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WEBINAR: Teen Relationships Matter: Research and Practice with Relationship Smarts PLUS in Georgia

September 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm Pacific Developmentally, one of the ways adolescents explore who they are is through romantic relationships. How adolescents approach these relationships is influenced by the relationships modeled around them. While some youth may have witnessed and learned about positive couple interactions from good models, many may have witnessed only poor models of couple relationships. Educational programs on healthy relationships can help youth develop skills to make smart relationship choices and avoid risky behaviors. Since 2008, the University of Georgia along with Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Extension agents, in partnership with schools and community agencies across 76 counties, have delivered Relationship Smarts PLUS to nearly 15,000 youth. Overall, participating youth have reported increases in knowledge, confidence that they can use the skills learned, likeliness to use these skills, and positive feelings about themselves. Join Dr. Ted Futris and Cindy Sheram as they share their…

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WEBINAR: What’s In a Name? Defining Dating Violence for Teens through Healthy Relationship Education

We all may know someone who has experienced dating or domestic violence (DV) or intimate personal violence (IPV). Naming the violence is the first step to dealing with it, breaking its pattern, and empowering teens for avoidance. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. How can we use healthy relationship education to address domestic violence or intimate personal violence? Join Katherine Hillgren as she: Shares her work using the Love Notes curriculum to address DV and IPV. Shares her work in alternative schools, at a runaway shelter, and with pregnant and parenting teens. Demonstrates how this education becomes a community project. Presenter: Katherine Hillgreen, MA, LPC,Empowering Families Coordinator, Ozarks Family Resource Center, Missouri Resources: October 2014 Webinar PPT

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WEBINAR: Why Teens Hook-Up: Relationship Skills to Today’s Teens

What’s “hooking up” and why do teens do it? With 1 out of 4 first-time sexual relationships between teens one-time affairs, it’s clear that young people are often pressured to “hook up” and are unaware of how to make healthy decisions about their love lives. Most teens really want affection and connection, but often think sex is the only way to obtain it. As adults working with youth, we are often dismayed when turbulent relationships and untimely parenthood derail youth from the path to a promising future. Join us as we explore the “Hook Up” generation and how integrating Relationship Education can help teens develop skills to make healthy connections. Guest Presenter: Janet Pozmantier, M.S., L.P.C, L.M.F.T., R.P.T., Outreach Educator for The Dibble Institute Resources: Click Here

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WEBINAR: Love is in the Air! Preparing Students for Safe Proms and Spring Breaks

We often teach young people how to protect their bodies, but we seldom help them protect their hearts.Young people can learn low-risk dating strategies that help them avoid the pitfalls of spontaneous romantic encounters. Learn the relationship skills that encourage self-regulation and maturity, strategies for exciting precarious situations, and approaches others are using to help young people be more cautious and protect their hearts. Guest presenter: Nancy Lenk, Outreach Educator, The Dibble Institute