MOAPPP Announcements

Building Programs that are Ready for Evaluation

Registration still open for this upcoming MOAPPP Training - Building Programs that are Ready for Evaluation, June 26-27. Sign up Today!

Action Alert – National Update

Ask Congress To End Funding for Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs

There is a pitched battle taking place on Capitol Hill regarding continued funding for failed abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. Congressional leaders are publicly saying that they are prepared to let funding for these programs end. As expected, program supporters are conducting a massive lobbying effort. You can help by telling your Congressional representative to stop investing taxpayer dollars in programs that have not been proven to be effective. Take action today!

’07 Legislative Session Update – Responsible Sexuality Education

Despite overwhelming evidence of its efficacy and incontrovertible support from Minnesota parents, the changes proposed to improve the state’s sexual health education statute were stripped from the final E-12 Education bill sent to the Governor at the close of the session.

The new, updated language had emerged intact from the Education Conference Committee, and was still in the bill the Senate planned to hear on the floor the final day of session. But during last minute negotiations with the Governor the language was taken out, after he signaled his opposition to comprehensive sexuality education.

Several legislators played a key role in keeping the language alive until the end. Bill authors Senator Sandy Pappas and Representative Neva Walker as well as Conference Committee members Representatives Mindy Greiling and Carlos Mariani and Senator Tarryl Clark deserve our thanks. But they also need to know how disappointed we all are that young people’s well-being will continue to be jeopardized because of lack of credible information about sexual health.

Join the Sex Ed for Life coalition as an agency partner or individual member and contribute your voice to the continuing effort to bring science-based approaches to Minnesota classrooms. To join the coalition, visit and Your Summer Gift Giving

June is a busy month for special occasions…graduations, weddings, Fathers’ Day. Conveniently take care of all your gift obligations and support MOAPPP at the same time by shopping online at MOAPPP is partnering with in a special program that gives MOAPPP a percentage of the sales from Amazon purchases that originate on our website. Link to Amazon by clicking on the link above and all the purchases you make during that online session will benefit MOAPPP. This is a year-round promotion so always start at MOAPPP’s website when shopping at!

MOAPPP Training & Education Calendar Available Now!

We are very excited to announce the launch of MOAPPP’s new training and education calendar, which reflects the training and educational opportunities offered solely by MOAPPP, or in partnership with other organizations. Programs listed in this calendar will be held May-December 2007. Detailed program information and registration materials will be available on the MOAPPP website six weeks prior to each event.

You can view the training calendar here.

Updated 2007 Fact Sheets

We know how important it is to have up-to-date, evidence-based information available on adolescent sexual health. MOAPPP provides this information in the form of easily accessible and readable fact sheets, updated with the most current data available.

Macy’s Shop for a Cause to Benefit MOAPPP

Purchase from MOAPPP a $5 Macy's shopping pass for Saturday, October 13, 2007 and you will be entitled to receive 20% off regular, sale and clearance merchandise throughout any Macy’s store in the Twin Cities. This will be a unique shopping experience that will also include additional discounts, entertainment, special events and the opportunity to win thousands of dollars worth of prizes. All this for only $5 and all proceeds from MOAPPP ticket sales benefit MOAPPP! Purchase your tickets today!

Other Announcements

National Campaign Launches Two New Websites

In concert with The National Campaign's expanded mission, they have created and launched two websites in addition to and Both are in their early stages but growing daily. Please also visit:

  • Press Release Regarding The Campaign's Expanded Mission
  • One in Three: The Case for Wanted and Welcomed Pregnancies (PDF)
  • Overview of The Campaign's Definition of Unwanted Pregnancy (PDF)
  • Key Data on Unwanted Pregnancy (PDF)
  • Consequences of Unwanted Pregnancy (PDF)
  • What the American Public Thinks About Unwanted Pregnancy (PDF)
  • A Short Video of 20-Somethings Talking About Unwanted Pregnancy

Call for Promising Practices: Programs & Services for Pregnant & Parenting Teens

Are you making a difference in the lives of teens and/or young families? Healthy Teen Network invites you to submit your organization's program/services for consideration to be included in a new resource currently in development, Working with Young Families: A Compendium of Promising Practices, as well as in nomination for the "Outstanding Emerging Innovation" award. For more information, please visit

In the News

Who Is Influencing Our Teenage Boys' Sexual Behavior?

