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MOAPPP Annual Conference

The 2008 conference brochure is available on the MOAPPP website. This year’s conference will challenge us to Broaden Our Perspective—to reflect on old assumptions and conventional wisdom about the youth we serve and the work we do—and Refine Our Approach to better match the realities and opportunities that exist today. Join more than 400 colleagues for two days of dynamic speakers, challenging workshops and countless opportunities for networking and conversation. For more information, visit the MOAPPP conference page.


Thanks for the generous support of our Conference Sponsors

Silver Sponsor
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bronze Sponsors
Minnesota Department of Education

Minnesota Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Section

Purple Sponsors
Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

HealthPartners

Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center, Division of Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

Metropolitan Health Plan

Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support

Minnesota Department of Health, Sexual Violence Prevention Program


Celebrate 17 Years of MOAPPP!

MOAPPP's 17th Anniversary Benefit Logo

The Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant plays with fire—and soul—when Cuban piano virtuoso Nachito Herrera meets members the Steele family of gospel singers for a tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire. "Unlikely, yet unstopped," writes the Star Tribune. Don't miss this celebration of MOAPPP's 17th year as Minnesota's #1 resource for healthy youth sexual development.

Thursday, May 15, 2008
6:00-9:30 p.m.
The Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant in Minneapolis

Opening Remarks by Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak

Dinner by Chef Jack Riebel

Musical tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire by Nachito Herrera and Fred Steele


Teen Pregnancy and Birth Rates Rise for First Time in 16 Years

MOAPPP recently released a data report detailing a rise in the state’s teen pregnancy and birth rates. Data from 2006, the most recent year for which data are available, show the state’s teen birth rate increased by 7%, more than twice the increase at the national level. Rates rose more steeply for 15-17-year-olds than for 18- and 19-year-olds. The report is available on the MOAPPP website.

Other Announcements

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

Annual Alcohol Awareness Month began in 1987 in an effort to reach the American public with information about alcoholism. Underage drinking is a significant but often overlooked problem in the United States; young people between the ages of 12 and 20 are more likely to use alcohol than tobacco or illicit drugs, including marijuana. For more information on alcohol awareness, visit the following links:

  • The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) World Services, Inc.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

STD Awareness Month

April is National Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Awareness Month, a health observance created to increase awareness about STDs, including their transmission, prevention and treatment. STDs continue to be a major health threat in the United States, especially among adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit the American Social Health Association.


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Across the country, organizations and individuals working collectively to end sexual violence recognize the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The purpose of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is to increase the public's understanding about sexual violence and its impact on sexual violence survivors, families and communities. For more information, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

For Youth

April 8, 2008
Sex Education Rally at the Capitol–Youth Lobby Day

12:30-1:00 p.m.
State Capitol Rotunda

Show your support of sexuality education by joining us for a lunchtime rally at the Capitol. This rally is a part of the 2008 Youth Lobby Day, sponsored by the Coalition for Responsible Sex Ed. Youth and adults of all ages are encouraged to attend the rally. For questions, contact Amy Kodet at publicpolicyintern@moappp.org or 651-644-1447 x17.


April 19, 2008
Hear My Voice! Are You Listening? YOUTH RALLY

4:00-7:00 p.m.
St. Paul Central High School
275 North Lexington Parkway
No Charge

A Civic Engagement, Public Achievement, Voter Registration Youth Rally featuring music, hip hop/holy hip hop, spoken word, gospel, dance, special guests and celebrities, legislators, representing many cultures, communities, schools, faith based groups and more. View the flyer.

In the News

One in Four Adolescent Girls has a STD

A new CDC study indicates that one in four (26%) young women between the ages of 14 and 19 in the United States—or 3.2 million teenage girls—is infected with at least one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (HPV, Chlamydia, herpes simplex virus and trichomoniasis).


Minnesota STD Report

The Minnesota Department of Health recently released its 2007 Annual Summary of STDs. One of the Department's findings is that adolescents and young adults accounted for 68% of chlamydia and 56% of gonorrhea cases reported in 2007.


