Fact Sheets

Decline in Teen Birth Rates Have Substantial Impact on Child Poverty and Single Parent Families (PDF) The Federal Government is Tightening Guidance for Community-Based Abstinence Education Funding (PDF, SIECUS) Mathematica report: Abstinence-until-marriage programs fall short (PDF) Support Comprehensive Sexuality Education (PDF) Support Minors’ Access to Confidential Health Care (PDF)

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MOAPPP May 2009 E-Monthly

MOAPPP 18th Annual Conference takes place on Thursday and Friday, May 7-8. We look forward to seeing you there for two days of dynamic speakers, challenging workshops and countless opportunities for networking and conversation. For more information about the conference, visit the conference page. Thanks to these generous sponsors for their support of our 18th Annual … Read more

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Federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding Guidelines Announced

The federal Office of Adolescent Health has released guidelines for two different funding opportunities. Tier One funds are for of replication of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs. Tier Two funds are for research and demonstration grants to develop, replicate, refine and test additional models and innovative strategies for preventing teen pregnancy. Both announcements are available … Read more

Helpful Tools for Implementing Science-Based Approaches

Getting to Outcomes Teenwise Minnesota’s PSBA project employs the Getting to Outcomes (GTO) model, which guides local teen pregnancy prevention practitioners in using a systematic and science-based approach to their work. Click here to download a summary of the GTO framework. The ten steps of the GTO process are: Needs/Resources – What are the underlying needs and resources … Read more

MOAPPP December 2003 E-Monthly

Table of Contents Meet with your State Legislator this Month Call for Presentations for the 2004 MOAPPP Annual Conference Attention 2003 MOAPPP Conference Attendees Minnesota’s Teen Birth Rate Continues to Decline Measuring MFIP Performance for Racial/Ethnic and Immigrant Groups Meet with your State Legislator this Month Currently, the MN State Legislature is adjourned until Monday, … Read more

MOAPPP December 2004 E-Monthly

In the News U.S. Birth Rate Among Young Teens Drops to Lowest Level in Nearly 60 Years Tool to Access Women’s Health Statistics Implementation Guide on Reaching Men to Improve Reproductive and Sexual Health for All New Resource: American Journal of Sexuality Education Parent Notification Affects Reproductive Health Services for Minors New Research Finds Chlamydia … Read more

MOAPPP May 2010 E-Monthly

Join us for our Pre-Conference Institute: Practical Tips for Engaging Teen Dads on Wednesday, May 5 and for our 19th Annual Conference on Thursday and Friday, May 6 and 7. Practical, informative, inspirational, entertaining—this conference has it all! Featuring national experts, more than two dozen workshops, a wide array of exhibits, evidence-based principles and networking opportunities. Visit … Read more

MOAPPP January 2007 E-Monthly

ROLL WITH US! Saturday, March 3, 2007 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 row crowd collisions and an … Read more

MOAPPP Advocacy Network

Join the MOAPPP Advocacy Network or Update Your Contact Information Join the MOAPPP Advocacy Network to stay connected to policy and funding issues related to youth development programs, adolescent sexual health and support for adolescent parents and their children. You will receive e-mail alerts when it is important for you to take action and advocate. … Read more

Community Resources Regarding the Asian/Pacific Islander Community

   Amigos De Las Américas of the Twin Cities – program that sends teens and young adults on service projects to Latin America Annex Teen Clinic (North Suburban Youth Health Clinic) – Clinic that aims to support young people ages 12 through 25 in Northwest Hennepin County during the challenging transition from adolescence to adulthood … Read more

Model Programs

Teenwise Minnesota advances the understanding and implementation of evidence-based strategies to promote adolescent reproductive health. It is clear from research that there are programs that work to delay the initiation of sex, increase contraceptive use and reduce the number of sexual partners. The following are examples of model programs. Model Programs Examples Children’s Aid Society … Read more

MOAPPP March 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 Join us for two days of dynamic speakers, challenging workshops and many opportunities to network with Minnesota professionals committed to teen pregnancy prevention and support for pregnant and parenting teens. Keynote Speakers Douglas Kirby, Ph.D., … Read more

