MOAPPP Announcements

MOAPPP BenefitBenefit Invitation

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - MOAPPP's Annual Benefit

It's not too late to join other MOAPPP supporters at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant for amazing food by premier Chef Jack Riebel, and musical entertainment by Ronn Easton's All Star Soul Revue, featuring the music of legends like The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Four Tops, The O'Jays, Brothers Johnson, and many, many more all-time magic Motown favorites.

View the event invitation. We're tapping our toes in anticipation!


Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!

Many thanks for the generous support from the sponsors of MOAPPP's 18th Annual Conference.

Silver Sponsor
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Funding made possible in part by cooperative agreement #5U58DP524993-04

Bronze Sponsors
Children's Trust Fund, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Maternal and Child Health Section, Minnesota Department of Health

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

Greater Twin Cities United Way


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

Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support

Minnesota Department of Education

Minnesota Prevention Resource Center

Q Health Services

Sexual Violence Prevention Program, Minnesota Department of Health

MOAPPP's 2009 Annual Awards

Please join us in congratulating this year’s annual awards recipients! These individuals and organizations were honored during the Annual Awards Ceremony at the MOAPPP Conference.

Individual of the Year
Terry Bosacker, Executive Director
West Suburban Teen Clinic

Program of the Year
Community Doula Program
American Indian Family Center
Saint Paul

Advocate of the Year
Glynis Shea, Center Communications Director
Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota

Community Partner
Aqui Para Ti
Hennepin Family Care East Lake Clinic

New Beginnings Cast of Characters
Carver Scott Educational Cooperative

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2009 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report & County Reports Now Available!

This report is a summary of the sexual health of Minnesota's adolescents and uses the most current data available. The report provides information on key sexual health indicators, such as pregnancy and birth statistics, STI/HIV, health disparities, low birth weight and prenatal care, sexual activity and other risk and protective factors in a brief and easy-to-read format. A copy of this report (PDF) is available on our website. Adolescent Sexual Health Reports for each of Minnesota's 87 counties are also available for download here.

Other Announcements

Obama Releases Fiscal Year 2010 Budget

On May 7, 2009, President Obama released his budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2010. In his budget, Obama zeroes out funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and allocates over $170 million to fund evidence based and promising programs to prevent teen pregnancy. We are pleased with this significant step forward towards funding programs that have been shown to improve outcomes for young people. The President's budget is the first step; now Congress must follow his lead and appropriate funding for programs that work. Stay connected by joining the MOAPPP Advocacy Network. Additional information and budget details are available at

Call for Award Nominations for Celebrating Healthy Teens and Young Families

Healthy Teen Network invites nominations for its Annual Awards Program, which recognizes programs, groups and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to promote the health and well being of youth through their personal or professional efforts. Awards will be presented during the Healthy Teen Network Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida. Nominations are being accepted for Outstanding Teen Parent and Outstanding Emerging Innovation (presented to a program that is comprehensive in scope, innovative and linked with other appropriate public or private agencies and could possibly be replicable in other areas).

For more details, visit Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2009.

For Youth

Call for Nominations: Youth Leadership Team

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is now accepting applications for the 2009-2010 Youth Leadership Team (YLT). The YLT is a select group of 14- to 17-year-olds from across the nation who work with The National Campaign in a variety of ways. In the past, YLT members have had their opinions published in publications, served as teen spokespeople for media and press outlets such as USA Today, The New York Times, MTV, and The Washington Post; visited Capitol Hill and met with their Senators and Representatives to talk about teen pregnancy prevention; and developed creative teen pregnancy prevention projects in their own communities. For more information, download the application packet (PDF). Applications must be submitted by June 22, 2009.

In the News

New Contraceptive Device Is Designed to Prevent Sexual Transmission of HIV

Researchers have published results showing that a new contraceptive device may also effectively block the transmission of the HIV virus. The new device is a vaginal ring that releases multiple types of non-hormonal agents and microbicides, which would prevent conception as well as sexually transmitted HIV infection. Read the full article.

New Resources

Goddess Menses and the Menstrual Show: A New DVD Released by Youth Performance Company

Youth Performance Company (YPC) introduces a new DVD and discussion guide for teen girls, parents and educators. Goddess Menses demystifies menstruation and the related physical and emotional changes of girlhood. Segments are factual (what is "normal" menstruation anyway), funny (beware the tampon-stealing Tamburglar) and astonishingly frank, as girls reflect on the journey from self-consciousness to self-acceptance during adolescence.

For more information, visit

New Publication from CDC - Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth: School Connectedness

Efforts to improve child and adolescent health have typically addressed specific health risk behaviors, such as tobacco use or violence. However, results from a growing number of studies suggest that greater health impact might be achieved by also enhancing protective factors that help children and adolescents avoid multiple behaviors that place them at risk for adverse health and educational outcomes. Check out this CDC publication to learn more.

