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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

Student Rights in Public High Schools (ACLU) The student rights handbook presented by the ACLU.

U.S. Department of Education (U.S. Department of Education)

Student Rights (Wikipedia)

Knowing Your Rights in School

National Family Resiliency Center, Inc. (formerly Children of Separation and Divorce Center)

DivorceSource.com: A Legal Resource for Divorce

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)

U.S. Department of Labor - Rights of Young Workers (U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA))

Minimum Wage (U.S. Department of Labor)

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

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

Knowing Your Rights in the Court System

FirstGov for Kids (Federal Citizen Information Center)

First Amendment Center

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

Knowing Your State's Laws

Additional Sites to Consider

Civil Rights Resource Guide (Multnomah County Library Homework Center) Links to resources on civil rights for high school youth. The Multnomah County Library Homework Center is an Internet subject directory consisting of Web resources that specifically concentrate on K-12, homework-related subjects. Web resources included on this site are reviewed by reference staff from Multnomah County Library.

TeenWorkers: Rights (U.S. Department of Labor) Lots of information about the rights of teen workers.

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

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)

The U.S. Department of Justice ADA Home Page (U.S. Department of Justice)

Disability Rights Advocates

The Council for Disability Rights

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws (U.S. Department of Justice)

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

Disability Statistics (Cornell University)

Understanding Policy

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

Assertive Communication

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 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.

Reach Out (Reach Out) A website for youth by youth who need someone to reach out to 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

ACLU - Stand Up! (American Civil Liberties Union) Learn about your rights as a teenager.

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