Love Notes

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WEBINAR: The Power of Relationship Education for Student Success

Marline Pearson, author of Love Notes and Relationship Smarts PLUS, will make the case why a 4thR is needed for increasing student success. Learn why relationship education must be a central tool to help young people reach their school, work, and family goals by increasing their agency over their love lives. She will cover recent research and share evidence-based solutions to the pressing problems that face today’s youth. Attendees will: Identify at least 2 key reasons why relationship education is key to helping students succeed. Describe current trends that could be reversed by teaching relationship education. Identify 2 evidence based strategies that could be implemented to help students succeed. Presenter: Marline E. Pearson, M.A., Author, Love Notes and Relationship Smarts PLUS. Resources: February 2019 Webinar PPT

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WEBINAR: Implementing Erin’s Law Through Relationship Education

Years of research show that robust healthy relationship education can pull many levers in a young person’s life. One sphere it can impact is child sexual abuse prevention. Erin’s Law, passed in 35 states, requires that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program.The Mary Black Foundation in South Carolina has used Love Notes to help classrooms meet that requirement. Learn from Anita Barbee, Ph.D. from the University of Louisville, the research underpinnings that make Love Notes such an effective sexual abuse prevention intervention. Then hear from Polly Edwards-Padgett how the Mary Black Foundation selected Love Notes, gained access to the schools, their implementation approach, including funding, and how you can explore doing the same in your state. Objectives: Identify how Love Notes helps in the prevention of sexual abuse. Exam Erin’s Law to see how it has expanded the opportunities for Sexual Abuse Prevention education in the classroom. Hear…

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WEBINAR: Completely Updated! Love Notes and Relationship Smarts PLUS

For the past five years, programs across the United States have been teaching healthy relationship skills to thousands of young people through Relationship Smarts PLUS 3.0 and Love Notes 2.1. Now, The Dibble Institute is excited to announce that both of these evidence-based programs have been updatedwith brand new information crucial to supporting teens and young adults in today’s world! They respond to changing conversations and conditions spurred on by #metoo, #timesup, smart phones, and social media. Relationship Smarts Plus 4.0 and Love Notes 3.0 both feature brand-new, age-appropriate content on: Sexual consent Online pornography Sexting Sexual assault Drugs and alcohol – and their impact on relationships Cyberbullying Relationship Smarts PLUS 4.0 is ideal for younger teens, and Love Notes 3.0 is ideal for older teens and young adults who are at risk of seeing their personal goals derailed by troubled relationships, unplanned pregnancy, and single parenting. Presenter: Marline E. Pearson. M.A., Author, Love Notes and…

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SPECIAL WEBINAR: 2018 TPP Funding Opportunity – An Opportunity for Relationship Education

Looking for new ways to fund your relationship education work? Take a look at the new Teen Pregnancy Prevention funding opportunities with Aaron Larson, Dibble’s Director of Programs and former staff at the Department of Health and Human Services. He will go over the basics of applying for federal funding plus he will also take a look at the Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) and Sexual Risk Reduction (SRR) adaptations of Love Notes (found to be one of the most effective teen pregnancy prevention programs) and Relationship Smarts PLUS. Both programs are currently being successfully used for teen pregnancy prevention in federally funded Sexual Risk Avoidance Education grants. Presenter: Aaron Larson, Director of Programs, The Dibble Institute

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WEBINAR: Practical Methods for Implementing Love Notes with Risk-Immersed Youth

Learn from two experienced youth leaders who work with risk immersed youth and young fathers how they successfully implemented Love Notes in their settings. Clay Rojas from California works with young men and women in correctional settings while Avis Files from Ohio supports young fathers in realizing their hopes and dreams for their children and themselves. They will cover ways to 1) build rapport and connections with youth, 2) think outside the box to make concepts fun and interesting, 3) move from skepticism to optimism especially in terms of addressing dating and domestic violence. Presenters: Clay Rojas, Prison Families Aftercare Avis Files, Brothers United Fatherhood Program, Pathway Inc Resources: July 2017 Webinar PPT

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WEBINAR: 2016 Highlights in Youth Relationship Education: Trends, Tools, Research, and More!

