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The new girls' movement: implications for youth programs
Presents the key findings from this participatory evaluation project and identifies vital indicators and critical components of effective girls' programs.
Published: 2001
Preparing your daughter for her first pelvic exam  
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1108511392138&pagename=CHN-RCS/CHNResource/CHNResourcePageTemplate&c=CHNResource
Presents the responses, made by two pediatric and adolescent gynaecologists, during an interview which discussed the most common concerns parents may have about their daughter's first pelvic examination. (See Details)
Published: 2005
What's up, Jennifer?  
http://www.aspq.org/DL/Jennifer.pdf
Presents an educational guide designed for adolescents between 12 and 15 years old, and oriented toward the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Big Break Comic #1
Presents three stories dealing with different aspects of teen sexuality. "The Big Break" - deals with effective communication and responsibility in relationships, as a teenage girl negotiates permission from her mother to spend a weekend with her boyfriend. "Near Miss" - an older brother reassures his brother that his questions about sex are okay and that postponing sex is alright. Associated topics include male role models, peer pressure, myths about sex, pregnancy, STDs and AIDS. "Let's Go Outside" - deals with a sexual assault situation and discusses sexual assault, communication and self-awareness. Lists clinics, telephone information lines, and other resources available for teenagers.
Published: 1992
Parent abuse: the abuse of parents by their teenage children  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/familyviolence/pdfs/Abuse%20E.pdf
Examines the abuse of parents by their children: how to define and identify parent abuse, profile of the teen likely to be violent, profile of the family, the effect of abuse on the family, reasons behind the abuse including mental health and medical issues, and ways to end the abuse. Also discusses how to heal the relationship after ending the abuse and finding help for the abusive youth. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Young women of color and their risk for HIV and other STIs  
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/iag/ywoc.pdf
Examines the socioeconomic, cultural, and gender barriers limit the ability of some young women of colour in the United States to receive information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, access culturally appropriate health care, and reduce sexual risks. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Friendship, body image and dieiting in teenage girls: a research report  
http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/documents/Friendshipbodyimageanddietinginteenagegirls.pdf
Reports on a research project that examined friendship groups among teenage girls and links to body image attitudes and dieting behaviours. (See Details)
Published: 1996
She stands alone: a review of the recent literature on women and social support  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/weber.pdf
Provides an overview of social support research, representing both traditional and feminist perspectives, the impacts of gender research, and an introduction to social support research on specific women's issues. (See Details)
Published: 1998
A guide to endometriosis in teens  
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/endoinfo.html
Explains what endometriosis is, what the symptons are, how it's diagnosed, what causes it, what you can do if you think you have it. Includes a glossary of medical terms. (See Details)
Published: 1999-2006
Running for their lives: the impact of family violence on youth homelessness  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/2004/fall/running.shtml
Argues that family violence, physical/sexual abuse, neglect, parental control, conflictual parent-child relationships, fear of the parent, and perceived parental indifference are the leading causes of young people’s decisions to leave home. Looks at coping and subsistence strategies, including violence, substance abuse, prostitution and suicide. (See Details)
Published: 2004