learn how they are using Dibble evidence based materials to successfully teach the Adult Preparation topics. Learn how to: select the program that best engages your audience and adapt the material to meet your needs for time and topic. Presenters Panel: Felicia Tuggle, LMSW, PREP Director, Georgia Department of Human Services, Atlanta Dr. Ted Curtis, PH.D. CFLE, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens Lisa Smith, RN, MSN, IBCLC, University of Utah Adolescent Services, Clinical Nurse at Teen Mom/Teen Health Clinic Robyn McLymont, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Senior Program Manager, OIC of South Florida Delano Grant, PREP Educator, OIC of South Florida Resources:  RSBPBRBP_Connection RSMAD_Connection RSMPC_Connection RSRR_Connection

WEBINAR: The Greatest Gift to a Child: A Healthy Parental Relationship

Online Webinar

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 Resources: April 2014 Webinar PPT

WEBINAR: Money Habitudes 2 – for At-Risk Youth: What Money Means, and Why it Matters

Online Webinar

Do your students show little interest in learning money management skills? Can they understand the skills but do not connect them to the relevancy of them in their lives, therefore show little progress in their personal saving, spending, budgeting behavior? Learn about the newest Dibble program, Money Habitudes 2®, a quick way to introduce vulnerable youth to the non-technical, human side of money – a critical element of successful money management. Learn how Money Habitudes 2® Is relevant for many grant programs including pregnancy prevention, teen parenting, and workforce development. Is valuable for building both financial competence and relationship skills. Is quick and easy to teach. Is youth friendly, fun, and activity focused. Presenter: David Durand, Leadership Development Manager, CCEO YouthBuild, Lennox, California Resources: May 2014 Webinar PPT

WEBINAR: “Doing the Best I Can”: Fatherhood in the Inner City

Online Webinar

Professor Edin discusses her most recent work, “Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City,” just published in May 2013, through which in-depth interviews allow unmarried low-income fathers to tell their side of the story. The book’s intimate interviews make real the significant obstacles low-income men face at every step in the familial process: from the difficulties of romantic relationships, to decision-making dilemmas at conception, to the often celebratory moment of birth, and, finally, to the hardships that accompany the early years of the child’s life, and beyond. Professor Edin will discuss the radical redefinition of family life “Doing the Best I Can” reveals, one that has revolutionized the meaning of fatherhood among inner-city men. Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Edin, Author “Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City” Resources: June 2014 Webinar PPT