MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

MOAPPP Adolescent Parent eNews

December 2008


MOAPPP Needs Your Feedback—Adolescent Parent Provider Survey

If you work with adolescent parents and their children, please complete this brief survey about MOAPPP’s programs and resources. Your feedback helps us evaluate our work and set priorities for the coming year.


2008 Harris Forum Lecture “Attachment, Culture, Trauma: Intervention with Ethnically Diverse Families”—Now Available Online

The University of Minnesota Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) 2008 Harris Forum lecture with guest scholar Chandra Ghosh Ippen, is now available for viewing online.

This presentation examines how attachment, culture and trauma serve as contextual forces that shape development, and offers a model that can be used to understand diversity related conflicts that arise within systems and clinical practice. Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D. is Clinical Research Coordinator of the Child Trauma Research Project at UCSF and the Early Trauma Treatment Network.

Upcoming Trainings

January 12–13, 2009
Minnesota Fatherhood Summit
St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud

Join MFFN for their 6th annual winter conference for professionals working in fatherhood programs, early childhood settings, public health, government agencies and related family/social service organizations. For more information, visit or call 651-222-7432.

March 10, 2009
Meeting the Unique Needs of Adolescent Parents
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Temple Israel, Minneapolis, MN
$30 MOAPPP Member/$65 Non-member

Three common goals of adolescent parent programs are to facilitate long-term self-sufficiency, build parenting capacity, and ensure the healthy growth and development of the children born to young parents. This workshop, for professionals new to adolescent parent work, examines national and state data related to adolescent parents; the strengths and opportunities, as well as the challenges young parents bring to their new role; current research on best practices for working with adolescent parents; and the role every provider can play in enhancing the lives of these young families. More information about this training will be availiable on our website, next year.

MOAPPP’s Annual Conference offers two days of dynamic speakers, challenging workshops and countless opportunities for networking and conversation. Detailed program information and registration will be available February 2009.

For more resources and information about adolescent parents, go to the Adolescent Parent Program page on the MOAPPP website.