Adolescent Medicine

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General resources for teens and parents

Websites

American Social Health Association website for teens
http://www.iwannaknow.org

AWARE
AWARE teaches adolescents how to make responsible decisions about their wellness, sexuality and reproductive health.
www.awarefoundation.org

Planned Parenthood Info for Teens
Information geared to teens from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Issues addressed include changing bodies, sexual health, relationships and ask the experts. 
www.plannedparenthood.org/info-for-teens/

Girl Power!
http://www.health.org/gpower/

Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice! Is the health question and answer Internet site produced by Alice! Columbia University’s Health Education Program- a division of the Columbia University Health Service
http://www.goaskalice.com

Teen Sexual Health
MedLine Plus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of HealthNational Institutes of Health, offers information about a variety of teen topics including puberty, dating and specific conditions.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teensexualhealth.html

American Medical Association's Adolescent Health Online
Adolescent health news, resources, and preventive guidelines from the American Medical Association.
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/1947.html

The National Parenting Center
Website dedicated to providing parents with comprehensive and responsible guidance.
www.tnpc.com

Girl's Health
Health information and interactive features for girls and teens from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Special sections for healthcare providers and parents.
http://www.girlshealth.gov/

National Center for Youth Law
A national non profit law office serving the legal needs of children and their families.
http://www.youthlaw.org/

Juvenile Law Center
Consent in PA - spelling out all aspects of adolescents and children’s right to consent to medical treatment. Child Abuse and the Law - details to PA 179.
http://www.jlc.org   

Asthma resources for teens and parents

Websites

Community Asthma Prevention Program,
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Starlight Foundation Quest for the Code game
http://www.starlight.org/asthma/

Phone numbers and hotlines

American Lung Association Asthma Hotline
1-800-LUNG-USA (586-4872)

Community Asthma Prevention Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
215-590-5261

Home Care Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
215-590-1000 (ask to be connected to the Home Care Program)

Resources for healthcare providers

Growth and Development

US Department of Health and Human Services
http://depts.washington.edu/growth/index.htm

Service Provision

Adolescent-friendly health services
http://www.fhi.org/en/Youth/YouthNet/ProgramsAreas/Orphans+and+Vulnerable+Youth.htm

National Center for Youth Law
A national non profit law office serving the legal needs of children and their families.
http://www.youthlaw.org/

Juvenile Law Center
Consent in PA - spelling out all aspects of adolescents and children’s right to consent to medical treatment.

Child Abuse and the Law - details to PA 179.
http://www.jlc.org

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