Links

We've worked our way through tons of websites offering helpful information for teens and picked out some of our favorites to share with you.  Take a look and be sure to let us know if we've left a really great site off our list.  We're always looking for additional resources.
 

Abortion

 

Exhale ProVoice

http://exhaleprovoice.org/

Provides after-abortion support for teens.

National Abortion Federation

http://www.prochoice.org

National Abortion Federation provides information to help you decide which choice will be best for you, whether it be abortion, adoption or parenthood. They also have a free, anonymous hotline for questions about abortions or unplanned pregnancies.

Planned Parenthood

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/index.htm

Planned Parenthood delivers health care services, sex education, and sexual health information to millions of women, men, and teens in the US. Their website provides health information on basic sexual health information, abortion, and adoption. You can ask questions and they will be answered by a doctor and posted for public view. Find a Planned Parenthood clinic near you using the clinic finder on their website.

Pregnancy Options

http://www.pregnancyoptions.info

Pregnancy Options is an online workbook/guide that can walk you through abortions and choices around your pregnancy. If you are pregnant and unsure about your next step, working through this workbook is a great first step.

Abuse & Violence

 

A Thin Line

http://www.athinline.org/

MTV's campaign to stop digital abuse (harassment, sexting, bullying).

Break the Cycle

http://www.breakthecycle.org/

Break the Cycle engages, educates and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.

Childhelp

http://www.childhelp.org/
Hotline: (800) 4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

You can call the confidential and anonymous National Abuse Hotline free, 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the US, US territories, and Canada. The hotline is staffed by professional crisis counselors. Interpreters are available in 140 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.

CUAV: Community United Against Violence

http://www.cuav.org/index.php

CUAV – Community United Against Violence, CUAV is the nation’s first LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) anti-violence organization. Their mission is to prevent and respond to violence against and within diverse LGBTQQ communities.

Love is Respect

http://www.loveisrespect.org/

Developed by Liz Claiborne as part of their efforts to battle domestic and intimate violence, this site includes a section just for teens about healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Their National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline is 1-866-331-9474, 1-866-331-8453 (TTY).

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. If you or someone you know is frightened about something in your relationship, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

Project Respect

http://www.yesmeansyes.com/

A Canadian website geared to youth 14 and up. You can find statistics on sexual violence, ways to help a friend, what to do if you are assaulted, youth efforts to prevent sexual violence, and much more.

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

http://www.rainn.org/

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the nation. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, the nation's first secure web-based hotline that provides live and completely confidential help to victims through instant messaging with trained staff.

Toll-Free: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

The Teen Action Campaign

http://www.thatsnotcool.com/

This site was created by teens in Massachusetts to help you prevent relationship violence. It encourages everyone to "see it and stop it" when it comes to intimate violence.

Activism

 

Amplify Your Voice

http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org

Amplify, a project of Advocates for Youth, is an online community dedicated to sexual health, reproductive justice, and youth-led grassroots movement building.

Give a Damn

http://www.wegiveadamn.org/

Campaign dedicated to LGBT equality.

MTV: Fight For Your Rights Campaign

http://www.mtv.com/onair/ffyr/discrimination/

The MTV's Fight for Your Rights campaign keeps communities informed about sexual health issues.

RH Reality Check

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/

Provides commentary, news, and analysis on reproductive and sexual health justice issues.

Rock the Vote

http://www.rockthevote.org/

Rock the Vote encourages youth to get involved in the social and political issues affecting their communities.

Adoption

 

I Choose Adoption

http://www.ichooseadoption.org/

Provides resources for people considering adoption.

National Abortion Federation

http://www.prochoice.org

National Abortion Federation provides information to help you decide which choice will be best for you, whether it be abortion, adoption or parenthood. They also have a free, anonymous hotline for questions about abortions or unplanned pregnancies.

Pregnancy Options

http://www.pregnancyoptions.info

Pregnancy Options is an online workbook/guide that can walk you through abortions and choices around your pregnancy. If you are pregnant and unsure about your next step, working through this workbook is a great first step.

Alcohol & Drugs

 

CheckYourself.com

http://checkyourself.com/

A drugs and alcohol resource for older teens. Explore your personal drug and alcohol usage by answering quiz questions about your lifestyle, read first-person stories, communicate with other teens, and play decision games to see how you might act in situations involving drugs and alcohol. Teens also share their personal stories on this site.

College Drinking: Changing the Culture

http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/

College Drinking: Changing the Culture, is a website related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students. The website provides an alcohol calorie calculator, an alcohol cost calculator, and a calculator that allows the user to figure out his/her blood alcohol level.

Free Vibe

http://www.abovetheinfluence.com

Freevibe offers information about tobacco and other drugs and links to videos and other resources from the National Anti-Drug Campaign. At the bottom of the drug facts/drug info page, there is a hotline number to call if you need more help.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

http://teens.drugabuse.gov/index.php

This Web site was created to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (and parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. You will find animated illustrations, quizzes, and games throughout the site.

