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Growth and Development, Ages 11 to 14 Years - Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007-1098
Phone: (847) 434-4000
Fax: (847) 434-8000
Web Address: www.aap.org
 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a variety of educational materials about parenting, general growth and development, immunizations, safety, disease prevention, and more. AAP guidelines for various conditions and links to other organizations are also available.


American Social Health Association: Teen Sexual Health
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Phone: 1-800-227-8922 STI hotline
(919) 361-8400
Fax: (919) 361-8425
Web Address: www.ashastd.org/teens/teens_overview.cfm
 

This American Social Health Association Web site provides a safe, educational, and fun place for teens to learn about their sexual health and about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The Web site aims to help start conversations between parents and teens about sexual health. If you have questions or concerns about STIs, you can call the STI hotline.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Body and Mind
1600 Clifton Road, MS C-04
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 1-800-311-3435
(404) 639-3534
Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Web Address: www.bam.gov
 

This CDC website is for children 9 to 13 years old. It gives kids the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. There are interactive tools about fitness, safety, disease, stress, and more.


Common Sense Media
650 Townsend
Suite 436
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 863-0600
Fax: (415) 863-0601
Web Address: www.commonsensemedia.org
 

This nonprofit group rates media (such as TV shows, games, music, and movies) based on age appropriateness. The website also has information to help parents make informed choices about their child's use of computers, cell phones, and more. The group offers advice about how to teach media review skills to kids.


KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 697-4100
Web Address: www.kidshealth.org
 

This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.


National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Internet Safety
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD  20849
Phone: 1-800-851-3420
(301) 519-5500
Fax: (301) 519-5212
TDD: 1-877-712-9279 toll-free
Web Address: www.ncjrs.gov/internetsafety
 

This Web site provides a variety of resources about protecting yourself and your family from Internet crimes. There is information about Internet safety for children, identity theft, general Internet safety, and Internet privacy.


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Last Updated: February 28, 2012
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