MOAPPP September 2009 E-Monthly

Last Chance this Fiscal Year to Become a MOAPPP Member September is the last month of MOAPPP’s fiscal year, and we continue to seek new and renewing members. MOAPPP members benefit from: reduced rates at MOAPPP’s conference and trainings access to MOAPPP’s library reviews of recommended sexual health curricula a comprehensive online events calendar subscriptions … Read more

Legislative Sessions

Teenwise Minnesota Teenwise Minnesota’s Goals Teenwise Minnesota’s Key issues Partner Coalitions and Organizations Legislative Session Summaries 2010 Legislative Session Summary (PDF) Archived Legislative Sessions 2010 Legislative Session 2009 Legislative Session 2008 Legislative Session 2007 Legislative Session 2006 Legislative Session 2005 Legislative Session Legislative Resources Minnesota State Legislator Webpage – For more information on the Minnesota Legislature, … Read more

Data & Fact Sheets

It is important to have up-to-date, evidence-based information available on adolescent sexual health. Teenwise Minnesota provides this information in the form of easily accessible and readable data and fact sheets. Table of Contents Adolescent Health Resources Adolescent Parents Adolescent Pregnancy, Birth and Sexually Transmitted Infection Data Parent-Child Connectedness Public Policy Adolescent Health Resources Births: Preliminary … Read more

Membership

As a member of Teenwise Minnesota, you or your organization will become part of the only professional association in the state of Minnesota dedicated to adolescent pregnancy prevention and adolescent parenting. Teenwise Minnesota offers three levels of membership: Organizational: $150 per year Individual: $50 per year Student (Full Time): $25 per year Your low annual membership fee will provide you … Read more

Let’s Talk Month (October)

Let’s Talk Month (LTM) is a community campaign during the month of October that supports parents in their efforts to talk to their children openly and honestly about relationships and sexuality. Let’s Talk Month emphasizes the importance of a strong partnership between the community and the family in helping young people develop responsible and positive … Read more

Job opportunities

Paid Positions Teenwise Minnesota Executive Director (PDF) Internship Openings No internships available at this time.

MOAPPP October 2005 E-Monthly

October is Let’s Talk Month Let’s Talk Month is a community campaign that supports parents in making stronger connections with their children and in talking honestly and openly about sexual health and relationships. Let’s Talk Month is an excellent opportunity for you to involve and support parents in providing their children with sexual health information … Read more

MOAPPP’s November 2004 E-Monthly

Table of Contents New resources available from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Report Synthesizes Research on Teen Mothers and Marriage New book on adolescent health, sex, and pregnancy prevention Recipes for Success: Fresh Ideas for Teen Parenting Programs Improving the Health of Adolescents & Young Adults: A Guide for States and Communities Introducing … Read more

Amazon.com

Teenwise Minnesota is partnering with Amazon.com year-round in a special program that gives Teenwise Minnesota a percentage of the sales from all Amazon purchases that originate from Teenwise Minnesota’s website. Follow the link to Amazon here or from the left sidebar on any page of Teenwise Minnesotas website and all the purchases you make during … Read more

MOAPPP October 2010 E-Monthly

Let’s Talk Month…There’s Still Time… To plan an event or workshop for October’s Let’s Talk Month. Visit MOAPPP’s website to find ideas. To publicize Let’s Talk Month events on our state-wide calendar. To encourage parents/caregivers to begin the conversation with the young person in their life. Workplace Giving – Designate MOAPPP! If you participate in a giving campaign at your workplace … Read more

MOAPPP’s February 2005 E-Monthly

Save the Date MOAPPP Annual Conference May 5-6 2005 Call for Exhibitors: The MOAPPP conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote your program, organization or business. Register now for exhibit space on May 5-6, 2005. The Exhibitor Registration Packet is available online.Registration material will be available in late February. In the News 2004 Minnesota Student Survey … Read more

Multicultural Resources

Teenwise Minnesota provides the following culturally-specific resources, available in English and Spanish: Communicating with Kids about Sexuality in English (PDF) Communicating with Kids about Sexuality in Spanish (PDF) Health Education Resources in Spanish and English (PDF) Links to culturally-specific resources: Minnesota Hmong Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Confederation of Somali Community in MN Somali Family Services