Researchers Find that Sex Ed Cuts Teen Pregnancies

University of Washington researchers found that students who receive comprehensive sex education are half as likely to become teen parents and no more likely to engage in intercourse than peers who receive none or abstinence-only sex education. An abstract of the study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, is available online.


Iowa Becomes 17th State to Reject Federal Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Money

Iowa recently became the 17th state to withdraw from the federal abstinence-only-until-marriage block grant program to the states through Title V funding. www.siecus.org


Sexually Active Teens With Romantic Relationships More Likely To Use Contraception

Sexually active teenagers who identify their relationships with partners as romantic and who go out socially with those individuals are more likely to use contraceptives than similar teens in casual relationships. Visit npwf.convio.net for more information.


HPV Vaccine Cervarix Effective for More Than Six Years

GlaxoSmithKline recently reported that their human papillomavirus vaccine Cervarix provides significant protection against the four most common cancer-causing HPV strains for 6.4 years.npwf.convio.net.

New Resources

New Guide Challenges Us to Change the Odds for Children and Youth

The Forum for Youth Investment published a definitive guide to the “Ready by 21 Challenge”–a plan that calls on states and communities to change the odds for children and youth by changing the way they do business. To read the guide, visit forumfyi.org.


New STD Brochures

New brochures on bacterial vaginosis, Chlamydia, genital herpes, genital HPV, gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, STIs and pregnancy, and trichomoniasis are available at www.cdc.gov.


Updated Data Websites from National Campaign

The data section of the National Campaign’s website has recently been redesigned. Visit the State Data Section to get detailed profiles of state data on sex, pregnancy, contraception and other issues. The National Data Section of the website has also been streamlined—visit to find pregnancy and birth data, the costs of teen childbearing and the results of polling with adults and youth.


A Guide to Addressing Teen Dating and Sexual Violence in a School Setting

Written by Peace Over Violence, this new publication is intended to encourage schools to develop policies and protocols regarding teen dating violence and sexual violence.


New State Report Cards on Teen Dating Violence

Break the Cycle has issued the first-ever report cards evaluating the level of legal protection each state offers young victims of domestic and dating violence. Read more at endabuse.org. The State-by-State Teen Dating Violence Report Card 2008 is available at www.breakthecycle.org.

New Research

Minnesota Parent Survey Indicates Support for Sex Education in Schools

A new survey of Minnesota parents indicates overwhelming support for medically accurate and comprehensive sex education in school. The survey was conducted by the Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center at the University of Minnesota. 89% of surveyed parents believe sex education in schools should include information about pregnancy prevention, reproductive health, sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention while also encouraging students not to have sex.


Depression Raised Risk of Subsequent Pregnancies Among Black Teen Moms

Black American teen mothers who have depression symptoms may be more likely to become pregnant again within two years of giving birth, says a University of Maryland School of Medicine study.


How Risky Are Social Networking Sites? A Comparison of Places Online Where Youth Sexual Solicitation and Harassment Occurs

This research study found that 15% of all youth reported an unwanted sexual solicitation online in the last year. Harassment was more commonly reported in instant messaging than through social networking sites. The authors conclude that broad claims of victimization risk, at least defined as unwanted sexual solicitation or harassment, associated with social networking sites do not seem justified. Read more at pediatrics.aappublications.org.


Recently Homeless Youth More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex

According to this study in the Journal of Adolescent Health, youth who have become homeless recently are more likely than other youth to engage in risky sexual behavior that can lead to the transmission of HIV and other STDs.


Study Examines Outcomes of Having Older Sexual Partners During Adolescence

This study examined whether the negative influences of having sex at a young age with an older partner extend into young adulthood. Researchers found that young females who engage in early sexual activity with older partners are at especially high risk of adverse reproductive health consequences. Read the abstract at www.blackwell-synergy.com.


Prenatal Care Among U.S. Teenagers

Researchers in the March issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health examined the social and demographic factors that might affect trends in the initiation of prenatal care among teenagers in the U.S.


