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OrganizationAmerican Psychological Association (APA)
http://www.apa.orgThis link will open in a new window.
The APA provides information and education about a variety of mental health issues for people of all ages.

OrganizationAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
http://www.aacap.orgThis link will open in a new window.
AACAP offers up-to-date information on child and adolescent development and issues.

OrganizationAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
http://www.aap.orgThis link will open in a new window.
The AAP is committed to the health and well-being of infants, adolescents, and young adults. The website offers news articles and tips on health for families.

Web SiteBAM! Body and Mind
http://www.cdc.gov/bam/This link will open in a new window.
This CDC website is designed for 9- to 13-year-olds and addresses health, nutrition, fitness, and stress. It also offers games for kids.

OrganizationAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.orgThis link will open in a new window.
This site, operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), provides information on family physicians and health care, a directory of family physicians, and resources on health conditions.

Web SiteGirlsHealth.gov
http://www.girlshealth.govThis link will open in a new window.
GirlsHealth.gov, developed by the U.S. Office on Women's Health, offers girls between the ages of 10 and 16 information about growing up, food and fitness, and relationships.

Web SiteBeingGirl
http://www.beingGirl.comThis link will open in a new window.
This website offers answers to questions about puberty and menstruation, as well as information about music and fashion, quizzes, and games.