MOAPPP January 2007 E-Monthly

ROLL WITH US! Saturday, March 3, 2007

MOAPPP is partnering with the Minnesota RollerGirls for an event to benefit MOAPPP at the legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium in downtown St. Paul. Support MOAPPP and witness the hottest and fastest growing female Xtreme sport hitting the country. Expect skilled skating action, front row crowd collisions and an electric atmosphere! Don’t be left out in the cold, join us for some hot roller derby action.

Are you a member of the Sex Ed for Life Coalition?

The Sexuality Education for Life coalition is made up of almost 500 educational, religious, health, social service, and advocacy organizations, as well as concerned individuals, and promotes lifelong healthy sexuality by advocating for policies on comprehensive sexuality education and access to confidential health care services. The coalition is co-convened by MOAPPP and the Minnesota AIDS Project.

Are you a member of Sex Ed for Life? If not, now is the time to lend your voice to this advocacy coalition. Whether you have been a member of the coalition for years or are a “new” advocate, you will enjoy this year’s energizing member events. For more information on the coalition and to join now, visit

MOAPPP is updating the Adolescent Parent Network Resource Directory

MOAPPP’s web-based Resource Directory lists programs and services throughout Minnesota that work with pregnant and parenting adolescents. You can search for programs in four ways: by county, school district, service provided and program name. To view the directory, go to If you provide services for adolescent parents and would like your program to be included in the directory, know of other programs that we should invite, or have updates for program information currently listed, please contact Marilyn Colby Rivkin at [email protected] or 651-644-1447 x15.

MOAPPP January 2007 E-MonthlyMOAPPP is partnering with in a special program that gives MOAPPP a percentage of the sales from Amazon purchases that originate on our website. Link to Amazon by clicking on the link above and all the purchases you make during that online session will benefit MOAPPP.


Other Announcements

Reproductive Health 2007 Conference

Sponsored by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Society for the Advancement of Reproductive Care (SARC) and Society of Family Planning (SFP), this conference on reproductive health will be held September 26-29, 2007 in Minneapolis, MN. Abstract submissions are now being accepted for Reproductive Health 2007. Deadline for abstracts is March 21, 2007, 5:00pm EST. For more information, visit


In the News

Sharp Declines in Teens’ Education about Birth Control

This report highlights data showing that young people are increasingly unlikely to receive education about birth control in schools, and many who do get this information get it after they have already become sexually active. To view the report, please visit

Presentation Tool: Teenagers, Contraceptive Use and Parental Involvement

This resource from the Guttmacher Institute shares the latest information about parental involvement in teens’ contraceptive use. It includes information about sexual activity and contraceptive use among American youth, public policy relating to teens’ access to confidential contraceptive services, what teens would do if they were required to involve their parents, teens’ assessment of their connectedness to and communication with their parents, and what family planning clinics are doing to promote parental involvement.

New Resource: Parent Involvement

The National Campaign released “Terms of Engagement“, a publication outlining strategies for professionals to involve parents in teen pregnancy prevention programs. The report identifies four common challenges for programs – reaching parents in the first place; motivating parents to participate and keeping them involved; knowing what to say to parents and how to say it; and paying for programs. This report is available for download and purchase at the Parent Portal of the National Campaign’s website.

New Resource: Integrating Adolescent HIV, STI and Pregnancy Prevention

This brochure focuses on the advantages of integrating HIV, STI and pregnancy prevention education and services, tips for integrating a program or services and HIV/pregnancy prevention resources. To read the brochure online, please visit

New Research Briefs: Teen Contraceptive Use and The Public Costs of Teen Childbearing

Two new research briefs are available from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy:

  • Science Says #29: Teen Contraceptive Use (PDF)
  • Science Says #30: The Public Costs of Teen Childbearing (PDF)

Acculturation and Reproductive Health among Latino Youth

The U.S. teen birthrate has declined 67% in the last decade, however the birthrate among Latina teenagers has declined only 21% and remains the highest among all ethnicities. This article presents a systematic review of the existing research on how acculturation influences the sexual and reproductive health of Latina teenagers. For more information, visit

Trends in Premarital Sex in the United States, 1954-2003

A recent article in Public Health Reports examines premarital sexual activity by various ages. Data indicate that by age 20, 77% of respondents had had sex, 75% had had premarital sex, and 12% had married. These findings argue for education and interventions that provide the skills and information people need to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy and STDs once they become sexually active, regardless of marital status. Trends in Premarital Sex in the United States, 1954-2003 (PDF) is available online.

