MOAPPP Announcements

"Call for Presentations" for MOAPPP's 16th Annual Conference

This is your last chance to submit a workshop proposal (PDF). for MOAPPP's Annual Conference! Proposals are due Friday, November 17, 2006. Contact Marilyn Colby Rivkin marilyn@moappp.org, 651-644-1447 ext. 15 or go to the conference page of the MOAPPP website for more information.


National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Releases New Reports on the Economic Costs of Teen Childbearing

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy just released new reports about the public costs associated with teen childbearing. The reports analyze national and state-level economic data, and make the case for a greater emphasis on adolescent pregnancy prevention.

We know what works to prevent teen pregnancy. We need to find the public will to invest in proven approaches.

To read the full reports, visit www.teenpregnancy.org.

Other Announcements

"The Talk: An Intercourse of Coming of Age" by the Youth Performance Company

Hormones are raging, moods are jumping, curiosity is peaking and pressure is building! Let's talk about it! This original, teen-driven film is guaranteed to promote the facts with "real teens" and Youth Performance Company's wild, wacky stamp of reality!

"The Talk: An Intercourse on Coming of Age" is now available for purchase in DVD format, and is accompanied by a discussion guide that offers an excellent springboard for discussions about puberty, sexuality and relationships. Facilitators are able to choose scenes that are most appropriate for their group, or play the movie in its entirety. To find out more, or to order the DVD, visit the Youth Performance Company website.

In the News

HIV/AIDS Infection Among Young People

A recent Journal of Adolescent Health article titled "Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States" explores the demographics of young people living with HIV/AIDS. The focus of the article is youth 13-24 years of age. For more information, please visit www.siecus.org.


New Research: Delaying Second Births Among Adolescent Mothers

An article in the October 2006 issue of Pediatrics reports on a randomized, controlled trial evaluating whether a home-based mentoring intervention was effective in preventing second births within 2 years of an adolescent mother's first delivery. A copy of the full issue is available online.


Computer-Delivered Intervention Shows Promise for Increasing HIV/AIDS Preventive Behavior

New research reports that participants who interacted with an individualized computer-delivered HIV/AIDS risk-reduction intervention showed significant positive changes in their behavior at a four-week follow-up session. For full article, see the Journal of Adolescent Health, 39(3),404-410.


New Research: Risk Factors for Unintended Versus Intended Rapid Repeat Pregnancies among Adolescents

An article in the October 2006 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health reports on research assessing established and hypothetical risk factors in the context of the intendedness of the repeat pregnancy. For more information, please visit www.jahonline.com.


Federal Guidelines Expand Scope of Abstinence Education Funds to Include People up to Age 29

Newly revised federal guidelines have expanded the scope of the $50 million Title V abstinence education grant program to include unmarried adults up to age 29. To receive Title V funds, states must adhere to requirements including barring teachers from discussing contraception and requiring teachers to say that sex within marriage is "the expected standard of sexual activity". For the full article, please visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


New Jersey Rejects Federal Abstinence Education Funds

New Jersey health and education officials on Tuesday sent a letter to HHS rejecting approximately $800,000 in federal abstinence education funds because requirements tied to the money violate the state's standards for sex education and HIV/AIDS education programs. For the full article, please visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


Government Accountability Office Weighs in on Abstinence Educational Material

The GAO released its legal opinion that the United States Department of Health and Human Services should ensure abstinence education material used by federal grantees contains accurate information on sexually transmitted infections and the efficacy of condoms. For the full article, please visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


New Jersey Assembly Committee Approves Bill Requiring Pharmacists to Fill Emergency Contraception Prescriptions

The New Jersey Assembly Health and Senior Citizens Committee recently approved a bill that would require New Jersey's 9,000 licensed pharmacists to fill prescriptions for all drugs, including contraceptives, despite "any sincerely held moral, philosophical or religious beliefs." For the full article, please visit www.kaisernetwork.org.


New resource: The VISCAT: A Tool for Measuring Sexual Consent Capacity in People with Developmental Disabilities

William Taverner, co-editor of the American Journal of Sexuality Education and Dr. Christopher DeMarco, recently released an assessment tool for measuring informed sexual consent in people with developmental disabilities. For more information and to order copies, contact William Taverner at taverner@ptd.net or click here for a copy of the order form.


