Adolescent Health Resources for Youth

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This page provides links to adolescent health resources.

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4GIRLS (GIRLSHEALTH)
http://www.girlshealth.gov

The GIRLSHEALTH site features interactive tools in order to engage young women (ages 10-16) to take proactive steps towards a healthy lifestyle early on in life. It provides valuable information about preventative measures teen girls can take against the onset of various diseases as they grow older. Sponsored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Women's Health, the site gives current, reliable and useful information on health issues and tips on how to handle relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.

Girls Incorporated
http://www.girlsinc.org

Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc. has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls. Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.

DHHS Kids Page
http://www.hhs.gov/kids/

The United States Department of Health and Human Services Kids Page offers a variety of health information for youth, parents and teachers.

NIDA for Teens
http://www.teens.drugabuse.gov/

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) website for teens was created to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate and timely concerns. The site delivers science-based facts about how drugs affect the brain and body so that kids will be armed with better information to make healthy decisions.