Toward a Common Future: Latino Teens and Adults Speak Out About Teen Pregnancy
New National Survey of Latino Teens and Parents Released

Latino teens cite their parents more than any other source when asked who most influences their decisions about sex. These and other findings are in a new survey commissioned by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). To read the full study, visit

Medical Costs of Unplanned Pregnancy and Cost Effectiveness of Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy

This publication from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy summarizes available information about direct medical costs due to births, abortions and miscarriages that result from unwanted pregnancies. The authors determine that either the provision or coverage of family planning services is a cost effective way to reduce unplanned pregnancy and is associated with both public and private sector savings. Read the report (PDF).

Does the Withdrawal Method Deserve Another Look?

The June issue of Contraception includes a commentary from Rachel Jones of the Guttmacher Institute on withdrawal as a method of contraception, which highlights that withdrawal is only slightly less effective than the male condom at preventing pregnancy. The authors suggest that health care providers and health educators should discuss withdrawal as a legitimate, if imperfect, method when counseling individuals about their contraceptive options. Read the full article (PDF).

Science and Success: Programs that Work to Prevent Subsequent Pregnancy Among Adolescent Mothers

About 20% of infants born to adolescent mothers is a second or third child. Moreover, U.S. adolescent pregnancy and birth rates remain among the highest in the western world. Given the need to focus limited prevention resources on effective programs, Advocates for Youth undertook exhaustive reviews of existing research to produce this report, which includes a list of programs proven effective in preventing or reducing the incidence of second and higher order pregnancies or births among adolescent mothers. Read the full report (PDF).

Ensuring Access to Education for Pregnant and Parenting Students

National Women's Law Center has produced three new fact sheets on the treatment of pregnant and parenting students and the importance of keeping them in school. One-quarter to one-third of female dropouts say that pregnancy or becoming a parent played a role in their decision to leave school. Providing better support for pregnant and parenting students; together with implementing effective pregnancy prevention measures; are critical steps for schools to take in their efforts to reduce those dropout rates.

CDC's Adolescent Reproductive Health Website

The CDC's Adolescent Reproductive Health website has recently received a makeover. This site showcases many helpful resources, such as research, statistics, publications and success stories.

Parent Warmline Volunteer

Sponsored by Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Parent Warmline is a free telephone service designed to enhance parent-child interaction. Volunteers provide parents with person-to-person support, practical advice and resources about parent-child relationships and the behavior and development of children from infants to teens. For more information, see the flyer (PDF) or contact Marty Rossmann at , 651-690-4370.

New Research

The Relationship between Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Risk-Propensity in African-American Women

The results of this study published in the Journal of Family Violence highlight a variety of ways in which the intimate partner violence (IPV) intertwines with the HIV epidemic.

New Study Examines Trends in Teen Reproductive Health

A new Child Trends study finds that changes in family and relationship characteristics among American teens have been associated with positive trends in reproductive health since the early 1990s. Despite these positive trends, however, the recent increase in the U.S. teen birth rate shows the continued importance of improving reproductive health behaviors among teens.

Effective Curriculum-Based Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs for Adolescents

The most recent paper (PDF) from Dr. Douglas Kirby examines curriculum-based HIV/STD prevention programs that have been rigorously evaluated. The authors found that effective programs gave clear messages about behavior, stressing the importance of abstinence as well as the importance of using condoms and contraception to protect from pregnancy and STIs. Of the small number of abstinence-only programs that met the criteria for rigorous evaluation, none were found to be effective at delaying sex, increasing the return to abstinence, or reducing the number of partners.

Trends in Sexual Risk Behaviors, by Nonsexual Risk Behavior Involvement, U.S. High School Students, 1991-2007

Researchers studied trends in sexual risk behaviors among young people and association (if any) with nonsexual risk behaviors, such as drinking and drug use. Researchers examined data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)'s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance. Researchers found that trends in sexual risk behavior were shared among young people in all demographics, and from 1991-2007 there has been an overall increase in sexual activity among sexually active young people, with only a modest increase in the use of contraception and condoms. Read the article.

Infidelity, Trust and Condom Use Among Latino Youth in Dating Relationships

Latino youth in the U.S. are at an increased risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections when compared with their non-Hispanic white counterparts. The authors of this study examined whether relationship characteristics—including the length of the sexual relationship, trust in one's sexual partner, perception of a partner's infidelity and one's own sexual concurrency—are linked with condom use among Latino adolescents and young adults.


