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Tweens and Teens at The Pediatric Group

Tweens & Teens

Vaccines for Adolescents

Teen & Tween Resources

Insights for Teens

 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 #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.
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.
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.
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.

Sports Physicals

Turning 18?

  • 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.

Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Ch1ldren Now - Talk With Your Kids

Although many teenagers mistakenly believe that beer, wine or flavored malt alcohol, or a sweet-tasting blend of alcohol and carbonated fruit juice, are “safer” than hard liquor, it’s the amount of alcohol you drink, not what you drink, that matters.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, offers parents resources when they suspect that their teen is facing depression.
Recognizing Stress and Finding Coping Strategies
A self-administered version of the CRAFFT screening test, for use by adolescents.
An Interactive presentation to help teens learn the warning signs of mental health conditions, and steps they can take to get help for themselves or their friends. National Alliance on Mental Illness = NAMI NAMI Helpline 1 -800-950-NAMI (6264) Email: [email protected] FIND HELP IN A CRISIS: Text "NAMI" to 741741
Identify Risk.  Prevent Suicide.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
A non profit organization that supports families struggling with a child's substance abuse.
SAMHSA is an agency of the U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services that focuses on prevention, treatment and recovery support services for behavioral health.
The Recovery Village has its flagship facility in Umatilla, Florida as well as the collected expertise from its locations across the country. Their facilities specialize in a range of addiction recovery services.