Tired of those unhelpful growing and changing videos you have to watch in school? Puberty 101 has some good down to earth answers to frequently asked questions without too much medical jargon or silly cartoons.
A volunteer-operated information resource for the adoption community. The section for adoptees includes a directory of support groups across the country and a list of extensive resources.
National Council for Adoption
The NCFA provides general information on adoption as well as guidelines for approaching both deciding to adopt and taking the first steps. Includes contact information to adoption agencies and attorneys.
Information for teens on bullying, cyber safety, sexual abuse, and dating.
NSTeens – Making Safer Online Choices
Along with games and videos, teens share their own real-life stories about issues affecting them on the Internet, such as cyberbullying, online enticement, and giving out too much personal information.
Practical tips for using social networking sites, blogging, and recognizing dangerous situations on the Internet.
Take a quiz to find out if you are part of the cyberbullying problem. Then read this site's guide to netiquette (online etiquette).
Teenangels is a group of teens specially trained in online safety, privacy, and security, who run programs in schools to spread the word about responsible and safe surfing.
An interactive website helping teens learn how to use texting safely and responsibly.
That's Not Cool
This public education campaign gives tips for what to do when someone you're dating, or someone you've dated, is harassing you via the Internet.
TeensHealth: Dealing with Divorce
Find out what other teens have been through and share your experiences. How will divorce change my life? How can my parents and I make it easier? Get answers to these questions and many more.
A Time To Grieve
A Time To Grieve helps survivors cope with the loss of loved ones. Post your thoughts, read some helpful suggestions and share with others who understand.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics is an extremely helpful site for those who have their home lives disrupted by alcoholism. They have many useful articles and links.
A project of Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Hotline, this is the most comprehensive resource on the web where teens and young adults can learn about domestic and dating violence, as well as their legal rights and options.
This site hopes to alert kids and teens to safety issues, help stop domestic abuse and find missing children. Please check out their section called "Know The Rules: Public-Awareness Campaign for Teenage Girls."
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers services to help those who are being abused. If you or someone you know needs help, this site can provide you with contacts, safety and shelter info.
If you have an emergency, this site tells you how to get help or take legal action. Topics include what to do if you get mugged, need counseling, are being bullied or harassed at school, need a restraining order, etc.
Safe Schools Coalition
This site contains resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth who need support, particularly for harassment and bullying at school.
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