Healthy Relationship News – December 2012








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Love Notes 2.0Relationships & Pregnancy Prevention for high-risk youth.


Finally, “at risk” teens can learn relationship skills and pregnancy prevention in one program. This course was selected for a rigorous Tier II federal comparison of pregnancy prevention strategies. More…  



Dibble Webinars

Free Second Wednesday Webinars


The Dibble Institute is hosting a free Second Wednesday Webinar series beginning January 2013!  


Every month guest speakers, program authors, or Dibble staff will bring you insight on timely topics related to teen/young adult romantic relationship issues, research, and programs.  


Join us to stay up-to-date on the latest in the field!!!  


January Second Wednesday Webinar  

 The Dibble Institute 

A Resource for Guiding Youth to
Successful Relationships


Today, with our busy lives, it is not always easy to find the latest research and programming resources needed to engage teens and young adults in healthy romantic behaviors!  


Learn how The Dibble Institute can help you with free lesson plans and movie guides, research, resources and the best in evidence based and informed programs. The Dibble Institute meets its mission with your success!  


When: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific


What: Money Habitutes: How to be Rich in Life and Love
Learn how understanding the emotional side of money can help young people make wiser choices in life, love and money management.


Who: All who serve teens and young adults, including pregnancy prevention grantees, youth agency program directors, health professionals, foster youth caseworkers, high school health and FACS teachers, and college professors.  


Duration: 60 minutes  

Cost: Free  


Register Today! And, share the opportunity by inviting others.


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Home Economics Spans Many Fields


Special to The Kansas City Star  


Edible color wheels.  


Hand-sewn Roman togas for the cast of a high school musical.


Knife-wielding boys in hairnets.  


These are so not the cooking and sewing classes of your Mom’s home economics days in high school. In fact, they’re not home economics at all. In today’s curriculum, they’re called family and consumer sciences. Read more here.


National Institute of Justice

Teen Dating Violence: A Closer Look at Adolescent Romantic Relationships


Most teenagers do not experience physical aggression when they date. However, for one in 10 teens, abuse is a very real part of dating relationships. According to the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, approximately 10 percent of adolescents nationwide reported being the victim of physical violence at the hands of a romantic partner during the previous year. The rate of psychological victimization is even higher: Between two and three in 10 reported being verbally or psychologically abused in the previous year, according to the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. More…  


(Ed. Note: Clearly compelling reasons for teaching healthy relationship skills. Especially since most young people are going to have love lives!)

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Memphis Urban LeagueMiddle School Tip Sheet 

The Urban League of Memphis asked us for our thoughts on most effective ways to reach middle school students with romantic relationship skills programs.  

Read our tips here.


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Support for Direct Service Programs in Hawaii

Friends of Hawaii Charities Friends of Hawaii Charities


The Friends of Hawaii Charities provides support to nonprofit organizations and public agencies that benefit Hawaii’s women, children, youth, the elderly, and the needy. Grants are focused on the following areas: arts and education; healthcare and basic needs; and social services, such as family abuse programs, drug and job rehabilitation, elderly services, and programs for the terminally ill. Priority is given to direct services that make a significant difference in Hawaiian communities. The application deadline is January 31, 2013. Funding guidelines and application forms are available on the Friends of Hawaii Charities website.

Grants Strengthen Oregon Communities
Jubitz Family Foundation Jubitz Family Foundation


The Jubitz Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Oregon that strive to strengthen families, respect the natural environment, and foster peace.  


The Foundation’s specific areas of interest include early childhood development and education, with an emphasis on children at-risk; environmental stewardship, with an emphasis on rivers and their watershed ecosystems; and peacemaking activities, with an emphasis on teaching peace and conflict resolution.  


Grants generally range from $5,000 to $15,000. The first deadline for letters of inquiry in 2013 is January 1. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.


Rotary International Rotary Funds Relationship Skills in Sacramento


Through a grant from Rotary District 5180, the Relationship Skills Center in Sacramento, CA has free instructor manuals and participant materials for middle and high school aged students. Up to six schools or youth organizations can choose from four different curricula (Connections: Dating and Emotions, Connections: Relationships and Marriage, Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships, and Love Notes).  


This gift is valued at approximately $600. These materials are FREE!  


This offer is only available through the Relationship Skills Center. Grant requirements: 30 students per instructor manual and teacher must complete a one page evaluation at the end of the program. Class must be completed by March 1, 2013.  


For more information, please contact Rose: or 916.362.1900  


(Ed. Note: If you are not in Sacramento, perhaps you can ask your own Rotary Club to invest in youth relationship education through you!)


America Association of University WomenCommunity Action Grants for Women and Girls


AAUW Community Action grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.  


Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Nonprofit organizations must be based in the United States. Grant projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the United States or its territories.


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Coming in January!

A Resource for Guiding Youth to Successful Relationships

Learn how The Dibble Institute can help you with free lesson plans and movie guides, research, resources and the best in evidence based and informed programs. The Dibble Institute meets its mission with your success!

When:   Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Coming in February!

 The Next Generation:
Integrating Sex Ed with Relationship Ed

Learn how to use the new edition of Love Notes (based on the federal Tier II Pregnancy Prevention evaluation) to meet the new National Sexuality Education Standards while building skills and knowledge to form and maintain healthy relationships.

When: Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Coming in March!

 Can’t Buy Me Love:
Money Habitudes for Teens

Learn how understanding the emotional side of money can help young people make wiser choices in life, love and money management.

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2013


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Where is Dibble now?

Come see us!


January 31- February 3, 2013
Texas Association Concerned with School Age Parenthood
San Antonio, Texas
Workshop:  Teen Parenting Through the Eyes of a Child
Presenter: Janet Pozmantier   


February 6-8, 2013
12th Annual Partners in Prevention Training Conference
Austin, Texas
Workshop: The Last Puzzle Piece: Preventing Child Abuse and Family Violence Through Teen Relationship Education
Presenter: Janet Pozmantier


February 20-22, 2013
22nd Annual Texas School of Social Workers Conference
Austin, Texas
Workshop: What’s Love Got to Do With It? Health Relationship Education for the Hook-Up Generation
Presenter: Janet Pozmantier


February 25-March 1, 2013
National Fathers and Families Coalition Conference
San Francisco, CA
Workshop: Parenting Through the Eyes of a Child
Presenter: Kay Reed and Dixie Zittlow


March 20-23, 2013

San Diego, CA
Workshop:  What’s Love Got to do With It?
Presenter:  Joyce Huff

April 24-26, 2013

Denton, TX
Workshop:  The Missing Link: Preventing Child Abuse by Teaching Teens Relationship Skills
Presenter:  Janet Pozmantier

Would you like a Dibble Outreach Educator at your conference? Email Irene Varley, Director of Education, at to find out how.


Please let us know if you are having an open to the public event featuring Dibble curricula. We would be happy to help you publicize it.


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