Research and Reports Regarding the Asian/Pacific Islander Community

      Annual Summary: 2007 Minnesota STD Statistics Dating and Sexual Attitudes in Asian-American Adolescents – 2009 HIV Surveillance Report – 2007 (PDF) – MDH Hmong Pregnancy Planning Grant – 2003 (PDF) Populations of Color in Minnesota: Health Status Report, Fall 2004 (PDF) Predictors of STDs Among Asian and Pacific Islander Young Adults – … Read more

MOAPPP April 2007 E-Monthly

Register today for the MOAPPP Conference! Early registration ends Friday April 13th The MOAPPP conference offers two days of dynamic speakers, challenging workshops and multiple opportunities to network with Minnesota professionals committed to teen pregnancy prevention and support for pregnant and parenting teens. Continuing education contact hours will be available from the National Commission for Health … Read more

MOAPPP June 2003 E-Monthly

MOAPPP E-Monthly Index Abstinence-until-Marriage Mandate Dropped Kaiser Family Foundation Study ‘Paints Portrait’ of Teen Sexual Behaviors, Attitudes One in Five Teenagers Have Sex by Age 15 Public Radio Highlights Teen Pregnancy and Sexuality New Education/Training Requirement for TANF Teen Parents Outlined MFIP Longitudinal Study and Special Projects Central Touring Theater’s “Let’s Talk About It” Performance … Read more

MOAPPP January 2008 E-Monthly

Remembering Debra Delgado A longtime ally passed away in December. Debra Delgado, most recently of The Atlantic Philanthropies, was the architect of Plain Talk, or Hablando Claro, while with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Her energy and enthusiasm on behalf of young people was remarkable: her willingness to forge new paths in the areas of … Read more

MOAPPP September 2004 E-Monthly

Table of Contents Effects of requiring parental permission for contraceptives Wisconsin health plans that cover prescription drugs must also cover contraception, state Attorney General says New study finds U.S. teens with sexually active friends more likely to use alcohol and drugs New research on MN teens links sexual abuse history to increased pregnancy risk Teen … Read more

MOAPPP June 2010 E-Monthly

There’s still time to register to join us for a fun night on behalf of Minnesota teens! Thursday, June 10 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Click here for details and buy your tickets now! Tickets are $50 (both online and at the door). Amazon.com and Your Summer Gift Giving June is a busy month for special occasions·graduations, weddings, … Read more

Minnesota Sexuality Education Survey

The debate over sexuality education in Minnesota schools has been going on for years. Now, for the first time in the state’s history, Minnesotans – both parents and non-parents – have been asked what type of sexuality education they think should be taught in the schools. A more complete copy of the survey is available on … Read more

MOAPPP March 2009 E-Monthly

The 2009 conference brochure is here! The MOAPPP Annual Conference is the most comprehensive training event for Minnesota practitioners on current research, educational resources, policy initiatives and emerging issues related to adolescent sexual health, pregnancy prevention and support for adolescent parents. Join more than 400 colleagues for two days of dynamic speakers, challenging workshops and countless … Read more

Training

Teenwise Minnesota provides training and educational forums to increase the capacity of Minnesota professionals in using evidence-based strategies in their work with adolescents. This section provides Teenwise Minnesota’s training calendar, annual conference information, PowerPoint presentations and links to additional Minnesota training opportunities. Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference Teenwise Minnesota Training Calendar and Other Events of Interest … Read more

MOAPPP September 2008 E-Monthly

Another Teen Pregnancy Makes Headlines Another high profile teen pregnancy has captured our collective attention. While the eyes of the nation are on the Palin family, let’s keep in mind that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston’s story is repeated almost 750,000 times every year in the United States. Teen pregnancy occurs in all corners of … Read more

MOAPPP April 2010 E-Monthly

MOAPPP’s Annual Report MOAPPP is pleased to announce the publication of its 2008-2009 Annual Report! We encourage you to take a moment to learn about the scope of our work. You may view the report online, download it in PDF format or request a print copy from this webpage.   Register today and save! Click here to download … Read more

