3 girls i know, a documentary film by Paula Mozen

ADDITONAL RESOURCES & SUGGESTED READING



Books

Deal with It!: A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain, and Life as a GURL,
by Esther Drill, Heather McDonald, & Rebecca Odes (Pocket Books).

Surviving Teen Pregnancy: Your Choices, Dreams, and Decisions,
by Penny Bergman (Morning Glory Press).

The Hip Mama Survival Guide,
by Ariel Gore (Hyperion).

Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth – and Their Allies,
by Ellen Bass and Kate Thompson (HarperPerennial).




Helpful Websites and Hotlines

Al-Anon

800-356-9996
www.al-anon.org
For people who need to deal with family members and friends who are recovering from alcoholism. They also sponsor Alateen, a recovery program for young people.

Centers for Disease Control
800-227-8922
www.cdc.gov
The official governmental health site and clearinghouse for health statistics. Also includes health information for the consumer. Extensive information about HIV/AIDS, other STDs, and other health matters.

Freevibe
www.freevibe.com
This site is loaded with stats on teen drug and alcohol abuse. Send a “Buzz Bomb” to a friend, post messages on the boards, read true stories about teens with drug problems, and share your own stories.

The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
888-THE-GLNH
888-843-4564
www.glnh.org
If you need information, referrals, or peer counseling and you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer, this is the place for you. You can speak anonymously about your situation to someone who is trained to be an active and non-judgmental listener.

Idealist
www.idealist.org
Get a job or internship or volunteer with a non-profit organization. Search their database of over 20,000 organizations to find out where your services are needed.

Making Schools Safe
www.aclu.org/safeschools
The ACLU’s Making Schools Safe project supports LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) teens who are being harassed at school because of their sexuality. Find out how to help or fight back!

Minority Health Resource Center
800-444-6472
(en español)
www.omhrc.gov
An informative public health site which focuses on issues affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Blacks/African Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos.

National AIDS Hotline
800-342-2437
800-344-7432 (en español)
www.ashastd.org/nah/tty.html
Keep up with the latest U.S. AIDS trends. Ask your question about HIV/AIDS and read up on important things to know if you’re living with HIV.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders
847-831-3438
www.anad.org
Pick up free hotline counseling and learn about support groups for sufferers and families of people with eating disorders. You’ll also find referrals to health care professionals who treat eating disorders across the U.S. and in fifteen other countries.

National Campaign Against Youth Violence
www.violencepreventionweek.org
This group encourages teens to use outlets other than violence to express themselves. The site offers tips for preventing violence and information to start anti-violence projects in your community.

National Mental Health Association
800-969-6642
www.nmha.org
From anxiety disorders, to depression, to attention deficit disorder, to suicide, to substance abuse – this group, with over 300 affiliates nationwide, can give a boost to anyone who feels like they might need it.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
877-739-3895
www.nsvrc.org
NSVRC provides information, support, and help for victims of sexual violence. It is a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition against Rape, which also has a site for teens that deals with sexual violence: www.teenpcar.com.

OutProud
www.outproud.org
A site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
800-230-PLAN
www.plannedparenthood.org
Find great sexual health information about topics like birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy and parenting, abortion, sexually transmitted infections, and political advocacy. You can also get connected with a clinic near you.

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
800-656-HOPE
www.rainn.org
If you have been sexually assaulted, have a friend who’s been sexually assaulted, or want to know how to reduce your risk of sexual assault, RAINN is where you want to turn.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
www.siecus.org
Fact sheets galore and current news on all matters pertaining to sex and sexuality, plus other resources.

STD Hotline
800-227-8922
www.ashastd.org
Find answers to frequently asked questions about sexually transmitted infections and hook up with a support group in your area.

Suicide Prevention/Drug Information
800-452-0949
www.drugwatch.com
Features information on medications and warns about the risks of drug side effects. Due to the risk of suicide and other serious side effects from medications like accutane many users have filed an accutane lawsuit, for more information about risks visit drugwatch.com.

Teens & AIDS Hotline
800-440-TEEN
A hotline specifically for teens living with HIV/AIDS or teens with questions about HIV/AIDS.

Teenwire
www.teenwire.com
Nonjudgmental information about sexuality with the goal of reducing the risk of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. With anonymous “Ask the Experts” online chats, diagrams, movies, articles, and games.

The Trevor Project
866-4-U-TREVOR
www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization established to promote tolerance for queer and questioning teenagers, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group. The Trevor Project runs the Trevor Helpline (1-866-4-U-TREVOR), the country’s first and only around-the-clock, toll-free suicide prevention helpline for queer and questioning teens.

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