MOAPPP Announcements

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 with national trainers Lori Rolleri and Steve Bean from ETR Associates on October 11 or October 12. Check out MOAPPP's online resources to help you plan LTM events and awareness campaigns during the month of October. Start talking today!

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

MOAPPP's 16th Annual Conference is May 3-4, 2007. The conference brings together over 400 health and social service providers, educators, advocates, and managers who work to prevent adolescent pregnancy and support pregnant and parenting adolescents. We invite you to submit a workshop proposal for this year's conference (PDF). Go to the conference page of the MOAPPP website for more information.

An Exciting Lets' Talk Month Activity for Parents and Teens

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! Join the Youth Performance Company for the world premiere screening of its Ameriprise Financial 2006 Ivey Award Winning production, "The Talk: An Intercourse on Coming of Age." For more information on the showing please see the flyer and our event posting.

The DVD version is also available, with accompanying discussion guide. It 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.

Other Announcements

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, October 15, 2006

Latinos in the United States continue to be disproportionately affected by the HIV and AIDS epidemic, with the second highest AIDS case rate in the nation. Social, economic, and cultural barriers limit the ability of many Latino youth to receive accurate and adequate information on preventing HIV, STIs and unwanted pregnancy. Latino youth need comprehensive, accurate information and culturally competent, confidential, and affordable services in order to help stop the spread of HIV. For information on the Awareness Day, please visit

For national resources on Latinos and HIV/AIDS, visit: HIV/AIDS Policy Fact Sheet: Latinos and HIV/AIDS (PDF), The Facts - Youth of Color: At Disproportionate Risk of Negative Sexual Health Outcomes or From Research to Practice: The Sexual Health of Latina Adolescents - Focus on Assets.

In the News

Two New Pregnancy Prevention Resources from Advocates for Youth

  • Building Local Coalitions to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: A Select, Annotated Bibliography - Includes a list of sources and materials to help in building local coalitions to prevent teen pregnancy.
  • Creating Successful Public Education Campaigns to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and HIV: A Select, Annotated Bibliography - This is a useful tool to help nonprofit organizations, coalitions, and councils create successful public education campaigns to prevent pregnancy, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STI) among youth.

New Teen Pregnancy Data Report Released

The Guttmacher Institute report, U.S. Teenage Pregnancy Statistics: National and State Trends and Trends by Race and Ethnicity, provides detailed charts and tables on teen pregnancy, birth and abortion data (1972-2002). For a copy of the full report, go to (PDF).

New Research: Pregnancy and Youth in Foster Care

According to this National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy brief, "Science Says #27: Foster Care Youth," nearly half of young women in foster care have been pregnant by age 19 compared to about one fifth of their peers not in foster care. The brief presents detailed data on sexual behavior, contraception use, pregnancy and birth rates, and the use of reproductive health services among youth in foster care. To read the brief, visit Science Says #27: Foster Care Youth (PDF).

New Research: Adolescent Girls' and Boys' Use of Health Services

These briefs from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy use data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) to report on teens' use of reproductive health services. According to the briefs, almost half of all teen girls report that they have received a reproductive health service in the past year whereas; teen boys have particularly low rates of primary care use. For more information, please see Science Says #28: Adolescent Girls' Use of Health Services (PDF) and Science Says #26: Adolescent Boys' Use of Health Services (PDF).

FDA Updates Birth Control Patch Warning

On Wednesday, FDA announced it has updated the warning label on birth control patch Ortho Evra to include information from two conflicting studies on increased risk of blood clots among patch users. For more information, please visit

Health Promotion Activities on College Campuses

The New York Times examines health promotion campaigns conducted by the condom industry on college campuses aimed at promoting condom use and safer-sex messages in an effort to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, STIs and HIV. To read the full article, please visit

Nationwide Survey of Sexual Health Resources on College Campuses

The makers of Trojan brand condoms recently released the results of a nationwide survey about sex education and sexual health resources provided by United States colleges and universities. For more information, please visit

Ortho-McNeil Reduces Prices of Its Contraceptive Pills to $3.20 for a 30-Day Supply

After sudden proposed price increases, Ortho-McNeil - the contraceptive for the majority of family planning clinics nationwide - said it will charge $3.20 for a 30-day supply of the contraceptive pills in offers to public health programs. This is more than a 90% reduction from the recently proposed price hike. To read the full article, please visit

New Research on Workplace-based Program for Parents to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health.

