Provides a a free, online course, DATING MATTERS, available to educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others dedicated to improving teen health.
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Provides resources that were published during 2015 National Recovery Month in order to help communities and families engage in helping and supporting youth living in recovery from a mental health or substance abuse disorder.
Highlights research describing and evaluating two family-based approaches to preventing teen dating violence to determine if strong parent-teen relationships and open communication lead to healthy dating relationships free of abuse.
Presents the personal experiences of an anti-trafficking advocate and survivor and provides some of her insights on what it takes to identify and support trafficked young people.
Introduces the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's user-friendly guide to help professionals working with youth experiencing both homelessness and sexual violence. This resource summarizes risk factors for becoming homeless, discusses the overlap between youth homelessness and sexual violence, and provides tips for creating a safe and inclusive environment.
Shares information about SAMHSA's "Talk. They Hear You." free app that can help parents talk their kids about underage drinking. This app features an interactive simulation that uses avatars to help parents practicing bringing up the topic of alcohol, learn the questions to ask, and get ideas to keep the conversation going.
Helps teens understand depression and how it differs from regular sadness. It describes symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.
Provides an immersive, interactive training tool that was designed using the opioid-related recommendations outlined in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention. This web-based training allows you to assume the role of 4 playable characters who make decisions about preventing opioid-related adverse drug events.
Highlights research on the consequences of risky drinking on summer activities such as swimming, boating, and driving.
Provides a new video released by The Office of Adolescent Health that reflect on what works for teen pregnancy prevention in the U.S. The initial video features Sé tú mismo (Be Yourself), a positive youth development program for Latino youth in DC and Maryland.