Resources for Providers

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Talking to Teens


These are general resource materials for providers.

  • Neinstein, L. S. (2002). Adolescent health care: A practical guide (4th Ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Williams and Wilkins.
  • The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture - Cultural Groups. Provides health care professionals with expanded information for nine different cultural groups. For each group, information is provided about its Strengths and Protective Factors, Challenges to Health and Well-Being, and Principles for Culturally Competent Health Services. Each section also has References and Links for each group.
  • Hatcher, R. A., Trussell, J., Stewart, F., Cates, W., Stewart, G. K., Guest, F., & Kowal, D. Contraceptive technology (18th Rev. Ed.).
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Related Web Sites


University of Minnesota Extension Service

  • Positive Parenting. This video-based parenting education curriculum, which focuses on disciplining and nurturing children by means other than physical punishment, was developed by the Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Positive Parenting of Teens is devoted specifically to raising adolescents.


  • The Society for Adolescent Medicine. This multidisciplinary organization of professionals is committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of all adolescents.
  • American Medical Association Adolescent Health On-Line. This AMA page includes health information for adolescents and their parents, Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS), and other materials concerning adolescent health.
  • ETR Associates. This site has patient education materials.
    • ReCAPP. The Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention contains information related to teen pregnancy prevention.


Minnesota Health Improvement Partnership Adolescent Health Services Action Team in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, Updated 2006