Promoting Science Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention

This article presents a multi-site, capacity building effort called the Promoting Science-based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention project (PSBA) and provides ideas about how providers can proactively bridge science and practice in the field of prevention. MOAPPP has been a part of this project since 2002. To read the abstract, visit www.springerlink.com.

MOAPPP Events

May 1 - 2, 2008
MOAPPP's 17th Annual Conference
Broadening Our Perspective: Refining Our Approach

MOAPPP Annual Conference

Earle Brown Heritage Center
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

This year's conference will challenge us to Broaden Our Perspective-to reflect on old assumptions and conventional wisdom about the youth we serve and the work we do-and Refine Our Approach to better match the realities and opportunities that exist today. Join more than 400 colleagues for two days of dynamic speakers, challenging workshops and countless opportunities for networking and conversation. For a sample of keynotes and workshops, visit the conference webpage or view the Conference Brochure. (PDF)


Coalition for Responsible Sex Ed Events

 Coalition for Responsible Sex Ed 

MOAPPP is a founding member of the Coalition for Responsible Sex Ed. The Coalition advocates for policies on sexuality education and access to confidential health care for minors. Here is a list of Coalition events for 2008. For additional information, visit www.coalitionforsexed.org.


April 8, 2008
Youth Lobby Day

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
State Capitol Great Hall and Rotunda

Show your support of sexuality education by joining us for a lunchtime rally at the Capitol. This rally is a part of the 2008 Youth Lobby Day, sponsored by the Coalition for Responsible Sex Ed. Youth and adults of all ages are encouraged to attend the rally. For questions, contact Amy Kodet at publicpolicyintern@moappp.org or 651-644-1447 x17. Register online or download the registration form and photo consent form. (PDF)

Other Events

March - May 2008
"Lunch and Learns" Enhancing Cultural Competency

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Children's Hospitals and Clinics, St. Paul and Minneapolis

This free workshop series is dedicated to growing cultural competency. For more information, see the event flier. (PDF)


April 1-10
Minnesota Student Survey: Getting the Most Out of Your Student Survey Data—Next Steps

This training will take place at various locations through Minnesota between March 31 and April 10. A presenter from the Minnesota Department of Education will cover ways you can use your Minnesota Student Survey data. This event is free and pre-registration is required. For more information, visit http://emprc.org.


April 7-11, 2008
University of Minnesota School of Public Health Film Festival

In recognition of National Public Health Week, the School of Public Health, its community partners and the Minnesota Public Health Association are offering free films about public health issues. Films on Friday, April 11, include Sex Ed and the State and vintage sex ed films. For more details, visit www.sph.umn.edu.


April 8, 2008
Let the Healing Begin: Engaging African American Adolescent Males Around Life Choices

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center

This conference provides an opportunity for community leaders, educators and youth service providers to learn ways to engage adolescent African American males around issues of violence and community life. Notions of manhood and masculinity among adolescent African American males will be explored. Participants will learn more practical ways to promote healthy lifestyle alternatives to violence and crime, as well as strategies to promote coping with anger, aggression and societal frustration. For more information, visit www.mnyipa.org.


April 9-12, 2008
Youth for a Change: The 19th Annual National Service-Learning Conference

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 South 2nd Avenue, Minneapolis

Sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council, this conference will convene youth and pracitioners who practice service-learning. The conference will showcase regional service-learning projects and provide keynote addresses from internationally recognized experts. For more information and to register, visit www.nylc.org.


April 15-16, 2008
18thAnnual Minnesota Conference on Adolescent Females

University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Drive, St. Paul

This conference offers a variety of educational and creative learning opportunities for women and men who work with adolescent girls featuring workshops, panels of girls speaking for themselves, creative arts performances and a book and resource fair. For questions about presenting in workshops or becoming a vendor or sponsor, contact Sue Weyer at 651-295-8216.


