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A girlshealth.gov book list for your students.

AIDS prevention  top

US flag Tips for Teens, sponsored by SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, is a fact sheet written for teens about how alcohol and drug use can increase your risk for contracting AIDS.

Advocates for Youth helps young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. TheirHIV/STI Prevention and Treatment among Youth in the U.S. page contains publications, lesson plans, statistics, pamphlets, and facts about HIV prevention among adolescents. They also produce a publication called Science and Success: Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections. (PDF - 694KB) 

Bone health  top

Bullying  top

US flag girlshealth.gov offers a fact sheet for educators to distribute to their students on bullying (PDF - 181KB).  It is one in a series that covers topics such as school violence (PDF - 114KB)  and sun safety (PDF - 117KB). 

No-Name Calling Week is January 22-26, 2007. For curricula and other materials, visitwww.nonamecallingweek.org.

 

Dietary guidelines  top

US flag MyPyramid.gov is the interactive web site from the United States Department of Agriculture that provides information on the new food guide pyramid and dietary guidelines. 

Disability education resources  top

US flag  The Toolkit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities from the U.S. Department of Education has information about model programs, research, technical assistance, behavior, accommodations, and more.

Disaster preparedness  top

US flag The Resources for Parents and Teachers section of FEMA’s web site offers disaster preparedness resources for parents and teachers on how to prepare for emergencies at home and at school. Fire-safety fact sheets and terrorism related resources are provided, as well as curriculum planning tools and activities to use for disaster planning in the classroom.

Disease spread and prevention  top

US flag EXCITE  was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to teach students about the causes and prevention of disease and injury while improving their research and analytic skills. This collection of materials offers resources and activities for educators to integrate epidemiology into any curriculum for students of all ages.

Drug use information and tools  top

US flag NIDA Goes Back to School is your source of free information about the latest drug abuse publications and teaching materials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. You’ll find specific curricula and other teaching aids on this site.

US flag Youth Tobacco Prevention site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers educational materials for educators, health professionals, parents and youth.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) launched The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to empower youth with the knowledge and tools to reject drugs. This web site provides parents and educators with materials, such as fact sheets and print ads, to teach kids and teens why they should stay away from drugs.

 

Eating disorders  top

Emotional health  top

US flag BAM! Body and Mind ™ is an online destination for kids created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Designed for kids 9-13 years old, the campaign gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site also offers students interactive content to investigate health and science topics for school or for a personal interest. This “Teacher’s Corner” web page is a resource for incorporating CDC health, safety, and science topics into classroom activities.

Environment and health  top

US flag Chemicals, the Environment, and You: Explorations in Science and Human Health is a curriculum supplement provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for educators to explain the link between the environment and human health for students in grades 7 to 8. Six activities are prepared to explain various topics in toxicology and physical health and can be used in conjunction with a teacher’s curriculum on biology or the environment.

Flu  top

US flag Seasonal Flu Information for Schools & Childcare Providers provides educators, staff, and parents with materials and links on how to help slow the spread of colds and flu. This resource is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Food safety  top

US flag  Bring food science into your classroom by ordering free supplementary tools, provided by the FDA, such as a sample food safety curriculum and useful teaching tools External link that help explain the importance of food safety to your students.

Future planning  top

US flag girlshealth.gov offers a fact sheet for educators to distribute to their students on future planning (PDF - 113KB). It is one in a series that covers topics such as school violence (PDF - 114KB)  and sun safety (PDF - 117KB). 

 

Learning disabilities  top

LDOnline  from public television station WETA, contains information and resources on learning disabilities and individualized education. It provides a learning disabilities section specifically for teachers   that lists helpful articles on inclusion issues, interacting with parents and students, special education, and teaching strategies.

Medicine safety  top

US flag The FDA provides an interactive educational program on-line, Medicines in My Home which helps students learn about over-the-counter medicines and what can be found in their medicine cabinet. It provides a course description and teacher’s kit for educators to explain the risks of not taking medicines properly and why certain medications are prescribed and used.

 

Nutrition  top

US flag MyPyramid.gov is the interactive web site from the United States Department of Agriculture that provides information on the food guide pyramid and dietary guidelines. 

US flag We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and educators interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Nutrition tips and resources are provided for parents and educators to teach children how to live a healthy lifestyle.

 

Obesity  top

US flag BodyWorks is a program designed to help parents and caregivers of young adolescent girls (ages 9 to 13) improve family eating and activity habits. Using the BodyWorks Toolkit, the program focuses on parents as role models and provides them with hands-on tools to make small, specific behavior changes to prevent obesity and help maintain a healthy weight. The BodyWorks program uses a train-the-trainer model to distribute the Toolkit through community-based organizations, state health agencies, non-profit organizations, health clinics, hospitals and health care systems.

