Resources and Links

Access MOAPPP's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource List, or Teen Parenting Resource List.  You may also review general descriptions of the teen parenting and teen pregnancy prevention programs that are currently in Minnesota.

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National Organizations

American Medical Association Adolescent Health Online
Advocates for Youth has a National Pregnancy Prevention Clearinghouse.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute features reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education materials.
Child Trends, Inc. does research on teen pregnancy and childbearing and features a fact sheet on teen fertility in the United States.
Talking With Kids,, has a website that contains significant information about fatherhood.
The Florence Crittenton Division at the Child Welfare League of America seeks to promote pregnancy prevention among youths in high-risk communities through research, standards of best practice, training institutes, conferences, and publications.
The Commonwealth Fund has published two reports on "The Health of Adolescent Girls" and "The Health of Adolescent Boys"
The Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report is an online service designed to provide readers with daily summaries of the latest reproductive health news.  You may also register for a free email subscription at
The Kinsey Institute for provides research in sexuality, gender issues, and reproduction, and supports interdisciplinary reasearch and the study of human sexuality.
Maternal and Child Health National Clearinghouse serves as a national information center for maternal and child health by distributing publications and providing referrals.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy contains information on teen pregnancy issues, media, state and local action, roles of community, and legislative issues.
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health is a research center of Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute.
National Conference of State Legislators provides select information concerning state policies and legislation on HIV/AIDS & STDs, Adolescent Health, and State Children's Health Insurance.
National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention (NOAPPP) is a national network of diverse individuals and organizations dedicated to preventing adolescent sexuality, pregnancy, and parenting.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America features information on current issues surrounding adolescent sexuality.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive sexuality education, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.
Sociometrics develops research-based products and services for practitioners working in the areas of teen pregnancy and STD/HIV/AIDS prevention, including program evaluation.
ETR Associates is a not-for-profit health education promotion organization.  Their website,, compiles data on best practices in pregnancy prevention education, information on evidence-based programs that change sexual risk-taking behavior, the latest statistics, news summaries, and current research.
The Bridge for Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Sexuality (BAPPS) website contains information on a wide variety of sexuality topics.
YouthInfo has the latest information on America's teenagers, including reports and publications, resources for parents, statistical profiles, and links related to federal and private organization websites.
4-H has information on youth development, community building and volunteer opportunities with 4-H in Minnesota.
Youthlink is a national youth organization dedicated to building nonpartisan alliances among youth and adults. Offers the Action Guide, an activism tool available in versions for youth groups, teachers, and students of different ages.

Minnesota Organizations and Resources

Children, Youth, and Family Consortium at the University of Minnesota provides links organized by theme areas, including FatherNet, AdoptINFO, and Families and Learning.
Children's Defense Fund - Minnesota collects and publishes data about the well-being of children in Minnesota.
Commission on the Economic Status of Women offers legal fact sheets on child support, finances, marriage dissolution, cost-of-living adjustments, parental leave, and other topics.
Coordinated School Health Project through the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning works closely with the Minnesota Department of Health to coordinate program and policy efforts in risk behavior areas such as adolescent pregnancy and tobacco use., contains useful information from the MN Department of health on the Minnesota Health Improvement Partnership, Strategies for Public Health and Healthy Minnesotans Public Health Improvement Goals.
Early Childhood Family Initiatives is full of program information, fact sheets, coodinator contacts, and training opportunities.
Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits provides affordable consulting and technical assistance to other charitable nonprofit organizations in Minnesota.
Minnesota Center for Rural Health
Minnesota Council on Foundations features grantseeking resources and information, including a complete list of Minnesota grantmaker web sites, and Minnesota grantmaking trends and analysis.
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits provides assistance and resources to nonprofit organizations and individuals interested in nonprofits.
Minnesota Family Planning and STD Hotline: 1-800-78-FACTS for free, confidential information about birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and clinic referrals.
Minnesota Office of Citizenship and Volunteer Services (MOCVS) provides technical assistance in volunteer managment and offers written materials and other resources related to volunteerism.
Minnesota Prevention Resource Center is a statewide clearinghouse for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use problem prevention.
MOAPPP Resources, including the Community Empowerment Manual, the Metro Directory, InfoPacks, and Teen Pregnancy PuzzleŠ products.
Minnesota Sexuality Education Resource Review Panel is coordinated by MOAPPP, and offers written reviews of curricula, videos and other materials.
Search Institute offers close to 300 pages of asset-building ideas, information, and resources.
Sexuality and Family Life Educators is an informal network of health and sexuality educators in the seven-county (Twin Cities) metro and surrounding areas.

Resources Specific to Other States

California Alliance Concerned with School Age Parents
Florida Network on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of North Carolina

Resources for Youth

Coalition for Positive Sexuality features frank and explicit information for young people regarding sexuality.
Girl Power! features materials, information and products for girls, parents, and caring adults.
Go Ask Alice, an interactive health advice column to address issues of sexuality and sexual health, self-awareness and self-esteem, relationships, and general health. is a website oriented to helping teens with teen pregnancy, dating, depression, suicide and other topics.
Sex, etc. is written and produced by teens for teens with solid advice from adult experts.
Sexual Responsibility 101 features thorough explanation of all birth control methods, effectiveness, advantages and disadvantages, where to get them, how to use them, and costs.
Teen Health Home Page provides links to subjects which teens have identified as health concerns, such as STDs and healthy sexuality.
TeenLine: (651) 771-0406  A free and confidential hotline "where teens talk with teens" and offer listening and referrals.  TeenLine is a service of the St. Paul Youth Service Bureau, and is open Monday through Thursday, 4:00 - 9:00 pm (CST)
Teen Hoopla is part of the American Library Association's site, with "Activist" links to a variety of youth-oriented sites that address youth rights, the environment, and freedom of speech.
Teen Sexuality in a Culture of Confusion, an on-line documentary for adults and youth to explore sexuality in America by looking at cultural responses to it.
Voices of Youth has news from around the globe concerning the health and well-being of youth.

Resources for Parents

MOAPPP's InfoPack on Parents as Sex Educators
Kid Kontracts, developed to encourage greater communication between parents (or professionals) and children
National Child Care Information Center contains topical newsletters and publications about child care, and a resource guide to organizations related to child care.
Teen Advice Online! features teen volunteers from around the world who will reply to parents' questions and concerns.
The National Parenting Center offers books and resources specific to parenting as well as articles on communication and sexuality issues.
American Library Association offers links to web sites for kids in Spanish, an internet guide for teens, and a Q&A help and referral services for K-12 students.
The Institute for Youth Development offers a comprehensive approach to helping youth avoid unhealthy behaviors.  Log on and learn more about IYD and the important issues affecting today's youth.
Ten Talks offers readers an opportunity to learn more about the new book by Dominic Cappello and his team outlining the ten talks parents must have with their children and teens about improving communication on the topics of sex, violence, alcohol and drugs.
The National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Research Center (PRC) is a collaborative effort of the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).