We are happy to announce that Jill Farris has joined the MOAPPP staff as the CDC Program Manager. Jill completed her Master of Public Health with a Maternal and Child Health focus at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, was a MOAPPP intern, has worked with the U of MN’s Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center, and with a local community health agency. Her experiences designing, teaching and evaluating programs, as well as time spent on grants management, prepare her well for this position. Please join us in welcoming Jill! You may contact her at 651-44-1447 x18 or [email protected].
The sixth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy takes place on May 2, 2007. The purpose of the National Day is to focus the attention of teens on the importance of avoiding teen pregnancy and other serious consequences of sex. On the National Day, teens nationwide are asked to take a short online quiz that asks them to reflect on the best course of action in a number of tough sexual situations. The quiz will be available online through May.
Don’t miss the opportunity this month to do something to bring attention to National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. This public awareness campaign provides all of us with a way to start a conversation about the status of teen pregnancy and teen parenting in Minnesota and why it is important that we all care.
On Friday, April 13th, Mathematica Policy Research Inc. released their greatly anticipated report on the impact of federally funded (Title V, Section 510 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996) abstinence-only programs. The report is based on four selected Title V, Section 510 abstinence education programs serving youth living in a mix of urban, rural, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The long awaited report, conducted for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and authorized by Congress in 1997, found that abstinence-only programs are ineffective. Specifically, the study found that youth in abstinence-only programs were no more likely than control groups to have abstained from sex in the four to six years after the study began. Youth in both abstinence-only and control groups who reported having had sex also had similar numbers of sexual partners and had initiated sex at the same average age.
To read the extensive local press coverage on the release of this report as well as the full Mathematica report, visit the web links listed below:
- Star Tribune – Abstinence programs fall short, study says
- KARE 11 – Study: Participants in abstinence programs had sex at same rate as non-participants
- Mathematica press release
- Full Matematica report (PDF)
This report contains the most recent data available on the sexual health of Minnesota adolescents. The report provides all the key sexual health indicators you need in a brief and easy to read format. Use this important information to develop and evaluate policies and programs that will promote the sexual health of adolescents in your communities. A copy of this report is available on our website. (PDF)
This report summarizes the results of the Health Implementation Survey conducted in April 2006 by the Minnesota Department of Education Safe and Healthy Learners Unit. Middle school and high school teachers from the metro area as well as Greater Minnesota responded to the survey and answered questions about sexual health topics they are teaching in their classrooms. This first-of-its-kind report attempts to provide some insight into what is actually being taught to Minnesota’s public school students in sexuality education classes. The report provides some key observations and recommendations that will be helpful to parents, educators and policymakers about strengths and gaps in the sexual health education of Minnesota’s young people. A copy of this report (PDF) is available.
Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the Reproductive Health 2007 conference, the annual meeting of 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 year’s conference will be held on September 26-29 in Minneapolis. For more information, visit www.arhp.org.
New data released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shows that a total of 16,428 sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases were reported in Minnesota in 2006. This is the highest number of STDs ever reported in Minnesota in a single year. Reportable STDs in Minnesota include chlamydia, gonorrhea and all stages of syphilis FREE MATERIALS:
- The new STD campaign posters (including the radio rap) can be downloaded from www.WrapTestTreat.com
- Syphilis materials available on the new MDH Syphilis Elimination Project site
- STD Month materials are located on the MDH site
- Actions Taken on Sex Education-Related Legislation in Colorado, Iowa, Washington
- ACLU Calls on HHS to Enforce Federal Law Regarding Medical Accuracy in Abstinence Education Programs
During the recent legislative sessions in Colorado, Iowa and Washington bills are passing to promote comprehensive sex education, while support for abstinence only education declines. For more information, visit www.kaisernetwork.org.
ACLU Calls on HHS to Enforce Federal Law Regarding Medical Accuracy in Abstinence Education Programs
In a letter sent to HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt on behalf of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States and Advocates for Youth, the American Civil Liberties Union asked the agency to enforce a federal law that states abstinence education must include “medically accurate” information about condom effectiveness. For more information, visit www.kaisernetwork.org.
