Are You a Parent, Teen, or Someone who is Interested in Helping Young People?

The following links will take you to some informative and interesting websites. Enjoy!

Above the Influence

This website is designed to provide information to teens about inhalants and other drugs.
Highlights: Drug facts, signs that a friend may be using drugs and how you can help them, Q&A, risks related to drug use, and personal stories written by and for teens.

Advocates for Youth

This national organization advocates for policies and programs that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The site offers information on news and events, publications, resources, facts and figures, and links.

Campaign for our Children

A nonprofit organization that integrates media advertising, public relations, and in-school programs to influence attitudes and behaviors about sexuality among 9-14 year old children.
Highlights: Information and materials, news, teen guides, Parent resource center, Educator Resource Center, Media Campaign Toolbox, Community Action, CFOC Auditorium, Pressroom.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Two-page fact sheet on inter partner violence, which includes basic information and resources.

Child Welfare League of America

The oldest and largest national nonprofit organization that develops and promotes policies and programs to protect America's children and strengthen America's families.
Highlights: New Federal Budget priorities, Breaking the link between Child Maltreatment and Juvenile Delinquency, Positive Parenting tips, CWLA-National Data Analysis System.

Choiceteens.org

Highlights: Provides sexual health information specifically for Philadelphia area teens on a variety of topics. This site also features fact sheets, frequently asked questions, and resource guides.


Girls Inc.

A national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.
Highlights: Math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention and sports participation.

Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A Internet service. It works to provide readers with reliable, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being.

Healthy Teen Network

Healthy Teen Network is a national organization focused on adolescent health and well-being with an emphasis on teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, and teen parenting.

Institute for the Development of African-American Youth

The website for the the Development of African-American Youth, a community based organization serving the youth of Philadelphia.

It's Your (Sex) Life

This website provides reliable, objective sexual health information to young adults. In addition, this information is useful for parents who may wish to address these issues with their teens.
Highlights: "Emergency issues", resources, pregnancy and contraception, "For Parents", quizzes, registration.

I Wanna Know

Answers to your questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases.

Know More Say More

This website focuses on the reproductive health consequences of violence and sexual coercion. It also contains recent studies, media articles on the issues, and outside links for more information.

My Sistahs

MySistahs is a Web site created by and for young women of color to provide information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy. Through monthly features, message boards, and online peer education young women receive information on activism, culture, sexual health, and other issues that are important to them.

Office of Women's Health

A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides information about inter partner violence and domestic violence, shedding light on different types and options for those being victimized. It also provides access to journals written on the subject.

Out Proud

Official site of the National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth with a wide range of resources for youth and educators.
Highlights: Sexual orientation, personal coming out stories, listings of local resources, a forum, recommended reading list, and links to other resources.

Parent Soup

This website gives informative information on a variety of topics to parents.
Highlights: Children's Health, Step parenting and divorce, Quizzes: Talk about sex, teen popularity, Tools: Care directories, Summer Camp Selector, Message Boards: 30 something parents, troubled teens.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood empowers people to make better choices about their health and sexuality that offer a wide range of culturally sensitive, age-appropriate programs and materials.

Reach Out

An information and support service to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues. All content is written by teens for teens, to meet them where they are, and help them recognize their own strengths and use those strengths to overcome their difficulties and/or seek help if necessary. The site provides stories, blogs in video and audio form, and resources on where to get help.

Scarlet Teen

Website committed to delivering the best contemporary teen sex education on the net since 1998.
Highlights: featured articles: Pink Parts, Safe, Sound, and Sexy.

Sex, etc.

A Website For Teens By Teens.
Highlights: Teens, with the help of health educators and professional journalists, write about their views on love, sex, relationships, HIV/AIDS, violence and other issues.

Strength of Us

An online community designed to empower young adults through resource sharing and peer support and to build connections for those navigating the unique challenges and opportunities in the transition-age years.

Talking With Kids

Encourages and provides information and resources to parents to help them talk with their kids about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence and alcohol and drugs.
Highlights: BI-Monthly e-mail tips, Questions and Answers, booklet.


The National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy

The National Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Highlights: The Campaign's goal is to reduce the teen pregnancy rate by one-third between 1996 and 2005.

That's Not Cool

This website contains information about digital dating abuse and ways to stop it before it gets worse. Designed to address new and complicated problems between teens who are dating or hooking up, it includes solutions toproblems like constant and controlling texting, pressuring for nude pictures, and breaking into someone's e-mail or social networking page.

Teens Health

Information on all aspects of teen health and well being.
Highlights: Body basics, mind matters, sexual health, food and fitness, staying safe, and health problems.

Teenwire

Sexuality and relationship information you can trust from Planned Parenthood at the Federation of America.
Highlights: Clinic Connections. Talk back, Free registration, Daily Questions, Ask the Expert.

Thrive Online

Help for parents on raising sexually healthy youth given by a sexuality educator who is also a Mom.
Highlights: Advice column, live monthly chats, teaching tips, and a list of resources for parents.

Youth Links

Sponsored by the Historica Foundation for high-school students and teachers from across Canada and internationally.
Highlights: Site News-Get the Scoop on Youthlinks, Resources, and Humanity-Security Links.

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