MOAPPP Announcements

ROLL WITH US! Saturday, March 3, 2007 - tickets are still available!

Minnesota RollerGirls

MOAPPP is partnering with the Minnesota RollerGirls for an event to benefit MOAPPP at the legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium in downtown St. Paul. Support MOAPPP and witness the hottest and fastest growing female Xtreme sport hitting the country. Expect skilled skating action, front row crowd collisions and an electric atmosphere! Don't be left out in the cold, join us for some hot roller derby action.

Call for Exhibitors for MOAPPP's 16th Annual Conference, May 3-4, 2007

MOAPPP 2007 Conference

Please join us as an exhibitor for the 16th Annual MOAPPP Conference. Exhibit information and registration forms are now available online. (PDF) The Conference convenes approximately 400 social service and health care providers, educators, advocates, program directors and youth who work to prevent adolescent pregnancy and support pregnant and parenting teens. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to promote your program, organization or business! Exhibit space is limited, so register TODAY!

MOAPPP Annual Awards Nominations

MOAPPP 2007 Conference

Each year, MOAPPP honors individuals, agencies, policy makers and programs that make outstanding contributions toward the promotion of adolescent sexual health, the prevention of adolescent pregnancy and the support of adolescent parents in Minnesota. Please let us know about the people you know who deserve to be recognized by their peers. With your help, we can honor the remarkable efforts going on throughout the state. Nominations are due on March 30, 2007. Please visit our website to download the nomination form. (PDF)

MOAPPP is Recognized by the Minnesota Fathers and Families Network

MOAPPP was recognized as Advocate of the Year-Outstanding Agency by the Minnesota Fathers and Families Network at their conference on January 23. This award is given to an organization that has provided valuable leadership in support of policies or legislation affecting issues of positive parenting and fathering.

MFFN recognized MOAPPP for its spirit of partnership with programs serving boys and men, its history of recognizing the importance of fathers in the lives of teens and its continued advocacy on behalf of fathers of children born to teen mothers. Thanks to the MFFN for this inspiring award.

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Other Announcements

Reproductive Health 2007 Conference

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for Reproductive Health 2007, the annual meeting of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Society for the Advancement of Reproductive Care (SARC) and Society of Family Planning (SFP). This year's conference will be held on September 26-29 in Minneapolis. Deadline for abstracts is March 21, 2007, 5:00pm EST. For more information, visit

In the News

President Requests $204 Million in FY 2008 for Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs

The President's Fiscal Year 2008 budget includes an increase of $28 million in abstinence-only-until-marriage funds, for a total of $204 million. There is still no evidence that this type of programming has any positive effect on adolescent sexual behavior. Conversely, there is ample evidence that young people who receive more comprehensive sex education that includes discussion about abstinence and contraception are more likely to delay sexual initiation longer, have fewer partners and use contraception when they do become sexually active. For more details about the President's budget proposals in this area, visit

2006 Minneapolis Teen Parent Connection Report Card

First published in 2001, the Teen Parent Report Card provides policy-makers, service providers, health planners and advocates with information about trends in teens having families and the ways that teen parents use services in Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County. For a copy of the 2006 Teen Parent Connection Report Card, go to the Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support (MDHFS) website. (PDF) For more information, contact Dave Johnson (MDHFS) at 612-673-3948.

New Resource: Confidential Adolescent Health Care

The Center for Adolescent Health and Law has produced a policy compendium that includes material drawn from 20 medical and health care organization policies regarding confidentiality in adolescent health care. The information is excerpted from organizational position statements, resolutions, position or policy papers. A full version is available online. (PDF)

New Research: Trends in Premarital Sex

A new study published in Public Health Reports shows that the vast majority of Americans have sex outside of marriage. Analysis of data from the National Survey of Family Growth shows that even among Americans born in the 1940s and those who remained abstinent in their teens, premarital sex is the norm. These findings argue for education and interventions that provide the skills and information people need to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Read the full study on

New Resources for Adolescent Parent Providers

As a part of the Young Families Initiative, Healthy Teen Network recently released "Helping Teens Help Themselves: A National Blueprint." This blueprint represents a multi-year, multidisciplinary approach to increase supportive housing options for pregnant and parenting teens exiting foster care.

Adolescent parent providers might also be interested in HTN's November 2005 report "Promoting Successful Transition from Foster/Group Home Settings to Independent Living Among Pregnant and Parenting Teens." This report discusses the difficulties faced by teenagers in foster care/group settings and related public policies.