MOAPPP Events

November 13, December 11, January 8 & February 12, 2006
Reflective Practice Groups for Adolescent Parent Providers

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Working with infants, toddlers and their parents is both rewarding and challenging, evoking powerful feelings in the professionals who deliver these relationship-based services. This can be especially true when working with adolescent parents. By "stepping back" to explore our observations, feelings and actions, we can begin to understand our emotional responses. This practice of reflection helps us to remain emotionally available and connected to families--within appropriate professional boundaries--so we can develop interventions that support the evolving relationship between the parent and child.

The Center of Excellence in Children's Mental Health, CEED and MOAPPP are offering a series of monthly reflective practice groups designed specifically for adolescent parent providers. The size of the group is limited and participants are asked to commit to the entire series of four sessions.

For more information, please see the flyer (PDF). If you have questions about registration and scholarship information, contact Marilyn Colby Rivkin at MOAPPP, 651-644-1447 ext 15, marilyn@moappp.org. For questions about the course structure and content, contact Michele Fallon at CEED, 612-874-4741, Fallo009@umn.edu.


Other Events

November 2, 2006
Reproductive Health Issues within the Somali Community

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota Church Center, Assembly Rooms 1 & 2
122 West Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota International Health Volunteers' (MIHV) Somali Child Spacing Program presents a forum to engage health professionals in a discussion on Somali reproductive health, with a focus on family planning and child spacing. The forum is open to anyone with an interest in reproductive health and cross-cultural health issues. The forum is free and registration is requested (PDF). If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Kluznik at jklunzik@mihv.org or 612-230-3253.


November 3, 2006
Every Student Connected: Developing and Increasing Emotional Intelligence Supports Efforts to Strengthen Academic Achievement

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Center for Families
3333 North 4th Street, Minneapolis MN

This workshop will explore how emotional intelligence skills can be strengthened to support student connectedness and academic success. Participants will learn how to:

  • Assess emotional intelligence
  • Help students manage their emotions
  • Increase school/student connectedness
  • Apply the EI approach to various cultural communities
  • Support all members of a school community to build emotional intelligence

For registration information, contact Jeannette Raymond at 612-728-2093 or jraymond@fcsmn.org.


November 8-9, 2006
The Safe and Healthy Learners Conference 2006

Making Connections: Integrated Strategies for Supporting Youth
St. Cloud Civic Center
10 South 4th Avenue, Street Cloud, MN

This conference will share knowledge and strategies that identify assets, strengths and resiliency factors to provide a solid foundation for success of the "whole child." For more information, please see the flyer, visit the Safe and Healthy Learners website or register online.


November 12-16, 2006
Great Lakes Institute for Community Health Educators (GLICHE)

Great Lakes Institute for Community Health EducatorsMadison, Wisconsin

GLICHE is an intensive five-day residential institute for professionals working in adolescent reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, community health, school classrooms and family planning. GLICHE participants acquire knowledge on effective program design and development while learning innovative and creative ways to influence and engage a diverse array of students and clients. For more information and to register, please visit www.hcet.org.


November 15-18, 2006
2006 Healthy Teen Network Conference

Hyatt Regency Orange County - Anaheim, California

Healthy Teen Network and the California Alliance Concerned with School-Aged Parenting and Pregnancy Prevention (CACSAP) invite you to be a part of their National Conference, Coming of Age: Supporting Teens & Young Families in the 21st Century. Information on this year's keynotes, plenaries and pre-conference institutes is now available at www.htnconfreg.org.


November 28, 2006
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study: What Can We Learn?

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Multiple videoconference sites around the state

Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota (PCAM), in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Human Services Children's Trust Fund, is offering a video conference that examines the impact of adverse childhood experiences, such as child sexual abuse or domestic violence, on people's health as adults (with special emphasis given to the relationship to teen pregnancy). The video conference will discuss how to use this data to drive programs and policy decisions. For more information, including locations of videoconferences, go to PCAM (PDF), or contact Jennifer Bertram at 651-523-0099 or 800-621-6322.


November 29, 2006
Update On HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Minnesota Department of Health, Snelling Office Park
1645 Energy Park Drive, St Paul, MN

This session examines current trends in HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis nationally and in Minnesota; the epidemiology and diagnosis of chronic Hepatitis C infection; and current treatment methods for Hepatitis B and C, and HIV/AIDS. For more information, please see the flyer (PDF). There is no cost to attend but registration is required and will be limited to the first 125.


November 30, 2006
The Abstinence Experience: Teaching About Abstinence in a Comprehensive Sex Ed Context

This year's conference, "The Abstinence Message," sponsored by the Center for Family Life Education, features positive and comprehensive approaches to educating young people about sexual abstinence. Program and registration information can be downloaded in full by visiting the fact sheet (PDF).


