Newsletter: August 2006

Building Relationship Skills NewsletterAugust, 2006

Dear Friends,

The Dibble Institute and the California Healthy Marriages Coalition would like to announce our upcoming workshop: Helping Kids Get Smart About Marriage.

This FREE workshop is for Healthy Marriage Coalition members, high school teachers, and youth workers in California who want to increase their capacity to teach relationship and marriage skills to teens. We can guarantee registration for the first 200 participants, and thereafter will include as many people as possible on a space available basis.

About the Workshop:In this dynamic daylong workshop, Char Kamper and Marline Pearson, nationally renowned authors of the Connections and Love U2® programs, will provide overviews of their curricula; discuss how to help teens successfully learn the skills for healthy relationships and marriages; and guide you through the process of teaching these programs.

Tentative Schedule:

8:15 am

Registration and Coffee

9:00 am

Welcome and Author Overviews

10:00 am

Love U2® – Baby Smarts


Connections – Dating and Emotions

12:30 pm


1:15 pm

Love U2® – Relationship Smarts and Communications Smarts


Connections: Relationships and Marriage

3:45 pm


*Box lunches are $13. Lunchtime will allow for “geographic networking” to help you connect with the high school teachers, youth workers, and members of Healthy Marriage Coalitions in your service area.

Dates and Locations:

September 21, 2006 8:15am – 4:00pmCalifornia State University Sacramento Alumni Center, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA

September 22, 2006 8:15am – 4:00pmWest Coast Theater/Christian Tabernacle, 308 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA

RSVP by August 25 Click here to complete the registration form and send it to us to reserve your place at the workshop.

Materials: Read more about the Connections and Love U2® series by clicking on the listed links. Sample lessons as well as Connections and Love U2® copies to review will be available at the workshop. If you wish to preorder curricula so that you can follow along in your own copy, please order on-line at or call 800-695-7975.

Melanie SpeirThe Dibble Instituterelationshipskills@dibbleinstitute.org1-800-695-7975