Teen Pregnancy Prevention Opportunity – 2018

Applicant Tool Kit

The Dibble Institute is dedicated to your success as an applicant for the 2018 Teen Pregnancy Prevention funding as well as to your success once you (hopefully) begin implementation of your program, and as you proceed to complete years three and four of your successful intervention.

Love Notes is the only evidence-based curriculum that HHS has evaluated that has both reduced the teen pregnancy rate by 46% and also had positive outcomes for helping sexually active teens to decrease their frequency of sexual activity. More teens who were taught Love Notes stopped having sex and chose to remain abstinent compared to the control group.

Love Notes, an adaptation of Relationship Smarts PLUS,  is developmentally appropriate for older teens and young parents. Since the content of Love Notes and Relationship Smarts PLUS is virtually the same, we would expect Relationship Smarts PLUS to share similar outcomes.

Below please find tools and grant aids for both the Sexual Risk Avoidance and Sexual Risk Reduction adaptations of Love Notes and Relationship Smarts PLUS that we hope you will find helpful. Let us know if there is other information that you would find useful.

Relationship Smarts PLUS – Sexual Risk Avoidance Adaptation

Love Notes – Sexual Risk Avoidance and Sexual Risk Reduction Adaptation

Request a free 30-day online review copy of our programs.

Please review our Dibble webinar on this funding opportunity. We think it will be helpful for those of you who are new to federal funding and those who want to learn more about our SRA/SRR adaptations.


Training Expectations

To assure the success of your TPP activities, we recommend the following training protocols…

New Dibble clients or those using Dibble programs earlier than Love Notes 2.0 or Relationship Smarts PLUS v3.0:

Tier 1 –

  • Year 1-Three-day training for all instructional and supervisorial staff
  • Before or early in Year 2 – two day refresher/ booster training

Tier 2 –

  • Year 1-Four-day training for all instructional and supervisorial staff
  • Before or early in Year 2 – three day refresher/ booster training with advanced facilitation professional development training

Current clients who have been previously trained in Love Notes 2.1 or Relationship Smarts PLUS v3.0:

Please call Training Coordinator, Cathy Guidry at 800-695-7975 or Cathy @ DibbleInstitute.org to begin the needs assessment process and development of your personalized training plan


Purveyor/Publisher MOU:

We are pleased to develop an MOU with you for using Dibble materials in your grant. To start the conversation,  please email RelationshipSkills@DibbleInstitute.org with the following information:

  1. What tier you are applying for
  2. What program(s) you plan to use (If you are not planning to use the Dibble SRA/SRR programs, please help us understand your thinking.)
  3. A brief overview of your project – setting, youth targeted, proposed timing of instruction (how many hours/days/weeks), number of instructional hours
  4. Recruitment/retention plan
  5. Evaluation approach and research question(s)
  6. How you plan to implement with fidelity and what adaptations, if any, you propose.

Download the TPP MOU questions .