Join The Dibble Institute’s staff as they share their high-points from last year in the field of youth relationship education. Topics include: Research that relationship education is a potent new tool for pregnancy prevention, Robust relationship education as part of the sexual violence prevention toolkit, New settings for relationship education including corrections, child welfare, and dating violence prevention, New evidence that porn threatens the capacity to build intimacy, and Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) through relationship education. Presenters: The Dibble Institute Staff Resources: Love Notes ACES Poster Love Notes Issue Brief Soft Skills That Foster Workforce Success Teens Technology and Romantic Relationships

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WEBINAR: Why “Love Notes” Works as a Relationship-Based Pregnancy Prevention Program

In this webinar, Dr. Anita Barbee, will discuss how the “Theories of Change” in the Love Notes Evidence Based Program Model are effective for adolescent life planning and healthy relationship initiation and maintenance. She will also cover how helping youth think about sex fits into their quest for connection In this webinar you will: Understand how Love Notes is similar to and different from other Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) interventions. Understand the reasons why Love Notes is an effective TPP and IPV prevention intervention and a brief view of research results. Learn the key content in Love Notes regarding life planning, relationship initiation and maintenance, and sexual health. Presenter: Anita Barbee, Ph.D., University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, Program Director of CHAMPS! Resources: Love Notes Evaluation OAH Study Synopsis of Love Notes

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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: Relationships Matter: Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence Skills for Success at Work and at Home

Successful interpersonal skills are key to getting and keeping a job as well as building a stable home life. Explore the rationale behind teaching social competence skills for workplace and family success. Learn about the Love Notes program, which is being successfully implemented with GAIN/GROW (TANF) students in LA County community colleges (LAC5). Discover how it can be easily embedded into your employability and life skills programs to increase client success. Presenter: Kay Reed, Executive Director of The Dibble Institute with A Panel of LAC5 CalWORKS Counselors Resources: Soft Skills Report

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WEBINAR: Dibble Goes Digital! Our Most Popular Teaching Tools are Online

This webinar will introduce our new online platform – Dibble Digital. Our most popular curricula, activity books, and lessons are now available digitally. The advantages are tremendous! Lesson plans can be quickly searched for specific content You’ll have unlimited access to materials you choose with your subscriptions Free, ongoing upgrades with refreshed content are also included – and more. Learn the many benefits to you and your students of accessing Dibble teaching tools online. Get a virtual tour of the new digital platform. See exactly what the digital products look like and find ways to best use them. Presenters: Kay Reed, Executive Director, The Dibble Institute and Aaron Larson, Dibble Digital Coordinator

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WEBINAR: Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Relationship Education for Juvenile Detention and Re-Entry Programming

Teen parenting, poor refusal skills, early sexual involvement, and family complexity characterize the experiences of many youthful offenders. When teens and young adults are incarcerated, they often return to society still lacking healthy relationship skills necessary for successful family reunification and job retention. Relationship Smarts Plus and Love Notes curricula are about the building of the developmental assets missing in this population. Attendees will hear how a youth detention program is tackling this issue and a re-entry program experienced successful outcomes by addressing relationship skills first and job skills second. Presenters: Marcia White, IMPACT Community Action, Columbus, OH; Re-Entry Program, Relationship Education/Workforce Readiness and Laura Waggle, Perry County Detention Center, OH; Relationship Education in Juvenile Corrections; sponsored thru Forever Dads and the Ohio Office of Jobs and Families Resources: August 2014 Webinar PPT

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WEBINAR: I’m In Love! Understanding and Handling Fabulous Love Chemicals

Many of us remember our first crush. Our feet barely touched the ground and we couldn’t get that special someone out of our minds. The feelings of romantic attraction are incredible! Thanks to modern science we now know that most of our “in love” sensations are due to various chemicals naturally coursing through our brains. Join Marlene Pearson, author of Love Notes and Relationship Smarts PLUS, to learn about the brain chemistry behind falling in love and how it affects us. She’ll also explore how to help youth understand what they are feeling, appreciate the positives of the early stages of attraction, and make good relationship and sexual decisions. Presenter: Marline Pearson, Author of Love Notes, v.2.0 and Relationships Smarts PLUS v.3.0. Resources: February 2014 Webinar PPT