Teen Resources - that are not cringe.
In addition to the resources found within this website, SYNC trainers conduct educational sessions for young people ages 12-18 to reinforce self-respect and respect for others, clear up misinformation about sex, discuss healthy relationships, teach how to avoid unplanned pregnancies and STIs, and identify and discuss future dreams and goals.
At any age you have the right to any and all of the following:
See a health care provider for STI treatment/testing, birth control, pregnancy tests, prenatal care, substance abuse treatment, or outpatient mental health treatment without a parent’s permission.
Purchase certain types of emergency contraception — including Plan B One-Step, Next Choice ONE DOSE, , My Way, After Pill and Levonorgestrel — over the counter at a pharmacy without a prescription. This is true for all people, regardless of sex, age, or gender.
Let’s look at the differences between these two emergency contraceptives: Plan B pills (levonorgestrel) and Ella (ulipristal). Both pills have the same purpose. They are meant to be used as emergency contraceptives after having unprotected, or unplanned sex. This should never be the main form of birth control, but an emergency contraceptive can be there if your primary method fails. Learn more about the differences between Plan B and Ella.
This includes prescription-based birth control and methods you get at a health care provider’s office like the shot, implant and IUD.
Visit the client locator to find the closest clinic for you.
Love is Respect:
A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, they are a resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse.
Find out more at loveisrespect.org
Break the Cycle:
Supports young people, 12-24 years old, in building healthy relationships and creating a culture without abuse.
Learn how BreakTheCycle.org can help today.
That’s Not Cool.com:
Helps young people draw a “digital line” about what is and what is not okay in their relationships.
Visit ThatsNotCool.com today to learn more.
This service is one step you can take to help remove online nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit photos and videos taken before you were 18. Learn more at StopSextortion.com
Sexual Health Resources
These websites provide valuable information and support on topics such as contraception, birth control, STI prevention, sexual education, and healthy relationships. These websites will help ensuring that you can make informed choices without facing discrimination or barriers. They also offer a safe and accessible space for you to learn, ask questions, and find resources to make informed decisions about your sexual health.
Mental Health Resources
These website serve as valuable place for you or anybody seeking information and support related to mental well-being. These websites offer a wide range of tools, articles, and professional guidance can help you better understand and navigate mental health challenges, promote self-care, and access appropriate mental health services.
Body Image Resources
These resources provide valuable support and tools to help you develop a positive and healthy relationship with your body. These resources promote body acceptance, self-care, and encourage you to embrace diversity and challenge societal beauty standards.
Every Kid Needs a Family: Advice to My Younger Self
A short video clip featuring men and women sharing what they learned from their experiences in foster care.
The Keys to Your
A comprehensive — and free — course from the Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative designed to help youth make smarter financial decisions post-foster care.
A national youth network that supplies tools, training and support to young people in foster care so that they can build a brighter future for themselves and the foster care system.
A quarterly magazine packed with inspiring and informational stories penned by youth in foster care.
A website dedicated to aiding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people in out-of-home care. The page links LGBTQ youth to state and national support, a legal assistance hotline, a rundown of their basic rights and more.
LGBTQ Resources for Teens in Care
GSA clubs are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities.
The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.