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For Teachers and Educators

The girlshealth.gov web site offers girls ages 10 through 16 information about health, growth and development, and the challenging social issues they will likely face. We provide reliable tools and resources to help girls navigate adolescence, as well as tips on handling relationships with family and friends. The web site emphasizes choosing healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. The resources below offer guidance for educators on topics covered by the web site. All of the content throughout the girlshealth.gov site can also be printed and reproduced for your students and patients.

Featured resources

The girlshealth.gov Teen Survival Guide [pdf icon PDF 21M] covers topics from nutrition to body image and from reproductive health to acne treatments. You can share activities, quizzes, and tips with girls to help them live well and feel great.

The BodyWorks Toolkit helps leaders teach parents and caregivers how to improve family eating and activity habits.

The Communication Skills Building for Parents of Preteen Girls offers tools to help community leaders work with parents to improve communication with their preteen and teenage girls.

What about boys?

For information and links on boy’s health issues, visit:

KidsHealth, a health information service of the Nemours Foundation.

Family Doctor.org, a comprehensive web site brought to you by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

 

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Content last reviewed April 29, 2009
Page last updated June 12, 2015

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