This article reviews the role that parents can play in adolescent sexual health, presents the theoretical framework used to develop the "Talking Parents, Healthy Teens" initiative, and describes the program's components and intervention strategies. Available at

Federal Bill Introduced to Reduce Number of Unintended Pregnancies and Abortions (HR 6067)

The bill, called the Reducing the Need for Abortions and Supporting Parents Act, would require states to cover contraceptives for women with incomes of up to 200% of the federal poverty level. It also would establish grants for sex education programs and would require programs with a focus on abstinence to include thorough instruction on contraceptives. The bill, which includes 20 initiatives, would increase funding for health care for low-income women with children, provide no-cost visits from nurses to teens and women who have given birth for the first time, expand a tax credit for adoption and fund child care services for parents in college. For the full article, please visit


October 11 & 12, 2006
Parent Child Connectedness: New Interventions to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

A one-day workshop offered on two dates
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
October 11: The PREP Center - District 287, 1820 Xenium Lane North - Plymouth
October 12: Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Avenue South - Minneapolis
Registration Fee: $75.00

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 science-based intervention activities designed to maintain and increase PCC in families. For more information, please download the flyer and registration form.

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

3:30 p.m. - 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, For questions about the course structure and content, contact Michele Fallon at CEED, 612-874-4741,

Other Events

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 using 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

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

Thursdays, September - October
Metropolitan State University
700 East 7th 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 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:, Internet Chatting & More: Keeping Youth Safe Online (10/26)

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

October 7, 2006
Planned Parenthood's Autumn Mother-Daughter Retreat—An Annual Let's Talk Month Event

Making the Connections, A Day of Discovery for Mothers and Daughters welcomes mothers or mentors and their 10-12 year-old daughters into a fun-filled day of connection and communication, exploring the subject of puberty and celebrating the joys and strengths of being girls and women. While the retreat on Saturday, October 7th is full, a second retreat is being scheduled for later in the month. Please call the Education & Training Information Line at 612-821-6198 for registration information, or to schedule your own group for a retreat.

October 9 - 13, 2006
Parenting Across Cultures

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

The Wilder Foundation, along with Lutheran Social Services 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, (PDF) or contact Juanita Slagerman at 651-642-2052 or

October 12, 2006
Lights On Afterschool!

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Avenue - St. Paul, MN

Lights On Afterschool! is promoted by the National Afterschool Alliance and is designed to raise public awareness about the importance of afterschool and community-based opportunities. For more information, contact For more information, please visit

October 13-14, 2006
Men Can Make a Difference State Conference

Cragun's Resort, Brainerd, MN

This conference is for men who desire a world in which they, their children, partners, parents and friends can live free from the threat of sexual harm and abuse. The conference features Jackson Katz and Tony Porter. For more information or to register, please visit

October 18, 2006
Lessons from the Field: Attachment Workshop Series

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Metro Location: $15 per workshop or $45 for the series Video
Sites in Greater MN: No registration fee

U of MN, McNamara Alumni Center and host sites in Greater Minnesota via video streaming The Center of Excellence in Children's Mental Health at the University of Minnesota is sponsoring a series of four workshops focused on attachment theory and interventions. The first workshop is "What is Attachment Theory Really?" presented by Dr. Martha Farrell Erickson, PhD. All workshops will be available via video streaming at host sites in Greater Minnesota. Go to CECMH website for more information and for a current listing of video host sites around the state.

October 19, 2006
MN YIPA Workshop: Preventing Sexual Harm of Youth

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Metropolitan State University Auditorium, St. Paul Campus
700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN

Cost: $35.00 members/$45.00 non-members

This workshop examines the current attitudes and sexual behaviors of young people and our society; and gives participants practical tools to counter negative sexual messages and promote healthy sexuality. For more information, go to and scroll down.

October 21, 2006
Health Summit One: Reconnecting African American Youth, Family and Community

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Center for Families Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
3333 4th Street North, Minneapolis, MN

Free, but limited to first 75 registered participants
Lunch from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

The Health Summit is to help strengthen family communication around issues of puberty, sexuality and sexual reproduction, bring more awareness of health disparities that affect our communities and give resources and tips for prevention. The Summit breakout sessions will also address teen pregnancy prevention, self-esteem and self-awareness.

