Newsletter: November 2003

Building Relationship Skills NewsletterNovember 2003Hello fellow educators!This week’s TIME MAGAZINE has an excellent article entitled “Relationships 101.” It is about teaching relationship skills to youth and includes Marline Pearson, who is authoring our upcoming new curriculum, “Love U2®.”You can either purchase the magazine or click on (or copy and paste) this link to read the article:http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101031124-543781,00.htmlAlso, I am forwarding the email message below in the hopes that many of you are interested in strengthening the impact of relationship skills education in your state. This is a great opportunity to do just that!Forwarded message:”I would like to correspond with some of your clients that use Connections in school districts, communities and churches throughout the nation.Heritage Community Services (501 C 3) is based in Charleston, South Carolina with offices primarily in SC and Kentucky and have other states interested in affiliating. Heritage’s primary activity due to funding has been character based abstinence education where the benefits of marriage are taught. Two of our seven components include a Marriage Initiative and Family Assets and Character Councils (separate incorporation). I would be eager to meet and network with like minded individuals using the Connections programs in order to strengthen the Family Assets and Character Councils in their States.If anyone is interested, please e-mail or call me. I look forward tonetworking!Thanks!Mary S. McLellanHeritage Community Services843-863-0508 Ext. 122(heritageservices.org)”I’m sure that Mary would be interested in talking with any of you that are involved with marriage education, whether or not you are using the Connections programs.Please continue to let us know how you are doing and how we can further assist your efforts! Keep up the excellent work!Rebecca BrooksDirector of Educational ServicesThe Dibble Institute for Marriage EducationP.O. Box 7881Berkeley, CA 94707-0881(800) 695-7975(510) 528-1956 faxwww.BuildingRelationshipSkills.orgYour source for best practices relationship skills programs andresources that teens and teacher love!FAIR USE NOTICE: This e-newsletter often contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We make such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of youth relationships, marriage, education, legislation, etc. We understand this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of such material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.html. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.