DATING & RELATIONSHIPS | DRIVING | FINANCIAL LITERACY | HEALTH | INTERNET SAFETY | LGBTQ+ TEENS | SMOKING, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL | SUICIDE PREVENTION

 

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DATING & RELATIONSHIPS

CDC: Dating Matters | Dating Matters is a comprehensive teen dating violence prevention model developed by the CDC to stop teen dating violence before its starts.

Love is Respect | Is a website for teens and professionals working with teens that are facing date abuse. Get information on how define an abusive relationship, how to get out and how to cope. Also, helps friends and family help victims of dating abuse.

OASH | Resources on relationships and safety for women, from the Office of Women's Health.

Power to Decide | Unbiased information for teens on sex, love, and relationships so that they can make informed decisions and live their best life.

 

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DRIVING

AAA’s Teen Driver Safety | Aaa’s website for teen drivers helps parents and teens learn about their state’s driving laws and help prepare teens for the open road. Includes sample tests for the written exam.

Illinois State’s Teen Driver Safety  | The official site for the state of illinois for all laws and documents that relate to teen drivers.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration | Resources for parents to help lay the ground rules to help mold your teen into a safe and capable driver.

State Farm’s Better Teen Driving | From state farm insurance, this is a website that gives teens tips and tools to become better drivers.

Teens in the Driver Seat | A website written by other teens to raise teen drivers' awareness of car crashes and how to avoid them.

 

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FINANCIAL LITERACY

Annual Credit Report | This is the only source to get free credit reports authorized by federal law. This law requires each of the three largest consumer credit reporting agencies to give you a free copy of your credit report every 12 months.

Ask CFPB | A website from The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that provides answers to common money questions.

Enrich | A free personal finance program provided by the Illinois State Treasurer.

SageVest Kids | Advice for teens who are just learning how to be financially literate.

Thinking Money | From the ALA and FINRA, this is an online, interactive exhibit with activities to teach children about earning, budgeting, and spending money.

 

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HEALTH

Being Girl | Sponsered by Always, Being Girl offers advice on your period and also on general mind and body issues. For girls, by girls.

Center for Young Women's Health | A website created by Boston's Children's Hospital with information on all things young women's health.

Center for Young Men's Health | A website created by Boston's Children's Hospital with information on all things young men's health.

Go Ask Alice | Go Ask Alice! covers a wide range of health information for teens. Emotional health, nuturition and fitness, relationships and general health are all covered in a Q & A format asked by teens. Sponsered by Columbia University’s Health Service.

I Wanna Know  | Answers to your questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted disease prevention

MedlinePlus: Teens' Page  | Health information just for Teens by the National Institute of Health

Sex, Etc  | Get honest and accurate sexual health information from Rutgers University. Teens can find answers to their questions about sex and relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more!

TeenHealth | TeensHealth was created for teens looking for honest, accurate information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.

Teen Health FX | The goal of TeenHealthFX is to provide teens with an online resource for any and all of their questions regarding health, relationships, their body and their sexuality. The information and advice comes from health professionals Goryeb Children's Hospital.

TeenWire | Sexuality and Relationship info you can trust from Planned Parenthood®

 

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INTERNET SAFETY

Be Internet Awesome | Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. Kids and teens can play their way through Interland, an online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into hands-on practice with four challenging games.

ConnectSafely: Smart Socializing Starts Here | Major online communities like Facebook and MySpace support this site and it is a way for teens to learn about safety online. Tips for safety are included for social networking, video sharing sites and cell phone usage.

Common Sense Media | This site offers detailed advice for working with kids age 2 to 17 on cyberbullying, internet safety, and everything in between.

NetSmartz Workshop for Teens and Kids  | These sites provide a more colorful and interactive approach for kids and teens to learn about Internet safety online. Animated games and stories teach the basics on Internet safety to kids. The teen site provides real life stories and comics to explain cyberbullying, social networking and knowing when too much online activity is too much.

Office of Justice: Internet Safety | This page contains topical federal and federally-supported materials and websites for online safety for youth.

 

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LGBTQ+ TEENS

Break The Cycle | Tipsheets for adults who work with LGBTQ+ Youth to address how to create a safe, friendly environment in multiple settings by intentionally practicing inclusivity.

Gay-Straight Alliance Network | Youth network that helps develop Gay Strait Alliance Clubs in School

It Gets Better Project | This site was created in response to the suicide of teens who were bullied for being gay. It contains more than 22,000 vidioes, including many submitted by celebrities, with the mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.

McHenry County PFLAG | Information about local support groups and resources for the LGBTQ+ community in McHenry County.

The Trevor Project | For LGBTQ+ teens; 24/7 suicide prevention

The Well Project | Resources for women and girls of trans experience.

Trans Lifeline | Trans Lifeline works to end transgender suicide and improve overall mental health of transgender people through education, advocacy, and direct service.

Trans Youth Equality | The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families.

 

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SMOKING, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Next Legends | Native Strong. Vape Free. A resources for American Indian and Alaska Native teens wthat explores the harms of vaping.

NIDA for Teens | The Science Behind Drug Abuse

Smokefree.gov | Resources to help you quit smoking

The Truth About Inhalants | This website provides important facts and information about inhalants from the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.

This Is Quitting | A supportive interactive media platform to connect with others who are quitting and get virtual support.

 

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SUICIDE PREVENTION

CDC: Suicide Prevention | Quick facts and resources for suicide prevention in order to reduce factors that increase risk and increase factors that promote resilience.

College Students and Suicide: Prevention and Awareness |  A guide to suicide awareness and prevention including risk factors, warning signs, how to help, misconceptions, and other awareness and prevention resources for college students.

Crisis Text Line | Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline | The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources

SAMHSA | Find organizations, articles, and other resources that American Indians and Alaska Native Communities can use to strengthen suicide prevention efforts.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center for Illinois | Contacts for the Illinois Department of Public Health, as well as links to organizations and prevention plans.

 

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