Webinar Archive – 2019


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November 2019 Webinar

How to Build & Sustain the Communication Pipeline with Young Adults

Recruiting and appealing to young adults ages 18-24 can be challenging for a multitude of reasons. In this webinar, Vanessa Logan describes her unique “boots on the ground” approach for how to build trust with marginalized young adults and consequently is able to provide them with tools to develop self-sufficiency. Integrated into her approach is the essential building of healthy relationship skills with pregnant and parenting youth, empowering them to successfully parent or even co-parent when no longer together.

With a heart for people, Vanessa identifies critical needs of the underserved and builds bridges by partnering with organizations and community initiatives to uncover resources and move others toward economic mobility and self-sufficiency. Vanessa has a voice in the community for what makes a community thrive: it’s people.


Through the example of Vanessa Logan webinar attendees will learn to:

  1. Recruit young adults 18-24 years old into Healthy Relationship programming;
  2. Build trust with them in order to provide tools to help them build Healthy Relationships; and
  3. Navigate and empower 18-24 year olds through obstacles that often get them off track towards their life goals.

Presenter:Vanessa Logan,Founder of “N.E.S.S.A in Your Neighborhood”, Navigate, Explore, Serve, Sustain and Advocate; Spartanburg, South Carolina

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November 2019 Webinar Size: 38.6 MB Downloads: 14

October 2019 Webinar

One-on-One: A New Approach for Teaching Mind Matters
in Individual Settings

Young people who have experienced trauma and toxic stress, such as child abuse and neglect, often have difficulty regulating their emotional responses when facing challenges in school, life, and relationships. Thus, Dr. Carolyn Curtis developed Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience, a research-based curriculum effective in helping youth overcome adverse and traumatic childhood experiences.

In this webinar, Dr. Carolyn Curtis, will discuss her new addendum to the Mind Matters curriculum. In this guidance, the content of Mind Mattersis divided into 15- to 20-minute segments that can now be taught in one-on-one settings. With these adjustments, the Mind Matters curriculum can now be used for home visitors, mentors, and case workers, as well as anyone who works with young people in a one-on-one setting.

Join us in this informative and interactive webinar as we learn about the new, additional approach at implementing the Mind Matters program!

Presenter: Carolyn Rich Curtis, Ph.D., Developer of Mind Matters, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Founder of the Relationship Skills Center in Sacramento, CA.

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October 2019 Webinar Size: 13.1 MB Downloads: 29

September 2019 Webinar

“Meet Them Where They Are”
Building Protective Factors for the Future

Hear how three agencies that use different funding streams utilize relationship education to meet youth where they are in order to help them to prepare for healthy lives and futures. These organizations use Dibble’s programs to build protective factors so the youth can communicate effectively in jobs, set safe boundaries in relationships, make healthy decisions about their love lives.

These agencies serve young people in schools, transitional living homes, and community-based settings.


Attendees will:

  1. Understand the needs of vulnerable youth
  2. Demonstrate how relationship education meets vulnerable youth where they are
  3. Learn about best practices used in diverse settings

Presenters – Panel

Mina Koplin – Salt Lake County, SLC, UT (SLC) – TLP Funded
Emily Spruill – Advocates for Children/Flowering Branch, Cartersville, GA – ILP through VOCA funding
Reta Johnson – Family Center, Little Rock, AR – PREP Funded

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Sept 2019 Webinar Slides (pdf) Size: 10.6 MB Downloads: 34

August 2019 Webinar

Learning about Positive Youth Development:
A Free & Fun Course for Youth Work Professionals

What does positive youth development mean to us? We may think about competencies, opportunities, and supports young people need to thrive and make healthy decisions. We may think about youth voice and leadership.

In this webinar co-creator Jutta Dotterweich will provide a guided tour of a new, interactive online training course on positive youth development. This free resource consists of six, stand-alone segments, which were developed with a wide range of audiences in mind (e.g., volunteers, parents, frontline youth workers).