MOAPPP November 2005 E-Monthly

MOAPPP introduces a new Adolescent Parent Network Resource Directory   The Adolescent Parent Network Resource Directory is a web-based guide to programs and services throughout Minnesota that work with pregnant and parenting adolescents. It is intended to provide a listing of available resources for pregnant and parenting teens, as well as to facilitate consultation and … Read more

MOAPPP November 2007 E-Monthly

Fall MOAPPP Membership Drive Now in Progress If you recently received a MOAPPP membership packet in the mail, please take a look at it and consider becoming a part of the only professional association in the state of Minnesota dedicated to adolescent pregnancy prevention and adolescent parenting. In order for MOAPPP to continue to provide … Read more

MOAPPP March 2008 E-Monthly

May 1 – 2, 2008 MOAPPP’s 17th Annual Conference Broadening Our Perspective: Refining Our Approach Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center The 2008 conference brochure is here! 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 … Read more

MOAPPP’s October 2003 E-Monthly

Table of Contents Let’s Talk Month Will your county invest in teen pregnancy prevention and services for teen parents HIV survey released by Minnesota AIDS Project Health and physical education requirement for Minnesota schools was eliminated National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: Parent Power: What Parents Need to Know and Do to Prevent Teen Pregnancy … Read more

MOAPPP May 2006 E-Monthly

May 4-5, 2006 MOAPPPs 15th Annual Conference “15 Years of Bringing the Pieces Together” Earle Brown Heritage Center Brooklyn Center, MN Registrations are still being accepted for the MOAPPP Conference! You may fax your registration form to the MOAPPP office (651-644-1417) or register on site at the conference center. If you are registering on-site, please bring … Read more

MOAPPP June 2006 E-Monthly

MOAPPP Joins Nationwide Campaign to Stem Funding for Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs MOAPPP joined more than 230 organizations from across the country in launching a nationwide campaign to stop federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage programs nationwide. The No More Money campaign was created to empower federal, state and local groups to educate their members of Congress, and to … Read more

Helpful Tools for Implementing Science-Based Approaches

17 Characteristics of Effective Programs Dr. Doug Kirby and colleagues have developed a list of 17 characteristics of effective curriculum-based programs. This list was developed by conducting a systematic review of 83 domestic and international sexuality education and HIV prevention program evaluations. Researchers found that the majority of the effective programs incorporated most of the … Read more

MOAPPP December 2008 E-Monthly

MOAPPP Staff Transition Since 2002, Marilyn Colby Rivkin has been an integral part of the MOAPPP staff. Most of you know her as our Annual Conference Coordinator, but she also transformed our Adolescent Parent Program in recent years. Marilyn’s positive outlook, enthusiasm for this work, as well as her dedication to quality prompted all of … Read more

MOAPPP’s March 2005 E-Monthly

MOAPPP Annual Conference May 5-6 2005 Additional information about the Annual Conference is available on our website. The Conference Brochure is available online. Call for Exhibitors: The MOAPPP conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote your program, organization or business. Register now for exhibit space on May 5-6, 2005. The Registration Packet is available online. MOAPPP Updates … Read more

Promoting Science-Based Approaches to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Teenwise Minnesota was one of nine states, four regional training centers and three national organizations funded by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement to Promote Science-Based Approaches to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (PSBA) from 2005 through 2010. The purpose of the PSBA project was to increase the capacity of state and local organizations such … Read more

MOAPPP October 2006 E-Monthly

October is Let’s Talk Month Let’s Talk Month is a community campaign that supports parents in their efforts to talk to their children openly and honestly about sexuality and relationships. Let’s Talk Month is an excellent opportunity for you to involve parents in your sexual health education work with youth. Use ETR’s emerging research on … Read more

MOAPPP August 2005 E-Monthly

2006 Conference Planning Committee Seeks New Members Planning for the 2006 MOAPPP Annual Conference is underway. We are currently recruiting new members for the planning committee. If you would like to be involved in planning this great event, please contact Marilyn Colby Rivkin at 651-644-1447 ext. 15 or [email protected] Sexuality Education and HIV Resources Check out … Read more

MOAPPP January 2011 E-Monthly

Call for Exhibitors for MOAPPP’s 20th Annual Conference, May 5-6, 2011 Please join us as an exhibitor for the 20th Annual MOAPPP Conference, May 5-6, 2011 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. The MOAPPP Conference convenes approximately 400 social service and health care providers, educators, advocates, program directors and youth who work … Read more