If you have teenage boys and are unsure about what topics to cover when discussing 'the birds and bees' with them, it may be worth reading the latest piece of research about sexual communication and teenage boys by Marina Epstein and L. Monique Ward from The University of Michigan.

U of MN Help Center Reaches Out to Create Access for Teen Parents

This article from the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder profiles a young college student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities who discovered she was pregnant. She decided to stay in school, and has had a successful college career, thanks in part to the support offered by the University's Student Parent HELP Center.

Reasons for Unprotected Intercourse: Analysis of the PRAMS Survey

This study, recently published in the journal Contraception, was conducted to identify reasons why women had unprotected intercourse that led to an unintended pregnancy.

Risk Taking in Adolescence: New Perspectives From Brain and Behavioral Science

According to this study, an underdeveloped mechanism in the brain increases the chance that teens will engage in risky behaviors. The study also indicates that communities can have a much greater effect on reducing risky adolescent behaviors by implementing interventions focused on environmental change rather than concentrating on information-driven prevention programs. (Steinberg, L. (2007). Risk Taking in Adolescence: New Perspectives From Brain and Behavioral Science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16(2), 55).

What Works: Programs and Interventions that May Influence Outcomes for Youth and Young Children

The Child Trends Data Bank describes more than 60 indicators of the types of programs and interventions that may influence particular outcomes for teens and young children.

Adolescent Maternal Mortality: An Overlooked Crisis

Maternal mortality statistics underscore how societies have failed women, especially young women in developing countries. As many as 529,000 women die each year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and pregnancy is the leading cause of death for young women ages 15 through 19. Programs must provide education, family planning services, and pre- and postnatal care to reduce morbidity and mortality among young women. For more information, visit (PDF)

Relationship Between STD-related Stigma and Condom Use Among Female Adolescents

Published in the June 2007 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, this study identifies sexually transmitted disease-related shame as an important factor affecting the subsequent condom-protected intercourse among African American female adolescents seeking services at teen health clinics. (Sales JM, DiClemente RJ, Rose ES, et al. 2007. Relationship of STD-Related Shame and Stigma to Female Adolescents' Condom- Protected Intercourse. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40(6),573.e1-573.e6)

New Resources

Positive Youth Development Resource Manual

This manual provides a collection of materials for educating community groups about positive youth development, with the ultimate goal of facilitating organizational and community change. For more information, visit

Violence Prevention Curriculum for Middle Schools

The "In Touch With Teens" curriculum by Peace Over Violence empowers youth to have healthy relationships by providing information about power and control, elements of healthy relationships and healthy sexuality, and media literacy as well as education on sexual harassment, sexual assault and dating violence. For more information, visit

The Sexual Health of Asian-American/Pacific Islander Young Women

This fact sheet discusses how young Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women face unique challenges to good reproductive and sexual health, including barriers to good communication about sex, low rates of condom use, and a lack of culturally specific sexual health programs and services. For more information, visit (PDF)

New Edition of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Knowledge Path

The knowledge path is an electronic guide to current, high-quality resources that measure, document and monitor the problem, identify risk and protective factors and report on promising intervention strategies. The knowledge path is available at

Helping Teens Stay Healthy and Safe: Health Care, Birth Control and Confidential Services

This comprehensive series of brochures offers guidance to health care providers, teens and parents of teens about ways they can deliver, receive and support adolescents' access to confidential contraceptive services. For more information visit Helping Teens Stay Healthy and Safe.

