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Teen & Tween Resources

Insights for Teens (Blog)

Share DASH with a teen, parent or community leader to help educate about and prevent teen dating violence. Recognize the warning signs, and learn how to help someone you know!

Other Resources:
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-838-8238
Dating Matters is an evidence-based teen dating violence prevention model that includes prevention strategies for individuals, peers, families, schools, and neighborhoods. It focuses on teaching 11-14 year olds healthy relationship skills before they start dating and reducing behaviors that increase the risk for dating violence, like substance abuse and sexual risk-taking.
Mary Nolan, CPNP  understands the challenges of helping your child through grieving and loss after a death.  Here she offers some insights, resources and words of encouragement to those who are in the midst of it.
Navigating high school course selection is a very tricky business. This is especially true in the Northern Virginia area, which is known for encouraging kids to take all Advanced Classes, all the time.  Kim McCuen, CPNP  and mother of two daughters shares insights and tips to make the path more clear.
The #ThatsNotLove campaign is a series of short and shareable digital content in five unique chapters that works to shine a spotlight on unhealthy or emotionally abusive relationship behaviors—or the gray area between love and control.

 Dr. Delaney Ruston's ScreenAgers is an AWARD WINNING documentary that explores how learning, playing and socializing online affects teens' developing attention span, fragile self esteem and moral instincts.  The film offers ideas on how adults can help kids navigate the digital world.  

The tools you need to ensure that the work environment is safe, and does not jeopardize your health, well-being or educational opportunities.
Empowering teens by arming them with the knowledge and tools they need to practice positive peer pressure, be role models, and to make good decisions when driving, regarding their welfare and that of their friends.

VHSL Sports Physicals

Turning 18?

Allowing your parents/guardians access to your records

  • After you reach 18, your parents cannot see your records — by law. For some people, that may not be a problem. It may even seem like a good thing! But what if you have a health problem and need your parents to make decisions about your care?
  • If you want your parents to have access to your records after age 18, you'll need to sign a document authorizing them to do so, just as you would with anyone else.
  • If your parents/guardians do not have access to your medical information, they will also not have access to your medical bills.  These will become your responsibility.