Resources for Parents
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- American Academy of Pediatrics
Parent Corner provides parents with important information about adolescence to parents and doctors with adolescent patients.
- American Medical Association
Parent Packets provides helpful research-based health care information to parents and caregivers.
- The Benton Foundation (Connect for Kids)
The Benton Foundation has played a leading role as producer and strategist in national children's campaigns
- CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health
Provides a variety of resources, including statistics on pregnancy, birth and STD rates by state, guidelines for comprehensive school health education, and funding opportunities for school health programs.
- Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Parent Resource Center provides valuable links to parent-friendly resources on child and adolescent health issues.
- Communities In Schools
Assists children and youth toward success in school and preparation for life.
- Focus Adolescent Services
Family Help in Mississippi provides an array of links, hotline and helpline contacts, publication information, state directories, events, resources, school topics and other topics relevant to adolescent health issues.
- National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Provides listings of their available publications and statistics on teen pregnancy.
- National Youth Development Information Center
An online journalism and advocacy center by and for the child and youth field
- National Youth Employment Coalition
Provides tips, assessment tools, and criteria for successful youth employment programs.
- Parenting Teens
An extensive library of articles on teen issues for parents, with forums where parents can exchange thoughts on raising teens.
- The Search Institute
The Search Institute has identified 40 critical factors necessary for young people's growth and development. Learn more about the 40 developmental assets as well as the Healthy Community, Healthy Youth initiative.
- The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
A non-profit membership association comprising highly qualified and committed experts in reproductive health. This site features a Patient Education section that includes information on reproductive health issues.
More Organizations and Links
- Advocates for Youth
Dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies which help young
people make informed and responsible decision about their sexual health.
- Afterschool Alliance
Provides awareness on the
importance of afterschool programs and advocacy information about quality,
affordable programs for children.
- America's Promise: The Alliance for Youth
Provides information on how
communities can build the character and competence of our nation's youth.
- Boy Scouts of America
Prepares young people through
scouting to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
- Building Partnerships for Youth
Provides youth development
program options to help youth ages 9-13 make healthy choices. Also provides
valuable resources to make implementing these programs easier.
- Campaign for Our Children, Inc.
media advertising, public relations and in-school programs to influence
attitudes and behaviors about sexuality.
- Center for Assessment and Policy Development
communities and public systems craft and execute thoughtful responses to
pressing social issues, particularly improving outcomes for children,
adolescents, and families.
- Children, Youth and Family Consortium Electronic Clearinghouse
Provides information about families and learning, including
programs and resources on fathering, summaries of key research, and lists of
measurement tools for evaluations.
- Children's Safety Network
A resource center for maternal and child health and injury prevention professionals in State and Territorial health departments.
- Child Trends
Provides lists of available
publications, reports and papers that Child Trends publishes, many of which
deal with teen pregnancy issues. The site also provides national and state
statistics on teen pregnancy and links to related sites.
Works on improving the health
and well-being of urban women, children and families by strengthening the
public health organizations and leaders in their communities.
- DHHS Children's Bureau
and adoption data extracted from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and
Reporting System (AFCARS).
- Girls Inc.
A national youth organization
dedicated to helping every girl become strong, smart and bold.
- Girl Scouts of the USA
Provides information on how
scouting can help girls build courage, confidence, and character throughout
- Guttmacher Institute
information about research and statistics in the area of pregnancy,
contraception, sexual behavior, STDs, abortion, youth, and law/public policy.
- National Center for Health Statistics
database of studies and statistics on just about every health issue you might
be interested in that covers teen pregnancy, STDs, maternal mortality, child
health, pregnancy risk factors and much more.
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
A clearinghouse of information about missing and exploited children.
- National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families
A national resource for organizations that support runaway and homeless youth and their families with programs and services.
- National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI)
Works to improve the well-being of children by increasing the number of children
growing up with loving, committed and responsible fathers.
- National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
Contains information on the largest and most comprehensive study of youth health in the U.S.
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Provides answers to
commonly-asked questions about sexuality, fact sheets on sexual and
contraceptive behavior, and pregnancy and childbearing among teens.
- 100 Black Men of America
services that address the social, emotional, educational and cultural needs of
children ages 8-18. Members of the 100 are trained and certified to become
mentors, advocates, and role models for youth within their communities.
- Rural Information Center Health Services
clearinghouse for those seeking information and referral about rural health
issues, including teen pregnancy.
- Search Institute
Focuses on community and
family building. Reports and research are available through the Institute,
along with providing training opportunities to organizations that work with
Provides publications lists, bibliographies, information
about SIECUS programs, information for parents, including communication tips,
publications, and resources.
Provides teens and
their families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information.
- The Bureau for At-Risk Children
Provides resources for youth, parents and educators on a variety of issues including
adolescent sexuality and pregnancy.
- Urban Institute
A nonprofit policy and research think-tank
that provides information, reports and research on a wide range of topics, including adolescent issues.
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Last reviewed on Feb 25, 2019