MOAPPP May 2011 E-Monthly

MOAPPP Will Announce New Organizational Name On Thursday, May 5th, MOAPPP will announce its NEW organizational name! This date marks our 20th Anniversary as a statewide organization, and the start of our 20th Annual Conference—remarkable milestones in the life of any nonprofit. Moving to a shorter, “smarter” name will allow us to more quickly communicate … Read more

MOAPPP February 2007 E-Monthly

ROLL WITH US! Saturday, March 3, 2007 – tickets are still available! MOAPPP is partnering with the Minnesota RollerGirls for an event to benefit MOAPPP at the legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium in downtown St. Paul. Support MOAPPP and witness the hottest and fastest growing female Xtreme sport hitting the country. Expect skilled skating action, front … Read more

MOAPPP November 2010 E-Monthly

Second Annual Give to the Max Day The second annual Give to the Max Day will be held on Tuesday, November 16th. The goal of the day is to inspire unprecedented levels of charitable giving in the state of Minnesota. Last year, you supported MOAPPP with gifts totaling $5,000! This year, MOAPPP will designate any gifts received … Read more

MOAPPP October 2007 E-Monthly

There is Still Time to Participate in Let’s Talk Month (LTM)! LTM is a national campaign that promotes parents as their children’s primary sexual health educators. It is an opportunity for faith communities, media, businesses, schools and community agencies to assume leadership roles in supporting communication between young people and the adults in their lives. … Read more

MOAPPP September 2006 E-Monthly

October is Let’s Talk Month Let’s Talk Month is a community campaign that supports parents in their efforts to talk to their children openly and honestly about sexuality and relationships. Let’s Talk Month is an excellent opportunity for you to involve parents in your sexual health education work with youth. Use ETR’s emerging research on … Read more

MOAPPP October 2008 E-Monthly

Let’s Talk Month…There’s Still Time… To plan an event or workshop for October’s Let’s Talk Month. Check out the Let’s Talk Month webpage on the MOAPPP website to find ideas. To publicize Let’s Talk Month events on our state-wide calendar. To encourage parents/caregivers to begin the conversation with the young person in their life. To partner with MOAPPP in showing … Read more

MOAPPP December 2010 E-Monthly

Amazon.com and Holiday Gift Giving Why not give holiday gifts this year that also give back? Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this season at Amazon.com Gift Central. Link to amazon.com by way of MOAPPP’s website and MOAPPP will receive a percentage of the sale. A link to amazon.com appears on the … Read more

MOAPPP May 2008 E-Monthly

MOAPPP’s 2008 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. Advocate of the Year Donna Amidon, Manager of School-based Clinics, Minneapolis Department of Health and Family Support Community Partner The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Individual Gary Greenfield, Family … Read more

MOAPPP June 2009 E-Monthly

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, … Read more

MOAPPP’s January 2005 E-Monthly

Save the Date: MOAPPP Annual Conference Mark your calendar! May 5-6, 2005 Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Registration material will be available late February. Call for Exhibitors: The MOAPPP conference provides an excellent opportunity to promote your program, organization or business. Register now for exhibit space on May 5-6, 2005. The Registration Packet is … Read more

MOAPPP September 2005 E-Monthly

MOAPPP and Your Workplace Charitable Giving Campaign Did you know you can designate MOAPPP to receive the contribution you make during your workplace charitable giving campaign? If you participate in a giving campaign at your workplace that operates in partnership with one of the following “charitable federations,” you may designate all or part of your … Read more

MOAPPP’s July 2004 E-Monthly

Table of Contents Sex Ed for Life coalition member survey! Health and physical education still required in Minnesota! Abstinence-only-until-marriage programs in the U.S. American Academy of Pediatrics issues clinical report on sexual orientation and adolescents Contraception in the United States: Current use and continuing challenges Child Trends DataBank adds new “What Works” information Prevention of … Read more

MOAPPP August 2008 E-Monthly

MOAPPP Seeks Interns MOAPPP is hiring two interns for September 2008 to June 2009. For more information and an application, link to our job opportunities page. Information and Resource Management Intern The primary function of this internship is to increase dissemination and use of science-based information and resources regarding adolescent reproductive health. Adolescent Parent Intern The … Read more

