MOAPPP's January 2005 E-Monthly

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Save the Date: MOAPPP Annual Conference

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

Mark your calendar! May 5-6, 2005 Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Registration material will be available 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 Registration Packet is available online.

In the News

Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report Summarizes Opinion Pieces on Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Programs

According to a report released last week by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) that was based on a review of 13 of the most commonly used federally funded abstinence-only sex education curricula, 11 of the programs contain "unproved claims, subjective conclusions or outright falsehoods regarding reproductive health, gender traits and when life begins." For more information ...

Fewer Teenagers Engaging in Sexual Activity; Teens Who Do Are More Likely To Use Contraception, Study Shows

The percentage of U.S. teenagers ages 15 to 17 who have ever had sexual intercourse decreased, and between 1991 and 2002 those teens were more likely to have used contraception than teens who reported being sexually active in the 1980s, according to data released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics at CDC. For more information ...

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.

Article Assesses Economic Cost of Adolescents' Loss of Confidentiality in Obtaining Reproductive Health Care Services

The article assesses the impact of recent changes to Texas law requiring parental consent for adolescents under age 18 to receive prescribed contraceptives and requiring that health professionals report to law enforcement officials the identity of all patients under age 17 whom they have reason to believe are sexually active.
Franzini L, Marks E, Cromwell PF. 2004. Projected economic costs due to health consequences of teenagers' loss of confidentiality in obtaining reproductive health care services in Texas. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 158(12):1140-1146.
Available by subscription in html and PDF formats online.

New Federal Study Shows Progress, Highlights Gaps in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Teens and Adults

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), a periodic nationwide survey that collects information on a range of behaviors including sexual activity, contraceptive use, pregnancy and birth among women and men aged 15-44. "These new data underscore the fact that use of contraception in the United States today is virtually universal--a normal part of everyday life for women and men from all walks of life," says Sharon Camp, President and CEO of The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI). "Americans generally--and teenagers in particular--are doing more to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, but the survey also shows that too many people of all ages still lack the information and services they need to protect themselves." A summary of the report is available from The Alan Guttmacher Institute.

Fact Sheets Report Trends on Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use and Childbearing Among Adolescents and Women

The fact sheets are based on two reports recently published by the National Center for Health Statistics. Researchers conducted interviews with 12,571 adolescents, men, and women in 2002. The purpose of the analysis was to describe trends and group differences in contraceptive use and use of family planning services from 1982 through 2002. The fact sheets, along with the full reports, are available from The National Center for Health Statistics.

Parent-Teen Relationships and Interactions: Far More Positive Than Not

Results from a nationally representative survey of U.S. teens indicates that most teens say they admire their parents and enjoy spending time with them. The brief also includes a roundup of findings from rigorous U.S. studies showing the link between positive parent-child interactions and a wide range of positive outcomes for teens, as well as similar findings about positive parent-teen relationships in other industrialized countries. A breif is available from Child Trends (PDF).

New "From Research to Practice" Publications from Advocates for Youth

From Research to Practice publications are part of Advocates' easy-to-read series that explores science-based practices in preventing teen pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

Titles Include:

  • Building an Effective Board of Directors: Selected Annotated Bibliography
  • Building Leadership for an Effective Organization: Selected Annotated Bibliography
  • Ensuring Financial Sustainability: Selected Annotated Bibliography
  • Integrating Efforts to Prevent HIV, Other Sexually Transmitted Infections and Pregnancy among Teens
  • Science-Based Practices: A Guide for State Teen Pregnancy Prevention Organizations
  • Science-Based Practices in Teen Pregnancy and HIV/STI Prevention: Selected Annotated Bibliography

December 2004 Issue of Youth InfoNet Available Online

YouthNet is a global USAID-funded program for young people. Youth InfoNet provides a summary of 23 new program resources about reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention for young people. The resources cover a range of issues, including orphans and vulnerable children, child marriage, sex education, HIV prevention issues and post-abortion care (Youth InfoNet 11, December 2004). Full article at the Kaiser Network.

Consumer Reports Magazine Rates Condoms, Reviews 16 Other Contraceptive Methods

The not-for-profit group Consumers Union released a report published in the February issue of Consumer Reports magazine ranking 17 contraceptive methods, including top U.S. brands of condoms that underwent "vigorous testing" (Reuters, 1/4). Full article at the Kaiser Network.

