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TEEN HEALTH WEEK℠ Resources
Help spread the word with these TEEN HEALTH WEEK℠ Resources

Interested in spreading the word on TEEN HEALTH WEEK ℠ but unsure where to start? We offer a variety of resources for individuals and organizations to plan events and raise awareness.

 

As we get closer to TEEN HEALTH WEEK℠, please check here regularly for the most up-to-date teen health resources.  For more information, you can also contact us at teenhealthweek@collegeofphysicians.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@teenhealthweek).

 

Download the Official 2019 Teen Health Week Communications Guide

 

Download a list of federal resources related to teen health, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Gender & Sexual Development Resources:

 

U.S. Resources

Office of Adolescent Health’s “Adolescent Development Explained”

Examines major developmental changes that occur in adolescence with a specific focus on five areas of adolescent development – physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral.

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG)

A national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Provide data, statistics, and information on how to prevent, and protect yourself from health, safety, and security threats. Materials and resources are published in multiple languages.
 

girlshealth.gov

Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services girlshealth.gov provides information on ways girls can live a healthy lifestyle and covers topics such as bullying, body, fitness, nutrition, relationships, illness and disability, drugs, alcohol, and smoking.
Provides  assistance in 15 different languages:

The Center for Young Women’s Health

Provides teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information and educational programs. Materials are in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
 

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization that provides information and resources about reproduction and sexual health.

The American Sexual Association (ASHA)

ASHA is a nonprofit organization that provides sexual health information.

Philadelphia FIGHT

A nonprofit organization that provides information and resources for sexual health along with STI testing and HIV primary care services:

I Wanna Know

Provides sexual health information for teens and young adults including information about pregnancy, STIs, relationships, LGBTQIA+ issues, and myths and facts about sex:

Sexetc.org

Provides comprehensive sexual education online to teens and a state-by-state guide to teens’ rights to sex education, birth control and more.

TeenSource.org

An online, nonprofit, teen-friendly sexual and reproductive health information source with weekly mobile sexual health information and advice via text.

ScarletTeen

A sexuality and relationship education and support organization and website that teens can use either online or via text.

SafeTeens

Your resource for reliable health information and your direct link to Reproductive Health Centers located throughout Pennsylvania.

Bedsider

A nonprofit organization that provides information on contraception.

The Title X Family Planning Clinic Locator

Provides information about clinics that offer a broad range of family planning and preventative health services. Use this tool to find a family planning clinic near you:

GLSEN

GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") is an organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQIA+ students. GLSEN offers a Safe Space Kit which serves as a guide to students on how to support LGBTQIA+ students, educate anti- LGBTQIA+ bias, and advocate for change at school.
 

Fenway Health

Talk confidentially to a trained volunteer about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence via Fenway Health’s Peer Listening Line:
Peer Listening Line: 617-267-2535
Toll-Free: 800-399-PEER

 

Global Resources

 

The World Health Organization (WHO)

An agency of the United Nations which focuses on international public health. They currently have 194 Member States in which the WHO supports their national health development process, promotes the achievement of the highest sustainable level of health of all people, and cooperates with governments and other partners in pursuing countries’ national health strategies and plans as well as collective commitments by the WHO Governing Bodies. Materials and resources are published in multiple languages.

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to defend the rights of adolescents to an education, protection, gender equality, healthcare, and the right to survive and thrive. The have many global initiatives in countries and territories to advocate for adolescents and reduce adolescent mortality rates due to the lack of resources.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

An international world development agency that partners with other countries to assist with their development. USAID provides disaster assistance via partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, and help people regroup from humanitarian crises and continue to rebuild beyond the initial assistance given.

The Global Fund

A partnership organization that works towards ending AIDs, malaria, and
tuberculosis as epidemics. The Global Fund partners with governments, civil societies, private
sectors, and people affected by the diseases to support programs globally run by local experts in
countries and communities most in need.
 

UNAIDS

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS also known as UNAIDS is the leading
global effort to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic as a public threat by 2030. UNAIDS give countries and communities the direction, advocacy, coordination, and technical support for addressing AIDS and assisting with creating a rapid response to AIDS around the globe.

Preventive Care & Vaccines Resources:

 

U.S. Resources:

The History of Vaccines 

Created by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, The History of Vaccines is an award winning informational and educational website. The website sheds light on vaccination from the pre-Jennerian variolation practices to modern approaches to vaccine delivery. The site is aimed at increasing public knowledge and explaining the ways in which vaccines, toxoids, and passive immunization work, how they have been developed and the role they play in human health. The History of Vaccines, offers standards- based resources that can be used in biology and health courses. The website can be translated into Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, and Arabic:

Office of Adolescent Health

Provides information and tools about physical health and mental health for youth, caregivers, and healthcare providers about adolescent preventive services and vaccines.