MOAPPP BenefitBenefit Invitation

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - MOAPPP's Annual Benefit

It's not too late to join other MOAPPP supporters at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant for amazing food by premier Chef Jack Riebel, and musical entertainment by Ronn Easton's All Star Soul Revue, featuring the music of legends like The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Four Tops, The O'Jays, Brothers Johnson, and many, many more all-time magic Motown favorites.

View the event invitation. We're tapping our toes in anticipation!


June 18, 2009
Becoming Indispensable: Ensuring Program Sustainability

9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Wilder Center
451 Lexington Pkwy North, St. Paul

Now that you've implemented an effective adolescent pregnancy prevention program, how can you ensure it is sustainable over time? This training, led by Tom Klaus from Advocates for Youth, Washington, D.C., examines how program and organizational sustainability are interconnected; how evaluation results can build community and financial support; and the optimal conditions necessary for programs to continue beyond the life of their original funding. This session is designed for executive directors, program managers and Board members from community-based organizations. For more information and to register for this training, see the flyer and registration form (PDF). Questions? Contact Jill Farris at 651-644-1447 x18 or

June 19, 2009
What About the Baby? Nurturing Healthy Attachment in Young Families

9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Rochester Community and Technical College
Coffman Hall 206/208, 851 SE 30th Avenue, Rochester

Early learning happens in the context of relationships. This workshop focuses on the importance of relationship between adolescent parents and their children and between young families and the professionals who work with them. It offers insight into the strengths and challenges faced by young parents, the competing developmental agendas of adolescent parents and their children, and strategies for promoting relationships that lead to the healthy development of both parent and child. (This workshop has been offered in the past under the title Relationship Matters). For more information and to register for this training, see the flyer and registration form (PDF). Questions? Contact Sue Fust at 651-644-1447 x15 or

June 23-24, 2009
It's That Easy: The Caring Adult's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sawmill Inn of Grand Rapids
2301 South Pokegama Avenue, Grand Rapids

If you work with parents/caregivers of children birth to 18, you are in a unique position to support them in their critical role as sexuality educators for their children. However, sexuality is not always easy to discuss. Come learn tools and techniques to engage parents/caregivers in developmentally appropriate approaches to raising sexually healthy children. Participants receive the It's That Easy manual, a comprehensive guide designed to help you work with parents in your community.

For more information, see the flyer and registration form (PDF). Questions? Contact Jocelyn Broyles at 651-644-1447 x19, Scholarships are available.

Special acknowledgements to our partners for their dedication to this project: Healthy Youth Development–Prevention Research Center-U of MN, Health Start/West Side Community Health Services, Saint Paul-Ramsey County Department of Public Health, Sexual Violence Prevention Program-MN Department of Health, Teen Age Medical Service, West Suburban Teen Clinic, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota International Health Volunteers.

June 24, 2009
Engaging Boys: Practical Strategies for Promoting the Sexual Health of Young Men

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wilder Center
451 Lexington Pkwy North, St. Paul

This workshop weaves youth development principles with best practices from around the country for engaging young men on issues of sexual health and responsibility. This highly interactive session, led by Chuck Marquardt from the California Family Health Council, Inc., explores the impact of conflicting social messages about masculinity, creative approaches for involving boys in pregnancy prevention and practical strategies for modifying services to engage young men. For more information and to register for this training, see the flyer and registration form (PDF). Questions? Contact Jill Farris at 651-644-1447 x18 or

July 20–July 22, 2009
Making Proud Choices!: Training of Educators

July 20–21: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
July 22: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville

Making Proud Choices! is an 8-module curriculum for use by school districts, faith communities and community organizations that provides adolescents with the knowledge, confidence and skills to reduce their risk of STI/HIV and pregnancy. This curriculum, designed for youth ages 11-13, emphasizes waiting to have sex or using condoms if young people choose to have sex. In addition to the 2 ½ days of highly interactive training, each participant receives a copy of the Making Proud Choices! curriculum, an activity set and video clips. For more information and to register, see the flyer and event registration form. Questions? Contact Jill Farris at 651-644-1447 x18 or

July 27–29, 2009 (July 30 for graduate students)
Social and Emotional Health for All Young People: Expanding Approaches
2009 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health

Minnesota Department of Health, Snelling Office Park, St Paul

At the 2009 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health, learn strategies for enhancing supportive environments and fostering skills for social and emotional health for all young people. Gather ideas for adding to what’s already working, whether in a community clinic or youth program, at school or after-school, within a residential center or a juvenile justice setting. Practice skills for selecting optimal approaches for reaching young people, all of whom we hope are on healthy social and emotional pathways to adulthood. For more information and to register, visit

Sponsored by the Center for Adolescent Nursing, University of MN, School of Nursing. Co-sponsored by Coordinated School Health, MN Department of Education; Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center and Konopka Institute, Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, University of MN; Maternal and Child Health Section, MN Department of Health; and MOAPPP..