Connecting It All: A Summary of CARTA’s 2006 Institute on Racial Disparities in Adolescent Sexual Health

On November 15, 2006 the Center for Applied Research and Technical Assistance - CARTA (via HTN) hosted its second annual Institute on Racial Disparities in Adolescent Sexual Health. The Institute offered a candid discussion on the impact of structural racism and related factors on racial disparities in the sexual health of teens and the quality of adolescent reproductive health services. For a full summary, visit (PDF)

Spanish-Language Website: Campaign for Our Children

Campaign for Our Children, a nonprofit group established in 1987 to promote adolescent preventive-health issues, unveiled a Spanish language version of its popular website.

Resource from Healthy Teen Network - Boys will be Boys: Understanding the Impact of Child Maltreatment and Family Violence on the Sexual, Reproductive and Parenting Behaviors of Young Men

Boys who are exposed to child maltreatment and family violence at rates similar to girls suffer different types of violence than girls, and experience gender-specific responses. Young male survivors are prone to certain sexual, reproductive and parenting behaviors because of their exposure, such as higher rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection, perpetrating violence among their own families and more. More information is available on the Healthy Teen Network website.


June 26-27, 2007
Building Programs that are Ready for Evaluation

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis

We are all committed to providing programs and services that meet the needs of the youth and families we serve. But how do we know if our efforts make a difference? This training provides tools to design effective teen pregnancy prevention programs and evaluate their impact. Participants will learn how to develop a logic model; collect data; use evaluation information to make program modifications; and create reports for stakeholders and funders. Organizations are encouraged to send a team of two or more to the training for maximum benefit. Fee: $100 MOAPPP member /$125 Non-member. Fee is reduced if two or more participants register from the same organization.

This training will be led by Mary Martha Wilson from Healthy Teen Network, and Lori Rolleri from ETR, Inc.

To register, or for more information on the training, please see the event flyer. (PDF) For questions, contact

July 30-August 2, 2007
2007 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health: Engaging Youth: Working Together With Parents And Families

Minnesota Department of Education - Conference Center B
1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville

August 2: Graduate Students Only
Fee: $200

The Center for Adolescent Nursing, Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center and Konopka Institute at the University of Minnesota, along with the Coordinated School Health and MOAPPP are proud to announce our 2007 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health. Check out the program link for more information on this opportunity. Registration deadline is July 16th. For more information, visit the program information page or the registration page. If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Baumgartner at 612-626-0606 or at

October 4, 2007
How do I TALK to my kids about the BIRDS and the BEES?

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Ridgedale Hennepin County Library
12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka
Free Admission

Robie H. Harris, educator and award-winning author of It's NOT the Stork! It's So Amazing! and It's Perfectly Normal, will present age appropriate recommendations on how parents can accurately and comfortably discuss nearly every question about birth, babies, bodies, families and health sexuality! For parents of children from toddlers to teens! There will be time for questions and answers and for book signing with the author. Contact or 651-644-1447 x19 with questions or see the event flyer. (PDF)

October 5, 2007
It's Not the Kids! It's Us! Whose Responsibility Is It to Educate Our Kids and Teens About Sexual Health?

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Temple Israel
2324 Emerson Avenue, Minneapolis
Cost: $15, includes lunch

The "who, what, when, where and why" of sharing sexual health information with our young people continues to be controversial in this country and can wear down even the most committed health educator. Enjoy an informal lunch conversation with award-winning and internationally acclaimed children and teen sexual health book author Robie Harris. Her comments will inspire and renew participants' energy and commitment to the important work of sexual health education. For more information about this event contact or 651-644-1447 x19.

October 13, 2007
Macy's Shop For A Cause (MOAPPP) Day!

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
All Macy's Department Stores

Purchase a shopping pass for $5 from MOAPPP to Macy's Shop For A Cause Day on Saturday, October 13. Your pass will make you eligible to receive savings of 10-20% off of most of your Macy's purchases all day. MOAPPP keeps 100% of the proceeds from the shopping passes it sells. This is a great opportunity to support MOAPPP while getting a jump-start on your holiday shopping at great discounts. For more information, see the event flyer (PDF) and shopping pass donation form (PDF).