For more information and to pre-register, please contact Theresa Ross at (612) 251-1459 or , be ready with the total number and names of participants who will attend.

October 23, 30 and November 6, 2006
The MN Youth Work Institute: Positive Youth Development as a Primary Prevention Strategy Against Sexual Violence

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1000 East 80th Street, Bloomington, MN

Cost: $110 ($100 before October 15)

Historically, there has been a tension between those adults who work in "prevention and intervention" settings and those who work in "developmental" settings with youth. This workshop bridges those philosophies and explores how using a positive youth development approach to working with youth is a primary prevention strategy. The goal of this workshop is to understand how to support and guide all young people in building healthy relationships in all facets of their lives. To register, please visit

October 24, 2006
World Premiere of The Talk: An Intercourse of Coming of Age

An educational film created by Youth Performance Company (PDF)
5:00 p.m. - Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis
Call 612-623-9080 to reserve your complimentary VIP ticket!

Attend the "red carpet world premiere" of this original, teen-driven film which includes sketch comedy, songs, and personal stories about the realities of puberty. Meet the stars of the film, buy the DVD and discussion guide and let's talk about it!

October 25, 2006
Teen Parent Connection Forum and Resource Fair

11:00 a.m. - 12:30: Forum and Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:00: Networking and Resource Fair
Sabathani Community Center
310 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN

The Teen Parent Connection Community Forum and Resource Fair is a great opportunity for organizations that work with teen parents and their families to network, collect resource information and provide program information to other organizations. For an invitation or to register to participate in the fair, please see the brochure (PDF).

October 27, 2006
Every Student Connected: How to Create a Safe and Respectful School Climate

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Oak Grove Presbyterian Church
2200 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN

Cost: $20 individual, $10 per person for teams of three to five, $5 students.

Nationally recognized research shows that the health and future success of students are closely linked to how connected they feel to their school. This workshop will explore the effects of teasing, harassment, bullying and physical violence, as well as how to create a safe and respectful environment.

For more information, contact Jeannette Raymond at jraymond@fcs. To register, call Becca Boesen at 612-728-2084.

October 28, 2006
First Annual Interfaith Teen Summit: Addressing Teen Relationship Issues by Exploring Faith Traditions and Values

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church
585 Fuller Avenue, St. Paul, MN

This summit will allow teens the opportunity to address relationship issues, including sexuality issues, by exploring faith traditions and values in youth-facilitated workshops. A parent/adult forum addressing the same issues will be facilitated by a leader in the field of faith traditions and values as they relate to teen relationships. For more information and registration requirements, contact Juliet Mitchell at 651-330-1050, , or Merceil Burkhalter at 612-529-3593, .

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 or 612-230-3253.

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)

Doubletree Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin

GLICHE is an intensive five-day residential institute for professionals working in adolescent reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, community health, school classrooms, GLBT, sexuality and family planning education. For more information and to register, please visit

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

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.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Parenting Capacities and Health Outcomes in Youth and Adolescents

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for its Parenting Capacities and Health Outcomes in Youths and Adolescents grant program. The purpose of this program is to support initiatives that improve parenting capacities in order to reduce high-risk behaviors in children and adolescents.

For more information, visit
Deadline: November, 1 2006

Deluxe Corporation Foundation

The Deluxe Corporation Foundation supports nonprofit organizations serving communities where deluxe facilities are located. The Foundation's grant focus areas are education, cultural, and human services.

For more information, visit
Deadline: November 15, 2006

Grotto Foundation

The mission of the Grotto Foundation is to benefit society by improving the education and the economic, physical, and social well-being of citizens, with a special focus on families and culturally diverse groups. Grotto favors small organizations that work within their own communities in Minnesota. Maximum size grant is $10,000.

For more information, visit
Deadline: November 15, 2006

Perkins Foundation

This private foundation primarily supports projects helping youth face the various forces that affect their lives in a modern society; especially drug and alcohol abuse. Preferred form of initial contact is a letter of inquiry and request for guidelines.

For more information, contact (952) 473-8367.
Deadline: November 15, 2006

Securian Financial Group

Securian's contributions mission is to enhance the quality of life and vitality of our community by investing in nonprofit organizations that make a positive difference. Funding requests will be considered from human services, community support and health organizations that are demonstrating a service in an area of unmet need that does not already receive United Way funding.

