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2007 Presentations

2006 Presentations

2005 Presentations

2004 Presentations

2003 Presentations

2007 Presentations

Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage

  • Thursday, May 3, 2007
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Keynote Address
  • Kathryn Edin, PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Why do so many poor American youth continue to have children far sooner than most Americans think they should, and in less than ideal circumstances? Kathryn Edin spent five years interviewing low-income, single mothers to answer these questions and learn how they think about marriage and family. Dr. Edin's research offers an intimate look at the lives, desires and motivations of young people who believe they have little to lose by bearing children at a young age. Dr. Edin's findings have important implications for our work in teen pregnancy prevention and teen parent support. They challenge some of our current assumptions and practices and offer insights into how we can better work with teens who are not being reached by current educational and outreach efforts.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

Framing the Issues We Care About: Talking America's Second Language

  • Thursday, May 3, 2007
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Keynote Address
  • Lawrence Wallack, DrPh, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University
  • While the first language of America is individualism, there is a second language that is less often spoken. This is the language of community and interconnectedness. Americans are fluent in both languages, but are much more comfortable "speaking" individualism than community because is seems more readily understood. Dr. Wallack will examine the importance of framing our issues by reconnecting with the values that generally underlie social advocacy, highlight how policy and individual storylines change based on the broader political environment, and encourage each of us to fulfill our role as advocates for social change.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

Media Advocacy: A Strategy for Action

  • Thursday, May 3, 2007
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Workshop
  • Lawrence Wallack, DrPh, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University
  • Communication is about being a good storyteller. Our issue has great stories, great values and great hopes. But unless we better link these stories with social policies and effectively convey them through the news media, our hopes will remain only hopes. Many of our organizations do not fully take advantage of the potential of the news media to advance policy change. We react to specific news stories or call a journalist with a story idea, but for the most part, we don't use media as an advocacy tool. This workshop presents a compelling argument for creating a media strategy and highlights ways to effectively put the power of the news media to work on behalf of adolescents and young families.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

Countering Normalization of Sexual Harm: Strategies for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

  • Thursday, May 3, 2007
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Workshop
  • Cordelia Anderson, Sensibilities, Inc.
  • The normalization of sexual harm, fed by a mainstream media, pornography, new technologies and marketing to children and teens, is related to risky sexual behaviors, desensitization to exploitive behaviors and a diminished value of meaningful relationships. Professionals who work with adolescents and parents, particularly teen parents, are challenged to help teens navigate through these toxic messages and become sexually healthy and responsible. This session shares research, proposes a plan of action and challenges each of us to determine our role in countering normalization of sexual harm with the youth and families we serve.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

What's Up with the Guys? Sexual Decision-Making Issues for Teen Males

  • Thursday, May 3, 2007
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Workshop
  • Ted Sikes, The Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Though we know it "takes two", we often forget to focus on the guys. This workshop examines cognitive development, communication, and social and cultural influences that relate to sexual decision-making by adolescent males. This session draws on current research, as well as years of experience working with diverse groups of teen males through the nationally recognized and evaluated Wise Guys program. Participants have the opportunity to take part in interactive exercises that highlight how cultural expectations of masculinity can lead to risky and even destructive behavior.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF

2006 Presentations

The Normalization of Sexual Violence: The Impact on Primary Prevention

  • Friday, May 5, 2006
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Keynote Address
  • Sharon Cooper, MD, FAAP, University of North Carolina
  • Teens who experience sexual violence are at greater risk of pregnancy and children of teen parents are at greater risk of child abuse. What isn't clear, is how to integrate this knowledge into our pregnancy prevention programs and services. Dr. Cooper used this presentation while examining the pervasiveness of sexual exploitation, the normalization of sexual violence in our culture and the impact this has on our primary prevention efforts with young people.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

25 Years of Pregnancy Prevention: Reflections on Lessons Learned, Progress Made and the Promise for the Future

  • Thursday, May 4, 2006
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Keynote Address
  • Douglas Kirby, PhD, ETR Associates
  • Teen pregnancy prevention has progressed greatly over the past 25 years. Much has been learned about what works and what doesn't. This keynote address identifies lessons learned, separates fact from fiction, and offers a vision for the future.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

New Research, New Conclusions: Sex and HIV Education Programs that Work

  • Thursday, May 4, 2006
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Workshop
  • Douglas Kirby, PhD, ETR Associates
  • Based on an intensive review of sex and HIV curricula that led to reduced sexual risk-taking, this presentation, and its workshop, presented the results of more than 80 studies and introduces the "revised characteristics of effective programs." The newly "revised characteristics" are similar to, but different from Kirby's "10 characteristics" that have guided much of our work for the past five years.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

Finding Common Ground: Appropriate Messages about Sex for Youth

  • Thursday, May 4, 2006
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Workshop
  • Douglas Kirby, PhD, ETR Associates
  • Dr. Kirby presented evidence from the U.S. and Uganda that indicates that clear behavioral messages are important to changing sexual risk taking behavior in young people. This presentation gives the limitations of common messages currently given to youth in the United States, offers examples of messages that may be effective with different groups of teens and, along with its workshop, encourages participants to develop their own messages for the youth they serve.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

Teen Pregnancy Prevention 101

  • Thursday, May 4, 2006
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Workshop
  • Brigid Riley, Teenwise Minnesota
  • For professionals new to the field, this presentation reviews the basics of teen pregnancy prevention including: pregnancy, STI and birth statistics, trends in teen pregnancy and sexual behaviors, risk and protective factors associated with teen pregnancy and prevention strategies that work.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

Advocacy 101

  • Thursday, May 4, 2006
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Workshop
  • Leah Sweet, Teenwise Minnesota and Melissa Reed, Community University Health Care Center
  • A backdrop for an interactive workshop, this presentation covers basic advocacy skills to inform and educate your local and state policy makers, outlines the lobbying rules that affect non-profit organizations and identifies strategic methods to effectively advocate on behalf of young people and the programs that serve them.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

2005 Presentations

Let's Talk ... The Power of Parents!

