MOAPPP Complete Calendar

September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13
Using Evaluation Strategies to Strengthen Programs

U of MN College of Education and Human Development Evaluation doesn’t have to be intimidating! Learn how to make evaluation work for you and your program. Examine how program outcomes and indicators can be developed to reflect family strengths and explore a process intended to help you decide if your program is ready for evaluation.

Time: 4:05-6:35 p.m.
Register by Aug. 31: 612-624-1221
More info: 612-624-1294 Shannon Rader, [email protected]

October 9, 2004
“Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen”

Why Do They Act That Way?,” is presented Dr. David Walsh, Ph.D, president and founder of the National Institute on Media and the Family, based in Minneapolis. Dr. Walsh will speak from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. This session is FREE and will be held at Westwood Community Church, 3121 Westwood Drive, Chanhassen (at the northwest corner of Highways 5 & 41, off Tanadoona Drive). To register, please call Ridgeview Medical Center’s registration line at 952-442-8084.

October 18, 2004
What Parents and Teens Want (and Need): Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

James Wagoner, Director, Advocates for Youth will speak at Kandiyohi County Health & Human Services, 2200 NE 23rd Street, Willmar, MN, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by MN AIDS Project, Willmar Area AIDS Task Force, MOAPPP and Sexuality Education for Life Coalition. For more information.

October 19
Truth or consequences: Replacing facts with ideology in fighting HIV, STDs and unplanned pregnancies

Featuring James Wagoner, Executive Director Advocates for Youth
Macalester College Student Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 7-8:30 p.m.

October 26 , 2004
Let’s Talk Month Forum for Parent Educators

Come to review research, resources and activities focused on engaging parents and caregivers as sexuality educators. Leave with new ideas and energy to support this important work. Chrysalis Training Center, 4432 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis. 8:30a.m. – NOON. Click here for the registration form(PDF) Contact Lisa Turnham for questions: or 651-644-1447 x18.

October 28, 2004
After-School Activities as Contexts of Development

Part Two of “Inquiry to Impact: Youth Development in Out-of-School Time” conference series. Sponsored by the University of Minnesota and held at the McNamara Alumni Center from 8:30 – NOON. Presentation by Dr. Joseph Mahoney, Yale University. Conference is free of charge. For more information.

November 4-6, 2004
Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth Conference

St. Paul, MN
Sponsored by the Search Institute.

November 7, 2004
AFFIRM 2004: What a Girl Wants … A Firm Foundation

1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Sabes JCC, St. Louis Park.
AFFIRM is for girls in Grades 6 – 8 and the significant adults in their lives. The program includes a theater performance, interactive workshops and age-appropriate discussion groups to help girls explore how to create, maintain and enjoy positive relationships in their lives. For registration information call NCJW: 952-922-7900.

November 7-11, 2004
Great Lakes Institute for Community Health Educators (GLICHE)

GLICHE will be held at Cragun’s Conference Center and Resort in Brainerd, MN. GLICHE is an experiential institute designed specifically for sexuality educators to work on and learn presentation and program planning skills. Cost will be $825 and includes room & board & tuition. GLICHE is sponsored by HCFT (Health Care Education & Training) which is a training organization that provides training to six states, including Minnesota. HCET can be accessed at and they offer a number of on-line training modules in addition to regional conferences & workshops. Carolyn Rehn is the Minnesota Training Consultant and can be reached at .

November 17-20, 2004, NOAPPP’s 25th Anniversary Conference

After 25 Years: Looking Back to Move Forward
New Orleans, Louisiana

The National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention (NOAPPP) is pleased to announce its annual conference, November 17 -20, 2004 (Pre-conference Institute November 17, Conference November 18-20) at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

NOAPPP has extended the deadline and is accepting proposals for workshop presentations until May 17th. Proposals are being accepted online. Please submit your proposal on NOAPPP’s website:

Conference objectives include describing successful strategies and interventions for involving parents in the decisions of their teens regarding reproductive health, reducing teen pregnancy, incorporating community values in addressing reproductive health issues, programs for increasing parenting skills of adolescents toward their own children, and strategies increasing male involvement in pregnancy prevention and parenting skills. Other objectives are to discuss various topics such as collaborative efforts with local, state and national decision makers to impact teen access to care and to discuss the latest research and evaluation methodology in adolescent reproductive health care.

Detailed information about submitting workshop proposals for the 2004 conference can be found at:

December 2-3, 2004
The Family Life Council’s Annual Wise Guys National Training

Greensboro, North Carolina. Representatives from agencies across the country will learn how to implement the Wise Guys program in their own communities. By empowering young men with the knowledge and communication skills needed to make healthy and responsible decisions, Wise Guys is a powerful, award-winning program for teen pregnancy and STD prevention from the adolescent male perspective.
For more information, contact Jean Goss, Administrative Assistant/Wise Guys, Family Life Council 336-333-6890 x232 or.