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Your Child's Checkup: 17 Years

Your Child's Checkup: 17 Years

Resources

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OrganizationNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
http://www.nhtsa.gov/
NHTSA is the government agency responsible for ensuring and improving automobile and traffic safety.

Web SiteQuintessential Careers for Teens
http://www.quintcareers.com/teen_jobs.html
This site has job and career advice for teens, including part-time and summer employment.

Web SiteAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Bright Futures
http://brightfutures.aap.org/
Bright Futures is a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses the health needs of growing children. To learn more, visit the website.

OrganizationAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
http://www.aap.org
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 SitePlanned Parenthood Info for Teens
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/info-for-teens/
This site from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America has information on relationships and sexual health for teens.

Web SiteCDC: Preteen and Teen Vaccines
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/index.html
CDC site provides materials in English and Spanish for parents, teens, preteens, and health care providers about vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

OrganizationNational Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/
This organization provides resources and referrals related to drug and alcohol abuse. Call: (800) 729-6686

Web SiteNational Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/
This site provides teen pregnancy facts, resources, and prevention tips.

Web SiteSafeTeens.com
http://www.safeteens.com
SafeTeens.com offers information about Internet safety and homework help for teens.

Web SiteAdolescent Health Transition Project
http://depts.washington.edu/healthtr
This is a health and transition resource for adolescents with special health care needs, chronic illnesses, and physical or developmental disabilities.

Web SiteAmerican Sexual Health Association
http://www.ashastd.org/
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to preventing sexually transmitted diseases and offers hotlines for prevention and control of STDs.