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By phone: 345-5820 ext. 1134
By email:
childrens@tuscaloosa-library.org

Or visit us at:
             1801 Jack Warner Parkway
             Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


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Teens


Children's

Health

General Information

Teens Health - A safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life.

MedlinePlus: Teen Health - The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, created and maintains MedlinePlus to assist you in locating authoritative health information.

GirlsHealth.org - Created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face.

Birth control, teen pregnancy, sexual health and healthy relationships

Alan Guttmacher Institute - Sexual and reproductive health through research, policy analysis and public education.

Love is Respect - The ultimate resource to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships.

My Sistahs - Created by and for young women of color to provide information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through information and advocacy.

Optionline - Information and assistance for pregnant women from a pro-life perspective.

Planned Parenthood -  The nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate.

Scarleteen - Sex education for the real world; inclusive, comprehensive and smart sexuality information and help for teens and 20s.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender

Safe Schools Coalition - This organization works to "reduce bias-based bullying and violence in schools."

Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center - A safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans youth under 24.

Help & Advice

Turning Point - (205) 758-0808; Domestic violence and sexual assault services for West Alabama. 

Teen Link - (205) 328-5465; Counseling for teens by teens, a part of the Crisis Center of Birmingham, AL.

Crisis Line - (205) 323-7777; Typical topics include: Assistance with basic needs, such as food and shelter, Friendships, Relationships, Family Issues, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Sexual Issues, Depression, Anger, Loneliness, Suicide, Health Issues, Divorce...no concern is off limits.

Youth America Hotline - (877) YOUTHLINE (968-8454); the first and only toll free, peer to peer hotline network linking callers to community based peer counseling hotlines in the nation.

ULifeline - An anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.

Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence - Somewhere in America, a woman is raped every 2 minutes. By the age of 18, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be victimized.  ACASV endeavors to continually improve the treatment of sexual violence survivors and to ultimately end sexual violence.