Adolescent Medicine Resources
Patient Family Education
Questions about Diabetes and Sex
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides information about sex and diabetes.
AACAP – Teenagers with Eating Disorders
Provides information about the signs and symptoms of anorexia nervosa and bulimia and the importance of early identification and treatment.
Addiction Recovery Centers
Find a list of addiction recovery centers in Philadelphia that includes reviews and ratings to help you choose the alcohol and drug abuse treatment facility that is right for you.
Find information about anxiety, stress, weight problems and depression, including a Parent's Guide to Teen Depression and a Teenager's Guide to Depression. In addition, you'll find resources dedicated to different challenges teens and adolescents face.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Provides information about mental health and support resources for families, teens and young adults. It has affiliates in every state and in many local communities.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline
SAMHSA’s National Helpline provides round-the-clock free, confidential treatment referral and information services (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.
CDC - Ideas to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight
Provides information about the health risks of childhood obesity and tips for parents and guardians to help prevent childhood overweight and obesity.
Girlshealth.gov offers girls reliable, useful information on health and well-being. Its cover a variety of topics, including fitness, nutrition, stopping bullying, relationships and much more.
Take Charge of your Health: A Guide for Teenagers
“Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers” provides tips and advice for teenagers to get healthy and maintain healthy habits. This educational resource was developed by the Weight-control Information Network.
Adolescent Health Working Group (AHWG)
The Adolescent Health Working Group provides information to parents on raising a sexually healthy adolescent, dealing with teenage pregnancy, and talking to adolescents about sexual orientation.
Provides information to help parents turn around their children's behavior. You can find practical advice on the Empowering Parents blog and Facebook page. You will also find other parents who are dealing with similar issues with their children.
Family Acceptance Project
Find education booklets with information on how families can support their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children; family videos; research based on family interviews and case studies; and how to request training for your community.
Find a “For Teens” section with information about stress, how to deal with it, how to create a stress management plan, and when to get help. It also offers a “Parents” section with information about how to build resilience in children and teens through the 7 Cs.
Healthychildren.org - Communication and Discipline
Offers articles on how to communicate with your child about a range of issues, including cheating, aggressive behavior and disobedience. You’ll also find information about discipline, including general rules for disciplining teens.
Healthychildren.org - Ages and Stages: Teens
Check out the teen section on the American Academy of Pediatric healthychildren.org website for helpful information about dating and sex, fitness, nutrition, driving safety, school, and substance abuse.
Helping Teenagers with Stress
This resource from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides tips and techniques to help teenagers manage stress.
NHLBI - We Can!
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers and entire communities a way to help children stay at a healthy weight.
Out Proud Families
Provides resources for schools, providers and organizations to create safe spaces for all children and youth of diverse gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations, as well as support for families and caregivers.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - PFLAG
The nation's largest family and ally organization, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through support, education and advocacy.
Talk to Your Child About Alcohol
This guide, created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), is for parents and guardians of kids ages 10 to 14. It provides information about the dangers of alcohol use and abuse, tips for talking with your young teen about alcohol, prevention strategies for parents, resources and more.
HPV Management in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients Podcast
Listen to Aletha Akers, MD, MPH, FACOG, an attending physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP, discuss HPV symptoms, screening recommendations, transmission and prevention, long-term implications, the latest studies looking at the impact of the HPV vaccine, and more.
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive healthcare, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline wants to help you find a reason to keep living. Call 988.
Vehicle Safety for Kids and Teens
Teen Driver Safety at Teendriversource.org
The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at CHOP provides an evidence-based website called Teendriversource.org for teens, parents, policymakers and those that support and educate them. Get information on best practices for learning to drive, graduated driver licensing laws, and guiding teens during the risky early years of independent driving. Download teaching aids, fact sheets, research reports, and more.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Facts for Families
AACAP's Facts for Families provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers and their families.
CDC Smoking and Tobacco Use
The CDC site for Smoking and Tobacco use features information on the dangers of smoking and how to quit.
GLBT National Help Center
Provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Operates the GLBT National Hotline and the GLBT National Youth Talkline to help GLBT people deal with issues they don't feel comfortable talking about elsewhere.
Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice is a website designed to allow teens to voice their sexual health concerns and get real answers from the staff at Columbia University.
iknowUshould2, launched by CHOP, is a campaign for teens that aims to improve knowledge about and increase testing for sexually transmitted infections and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
It’s Your Sex Life – MTV’s Guide to Sex, Sex Myths and the Most Common STDs
Find information about birth control methods, sexually transmitted diseases and STD testing, information for LGBTQ, information about relationships, including the importance of sexual health, dating abuse stories and more.
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health provides information to help protect the health of all Philadelphians and to lead healthy lives. Philadelphia residents can get medical care at many health centers throughout the city.
Safe Schools Coalition
A public-private partnership, in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, queer and questioning youth, the Safe Schools Coalition offers resources to youth, schools and coaches to help schools become safe places where every family can belong.
Vaccine Education Center
The Vaccine Education Center at CHOP provides complete, up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals. This includes detailed information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, the science behind vaccines, when vaccines should be given, and more.
Provides information and support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. Through monthly features, message boards, and online peer education, GLBTQ youth receive information on activism, culture, sexual health, and other issues that are important to them.