The Dibble Institute promotes relationship training for youth—especially in the context of dating and romantic connections.
Our goal is to empower young people with knowledge and evidence-based skills to successfully navigate their intimate relationships that will build a foundation for healthy romantic relationships now and lasting, positive family environments in the future.
We do this by:
- Developing research-based teaching materials for schools and other youth settings;
- Educating opinion leaders and policy makers on the need for and value of relationship education;
- Serving as a clearinghouse for the field via our newsletter and website;
- Training teachers and youth instructors; and
- Consulting on content implementation and grant proposals.
Our programs have been recognized and promoted at the national, state, and local county levels for their impact on key target areas for adolescent and young adult-focused populations.
Me & My Emotions lets young people aged 13 and up learn and practice skills to build resilience on their own through Mind Matters' new mobile-friendly website.
Developed in response to the pandemic-related toxic stress youth have endured during the pandemic, Me & My Emotions is designed to support teens' social-emotional learning (SEL) and development. With engaging graphics and bite-sized lessons, Me & My Emotions invites teens to slow down, check-in with themselves, and develop practices that align with these skill sets:
- Self-Soothing and Mindfulness Practices
- Managing Stress Effectively
- Developing Empathy
- Developing a life of Intention
- Building and Using a Support System
Click here to get started.