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Previewing Links to Other Web Sites in The Government Center

Here you can preview Web sites prior to assigning them to youth. There are two sets of Web sites for youth to explore:

  1. Sites linked on youth pages: Select pages throughout The Youthhood link to related Web sites for youth to explore.
  2. Additional sites linked here only: We provide additional links for you to consider assigning youth here. Some are specific to individual circumstances and are only applicable to a certain group of youth.
Knowing Your Rights and Responsibilities
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Information about the ACLU, which has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Student Rights in Public High Schools Detailed information about students rights.

U.S. Department of Education (U.S. Department of Education) General information from the US Department of Education.

Student Rights (Wikipedia) (Wikipedia) Definition and history of student's rights.

Knowing Your Rights in School

National Family Resiliency Center, Inc. (formerly Children of Separation and Divorce Center) (National Family Resiliency Center) The National Family Resiliency Center provides counseling and educational programs to help children and adults cope, heal, and navigate through divorce and other family transitions.

DivorceSource.com: A Legal Resource for Divorce (divorcesource.com) Resources providing access to quality information, products and services to help achieve the most successful experience possible.

Ways Teens Can Talk to Parents and Adults Advice for teens when talking to adults to get their voice heard.

A Teenager's Guide to Emancipation (CTLawHelp.org) Information about emancipation for teens.

Knowing Your Rights at Home

Job Applicants and the Americans with Disabilities Act (The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) Important information on ADA and accommodations in the workplace.

U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division (U.S. Department of Justice) The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.

U.S. Department of Labor - Rights of Young Workers (U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)) Information on the rights and responsibilities of young workers in the workplace.

Minimum Wage (U.S. Department of Labor) Information about current and past minimum wages.

U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. Department of Labor) All information regarding working and the rights and laws associated with working.

Knowing Your Rights at Work

National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) News, information, and research regarding juvenile justice.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Information and resources regarding juvenile justice and truancy.

Juvenile Justice (ACLU) Information for youth when faced with dealing with the court system.

National Youth Rights Association (NTRA) Information about the rights of youth, current issues impact youth, and how youth can take action.

Knowing Your Rights in the Court System

First Amendment Center (Freedom Forum Institute) Our mission: providing resources to help the public understand how: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, and freedom to petition work, and how these freedoms can be protected.

Laws by Juristiction (Legal Information Institute) Links to each state and their corresponding law codes.

Knowing Your State's Laws

Additional Sites to Consider

Students Rights at School (ACLU) An article describing 6 things students need to know about their rights at school.

TeenWorkers: Rights (U.S. Department of Labor) Information about the rights of teen workers and how to stay safe in the workplace.

National Youth Rights Association Learn all about the youth rights movement. This organization deals only with civil rights -- freedom from oppression or discrimination by government, business or other powers -- rather than entitlement rights.

Knowing Your Rights - Disability
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

The Disability Rights Movement (Smithsonian) Information about the current disability movement and the history behind it.

Knowing Your Rights - Disability

A Student's Guide to the IEP (BrainLine) Information for students about what an IEP is, laws regarding the IEP process and how they can be involved.

Peer Connect (Peer Connect) The Peer Connect website is all about peer support and the benefits that peer support can bring. It has lots of great information about joining Peer Support Networks, having choice and control in your life, the NDIS and getting involved with your local community.

Knowing IDEA

The U.S. Department of Justice Guide to Disability Rights Laws (U.S. Department of Justice) This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. To find out more about how these laws may apply to you, contact the agencies and organizations listed below.

The U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page (U.S. Department of Justice) Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) DRA uses litigation, structured negotiations, advocacy, community education, and media to reform systems and practices that discriminate against people with disabilities.

The Council for Disability Rights (The council for disability rights) Videos, information, and resources on various topics involving disability.

Knowing Section 504 and ADA

Additional Sites to Consider
Knowing Disability History
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

Disability Social History Project

Disability History Museum

The Disability Rights Movement

Knowing Disability History

Additional Sites to Consider
Saying It Like It Is
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

Assertive Communication (Region of Peel) Information on the difference between assertive behavior and aggressive behavior, as well as tips on being assertive.

Knowing Ways to Communicate

20 Ways to Describe a Disability to Someone Who Doesn't Understand It (The Mighty) Tips on how to describe a disability to those who don't know about it.

Feeling Uncomfortable

Additional Sites to Consider

Become a Great Communicator (Kids Help Line) Tips and tools for teens to improve their communication skills.

Getting Help
Linked Sites for Youth Referring Page

Teen Advice Help Line Phone Numbers (Teen Health & Wellness) Phone numbers for teens in crisis for the US and Canada.

Teen Advice Online (Teen Line) Advice to teen from teens via text, call, email or message board.

Asking for Help: Getting Past Obstcles (Teens Helps) Helping teens get past obstacles for asking for help.

Children of Alcoholics: The Effects & Coping with the Stress (AlcoholRecovery.org) Information of the effects on youth of alcoholic parents and advice on how youth can cope in this situation.

Getting Help

KASA Resources (Kids As Self Advicates) Resources for youth by youth on various topics regarding self-advocacy.

Finding Help

Additional Sites to Consider

Students Rights (American Civil Liberties Union) Learn about your rights as a teenager.

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