- Highest Number of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reported in a Single Year: Officials Call for More Screening and Treatment of Partners
- Typologies of Adolescent Dating Violence
- Unwanted Sexual Contact on Campus
- Guttmacher Institute State Policies in Brief from April 2007
- New Research: Masculine Beliefs, Parental Communication, and Male Adolescents’ Health Care Use
- Addressing Violence Against All Youth
- Fast Facts from Healthy Teen Network (HTN)
- Early Head Start and Teen Parent Families: Partnership for Success
- Spring 2007 Early Report, the newsletter of the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
Highest Number of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reported in a Single Year: Officials Call for More Screening and Treatment of Partners
New data released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for National STD Awareness Month show that 16,428 cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), a record number, were reported in Minnesota in 2006. Reportable STDs in Minnesota include chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Read the entire news release here. For more information, contact Doug Schultz, MDH Communications at 651-201-4993.
In this study, the authors identified typologies of dating violence perpetration by adolescents through in-depth interviews with girls and boys previously identified by an “acts scale” as perpetrators of dating violence. (Foshee, V.A., et al. (2007)). Typologies of Adolescent Dating Violence: Identifying Typologies of Adolescent Dating Violence Perpetration. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22(5), 498-519).
This study surveyed male and female undergraduate students about unwanted sexual experiences during one academic year. Analyses revealed the negative consequences of these experiences for both men and women and low rates of disclosure regardless of gender. (Banyard, V.L., et al. (2007)). Unwanted Sexual Contact on Campus: a Comparison of Women’s and Men’s Experiences. Violence and Victims, 22(1), 52-70).
- An Overview of Minors’ Consent Laws (PDF)
- Minors’ Access to Contraceptive Services (PDF)
- Minors’ Access to Prenatal Care (PDF)
- Minors’ Access to STD Services (PDF)
- Minors’ Rights as Parents (PDF)
- Sex and STD/HIV Education (PDF)
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center analyzed data on about 1,700 males ages 15-19. In addition to noting males’ reticence about STDs, birth control, and other health issues, the authors said parents may not be encouraging young men to have an annual physical. For more information, visit pediatrics.aappublications.org.
Healthy Teen Network has released three new publications that address issues of child maltreatment, interpersonal, and family violence:
- Boys Will Be Boys: Understanding the Impact of Child Maltreatment and Family Violence on the Sexual, Reproductive, and Parenting Behaviors of Young Men
- Interpersonal Violence and Adolescent Pregnancy: Prevalence and Implications for Practice and Policy
- Widening Our Lens: A Comprehensive Strategy to Address the Impact of Child Maltreatment, Interpersonal, and Family Violence on Youth
HTN is pleased to release three NEW HTN Fast Facts fact sheets on important topics relating to pregnant and parenting teens:
- Eating Well During Pregnancy for You and Your Baby
- Helping Teens Help Themselves: The Role of Supportive Housing
- Unique Needs of Children Born to Teen Parents
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has produced an issue brief discussing the unique problems faced by teenage parents and the role that the Early Head Start program can play in promoting educational and lifetime success for their children. The issue brief can be downloaded at www.clasp.org.
Each issue of the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) newsletter explores a specific topic related to young children and their families. The Spring 2007 issue focuses on Investing in Young Children’s Mental Health: Promoting School- and Life-Readiness.
Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West; Roseville
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Space is limited
OWL equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health and society/culture. Our Whole Lives provides medically-accurate information, helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional and social aspects of sexuality. It is taught in school and community groups across the country. For more details and registration please see the event flyer. (PDF) Space is limited, so register soon.
Minneapolis Urban League, Minneapolis
We are all committed to providing programs and services that meet the needs of the youth and families we serve. But how do we know if our efforts make a difference? This training provides tools to design effective teen pregnancy prevention programs and evaluate their impact. Participants will learn how to develop a logic model; collect data; use evaluation information to make program modifications; and create reports for stakeholders and funders. Organizations are encouraged to send a team of two or more to the training for maximum benefit. Fee: $100 MOAPPP member /$125 Non-member. Fee is reduced if two or more participants register from the same organization.