November 13-14, 2007
It's That Easy! The Caring Adult's Guide to Talking With Kids About Sex and Relationships

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

This training is for professionals who work with or have access to parents with children ages birth to 18. It offers tools and techniques to help parents share age-appropriate sexual health information with their children. The training includes topics such as attachment, parent-child connectedness, brain development, how to engage parents in identifying and sharing family values on sexuality and healthy relationships, and the influence of media and popular culture. Participants receive the It's that easy curriculum and activities/tool box with the expectation that they facilitate the It's that easy workshops with parents in their community settings. For more information, please see the event flyer (PDF) or contact, 651-644-1447 x19.

Other Events

June 4-August 6, 2007
Introduction to Infant Mental Health

Offered by Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), University of Minnesota
On-line Course

This course offers an introduction to the field of infant mental health and intervention with infants, toddlers and their parents. Readings, video and observational tasks are included to familiarize students with the foundations of infant mental health and direct work with infants and parents. For more information, see the course flyer. (PDF)

June 7, 2007
Movie: Sex Ed & the State

7:00 p.m.
Oak Street Theater
309 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis
Free Admission

The University of Minnesota’s Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center invites you to the premier showing of Sex Ed and the State a documentary created by PRC staff member and graduate student, Jim Winkle. In the film, Minnesota lawmakers, advocates, opponents, educators and others debate the best strategy to fight adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. The premier is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, please see the Oak Street Cinema movie listing.

June 18-22, 2007
Steps Toward Effective, Enjoyable Parenting (STEEPTM)
Relationship-Based Strategies for Working with Infants and Families in High-Risk Circumstances

University of Minnesota East Bank Campus (Room TBD)

Registration deadline: June 11, 2007
Fee: $400 includes registration as well as the manuals and DVD required for the course.

STEEPTM offers relationship-based strategies for working with infants and families in high-risk circumstances. STEEPTM works on the premise that a secure attachment between parent and infant establishes ongoing patterns of healthy interaction. A secure parent-child attachment lays the foundation for later competence and well-being. For more information about this training, visit the Center for Early Education and Development website.

June 19th, 2007
Our Strength, Our Future: Working Together for Latino Adolescents and Their Families in the Twin Cities

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dodge Nature Center, West St. Paul

This conference was developed to bring together a diverse array of people working with Latino adolescents and their families in the Twin Cities to be inspired, refreshed and energized. Conference planners include: Aqui Para Ti, Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Centro Cultural Chicano, El Colegio High School, Hennepin County, La Escuelita, La Familia Guidance Center, La Oportunidad, Neighborhood House, Pacer, West Side Community Health Services and the University of Minnesota. For more information and/or to register, visit

June 27, 2007
National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day is critical to the fight against HIV/AIDS because it presents an opportunity for people nationwide to learn their HIV status, and to gain the knowledge they need to take control of their health and their lives. An estimated 250,000 people in the United States are HIV/AIDS positive and don’t even know it. National HIV Testing Day also provides an invaluable opportunity to dispel the misinformation and stigma associated with HIV testing, and to reach those who have never been tested or who have engaged in high-risk behavior since their last test. For more information, visit and

July 11-13, 2007
The National Black Religious Summit 11 on Sexuality: Breaking the Silence

Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the National Black Church Initiative of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, this summit will continue the dialogue on critical issues affecting the African American community, including teen pregnancy, sexuality and religion, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and other issues of reproductive health. For more information, contact or 202-628-7700, or visit

July 16-18, 2007
8th Annual Native American Prevention Program Sharing Conference: Joining Voices

Shooting Star Casino
Hotel and Event Center, Mahnomen

Fee: $30 (up to 3 youth per paid adult attend for free)

Learn about specific prevention programs and strategies that are being implemented with Native American youth audiences; learn about evidence-based programs, principles and practices; network with other prevention program professionals. For more information, please see the conference brochure. (PDF)

November 14-17, 2007
Healthy Teen Network 2007 National Conference
On Their Turf: Creative Ways of Supporting Teens & Young Families

Baltimore, Maryland

Each year, Healthy Teen Network's conference attracts more than 600 professionals who work on behalf of adolescents and their children to reduce teen pregnancy, promote beneficial decisions regarding sexuality and reproductive issues, ensure healthy pregnancies and support teen parents to raise healthy children. For more information, please visit the 2007 Conference Home page.

