Teens in Cyberspace - long list (fwd)
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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 13:11:12 -0400
From: Patty Kahn <pkahn at NEHEALTH.ORG>
To: MEDLIB-L at LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU
Subject: Teens in Cyberspace - long list
You guys are amazing. I asked for health-related websites for teenagers and the response was terrific. I've had fun looking at them, annotating them, and pulling them together into a handout for our health fair.
Several medlibbers asked for a summary (I'll attach the formatted version too):
Teens in Cyberspace: Health Websites
Teen Hoopla, an Internet Guide for Teens / Health
A great collection on the American Library Association's webpage http://www.ala.org/teenhoopla/index.html with links to the following:
AL-ANON and ALATEEN
Support and information for families, friends, and others needing the services of Alcoholics Anonymous and Teen Alcoholics Anonymous.
Information on teen health issues from nutrition to sexuality, by the Health Education Program at Columbia University. "Go Ask Alice! receives more than 1,000 questions weekly from college and high school students, parents, teachers, professionals, older adults, and others, on every conceivable health topic."
The Fitness Files
Questions about fitness fundamentals, the best exercises, the healthiest foods, or how to prevent injuries? You'll find the all the answers here.
FDA: On the Teen Scene
If you're looking for information on anything from acne to smoking here's a place to check out. Brought to you by the Food and Drug Administration.
Read what teens have to say about drugs - or let others know what you have to say on the topic.
What to eat, when to sleep, how to handle emergencies. You'll find answers to lots of questions related to health and safety at KidsHealth.
Not Me Not Now
Teens from across the country talk about sex and the importance of abstinence.
ONDCP - Teens
Read the facts on drugs and find out where to go for info. in your state.
For teens, by teens, this newsletter has articles on AIDS, drugs, abstinence and sex education.
Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders
Whether you're writing a report or looking for ways to help a friend, this is the place.
THINK: Teenage Health Interactive Network
Read about nutrition, fitness, mental health, and more.
In addition to Health, Teen Hoopla also has sites for Activism, Arts & Entertainment, Book Reviews, Comics & Zines, Homework, Library Sites, Sports, TICS (Teens in Cyberspace Gallery), and more. A great assortment!
Healthfinder: Just for You: Teens
Healthfinder is a service of the US Dept. of Health & Human Services. The teen section includes the following Web resources:
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Youth Training Program
This page links users to employment training opportunities and programs for youth. A brief program description is included for Apprenticeship Training, Job Corps, School-to-Work, Youth Fair Chance, JTPA Summer Youth Employment, JTPA Year-Round Youth Training, and One-Stop Career Centers.
A national public education campaign, Girl Power! provides positive messages, accurate health information, and support for girls ages 9 to 14 and the people who care about them. Visit the Girl Power! Web site for details or call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at 1-800-729-6686.
Kick Butts Online TIPS4Teens
Visit this site for resources for adolescents and young adults about smoking and tobacco. Include: posters and publications; a teen media contest; questions and answers with Motown's Boyz II Men: and links to other related sites for parents and youth group leaders.
National Runaway Switchboard
If you are thinking about running away from home . . . Help is just a phone call away. Dial 1-800-621-4000. The Switchboard is a toll free, confidential hotline. The Switchboard staff will listen to you and help you think about what you need and want to do next. They also can tell you about people in your community who can help you. Your safety is the Switchboard's most important concern.
On the Teen Scene
FDA Consumer magazine periodically runs articles that provide important health information for teenagers. These include nutrition, skin care and sun safety, eating disorders, reproductive health, and mental health. These "Teen Scene" articles are available both electronically, and as reprints from the FDA's Office of Consumer Affairs
An interactive Web site that targets youth between the ages of 11 and 14, Planet-Know features an array of positive activities designed to increase adolescents' knowledge about drugs. Some features include: "Virtual Body"--provides factual and scientific information about how drugs affect the body and mind; "Juke Box"--allows teens to listen to music from a selection of musical genres; and "Better Things To Do"--an interactive area that allows youth to explore career options and lists positive alternative activities in which teens can participate.
Publications Catalog, National Clearinghouse For Alcohol And Drug Info
This catalog contains drug information in fact sheets, booklets, posters, videotapes, audiotapes and other venues, many free of charge. Visit this web site for more information about these materials and how to order them.
