Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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 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

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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.