April 19, 2008
Hear My Voice! Are You Listening? YOUTH RALLY

4:00-7:00 p.m.
St. Paul Central High School
275 North Lexington Parkway
No Charge

A Civic Engagement, Public Achievement, Voter Registration Youth Rally featuring music, hip hop/holy hip hop, spoken word, gospel, dance, special guests and celebrities, legislators, representing many cultures, communities, schools, faith based groups and more. View the flyer.


April 19, 2008
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

A Walk to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence

Registration starts at 7:00 a.m., Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
Burnsville Center, Burnsville

This nationwide event gives men the opportunity to stand up and "walk-the-walk" to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate the community about support services. Participants are asked to submit their registration forms by March 28, 2008. For more information, contact the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program (SAFE): Fairview Ridges Hospital Attn: SAFE, 201 East Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville, MN 55337 or 952-892-2714.


April 23, 2008
Somali Reproductive Health Forum

12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota Church Center Building
122 West Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

Minnesota International Health Volunteers will present the results of its qualitative research study about how Somali adolescents learn and communicate about sexuality and reproductive health. Topics will include cultural norms in the Somali community about discussing sexuality and reproductive health, including parent/youth communication, Somali community perspectives on the importance of educating youth about sexuality and reproductive health, and recommendations for culturally appropriate outreach and education about sexuality and reproductive health for Somali youth. Registration is free but required at www.mihv.org.


April 23-24, 2008
Strengthening Families to Prevent Child Abuse 2008 Conference

University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Drive, St. Paul

Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota announces their annual conference, "Prevention Works: Igniting Change for Families.” For more information and registration, visit www.pcamn.org or see the conference brochure. (PDF)


April 29, 2008
Just Because It's Not Wrong Doesn't Make It Right...Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically

Professionals - 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Lord of Life Church
14501 Nowthen Blvd. NW, Ramsey
Fee: $24

Parents - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fred Moore Middle School Center for the Arts
1523 South 5th Avenue, Anoka

The Anoka County Child Abuse Prevention Council, an action team of the Alliance for a Violence-free Anoka County, and Connexus Energy announce that Barbara Coloroso, nationally recognized author and speaker, will be presenting at both a professional and community event on Tuesday, April 29. Ms. Coloroso, who wrote, The Bully, The Bullied and the Bystander, will be addressing her remarks based on her new book, Just Because it's Not Wrong Doesn't Make it Right...Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically.

For more information or to register for the professional event, contact Donna McDonald at 763-422-7047 or donna.mcdonald@co.anoka.mn.us. To register for the parent event, call 763-433-4145.


May 9, 2008
Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN) Meeting

(Location and Time – TBA)

The May SVPN meeting topic will feature Minnesota Men's Action Network: Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence. Because men have a unique opportunity and responsibility to be involved in sexual violence prevention, this meeting will include discussion about how the Men’s Action Network is organizing men in the state, how participants can involve men locally and how men can be most effective in aligning with women to create equal, safe and sexually responsible relationships in homes, social institutions and communities. For more information, visit www.health.state.mn.us.


June 11-13, 2008
HIV/AIDS/STDs and Human Sexuality Education Conference

Kansas City, Missouri

The sixth annual regional conference focusing on HIV/AIDS/STDs and Human Sexuality features two and a half days of keynote presentations and workshops. For more information and registration, see the conference brochure.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Teen Relationship Violence Prevention

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a new initiative to address the prevention of teen dating and sexual violence entitled Building Healthy Teen Relationships. This initiative will support the creation and evaluation of comprehensive community-based models of prevention that aim to decrease relationship violence and increase positive, protective relationship skills. Up to eight geographically and ethnically diverse sites will receive up to $250,000 per year for up to 48 months.

For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.
Deadline: April 16, (3 p.m. ET) for brief proposals


Medica Foundation - Reducing Racial, Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care

Reducing Racial, Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care is a funding opportunity designed to identify gaps in health care for diverse and low-income populations and to develop programming related to the identified racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in the areas of health care literacy and preventive services. Individual grants may be awarded for amounts up to $40,000.

For more information, visit www.medica.com.
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry accepted from June 1 through June 20, 2008


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