New Resource: Parent Involvement

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy recently released a new report related to parental involvement: "Terms of Engagement." This report offers practical advice on how to involve parents in programs to prevent teen pregnancy. The report is available for download and purchase on the Parent Portal.

Illinois State Representative Introduces Bill That Would Include HIV Testing in Routine Physicals for Students

Illinois Rep. Mary Flowers (D) has introduced a bill that would include HIV testing in routine physical examinations that Illinois students take before entering school, the Chicago Tribune reports. Under the bill, test results would remain confidential and school files would indicate if students have taken an HIV test. Fore more information, please visit

Rates of Condom Use Increase

Researchers from the University of Brighton studied trends in condom use reported in the British National Probability Sample Surveys. Results indicate that rates of condom use increased substantially between 1990 and 2000, particularly among young people; however, inconsistent condom use by individuals with high rates of partner acquisition may contribute significantly to the recent resurgence in STIs. This group is an important target for intensive and specific sexual health interventions. For the abstract of the full study, please visit

Physician Groups, CDC Recommend HPV Vaccination for Girls Ages 11 and 12

Changes to the 2007 immunization schedules for children and adolescents in the U.S. include recommending that girls ages 11 and 12 receive Merck's human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil. The immunization schedules are issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and approved by the CDC and the American Academy of Family Physicians. For more information, visit

Population Effect of Increased Access to Emergency Contraceptive Pills

Researchers from Family Health International reviewed 23 studies to analyze how increased access to emergency contraceptives affects pregnancy rates and use of the pills (Raymond et al., Obstetrics & Gynecology, January 2007). Findings indicate that increased access enhances use but has not been shown to reduce unintended pregnancy rates. For more information, visit

Bill Introduced That Would Require Washington Schools To Provide Medically Accurate Sex Education; Survey Finds Curricula Differences Across State

A bill introduced in the Washington state legislature would require school districts in the state that provide sex education to teach medically and scientifically accurate information, the AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. Sex education is not mandatory in the state, although HIV/AIDS prevention education is required. A report released Tuesday by the Healthy Youth Alliance found that about one-third of Washington school districts do not allow teachers to discuss condoms or other forms of contraceptives and that 20% of such school districts teach that abstinence is the only way to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections. For more information, visit

Sexual Behaviors After Universal Screening of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Healthy Young Women

More than 1,700 women in the U.S. Marine Corps training program were followed to determine if standard screening, treatment and a brief counseling session for sexually transmitted infections altered their sexual behavior. Results indicate that substantial numbers of women engaged in risky sexual behaviors after universal STI screening and counseling. Compared with STI-negative women, STI-positive women were at increased risk for subsequent STI acquisition regardless of their similar behaviors. As universal STI screening is increasingly implemented, follow-up care will likely be required to further reduce risky behaviors and address network-level factors. For more information, visit

National Women's Law Center Releases Updated Publication on Pharmacy Refusal Laws, Policies and Practices

Don't Take 'No' for an Answer: A Guide to Pharmacy Refusal Laws, Policies and Practices examines laws, regulations and other policies governing prescription drug dispensation. For more information, visit


May 3-4, 2007
MOAPPPs 16th Annual Conference:
Broadening Our Perspective: Refining Our Approach

Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN

MOAPPP 2007 Conference

The MOAPPP Conference is the annual gathering of Minnesota professionals committed to teen pregnancy prevention and support for pregnant and parenting teens. Join more than 400 colleagues for two days of dynamic speakers, challenging workshops and countless opportunities for networking and conversation. Conference brochures will be in the mail and on the MOAPPP website in late February, 2007. For more information and details, please see our conference page.

March 2, 2007
SEFL Youth Advisory Group Meeting

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
State Capitol, St. Paul, MN

Help plan the 2007 SEFL Youth Lobby Day at the Capitol!

Youth who have previously attended a lobby day and newly interested youth are invited to have input into planning this year’s event. Youth and young adults interested in participating in this year’s Youth Advisory Group meeting should contact Lorie at MOAPPP at 651-644-1447 x12 or

March 3, 2007
ROLL WITH US! - A MOAPPP Benefit Event

Pre-Party 6:00 p.m., Bout 7:30 p.m.
Roy Wilkins Auditorium
175 West Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN

Minnesota RollerGirls

MOAPPP is partnering with the Minnesota RollerGirls for an event to benefit MOAPPP at the legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium in downtown St. Paul. Support MOAPPP and witness the hottest and fastest growing female Xtreme sport hitting the country. Expect skilled skating action, front row crowd collisions and an electric atmosphere! Don't be left out in the cold, join us for some hot roller derby action.

