Child/Teen Health

Guide to the leading online resources for pediatric health information. With few exceptions the sites below are available for free and without registration.

  • AboutKidsHealth
    Source for children's health information, featuring 3,000+ articles, illustrations, and videos.
    aboutkidshealth.ca
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    Professional organization committed to the physical, mental, and social health of children.
    aap.org - Also see: AAP News & Journals Gateway
  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Condition and treatment overviews and news on latest research from top-ranked children's hospital.
    childrenshospital.org
  • Bundoo
    Articles written or reviewed by doctors and healthcare experts. Moderated Q&A platform.
    bundoo.com
  • CDC: Parent Information
    Guidance on diseases, child development, and home safety by age group.
    cdc.gov
  • Child and Youth Health
    Australian health site with health information and stories written for kids and teens.
    cyh.com
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
    Pediatric condition information and parenting advice, easily filtered by age range.
    childrenscolorado.org
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Condition information and research from one of the largest children's hospitals in the world.
    chop.edu
  • Contemporary Pediatrics
    Ad-heavy site providing articles and pediatric case challenges organized by condition.
    contemporarypediatrics.com
  • DrGreene.com
    Library of resources intended to make raising healthy families easier.
    drgreene.com
  • Encyclopedia of Children's Health
    In-depth articles covering various medical and behavioral pediatric conditions.
    healthofchildren.com
  • FamilyDoctor.org
    Consumer site from the American Academy of Family Physicians with sections for kids and teens.
    familydoctor.org
  • Girls Health
    Reliable, supportive health information for girls ages 10 to 16.
    girlshealth.gov
  • Healthy Children
    Pediatric information resource operated by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
    healthychildren.org
  • Healthy Kids
    Kid friendly recipes, ideas for physical activity and practical ways to improve nutrition.
    healthykids.nsw.gov.au
  • Kids Health
    Perspective and advice on physical, emotional, and behavioral issues affecting children and teens.
    kidshealth.org
  • Maternal and Child Health Library
    Collection of and pathways to the best maternal and child health information available on the web.
    mchlibrary.org - Also see: MCH Evidence
  • Safe Kids Worldwide
    Nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries.
    safekids.org
  • Sleep for Kids
    Games, puzzles, tips and information aimed to educate children about sleep.
    sleepforkids.org
  • Verywell Family
    Covers a range of topics from pregnancy to pediatric health to parenting strategies.
    verywellfamily.com
  • Zero to Three
    Information on early childhood development for new parents.
    zerotothree.org

Mental Health

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Resource centers include frequently asked questions, expert interviews, and treatment information.
    aacap.org
  • Child Mind Institute
    Provides parenting guides for behavioral and pediatric mental health disorders.
    childmind.org
  • Go Ask Alice
    Answers to hundreds of health questions provided by Columbia University health professionals.
    goaskalice.columbia.edu
  • HeadMeds
    UK-based organization providing information about mental health issues for young people.
    headmeds.org.uk
  • Kelty Mental Health
    Information on a range of mental health and substance use challenges affecting children and youth.
    keltymentalhealth.ca
  • Kids Mental Health
    Information portal focusing on child mental health, including behavioral and emotional disorders.
    kidsmentalhealth.org
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    Provides access to services for children and families who experience traumatic events.
    nctsn.org
  • TeenMentalHealth
    Information for patients and professionals addressing issues of teen mental health.
    teenmentalhealth.org

Teen Health

  • Pregnancy Helpline
    Educational material and information for those experiencing pregnancy-related issues.
    thehelpline.org
  • Sex and U
    Information on sex, lifestyle choices, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections.
    sexandu.ca
  • Sex Etc.
    Answers to question about sex, relationships, STDs, and birth control from Rutgers University.
    sexetc.org
  • StayTeen.org
    Information for teens on sex, relationships, abstinence, and birth control.
    stayteen.org
  • Teen Health
    Honest information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.
    kidshealth.org
  • WebMD Teen Health
    Helpful advise for teenagers on a broad range of topics from acne to smoking.
    webmd.com
  • Young Men's Health
    Carefully researched health information for teens and young men from Boston Children's Hospital.
    youngmenshealthsite.org
  • Young Women's Health
    Helping teen girls improve their understanding of normal health and development.
    youngwomenshealth.org

Support

  • Kids Helpline
    Support by phone, email and web chat for children and teens.
    kidshelpline.com.au
  • Love is Respect
    Empowering youth to prevent and end dating abuse.
    loveisrespect.org
  • ReachOut
    Practical support, tools, and tips to help young people get through tough times.
    au.reachout.com
  • Young Minds
    UK's leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children.
    youngminds.org.uk
  • Your Life Your Voice
    Tips, tools, and support options helping teens get through challenging situations.
    yourlifeyourvoice.org

Substance Abuse

  • Above the Influence
    Resources and counseling to help young people deal with the pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol.
    abovetheinfluence.com
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (Teens)
    Facts on drug abuse for teens, parents, and teachers. Features videos, games, and an active blog.
    teens.drugabuse.gov
  • Partnership for a Drug Free America
    Answers and guidance on drug abuse, prevention, and treatment.
    drugfree.org
  • SmokeFree.gov
    Collection of tools, guides, and resources to help people quit smoking and remain smoke-free.
    smokefree.gov