December 6, 2006
Shutting Off the Tap to Teens IX

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bloomington Civic Plaza, Bloomington, MN

A skill-building workshop to help reduce underage social access to alcohol. For more information, contact Julie Wilbert at 612-348-4033 or .


Funding Opportunities

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Please Note: All deadlines are subject to change. Please verify dates with the funder before submitting a proposal.

Sprint Foundation - Youth and Community Grants

The Sprint Foundation is accepting applications for grants in the areas of Youth Development and Community Investment.

For more information, visit www.sprintproposals.com.
Deadline: November 30, 2006


Teammates for Kids Foundation - Health, Education and Inner-City Services Grants

The Teammates for Kids Foundation is accepting applications from non-profit organizations that specialize in working with children. The Foundation supports organizations that help needy children in the areas of health, education and inner-city services.

For more information, visit www.teammates4kids.com.
Deadline: February 1, 2007


Blue Cross Foundation – Healthy Together: Creating Community with New Americans

Healthy Together: Creating Community with New Americans is a grant-making program focused on the intersection of health, immigrant integration, and social adjustment in Minnesota. The foundation will provide one-year planning grants of up to $10,000 each and one- to three-year implementation grants of up to $150,000 each for community, regional or statewide efforts.

For more information, visit www.bluecrossmn.com.
Please note: Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation staff before submitting a Letter of Inquiry.
Deadline: February 1, 2007. (Letter of Inquiry)


Blue Cross Foundation - Growing Up Healthy: Kids and Communities

Growing Up Healthy: Kids and Communities is a grant-making program to engage community-based health, early childhood development, housing and environmental organizations in improving children's health and well-being in Minnesota. Planning grants of up to $25,000 each and implementation grants of up to $150,000 each are available.

For more information, visit www.bluecrossmn.com.
Please note: Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation staff before submitting a Letter of Inquiry.
Deadline: April 13, 2007 (Letter of Inquiry)


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Ongoing

Bristol-Myers Squib Foundation - Health Education Grants

The Bristol-Myers Squib Foundation is accepting applications for its Health Education Grants program. The purpose of this program is to support sustainable programs in health education. Emphasis is placed on novel programs that may be replicated in other communities.

For more information, visit www.bms.com.


Edna McConnell Clark Foundation – Program for Youth Development Fund

For the past 30 years, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has been committed to improving the lives of people from low-income communities. The Foundation currently focuses the bulk of its resources on strengthening youth-serving organizations so that they can help more young people from low-income backgrounds make a successful transition to independent adulthood. The Foundation seeks to help young people achieve these outcomes:

  • Improved educational skills, achievement and attainment
  • Preparation for the world of work and successful transition to employment and self-sufficiency
  • Success in avoiding high-risk behaviors, such as drug abuse and teen pregnancy

For more information, visit www.emcf.org.


McKesson Foundation

The McKesson Foundation seeks to enhance the health and quality of life in communities where McKesson Corporation operates and its employees live. Their emphasis is focused on access to quality healthcare for low-income youth. Grants are made for specific projects and programs, but general operating support will be considered in some circumstances. The majority of grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. Grant proposals from the same organization may be submitted no more than once each year.

For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.


Oprah's Angel Network

The Oprah Winfrey Foundation supports grant projects in the areas of:

  • Child/youth/adolescent development
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Women & girls programs

Grassroots organizations that assist women, children and families are considered. Focus is placed on programs that generate support for impoverished, at-risk or underserved communities as well as educational initiatives.

For more information, visit www.oprahsangelnetwork.org.


Rosie's For All Kids Foundation

This grant opportunity is to provide financial support to non-profit programs serving economically disadvantaged and at-risk children and their families. The Foundation's main focus is center-based child care, and first priority is given to programs serving low income, urban areas, where many families struggle to find quality child care and early childhood education programs. Non-profit organizations and organizations applying for funds should submit a letter of intent of no more than three typewritten pages. Disbursements are scheduled to occur twice per year in the months of March and October.

For more information, visit forallkids.org.


US Cellular - Disadvantaged Youth and Family Grants

US Cellular is accepting applications for its Disadvantaged Youth and Family Grants program. The purpose of this program is to support organizations that serve disadvantaged youth and families.

For more information, visit www.uscc.com.


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Inkind

There are no new inkind grants available at this time.

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Other Resources

There are no other resources available at this time.

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