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.

Since laws are constantly changing, we encourage you to visit guttmacher.org to find information about laws that are impacting YOU.

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.

Call 988 if you are considering suicide!

You can also visit their website 988lifeline.org in the case of a non-emergency situation to learn more about the services.


CDC Mental Health Website

Positive affirmations to recite daily

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
Finan­cial Future

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.



Youth in
Out-of-Home 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

Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network

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.

Creating Safer Spaces in Schools for LGBTQ+ Youth | The Trevor Project

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.

Youth Pride Association



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