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2005
  • Minnesota ENABL Grantees Meeting
  • Lisa Turnham, Teenwise Minnesota
  • Parent-child connectedness is characterized by the quality of the emotional bond between parent and child and by the degree to which this bond is both mutual and sustained over time. Both parents and children are acknowledged as active players, or agents. It is important to remember this bi-directional focus. This presentation covers some of the basics.
  • Presentation Slides

This is My Reality: Teens' Views on Sexuality

  • Friday, May 6, 2005
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference: Keynote Address
  • Ivan Juzang, Motivational Educational Entertainment (MEE) Productions
  • Based on extensive research with urban youth, Mr. Juzang describes the environmental context, peer group dynamics and social interactions that influence youth sexual behaviors; the impact of media depictions of sexuality on youth decision-making; strategies for attracting and motivating the hardest-to-reach youth; and ways service providers can increase the effectiveness of their outreach, media and materials.
  • Presentation Slides

The Link Between Sexual Abuse and Teen Pregnancy

  • Thursday, May 5, 2005
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference Workshop
  • Elizabeth M. Saewyc, PhD, RN, PHN, University of British Columbia, School of Nursing
  • This presentation, along with its workshop, examines the research from Minnesota that connects sexual abuse history and teen pregnancy for boys and girls, as well as the potential long-term effects of sexual abuse that can complicate teen parenting. It includes information about populations who are at increased risk for abuse, dispels some of the more common misconceptions about sexual abuse in our society and discusses why pregnancy may be seen as a window of opportunity in the lives of abused teens.
  • Presentation Slides

2004 Presentations

Parent-Child Connectedness.

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2004
  • Let's Talk! Forum
  • Lisa Turnham, Teenwise Minnesota
  • This presentation describes the impact of parent-child connections and communication on adolescent reproductive health behaviors, sharing research from the work of ETR, Associates and Annie E. Casey Foundation.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

Plain Talk: Using What Works With Latino Youth and Families.

  • June 21-22, 2004
  • MCH Summer Institute: Building Healthy Families and Communities
  • Lisa Turnham, Teenwise Minnesota, Kara Beckman, Neighborhood House and Teen Walkers and Talker participant.
  • Plain Talk, a community engagement strategy to reduce teen pregnancy is being implemented in communities across the country. Neighborhood House in St. Paul is the first organization to replicate the process in Minnesota. This presentation highlights the first phase of replication: assessing community needs through community social mapping and surveying.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

2003 Presentations

A Work in Progress: Building a State Plan for Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting.

  • November 11, 2003
  • NOAPPP Annual Conference
  • Nancy Nelson and Lisa Turnham, Teenwise Minnesota
  • Collaborative efforts to prevent teen pregnancy and support teen parents are an accepted and effective public health strategy. A critical element of any collaborative effort is a well-organized and articulated plan for action. This presentation examines a process for creating a statewide plan using examples from A Work in Progress: Building the Minnesota State Plan for Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

What can YOU do to prevent teen pregnancy?

  • October 17, 2003
  • Asian Youth Forum
  • Joy Miciano, Teenwise Minnesota
  • This presentation highlights what community professionals, parents and teens can do to prevent teen pregnancy. Examples are provided for the Hmong community and include research and science-based strategies.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

Logic Models. Using evidence-based strategies to combat disparities in teen pregnancy.

  • June 26-27, 2003
  • MCH Summer Institute: Addressing Health Disparities
  • Lisa Turnham, Teenwise Minnesota and Rebecca Fee, University of Minnesota Prevention Research Center
  • One of the recommendations of the Minnesota State Plan to prevent teen pregnancy is to use data and evaluation to inform program planning and continuous improvement. This presentation introduces logic models as an evidence-based tool to enhance teen pregnancy programming and combat health disparities.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

Keynote Address: Tailoring Best Practice to Meet the Cultural Needs of Your Community.

  • May 2, 2003
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference
  • Barbara Sugland, MPH, Sc.D.
  • Executive Director, CARTA, Inc.
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

A Work in Progress: Building a Minnesota State Plan for teen pregnancy prevention.

  • May 1, 2003
  • Teenwise Minnesota Annual Conference
  • Lisa Turnham and Joy Miciano, Teenwise Minnesota and Grit Youngquist, Saint Paul Ramsey County Department of Public Health.
  • This presentation walks through the eight recommendations of the Minnesota State Plan providing “real life” examples from work in Saint Paul and Ramsey County.
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

Myth Busters and Facts: Lessons Learned through Research and Practice about What Really Works for Latino and African American Youth