Webinar Archives – 2015


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November 2015 Webinar

Knot Yet:

What Does the Rising Marriage Age
Mean for Men, Women, and Families

The age at which men and women marry is now at historic heights—27 for women, and 29 for men—and is still climbing. The age at which women have children is also increasing, but much more slowly, and often before marriage. While this sequencing has long been true for the economically disadvantaged, it is now true for the middle class as well. What are the benefits and costs of this crossover?

Presenter: Kelleen Kaye, Senior Director of Research,
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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November 2015 Webinar Size: 7.2 MB Downloads: 218
Knot Yet – Delayed Marriage Size: 4.7 MB Downloads: 209

 October 2015 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
A Panel of LAC5 CalWORKS Counselors

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October-2015 Webinar (pdf) Size: 221.6 KB Downloads: 252
October 2015 Webinar Slides (pdf) Size: 39.8 MB Downloads: 262
Soft Skills Report (pdf) Size: 1.9 MB Downloads: 239

September 2015 Webinar

Healthy Relationship Education
with Disconnected Youth

Healthy relationships are important in “all” young people’s lives!

Disconnected and vulnerable youth including Runaway Homeless Youth, Pregnant Teens, LGBT, and youth living in low-socioeconomic neighborhoods want to have healthy relationships. What’s the best way to help them achieve their dreams?

Join us to see how the healthy relationship education curriculum – Love Notes – is changing attitudes, behaviors and lives of these most vulnerable young people.

Guest speaker Vanessa Mejia will present a successful model of healthy relationship education with disconnected youth in schools, and community centers, as well as a shelter in Brooklyn, NY.

Presenter: Vanessa Mejia, MPH
Youth Services Program Coordinator
Diaspora Community Services, Brooklyn, NY

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September 2015 Webinar (pdf) Size: 3.3 MB Downloads: 254

August 2015 Webinar

An Introduction to The Dibble Institute:
Guiding Teens and Young Adults
to Successful Relationships

Did you know that a “dibble” is a garden tool used to plant seeds? No small coincidence that our founder, Charlie Dibble, recognized the need to help youth grow healthy relationship skills.

Join the staff of The Dibble Institute as we explore the “inside scoop” on effective tools to help youth develop the skills and knowledge needed for growing satisfying and healthy romantic, family, and work relationships.

At the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • Who is behind The Dibble name and what is our mission,
  • How The Dibble Institute achieves our mission, and
  • What services The Dibble Institute provides to help you meet your goals for teens and young adults.

Presenters: The Staff of The Dibble Institute

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Dibble Curricula Comparison Size: 16.5 KB Downloads: 238

July 2015 Webinar

Building Brighter Futures –
Relationship Education with Non-Custodial Parents

In today’s world young fathers must co-parent, complete their education, and navigate romantic relationships while supporting their child emotionally and financially.

Relationship skills training helps them make wiser choices that enable their goals for education, employment, parenting, and family.

Join LA County Child Support Services Department and The Dibble Institute as we discuss how our collaboration in the successful Building Brighter Futures project accomplishes these goals.

At the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • How love lives impact family formation and how that matters to children.
  • How non-custodial parents can be better parents when their relationships are healthier.
  • How to help non-custodial parents “Build Brighter Futures” through relationship education.

Presenters: Kay Reed, Executive Director, The Dibble Institute
Vera Ashley-Potter, Supervising Child Support Officer, Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department

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July 2015 Webinar Slides (pdf) Size: 9.5 MB Downloads: 252
Executive Summary – LA Child Support Project Size: 75.9 KB Downloads: 282
Child Support Logic Model Size: 1.1 MB Downloads: 272
Love Notes Sample Lesson Size: 3.2 MB Downloads: 235

June 2015 Webinar

Connecting the Dots:
Healthy Romantic Relationships in Adolescents’ Lives

Healthy romantic relationships during adolescence are important. They help shape behaviors during adolescence, plus they provide the basis for healthy relationships during adulthood.

This webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of the multiple dimensions of adolescent relationships and how these relationships influence other areas of teen and young adult lives. This webinar also identifies commonalities among healthy relationship education programs and other youth interventions, including teen pregnancy prevention, teen dating violence, social skills, and college and career readiness programs.

At the end of this webinar, participants will learn:

  • Why healthy adolescent romantic relationships matter
  • Healthy and unhealthy aspects of adolescent romantic relationships
  • Linkages between relationship education programs and other youth needs and interventions

Presenter: Mindy Scott, Ph.D., Deputy Program Area Director and Senior Research Scientist with Child Trends

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June 2015 Webinar Size: 3.1 MB Downloads: 294

May 2015 Webinar

Introduction to a
Trauma Informed Approach
in Relationship Education

Childhood trauma impacts growth and success in all areas of a young person’s life, including their capacity to form and maintain healthy relationships.

Learn what trauma informed care is and its importance in the development of healthy relationships in a pre-recorded presentation from Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D.

Learn how modest programmatic changes can enhance your organization’s effectiveness with young people who have experienced adversity in their childhoods.

Presenter: Carolyn Rich Curtis, PhD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of the Relationship Skills Center in Sacramento, CA

Trauma Head Start (ppt) Size: 6.3 MB Downloads: 356

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April 2015 Webinar

Relationship Education Outreach
in 4-H and Extension Programs

All states have Extension Programs filling educational gaps for their rural and urban citizens. Community organizations and teachers can take advantage of the relationship education programs offered by their Extension Agents.

Join three Extension Specialists who are creatively offering relationship education for youth using Dibble Programs in 4-H, Financial Literacy, and Family Development settings.

Ahlishia Shipley, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Craig Dart, Utah State 4-H Extension
Eric Murphy, West Virginia Family & Consumer Sciences Extension
Jennifer Hunter, Univ. of Kentucky Family & Consumer Sciences Ext.

April 2015 Webinar Size: 14.0 MB Downloads: 320

Webinar Resources April 2015 Size: 119.6 KB Downloads: 320

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March 2015 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.

Alyssa Goldman M.S., Concept Systems, Ithaca, NY
Jessica Gosa M.S.W., L.M.S.W., Concept Systems, Ithaca, NY

Webinar – March 2015 Powerpoint (pdf) Size: 1.5 MB Downloads: 376

Link to this study is: Teen Dating Relationships: Understanding and Comparing Youth and Adult Conceptualizations, Final Report

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February 2015 Webinar

Ten Ways for Teens to Improve Their Chances for a Great Romance

Young love lives can be exhilarating, confusing, or even scary.

Elsbeth Martindale, therapist and author of Things to Know Before You Say Go, will identify ten important ways to create a fantastic romance.

Helpful concepts include;

  • Getting to know what matters most to you.
  • Exercising your power to choose.
  • How pretending can make love messy.
  • Dating someone who doesn’t need a make over.
  • And many more!

Specific attention will be given to the skills for bringing these conversations into your work with teens.

10 Ways Improve Romance Size: 39.8 MB Downloads: 392

Truth Cycle Size: 28.7 KB Downloads: 366
Pretend Cycle Size: 19.9 KB Downloads: 343
Self Encouragement Handout Size: 92.2 KB Downloads: 377
Resource List Webinar: 2/14 Size: 67.3 KB Downloads: 368
21 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship Size: 39.9 KB Downloads: 398
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January 2015 Webinar

Models of Success:
Case Studies of Effective Healthy Marriage and
Responsible Fatherhood Grantees

Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grant applications are forecast to be released in January!

Learn from three successful current grantees about how they implement Healthy Relationship Education in their programs. Each uses a Dibble curriculum that meets the unique needs of their target audience. They will share models, stories of impact, and outcomes.

Presenters: Deborah Gunn, First Things First, Chattanooga, TN
John Lewis, FuturoNow, Southern CA
Erin Stone, Relationship Skills Center, Sacramento, CA

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January 2015 Webinar Slides Size: 22.7 MB Downloads: 348