Resources for kids and teens

Hotlines

  • National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) is the lead federal organization for violence prevention to reduce the death and disability associated with injuries outside the workplace.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233) is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Education & support

  • Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
  • Born This Way Foundation is building a braver, kinder world that celebrates individuality and empowers young people.
  • Center for Young Women’s Health provides education, clinical care, research, and health care advocacy for teen girls and young women.
  • COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s.
  • girlshealth.gov was created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face.
  • Girls Incorporated inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold through a network of local organizations in the United States and Canada.
  • Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.
  • Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University — a division of Columbia Health.
  • Healthy Teen Network is devoted to making a difference in the lives of teens and young families. We are a national organization focused on adolescent health and well-being with an emphasis on teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, and teen parenting.
  • I wanna know! offers information on sexual health for for teens and young adults. This is where you will find the facts, the support, and the resources to answer your questions, find referrals, and get access to in-depth information about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), healthy relationships, and more.
  • It Gets Better Project is an inspiring collection of over 10,000 user-created videos from around the world that was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
  • Planned Parenthood: Info for teens provides information about STD testing, pregnancy tests, sexual orientation and more. You can even chat live with a trained counselor.
  • Rutgers answer is a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them.
  • sex, etc is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! Each year, five million young people visit Sexetc.org, and over 45,000 read our national magazine to get honest and accurate sexual health information. We’ve helped teens with answers to their questions about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more!

Pregnancy

  • Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services (TOPS) provides support and education to teen mothers and fathers. We educate teens on subjects such as Healthy Pregnancy & Childbirth, Proactive Parenting, and Family Planning.
  • Teen pregnancy in America: Facts, figures and trends is an infographic created by Online Ultrasound Schools to show some of the major statistics on teen pregnancy in America, while highlighting of the more significant negative consequences. The first step to reducing teen pregnancy rates, abortions, and the amount of single teen mothers is to recognize the facts.
  • The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation. Our specific strategy is to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults.

NOTE: More resources are available under “OB/GYN Pregnancy Resources”.

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