This training will be led by Mary Martha Wilson from Health Teen Network, and Lori Rolleri from ETR, Inc.
Registration materials will be available in mid-May. For more information contact [email protected].
July 30 – August 2, 2007
2007 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health: Engaging Youth: Working Together With Parents And Families
Minnesota Department of Education – Conference Center B
1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville
August 2: Graduate Students Only
The research is clear – young people thrive when parents and families are included, involved and invested. Yet, with today’s challenging environments, nearly all who work with teens ask the question, “How do we get parents and families engaged?” At the 11th annual Summer Institute you will hear answers and insights, and learn first-hand from schools, clinics and youth programs that have successfully linked young people with their families. For more information visit cpheo.sph.umn.edu.
Sabathani Community Center, Minneapolis
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Women of all ages are invited to a celebration of health planned for National Women’s Health Week. The free event wil feature information tables, break out discussions, health screenings, expert speakers, food and entertainment. Co-sponsored by the Powell Center for Women’s Health, the Sabathani Community Center, Minnesota Department of Health, Pro-Choice Resources, NorthPoint Health & Wellness and Centro. For more information, or to reserve a display table, contact Sara Khalfa at [email protected].
1600 Phalen Drive E., St. Paul
Registration 1:00 p.m., Starts 2:00 p.m.
Come one, come all…adults and youth are invited to walk and talk about youth issues. There will be live entertainment and refreshments. Wear light clothing and walking shoes. This event is in recognition of MDH-MN ENABL celebrating 10 years. Driving instructions are available from a park map. (PDF) For more information contact Paul Kong at 651-209-6808 or [email protected].
Offered by Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), University of Minnesota
This course offers an introduction to the field of infant mental health and intervention with infants, toddlers and their parents. Readings, video and observational tasks are included to familiarize students with the foundations of infant mental health and direct work with infants and parents. For more information, see the course flyer. (PDF)
Dakota County Northern Service Center, Room 430
1 Mendota Road West, West St Paul
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Registration deadline: June 1, 2007 (registration is extremely limited—register soon!)
Fee: $100 for all four sessions
This four-session group is a chance for supervisors to come together to learn about and practice Reflective Supervision. The practice of reflection helps staff to remain emotionally available and connected to families – within appropriate professional boundaries – so they can develop interventions that support the evolving relationship between the parent and child. This series is co-sponsored by the Center of Excellence in Children’s Mental Health and CEED. For more information, visit education.umn.edu or contact Sara Zettervall at 612-625-2252 or [email protected].
June 18 – 22, 2007
Steps Toward Effective, Enjoyable Parenting (STEEPTM)
Relationship-Based Strategies for Working with Infants and Families in High-Risk Circumstances
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus (Room TBD)
Registration deadline: June 11, 2007
Fee: $400 includes registration as well as the manuals and DVD required for the course.
STEEPTM works on the premise that a secure attachment between parent and infant establishes ongoing patterns of healthy interaction. A secure parent-child attachment lays the foundation for later competence and well-being. Through home visits and group sessions, STEEPTM facilitators work alongside parents to help them understand their child’s development. Parents learn to respond sensitively and predictably to their child’s needs, and to make decisions that ensure a safe and supportive environment for the whole family.For more information about this training, visit education.umn.edu.
Sponsored by the National Black Church Initiative of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, this summit will continue the dialogue on critical issues affecting the African American community, including teen pregnancy, sexuality and religion, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and other issues of reproductive health. For more information, contact [email protected] or 202-628-7700, or visit www.rcrc.org.
November 14-17, 2007
Healthy Teen Network 2007 National Conference
On Their Turf: Creative Ways of Supporting Teens & Young Families
Each year, Healthy Teen Network’s conference attracts more than 600 professionals who work on behalf of adolescents and their children to reduce teen pregnancy, promote beneficial decisions regarding sexuality and reproductive issues, ensure healthy pregnancies and support teen parents to raise healthy children. For more information, please visit the 2007 Conference Home page.
