Facilitators

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WEBINAR: Improving Young People’s Outcome through Harm Reduction and Resiliency Work

As a facilitator, the ultimate hope for program participants is to find meaning in curriculum sessions that eventually lead to behavior change. For some young people who have experienced trauma and adversity, the capacity to experiment with change can be frightening and overwhelming. By incorporating a Harm Reduction Framework into your facilitation, young people are given more opportunities to experience success, believe change is possible, and to strengthen their resiliency. During this webinar, participants will: Review and define Harm Reduction as a framework Discuss the benefits and challenges of Harm Reduction framework Review the role of resiliency and its importance in changing behavior Gain practical tools to improve resiliency for program participants Presenter: Kim Frierson, Training Specialist for RHYTTAC, the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center

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WEBINAR: Essential Collaborations: Successfully Implementing Relationship Education with Underserved Students

ChildBuilders of Houston, Texas faced many challenges when introducing Relationship Smarts PLUS to disadvantaged youth. Limited instructional time, untrained staff, lack of funding, discipline issues, student mental health concerns, low parental support, and inconsistent attendance were some of the barriers that discouraged schools from fully participating in the program. They found, however, that one way to overcome these barriers was to partner with community organizations that worked in schools. The successful collaboration between ChildBuilders and ProUnitas now makes it possible for students in Houston public schools to learn the essential social and emotional skills presented in Relationship Smarts PLUS. Learn how their partnership is beneficial for both organizations as well as for the students they serve. Gain an understanding of what it takes to seek and develop new partnerships, communicate goals and expectations, share resources, and secure funding. At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to: Identify ways that community…

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WEBINAR: Empowering Disconnected Youth: The Protective Factors of Healthy Relationship Education

Relationships, whether sound or not, are central to the lives of disconnected youth. When at-risk youth learn healthy relationship skills they discover how to make beneficial decisions about their lives, their romantic relationships, and their family connections. We will identify risk factors that foster youth and runaway, homeless youth experience and how healthy relationship education offers protective factors that empower them to make healthier choices for their futures. At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will: Identify the risk factors that disconnected youth experience and the protective factors that healthy relationship education offers them. Learn how healthy relationship education increases social and emotional well-being as well as decision making for youth. Discover how the evidence-based curriculum Love Notes is being used to improve outcomes for at-risk, homeless youth. Presenter: Dixie Zittlow, Director of Outreach l The Dibble Institute Resources: April 2017 Webinar PPT

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WEBINAR: Getting Them Through the Door and Then to Return: Creative Strategies for Reaching and Engaging Latino Participants

Effective outreach and retention practices are an important element to the success of youth programs. However, organizations may be challenged in effectively reaching out to and engaging Latino and immigrant youth. These populations often require a tailored approach. In this webinar service providers will learn how to create innovative communication strategies to better recruit and retain Latino and immigrant youth. At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will: Learn how to tailor their communications strategies to the needs and preferences of Latino and immigrant youth; Know how to create a strategic plan with a clear series of steps: getting to know their audience, setting objectives, messaging, outreach strategy, and tactical execution; Understand retention tactics and participant engagement for Latino and immigrant youth; Understand “real-time monitoring,” and how to effectively apply the practice to improve participant outreach and retention. Presenter: Selma Caal, PhD, Research Scientist, Child Trends Resources: American Hispanic Children Latino…

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WEBINAR: What Was I Thinkin’? Using Counseling Theory to Facilitate Workshops Effectively While Setting Professional Boundaries

Participants will: Learn how to use Rational Emotive Theory to support effective workshop facilitation Increase their understanding of the importance of theoretical frameworks Decrease their frustration and increases effectiveness Identify effective methods of thinking We also want to hear what you are experiencing through interactive opportunities during this webinar. Eric will explore plausible solutions based in counseling theory and curriculum content. Presenter: Eric Murphy, MS, MA, Master Trainer, The Dibble Institute, Cooperative Extension Agent for West Virginia University Resources: February 2017 Webinar Resources

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WEBINAR: Teens and Pornography: The Latest Research and Resources

In this webinar, Clay Olsen, will discuss the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and the medical field on the impact that Internet porn is having on the developing brains of young people. Clay presents the topic as a public health issue, rather than as a moral, political or religious argument. In this webinar you will Understand why the Internet porn of today is having such a drastically different impact on the brains of young people than old school pornography did. Understand how Internet porn is impacting relationships for young people. Learn more from research about the negative outcomes that are associated with Internet porn. Learn what you can do to help young people who have decided that they want help with overcoming the addiction to Internet porn. Presenter: Clay Olsen, CEO of Fight the New Drug Resources: Teens and Pornography

