- The The Harris Center at MGH (formerly HEDC or the Harvard Eating Disorders Center) is dedicated to expanding knowledge about eating disorders, their detection, treatment, and prevention - and promoting the healthy development of children, women, and all at risk.
- Can't get enough of iEmily's advice expert? Check
out Carol Weston's home page to learn more about the
highly acclaimed author of the novel The Diary of
Melanie Martin and the advice books Girltalk,
For Girls Only, and Private and Personal.
- Alive Magazine brings together the real stories and artwork of young women around the world in a publication that extends tomorrow's female leaders an important voice in the media today.
- The only website of its kind for girls and women around
the world, FeMiNa is a comprehensive, searchable directory
of links to female friendly sites and information on
the World Wide Web. The comprehensive database and powerful,
intuitive search engine make this site a great source
for information about women's issues.
- Feminist.com is a grassroots, interactive community
by, for, and about women. Their aim is to facilitate
information-sharing among women and to encourage involvement
in political issues.
- An advocacy group for girls and young women living
in Maine, Mainely Girls serves as a point of connection
and referral service to community and state resources
around girls' issues.
- This companion site to youthshakers.org offers information
and advice specifically for young women of color, including
African-American, Latina, Asian/Pacific Islander and
Native American girls.
- The National Coalition of Girls' Schools invite you
to explore the diversity and accessibility of an all-girls
educational setting. This site offers a number of valuable
resources for girls, their parents and educators, including
a free directory of girls' schools nationwide.
- "The website that talks to teenage girls," The Teen
Connection's peer-driven staff helps young girls gain
self-esteem and personal understanding. There are a
variety of articles on health, body and beauty topics
that are written exclusively by, for, and about teens.
- If you're a fan of TEEN magazine, you'll love this
online version. The site offers up-to-the minute fashion
and beauty tips, the latest entertainment news, and
health articles from iEmily.com.
- Check out Women's Health Matters for the latest news
and information about women's health issues. This Canadian
site provides timely coverage of women's health research,
interviews with some of Canada's leading practitioners
and researchers in women's health, and detailed information
about conditions that commonly affect women.
- This website from the The New York University's Child
Study Center is dedicated to advancing the field of
mental health for children and their families through
evidence-based practice, science and education. With
an emphasis on early diagnosis and intervention, a multi-disciplinary
team of professionals translates scientific developments
and innovative procedures into everyday techniques for
parents, educators, pediatricians, and other mental
- The Girls' Coalition of Greater Boston is a consortium
of organizations that works to support girls' healthy
development through programs and services, research,
- Parents can get free, extended expert advice on parenting
teens and preteens at Parenting Adolescents. (Teens
and preteens can also get help in understanding parents!)
The site offers an abundance of resources, including
information about books, videos, counseling and parent
- This is the official website of the The Sexuality
Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS),
a national, nonprofit organization which affirms that
sexuality is a natural and healthy part of life. Incorporated
in 1964, SIECUS has helped hundreds of thousands of
parents provide sexuality education to their children;
professionals who have sought advice and guidance; communities
in the process of implementing sexuality education in
their school; and people of every age and background
with a desperate need for clear and objective answers
to their questions about sexual issues.
- Parenting is a challenging and sometimes lonely and
undervalued job. Today's Parent.com, a meeting place
for Canadian parents, offers information about raising
children ranging from infants to teens.
- A project of Advocates for Youth, this site offers
support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens.
Topics covered include safe sex tips, facts about STDs
and dating violence, and links to other resources for
queer or questioning youth.
- Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes
the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual,
and transgender persons, their families and friends.
This national site offers links to local chapters.
Established at Michigan State University in 1978, The
Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) researches
the benefits and detriments of participation in youth
sports, providing educational programs and materials
for parents, coaches, officials, administrators and
- The premier Web site for health and physical education
teachers, PE Central offers an abundance of facts about
fitness that will help children develop healthy habits
to last a lifetime.
- Northeastern University's Center for the Study of
Sport in Society aims to increase awareness of sport
and its relation to society, and to develop programs,
offer solutions, and promote the benefits of sport.
The Center has several outreach programs, among them
the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Project and
the diversity initiative Project Teamwork.
- "Saving babies, together," is the official motto of
The March of Dimes. This national non-profit organization's
goals are to reduce birth defects, infant mortality,
and low birthweight babies while increasing the number
of women and girls who receive quality prenatal care.
- The mission of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen
Pregnancy is to reduce child poverty and improve the
life prospects of this generation and the next by influencing
cultural values and building a more effective grassroots
- Run by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America,
this teens-only site features reliable and accurate
information about sex, love, and relationships.
- This international Alateen and Al-Anon site offers
information to help families and friends of alcoholics
recover from the effects of living with the problem
drinking of a relative or friend. Al-Anon meetings are
held in 115 countries. There are 28,000 Al-Anon and
3,000 Alateen groups worldwide.
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a leader in
education and prevention efforts to combat the use and
abuse of drugs, including nicotine. Their site offers
in-depth information about drugs of abuse.
- For this New Jersey site, "REBEL" means Reaching Everyone
By Exposing Liesand is the codename for a grassroots
movement to reduce the spread of tobacco among teens.
Sponsored by the NJ Department of Health and Senior
Services, the site debunks the common claims of tobacco
manufacturers, offering a grim but accurate picture
of the dangers of this drug.
- A national peer leadership organization, Students
Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is dedicated to
preventing underage drinking and drug use by focusing
attention on the potentially life threatening consequences
of destructive decisions such as not wearing a safety
belt, smoking, steroid use, violence, sexually transmitted
diseases, and suicide.
- The nation's largest non-governmental initiative launched
to protect children from tobacco addiction and exposure
to secondhand smoke, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
is fighting to create a healthier environment for America's