Acknowledgment of resources and materials

The following represents a list of resources, articles and materials used as sources of information in this website. They are listed by categories in alphabetical order.

These references are not written in any formal referencing style (such as the reference styles used by purist pedagogies like Paulo Freire). They are listed only to acknowledge sources of information used here.

For some topic sections of this website, references are contained in the posts themselves or in a specific reference post. Eventually, all posts will contain their own references and our Acknowledgement pages will be integrated into the topic sections.

General sources for health related articles:

  • Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education
  • MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

Teen acne sources:

  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Health Information,
  • WebMD, Acne Health Center,
  • LiveStrong, Acne and Testosterone,
  • LiveStrong, What are the benefits of selenium for acne?
  •, Zinc status and serum testosterone levels of healthy adults,
  •, Insulin resistance and acne: a new risk factor for men,

Teen ADHD sources:

  • WebMD, ADHD in Teens,
  •, Teenagers with ADHD,
  • National Resource Center on ADHD, ADHD and Teens: Information for Parents,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ADHD,

Teen eating disorders sources:

  • WebMD, Signs of an Eating Disorder,
  • MayoClinic, Anorexia Nervosa,
  • MayoClinic, Bulimia Nervosa,
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified,

Teen depression sources:

  •, Australia’s national depression initiative
  • SAVE, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide
  • Family Therapy with a Depressed Adolescent Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2009 January; 6(1): 32–37,
  • Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression

Teen driving sources:

  • Medline Plus, Safe driving for teens,
  • US department of health and human services, centers for disease control and prevention, national center for health statistics,
  •, online vehicle history information bureau for Australian used car buyers,
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics, Risk taking by young people,
  • The Telegraph,
  •, Teenage Car Insurance Will Cost You a Bundle,
  • MoneyNing, 7 Types of Car Insurance for Teenagers,
  •, Guide to Different Types of Car Insurance,
  •, Types of Car Insurance,

Teen jobs sources:

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor’s Desk, Median weekly earnings by age, sex, race, and ethnicity,
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor’s Desk, Unemployment rate by major worker group,
  • Forbes, The Best Paying Summer Jobs,
  • New Jersey 101.5, How Much Do Babysitters Get Paid?, 
  • Job Interview, High Paying Jobs for Teenagers,

Teen life skills sources:

  • Center for Applications of Psychological Types, Jung’s Theory of Psychological Types and the MBTI® Instrument,
  • Edge of, Keirsey Temperament versus Myers Briggs Personality Types,

Teen nutrition sources:

  • Family, Your Teen’s Nutritional Needs,
  • Weight Control Information Network, Take Charge of Your Health – A Guide for Teenagers,
  •, How Many Calories Should a Teen Eat Today,
  • Canadian Paediatric Society, Caring for Kids, Dieting Information for Teenagers,
  • Michael Van Straten, Superfoods for Teenagers,
  • WebMD, List of 10 Super Foods

Teen pregnancy sources:

  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, FAQ103 Especially for Teens
  • Better Health Channel Victoria, health and medical information site that is fully funded by the State Government of Victoria (Australia)
  • Father & Child NZ, the Support Needs of Teen Fathers,
  • NZ Ministry of Social Development, Supporting Teen Fathers,
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Child Welfare Information Gateway
  • WebMD, Which Birth Control Methods are Best for Teenagers?,

Teen safe sex sources:

  • Mayo Clinic, STD testing: What is right for you?
  • NHS Choices, UK, online resource center for the National Health Service UK
  • World Health Organization, Condoms for HIV
  • Government of Western Australia,
  • WebMD, Long Term Birth Control New Implants and Patches,
  • Chicago Tribune, IUDs, implants encouraged for teenage girls,,0,4139117.story#sthash.2ZX4ag7L.dpuf