The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
This organization is aimed at preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy, “to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.” A few of the ways they do this are through raising awareness, advocating family planning services, and developing educational materials.
National Eating Disorders Association
From their website:
“The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. We campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders.”
This website is run by Nemours, a nonprofit organization aimed at children’s health. There goal is to “bring knowledge, perspective, advice, and comfort to tens of millions of families every year.” There is a lot of easy to access and very readable information covering a lot of important teen health topics.
Planned Parenthood is a website where teens can access information on sexuality and preventative birth control methods. Teens can get medically accurate information on subjects that they may have disillusions about from their friends and may be too afraid to ask their parents about.
Make a Difference for Kids
Make a Difference for Kids is a nonprofit organization with three goals: (1) to educate on the dangers of cyberbullying and to teach parents and kids how to be safe online, (2) to educate on the warning signs of suicide and how to help a suicidal teen, and (3) to work with schools, law enforcement, and local government leaders to adopt policies to deal with and prevent cyberbullying and teen suicide. Their website includes specific things that parents, students, and educators can do to help.
This website provides a lot of educational material for kids, teens, and parents about the warning signs of bullying, how to prevent, and legislation regarding bullying. It also has resources where kids and teens can get help.
Helpguide.org is a great resource for understanding health problems. There mission is to “empower you with the knowledge and support you need to take charge of your life and make healthy choices.” This website has a lot of great information on health issues facing teens. It’s a great resource for parents who want to better understand the issues their children may be facing.
National Sleep Foundation
Sleep is so important to teens!! You can find all kinds of information on sleep and sleep habits on this website. The National Sleep Foundation “encourages all individuals to make informed decisions about their health, safety and well-being by consulting with health professionals and other reputable sources before making significant lifestyle changes, including but not limited to alterations in sleep habits, diet and exercise.”
Safe driving is a main concern among parents of teens. Drowsydriving.org is a part of the National Sleep Foundation and gives people access to information on how to prevent drowsy driving.