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programs

School-Based Programs AIDS Prevention for Adolescents in School: This school-based, teacher-delivered curriculum for urban high school students seeks to increase knowledge about HIV and AIDS, build skills to recognize and prevent behaviors that put youth at risk of HIV infection, and encourage youth to make healthy decisions. The overall goal of the program is to … Read more

MOAPPP August 2009 E-Monthly

MOAPPP Membership: Headed in the Right Direction, But… Thank you and welcome to the four individuals who became MOAPPP members last month! Those four people will benefit from: reduced rates at MOAPPP’s conference and trainings access to MOAPPP’s library reviews of recommended sexual health curricula a comprehensive online events calendar subscriptions to MOAPPP’s newsletters inclusion … Read more

MOAPPP November 2006 E-Monthly

“Call for Presentations” for MOAPPP’s 16th Annual Conference This is your last chance to submit a workshop proposal (PDF). for MOAPPP’s Annual Conference! Proposals are due Friday, November 17, 2006. Contact Marilyn Colby Rivkin [email protected], 651-644-1447 ext. 15 or go to the conference page of the MOAPPP website for more information. National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Releases New Reports on … Read more

MOAPPP January 2009 E-Monthly

MOAPPP Welcomes New Staff Member Meghan Barp has joined the MOAPPP staff as Training Coordinator. She will be managing details for all MOAPPP training events, including our annual conference. Meghan is newly relocated from New York, and brings several years’ experience in out-of-school-time program development and oversight as well as curriculum design and instruction. Please … Read more

MOAPPP January 2006 E-Monthly

MOAPPP Completes New Strategic Plan MOAPPP’s Board of Directors approved a new strategic plan in December that will guide the organization through 2008. A strategic planning committee met throughout 2005, conducting key informant interviews and constituent listening sessions as part of the process. Thanks to all who contributed in some way to the new plan. … Read more

MOAPPP’s February 2004 E-Monthly

Table of Contents “This is My Reality- The Price of Sex: An Inside Look at Black Urban Youth Sexuality” New Resources on Parent-Child Connectedness The Longer Teens Delay Sex in First Relationship, the More Likely They are to Use Contraceptives Report Details Impact of Childcare Budget Cuts Report on U.S. Public’s Views on Sex Education … Read more

MOAPPP December 2009 E-Monthly

Proposed Federal Funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention The Federal Appropriations Conference Committee approved $114 million for teen pregnancy prevention this week. Funding has been directed to the newly established Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) within the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The House and Senate will now debate the bill, potentially … Read more

MOAPPP December 2005 E-Monthly

Holiday Tribute Gifts to MOAPPP The gift giving season is around the corner. What better way to acknowledge someone who is important to you this holiday season than by making a tax deductible contribution in their honor to MOAPPP? Your friend, colleague or family member will be sent a timely holiday acknowledgement of your generous … Read more

MOAPPP December 2007 E-Monthly

Amazon.com and Holiday Gift Giving Why not give holiday gifts this year that also give back? Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this season at Amazon.com Gift Central. Link to amazon.com by way of MOAPPP’s website and MOAPPP will receive a percentage of the sale. A link to amazon.com appears on the … Read more

MOAPPP April 2005 E-Monthly

MOAPPP Annual Awards Each year, MOAPPP honors individuals, agencies, policy makers and programs that make outstanding contributions in the areas of adolescent pregnancy prevention and parenting in Minnesota. The awards are presented at the MOAPPP annual conference on May 6, 2005. MOAPPP currently seeks nominations for the award recipients. Please let us know about individuals, … Read more

MOAPPP April 2009 E-Monthly

MOAPPP’s Annual Report MOAPPP is pleased to announce the publication of its 2007-2008 Annual Report! We encourage you to take a moment to learn about the scope of our work, and some of the ways in which we partner with youth-serving agencies in Minnesota communities. You may view the report online, download it in PDF … Read more

Adolescent Sexual Health Reports

Minnesota State Adolescent Sexual Health Report 2011 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report (PDF) 2010 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report (PDF) 2009 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report (PDF) 2008 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report (PDF) 2007 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report (PDF) 2006 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report (PDF) 2005 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report (PDF) 2004 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report (PDF) 2003 … Read more

