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Teenwise Minnesota provides Minnesota’s professionals with a wealth of information related to teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent parent support. Follow the links below for specific information on resources, public policy, outreach, training and communications.

Teenwise Minnesota is a resource for evidence-based information on adolescent pregnancy and parenting in Minnesota. This section provides current statistics, model programs and curricula, national and state resources, and the latest research on what works to promote adolescent reproductive health.

Teenwise Minnesota provides training and educational forums to increase the capacity of Minnesota professionals to use evidence-based strategies to prevent teen pregnancy and support adolescent parents. This section provides Teenwise Minnesota's training calendar, annual conference information, PowerPoint presentations and links to additional Minnesota training opportunities.

Public Policy
Teenwise Minnesota is committed to ensuring that evidence-based public policies to prevent teen pregnancy and that support adolescent parents are adopted and implemented at state and local levels. This section describes the public policy issues that Teenwise Minnesota supports and provides information on how you can advocate for these issues.

Community Connections
Teenwise Minnesota works closely with communities most impacted by teen pregnancy through professional trainings and individualized assistance to community-based agencies. This section describes key Teenwise Minnesota outreach efforts including: Adolescent Parent Network, Latino Outreach, Let's Talk Month, Plain Talk / Hablando Claro, Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month, and the Saint Paul-Ramsey County Teen Pregnancy Project.

Teenwise Minnesota promotes our messages through a variety of sources. This section provides links to Teenwise Minnesota's quarterly newsletter, monthly email publication, sample press releases, and current news coverage of issues related to teen pregnancy and parenting.

Resources for Parent Educators
Teenwise Minnesota understands that parents are the primary sexuality educators of their children. To support parents in this critical role, Teenwise Minnesota provides professional parent educators with valuable information, training, and resources to encourage family communication and connectedness. This section lists resources for parent educators and describes Teenwise Minnesota's current efforts to engage parents.