MOAPPP's February 2005 E-Monthly
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Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting, a nonprofit organization, is composed of individuals and organizations in Minnesota that work to strengthen policies and programs related to adolescent pregnancy, prevention and parenting.
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
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.
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 ...
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy released two New Science Says research briefs:
PowerPoint presentations for these two briefs will also be made available on the National Campaign website in the near future.
View the short puppet film and make your voice count.
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 ...
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 ...
Free for Friends of MOAPPP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-644-1447 ex.16.
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.
Free and open to the public.
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.
Free and open to the public.
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.
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 .
Doors open at 6:00 PM for theater / restaurant service.
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.
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
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.
8:30 a.m.-4:00 pm
¡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
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Girls Becoming Women: Igniting the Power Within. For more information, go to www.mngirls.org.
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