National and Community Resources and Research

Community Plans to Address and End Youth Homelessness

Identifying and Counting Homeless Youth

Characteristics of Homeless Youth

Providing Services to Homeless Youth

Other Resources

General

  • Medline Plus
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
    The Medline Plus website is provided as a service from the U.S National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Information about teen sexuality, sex, HIV/AIDS prevention, STD prevention, etc. can be found on this website.
  • HRSA – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration
    www.hrsa.gov
    This website provides information on Ryan White CARE Act, Medicaid / Medicare, and other health services.
  • CDC – Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    www.cdc.gov
    This website focuses on how STDs are related or connected to the HIV virus. It also explains the role of STD detection and treatment in HIV Prevention.
  • NPIN – National Prevention Information Network
    www.cdcnpin.org
    This website caters to individuals interested in HIV and STD related information. The website provides a search engine to assist in locating sites that offer free, oral, rapid or anonymous HIV testing. It also offers a link that connect users to information on HIV funding and initiatives, daily news, and conferences. The site also gives the user the opportunity to join their listserv and other info on HIV prevention, treatment and counseling services.
  • THE BODY – The Complete HIV / AIDS Resource
    www.thebody.com
    This website provides general information on HIV prevention and treatment. In addition, it is a source for gaining additional information about HIV prevention and treatment that is specifically for females.
  • TeenGrowth.com
    www.teengrowth.com
    This website discusses general questions that teens have about sex, STDs and HIV / AIDS.
  • rap-it-up
    www.rap-it-up.com
    This website is part of the BET campaign to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS not only among African Americans, but also on a global level. The website contains vital information on HIV prevention and discusses ways in which teens can get involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS in their communities. There is also a link to locate the nearest testing sites in an individual’s area, an HIV pop quiz and learning materials.
  • Kaiser Network
    www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports
    The Kaiser Network provides daily online summary of news articles on HIV and related topics with links to the original articles and a fully searchable database.
  • American Foundation for AIDS Research
    www.amfar.org
    The American Foundation for AIDS Research is a non profit organization dedicated to AIDS research and prevention. The About HIV link on the website allows you to access info about young people and HIV

Adolescent & Reproductive Sexual Health

  • CAPS – Center for Aids Prevention Studies
    www.caps.ucsf.edu
    The Center for Aids Prevention Studies (CAPS) website presents resourceful information about general preventive needs of youth, with specific information on high risk groups such as gay male teens, homeless youth, etc.
  • asha – American Social Health Association
    www.ashastd.org
    This website presents information on different types of STDs / STIs, teen sexual health, and condoms.
  • Teens Health
    www.kidshealth.org/teen
    Website answers frequently asked questions that teens may have about drug abuse, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV / AIDS.
  • Planned Parenthood
    www.plannedparenthood.com
    Website contains information on women’s health and links to health centers nationwide.
  • TeenGrowth.com
    www.teengrowth.com
    This website discusses general questions that teens have about sex, STDs and HIV / AIDS.
  • rap-it-up
    www.rap-it-up.com This website is part of the BET campaign to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS not only among African Americans, but also on a global level. The website contains vital information on HIV prevention and discusses ways in which teens can get involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS in their communities. There is also a link to locate the nearest testing sites in an individual’s area, an HIV pop quiz and learning materials.
  • Kaiser Network
    www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports The Kaiser Network provides daily online summary of news articles on HIV and related topics with links to the original articles and a fully searchable database.
  • American Foundation for AIDS Research
    www.amfar.org The American Foundation for AIDS Research is a non profit organization dedicated to AIDS research and prevention. The About HIV link on the website allows you to access info about young people and HIV.

Substance Abuse

  • NLM – United States National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health – HIV / AIDS Information
    aids.nlm.nih.gov
    This link provides information presented by the U.S National Library of Medicine about how alcohol abuse can lead to HIV-Risk Behaviors. The website also explains why drug users that inject with needles as well as those that don’t inject with needles are still at high risk of contracting HIV. In addition, the website gives information on how drug users can use preventive strategies to limit their chances of becoming HIV positive.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    www.samhsa.gov
    This website which is created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides resources on drug and alcohol use, treatment, and prevention.
  • NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse
    www.nida.nih.gov/Infofacts/Elabuso-sp.html
    This link is specifically for Spanish speakers who are interested in learning why substance abuse is a major factor in contracting HIV / AIDS.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information
    www.samhsa.govThis website which is created by the National Clearing House for Alcohol and Drug Information provides preventive strategies against alcohol and drug abuse. The website also contains general information for teens about substance abuse.
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