Funding Opportunities

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

Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This grant opportunity is designed to support cooperative agreements to enhance the programmatic and administrative capacities of public and private agencies providing services to runaway and homeless youth populations.

For more information, visit
Deadline: June 25, 2007

Strengthening Families - Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Program - Minnesota Department of Human Services – Children’s Trust Fund

MDHS is seeking proposals from qualified responders to develop, operate and/or expand community-based, family support programs to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect by promoting protective factors that strengthen and support families. Responders will demonstrate the capacity to achieve positive outcomes for children and families in communities with high rates of child maltreatment and/or other risk indicators associated with the incidence of child maltreatment.

For more information, contact Lori Ellingson at 651-431-3881 or or visit (PDF)
Deadline: June 25, 2007

Grants for Youth Programs - Finish Line Youth Foundation

The Finish Line Youth Foundation supports youth athletic and wellness programs that place importance on living a healthy lifestyle, bolstering their confidence and leadership skills, and teaching them the importance of teamwork, especially those that focus on direct services with tangible results. Grants generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) organizations whose primary focus is on assisting children and young adults 18 and under, especially those near Finish Line stores.

For more information, visit
Deadline: June 30, 2007

Colin Higgins Foundation Grants

This grant opportunity is designed to support organizations that build the power and leadership of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, ages 13 to 24.

For more information, visit
Deadline: June 29, 2007

After-School Support Grants - Pohlad Family Foundation

A total of $400,000 is available to support after-school support programs in two different areas: Academic Achievement and Youth Development. Academic Achievement grants will support programs that can demonstrate increased student achievement during the 2007-08 school year. Youth Development grants will support programs that provide youth with a safe, friendly and fun place to be after the school day.

For more information, visit
Deadline: June 29, 2007

Nurse Home Visitation Grants - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This grant opportunity is designed to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing nurse home visitation services, and by providing or referring parents who would benefit from them to healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood services.

For more information, visit
Deadline: July 2, 2007

Intergenerational Approaches to HIV/AIDS Prevention Education With Women Across the Lifespan Pilot Program - Department of Health and Human Services

The purpose of this pilot program is to develop cross-generational HIV/AIDS prevention education approaches specific to women at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS and other female members of the family 12+ years old.

For more information, visit
Deadline: July 2, 2007

Social Change Fund Grants - Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Through the Social Change Fund, the Women's Foundation of Minnesota supports ideas and funds women's and girls' nonprofit groups, projects or organizations across Minnesota that are working to change attitudes, change systems and break down barriers so that women and girls attain economic, social and political equality. One of the foundation’s five “Cornerstone” areas is guaranteeing women’s health and reproductive rights.

For more information, visit
Deadline: July 2, 2007

YouthBuild Grants - U.S. Department of Labor

This grant opportunity is designed to provide disadvantaged youth with education and employment skills to achieve economic self-sufficiency in high-demand occupations, and with access to postsecondary education and training opportunities.

For more information, visit
Deadline: July 3, 2007

Carolyn Foundation

The Carolyn Foundation seeks to fund programs that empower economically disadvantaged children and youth by supporting their families and others to inspire, nurture, educate and guide them to achieve long-term stability and well being. Funding is limited to programs in the Minneapolis area.

For more information, visit
Deadline: July 15, 2007

General Children's Welfare Grants - The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation

The purpose of this program is to support initiatives that improve knowledge about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children in communities.

For more information, visit
Deadline: July 15, 2007

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General Children's Health Grants - Ronald McDonald House Charities

The purpose of this program is to support initiatives that improve the health and well being of children around the world.

For more information, visit

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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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