Welcome to Dianova!

Dianova USA is a non-profit provider of fun and innovative social-emotional programs that encourage personal growth and achievement. All programs fulfill the mandates of the NYS Dignity for all Students Act by focusing on the importance of building support systems and positive social-emotional core values, often called “Developmental Assets”.

Our programs are primarily designed for youth and young adults, but can be tailored to benefit any age group.

OUR MISSION:  Developing initiatives and programs that promote personal self-reliance and social progress.


The Dignity for All Students Act

Let Dianova give you a hand with your school’s Dignity Act instruction mandates. Our programs fulfill the mandates under the Dignity Act while focusing on building positive core values, or “developmental assets”.

The Dignity Act promotes creating a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, school bus or at a school function. Dianova’s programs are primarily designed for youth and young adults, but can be tailored to benefit any age group.

The Evidence is Strong —
Building Core Values has Multiple Benefits!

According to a 2004 study by the Social Development Research Group, after participating in programs that focus on building core values, more than 90% of students showed a decrease in:

  • Bullying and Aggressive behavior
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Risky Sexual Behavior

According to a 2007 study by the Social Development Research Group, the more positive values a youth cultivates, the higher their GPA. Results show the same youth continuing this trend 3 or more years later.

Our programs support the requirements of the NYS Dignity for all Students Act. Contact us at info@dianova.us or 845-467-8034.

News & Events

Overcoming The Pain of Abuse & Violence
Against Women & Girls

On March 8, 2013, Dianova USA Executive Director Sandra Nencetti and Francisca Albuquenque Goerit of Dianova Chile presented at the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on the topic of “Overcoming the Pain of Abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls”

The panel presentations were very powerful and moving examples, not of the pain and violence (as our moderator Elena Goti of Dianova International put it), but of the hope and success of overcoming these challenges with women across the globe.

Panelists included Ms Goerit, Ms Nencetti, the Rev. Amee Paparella from General Board of Church and Society, Junko Miyamoto from United Methodist Women, and Lois Boyle from the Freedom From Fistula Foundation.









The Dianova Network

Dianova USA is a member of Dianova International, a group of not for profit NGO’s whose network spans 11 countries.

The Dianova Network has addressed profound social issues around the world in the fields of education, youth, addiction prevention and treatment; all designed to further our goal of positively impacting social and community development. For over 30 years our network has been dedicated to supporting and enriching communities in Europe and the Americas. Dianova International  has been awarded consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and is a member of the World Federation of Therapeutic Communities.