Your Life - Teen Health & Safety

Teen health, safety, and sexual well-being are sensitive issues that may be hard to talk about. We have resources on these topics as well as information about obtaining your California driver's license.

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Search magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and reports for basic consumer health information.

Find CA DMV practice tests good for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test.

Books:

Adolescent Health & Wellness

Teen Book Lists:

Visit the Teen Alcove to pick up selected book lists: LGBTQ, (In)Tolerance, Overcoming Bullies, and Thirteen Reasons Why.

Websites:

13reasonswhy
Teen suicide crisis prevention information.

Al-Anon/Alateen
Hope and help for families and friends of alcoholics.

Alcohol Treatment
Alcohol treatment resources for teens.

Ask the Judge
Answers for teens about the law.

Bethe1to.com
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message to spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide.

Germ Magazine
Germ is a magazine for girls—high school and beyond—that celebrates beginnings, futures, and all the amazing and agonizing moments in-between.

Go Ask Alice!
Provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being.

Health information from FDA for teens
U.S. Food and Drug Administration's articles for teens on many important health topics.

Frequently Asked Embarrassing Questions
Health and Sexuality links for Teens from the Internet Public Library.

Phone Hotlines
Hotlines for teens provided by Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Kids Help Phone
Online and phone counselling 24/7.

Love is Respect
Raising awareness about teen dating violence.

Nightmare on Puberty St.
Growing up might seem tough…but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare!                                                

Planned Parenthood Info for Teens
Planned Parenthood's site especially for teens.

Proud2BMe
Building a nation where confidence rules. An online community created by and for teens and young adults.

Stop, Breathe & Think
App for guided meditation and mindfulness.

Stop Bullying
Government website with anti-bullying resources.

Suicide Prevention Hotline
Help for Teens

Teens Health
Answers to questions about food & fitness, drugs & alcohol, diseases & conditions, infections, staying safe, anger, asthma, acne, etc.

The Truth
These are the guys who do those cool, kind of shocking TV ads about the cigarette industry. Their mission is to expose the lies and hidden practices of the cigarette makers, so people know the whole truth about nicotine addiction.

Youth Crisis Line
California Coalition for Youth 24/7 crisis and emergency response,


Resources for new drivers:

DMV for Teens
The California Department of Motor Vehicles official site for teens covers everything you need to know about driving, from permit and license info to practice tests and more.

DMV on YouTube! 
Check out the DMV on YouTube for "useful and enlightening" video clips that will help you when it's time for that all-important driving test.

Drivers Ed
Online teen drivers education.

Stop Texts Stop Wrecks
An online platform for safe driving and youth safety supporters to implore young adults not to text while driving.

Teendriving
Safety and common sense tips to help new drivers, including bad weather advice, parallel parking help, avoiding fatigue and other unsafe conditions on the road.

Last Revised on
June 2018