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG)

A national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides data, statistics, and information on how
to prevent, and protect yourself from health, safety, and security threats. Materials and resources
are published in multiple languages.

Girlshealth.gov
Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Girlshealth.gov provides information on ways girls can live a healthy lifestyle and covers topics such as bullying, body, fitness, nutrition, relationships, illness and disability, drugs, alcohol, and smoking. Provides language assistance in 15 different languages.

 

The Center for Young Women’s Health

provides teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information and educational programs. Materials are in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Vaccinate Your Family: The Next Generation of Every Child by Two (VYF)

A national nonprofit organization that provides resources, support and information on how to have your family involved in getting vaccinated.

 

AdolescentVaccination.org

A service of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, AdolescentVaccination.org includes a variety of resources related to vaccines. Download their infographic on vaccine-preventable diseases.

 

Global Resources:

 

The World Health Organization (WHO)

An agency of the United Nations which focuses on international public health. They currently have 194 Member States in which the WHO supports the national health development process, promotes the achievement of the highest sustainable level of health of all people, and cooperates with governments and other partners in pursuing countries’ national health strategies and plans as well as collective commitments by the WHO Governing Bodies. Materials and resources are published in multiple languages:

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to defend the rights of adolescents to an education, protection, gender equality, healthcare, and the right to survive and thrive. The have many global initiatives in countries and territories to advocate for adolescents and reduce adolescent mortality rates due to the lack of resources.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

An international world development agency that partners with other countries to assist with their development. USAID provides disaster assistance via partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, and help people regroup from humanitarian crises and continue to rebuild beyond the initial assistance given. They also offer resources for such diseases as pandemic influenza, malaria, and tuberculosis.


The Fogarty International Center

Part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, has been operating for the past 50 years serving as the liaison between NIH and the global health community. Fogarty supports basic, clinical, and applied research and training for U.S. and foreign investigators working in the developing world to address critical global health concerns such as disease eradication, and pandemic responses.

The Global Fund

A partnership organization that works towards ending AIDs, malaria, and tuberculosis as epidemics. The Global Fund partners with governments, civil societies, private sectors, and people affected by the diseases to support programs globally run by local experts in countries and communities most in need.

Adolescent Immunization Public Service Announcement

Violence & Mental Health Resources

 

U.S. Resources:

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG)

A national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents.

StopBullying.gov

An anti-bullying website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. StopBullying.gov provides information and educational tools on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. Language assistance is available in 16 languages.

Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)

STRYVE is a US initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts. This resource helps you customize your youth violence prevention work and track your efforts. Videos of other communities working to prevent youth violence are included to provide real-life context.
 

Girlshealth.gov

Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Girlshealth.gov provides information on ways girls can live a healthy life style and covers topics such as Bullying, Body, Fitness, Nutrition, Relationships, Illness and Disability, Drugs, Alcohol, and Smoking:
It also includes language assistance for 15 different languages.

The Center for Young Women’s Health

Provides teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information and educational programs. Materials are in English, Portuguese, and Spanish:

Loveisrespect

Engages, educates, and empowers young people to prevent and end abusive relationships. Loveisrespect is a safe, inclusive space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them. It also provides resources for parents, educators, peers and survivors to proactively raise awareness. Loveisrespect provides
free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.

The Life After Trauma Organization (LATO)

Helps adolescents and adults prevent and recover from the long-term effects of trauma from commercial sexual exploitation, and other complex trauma.
 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of
161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or
emotional distress.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI provides resources teens can utilize to educate and advocate.

Ok2talk.org

An online community for teens struggling with mental health problems where teens can talk about their experiences by sharing poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics
and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.
 

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center leads social change to prevent childhood bullying,
so that all youth are safe and supported in their schools, communities and online. PACER provides resources for students, educators, and others.

Sandy Hook Promise

Trains students and adults to know the signs of gun violence so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.

 

Global Resources:

The World Health Organization (WHO)

An agency of the United Nations which focuses on international public health. They currently have 194 Member States in which the WHO supports their national health development process, promotes the achievement of the highest sustainable level of health of all people, and cooperates with governments and other partners in pursuing countries’ national health strategies and plans as well as collective commitments by the WHO Governing Bodies. Materials and resources are published in multiple languages.

