MOAPPP's February 2005 E-Monthly

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Save the Date
MOAPPP Annual Conference
May 5-6 2005

MOAPPP Annual Conference, The Lives of Teens: A look from the inside (May 5-6, 2005, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota)

Keynote Speakers

David Walsh, President, National Institute on Media and the Family, "Why Do They Act That Way? The Teen Brain and Sexual Health." Melissa Havard, Director, The Media Project, Advocates for Youth, "Entertainment: A Powerful Tool for Social Change." Ivan Juzang, President, MEE Productions, Inc., "This is My Reality - Teens' Views of Sexuality."

Registration material will be available in late February.

Call for Exhibitors: The MOAPPP conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote your program, organization or business. Register now for exhibit space on May 5-6, 2005. The Exhibitor Registration Packet is available online.

In the News

2004 Minnesota Student Survey Data Now Available

Survey results show Minnesota students making healthier choices and that many indicators improved from three years ago. The 2004 data are available from The Minnesota Department of Education.

New Edition of MCH Library Knowledge Path: Prenatal Care

In recognition of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, the MCH Library has released a new edition of Knowledge Path: Prenatal Care. Knowledge Path is an electronic resource guide on recent, high-quality resources that analyze perinatal health statistics, describe effective prenatal care programs, and report on research aimed at improving access to and the quality of prenatal care and improving perinatal health outcomes. For more information ...

Two New Science Says Briefs Available

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy released two New Science Says research briefs:

  • Teen Pregnancy Among Older Teens (PDF)
  • Younger Siblings of Teen Parents: At Increased Risk of Teen Pregnancy? (PDF)

PowerPoint presentations for these two briefs will also be made available on the National Campaign website in the near future.

Advocates for Youth presents Emergency Contraception: A Puppet Parable of Politics & Polemics

View the short puppet film and make your voice count.

New Publications from Advocates for Youth

  • Adolescent Pregnancy Protective Behaviors: Abstinence and Contraceptive Use
  • Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing Trends in the United States
  • Resources for Families on Parent-Child Communication (PDF Version)
  • The Sexual and Reproductive Health of Youth: A Global Snapshot
  • Adolescent Sexual Health and the Dynamics of Oppression: A Call for Cultural Competency
  • Adolescents and HIV/AIDS
  • Science-Based Practices in Teen Pregnancy and HIV/STI Prevention: Selected Annotated Bibliography

Lessons Learned and Unanswered Questions About Sexual Assault Perpetration

Antonia Abbey, Wayne State University. The most important lesson learned about interpersonal violence in the past 20 years is the astonishingly high prevalence of sexual assault in American society. The extensiveness of unreported sexual assault has been repeatedly documented through the use of self-report data from well-constructed surveys of victims and perpetrators. In contrast, little has been learned about how to effectively reduce rates of sexual assault perpetration. Theoretically derived universal prevention programs targeted at adolescents are sorely needed. For more information ...

Lessons Learned from the Last Twenty Years of Sexual Violence Research

Brian P. Marx, Temple University. The present article attempts to answer important questions about the most important thing learned from the past 20 years of research on sexual violence, the most important thing to be learned about sexual violence over the next 10 years, and the most promising methodological innovation in the study of sexual violence from the last 20 years. It is hoped that discussion of such important questions might further stimulate researchers and mental health professionals to continue making progress in our understanding of, as well as the struggle against, sexual violence. For more information ...

Number of Arkansas Teenagers Getting Married Declining in Part Because of Decreasing Teenage Pregnancy Rate

The number of teenage girls getting married in Arkansas has been declining since 1995, in part because of a decrease in the state's teen pregnancy rate. For more information ...

MOAPPP Events

February 10, 2005
Girl Culture Gallery Event for Friends of MOAPPP

Free for Friends of MOAPPP
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Minnesota Center for Photography (MCP)
165 13th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-824-5500 www.mncp.org

View the Girl Culture exhibit and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Short program at 6:30 p.m. with Brigid Riley, MOAPPP Executive Director, and theatrical vignettes from Goddess of Menses, a teen-driven work performed by the Youth Performance Company. There is no cost for this event but an RSVP is required. E-mail lisa@moappp.org or call 651-644-1447 ex.16.

February 14, 2005 (CANCELLED!)
Sexuality Education for Life-MN Coalition Day at the Capitol

CANCELLED!

