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iEmily's Healthy Links provide visitors with hot-links to organizations and resources of interest to teen girls.

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Substance Abuse

Activities and Organizations - Boston Youth Zone offers information about activities, job opportunities, educational resources, and other fun stuff for kids and teens in the metro Boston area. It's a cool way to connect to young people all over the city. - The National 4-H Council's mission is to advance the 4-H youth development movement to build a world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change. Check out this site for more information about 4-H programs across the country. - With members throughout the world, the National Peer Helpers Association's mission is to provide leadership and promote excellence in the field of peer helping. NPHA programs include counseling, ministry education, health education, conflict mediation, service learning, tutoring, mentoring, and more. - One of the largest regional Girl Scout troops in the nation, the Patriots' Trail Girl Scout Council serves nearly 30,000 girls each year, or one out of every seven girls ages five to seventeen in greater Boston. This site links to the Girl Scouts of the USA's national website.


Body Image Dedicated to boosting body image at any weight, Body Positive believes it's better to be comfortable in your own skin, rather than merely living above the chin until you're thin. - If you are a frustrated dieter looking for ways off the diet roller coaster, you will find many sources of help here. HUGS International offers support and programs for people seeking a lifestyle without diets.


Eating Disorders - The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center provides information about the prevention and treatment of all forms of eating disorders, including local referrals to health professionals who can help treat eating disorders, treatment facilities, and the condition. - The The Harris Center at MGH (formerly HEDC or the Harvard Eating Disorders Center) is dedicated to expanding knowledge about eating disorders, their detection, treatment, and prevention - and promoting the healthy development of children, women, and all at risk.

For Girls Only - Can't get enough of iEmily's advice expert? Check out Carol Weston's home page to learn more about the highly acclaimed author of the novel The Diary of Melanie Martin and the advice books Girltalk, For Girls Only, and Private and Personal. - Alive Magazine brings together the real stories and artwork of young women around the world in a publication that extends tomorrow's female leaders an important voice in the media today. - The only website of its kind for girls and women around the world, FeMiNa is a comprehensive, searchable directory of links to female friendly sites and information on the World Wide Web. The comprehensive database and powerful, intuitive search engine make this site a great source for information about women's issues. - is a grassroots, interactive community by, for, and about women. Their aim is to facilitate information-sharing among women and to encourage involvement in political issues. - An advocacy group for girls and young women living in Maine, Mainely Girls serves as a point of connection and referral service to community and state resources around girls' issues. - This companion site to offers information and advice specifically for young women of color, including African-American, Latina, Asian/Pacific Islander and Native American girls. - The National Coalition of Girls' Schools invite you to explore the diversity and accessibility of an all-girls educational setting. This site offers a number of valuable resources for girls, their parents and educators, including a free directory of girls' schools nationwide. - "The website that talks to teenage girls," The Teen Connection's peer-driven staff helps young girls gain self-esteem and personal understanding. There are a variety of articles on health, body and beauty topics that are written exclusively by, for, and about teens. - If you're a fan of TEEN magazine, you'll love this online version. The site offers up-to-the minute fashion and beauty tips, the latest entertainment news, and health articles from - Check out Women's Health Matters for the latest news and information about women's health issues. This Canadian site provides timely coverage of women's health research, interviews with some of Canada's leading practitioners and researchers in women's health, and detailed information about conditions that commonly affect women.


Parenting Resources - This website from the The New York University's Child Study Center is dedicated to advancing the field of mental health for children and their families through evidence-based practice, science and education. With an emphasis on early diagnosis and intervention, a multi-disciplinary team of professionals translates scientific developments and innovative procedures into everyday techniques for parents, educators, pediatricians, and other mental health professionals. - The Girls' Coalition of Greater Boston is a consortium of organizations that works to support girls' healthy development through programs and services, research, and advocacy. - Parents can get free, extended expert advice on parenting teens and preteens at Parenting Adolescents. (Teens and preteens can also get help in understanding parents!) The site offers an abundance of resources, including information about books, videos, counseling and parent seminars. - This is the official website of the The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS), a national, nonprofit organization which affirms that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of life. Incorporated in 1964, SIECUS has helped hundreds of thousands of parents provide sexuality education to their children; professionals who have sought advice and guidance; communities in the process of implementing sexuality education in their school; and people of every age and background with a desperate need for clear and objective answers to their questions about sexual issues. - Parenting is a challenging and sometimes lonely and undervalued job. Today's, a meeting place for Canadian parents, offers information about raising children ranging from infants to teens.


Sexuality - A project of Advocates for Youth, this site offers support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens. Topics covered include safe sex tips, facts about STDs and dating violence, and links to other resources for queer or questioning youth. - Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends. This national site offers links to local chapters.


Sports Established at Michigan State University in 1978, The Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) researches the benefits and detriments of participation in youth sports, providing educational programs and materials for parents, coaches, officials, administrators and parents. - The premier Web site for health and physical education teachers, PE Central offers an abundance of facts about fitness that will help children develop healthy habits to last a lifetime. - Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society aims to increase awareness of sport and its relation to society, and to develop programs, offer solutions, and promote the benefits of sport. The Center has several outreach programs, among them the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Project and the diversity initiative Project Teamwork.


Teen Pregnancy - "Saving babies, together," is the official motto of The March of Dimes. This national non-profit organization's goals are to reduce birth defects, infant mortality, and low birthweight babies while increasing the number of women and girls who receive quality prenatal care. - The mission of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is to reduce child poverty and improve the life prospects of this generation and the next by influencing cultural values and building a more effective grassroots movement. - Run by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, this teens-only site features reliable and accurate information about sex, love, and relationships.


Substance Abuse - This international Alateen and Al-Anon site offers information to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Al-Anon meetings are held in 115 countries. There are 28,000 Al-Anon and 3,000 Alateen groups worldwide. - The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a leader in education and prevention efforts to combat the use and abuse of drugs, including nicotine. Their site offers in-depth information about drugs of abuse. - For this New Jersey site, "REBEL" means Reaching Everyone By Exposing Lies–and is the codename for a grassroots movement to reduce the spread of tobacco among teens. Sponsored by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, the site debunks the common claims of tobacco manufacturers, offering a grim but accurate picture of the dangers of this drug. - A national peer leadership organization, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is dedicated to preventing underage drinking and drug use by focusing attention on the potentially life threatening consequences of destructive decisions such as not wearing a safety belt, smoking, steroid use, violence, sexually transmitted diseases, and suicide. - The nation's largest non-governmental initiative launched to protect children from tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is fighting to create a healthier environment for America's youth.



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