The Dibble Institute is pleased to announce that Relationship Smarts PLUS has won the prestigious 2014 Revere Award for Distinguished Achievement in the supplementary life skills and character education.

Relationship Smarts PLUS was created to help teens learn, often for the first time, how to make wise choices about relationships, dating, partners, sex, and more.

2013 Annual Report

The Dibble Institute’s materials are currently used in over 42 states. We estimate that they touch over 110,000 young people a year. As the reputation of our products and their outcomes grow, so does the demand for our materials.
Our relationship skills programs lead to better results in pregnancy prevention, violence reduction, parenting, re-entry, workforce development, and college entry programs. See the report here.

Survey Says Marriage and a Baby Carriage

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has some new data on teens' aspirations for marriage and childbearing. Check out their latest Survey Says and great infographics here.

Most teens still aspire to get married and most plan on having a child. IN THAT ORDER. However, teens seem more confident that they will get married than that they will become parents.

Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson spent seven years in Philadelphia and Camden, asking low-income, unwed fathers to share their stories. In their new book, Doing the Best I Can, they suggest that the stereotype of the deadbeat dad misses something important:

Of the many challenges poor urban dads face, a lack of caring usually isn’t one of them.

Literacy Month


is Literacy Month

We highly recommend utilizing THE ART OF LOVING WELL, a nationally acclaimed, literature based relationship skills curriculum from Boston University, to encourage reading and teach healthy relationship skills at the same time ... MORE >>

We’re in Virgin Territory

We’re in Virgin Territory

Many young adults believe that sex—and losing one’s virginity—is secondary to having a healthy relationship, according to a new survey from The National Campaign and MTV’s It’s Your (Sex) Life ... MORE >>

Dating With Aspergers

Dating With Asperger's:

Don't Call 100 Times A Week

Jesse Saperstein knows that all too well. In his new book, the 32-year-old tells his fellows on the spectrum that they need to be up front with potential dates that they have Asperger's... MORE >>

2nd Wednesday Webinar

September 10th!

Teens, Technology and Social Media:

Impacts on Healthy Relationship Development. Join Jennifer Myers and Aaron Larson as they share how social media impacts the relationships and interactions of teens and young adults... HERE>>

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