Healthy Relationship News – August 2016





(Rescheduled from August 10)

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


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Love Notes Binder v2.1


Join us in Columbus, OH for a cost-effective, hands-on training in our most popular curricula.  Especially good for individuals or small staff teams.

Love Notes was created to help teens and young adults learn, often for the first time, how to make wise choices about relationships, dating, partners, sex, and more.  This program takes an innovative approach to these topics by integrating relationship skills with powerful learning strategies.

 Love Notes v2.1
Relationship Skills for Love, Life and Work
For young adults ages 15-24
September 12-13 Columbus, OH

Learn more and register!

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Girls less likely to get pregnant if a friend has a baby

Girls whose friends have experienced teen childbirth are less likely to get pregnant themselves, a new study suggests. The researchers compared two groups of teen girls: those with a similarly-aged friend who’d given birth, and those with a friend who’d had an early miscarriage. They wanted to see whether these events affected the girls’ choices in having sex, getting pregnant, having a child, and getting married as teens — or their choices regarding school, marriage and family as adults.


New York Times

With Coercive Control, the Abuse Is Psychological

Lisa Fontes’s ex-boyfriend never punched her, or pulled her hair. But he hacked into her computer, and installed a spy cam in her bedroom, and subtly distanced her from her friends and family.

Still, she didn’t think she was a victim of domestic abuse. “I had no way to understand this relationship except it was a bad relationship,” said Dr. Fontes, 54, who teaches adult education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

It was only after doing research on emotional abuse that she discovered a name for what she experienced: Coercive control, a pattern of behavior that some people — usually but not always men — employ to dominate their partners.

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7 ways to teach your teen how to disagree appropriately

Teens love to argue their viewpoints. In fact, if you’re the parent of a teen, you often may feel like you’re living with a pricey underage attorney or a national debate champ!

Meaningless arguments are a bummer for everyone, and there are plenty of issues that shouldn’t be up for negotiation.

Teach your teen to disagree appropriately! This powerful skill gives kids the opportunity to be heard, and helps them think before speaking while presenting their views in a calm, reasonable manner.

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August 17

(Rescheduled from August 10)

Second Wednesday Webinars

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

Who should attend: Youth-serving program staff and administrators in the fields of dating and domestic violence, healthy relationships, pregnancy prevention, youth development, and others that work with teens and young adults

When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!

Register Now!

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Funds for Charitable Programs in Bank Communities

The BBVA Compass Foundation

BBVA Compass Foundation

The BBVA Compass Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are making a positive impact in the communities the bank serves in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, New York, and Texas. The Foundation gives priority to requests that best reflect the following focus areas: community development/financial literacy, education, health and human services, arts and culture, environment and natural resources, and diversity and inclusion. Online applications are due September 30, 2016. (Prior to submitting a grant request, organizations interested in applying are invited to join one of the Charitable Contributions Process Conference Calls/Webinar Presentations to be held on August 19, September 9, and September 23.) Visit the bank’s The BBVA Compass Foundationto learn more about the Foundation’s guidelines and application process.


Support for Health Initiatives in Kansas

Kansas Health Foundation

Kansas Health Foundation

The mission of the Kansas Health Foundation is to improve the health of all Kansans. The Foundation’s Recognition Grants support a broad range of nonprofit organizations throughout the state that fit within the Foundation’s mission. In addition to supporting specific projects, the Foundation funds initiatives that focus on promoting policy, systems, and environmental transformations that affect all aspects of health, including social factors that contribute to a healthy population. Grants of up to $25,000 are provided. The application deadlines are March 15 and September 15, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the Recognition Grants guidelines.


Grants Address Quality of Life Issues in Vermont

Tarrant Foundation

The Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation

The mission of the Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation is to create opportunity, help meet basic needs, and improve the lives of people in Vermont. The Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations throughout the state that address the following categories: Youth: Resilience and Aspiration focuses on programs that support school-age youth to develop the dispositions, skills, and resources they will need to move productively into adulthood.

Letters of interest in all categories may be submitted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.


Programs for Disadvantaged Youth in Washington Supported


Safeco Insurance Fund

The Safeco Insurance Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations that serve communities in the state of Washington. The Fund’s focus is on educational programs that encourage disadvantaged youth to excel academically and create opportunities for life-long success through learning. Priority populations include youth, low-income individuals and families, and people with disabilities. Applying organizations must have annual operating budgets exceeding $250,000.

Requests may be submitted throughout the year; however, applications submitted after September 30 may not be reviewed until the following calendar year. Visit the company’s website to review the funding guidelines and submit an online application.


Support for At-Risk Youth Programs in Oregon and Washington

Silver Family Foundation

Silver Family Foundation

The Silver Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Oregon and Washington that work with at-risk youth. The Foundation’s Transitional Youth Development Grant Program provides grants to organizations that offer in-depth, long-term investments and opportunities for motivated, low-income youth. Priority is given to organizations that work in the areas of mentorship, high school completion, college and post-secondary preparation, and experiential education.

Letters of inquiry may be submitted throughout the year; invited proposals are due March 31 and September 30, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the grant guidelines.

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Four Teens

Dibble goes Digital
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Our most popular TEACHING TOOLS
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