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Adolescent Resources

Below you will find a list of all the major categories that affect teen well-being, physical, mental and emotional health.

General

Medline Plus:  All of the results for this vetted search engine have been reviewed to ensure they’re accurate, current and objective.

Do Something:  with over 4 million members, this is one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change.

Teens Health:  Teens Health is the most-visited site for information about health, behavior, and development from birth through the teen years.

Brain Pop:  This site engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more.

Young Women’s Health:  Award winning health website for young women.  Here you can find answers to your questions, health guides, chats and more.

Fitness & Nutrition

Let’s Move:  The official website for the fitness initiative developed by First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.

My Plate:  Want to follow the MyPlate method and its nutritional guidelines?  Everything you need to know is on this site.

Anti-Bullying

Stop Bullying:  Governement agencies provide info about what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Stomp Out Bullying:  The website for the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens.

We Stop Hate:  This anti-bullying group is dedicated to raising self-esteem in teens through various social media platforms that engage teens to help each other gain confidence.

Mental Health

Reach Out:  This non-profit organization meets youth where they are to deliver peer support and mental health information in a safe and supportive online space.

Crisis Text Line:  Make sure teens know about this free 24/7 text line that provides emotional support to those in crisis.

National Institute of Mental Health:  A government organization focused on transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

Drug Prevention

NIDA for Teens:  Created for middle and high school students and their teachers, this website provides accurate and timely information about drug prevention that can be used in and out of the classroom.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids:  An organization dedicated to reducing substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging teens.

Relationships & Sex Ed

Stay Teen:  The goal of Stay Teen is to encourage youth to enjoy their teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting.  Created by The National Campaign, the site features facts and resources to help teens make informed decisions.

Love is Respect:  Its mission is to engage, educate, and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.  The site provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy, and abusive dating relationships and behaviors.

Driving Safety

Keys 2 Drive:  This is AAA’s guide to teen safety behind the wheel.  It’s filled with tools and resources for new drivers and the adults in their lives.

The National Road Safety Foundation:  The NRSF created “Teen Lane” as a resource to help tweens and teens learn everything they need to know about driving safety.

Teen Driving:  Safety tips and advice for teen drivers, as well as their parents.  Resources include a Teen Driving Contract and an “Are You A Safe Driver?” checklist.

Technology

NS Teens: A site dedicated to teaching teens about Internet safety.  It includes animated videos, short films, games, and interactive comics, as well as teaching materials for educators.

Staying Safe While Staying Connected:  An info packet from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network featuring facts and tips for how adolescents can stay safe online.

The Family Online Safety Institute:  FOSI provides ways that adults and teens can clear up their digital footprint online and maintain proper privacy settings.