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 2009. For additional information, visit

No Coalition events in June.

Other Events

June 8, 10, 15 & 16, 2009
The BoyShow, Youth Performance Company

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theatre
810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
Doors open at 6 pm; show at 7 pm

The always-bold Youth Performance Company reveals everything awkward and embarrassing about "growing up guy" in The BoyShow. In their own words, boys share their perspectives on a range of subjects, from puberty to absent fathers and more. By turns hilarious, informative and heartbreaking, The BoyShow provides a glimpse into the teenage male mind. For more information, visit

Summer Courses offered at University of Minnesota Family Education

*CI5900-Sec 103 - Why Do Teens Act That Way? A Guide for Family Educators (1 credit)
Registration # 93522
Instructor: David Walsh
Tuesday, June 09, 2009, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

This course will describe the major features of adolescent brain development and explain how they influence the behavior of preteens and teens. Risk taking, impulsiveness, moodiness, problems with communication, changing sleep patterns, and many other typical traits are all due to the changes taking place in the adolescent brain. In addition, this course will explore the needs of adolescents and strategies for parents and teachers to help teens survive and thrive during this dynamic developmental stage.

*CI5900-Sec 005 - Fatherhood (1 credit-online course)
Registration # 91814
Instructor: Chris Buzzetta
Saturday, July 4, 2009 to Friday, August 7, 2009
Online Chat: Thursdays 7:00 p.m.–7:45 p.m.

The course explores unique aspects of the father-child relationship and the important role fathers play in child development. Participants will explore: attachment, topics of diversity and changing perspectives on masculinity and gender roles. They will also discover ways the father-child relationship can be fostered within educational settings. This class consists of 5 weekly modules.

If you have any questions about registering for these courses, contact onestop student services at 612-624-1111. If you would like to learn more about these courses or other courses and programs offered in Family, Youth, and Community contact Heather Cline at or 612-624-1294.

June 15–August 17, 2009
Prenatal Developmental Interventions: Strategies for Professionals Working With Families During Pregnancy - Online Course

Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

CEED welcomes registrations for our first public offering of this online course. A continuing education certificate for 24 clock hours approved and issued by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota can be earned by successfully completing course requirements. Please register for this course by June 8. For more information and to register, visit Questions? Contact Karen Anderson, CEED online course manager at 612-625-6617 or .

June 15–16, 2009
Minnesota Early Intervention 2009 Summer Institute: Evidence-based Practices Revisited

St. John's University, Collegeville

The Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute is a unique professional development opportunity provided to the early childhood field through sponsorship by the Minnesota Department of Education. Gain new insights and develop new skills for your work with young children and families. For more information and to register, visit

Parenting With No Workshop

August 17-Moorhead
October 20-Minneapolis
November 6-St. Cloud

Parenting with No, a new workshop from MediaWise with featured speaker, Dr. David Walsh, delivers practical, hands-on training based on key messages and strategies from the bestselling book, "No, Why Kids—of All Ages—Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It" which sparked a statewide movement, Say Yes to No. The workshop is designed for parents as well as teachers, early childhood professionals, social workers, parent educators and health care providers. Optional leader's training is included and continuing education credits will be available. For more information or to register, visit

Summer 2009
MACMH Summer Training Series

For everyone who cares for or works with infants, children, or youth. 15 sessions are offered throughout Minnesota, many of which would be of interest to those working with adolescents and with teen parents. For more information, see the event flyer (PDF).

Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposal – 2009 Infertility Prevention Project (IPP)

The "Screening and Treatment for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in Minnesota, 2009 Infertility Prevention Project (IPP) Request for Proposals" will be published on the MN state register on May 4, 2009.

The grant purpose is to reimburse clinics for some of the costs of providing screening tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea to uninsured sexually active females ages 15-25 and their sexual partners, and to treat those who are positive. Work is proposed to start on January 1, 2010.

Entities eligible to apply are medical clinics located in or serving patients who reside in the zip code areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul that had the highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea in 2007 and 2008, according to the MDH STD surveillance system. Those zip codes are: 55103, 55104, 55106, 55114, 55117, 55403, 55404, 55405, 55407, 55408, 55411, 55412, 55415, 55429 and 55430.

For additional information, visit

Proposals are due by Wednesday, June 17.

New RFP Now Available from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: Increasing the Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

This grant announcement seeks to support and elevate—in both direct and indirect ways—greater interest in, good news about and more use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs). Initial letters of intent are due by midnight, Eastern Time on Sunday, July 5th and full application information is available in the proposal (PDF).