MOAPPP February 2011 E-Monthly

Conference Preview This year, MOAPPP reaches the 20-year anniversary of bringing inspiring and relevant content to the field of youth-serving professionals at its annual conference. Save the date now to join us on May 5-6, 2011 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN. The ever-amazing Conference Planning Committee has confirmed three respected … Read more

MOAPPP November 2008 E-Monthly

Gaining Support for Teen Parent Families For the past year, MOAPPP has been part of a national advisory group with the Healthy Teen Network and the FrameWorks Insitute collaborating in research designed to identify, test and deploy new messages that might have the potential to change the public conversation about support for young families. Findings … Read more

MOAPPP June 2007 E-Monthly

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 … Read more

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (May)

Overview of National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM) is an educational campaign designed to help communities recognize that the effects of unintended teen pregnancy and early childbearing are far-reaching. The campaign is promoted at the national level by Advocates for Youth and at the state level by Teenwise Minnesota. The … Read more

E-Monthly News

2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 2010 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 2009 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 … Read more

Minnesota State Plan

The Minnesota State Plan is an initiative to guide all Minnesotans’ efforts to prevent adolescent pregnancy in a comprehensive, culturally responsible way and to increase opportunities in young people’s lives so they can reach adulthood pregnancy-free. Minnesota State Plan’s recommended interventions focus on evidence-based strategies to prevent early unintended pregnancies, eliminate the disparities in pregnancy … Read more

A short history of Teenwise Minnesota

1989 Idea for Teenwise Minnesota conceived at the National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention Conference in November 1989 by Nancy Nelson, Junior League of Minneapolis and Sherri Wright, Minnesota 4H Youth Development. 1990 Grant proposal written with Interagency Team on Adolescent Pregnancy to fund a five year Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project of MN (TPPP/MN): … Read more

Teenwise Minnesota in the News

Star Tribune, 5/13/2010 – Young and pregnant, but not alone KARE 11 Extra, 5/13/2010 – Teen pregnancy: Young girls wanting a baby MinnPost, 3/8/2010 – ‘Culturally Specific’ Training Seeks An Open Conversation About Sex Star Tribune, 9/17/2008 – Hopkins High won’t open teen clinic (PDF) Star Tribune, 9/8/2008 – The other young mothers (PDF) Star Tribune, 7/5/2008 – State abortions … Read more

Give on behalf of Minnesota teens

Click HERE to make an online donation to Teenwise Minnesota. Click HERE to make an online donation to It’s That Easy (please designate It’s That Easy in “Add a designation” field). Click HERE to learn more about our Amazon giving program Click HERE to learn more about becoming a Teenwise Minnesota member Your generous support of Teenwise Minnesota now … Read more

Web links

These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. Teenwise Minnesota has no control over the content of linked sites or over the information changing. The Adolescent Sexual Health Web Resources Listing (PDF) is updated periodically, incorporating links from below, as a printable list of current websites that provide factual information on adolescent sexual … Read more

Technical Assistance

Teenwise Minnesota staff are available to provide information, resources and individualized assistance to support teen pregnancy prevention and adolescent parent efforts in Minnesota. Contact Teenwise Minnesota staff to discuss your technical assistance needs. Twin Cities: (651) 644-1447 Toll Free: 1-800-657-3697 Email: [email protected]

Public Policy

Teenwise Minnesota is committed to advancing evidence-based public policies to prevent adolescent pregnancy and that support adolescent parents. This section outlines the public policy issues that Teenwise Minnesota supports and provides information on how the public can advocate for these issues. Advocacy Tools Contact Public Policy Staff Fact Sheets Legislative Sessions

Información en Español

Teenwise Minnesota Resources / Recurso de Teenwise Minnesota Multicultural resources / Recurso Multiculturales Spanish Statistics and Fact Sheets / Estcitisticos y Otros Documentos en Español Latino Outreach Web Links / Otros Sitios Act Now / Actúa Ahora Enfermedades de transmisión sexual / STD Resources La Familia Habla / The Family Talks

Community-Specific Resources

MOAPPP works closely with communities most impacted by teen pregnancy. In addition to ongoing training for professionals who work with youth, we provide individualized assistance to community-based agencies to increase their program effectiveness. You will find resources, data, web links and other useful information in each community-specific area listed below. African Community Resources African American … Read more