Information for Youth

The links below provide access to a wide range of areas that adolescents, teens, and young adults may want information on.

  • The 2NDFLOOR helpline gives young people a place to turn to before violence or tragedy occurs. Youth may call about anything, anytime, anywhere. The helpline is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to youth ages 10-24. Call the helpline at 1-888-222-2228 or access the interactive Web site at www.2NDFLOOR.org. Youth can call to talk through any challenges they might be facing – whether the issue is substance abuse, domestic violence, self-esteem, eating disorders, family conflict, racism, bullying, gangs or peer pressure. Calls to the 2NDFLOOR youth helpline are anonymous and confidential except in life-threatening situations.

  • FosterClub’s mission is to provide encouragement, motivation, information, education, and benefits for foster youth. Through their web sites, kids are asking questions and getting answers. You can discover successful former foster youth through the “Reach for the Stars” program, send in opinions about your foster care experience, get recognition for overcoming obstacles, enter the contests (where everyone wins!), and more. Their publications give you tools to help anticipate and succeed. Their events give youth an opportunity to get involved and grow.

  • Our mission at the National Runaway Switchboard is to help keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, or if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help. Call if you are a teacher looking for information to pass along to your students about alternatives to running from home. Call if you care about a youth and want information on how you can help someone who may be at risk of running from home. Our anonymous, confidential and free 24-hour crisis line has an experienced front-line team member ready to help.

  • The site was created for teens looking for honest, accurate information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up. They offer a safe, private place that’s accessible 24 hours a day to get the doctor-approved info you need to understand the changes that you (or your friends) may be going through – and to make educated decisions about your life. Their mission is to tell it to you straight.

  • YouthResource is a Web site created by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to LGBTQ youth, by providing information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy. Through monthly features, message boards, and online peer education, LGBTQ youth receive information on activism, culture, sexual health, and other issues that are important to them.

  • Dedicated to educating teens about sex, love, and relationships, this site is sponsored by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. It includes creative videos by teens from all over the country explaining why they plan to “Stay Teen”.

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