Web Conference: Telltale Signs of Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescents

This archived Web conference is designed for physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals who provide services to adolescents to identify and assist adolescent victims of intimate partner violence. For more information, visit

Republicans and Democrats Call for Removal of Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs

House Republicans and Democrats have called for the removal of Dr. Eric Keroack from his new position as deputy assistant secretary of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs because of concerns about his ability to advise Secretary Mike Leavitt on reproductive health and adolescent pregnancy issues. In recent years Dr. Keroack served as the medical director for A Woman’s Concern, a crisis pregnancy center known to oppose contraception and support sexual abstinence until marriage. In his new position, he will administer $283 million in annual family planning grants. For more information, visit

The Ethics and Politics of Compulsory HPV Vaccination

In 2006, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that Merck’s human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil, be given routinely to girls at 11 or 12 years of age. The committee took no position on whether vaccination should be required by law. Such policy decisions are made by individual states. A recent perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine examines whether the expanded protection against the disease achieved through mandated HPV vaccination justifies the infringement on parental autonomy. For more information, visit

New Hampshire to be First State to Offer HPV Vaccine to Adolescent Girls at No Cost

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced plans to become the first state to offer the human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil at no cost to girls ages 11 to 18 as part of a state program offering immunizations to minors. For more information, visit

Barr Laboratories’ Plan B Available for Nonprescription Sales at Pharmacies Nationwide

Barr Laboratories emergency contraceptive Plan B is now available for nonprescription sales at pharmacies across the country — a month after the company began distributing the pill — but some independently owned pharmacies are not stocking it because of pharmacists’ moral objections or perceived lack of demand. For more information, visit

Fear of Inability to Conceive in Pregnant Adolescents

In a recent publication of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, 300 pregnant adolescents presenting for their first prenatal visit participated in a study that addressed attitudes about pregnancy. A large proportion of pregnant adolescents in this study expressed fear that they would not be able to conceive. Understanding the basis of the fear is critical to appreciating its association with current and future adolescent pregnancy and contraceptive use. For more information, visit


January 24, 2007
SEFL Member Meeting – Advocacy Training Workshop

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Open Book
1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

This year’s member meeting will be an advocacy skills building event. Learn how to use your adolescent health experience and expertise to create powerful and effective communications with legislators. To RSVP to this free event, please contact Lorie at MOAPPP at 651-644-1447 x12 or [email protected] by January 15, 2007.

February 5, March 29, April 25, 2007
Lessons from the Field: Attachment Series

Coffman Union University of MN, Minneapolis and 25 host sites in Greater MN

As part of its Lessons from the Field Series, the Center of Excellence in Children’s Mental Health at the University of Minnesota is sponsoring a series of workshops focused on attachment theory and interventions.

Specific workshop topics include:

  • Disturbances of Attachment in Early Childhood
  • Inter-relationship between Attachment and Other Mental Health Concerns
  • The Intervention/Treatment Models

Fee: $15.00 per session. Visit for more information and for a current listing of video host sites around the state.

February 7, 2007
SEFL Capitol Lab

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
State Capitol, St. Paul, MN

Conducted by Jeannie Fox of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, the lab will familiarize SEFL members with the capitol and legislative process. For more information, contact Lorie at MOAPPP at 651-644-1447 x12 or [email protected].

March 2, 2007
SEFL Youth Advisory Group Meeting

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
State Capitol, St. Paul, MN

Help plan the 2007 SEFL Youth Lobby Day at the Capitol!

Youth who have previously attended a lobby day and newly interested youth are invited to have input into planning this year’s event. Youth and young adults interested in participating in this year’s Youth Advisory Group meeting should contact Lorie at MOAPPP at 651.644.1447 x12 or [email protected].

March 3, 2007
ROLL WITH US! – A MOAPPP Benefit Event

Pre-Party 6:00 p.m., Bout 7:30 p.m.
Roy Wilkins Auditorium
175 West Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN

MOAPPP is partnering with the Minnesota RollerGirls for an event to benefit MOAPPP at the legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium in downtown St. Paul. Support MOAPPP and witness the hottest and fastest growing female Xtreme sport hitting the country. Expect skilled skating action, front row crowd collisions and an electric atmosphere! Don’t be left out in the cold, join us for some hot roller derby action.