Sexuality Education Survey – What Parents Want

The debate over sexuality education in Minnesota schools has been enduring. For the first time in the state’s history, both Minnesota parents and non-parents were asked by Teenwise Minnesota what type of sexuality education they believed should be taught in schools. Click here for a summary of the results of this landmark survey. Click here for a … Read more

Current Research

Teenwise Minnesota uses the most current research to improve the understanding of adolescent pregnancy and to promote effective prevention strategies and programs. Helping Minnesota professionals understand and use research effectively is critical for continued progress in preventing adolescent pregnancy and supporting adolescent parents. Teenwise Minnesota E-Monthly Review current and past research briefs from the Teenwise Minnesota … Read more

Other Resources Regarding the American Indian Community

    Advocates for Youth Youth of Color webpage – provides information about factors that influence the disproportionately high rates of HIV, STI, and unintended pregnancy among youth of color in the United States Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program – sabbatical program for activists of color ECHO Emergency Preparedness – ensures that people with limited English proficiency … Read more

2009-10 Teenwise Minnesota Annual Report

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MOAPPP March 2011 E-Monthly

The 2011 Conference Brochure is in the Mail and Online Registration is Now Open! The MOAPPP Annual Conference is Minnesota’s most comprehensive training event covering current research, educational resources, policy initiatives and emerging issues related to adolescent sexual health, pregnancy prevention and support for adolescent parents. It promises to be two days filled with renowned … Read more

Data and Fact Sheets Regarding the African Community

    Adolescent Sexual Health and the Dynamics of Oppression: A Call for Cultural Competency – 2003 Barriers to Health Care for Youth of Color – January 2004 Briefly – Policy Brief: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Teen Pregnancy – 2008 (PDF) Cultural Competence and Social Justice – January 2004 Fast Facts: Minority Teen Birth … Read more

Other Resources Regarding the African Community

    Advocates for Youth Youth of Color webpage – provides information about factors that influence the disproportionately high rates of HIV, STI, and unintended pregnancy among youth of color in the United States Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program – sabbatical program for activists of color Black AIDS Institute – Black HIV/AIDS policy center dedicated to reducing … Read more

Research and Reports Regarding the African American Community

    Annual Summary: 2007 Minnesota STD Statistics Biologically Confirmed Sexually Transmitted Infection and Depressive Symptomology among African-American Female Adolescents – 2006 Black Youth Project – The Attitudes and Behavior of Young Black Americans: Research Summary – June 2007 (PDF) Faith Matters: How African American Faith Communities Can Help Prevent Teen Pregnancy (PDF) Fast Facts: … Read more

Other Resources Regarding the Latino Community

    Advocates for Youth Youth of Color webpage – provides information about factors that influence the disproportionately high rates of HIV, STI, and unintended pregnancy among youth of color in the United States Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program – sabbatical program for activists of color Casa De Esperanza – organization that mobilizes Latinas and Latino communities … Read more

African Community

    Teenwise Minnesota worked with members of the African community to review the content for these web pages. They are a work in progress and we welcome your feedback and recommendations for content. To offer suggestions or community-specific resources that are not listed here, please contact Teenwise Minnesota at [email protected] or 651-644-1447 x10. Community Resources These … Read more

Data and Fact Sheets

Data Teenwise Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report 2011 This report provides a summary of the sexual health of Minnesota’s adolescents. Minnesota County Adolescent Sexual Health Reports These reports provide specific data and statistics for all Minnesota counties including sexual activity, pregnancy and birth, STI/HIV, prenatal care and low birth rate, and public assistance. 50 State … Read more

MOAPPP October 2009 E-Monthly

October is Let’s Talk Month Thank you to the State of Minnesota and City of Saint Paul for supporting parents as the primary sexuality educators of their children by proclaiming October as Let’s Talk Month. See the proclamations from the City of Saint Paul (PDF) and the State of Minnesota (PDF). It’s Not Too Late… To plan an event or workshop … Read more

Key Issues: Footnotes

Minnesota Sexuality Education Survey. Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting, 2000. Kirby D. Emerging answers: research findings on programs to reduce teen pregnancy. Washington, D.C.: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. 2001. Sex Education in America, National Public Radio/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvards Kennedy School of Government. January 2004. <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1622610> Kirby D, Korpi M, Barth … Read more