21 Strategies to reduce youth violence worldwide are reviewed here.

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to defend the rights of adolescents to an education, protection, gender equality, healthcare, and the right to survive and thrive. The have many global initiatives in countries and territories to advocate for adolescents and reduce adolescent mortality rates due to the lack of resources.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

An international world development agency that partners with other countries to assist with their development. USAID provides disaster assistance via partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, and help people regroup from humanitarian crises and continue to rebuild beyond the initial assistance given.

PREVNet

Canada’s authority on bullying, provides educational videos for teens about bullying and violence.

Substance Use & Misuse Resources

 

U.S. Resources:

Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG)

A national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents.

teens.drugabuse.gov

A project administered by The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), and The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The website provides lessons and activities to teach teens about drug use and substance use
disorder and to help them develop a curiosity about neuroscience:
 

Girlshealth.gov

Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Girlshealth.gov provides information on ways girls can live a healthy life style and addresses topics such as bullying, body, fitness, nutrition, relationships, illness and disability, drugs, alcohol, and smoking.
The website also includes language assistance in 15 different languages.

The Center for Young Women’s Health

Provides teen girls and young women with carefully-researched health information and educational programs. Materials are available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

 

The Recovery Village

Provides educational resources on substance use and addiction by hosting helpful articles, blog posts, and resource pages to increase understanding and awareness of addiction.

 

Global Resources:

 

The World Health Organization (WHO)

An agency of the United Nations which focuses on international public health. They currently have 194 Member States in which the WHO supports their national health development process, promotes the achievement of the highest sustainable level of health of all people, and cooperates with governments and other partners in pursuing countries’ national health strategies and plans as well as collective commitments by the WHO Governing Bodies. Materials and resources are published in multiple languages.

The United Nations Envoy on Youth
Works to give youth a voice internationally to achieve change for youth. They work to include youth in inter-governmental negotiations and UN official processes. They regularly consult with youth organizations representing marginalized youth and assist with advocating for them and youth development.

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to defend the rights of adolescents to an education, protection, gender equality, healthcare, and the right to survive and thrive. The have many global initiatives in countries and territories to advocate for adolescents and reduce adolescent mortality rates due to the lack of resources.

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TEEN HEALTH WEEK℠ Webinars

 

A series of webinars devoted to various TEEN HEALTH WEEK℠ themes hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Regions 3, 5, 8 and HHS Health Resources and Services Administration Region 8 Office.

 

To access these (pre-recorded) webinars, click the corresponding links below.

Please note: you will need to have Adobe Connect installed on your computer to access these webinars. You will be prompted to install it if it is not already on your device.

 

Disclaimer: The content and views contained in these webinar presentations and resources do not necessarily represent the official policies of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Adolescent Brain and Social Development: Transitioning Successfully into Adult Health Care

This webinar, recorded on March 13, 2019, focused on understanding adolescent development and how supportive adults have the power to influence how young people transition into adult health care (from receiving pediatric care to receiving adult care), starting in early adolescence into young adulthood. 

 

Investigating Tobacco and Nicotine Use in Adolescents: Current Trends in Nicotine-Containing Product Use 

This webinar, recorded on March 18, 2019, described current trends in tobacco and nicotine-containing product use among adolescent populations, with a special focus on e-cigarettes: vaping and Juul. It showcased “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign Access. 

 

Preventive Health Services: Supporting Adolescents in Leading Healthy Lives

This webinar, recorded on March 19, 2019, highlighted key components of adolescent preventive care services – immunizations/vaccinations, screenings, and counseling/interventions – and a special focus on HPV vaccination and mental health (depression and anxiety).

 

Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Adolescents: Tools for Prevention, Identification, and Management

This webinar, recorded on March 22, 2019, focused on the opioid crisis and its impact on adolescent populations. It provided information about adolescent development and vulnerability to substance use, current trends of opioid misuse, and tools for prevention, identification, and treatment.

 

Innovative Approaches to Enhancing Adolescent Nutrition: Breakfast After the Bell in Middle and High Schools

This webinar, recorded on March 28, 2019, focused on the value of breakfast for adolescents, describing barriers and solutions and highlighting effective models of the Breakfast After the Bell program in middle and high schools. The webinar features a case example from a Pennsylvania school district is featured.

 

Addressing Adolescent Mental Health in Schools: Mental Health Curricula and Mindfulness

This webinar, recorded on March 26, 2019, discussed adolescent mental health and two school-based strategies to promote students’ mental well-being: implementation and integration of mental health curriculum and introducing mindfulness activities in the classroom.

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