New Resources and Information
European Approaches to Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Responsibility provides unique insight into the minds and attitudes of teen, their parents, government officials, educators, and health care providers from the Netherlands, Germany and France. European and American teens talk about protecting themselves against a backdrop of media clips from campaigns to reduce HIV infections and unintended pregnancies. The video is available for $49.95 (individuals) or $79.95 (institutions). To order, contact Advocates for Youth, Suite 200, 1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. Phone: 202-347-5700.
Safe Sex: The New Morality, by Evelyn Lerman is an honest appraisal of the impact of unprotected sex on the lives of teens as well as proven strategies for change. The book is available in both paperback ($17.95) and hardcover ($24.95) from Morning Glory Press, 6595 San Haroldo way, Buena Park, CA 90620, 714-828-2049 or www.morningglorypress.com
Plain Talk: Addressing Adolescent Sexuality Through a Community Initiative, a final evaluation report prepared for The Annie E. Casey Foundation, by Karen E. Walker and Lauren J. Kotloff examines various community strategies for addressing teen sexuality. To order, send $3.00 check or money order to Public/Private Ventures, 1 Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 900, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Ready Resources: Investing Welfare Funds in Teen Pregnancy Prevention, by Isabell V. Sawhill, Ph.D. and John Hutchens analyzes the impact of welfare reform nationally on teen parents, examines how states can use federal TANF money to fund teen pregnancy prevention efforts, and innovative approaches used nationally. The report, published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is available through their website at www.teenpregnancy.org
A Place to Start: A Resource Kit for Preventing Sexual Violence, produced by the Minnesota Department of Health in partnership with Pioneer Public Television of Appleton, Minnesota features thought-provoking dialogue in a town meeting format as well as basic information, resource information, and handouts about sexual violence. To view and order the Kit online, go to www.health.state.mn.us/svprevent
STEEP (Steps Toward Effective, Enjoyable Parenting), a comprehensive facilitators’ guide and Seeing Is Believing, a training videotape and companion manual designed for families helps parents increase their parenting knowledge, cope with stress, and build sensitivity to their baby’s needs. Both are now available from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development. For more information, contact www.icd.coled.umn.edu/harriscenter or 612-624-4510