Links - Youth Issues: The Adolescent Experience

 

 

ALSO-ME

http://also-me.org/about.asp

Also-me exists to deliver messages of help, hope and faith to the youth of today, that leads them to take positive action in their lives on the path to purpose and meaning. The site includes both faith and non faith-based resources so that anyone can find a path to help and healing. You will find resources (such as web sites, help lines and various organizations) for help with depression, addictions, abuse, grief, questions about faith and much more. There are music videos, short stories, recommended books, quotes and other inspirational, funny and useful items. The goal of ALSO-ME is, “Let None be Lost”.

 

One Hundred Young Americans

www.100youngamericans.com

The companion site to the recently released book of the same title by Michael Franzini, this interactive site offers supplemental material to the book, including videos, articles and blogs. Billed as offering the “true story on youth culture in America.” 

 

Bully Free

www.bullyfree.com

From our friend Dr. Allan Beane, this recently upgraded site is the portal to an organization whose mission is “to promote a sense of belonging and acceptance of all individuals and to promote the Golden Rule through quality materials, workshops, presentations and Web courses.” Worth visiting just for the free resources. Be sure to check out the information on Dr. Beane’s workshops.

 

The Ophelia Project

www.opheliaproject.org

The Ophelia Project serves youth and adults who are affected by relational and other non-physical forms of aggression by providing them with a unique combination of tools, strategies and solutions. To achieve long-term systemic change, they help build capabilities to measurably reduce aggression and promote a positive, productive environment for all. They are dedicated to creating safe social climates.

 

TeenHealthFX

www.teenhealthfx.com

A site for teens that serves as an online resource for questions regarding relationships, health, body and sexuality. TeenHealthFX is easily navigated and worth checking out as a window to current attitudes and trends regarding adolescent health issues.

 

The Network on Transitions to Adulthood

www.transad.pop.upenn.edu/index.htm

Founded in 2000, this University of Pennsylvania organization examines the changing nature of early adulthood, and increased difficulty associated with transitioning from adolescence into the early adult years.

 

Great Transitions

http://www.carnegie.org/sub/pubs/reports/great_transitions/gr_intro.html

This online report represents the culmination of the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development's ten years of research on the adolescent experience in contemporary culture. The site contains a synthesis of "the best available knowledge and wisdom about adolescence in America."

 

Xanga.com - The Weblog Community

http://www.xanga.com

Here's a place to get into what kids are thinking by accessing thousands of running blogs (Weblogs) posted by teens. You can access blogs where kids are sharing their thoughts in any number of categories from the arts and humanities, to sports, to religion, to society and culture.

 

Diary Project

http://www.diaryproject.com

Self-billed as a “global multimedia resource that encourages teens to write about their day-to-day experiences growing up,” this is a site where teens can share their innermost secrets and feelings “with honesty, openness and connectedness” anonymously. The thousands of entries in 24 categories offer a compelling window into youth culture.