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.

Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families

Curriculum Resource Guide

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, housed within the Administration for Children and Families, is pleased to announce the release of a new website: Strengthening Families Curriculum Resource Guide... MORE >>

Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage

Generation Unbound

Drifting into Sex and Parenthood

without Marriage. Isabel V. Sawhill offers recommendations for preventing unintended pregnancy among young adults, and thereby ensuring that more children are born into families with the means and motivation to care for them ... MORE >>

Record Share of Americans Have Never Married

Record Share

of Americans Have Never Married

In 2012, one-in-five adults ages 25 and older (about 42 million people) had never been married.
In 1960, only about one-in-ten adults (9%) in that age range had never been married... MORE >>

2nd Wednesday Webinar

November 12th!

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! HERE>>

 
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