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girls’ and young women’s health

General:

Health & Fitness website for teens with free music download: http://www.moveit4.org

Adolescent Girls Blog: http://www.adolescentgirlsblog.wordpress.com
A blog on adolescent issues from a mother’s perspective.

Why risk it: http://www.whyriskit.ca
Anaphylaxis Canada’s new site for teens. It focuses on healthy solutions for youth who need to manage their severe allergies.

Centre for Young Women’s Health: http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/
Site features health guides, quizzes, chats and more. Developed by the Center for Young Women’s Health, Children’s Hospital Boston.

The Cool Page for Queer Teens:http://www.bidstrup.com/cool.htm
Useful information and links for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender young people. Topics include how to know who you are, what it means to be gay, coming out, problems at home or school, someone to talk to, safe sex, religion, and more resources.

Go ask Alice: http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/
Doctors and health professionals answer questions on: fitness, nutrition, alcohol, drugs, sex, relationships, general health. Sponsored by Columbia University.

Teen Growth: http://www.teengrowth.com/
Topics vary by hotline but include alcoholism, STDs, glbtq issues, domestic violence, eating disorders

Association of Professional Piercers: http://www.safepiercing.org/
California-based health and safety information regarding piercing.

Teens Health: http://teenshealth.org/teen/

Nineline for Covenant House: http://nineline.org/
Topics cover: homelessness, running away, shelters, abuse, family, sex, rape, suicide, jobs.

National Dropout Prevention Center: http://www.dropoutprevention.org/resource/family_student/default.htm
The NDPC/N gives links to “Reasons to stay in school” and how to “Help someone else stay in school”.

The AC Green Youth Foundation: http://www.acgreen.com/abstinence/
For those who choose abstinence.


Internet Safety:

Netiquette: http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html

Get Web Wise: http://www.getwebwise.ca/teen_main.cfm
Sponsored by the government of Alberta.

We’re on to you:http://www.weron2u.ca/home/
Safety in chat rooms.


Mental Health:

Canadian Mental Health Association: http://www.cmha.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fasd-etcaf
What the Government of Canada is doing to educate the public about FASD.

Canadian Northwest FASD Partnership: http://www.cnfasdpartnership.ca
An interprovincial alliance of seven jurisdictions that works towards the development and promotion of an interprovincial/territorial approach to prevention, intervention, care and support of individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum.

More info and helpful websites, both Canadian and international: http://www.fasdoutreach.ca, http://fasworld.com
Best Recommended Book is FASD Reading: Damaged Angels, by Bonnie Buxton.

Schizophrenia Society of Canada: http://www.schizophrenia.ca