MOAPPP Events

January 11, 2005
Sexuality Education for LIfe - MN Coalition, Youth Advocacy Day

3:00 pm -5:30 pm
State Office Building, Saint Paul
Room 10

Youth advocates are invited to come learn about the legislative process and tour the State Capitol and State Office Building. Come discuss and learn about what will happen around sexuality education and the minors' consent law in the 2005 Legislative Session. Hear from legislators and other advocates. Youth groups and peer education groups are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by the Sexuality Education for Life Coalition. To register or for more information contact Joy R. Miciano at MOAPPP 651.644.1447x14, joy@moappp.org.

January 18, 2005
Sexuality Education for LIfe - MN Coalition, Capitol Lab

2:00 pm-5:00 pm
State Office Building, Saint Paul
Room 400 South

The Capitol Lab will include an overview of the legislative process and tours of the State Capitol and State Office Building. This interactive workshop is geared towards adults-professionals, parents and other adults who care about youth. Marcia Avner, Public Policy Director of the MN Council of Nonprofits will lead the Capitol Lab. Sponsored by the Sexuality Education for Life Coalition. Limited space is available. To register or for more information contact Joy R. Miciano at MOAPPP 651.644.1447x14, joy@moappp.org.

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

Friends of MOAPPP are invited to attend a very special event at MCP. View the Girl Culture exhibit, enjoy a light buffet dinner and beverages. Additional programming to educate and entertain will also be provided during the evening. Details to follow. 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
Sexuality Education for Life-MN Coalition Day at the Capitol

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
State Capitol Rotunda, Saint Paul

This Valentine's Day, join the Sexuality Education for Life-MN Coalition in meeting with legislators to advocate for and discuss comprehensive sexuality education and confidential health care for young people. To register or for more information contact Joy R. Miciano at MOAPPP 651.644.1447x14, joy@moappp.org.

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.

January 19-20, 2005
Minnesota Fatherhood & Family Services Summit

St. Cloud Civic Center
St. Cloud, MN

Registration is now open! We are now accepting registrations from attendees and exhibitors. The day-and-a-half long conference, scheduled at the St. Cloud Civic Center, will provide opportunities for fatherhood practitioners, family services workers, educators, and government employees to re-energize and re-connect in a father-focused learning environment. Details are available online, or call (612) 787-4091.

January 26, 2005
Minnesota Student Survey 2004 Statewide Conference: Shaping Growth, Development and Learning

Holiday Inn North
Arden Hills, MN

Registration is available online.

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

Doors open at 6:00 PM for theatre / restaurant service.
Events start at 7:00 PM
Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre
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 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 .

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

Sheraton Minneapolis West
Minnetonka, MN

Who's the Girl in the Mirror? Integrating Identities and Discovering the Real Self. For more information, go to www.mngirls.org.

June 3-20, 2005
The Seventh European Study Tour: European Approaches to Adolescent Sexual Behavior & Responsibility

Netherlands, France, and Germany

Advocates for Youth and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will sponsor the seventh European study tour, June 3-20, 2005. The organization will select 30 participants to explore and identify strategies, programs, and policies in the Netherlands, France, and Germany that have influenced adolescent sexual behavior and outcomes. There are always many more applicants than can be accommodated, so return your completed application as soon as possible. Click here for a PDF file of the European study tour application as well as information on who should apply, selection criteria, and the tentative program itinerary. For additional program information, call Barbara Huberman, Director of Education & Outreach, Advocates for Youth, at 202.419.3420.

MOAPPP Events

January 11, 2005
Sexuality Education for LIfe - MN Coalition, Youth Advocacy Day

January 18, 2005
Sexuality Education for LIfe - MN Coalition, Capitol Lab

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

February 14, 2005
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

January 19-20, 2005
Minnesota Fatherhood & Family Services Summit

January 26, 2005
Minnesota Student Survey 2004 Statewide Conference

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

February 4, 2005
Drug Training/Update

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

June 3-20, 2005
The Seventh European Study Tour: European Approaches to Adolescent Sexual Behavior & Responsibility


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