For more information and ticket prices please see the event flyer (PDF) and ticket order form (PDF). If you have any additional questions or need help contact Lisa at 651-644-1447×16 or [email protected].

March 28, 2007
SEFL Youth Lobby Day at the Capitol

Time To be determined
State Capitol, St. Paul, MN

Youth and their parents will learn about the legislative process and issues surrounding comprehensive sexuality education and minors’ consent. Please join us for this opportunity to learn about SEFL issues, hear from advocates and legislators, and if schedules permit to meet with the legislators from your district. For more information, contact Kate at MAP at [email protected].

May 3-4, 2007
MOAPPPs 16th Annual Conference:
Broadening Our Perspective: Refining Our Approach

Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN

The MOAPPP Conference is the annual gathering of Minnesota professionals committed to teen pregnancy prevention and support for pregnant and parenting teens. Join more than 400 colleagues for two days of dynamic speakers, challenging workshops and countless opportunities for networking and conversation. For more information on MOAPPP’s next conference, visit our conference page or contact [email protected].


Other Events

January 12, 2007
Developing Healthier, Happier, and More Productive Students Through Social Emotional Learning

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ridgedale Library, Minnetonka, MN

Presenter Geri Graham is a prevention specialist with the Safe and Healthy Learners Unit of the Minnesota Department of Education. For more information contact Jeannette Raymond at [email protected] or visit (PDF).

Multiple Dates January 2007
Building Blocks of Early Literacy

January 18, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – The Home Impact
January 19, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Connecting Classrooms to Home

MN Literacy Council
756 Transfer Road, St. Paul, MN

The Minnesota Literacy Council (MLC) and Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) are offering a training series on early literacy, including the ones listed above. Cost is $25 per session. For a description of each session, more information about the training series and how to register, go to

January 21, 2007
Welcome to My Life – 12th Annual AFFIRM Event

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Main Street, Hopkins, MN

AFFIRM (Adolescent Females Finding Identity, Respect, and Merit) is an event for 6th – 8th grade girls and the significant females in their lives. The afternoon includes a theater performance and interactive workshops for teens and adults. AFFIRM is sponsored by the Minneapolis section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). Registration is $5.00. Participants can pre-register or pay at the door. For more information, contact NCJW at 952-922-7900 or [email protected].

January 22 – 23, 2007
Minnesota Fatherhood Summit

St. Cloud Civic Center, St. Cloud, MN

Join the Minnesota Fathers & Families Network (MFFN) for their 4th annual winter conference. The conference is for educators, social service workers, non-profit and government staff, and other fatherhood advocates who work with fathers, mothers, families and children. Keynote presenters include Gov. Al Quie, former Governor of Minnesota; Adrienne Burgess, Director of Policy and Research at Fathers Direct in London, England; and Tom Klaus, Program Director at Advocates for Youth in Washington, D.C. For further details, including a full list of workshop topics, go to or contact MFFN at 651-222-7432 or [email protected].

January 25 – 26, 2007
Second Annual Birth-to-Three Conference

Poverty: Its Effect on Our Youngest Children and their Families
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, Alexandria, MN

The MN Birth-to-Three Conference is designed for practitioners in all programs who work with infants, toddlers and current and expectant parents from low-income and at-risk families. This conference is co-sponsored by the MN Department of Education, MN Department of Health and the MN Department of Human Services with the help of other contributors. Information and registration materials for the conference are available at

January 31, 2007
“We Agree: Creating a Parenting Plan”

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rochester Regional Extension Center
1226 College View Road SE, Rochester, MN

Offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Service, this training includes the We Agree: Creating a Parenting Plan booklet, all handouts and a CD-ROM containing PowerPoint presentations and electronic versions of all the materials so you can use this resource with families.

For site information and/or a registration form, visit or contact Melissa Instenes at [email protected].

February 13, 2007
26th Konopka Lectureship

10:00 a.m.
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Featuring Keynote Speaker, Pedro Noguera, Ph.D. Free and open to the public. Reception will follow the lecture.

For more information, contact Glynis Shea at 612-624-3772 or [email protected].

Funding Opportunities

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Please Note: All deadlines are subject to change. Please verify dates with the funder before submitting a proposal.

