The Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting was organized in 1991 to take action on the complex issue of teen pregnancy. Working toward real solutions to this very real problem, MOAPPP supports comprehensive sexuality education, expanded opportunities for young people and establishing and reinforcing community norms that support healthy sexual development and responsible decision making.
MOAPPP works with youth development professionals, policymakers, the media, parents and the public to raise awareness about teen pregnancy and to encourage responsible public policies.
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MOAPPPs mission is to strengthen policies and programming for adolescent pregnancy, prevention and parenting in Minnesota.
MOAPPPs major projects are:
InfoExchange MOAPPP is Minnesota's best source for research, public policy information and resources on teen pregnancy prevention and parenting. This includes statistics, fact sheets and the Puzzle Manual.
Public Education MOAPPP works to keep the issue of teen pregnancy firmly in the minds of all Minnesotans by sponsoring statewide events like "Lets Talk" month in October and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May.
Annual Conference MOAPPPs annual conference attracts more than 450 health care professionals from around the country. The 9th annual conference is slated for May 1-2, 2000.
Teen Pregnancy PuzzleŠ - A MOAPPP exclusive, this 12-piece puzzle graphically illustrates the complexity of teen pregnancy and the need for comprehensive solutions.
Minnesota Sexuality Education Resource Review Panel Setting the national standard, MSERRP is a 32-member board that reviews sexuality education curricula and resources for use in schools and communities.
Community Empowerment Trainings and Local Coalition Development Recognizing that the most effective programs are locally-based, MOAPPP regularly leads regional workshops for community leaders to help them develop and strengthen their local teen pregnancy prevention efforts.
Cultural Complementarity Dialogues - Designed to encourage broad community participation, these dialogues give participants the opportunity to share their personal and cultural values on teen pregnancy and parenting.
Advocacy MOAPPP organizes advocacy networks and legislative briefings to encourage development and adoption of comprehensive programs and policies.
St. Paul Community Coordination Project - Targeting the St. Paul area, this project is designed to facilitate community-based collaboration and to encourage cohesive teen pregnancy programs and policies.
Adolescent Parent Network A professional development network coordinated by MOAPPP that provides valuable connections for more than 500 service providers.