* KidsHealth from Nemours – Provides understandable information about your child’s health. This page is specifically about teens, but other age groups are also available on the site.
* FamilyDoctor.org - Provides information from the American Academy of Family Physicians
* The Palo Alto Medical Foundation - A not-for-profit health system in California with a website that is useful to people across the country. This page will take you to a list of other resources you may find useful as a parent.
The app is intended for coaches and parents. Here is some background information on the developers, Jason Mihalik and Gerry Gioia.
Maywood Ceasefire site for more information.
Ceasefire started in 2000 in Chicago's West Garfield Park. Between 2000 and 2004, CeaseFire was implemented in 6 of the most violent communities in Chicago. In the first year of implementation in each of these communities, shootings decreased. There are now Ceasefire organizations throughout the Chicago area and nationally.
Conversations videos and share this resource with parents of infants and toddlers.
Alcohol is harmful for teens for a number of reasons:
If you yourself often drink more than 5 drinks (men) or 4 drinks (women) within the span of 2 hours, you are also binge drinking. Binge drinking is very common - more than 33 million adults binge drink every year. Binge drinking is harmful for adults because it can lead to sexually transmitted diseases, car crashes, impairment and violence. Drinking at all is very serious for pregnant women, or women who may become pregnant, as it leads to higher rates of sudden infant death syndrome and babies born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. There are options for you! Check out any of the links below to find out what you can do and what help is available.
(All of the above information was found on the CDC, US Department of Transportation and NIAAA websites, listed below).