SEXUAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR YOUTH

GENERAL

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.bedsider.org

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.

www.helloclue.com

Clue is a period tracking app, but their website provides a ton of comprehensive info about sex and sexual health.

Scarleteen.com 

Sexuality and relationship information for young people and emerging adults.

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.bcap.org

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

https://sexpositivefamilies.com/ 

A wealth of helpful information for parents, guardians, and kids

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 regarding the use of social media and various forms of technology.

LGBTQ+ YOUTH & ALLIES

www.bouldercounty.org/families/lgbtiq/oasos

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

www.envision-you.org

Envision: You aims to to support, educate, and empower members of Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community who are living with a mental health and/or substance use disorder.

www.glbtcolorado.org

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

www.glsen.org

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

soeonline.american.edu/ blog/lgbtq- inclusivity

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.

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

www.protectchoice.org

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

https://cobaltadvocates.org/

Cobalt is a nonprofit dedicated to abortion and access and reproductive rights. 

https://www.colorlatina.org/

COLOR is a community-rooted organization that works to enable Latinx individuals and their families to lead safe, healthy and self-determined lives.

SEXUAL HEALTH IN THE MEDIA

www.stayteen.org

Stay Teen is all about being yourself. It has all the latest on sexual health in the media. You can even post your own Stay teen Ad!

www.athinline.org

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

DRUG USE AND ABUSE

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 and testimonials from teens that have gone through drug addictions.

www.singlecare.com/blog/preventing-teen-prescription-misuse

Teen prescription drug misuse can often fly under the radar. SingleCare created this guide to educate people on ways to help identify, and more importantly, prevent, teens from misusing prescription medications.

www.help.org
Help.org is a community organization dedicated to empowering people suffering from substance abuse addiction with tools and resources to start their personal journey toward recovery. Includes a listing of alcohol and drug rehab centers in Colorado and the U.S.

 

BODY IMAGE AND EATING DISORDERS

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline

This website includes a support hotline and many other resources for those struggling with eating disorders.

DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE

www.coliescloset.org

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

cdphe.colorado.gov/suicide-prevention/youth-and-young-adult-suicide-prevention

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

www.save.org

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

 

HOUSING & SAFETY

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

thatsnotcool.com

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.

www.yesmeansyes.com

Yes Means Yes is dedicated to preventing dating violence; they talk about the correct way to approach a situation so everyone's needs are 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's created for youth, by youth.

www.dosomething.org

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

www.advocatesforyouth.org

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.

www.youthnoise.com

Youth Noise supports and provides resources related to several youth 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 with information on various topics. There is also a discussion board where you can share your input.

hi4youth.org

The 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.