MOAPPP Announcements

MOAPPP Offices Closed in August

We are taking a break from most of our regular E-monthly content in August because our offices are under renovation. We have included updated information in the "MOAPPP Events" and "Other Events" sections.

The MOAPPP staff will be working offsite August 7-18, but will have access to phone and e-mail messages. Meetings scheduled at the MOAPPP office during these two weeks will take place in the conference room down the hall.

Stay cool, enjoy the last of the long summer days and look for a full E-monthly again in September.

- Brigid Riley, Executive Director


October is Let's Talk Month

Let's Talk Month

Let's Talk Month is a community campaign that supports parents in their efforts to talk to their children openly and honestly about sexuality and relationships. Let's Talk Month is an excellent opportunity for you to involve parents in your sexual health education work with youth. Use ETR's emerging research on parent-child connectedness (PCC) to design Let's Talk Month intervention activities that will increase important parent-behaviors that lead to PCC (PDF).

Register for MOAPPP's day-long training on October 12 with national trainers Lori Rolleri and Steve Bean from ETR Associates. MOAPPP will be updating its resources available online to help you plan LTM events and awareness campaigns during the month of October. Start talking today about your plans for LTM!


Become a MOAPPP member today!

MOAPPP is a member-supported organization that relies on annual membership dues from individuals and organizations so that we may provide the many programs and services that you, and others who work with and care about youth, have come to depend on. To join online, please visit www.charitybox.com/MOAPPP. To print a membership form that can be mailed or faxed, go to MOAPPP.org. Questions? moappp@moappp.org.


MOAPPP Events

July 31 – August 3, 2006
2006 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health : Engaging Youth in Health Promotion: Educating in New Directions

Graduate students only on August 3, 2006
St. Paul, Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Center for Adolescent Nursing, in collaboration with the Healthy Youth Development – Prevention Research Center, the Konopka Institute, Coordinated School Health, and MOAPPP, present the 2006 Summer Institute. This three-day learning opportunity offers anyone working with youth the opportunity to explore effective strategies in cultivating young people's capacities to become competent, confident and caring adults. Participants will leave knowing credible and incredible resources for promoting healthy youth development, and concrete strategies for expanding youth representation and involvement in policymaking. For more information, please contact Chris Carlstrom, 612-624-3029, . To register, go to www.publichealthplanet.org.


October 12, 2006
Parent Child Connectedness: New Interventions to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location TBA

In recognition of Let's Talk Month, MOAPPP is sponsoring a day-long training with Lori Rolleri and Steve Bean from ETR Associates, that examines the role of parent-child connectedness (PCC) in preventing teen pregnancy. This interactive workshop offers scientifically based intervention activities designed to maintain and increase PCC in families. For more information, contact Lisa Turnham at 651-644-1447 x18, lisat@moappp.org


Other Events

July 15 – September 30, 2006
What's New With Teens and Their Families? Research Update for Professionals

Offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Service, this online course is designed for professionals working with families of teens and explores current research in:

  • Normative adolescent development and what it means for the parent-adolescent relationship
  • The two-way relationship between teens and their larger family system including child agency and parenting styles

Participants have access to the course until September 30 and can go in and out as often as they choose. The course takes 3 hours to complete, with additional time for reading and online discussion optional. Registration is $45 per person, which includes CEUs. For more information and registration, visit the U of MN Extension Service website.


August 10, 2006
Minnesota Latino Fatherhood Conference

Whitby Hall
College of St. Catherine
2004 Randolph Avenue
Please Note: Youth may attend free of charge!

CENTRO, a center for Latino resources, is partnering with the College of St. Catherine to present the first conference in Minnesota to focus on Latino fatherhood. The issues of domestic violence in the Latino community will be explored from a Latino perspective, with an emphasis on spirituality and the arts.