Disney and Youth Service America (YSA)

Disney and Youth Service America (YSA) are pleased to announce grants up to $500 to support youth-led service projects. These grants support youth (ages 5-14) in planning and implementing service projects in their community. Teachers, older youth (15-25), youth-leaders, and youth-serving organizations are also eligible to apply, provided that they engage younger youth (5-14) in planning and implementing the service event. A significant component of the project must take place on National & Global Youth Service Day, April 10-22, 2007. These can address such areas as environment, disaster relief, public health and awareness, community education, hunger, literacy or any issue that youth identify as a community need.

For more information, visit
Deadline: January 24, 2007

U.S. Department of Justice/Office of Violence Against Women

The primary purpose of this program is to enhance the safety of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and child victimization by supporting projects uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in rural jurisdictions. OVW welcomes applications that propose innovation solutions for achieving this goal.

For more information, visit
Deadline: January 30, 2007 (Letters of intent); February 15, 2007 (Full proposals)

President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities – Coming Up Taller Awards

The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities seek to promote a creative, engaged, skilled and confident generation of young people. Each year the Coming Up Taller Awards recognize and reward excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. Award recipients receive $10,000 each, an individualized plaque and an invitation to attend the annual Coming Up Taller Leadership Enhancment Conference.

For more information, visit
Deadline: January 31, 2007

The Lawrence Foundation

The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, education, health, human services and other causes. The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid-2000. They make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions.

For more information, visit
Deadline: February 1, 2007

The Polaris Foundation

The Polaris Foundation is dedicated to long-term investment in the communities in which they do business. The Polaris Foundation places a priority on requests received from organizations within communities in which Polaris manufacturing and distribution centers are located. These locations are limited to the towns of Roseau and Wyoming in Minnesota. Grants are made in the following priority areas: youth, community development and the environment. The Polaris Foundation also considers in-kind requests.

For more information, visit
Deadline: February 1, 2007

Headwaters Foundation – Social Change Fund

The Social Change Fund is Headwaters’ broadest fund, awarding grants to more than 25 organizations annually. The fund supports organizations that operate with a long-term vision for social justice, are committed to leadership of community members affected by injustice and use organizing to build power and effect social change.

For more information, visit
Deadline: February 1, 2007

The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation

The Butler Family Foundation will be accepting two-year general operating or project human services requests. The Foundation has a special concern for the condition of women and children in society, particularly those living in poverty. The Foundation seeks to foster a supportive environment for all families to ensure children’s healthy development. Priority will be given to enhance the ability of individuals and families to break dependencies and achieve self-reliance.

For more information, visit
Deadline: February 7, 2007

Saucony/Stride Rite Corporation – Run For Good Grants

As part of Saucony’s commitment to addressing the national problem of childhood obesity, the company has partnered with Runner’s World magazine to launch the Saucony Run For Good Red Laces Program, which provides grants to communities and nonprofit organizations that support after-school running and physical fitness programs for kids. The selection of grant recipients will be based on: utilization of running participation for enhanced health and/or well-being in children; ability to serve youth populations not traditionally exposed to running programs; and the ability to demonstrate support and inspiration in creating a program that exemplifies the Saucony Run For Good Program’s mission of inspiring the community of runners.

For more information, visit
Deadline: March 30, 2007

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Herbalife Family Foundation – Improving the Lives of Children

The Herbalife Family Foundation provides financial assistance to nonprofit organizations around the world dedicated to improving the lives of children. The Foundation funds programs that aim to: improve nutrition; support children and families; provide early intervention; correct problem behavior and enhance self-esteem; prevent substance abuse; and promote physical and emotional health.

For more information, visit

3M Foundation – Community Giving Grants

The 3M Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry for its Community Giving Grants program. The Foundation’s goal is to positively impact communities by investing in youth and families. Current priorities include health and human services and K-12 education.

For more information, visit

Girls 4 HOPE HIV Grants

Through a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Adolescent and School Health (CDC DASH), AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families’ Girls 4 HOPE (Health, Opportunities, Prevention and Education) program is offering capacity building assistance to help community-based organizations initiate, expand or improve HIV prevention programs for African American and Latina teen girls, ages 13-18. There are currently three openings for community-based organizations to receive comprehensive capacity building assistance through this new program.

For more information, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Public Welfare Foundation – Disadvantaged Population Empowerment Grants

Awards ranging from $10,000-$50,000 are available to support organizations that work for lasting improvements in the delivery of services that meet basic human needs in disadvantaged populations, including youth development.

For more information, visit

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There are no new inkind grants available at this time.

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Other Resources

There are no other resources available at this time.

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