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.

www.yoursexhealth.org

Your Sex Health provides expert information on sexual health and reproductive health by discussing emotional, practical and relationship issues. Available in Spanish and French.

www.knowsexpdx.com

Know Sex PDX is a sexual health website created by and aimed toward African-American youth.

www.takecaredownthere.org

Take Care Down There A fun, bright, friendly resource from Planned Parenthood  for teens on sexual health.

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.seicus.org

SEICUS has information on sexuality and sexual health for families.

www.coalitionforpositivesexuality.org

The Coalition for Positive Sexuality is dedicated to providing honest sexual education so you can get all the facts.

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.

LGBTIQ Identified Youth & Allies

www.outproud.org

Out proud is a resource completely for LGBTIQ youth

www.bouldercounty.org/health/commhlth/safeZone/oasos.htm

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

www.boulderpride.org

Boulder Pride is a local site for LGBTIQ identified people providing support and outreach opportunities for the community.

www.glbtcolorado.org

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

Reproductive Justice

www.myfreewillpower.org

My Free Will Power is committed to protecting pro choice America.

www.protectchoice.org

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

www.syrf.org

SYRF (Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom) website is pro-faith, pro-family and pro-choice.

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.midwestteensexshow.com

The Mid-West Teen Sex Show is a group of young adults who make hilarious sexual education videos. Not only are these funny, but they also have all the facts. They have a video for everything!

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!

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.lunacenter.com

The Luna Center is a local resource that helps people deal with eating disorders and body image.

www.bouldereatingdisorders.com

The Boulder County Eating Disorders Coalition was created as a hub for local eating disorder treatment options in Boulder County.

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

www.thatsnotcool.org

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.youthbliz.org

Youth Biz is a local resource that helps to empower youth to overcome challenges

www.youthnoise.com

Youth Noise supports and has information on several different causes.

Health Policy and Education

www.coappp.org

COAPPP (Colorado Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy Parenting and Prevention) actively engages Colorado communities to promote the healthy sexual and reproductive development of all teens and advance the well-being of parenting teens.

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.

www.hify.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.

Did we miss one?

Know a great local or national resource for youth? Let’s us know! Email your suggestions to teenclinic@bvwhc.org.