Join us to learn about this free, engaging, and informative online resource!


Specifically, webinar attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify at least three key principles of positive youth development
  2. Describe meaningful roles for young people
  3. Locate web resources that they can apply in their youth programming

Presenter: Jutta Dotterweich, M.A. Director of Training, ACT for Youth Center of Excellence.

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Positive Youth Development Webinar Slides Size: 11.8 MB Downloads: 34

July 2019 Webinar

“Chambers of Heart”
Building and Maintaining Trust and Relationships

Join Judge JH Corpening to learn how to build positive relationships and trust with young people through his “Chambers of Heart” approach. This mindset builds the foundations of a positive and safe environment, which is conducive to growth and change.

In this webinar, you will explore the five “Chambers of Heart”– honesty respect. Interest, commitment, and passion – that he uses in his work with youth. Discover ways to create and maintain relationships and trust with young people by leading with your heart.


Attendees will learn:

  1. The importance of creating positive relationships and trust with the young people they work with
  2. Ways to implement the five “Chambers of Heart”
  3. How “Chambers of Heart” build positive relationships between adults and young people.

Presenter: The Honorable J.H. Corpening, Chief District Court Judge for the 5thJudicial District, serving New Hanover and Pender counties of North Caro

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Building and Maintaining Trust and Relationships (pdf) Size: 9.3 MB Downloads: 44

J. H. Corpening Bio (pdf) Size: 66.0 KB Downloads: 29

June 2019 Webinar

What Do You Mean?
Unblurring the Lines between
Consent, Assault, & So Much More

Many young people are under-educated in consent, thus limiting their understanding of what it is and what it is not. Research finds persistent confusion about what constitutes both lack of consent and sexual assault. As youth-serving professionals, we can help bridge that gap to help young people better understand these two relevant and extremely important topics. In other words, let’s work to help “unblur” what for some can be a blurry understanding of consent and sexual assault.

In this interactive webinar, participants will respond to scenarios as well as discuss and explore tips and strategies for communicating “yes”, checking-in, and exploring sexual boundaries between partners.


Specifically, webinar attendees will be able to:

  1. Define what consent is and what it is not.
  2. Identify 3-4 components of what is effectively communicated consent and boundaries
  3. Explain the importance of educating youth on the right to refuse sexual contact and what refusal can look like.

Presenter:Kysha Parker, MPH, CHES. Community-Based Initiative Program Manager at Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential.

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PP References for Webinar Size: 253.5 KB Downloads: 41

FINAL KR.1 – July 2019 evite RSL Size: 132.2 KB Downloads: 40

Final June 2019 Webinar (pdf) Size: 11.9 MB Downloads: 51

May 2019 Webinar

Friends and Crushes–The Effects of Friends on Romantic Relationships

Peer relationships, particularly friendships, area critical context for development during adolescence. In the relationships, adolescents learn important relationshipskills (e.g.,conflict management, empathy) that can impact their later romantic relationships.

In this webinar, we will explore how adolescents build relationship skills through friendships and discuss the implications friendships have for later romantic relationships.


Specifically, webinar attendees will learn:

  1. The core features of and relationship skills learned in friendships.
  2. How relationship skills learned in friendships affect later romantic relationships.
  3. How relationship education can improve friendship quality and the quality of romantic relationships.

Presenter: Kathleen Hlavaty, Ph.D.Project Manager and Research Associate with Military Families Learning Network, Auburn University.

Who should view: Family life educators; health educators; high school guidance counselors; Family and Consumer Sciences students and educators; and anyone with an interest in adolescence and relationship education.