Safety City - National Highway Traffic Safety Admin's Kids Page
This page is designed to teach children about the importance of traffic safety and health procedures in an interactive and entertaining manner. Parents and teachers will also find this page a beneficial resource.
Welcome to YouthInfo, a new information resource developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide you with the latest information about America's adolescents, including a statistical profile of America's youth, publications, and resources for parents. (This is a nice site, but their server seems to be down lately)
Healthfinder also contains links to the following organizations:
National Network for Youth
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth, Family & Youth Services Bureau
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Administration for Children & Families, US Dept of Health & Human Services
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information
Many other websites!
AMA Health Insight: Adolescent Health
"Teen Talk" is a compilation of more than 30 articles written to promote the health and well-being of young people. It is an informative and easy-to-read booklet that addresses adolescent health concerns. Topics include puberty, sexuality, depression, substance abuse, nutrition and much more. (Definitely not as glitzy as most of the other sites.)
American Diabetes Association - Just For Teens
Helping teenagers deal with diabetes.
American Juvenile Arthritis Organization
Juvenile arthritis affects an estimated 285,000 children in the United States. These pages are intended to help teens learn more about juvenile arthritis.
Ask NOAH about: Teenage Pregnancy
Ask NOAH has information on lots of other topics, too.
Dalhousie Medical School Teen Health Home Page
Includes links to subjects which have been identified in meetings with teens as health concerns. The Dalhousie Teen Health Project hopes to provide some basic information about these concerns, and to suggest where to go for more information. Topics include healthy sexuality, sexual orientation, STDs, pregnancy, women's health, men's health, and sexual assault. Also contains chat Q&A from teens.
Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Health Links
>From McMaster University - a looong page of links on this subject.
I Wanna Know (American Social Health Organization)
http://www.iwannaknow.org answers questions about teen sexual health and STD (sexually transmitted disease) prevention.
Internet Public Library Teen Division - Health (links)
Oh my. Tons more websites. Subsections of the Health section include:
Body Image & Eating Disorders, Diseases & Disorders, Exericse, Mental Health, Nutrition, Puberty, Sex, Substance Abuse.
Planned Parenthood has excellent resources for teens. The national website is http://www.plannedparenthood.org/ . They also have a separate site for teens called Teenwire, http://www.teenwire.com/index.asp , which is described as : " . . . uncensored, unbiased sexuality and sexual health information on the Internet. The PPFA web site is a private, safe atmosphere where teens can learn and grow by reading reliable PPFA text resources as well as material submitted by their peers (and reviewed by us). Teens are also encouraged to contribute their opinions and ideas in certain areas of the site."
Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection - University of Chicago
"Virtual pamphlets" from many US universities. Truly, a gazillion links to information on the following topics: alcohol & substance use, anger, anxiety, assertiveness, attention deficit disorder, counseling, cults, cultural issues, depression, disabilities, dissociation, eating disorders, family & childhood issues, general health, impulse control, relationships, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, sleep, stress, study skills, time management, traumatic events, wellness, writing. Wow!
Suicide - If you Are Thinking About Suicide, Read this First
Thoughtful common sense & resources for troubled teens.
TAG - Teen Age Grief
Teen Age Grief, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides expertise in providing grief support to bereaved teens.
Web of Addictions
The Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions. It is an effort to provide a resource for teachers, students and others who needed factual information about abused drugs.
These are more for parents than for kids:
Adolescent Health (Amercian Academy of Family Physicians)
http://www.aafp.org/patientinfo/health7.html has "information from your family doctor" on the following subjects:
Health Aspects of International Adoption
Health Care for Teenagers
When Your Child Has a UTI (urinary tract infection)
Immunizations for Adults
Checking your Child's Hearing
Osgood-Schlatter Disease: A Cause of Knee Pain in Children
Acne in Teens: Ways to Control It
Getting through Mononucleosis
Facts about Anorexia Nervosa
Sever's Disease: A Common Cause of Heel Pain
The Adolescent Sexuality Special Interest Group of NNFR seeks to promote research-based, educational programs that address adolescent sexuality. Current efforts include identifying curricula and other teaching materials available both within and outside the Cooperative Extension System and making those materials known and available electronically.
DASH (Department of Adolescent and School Health)
Why we must invest in our nation's youth.
Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS)
from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control
Thanks to all of you who helped with this!
Patricia Kahn, MLS, AHIP
Niles Perkins Health Science Library
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