REGISTER FOR THE 9TH ANNUAL MOAPPP
MOAPPP’s 9th Annual
Conference is right around the corner —May 1-2 at the Earle Brown Heritage
Center in Brooklyn Center, MN. Under the theme "Stepping Up to the
Challenge," this event will give participants the opportunity to celebrate,
renew and strengthen their commitment to comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention
and support services for teen parents. Keynote speakers will be James Wagoner,
President of Advocates for Youth, and Lurline Baker-Kent, Executive Director of
the Center for Excellence in Urban Technology. Registrations postmarked on or
before April 10 are eligible for a reduced conference rate and by becoming a
MOAPPP member, you’re eligible for an even lower rate.
Register now for MOAPPP’s Annual Conference. Call MOAPPP at 651-644-1447,
800-657-3697 (in Greater MN) for registration materials.
AWARDS NOMINATIONS DUE MARCH 17Time is almost up to nominate your
favorite individual, agency, policy maker, teen or program for a MOAPPP Award.
Now in its 7th year, the MOAPPP Annual Awards honor the individuals,
agencies, policy makers and programs that have made outstanding contributions in
the areas of adolescent pregnancy, prevention or parenting in Minnesota. The
awards will be presented at MOAPPP’s Annual Meeting on May 2, 2000 (during the
Annual Conference). Categories are Outstanding Individual; Teen of the Year;
Policy Maker of the Year; Member of the Year; and Program, Coalition or Agency
of the Year.
To obtain a nomination form, call
the MOAPPP offices, 651-644-1447/800-657-3697, or download a copy from our
NEW IN THE INFOEXCHANGE
New to the Infoexchange: "Teenage
Fatherhood and Delinquent Behavior," a recent publication from the US
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquence Prevention (OJJDP). In this report,
the OJJDP looks at the problems of teenage fathers and their children by
examining findings from the landmark Rochester Youth Development Study and the
Pittsburgh Youth Study. Specifically, the report considers the risk factors for
teenage paternity, including the role of delinquency in early fatherhood. This
study will be interesting to anyone working with teenage boys to help them
For a copy of this interesting
new publication, call the MOAPPP office, 651-644-1447/800-657-3697 or drop us an
GOT PLANS? MAY
IS TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION MONTH
"Teen Voices" is the theme
of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month for 2000. MOAPPP is the coordinator and
clearinghouse for TPPM events and activities in Minnesota. To support local TPPM
efforts, MOAPPP can help with event planning, media and awareness. PSAs and
press releases will be sent to radio stations and newspapers throughout the
state. Copies of these materials, as well as the TPPM logo, which is
camera-ready for use in newsletters and other print materials are available from
the MOAPPP office. As a special focus for TPPM, MOAPPP is collaborating with the
St. Paul Urban League, Minneapolis Call to Action, the STD Hotline of MN and
Reliastar to produce a Teen Pregnancy Prevention poster, which will be
distributed throughout the state during April.
So, what are you doing for TPPM?
For ideas, check our website, www.moappp.org
or call the MOAPPP offices at651-644-1447 or 800-657-3697 in Greater MN.
"BEFRIENDERS" TRAININGS SCHEDULEDThe Children’s Home Society of
Minnesota and Health Start are sponsoring a series of trainings for women who
are interested in becoming mentors for young single mothers. Called "Parent
Befrienders," this program provides 18 hours of training to adult women who
care about young mothers and understand their need for support. Now in its 11th
year, the Befrienders program has been extremely successful in helping young
mothers grow as individuals and parents. March Befrienders trainings are
scheduled for Friday March 24th, 12:30 to 9:00 and Saturday, March 25th,
8:30 to 5:30.
Call the Children’s Home
Society of Minnesota for details about upcoming Befrienders trainings,
MN Poll Supports
Spending to Prevent STDs
In a poll recently released by the
Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP), 78% of Minnesota voters surveyed said they support
STD prevention funding Using this information, MAP is calling on the state
legislature to invest $2.6 million to help implement a statewide plan for STD
prevention, screening and research recently completed by the MN Dept. of Health.
This initiative was introduced in the House and Senate on February 3 by Senator
Pat Piper (a member of MOAPPP’s Board of Directors) and Rep. Lee Greenfield of
Minneapolis. STDs are reported in Minnesota at a rate of about 30 a day, and
disproportionately affect younger and African American Minnesotans.
For more information on this
initiative, contact MAP at 612-341-2060