The Cool Spot

http://www.thecoolspot.gov/

The Cool Spot was created for teens 11-13 years old to provide teens info about alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

The Truth

http://www.thetruth.com/

The Truth website provides information about cigarette smoking and the tobacco industry that enables individuals to make informed choices about tobacco use.

Recoveryconnection.org

 http://www.recoveryconnection.org/talking-to-kids-drug-and-alcohol-help-resources/

Recovery connection is a website that provides people with drug and alchol recovery treatment options. This site discusses substance abuse revention for kids and also includes several links to other rescources for teens.

Depression & Mental Health

 

Half of Us

http://www.halfofus.com/

Half of Us, mtvU, and the Jed Foundation want to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues of college students on campus and connect with students to the appropriate resources to get help.

Pale Reflections

http://www.pale-reflections.com/

Pale Reflections is a supportive community for people affected by eating disorders, supplying information on the different types of eating disorders, mental health, and a treatment finder to get help for yourself or a loved one.

The Trevor Project

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Crisis support and suicide prevention for LGBT teens. Also provides a hotline support service.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans & Queer

 

Ambiente Joven

http://www.ambientejoven.org/

A site for Latino GLBTQ youth, hosted by Advocates for Youth.

ChadzBoyz

http://www.chadzboyz.com/

ChadzBoyz is an LGBTQ teen support site with news, reviews, resources, support chat forum, advice column and clinic, safe sex and STI guides, coming out stories, blogs, poetry, fashion news and much more.

CUAV: Community United Against Violence

http://www.cuav.org/index.php

CUAV – Community United Against Violence, CUAV is the nation’s first LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) anti-violence organization. Their mission is to prevent and respond to violence against and within diverse LGBTQQ communities.

GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

http://www.glsen.org/

Network dedicated to providing a positive education environment for LGBT teens.

PFLAG: Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays

http://www.pflag.org/

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Local PFLAG chapters are located throughout the country.

Trans Health

http://www.trans-health.com/

Online health magazine for Trans people.

Youth Resource

http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/youthresource

YouthResource is a Web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. Through monthly features, message boards, and online peer education, GLBTQ youth receive information on activism, culture, sexual health, and other issues that are important to them.

Hotlines

 

California Youth Crisis Line

http://www.youthcrisisline.org/

Hotline: 1-800-843-5200

The California Youth Crisis Line is a statewide, toll free, 24-hour, confidential phone line available to young people between the ages of 12-24, and concerned friends and family members.

Childhelp

http://www.childhelp.org/

Hotline: (800) 4-A-CHILD (422-4453)

You can call the confidential and anonymous National Abuse Hotline free, 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the US, US territories, and Canada. The hotline is staffed by professional crisis counselors. Interpreters are available in 140 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.

Covenant House Nineline Hotline

http://nineline.org/

Hotline: (800) 999-9999

The Covenant House Nineline is a resource for teens looking for answers to tough questions. Call the hotline to talk about your concerns. Anywhere. Anytime.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Provides support and resources 24/7.

National Runaway Switchboard

http://www.1800runaway.org/

Toll-Free: (800) 621-4000

Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

STI Resource Center

Hotline: 1-919-361-8488

Resource from the American Social Health Association.

Pregnancy

 

National Abortion Federation

http://www.prochoice.org

National Abortion Federation provides information to help you decide which choice will be best for you, whether it be abortion, adoption or parenthood. They also have a free, anonymous hotline for questions about abortions or unplanned pregnancies.

Planned Parenthood

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/index.htm

Planned Parenthood delivers health care services, sex education, and sexual health information to millions of women, men, and teens in the US. Their website provides health information on basic sexual health information, abortion, and adoption. You can ask questions and they will be answered by a doctor and posted for public view. Find a Planned Parenthood clinic near you using the clinic finder on their website.

Pregnancy Options

http://www.pregnancyoptions.info

Pregnancy Options is an online workbook/guide that can walk you through abortions and choices around your pregnancy. If you are pregnant and unsure about your next step, working through this workbook is a great first step.

Sexual Health

 

It's Your Sex Life

http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/

MTV's site for sexual health information.

I Wanna Know

http://www.iwannaknow.org/

A place to ask anonymous questions and get honest, straight forward answers. Answers to your questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted disease prevention from the American Social Health Association.

National HIV and STD Testing Resource

http://www.hivtest.org/

National HIV and STI testing resources from the CDC. Want to get tested? This website will help you find HIV & STI testing sites near you.

Planned Parenthood: Info for Teens

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/info-for-teens/index.asp

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America offers a resource where teens can get honest, comprehensive sexuality information.

Sex, Etc.

http://www.sexetc.org/

Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them.

STD Awareness

http://www.cdcnpin.com/stdawareness/

Get aware and involved, find resources and communication tools on sexually transmitted diseases.