Personal/Social Issues

Personal/Social Issues

Today’s teens deal with a variety of “stuff." The following are sites for parents and students wanting to become more informed about certain issues.

PLEASE – contact the school counselor if you have concerns about a friend, student, or parent.

Hotlines

Concerned about a child or a friend? Don’t know where to turn? These hotlines might help!

Child Abuse / Neglect  = 1-800-652-1999

Suicide = 1-800-Suicide (1-800-784-2433)

Boys Town Runaway /Suicide Help Line = 1-800-448-3000

 

Eating Disorders / Body Image

http://www.bodyimagehealth.org http://www.edreferral.com/body_image Two sites on positive body image and healthy eating habits.

http://www.something-fishy.org A lot of information for teens on eating disorders – signs, symptoms, causes and recovery.  Questionnaire included.

Suicide Prevention

http://www.afsp.org Very informative site on myths, signs, symptoms and treatment.

Substance Abuse

http://www.checkyourself.org Excellent site!  interactive self-quizzes, a message board and teens relating their stories about addiction and abuse.

Self Harm / Injury

http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/cutting.html http://www.focusas.com/SelfInjury.html Both sites have a lot of information on cutting and other forms of self-injury.  Talk about why people injure themselves and possible treatments.

Self Esteem

http://www.education.com/reference/middleyears/?cid=7387 A good website that covers a variety of topics related to teens.  This site is for parents AND students.  Check out the “self-esteem” link.

Bullying / Harassment

http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org Deals more with middle school bullying issues.  Good elementary interactive site.

http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics Search for “harassment."

http://www.thebeehive.org Click on “Guide To Internet Safety”.  Great site for parents – provides some real understanding on cyberbullying and how to protect kids.

http://www.respectrx.com/archives/ullying_sexual_harassment More for female teens.

Anxiety / Mood Disorders (BiPolar, Depression, ADD/HD, Conduct Disorders, etc.)

http://www.ndmda.org

http://www.helpmytroubledteen.com/ These sites hold some valuable information on many disorders often diagnosed in teens.  Good parent AND student sites.

Runaway

http://www.helpmytroubledteen.com/runaway-teen-helping-troubled-teens

Child Abuse/Neglect

http://www.childhelp.org/

Stress Management

http://stress.about.com Stress Test and step-by-step management.

Teen Pregnancy

http://www.stayteen.org A very frank and open site about the issue!!  Site is designed for teens.

 

 

DISCLAIMER:

While we take strides in monitoring the sites we recommend to students in our district, site names and links change on a constant basis.  We neither endorse, recommend or agree with everything on a particular site.  Enter these sites at your own risk.

Should you encounter a site with anything you deem inappropriate or offensive, please contact me immediately.