SEXUAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR YOUTH
Teen Talk is Planned Parenthood’s website for youth, featuring comprehensive information on everything from body image to birth control.
Bedsider is a free birth control network that helps people find the right birth control for them. It has also has tons of information about other topics in sexual and reproductive health.
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.
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.
BCAP (Boulder County Aids Project) provides support for Boulder County residents who have been infected by HIV and also works on outreach projects to inform people in the community about HIV/AIDS.
SEXUAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
SIECUS has information on sexuality and sexual health for families.
PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is all about support for the parents, friends, and families of LGBTIQ identified people.
A resource for parents and families around the use of social media and various forms of technology.
LGBTIQ YOUTH & ALLIES
OASOS is a local program through Boulder County Public Health where LBGTIQ youth can find group support.
The Center is a statewide, nonprofit community center dedicated to providing support and advocacy for Colorado’s LGBTIQ population.
Glsen is site focused on creating a safe school environment for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
American University’s School of Education has an extensive resource guide on improving LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the classroom including informational resources for both students and teachers.
Protect Choice educates women on their rights regarding their sexual health.
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
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.
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!
This is a resource from MTV to help youth recognize and handle online abuse and harassment.
DRUG USE AND 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.
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.
Teen prescription drug misuse can often fly under the radar of adults. SingleCare created this guide to educate people on ways to help identify, and more importantly, prevent, teens from misusing prescription medications.
BODY IMAGE AND EATING DISORDERS
This website includes a support hotline and many other resources for those struggling with eating disorders
DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE
Colie’s Closet is a local Boulder peer education group that works to further the understanding and treatment of depression and the prevention suicide.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s office of suicide prevention is local resource committed to preventing suicide
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.
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
That’s Not Cool features videos, discussion forums and resources for dating harassment, especially online and via cell phones. Humorous and true, this site focuses on your right to privacy.
Yes means yes is dedicated to preventing dating violence; they talk about the correct way to approach a situation so everyone remains respected.
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.
SPAN (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence) is a local organization dedicated to ending violence against women.
Project pave is a local organization that helps to end violence through education.
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.
Do something is all about getting involved! They have several different causes and ways to do something to create positive change in your community.
Advocates for Youth is 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 reproductive health.
Youth Noise supports and has information on several different causes.
HEALTH POLICY AND EDUCATION
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.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) site is a local resource with information on various topics. There is also a discussion board where you can share your input.
Health Initiatives for Youth website is dedicated to empowering and motivating youth.
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.