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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.

Study Links Childhood Trauma to Adult Depression, Physical Ailments

Study Links Childhood Trauma

to Adult Depression, Physical Ailments

Childhood traumas like divorce, abuse, and neglect can significantly increase the risk of dementia or Alzheimer's, chronic pulmonary disease, stroke and asthma, according to a study of California adults released on Wednesday... MORE >>

Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults

Investing

in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults

Young adulthood – ages 18 to 26 – is a critical time in life. What happens during these years has profound and long-lasting implications for young adults’ future employment and career paths ... MORE >>

January Inventory Reduction Sale

Sale!

January Inventory Reduction

As we clean our cupboards, get great deals on DVDs, books, brochures, and activity guides for tweens, teens, and young adults. Perfect for supplementing Dibble curricula ... MORE>>

2nd Wednesday Webinar

Models of Success:

Case Studies of Effective Healthy Marriage

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. Click here for more info.