For more information, and ticket prices, please see the event flyer (PDF) and ticket order form (PDF). You can also order tickets online. If you have any additional questions or need help, contact Lisa at 651-644-1447x16 or

March 28, 2007
SEFL Youth Lobby Day at the Capitol

Time to be determined
State Capitol, St. Paul, MN

Youth and their parents will learn about the legislative process and issues surrounding comprehensive sexuality education and minors' consent. Please join us for this opportunity to learn about SEFL issues, hear from advocates and legislators, and if schedules permit to meet with the legislators from your district. For more information, contact Kate at MAP at

May 19, 2007
An Evening at the Guthrie - Boats on a River - A MOAPPP Benefit Event

Pre-event gathering at 6:00 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m.
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis MN

Join us for a performance of Boats on a River in the intimate Dowling Studio, the Guthrie's own "black box" theater. Boats on a River, set in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is a riveting drama that portrays the struggles and aspriations of those who work to free children enslaved by sex traffickers. A MOAPPP pre-event gathering will be hosted in the historic Washburn A. Mill complex next door to the Guthrie prior to the performance. Watch MOAPPP's website for more details!

Other Events

February 5, March 29, April 25, 2007
Lessons from the Field: Attachment Series

Coffman Union University of MN, Minneapolis and 25 host sites in Greater MN

As part of its Lessons from the Field Series, the Center of Excellence in Children's Mental Health at the University of Minnesota is sponsoring a series of workshops focused on attachment theory and interventions.

Specific workshop topics include:

  • Disturbances of attachment in early childhood
  • Inter-relationship between attachment and other mental health concerns
  • The intervention/treatment models

Fee: $15.00 per session. Visit for more information and for a current listing of video host sites around the state.

February - May 31, 2007
What's New with Teens and Their Families? Research Update for Professionals

Online Course

What is normal teen behavior? How do families change through the teen years? This online workshop developed by U of MN Extension Service Family Relations faculty explores current research in normal adolescent development, how it impacts the parent-adolescent relationship and the two-way relationship between teens and their larger family system. Registration is $45 per person, including CEUs. You may register until February 28, with the course remaining open until May 31. Participants may go in and out of the course as many times as they wish. To view an online brochure or to register, go to Questions? Contact Colleen Gengler at or 1-888-241-4635.

February 12, 2007
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Secret Lives of Your Children Without Reading Their Diaries

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Free admission
Temple Israel Auditorium
2324 Emerson Avenue, Minneapolis (parking in rear)

Scott Fried is motivational speaker based in NYC and author of two books for teens: If I Grow Up-Talking to Teens about AIDS, Love and Staying Alive, and My Invisible Kingdom: Letters from the Secret Lives of Teens. Through detailed personal accounts of teens from around the world, this talk reveals the secrets most teens would like to keep from their parents. Scott's talk will offer specific ideas and techniques on parenting a teenager through the difficult time of adolescent angst and their bugeoning experiences as the newst members of the sexual community. If you need more information please call 612-374-0344.

February 13, 2007
26th Konopka Lectureship

10:00 a.m.
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN

Featuring Keynote Speaker, Pedro Noguera, Ph.D. Free and open to the public. Reception will follow the lecture.

For more information, contact Glynis Shea at 612-624-3772 or

February 16, 2007
Reflective Parenting Programs: Theory, Models and Practice

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McKnight Foundation
710 South 2nd Street, Suite 400, Minneapolis MN

This presentation by Arrieta Slade, PhD, will define reflective functioning, examine its connection to the larger context of attachment theory and describe the application of these concepts to an intensive early home visiting program, "Minding the Baby". Arietta Slade, Ph.D. is Professor of Clinical and Developmental Psych. at the City University of New York, and Assoc. Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Slade has published widely in a number of areas including the clinical implications of attachment theory and research. Most recently she has been involved in developing reflective parenting programs in community settings. Cost: $20.00. For more information or to register, please contact Dana Isder at 952-939-0396 You can also register online.