 

Physical activity  top

US flag Jump Kids Jump!, from the Indiana State Department of Health, is a structured jump rope and nutrition program designed to create awareness of bone health, physical activity, and the importance of calcium intake. Research has shown that jumping or high-impact exercise is very effective for increasing bone mineral density in the hip, especially during puberty. Physical activity is not only important for strong bones, but it also builds muscle and helps prevent obesity and certain diseases. The featured tool kit includes research documentation, program description, fact sheet, PowerPoint calcium presentation, bone demonstration, pre/post test and answer key, jump rope rhymes, instructional manual, and DVD.

US flag BAM! Body and Mind  is an online destination for kids created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Designed for kids 9-13 years old, the campaign gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site also offers students interactive content to investigate health and science topics for school or for a personal interest. This “Teacher’s Corner” web page is a resource for incorporating CDC health, safety, and science topics into classroom activities.

US flag  The NIH Curriculum Supplement Series provides educators with materials and resources to educate students on select subject areas. The Science of Energy Balance: Calorie Intake and Physical Activity curriculum supplement helps students understand the link between science and physical health.

Physical and emotional health  top

US flag  BAM! Body and Mind ™ is an online destination for kids created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Designed for kids 9-13 years old, the campaign gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site also offers students interactive content to investigate health and science topics for school or for a personal interest. This “Teacher’s Corner” web page is a resource for incorporating CDC health, safety, and science topics into classroom activities.

 

Reproductive health  top

US flag Your students and patients can find helpful information on general adolescent development,reproductive health care, and menstruation on the girlshealth.gov web site. The site also includes special interactive tools such as a daily guide to the menstrual cycle and a guide to the body's major systems. This information can be printed and distributed.

US flag The Office of Population Affairs collects, develops, and distributes information on family planning, adolescent pregnancy, abstinence, adoption, reproductive health care, and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS. This link takes you to a reproductive health fact sheets and publications.

 

Sexual assault  top

 

Sexual health  top

US flag  The Office of Population Affairs collects, develops, and distributes information on family planning, adolescent pregnancy, abstinence, adoption, reproductive health care, and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS. This link takes you to a list of reproductive health fact sheets and publications External linkthat you may reproduce for your students.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s web site for professionals External link provides free downloads and materials that can be used to teach students about the risks of early pregnancy and prevention.

Sexually transmitted infections  top

US flag girlshealth.gov offers a fact sheet for educators to distribute to their students on handling pressure to have sex too soon. The fact sheet Dealing With Pressure to Have Sex (PDF - 126KB)  is one in a seriesand can be found in the abstinence section of girlshealth.gov, along with other useful tools.

Smoking and athletics  top

Smoking cessation  top

US flag girlshealth.gov offers a fact sheet for educators to distribute to their students on smoking cessation (PDF - 174KB) .  It is one in a series that covers topics such as school violence (PDF - 114KB)  andsun safety (PDF - 117KB). 

Smoking prevention  top

US flag The girlshealth.gov web site offers information that you can print and distribute on alcohol, drugs, and smoking. This special section includes a drug glossary, and a quiz on the contents of a cigarette.

US flag Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and cover model/entrepreneur Christy Turlington in communicating a smoke-free message to teens in your school and community. Here you’ll find a speech by Christy, free posters, an interview with Christy, tobacco facts, 7 deadly myths, and links.

US flag The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions’ Youth Tobacco Prevention offers links to many resources,

violence  top

US flag girlshealth.gov offers a fact sheet for educators to distribute to their students on violence prevention. The fact sheet Stopping School Violence: What can you do? (PDF - 114KB)  is one in a series that covers topics such as sun safety (PDF - 114KB)  and bullying (PDF - 114KB). 

Sleep  top

US flag Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Biological Rhythms is a module created by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that provides educators with the tools to explain basic research discoveries and to teach information on the importance of sleep on health. Lesson plans, assessment tools, and a teacher’s guide are examples of the materials offered on this web site.

Sun safety  top

US flag girlshealth.gov offers a fact sheet for educators to distribute to their students on sun safety. The fact sheet There is no Safe Sun Tan (PDF - 117KB)  is one in a series that covers topics such as school violence (PDF - 114KB)  and bullying (PDF - 181KB). 

US flag  The brochure Sun Safety at School, What you Can Do (PDF - 244KB)    from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gives guidelines for school personnel to promote sun safety among faculty, staff, and students.

Teen pregnancy  top

US flag girlshealth.gov offers a fact sheet for educators to distribute to their students on handling pressure to have sex too soon. The fact sheet Dealing With Pressure to Have Sex (PDF - 126KB)   is one in a series and can be found in the abstinence section of girlshealth.gov, along with other useful tools. 

US flag The Office on Adolescent Health launched the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center. The center offers training materials and other resources for people working to reduce teen pregnancy. Topics include choosing an evidence-based program, engaging specific groups, and how to work with partners. The center hosts podcasts and e-learning modules on preventing teen pregnancy and supporting adolescent health.

Viruses  top

US flag  The National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) has developed a popular free curriculum calledVirus Encounters that offers middle and high school teachers materials and a series of activities on various infectious disease topics. Additional resources and links to other useful virus-related teaching tools are also provided.

 

Content last reviewed August 12, 2007
Page last updated October 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.

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