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Adolescent Brain Development | Resources for Adolescents

Resources for Adolescents

If You Think Saying "No" Is Tough, Wait 'Til You Say "Yes"
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Office of Public Health and Science - Office of Population Affairs
English: http://www.hhs.gov/opa/pubs/download_pubs/ifyouthink_english.pdf
Spanish: http://www.hhs.gov/opa/pubs/download_pubs/ifyouthink_spanish.pdf

It's Not OK
itsnotok.org
A website which directly answers teens’ questions about abuse including how to tell if they or a friend are a victim of abuse and how to develop a safety plan. It also provides space for teens to share their stories and artwork related to their experiences of abuse.

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Listen Up
Listen Up
Patient education brochures targeting adolescents about prevention and screening for Chlamydia.

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Maria Talks: about sex, birth control, and issues that matter
www.mariatalks.com
Maria Talks is a new online resource center for teens developed by the AIDS Action Committee with Funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and addresses a number of sexual health issues including birth control, pregnancy, sexual violence, emergency contraception and HIV/STI prevention.

Stay Teen
http://www.stayteen.org/
This page developed by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy contains statistics, information, and tips for teens about pregnancy and relationships.

Talk About Sex
http://www.seriouslysexuality.com/
This is a starting place for teens to learn about sexuality issues. It's about how to talk about sex and how to help teens stay healthy.

Talking to Your Parents About Sex
http://www.seventeen.com/health-sex-fitness/sex-parents-hsp-0404
A guide from Seventeen Magazine about talking to your parents about sex.

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Teen Talk
www.teenwire.com
Teenwire.com is an award-winning sexual health website for teens developed by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. It addresses a number of issues teens face, including emotional issues, body concerns, birth control, relationships and sexual coercion.

Teen Talk: Many Teens Are Saying "No"
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Office of Public Health and Science - Office of Population Affairs
English: http://www.hhs.gov/opa/pubs/download_pubs/teentalk_vol1_sayno.pdf
Spanish: http://www.hhs.gov/opa/pubs/download_pubs/teentalk_spanish_vol1_sayno.pdf

TeensHealth: Talking to Your Parents—Or Other Adults
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/families/talk_to_parents.html
A guide to talking to parents or other adults about sensitive issues

Sex, etc.—Sex Education by Teens, for Teens!
www.sexetc.org
A website for teens by teens with honest, medically accurate and balanced information about human sexuality and sexual health.

What You Should Know About Abstinence
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Office of Public Health and Science - Office of Population Affairs
English: http://www.hhs.gov/opa/pubs/download_pubs/whatknow_abstinence.pdf
Spanish: http://www.hhs.gov/opa/pubs/download_pubs/whatknow_spanish_abstinence.pdf


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