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  1. Law-Related Education (Teens, Crime and the Community)
      Provides training and projects for teens to actively lead in reducing crime. Created by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and Street Law, Inc. (formerly the National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law), TCC is a joint initiative currently funded on the national level by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. Law Related Education. 07-06

  2. Marijuana - En Espanol - Just for Teens (NIDA)
      Provides facts about the effects of marijuana.

  3. TeenInk - By and For Teens (21st Century)
      Provides articles and reviews of interest to teens. 3-01

  4. Christian - For Kids and Teens (Christian Links for Kids and Teens - Belleville)
      Provides devotional activities, services, games, and other resources to help kids and teens practice their Christian faith. 7-00

  5. Christian - For Teens and Their Parents ( - Hill)
      Provides activities, services, and other resources to help teens and their parents practice their Christian faith. 7-00

  6. Booklists for Teens (Internet Public Library)
      Provides sources of lists of books. 12-04.

  7. Views of Teens - From Britain and Italy (McNeil-Lehrer Productions)
      Provides views of teens about the presidential election of 2000 in the United States and their own countries. Also describes elections in Britain and Italy. 11-00

  8. Explaining War to Teens (
      Provides one parent's attempt to talk to his teens about war and its justification. 7-01

  9. How Children and Teens Can Help With the September 11th Disaster (Red Cross)
      Provides specific ways children and teens can help families of those affected by the September 11th disaster. Also called 911, 9-11, or 9/11.9-01

  10. How Children and Teens Have Helped With the September 11th Disaster (Red Cross)
      Provides stories of young people contributing to help families of those affected by the September 11th disaster. Also called 911, 9-11, or 9/11. 9-01

  11. Teens Help

  12. Books for Children and Teens (Children's Literature Web Guide - Brown)
      Provides an alphabetic list of classics available online, by author. 11-01

  13. For More Teens, Jesus is "Cool" (ABC News)
      " 'It goes back to the roots of Christianity … how to make faith relevant within the context of capitalism,' said Lynn Schofield-Clark, an assistant research professor at the University of Colorado's School of Journalism and Mass Communication who studies youth culture, marketing and religion."

      "Chanon Ross is a youth minister in Naperville, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, who recently wrote an article called 'Jesus Is Not Cool.' He says that all the focus on fun and games waters down the real message — and hard work — of following a faith." 10-05

  14. Evangelical Leaders Concerned About Losing Teens (New York Times)
      "Despite their packed megachurches, their political clout and their increasing visibility on the national stage, evangelical Christian leaders are warning one another that their teenagers are abandoning the faith in droves." 10-06

  15. -06-12-07 Cheap, Deadly Form of Heroin Aimed at Teens (CNN News)
      "A cheap, highly addictive drug known as 'cheese heroin' has killed 21 teenagers in the Dallas area over the past two years, and authorities say they are hoping they can stop the fad before it spreads across the nation."

      " 'Cheese heroin' is a blend of so-called black tar Mexican heroin and crushed over-the-counter medications that contain the antihistamine diphenhydramine, found in products such as Tylenol PM, police say. The sedative effects of the heroin and the nighttime sleep aids make for a deadly brew." 06-07

  16. Teens Help Soldiers Call Home (USA Today)
      "At the holidays, for a soldier at war, there's nothing like a phone call home. Brittany and Robbie Bergquist have provided more than $1.4 million worth of them — 24 million precious minutes." 11-07

  17. -02-15-09 Preventing Diabetes in Teens (U.S. News)
      "This has to be one of the saddest statistics ever printed in a medical journal: The number of American children taking medication for type 2 diabetes more than doubled from 2002 to 2005, particularly among teenagers. That may be partly because more children are being screened for diabetes or because drugs are more often being used to treat metabolic syndrome. But the recent rise in childhood obesity is the obvious first suspect because overweight and obese children are more than twice as likely as their normal-weight peers to develop the disease." 02-09

  18. For Many Teens, Hello Is Hugging (New York Times)
      "A measure of how rapidly the ritual [of hugging] is spreading is that some students complain of peer pressure to hug to fit in. And schools from Hillsdale, N.J., to Bend, Ore., wary in a litigious era about sexual harassment or improper touching — or citing hallway clogging and late arrivals to class — have banned hugging or imposed a three-second rule." 05-09

  19. Study: Cognitive Behavior Therapy Can Prevent Depression in Teens (U.S. News)
      "After six months, the teens who had been in the therapy groups were less likely to have become depressed (21.4 percent vs. 32.7 percent). The therapy was most effective in preventing depression in children whose parent wasn’t depressed at the time (11.7 percent vs. 40.5 percent); its benefit disappeared if a parent of the child was depressed. Proof, if any is needed, that parents’ behavior has a huge influence on their children’s health and behavior, even when they’re teenagers."

      "In cognitive therapy, a person learns to:

      Distinguish between thoughts and feelings.
      Become aware of how thoughts can influence feelings in ways that sometimes are not helpful.
      Learn about thoughts that seem to occur automatically and how they can affect emotions.
      Evaluate critically whether these 'automatic' thoughts and assumptions are accurate or perhaps biased.
      Develop the skills to notice, interrupt, and correct these biased thoughts." 06-09

  20. Teens Create "Free Department Store" (
      "With the help of an army of volunteers, Zoe Bairs and Samantha Zabell set up the Fairhill Center in Cleveland with all the donated clothes they've collected, then let the children shop like they are in a department store." 08-09

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