March 7, 2007
Every Student Connected: Communication, Culture, and Climate

8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Dr.
Brooklyn Center, MN
Registration due by February 27, 2007

Workshop will include:

  • Creating/preserving safe schools and healthy students: What we know and what we can do.
  • Developing a language of connection.
  • Setting up school climate committees.
  • Addressing bullying with positive, proactive, and effective strategies.
  • Reducing the impact of gangs on school climate.
  • Modeling positive climate through positive staff relationships.
  • Training bus staff on connectedness strategies.

For more information please see the event flyer (PDF) or if you have questions call 612-348-5618.

March 19, 2007
Dads Make A Difference - Teen Training

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Kelly Inn, St. Paul

Dads Make a Difference (DMAD), a service-learning, youth development opportunity for teens, is conducting a day-long training program in St. Paul for senior high school students. The training prepares teens to teach a 4-lesson curriculum to youth in grades 6-8 about the importance of fathers in children's lives. DMAD is designed to prevent too-early parenting and increase the involvement of the future generation of fathers. The curriculum focuses on the legal, financial and emotional responsibilities of parenting. Registration: $45 per participant ($55 with lodging); sliding fee or scholarships are available. The training is open to school and agency groups statewide. For more information, contact Jan Hayne 651-222-1622 or

April 13, 2007
Children, Health and Culture: 6th Annual Conference on Cultural Competence in Pediatrics

St. Paul Heart and Lung Conference Center
255 North Smith Avenue, St. Paul, MN

This conference is an all-day event that offers learning and exchange on pediatric health care for cultural and linguistic minorities. Sponsored by Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and the Center for Cross Cultural Health. For more information, contact Elsa Batica at 612-813-7724 or

April 1, 2007 (Deadline)
Condom Campaign Contest

If you work with young people between the ages of 15-24, they could win $500! Advocates for Youth is holding a contest for a new design for their Condom Campaign. The winning designs will be distributed all over the United States. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2007. More details available at

April 17-18, 2007
Healthy Girls: A Canvas for Life

U of MN Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul MN

The Minnesota Conference on Adolescent Females offers a variety of educational and creative learning opportunities for women and men who work with adolescent girls. The conference offers a variety of workshops, panels featuring girls speaking for themselves, creative arts performances and a book and resource fair. The conference is designed to enlighten, support and inspire all professionals who are concerned about the future of adolescent girls. For more information about applying, submitting a workshop proposal, conference sponsorship or registration, go to

Funding Opportunities

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

The Athwin Foundation

The Athwin Foundation accepts general purpose and project proposals from organizations in the areas of human services, education, the arts and humanities, the natural environment and organizational capacity building. Areas of interest include family services for adolescent parents and youth development programs.

For more information, visit
Deadline: March 1, 2007 (letter of inquiry)

Luther I. Replogle Foundation

The funding priorities of this foundation are organizations that address the needs of youth living in, or at risk of long-term poverty. Of particular interest are programs for teen pregnancy prevention. Geographic focus of this foundation is limited to the west metro area and Minneapolis only. Letters of inquiry and proposals are accepted only online.

For more information, visit
Deadline: March 15, 2007

Lillian Wright and C. Emil Berglund Foundation

The Lillian Wright and C. Emil Berglund Foundation accepts project proposals from organizations that serve children and youth in areas of health, education, leadership, culture, environment and recreation. Areas of interest include youth development programs. The foundation confines its giving to the eastern half of the Twin Cities metropolitan area (Ramsey, Washington and Dakota counties). Average grant size is $1,000.

For more information, call Vicki Miller at 651-665-5414.
Deadline: March 15, 2007

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RGK Foundation

The RGK Foundation is accepting applications for grants in the areas of community, education and health/medicine. The purpose of this program is to support projects in the areas of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention and youth development. All applicants must complete an electronic letter of inquiry from the website as the first step.

For more information, visit

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There are no new inkind grants available at this time.

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Other Resources

The Governor's Council on Faith and Community Service Initiatives

Created by Governor Tim Pawlenty, the goal of the Governor's Council on Faith and Community Service Initiatives is to develop a stronger connection between state government, faith and community organizations. The goals of this council are to:

  • Provide faith and community organizations with direct access to state and federal funding resources.
  • Provide referrals and support to increase organizational capacity for medium to small size organizations.
  • Recognize and promote best practices models to establish new partnership opportunities.

The council has developed a website that lists current funding opportunities, available training workshops, seminars, technical support and existing service providers. It can be accessed at

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