Second Wednesday Webinars
The Dibble Institute® offers a monthly FREE webinar on various topics related to healthy relationships for teens and young adults.
October 11, 2023
Three Years Later:
The Impact of Relationship Smarts Plus on Youth in Georgia
What happens when you teach teens to navigate their romantic relationships? Is there a difference between boys and girls? Does dose or content matter?
Join Drs. Alamillo and Doran of Mathematica as they share the insights of a randomized study of Georgia students who participated in two versions of the Relationship Smarts PLUS program. They will discuss the impact on students’ relationship skills, attitudes, knowledge, experiences, and the quality of their relationships one and three years later.
As part of the sustained effort by the Administration for Children and Families to expand available evidence on healthy marriage and relationship education programs, Mathematic and its partner, Public Strategies, conducted the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services evaluation to help identify strategies for improving the delivery and effectiveness of HMRE programs.
(MTCI), near Atlanta, Georgia. MTCI received a federal grant in 2015 to deliver Relationship Smarts PLUS Version 3.0 to youth in high schools. The impact study compared students who were offered two different versions of the curriculum—the full 12-lesson version and a shortened 8-lesson version—against a control group of students who were not offered any programming.
Dr. Savasuk-Luxton will also share details about the content taught during the Relationship Smarts PLUS program.
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
- Differentiate between the content of the full 12-lesson version and the shortened 8-lesson version of Relationship Smarts PLUS.
- Analyze the impacts of offering Relationship Smarts PLUS to high school students.
- Understand how HMRE programs can increase their chances of having a lasting impact on students’ relationship outcomes.
Presenters: Dr. Julia Alamillo and Dr. Elizabeth Doran of Mathematica, with Dr. Rachel Savasuk-Luxton, The Dibble Institute
Who should attend: Healthy relationships program managers and staff, pregnancy prevention grantees, dating violence programs, FCS teachers, health teachers, and policy makers.
When: October 11, 2023 @ 1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET
Duration: 60 minutes
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- SPECIAL WEBINAR: Completely Updated! Love Notes 4.0 and Relationship Smarts PLUS 5.0
- February: Implementing Love Notes with Peer Facilitators to Increase Youth Voice and Engagement
- March: Premarital Cohabitation: Timing, Engagement, and Marital Outcomes
- April: The Power of the Success Sequence for Young Adults
- May: Building a Strong Foundation for Continuous Quality Improvement
- June: Teen Parenthood Matters: Lets Talk About Prevention
- August: Strengthening Facilitation Skills: A Training Curriculum for Programs Working with Youth
- September: Experiences Of Peer Educators Teaching Relationship Education to College Students
- October: Three Years Later: The Impact of Relationship Smarts Plus on Youth in Georgia
- November: How Do Gender-Based Groups Impact Program Outcomes?
- October: Understanding the Effects of Healthy Relationship Programs for Youth
- September: Programming for Pregnant and Parenting Teens in Delaware
- August: Stretching Grant Dollars and Expanding Reach: “Teachers as Facilitators” of Healthy Relationship Programming
- July: Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience: Theories and Practices that Work!
- June: The Success Sequence: New Research Findings
- SPECIAL WEBINAR: Start Your Engines! Getting Ready for Grants in 2023
- May: Relationship Churning: Recognizing and Understanding On-Again/Off-Again Relationships
- April: Adolescents, Attachment & ACEs Science
- March: Strengthening Social-Emotional Wellbeing for Youth in Care
- February: Adolescent and Young Adults’ Relationship Expectations and Experiences
- January: Sliding vs. Deciding: Commitment, Ambiguity, and Relationship Formation
- December: Introducing Me & My Emotions: Supporting Teens’ Mental Wellness
- October: The Impact of Mind Matters: Preliminary Evidence of Effectiveness in a Community-Based Sample
- September: Piloting Mind Matters with Hispanic Youth during COVID-19
- August: Targeting Teens in Arkansas: Building Better Relationships
- Special Webinar: Accessing ESSER Funds to Address SEL and Mental Health Supports
- July: Using Mindfulness Skills to Reduce Risk Factors in Sexual Health
- June: Youth Relationship Education Research & Practice Priorities. Highlights from the Marriage Strengthening Research and Dissemination Center
- May: Co-Regulation Strategies: Practical Tools for Program Staff to Foster Youth Self-Regulation
- April: Using a Strategic Learning Agenda to Drive Action and Program Success
- March: Scenario Tools to Thrive in a Post-Pandemic Future
- February: Preventing Dating Violence By Helping Students Choose Healthy Relationships and Build Social/Emotional Skills
- January: Does Marriage Still Matter? A Current Perspective