MOAPPP June 2005 E-Monthly

Coming Soon: A Comprehensive List of Adolescent Parent Providers MOAPPP and the MN Department of Education are conducting an online survey of all adolescent parent services and programs around the state. Our goal is to develop a web-based, comprehensive list of adolescent parent providers to serve as a resource to anyone working with or concerned … Read more

Adolescent Parent Network

Teenwise Minnesota advances evidence-based programs and public policies that support adolescent parents and their children. This section includes an on-line directory of adolescent parent programs in Minnesota; data and fact sheets; research; resources; and policy related to young families. Directory of Adolescent Parent Programs This web-based resource directory lists programs and services throughout Minnesota that work with … Read more

Teen Pregnancy and Parenting in the News

Time, 7/22/09 – Teen Pregnancy: An Epidemic in Foster Care Christian Science Monitor, 3/20/09 – The rise in teen moms: A rise in teen pregnancies–after years of decline–needs more than a political fight KARE 11, 4/2008 – Teens talk sex at the Capitol KTTC TV, 4/2008 – Changing sex education in Minnesota Star Tribune, 4/9/2008 – God’s … Read more

Other Recommended Resources

Resource Title Topic Format Saving Sex for Later: Stories to Help Parents Talk to their Sons & Daughters (2003) (PDF) Comprehensive Sex. Education Compact Disc

Event Calendar

Teenwise Minnesota’s Training and Education Calendar, which reflects Teenwise Minnesota’s training and educational opportunities offered January through June 2011, is also available as a brochure (PDF). Detailed program information and registration materials will be available on the Teenwise Minnesota website six weeks prior to each event. Table of Contents Teenwise Minnesota Sponsored Events Coalition for Responsible Sex … Read more

MOAPPP December 2006 E-Monthly

Amazon.com and MOAPPP It’s holiday time and that means gift giving! Why not give gifts that also give back? Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this season at Amazon.com Gift Central. MOAPPP is partnering with Amazon.com in a special program that gives MOAPPP a percentage of the sales from Amazon purchases that … Read more

About Teenwise Minnesota

Teenwise Minnesota is the statewide leader in promoting adolescent sexual health, preventing adolescent pregnancy and gaining support for adolescent parents. We achieve this by developing, strengthening and advancing science-based policies and programs. We provide resources for parents, teens, educators, health care providers, youth workers, media professionals and policy makers. Teenwise Minnesota is a member supported … Read more

MOAPPP May 2005 E-Monthly

May 5-6, 2005 MOAPPP’s 14th Annual Conference Earle Brown Heritage Center Brooklyn Center, MN   May is Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month Across the state of Minnesota and throughout the nation, May is Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month. We need to stay focused on what works to support adolescent health and May is an opportunity to promote … Read more

Saint Paul-Ramsey County Teen Pregnancy Project (SPRCTPP)

SPRCTPP’s goal is to coordinate a Ramsey County-wide effort and work with a coalition of community organizations to address the disparities of adolescent pregnancy and prevent and reduce the incidence of adolescent pregnancies. SPRCTPP is now being coordinated directly by Saint Paul Ramsey County Department of Public Health. For more information, please contact Grit Youngquist, … Read more

2005 Legislative Session

Table of Contents Teenwise Minnesota-supported State Legislative Initiatives Comprehensive Family Life and Sexuality Education Bill (Sex Ed For Life) Comprehensive Family Life and Sexuality Education Bill-“Shadow Bill” (Sex Ed For Life) Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives Bill (Sex Ed For Life) Comprehensive Family Life and Sexuality Education Training Sites Bill Education Programs Reinstatement & Funding Restoration The … Read more

MOAPPP May 2007 E-Monthly

MOAPPP Welcomes New Staff Member We are happy to announce that Jill Farris has joined the MOAPPP staff as the CDC Program Manager. Jill completed her Master of Public Health with a Maternal and Child Health focus at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, was a MOAPPP intern, has worked with the U … Read more