Second Wednesday Webinars

The Dibble Institute offers a monthly FREE webinar on various topics related to healthy relationships for teens and young adults.

Exploring Social Poverty: Low-Income Populations and the Impact of Family and Community Ties

February 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST/1:00 pm-2:00 pm Pacific

In this webinar Dr. Sarah Halpern-Meekin examines another dimension of poverty that has been considerably understudied: social poverty. Social poverty, or lacking adequate of close, dependable, and trusting relationships, is an often-ignored form of hardship that is separate from financial poverty.

Join us as Dr. Halpern-Meekin discusses the relational and emotional dimensions of poverty and the benefits relationship education has to offer.


Specifically, webinar attendees will learn:

  1. To identify what social poverty is, and how it may motivate participation in relationship education
  2. How programs can purposefully try to build participants’ social resources

Presenter: Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Who should attend:Relationship skills educators, community-based workers, family life educators, health educators, high school counselors/teachers, adolescent development researchers, Extension professionals, anyone interested in improving outcomes for youth, couples, and families, individuals working with high-needs, vulnerable youth, couples, and families.

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