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Friends and Crushes Slides (pdf) Size: 10.7 MB Downloads: 55

References on Dibble Letterhead (pdf) Size: 230.3 KB Downloads: 39

April 2019 Webinar

Tips for Teaching Relationship Education in High Schools: Lessons from the Field

More than Conquerors, Inc. (MTCI) is nonprofit social service provider in Conyers, Georgia, with a long history of delivering relationship education to high school students. With funding from the Office of Family Assistance at the Administration for Children and Families, MTCI is currently partnering with staff from Mathematica Policy Research and Public Strategies to deliver and evaluate the Relationship Smarts PLUScurriculum in two Atlanta-area high schools.

In this webinar, Phillippia and Brian will discuss emerging lessons from the evaluation and MTCI’s long history of serving youth. The lessons include MTCI’s process for hiring, training, and supporting facilitators to achieve optimal student engagement and impact. They will also include general tips for selecting a curriculum, engaging youth, and making the content relevant for students.


Specifically, webinar attendees will learn:

  1. The steps and characteristics prioritized when hiring facilitators.
  2. How to select the right curriculum for your population.
  3. How to engage youth in relationship education.

Presenters: Phillippia Faust, Director of Programs, More Than Conquerors, Inc., Conyers, GA

Brian Goesling, Ph.D., Senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research.

Who should attend:Healthy marriage/relationship grantees, staff, and evaluators; teen pregnancy and dating violence prevention practitioners; health educators; high school guidance counselors; Family and Consumer Sciences students and educators; and anyone with an interest in youth and relationship education.

Duration: 60 minutes

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April 2019 Webinar Slides (pdf) Size: 3.2 MB Downloads: 55

Five Tips for Teaching (pdf) Size: 348.6 KB Downloads: 48

March 2019 Webinar

Rural Vs. Urban Youth: Are They Really That Different?

When educating youth, one must be aware of their uniqueness as it relates to a variety of demographics, including the community where they are living. If youth cannot take the information you are providing and use it in their daily lives and in their community, then all of the education is for nothing.

The evidence-based Love Notes Sexual Risk Avoidance Education(SRAE) curriculum is being used successfully in two SRAE programs that serve high-risk youth in very different communities – one in rural West Virginia and the other in New York City. In this webinar, we will discuss how, while these youth may seem like they are worlds apart, we have found that their response to this curriculum and relationship experiences are not all that different.

Presenters: Torri Childs, MA, Field Research Associate who has worked with AMTC and Associates since 2008.

Crystal Agnew, Deputy Director of Trinity Church, Peacmeakers Family Center

Melissa Ballard, Program Director for the Mission West Virginia SRAE Program

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Rural vs. Urban-Are they really that different? (pdf) Size: 13.1 MB Downloads: 55

February 2019 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.


  1. Identify at least 2 key reasons why relationship education is key to helping students succeed.
  2. Describe current trends that could be reversed by teaching relationship education.
  3. 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.

Who should attend: Healthy marriage and healthy relationship organization grantees, staff, evaluators, policy makers; teen pregnancy and dating violence prevention practitioners, Extension professionals, health educators, family stabilization staff, anyone with interest in youth and relationship education.

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February Webinar (pdf) Size: 4.9 MB Downloads: 72

January 2019 Webinar

What Do We Really Know About
“The Cycle of Violence”?

Research & Practical Implications

It is commonly said that youth who are exposed to interparental domestic violence are at an increased risk of experiencing dating violence in their romantic relationships. This phenomenon is often referred to as “the cycle of violence” or intergenerational transmission of violence. There is ample evidence supporting “the cycle of violence” hypothesis, yet, most youth exposed to interparental domestic violence do not go on to experience violence in their romantic relationships. How can we explain these seemingly opposing findings?

Specifically, webinar attendees will learn:

  1. What factors can increase or decrease adolescents’ risk of dating violence.
  2. How individuals can help prevent or break the cycle of violence.
  3. How to help promote posttraumatic growth and resilience in adolescents’ romantic relationships.

Presenter:Megan Haselschwerdt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Child and Family Studies, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Haselschwerdt Cycle of violence (pdf) Size: 5.6 MB Downloads: 106