The Sex Ed for Life Capitol Day on February 14 has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Another date is tentatively being planned for later in February. Information will be sent out as soon as a new date is scheduled.

February 24, 2005
Lauren Greenfield Girl Culture Lecture/Book Signing

Free and open to the public.
7:00 p.m.
Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota, West Bank
2128 4th Street South, Minneapolis 55455

Internationally known photographer Lauren Greenfield will speak about her five-year photojournalistic journey through the "backstage and dressing rooms" of American girlhood. The resulting photographs became a best-selling book and later a successful exhibit called Girl Culture. The exhibit has toured the country and to date has impacted more than 100,000 viewers. Ms. Greenfield's lecture is sponsored by Canon USA and MOAPPP. For full details go to: www.JLMinneapolis.org and www.mncp.org.

Other Events

January 15 - March 27, 2005
Girl Culture Photography Exhibition by Lauren Greenfield

Free and open to the public.
Minnesota Center for Photography (MCP)
165 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413
612-824-5500

Girl Culture by internationally known photographer Lauren Greenfield features 58 intimate, revealing and thought-provoking photographs and narratives, which capture the tension associated with growing up female in a media-obsessed culture. This exhibit opens the door for conversation between adolescent girls, parents, teachers, clinicians and all practitioners that serve youth. The exhibit is co-hosted by the Junior League of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Center for Photography. For full details go to: www.jlminneapolis.org and www.mncp.org.

February 4, 2005
Drug Training/Update

Planned Parenthood
Uptown, Minneapolis

Learn about the latest drugs/trends including accurate information on marijuana, meth, speed, ecstasy and other drugs. Space is limited. Registration required to Kim Rossow, 612.821.6134 or .

February 8, 15, 24 and March 1, 2005
The TALK: An Intercourse on Coming of Age

Doors open at 6:00 PM for theater / restaurant service.
Events start at 7:00 PM
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Presented by the Youth Performance Company: Teens - Hormones are raging, moods are jumping, curiosity is peaking, and pressure is building! Are you there now or can you remember the big challenges of pubescent life? Then let's talk about it! This original, teen-driven work includes sketch comedy, songs, and personal stories - guaranteed to promote the facts with "real teens" and YPC's wild, wacky stamp of reality! Tickets are $8.00 in advance or with student ID, $10.00 at the door and group rates are available. Call (612) 825-8949 for info & reservations.

February 21, 2005
Girls Rock! The Capitol 2005

9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
St. Paul Central High School
275 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul

Girls in grades three through twelve, from every corner of Minnesota, are invited to the third annual Girls Rock! the Capitol. The event focuses on education, mental support and citizen action. By getting to know the people and places where government happens, they will gain hands-on real life experience with the issues, strategies and support systems they can use to advocate for themselves. Girls will observe the action at the State Capitol, meet legislators, learn to educate themselves and their peers and develop confidence and leadership skills. Suggested donation for the event: $2/girl. Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline: February 11, 2005. For more information and to request a registration form: 651-228-0338.

March 25, 2005
¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina!

8:30 a.m.-4:00 pm
U of M Coffman Memorial Union in The Mississippi Room

¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Es un evento que permita a las niñas de 9 a14 años, sentirse orgullosas de si mismas y de ser Latinas.

¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Is an event that empowers Latinas ages 9-14, encouraging them to feel good about themselves and pride in being Latina.

Para mas información contactar/For more information contact: Migdalia M Loyola T: (612) 821-6123 ex 7

April 11-12, 2005
2005 MN Conference on Adolescent Females

Four Points Sheraton
St. Paul, MN

Girls Becoming Women: Igniting the Power Within. For more information, go to www.mngirls.org.

MOAPPP Events

February 10, 2005
Girl Culture Gallery Event for Friends of MOAPPP

February 14, 2005 (CANCELLED!)
Sexuality Education for Life-MN Coalition Day at the Capitol

February 24, 2005
Lauren Greenfield Girl Culture Lecture/Book Signing

May 5-6, 2005
MOAPPP Annual Conference

Other Events

January 15 - March 27, 2005
Girl Culture Photography Exhibition by Lauren Greenfield

February 4, 2005
Drug Training/Update

February 8, 15, 24 and March 1, 2005
The TALK: An Intercourse on Coming of Age

February 21, 2005
Girls Rock! The Capitol 2005

March 25, 2005
¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina!

April 11-12, 2005
2005 MN Conference on Adolescent Females


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