Youth Resources

SEXUAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR YOUTH

www.sexetc.org

Sex, Etc is a website designed for youth by youth! Search their database of sexual health questions & answers, advocate for comprehensive sexual health education or even share your own story!

www.plannedparenthood.org/teen-talk/

Teen Talk is Planned Parenthood’s website for youth, featuring comprehensive information on everything from body image to birth control.

www.iwannaknow.org

I Wanna Know has all the facts on sex and sexuality. If there is anything you want to know that is not listed, you can ask a question and get it answered by the experts.

STI/STDs

www.cdc.gov

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) is the federal government’s website for public health and disease control. Check it out for in-depth information on STIs and national trends.

www.sotheycanknow.org 

Send an anonymous email, contact your health department, or get tips on talking to your partners about STIs you may have been exposed to or have exposed partners to.

HIV/AIDS

www.bcap.org

BCAP (Boulder County Aids Project) provides support for Boulder County residents who have been infected by HIV and also work in outreach projects to inform people in the community about HIV and AIDS.

SEXUAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

www.siecus.org

SIECUS has information on sexuality and sexual health for families.

www.PFLAG.org

PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is all about support for the parents, friends, and families of LGBTIQ identified people.

www.connectsafely.org

A resource for parents and families around the use of social media and various forms of technology.

LGBTIQ IDENTIFIED YOUTH & ALLIES

https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/lgbtiq/oasos/

OASOS is a local program through Boulder County Public Health where LBGTIQ youth can find group support.

www.glbtcolorado.org

The Center is a statewide, nonprofit community center dedicated to providing support and advocacy for Colorado’s LGBTIQ population.

https://www.glsen.org/

Glsen is site focused on creating a safe school environment for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

www.protectchoice.org

Protect Choice educates women on their rights regarding their sexual health.

www.rcrc.org

RCRC (Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice) brings the moral power of religious communities to ensure reproductive choice through education and advocacy.

SEXUAL HEALTH IN THE MEDIA

www.itsyoursexlife.com

It’s Your Sex Life is MTV’s sexual health website, they want to help. MTV includes tons of sexual health information that is posted in the media today.

www.stayteen.org

Stay Teen is all about being yourself, and staying who you are. It has all the latest on sexual health in the media and you can even post your own Stay teen Ad!

http://www.athinline.org

This is a resource from MTV to help youth recognize and handle online abuse and harassment.

 DRUG USE AND ABUSE

https://www.addictioncenter.com/teenage-drug-abuse/

The Addiction Center provides information on how drug abuse can effect teens specifically, and also reviews top treatment centers to help you find the one that gives you or your loved one the best chance at a successful recovery.

www.teens.drugabuse.gov

The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides teens with information about the consequences of drug abuse. There are facts, testimonials from teens that have gone through drug addictions.

www.teen-drug-abuse.org

Teen Drug Abuse is a comprehensive resource of drug use and abuse among youth. It also has a confidential hot line for those in need of counseling and resources.

BODY IMAGE AND EATING DISORDERS

www.something-fishy.org

Something Fishy is dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with eating disorders and their loved ones.

DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE

http://www.coliescloset.org/

Colie’s Closet is a local Boulder peer education group that works to further the understanding and treatment of depression and the prevention suicide.

www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/suicide/

The Colorado d\Department of Public Health and Environment’s office of suicide prevention is local resource committed to preventing suicide

www.save.org

The SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) exists to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, to reduce stigma, and serve as a resource for those affected by suicide.

http://www.teendepression.org/

Teen Depression is a website for troubled teens and their parents/guardians to learn about the warning signs of depression and various treatments and interventions.

 TRANSIENT YOUTH

www.thefamilytree.org

Family Tree is a local agency and dedicated to helping people overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness to become safe, strong and self-reliant

DATING VIOLENCE

https://thatsnotcool.com/

That’s Not Cool features videos, call-out cards, discussion forums and resources for dating harassment, especially online and via cell phones. Humorous and true, this site focuses on your right to privacy.

www.yesmeansyes.com

Yes means yes is dedicated to preventing dating violence; they talk about the correct way to approach a situation so everyone remains respected.

www.loveisrespect.org

Love is Respect provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, Peer Advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous.

www.safehousealliance.org

SPAN (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence) is a local organization dedicated to ending violence against women.

www.projectpave.org

Project pave is a local organization that helps to end violence through education.

 YOUTH INVOLVEMENT

www.amplifyyourvoice.org

Amplify your voice is an awesome website about what is happening in the world today that relates to your sexual health.  It has everything from movies, to articles, to politics and it’s totally created for youth, by youth.

www.dosomething.org

Do something is all about getting involved! They have several different causes and several different ways that you can do something to create positive change in your community.

www.advocatesforyouth.org

Advocates for Youth is completely about youth and youth rights! They want to make sure that youth are informed so they are able to make their own decisions about sex and their reproductive health.

www.youthnoise.com

Youth Noise supports and has information on several different causes.

 HEALTH POLICY AND EDUCATION

www.thenationalcampaign.org

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy features state by state facts and policies on teen pregnancy, ways to get involved, and resources for pregnant and parenting teens.

www.cdphe.state.co.us/ps/adolschool/healthyyouthcolorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) site is a local  resource that has info on various topics. There is also a discussion board where you can share your input.

https://hi4youth.org/

Health Initiatives for Youth website is dedicated to empowering and motivating youth.

www.positive.org

Coalition for Positive Sexuality gives youth honest information that they need to make responsible decisions about sex and supports them in advocating for honest sex education.

http://www.coloradoyouthmatter.org/

Colorado Youth Matter is dedicated to promoting healthy sexual development of young people, here in Colorado.