Please Note: All deadlines are subject to change. Please verify dates with the funder before submitting a proposal.
The Ms. Foundation wants to fund programs and leadership training opportunities that engage girls and young women to address and prevent violence in their lives. The Safety Program will be making one-year grants of $20,000 – $40,000.
For more information, visit www.ms.foundation.org. (PDF)
Deadline: May 24, 2007
Spectrum Trust is an initiative of the Saint Paul Foundation to enhance the philanthropic capacity of Minnesota’s richly diverse communities of color. El Fondo is soliciting proposals from groups throughout the state of Minnesota who are pursuing or developing projects or programs that foster community-based empowerment in Minnesota’s Latino community.
For more information, visit www.saintpaulfoundation.org.
Deadline: June 1, 2007
SVP/MN is an entrepreneurial group who leverage money and expertise to promote philanthropy while impacting the educational potential of ‘at risk’ youth in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. They are interested in providing “capacity-building” support (not direct program support) for the following types of programs: Early childhood development (pre-school kids 0-5 years); academic, creative, & business literacy (middle & charter school age); and continuing & advanced educational services (elementary and middle school).
For more information, visit www.svpmn.org.
Deadline: June 1, 2007
The mission of the Two Feathers Endowment is to provide a culturally sensitive, community responsive philanthropic vehicle for addressing the needs within the Indian communities of Minnesota by supporting artistic, educational, social and cultural development activities.
For more information, visit www.saintpaulfoundation.org.
Deadline: June 1, 2007
Funding is intended for outreach services designed to build relationships between grantee staff and street youth. Grantees must operate a program that will deliver outreach and education services to street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution or sexual exploitation during peak hours where street youth congregate. Approximately 40 to 80 awards given with a maximum of $200,000 per budget period.
For more information, visit www.acf.hhs.gov.
Deadline: June 4, 2007
Funding is intended for local public agencies and nonprofit community-based organizations to design and develop collaborative services to address the intersection of services for youth by the domestic violence and runaway and homeless youth communities. A total of $600,000 will support eight awards of $75,000 each.
For more information, visit www.acf.hhs.gov.
Deadline: June 8, 2007
Mattel is interested in funding programs that benefit children in need under these themes: learning (increasing access to education for underserved children and innovative strategies to address literacy), health (promoting healthy, active lifestyles), and girls’ empowerment (promoting self-esteem in girls up to age 12). Grant awards will be between $5,000 to $20,000.
For more information, visit www.mattel.com.
Deadline: June 15, 2007
This funding opportunity is designed to improve utilization and quality of preventive care in the areas of: pre-natal and post-natal care and screening for sexually transmitted diseases. Individual grants may be awarded for amounts up to $50,000.
For more information, visit www.medica.com.
Deadline: June 1 – June 22, 2007
The Asian Pacific Endowment is a permanent philanthropic endowment built by and for Asian Pacific Islanders. Funding is provided to programs that empower communities to improve and enrich the lives of Asian Pacific Islanders in Minnesota.
For more information, visit www.saintpaulfoundation.org.
Deadline: June 29, 2007
This family foundation funds human services programs with a focus on children, youth and economically disadvantaged families. All applications must be submitted online.
For more information, visit www.nashfoundation.org.
Deadline: July 1, 2007
General Electric is interested in providing funding for programs that focus on youth education and/or promote healthy lives. The average grant amount is $1,000 to $50,000.
For more information, visit www.gehealthcare.com. (PDF)
Deadline: August 1, 2007
Prevention programs with a specific focus on high risk populations such as youth, people over 50, African Americans, as well as Caribbean and African women living in Western cities will be considered. Typical grant size for program ranges between $5,000 and $25,000 depending on scope of project and our past history with an organization. Grant applications are accepted year-round and proposals are reviewed and awarded quarterly (usually March, June, September and December).
For more information, visit www.macaidsfund.org.
There are no new inkind grants available at this time.
There are no other resources available at this time.