For more information, visit
Deadline: November 15, 2006

Protective Life Foundation

The Protective Foundation is accepting applications for its At-Risk Youth Grants program to support the education and healthy development of young people. Disease prevention and research is also of interest.

For more information, visit
Deadline: November 25, 2006

Minneapolis Rotary Community Service Foundation

The Local Community Service Committee represents the members of the Rotary Club of Minneapolis in their support of local community service projects that improve the quality of life within the Twin Cities metro area. The Committee favors organizations that address basic human needs; projects that are of a demonstration nature; small identified capital improvement or special purpose. Average size grant is $1,650.

For more information, visit
Deadline: November 30, 2006

Minnesota Department of Education - 2007 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants.

These funds are intended to establish and/or expand community learning centers that will provide students with academic enrichment and youth development opportunities during out-of-school time. The CCLCs' specific purposes are to:

  • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment
  • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities
  • Offer opportunities for literacy and related educational development to families of participating students

For more information, visit, email or call 651-582-8447 or 800-934-7113.
Deadline: December 15, 2006 (Intent to Apply Notification is due)

Teammates for Kids Foundation

The Teammates for Kids Foundation accepts proposals for grants from nonprofit organizations that specialize in working with needy children in the areas of health, education and inner-city services.

For more information, visit
Deadline: February 1, 2007

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Ben & Jerry's Foundation - Grants for Social Change

The Ben & Jerry's Foundation supports nonprofit, grassroots organizations which facilitate progressive social change by addressing underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. Applicants must demonstrate that their project will lead to societal, institutional and/or environmental change; address the root causes of social or environmental problems; and lead to new ways of thinking and acting.

For more information, visit

Herbalife Family Foundation - Improving the Lives of Children Grant

The Herbalife Family Foundation is accepting grants for its improving the Lives of Children Grant program. The purpose of this program is to support organizations and programs that focus on areas including nutrition, prevention of substance abuse and promotion of physical and emotional health in children.

For more information, visit

Mall of America Foundation

The Mall of America is accepting applications for its Foundation for Youth Grants program. The foundation's mission is to create opportunities that promote the self-development, well being and education of youth, their families and their communities.

For more information, visit

Office Depot - Helping Kids and Schools Grants

Office Depot is accepting applications for its Helping Kids and Schools Grants Program. The purpose of this program is to support organizations in the areas of health, education and the welfare of children. Funds should be used to directly provide services.

For more information, visit

Otto Bremer Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Program.

The purpose of the Otto Bremer Foundations Organizational Effectiveness Program is to help nonprofits strengthen their internal capacity. The Foundation broadly defines organizational effectiveness as anything from increasing their ability to more effectively "tell their story," to providing training for board members, from improving their overall organizational management, to building their capacity for advocacy. Nonprofits are encouraged to think about the kind of capacity building that will help them reach a new level of effectiveness and community impact. Potential applicants are encouraged to carefully read the guidelines and contact the foundation before submitting an application to the fund.

For more information, visit

Payless ShoeSource Foundation

The Payless ShoeSource Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities where its employees and customers live. Grant requests under $5,000 are considered monthly. Grant requests over $5,000 are considered quarterly.

For more information, visit

Saint Paul Foundation Management Improvement Fund

The Management Improvement Fund (MIF) provides funding to nonprofit organizations operating in, or serving a substantial portion of their clients in the Twin Cities East Metro area (Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties). The MIF is specifically targeting the leadership and capacity needs of groups and organizations serving neighborhoods and cultural communities and makes grants for technical assistance and consultation to help improve the capacity and management of nonprofit organizations. Funds must be primarily used for consultation fees or training expenses. Applications must be received two months prior to Foundation board meeting.

For more information, visit


There are no new inkind grants available at this time.

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Other Resources

Guide to Federal Resources for Youth Development

A new publication from America's Promise – The Alliance for Youth, the "Guide to Federal Resources for Youth Development," provides information on more than 100 federal funding sources that are directly related to the core resources of youth development. The guide is designed to provide organizations with the information they need to apply for Federal funds. Grant programs are listed by the department that operates the program and cross-referenced to one or more of the five core resources (caring adults, safe places, a healthy start and future, effective education, and opportunities to help others). Basic information on the Federal grant-making process is also provided. To view the guide, visit (PDF)

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