MOAPPP November 2003 E-Monthly

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Adolescent Parent Provider Survey

MOAPPP is very concerned about the loss of funding for programs that support adolescent parents and their families. We want to work with adolescent parent providers to develop an effective advocacy plan to address the crisis. We are planning a series of phone conferences to 1) Identify the resources you need to maintain and/or improve your capacity to deliver service (e.g., training, funding, networking) and 2) Develop an action plan for collective advocacy to strengthen the policies and funding sources to meet the needs of teen parents and their families. The calls are scheduled for Monday November 17th from 3-4 PM and Wednesday November 19th from 2-3 PM. We really need your input. Please sign up for the time that works best for you. If you are interested in participating in these focused discussions, please e-mail [email protected] or call 651-644-1447 ext. 11 so that we can send you more detailed information.

Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs Gain Attention

Men, like women, have sexual and reproductive health care needs–but how well are these needs being met? The September/October 2003 issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health offers research and opinion on how to bring men into the U.S. sexual and reproductive health care system. All current and archived articles from Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health can be downloaded from The Alan Guttmacher Institute’s Web site,

Minnesota Sexuality Education Resource Review Panel recommends two new resources.

MSERRP recently added two new resources to its list of recommended sexuality education and HIV prevention resources.

MSERRP recommends the following curriculum, “Reducing the Risk: Building Skills to Prevent Pregnancy STD and HIV, 4th Edition, 2003”, available from ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830 Santa Cruz, CA 95061, phone 800.321.4407, fax 800.435.8433, The Target Audience for this curriculum is High School. $42.95 for curriculum and one student workbook. $18.95 for 5 student workbooks (available in English and Spanish).

MSERRP recommends the following video, “It’s Your Choice: Birth Control for Teens”. The video is available from the Center for Health Training, 614 Grand Avenue, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94610, Phone 510-835-3700, The target Audience for this video is teens. The cost is $30.00.

For a complete list of MSERRP reviewed materials go to MOAPPP’s website.

Research shows impact of HIV/AIDS on women is disproportionately high

Research shows that the impact of HIV/AIDS on women, particularly women of color, is disproportionately high. Members of Advocates for Youth’s Young Women of Color Leadership Council are tired of apathy, of being seen as victims, of being ignored, and of not being able to access culturally appropriate programs and services. We are seeking young women of color (under 23 years old) who are leaders in their community to join our current members’ efforts to fight HIV/AIDS among youth and to empower young women of color to take leadership positions. More information can be found on the Advocates for Youth website. Applications are due by 5pm EST on November 14, 2003. Feel free to email questions to: or call 202.419.3420 ext. 26.

NEW video on Fatherhood engagement available

“To be a Father”, a new video to encourage fatherhood involvement is now available from the “I Am Your Child Foundation!” Order by calling 1-888-447-3400. New research has shown that fathers can have an enormous impact on children — from how well they succeed in school, to how they get along with their friends. This generation of dads is responding to the challenge, by taking a more active role in everything from changing diapers to helping with homework. And it’s paying off, as you’ll hear from men who talk about the rewards of being close to their kids. Hosted by Ray Romano, this video includes information about the important role fathers can play in the lives of their young children. The original Spanish version, hosted by Antonio Banderas, will be available soon!