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WEBINAR: Robust Relationship Skills Education: A Strength-Based Approach to Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Working directly with teens to robustly build healthy relationship skills gives us a unique and positive approach for primary and secondary dating violence prevention with males and females. Developing adolescents’ knowledge about and skills for their romantic lives is an especially effective approach to deescalating conflict, developing a personal sense of responsibility, and staying safe. This webinar will: Review the research on comprehensive relationship education as it relates to teen dating violence; Explore how relationship education positively impacts other outcomes for adolescents, and Learn strategies that participants can use to bring evidence-based relationship skills to their schools and communities. Presenter: Kay Reed, President and Executive Director, The Dibble Institute Resources: HRE for Dating Violence Prevention Among High-Risk Youth NIJ Journal Issue Number 261 Relationship Smarts Plus Sample Lesson STOP SV-A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence Teen Dating Violence as a Public Health Issue

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WEBINAR: Putting Youth Relationship Education on the Child Welfare Agenda: Findings from Research and Evaluation

Relationships are important in helping youth achieve their goals and a successful transition into adulthood. Having the skills to manage healthy relationships can make a difference as youth make decisions related to school, employment, and pregnancy prevention. These skills may be especially important for youth involved in or aging out of the child welfare system. This webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of the importance of healthy relationships for youth in foster care. This webinar also will summarize current research and evaluation evidence on relationship education for youth in foster care. At the end of this webinar, participants will learn: Why healthy relationships matter for youth in foster care What types of programs focus on healthy relationships for youth in foster care Key program elements that are critical for successfully improving relationship skills among vulnerable youth Presenters: Mindy E. Scott, Ph.D., Deputy Program Area Director and Senior Research Scientist; April Wilson,…

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WEBINAR: Introducing At-Risk Youth to Relationship Skills for Love Life, and Work

At-risk youth, like many young people, are eager to build healthy, long lasting relationships. Yet, they lack the confidence and skills to do so. The recently revised Love Notes: Relationship Skills for Love, Life, and Work helps disconnected youth learn those skills to succeed in love, life, and work. Love Notes takes an integrated approach that embeds pregnancy, STI, and interpersonal violence prevention into a comprehensive relationship skills program applicable to personal and work life. Love Notes was recently placed on the Office of Adolescent Health’s list of evidence based pregnancy prevention programs based on its strong results in preventing pregnancies in an evaluation at the University of Louisville. Learn from program developer, Marline Pearson, more about Love Notes and its innovative theory of change that helps at-risk youth learn relationship skills for love, life and work Presenter: Marline E. Pearson, MA, Author of Love Notes and Relationship Smarts Plus 

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SPECIAL WEBINAR: Love Notes for OAH Grantees

This webinar will address how OAH grantees can use Love Notes in their programs with youth. Presenters: Tish G. Hall, Public Health Advisor, Office of Adolescent Health Marline E. Pearson, M.A., Developer of Love Notes, Madison Area Technical College Kay Reed, Executive Director, Dibble Institute Anita Barbee, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, CHAMPS! Project, University of Louisville

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WEBINAR: Understanding Teen Dating Relationships Through Concept Mapping: Comparing Youth and Adult Perspectives

Adolescent dating violence has surfaced as a significant public health issue. In response to this disturbing trend the US Department of Justice contracted with Concept Systems to conduct a study and directly engage teens and young adults to better understand how youth conceptualize teen dating and teen dating violence. The results of their study will be discussed as well as recommendations for next steps for researchers and youth educators. Presenters: Alyssa Goldman M.S., Concept Systems, Ithaca, NY and Jessica Gosa M.S.W., L.M.S.W., Concept Systems, Ithaca, NY Resources: March-2015-Webinar-Resource

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WEBINAR: Beyond the Feds – Proven Fundraising Strategies for Healthy Relationship Programs

Learn proven strategies of raising private money for relationship skills classes with youth. Our panel will discuss a wide variety of methods they have used to fund classes that help teens get smart about their love lives. Presenter Panel:  Carol Jackson, Program Director of Families Matter in Memphis, TN. Erin Stone, Executive Director of Relationship Skills Center in Sacramento, CA. Kathy Schleier, Executive Director of Family Frameworks in Dalton, GA. Resources: July 2014 Webinar PPT

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WEBINAR: The Greatest Gift to a Child: A Healthy Parental Relationship

Social Science research has taught us a great deal about how healthy and stable couple relationships matter to children. High rates of unplanned childbearing among teens and young adults are generating more gender, racial and income inequality plus producing profoundly unequal outcomes for children. Webinar attendees will examine: the impact of the parental relationship on children, the benefits a healthy parental union brings to a child and how educators can guide parents to create and sustain a healthy, parental relationship in today’s culture. Presenter: Dixie Zittlow, Director of Outreach, The Dibble Institute Resources: April 2014 Webinar PPT