Youth Development

THE DIBBLE INSTITUTE

  • Berkeley, CA
  • www.DibbleInstitute.org

Mission Statement

The Dibble Institute equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge they need to develop healthy romantic relationships now and in the future.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Relationship Smarts PLUS
  3. Love Notes - Making Relationships Work for Young Adults and Young Parents
Service Areas

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International

The Dibble Institute serves young people throughout the United States, Canada, Russia, and England with relationship skills materials.

ruling year

2000

President

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Ms. Catherine Reed

Keywords

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dating, relationships, health, youth, teen, pregnancy prevention, sex, character, marriage, dating, conflict resolution, safe school, workforce development, rape prevention, family strengtheningl

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Also Known As

The Dibble Institute

EIN

68-0435573

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Dibble Institute will be effective in fulfilling our goals when more where more young people make healthy life choices and more children are nurtured and protected by their parents in a healthy marriage.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

? Develop curricula that are best practices, research based, age appropriate, easy to teach, and evaluated, ? Train teachers and other youth workers, ? Evaluate curricula, and ? Disseminate research regarding marriage to youth.

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Program 2

Relationship Smarts PLUS

Love U2®: Relationship Smarts PLUS, based on the 5-year federal evaluation study at Auburn University, is a research-based curriculum that uses hands-on activities to build skills and knowledge necessary for making wise relationship choices.

Love U2®: Relationship Smarts PLUS covers topics such as maturity, identifying values, peer pressure, attractions and infatuation, building blocks for positive relationships, assessing relationship health, a low-risk relationship strategy, principles of smart relationships, the nature of true intimacy, a realistic concept of love, and breaking up. Also includes date violence prevention and assertiveness skills, communication/conflict skills, identity and future orientation, and a unique approach to pregnancy prevention that educates about the needs of children.

An engaging student workbook provides teens with an opportunity to review, to reflect on, and to apply what they have learned to their own lives. Another feature is the “Parent/Guardian-Teen Connection” – activities which convey core content to parents or guardians and serve as catalysts for critical teen-parent conversations.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Gays/Lesbians

None

Budget

$0.00

Program 3

Love Notes - Making Relationships Work for Young Adults and Young Parents

Unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and troubled relationships are a serious threat to the wellbeing and futures of many young adults, as well as to their children.

Love Notes v2.0 was created for this vulnerable, high-risk audience. In 13 lessons they discover, often for the first time, how to make wise choices about partners, sex, relationships, pregnancy, and more.

Love Notes takes an innovative approach to these topics by integrating relationship skills with pregnancy prevention and practical strategies for motivating change:

A realistic context for learning that incorporates language, values and scenarios that is relevant to this audience.
An appeal to aspirations that helps youth to cultivate a personal vision for love, intimacy, and success.
New motivations for behavioral change, such as exploring, from a child’s perspective, the impact of unplanned pregnancy and unstable relationships.
Empowerment to achieve healthy relationships through both knowledge and practical skills.

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$0.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    1) Reach more youth in more diverse settings with evidence based relationship skills education.
    2) Create an environment conducive to teaching more youth healthy romantic relationship skills.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    At The Dibble Institute, we:

    Believe in the power of relationships.
    • We focus on teaching healthy romantic relationship skills and knowledge to young people.
    • We build strong relationships, networks, and collaborations with clients, partners, contractors, researchers, vendors, supporters, policy makers, and staff.

    Seek excellence.
    • We use research and evidence as the basis of our work.
    • We strive to be the best in all that we do.
    • We hold each other and ourselves to the highest standards.

    Exist to serve and to lead.
    • We focus on the needs of young people and those who serve and teach them.
    • We impact the lives of young people and our culture through our leadership in the field.
    • We make decisions in consideration of our mission and margin.

  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We accomplish our mission in the following ways:

    1. We provide leadership in the field as a clearinghouse to disseminate information, current research, and funding opportunities in the field of youth relationship education through our website, newsletters, webinars, trainings, publications, programs, social media, and presentations.
    2. We advocate for youth relationship skills programming with policy makers, decision influencers, and decision makers at the national, state, and local levels; we actively cultivate new fields to incorporate relationship education.
    3. We use research to develop, publish, and disseminate best practices, evidence based and informed, age appropriate, easy to teach, and evaluated relationship skills curricula and teaching tools in print and digital formats.
    4. We collaborate with organizations and individuals who share our vision; we develop partnerships between customers and others who can provide relationship skills programing.
    5. We directly train participants in partnership with child support departments, community colleges, and other organizations that do not have the capacity to deliver the materials themselves.
    6. We evaluate our relationship skills programs and assist others in doing so.
    7. We educate others in the needs for and benefits of youth relationship education through paid trainings, at professional conferences, in one-on-one meetings, and through our webinars.
    8. We promote youth relationship education champions as they model program implementation in their settings.
    9. We provide excellent customer service, staff who are up to date in the field, grant and fundraising assistance to our prospects and clients, and Technical Assistance on implementation to prospects and customers.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

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International

The Dibble Institute serves young people throughout the United States, Canada, Russia, and England with relationship skills materials.

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DIBBLE INSTITUTE FOR MARRIAGE EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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THE DIBBLE INSTITUTE

Leadership

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President

Ms. Catherine Reed

BIO

Kay Reed pioneered the field of youth romantic relationship education by co-founding The Dibble Institute in 1996.

Kay is a national advocate for youth relationship education. She has consulted with The Brookings Institute and Rand Corporation on best practices for youth relationship education delivery methods. Professionally, she has spent over 30 years in the fields of youth development and non-profit management with the March of Dimes, YMCA, and secondary education.

Educated in Psychology at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, she has published on the relationship between children's perceived locus of control and their academic performance.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Catherine M. Reed

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