For more information and to register please see the registration form. (PDF)


August 10 - October 26, 2006
Nonprofit Human Service Delivery: Government Partnerships and Systems Change

Now, more than ever, social services program staff and leaders are taking the expertise gained from providing services in order to inform the public policy dialogue to create broad-based systems changes that will improve the quality of life of participants and promote equality and justice in economic, racial and other terms. This workshop will explore how local governments and nonprofits work together to serve the public, identify obstacles to effective working relationships and develop strategies to overcome these obstacles. Framing strategies to restore the public's perception of good government will also be discussed.

For more information, along with specific times and locations, please visit www.mncn.org.


August 12, 2006
2006 Annual Latino Family Resource Fair
La Feria Anual de Recursos para La Familia Latina del 2006

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Midtown Public Market – Minneapolis
Corner of East Lake Street and 22nd Avenue

La Feria is free, open to the public, and offers something for family members of all ages. This year, La Feria will especially focus on health by inviting community organizations to stress healthy lifestyles, health screenings, access to health insurance and many other health-related topics. Save the date for this educational and free event!


September 7 - October 26, 2006
8 half-day Youth Development Workshops

Thursdays, September - October
Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh Street
St. Paul
Parking will be validated (free)

Workshops A-D, F-H: Auditorium
Workshop E: Library

YIPA 2006 Workshop Collection: A collection of independent professional development half-day workshops designed to meet the growing needs of youth service personnel.

These 8 workshops all offer CEU credits (up to 24.0 hours). See www.mnyipa.org for complete workshop descriptions, speaker biographies, schedules, and online registration. For more information, and the registration form, see the brochure. (PDF)

  • Workshop A: Bullied to Death (9/7)
  • Workshop B: Down & Out: GLBT Youth in a System of Care (9/14)
  • Workshop C: Youth Suicide Prevention: An Adult Gatekeeper's Guide (9/21)
  • Workshop D: Gambling & Youth (9/28)
  • Workshop E: Strategies for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention in Minnesota (10/5)
  • Workshop F: Youth & Co-occurring Disorders (10/12)
  • Workshop G: Preventing Sexual Harm of Youth (10/19)
  • Workshop H: Myspace.com, Internet Chatting & More: Keeping Youth Safe Online (10/26)

Sponsored by MN Youth Intervention Programs Association & Metropolitan State University.


September 12, 2006
Save the Date: Somali Family Resource Conference

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Somali Family Services invites you to participate in the 2006 Third Annual Somali Family Resource Conference; "Empowering Minds, Building Leaders and Bridging the Communities." Somalis, nonprofit organizations, education institutions, government institutions, all interested community leaders, students and the general public are invited to attend. Details are online at www.ussfs.org.


September 12, 13 & 14, 2006
"Moving Forward Together" Joint FutureNet and Iowa Family Planning Conference

Stoney Creek Inn
Johnston, IA

Registration materials will be available in August. Contact FutureNet for more information.


September 14, 2006
UCare Health Fair

Admission is free!
10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center

The first-ever UCare Health Fair will feature a variety of health screenings, educational sessions, cultural entertainment and childrens' activities. UCare is seeking health vendors and presenters to participate. Contact May Seng Cha, if you're interested in presenting, at (612) 676-3565.


September 21, 2006
2006 Minnesota Reproductive Health Update

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota
Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus

For more information on this event, please visit www.hcet.org.


September 28, 2006
5th Biennial Child Care WORKS Convention

University of Minnesota, St. Paul

For more information, visit www.childcareworks.org.


October 9 - 13, 2006
Parenting Across Cultures

Lutheran Social Service of MN
2485 Como Avenue, St. Paul

The Wilder Foundation, along with the Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and Children's Home Society, are pleased to offer, Parenting Across Cultures, a five-day workshop to help strengthen multi-ethnic families and communities.

The model has been identified as a promising practice by the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is based on the belief that parents will take responsibility for making good choices when given information on the consequences of different parenting strategies and techniques.

For more information visit, www.wilder.org (PDF) or contact Juanita Slagerman at 651-642-2052 or