For Youth

If you or one of your friends is struggling, tell a grown up.  Some people you might talk to are: your parent, a relative, a friend’s parent, your teacher, a guidance counselor, a day care provider, a neighbor, someone from your church, or a coach.  If you are in a public school, there are school psychologists and social workers assigned to your school who will know how to help.  If the first person you tell doesn’t seem to know what to do, try telling others.  The adults in Livingston County want you to grow up happy and healthy.

Below are some websites that have helpful information…

Children

Health and safety information for kids: http://www.kids.gov/k_5/k_5_health_safety.shtml

Healthy body and mind: http://www.bam.gov/

Healthy eating habits/nutrition: http://www.bam.gov/sub_foodnutrition/index.html

Specific for girls: http://www.bestbonesforever.gov/

Food safety and nutrition information: http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/KidsTeens/default.htm

Consumer product safety games for kids: http://www.cpsc.gov/kids/kidsafety/index.html

Flu prevention: http://www.flu.gov/psa/index.html#elmo

Exercise/sports: http://www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity/index.html

Bike safety:  http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/bike/KidsandBikeSafetyWeb/index.htm

Wearing a bike helmet: http://www.cpsc.gov/kids/kidsafety/correct.html

http://www.bam.gov/sub_yoursafety/yoursafety_helmets.html

Home safety (K-3): http://www.coderedrover.org/

Family topics (grades 4-8) sibling rivalry, home alone, divorce, step-families: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/family/index.html

Computer safety: http://www.fbi.gov/fun-games/kids/kids-safety

Fire safety: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/kids/flash.shtm

Social/Emotional health (grades 2-6): http://www.bam.gov/sub_yourlife/index.html

Social/Emotional health (grades 4-8; depression, death, dealing with anger): http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/emotions/index.html

Bullying support: http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html

Handling Bullying: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies/article4.html

Cyber bullying: http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/cyberbullying/index.html

Crime prevention: http://www.mcgruff.org/#/Main

Battling stress: http://www.bam.gov/sub_yourlife/yourlife_feelingfrazzled.html

School-related topics (grade 4-8) (time management, cheating, preparing for high school): http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/index.html

Adolescents/Teens

Bullying support:

http://www.heyugly.org

http://www.stopbullying.gov/teens/index.html

Cyber bullying: http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/cyberbullying/index.html

LGBT bullying: http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/lgbt/index.html

LGBT support: http://www.itgetsbetter.org/

Underage drinking facts and info for teens: http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/youth.aspx

Nutrition and body image: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/index.html

Sexual health: http://teenshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/