|Living in the Community > Teens|
This website is combined with Al-Anon for relatives and friends of alcoholics.
To find a support group in ME, click on Al-A-Teen meetings in area, then
click ME, then click the Maine area website to display Al-A-Teen meeting
Mind Center - This
is a teen-designed site from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. Information about health and development concerns in
a fun format.
Can We Talk?
- This site has a section
for teens and one for parents. Resources also available in Spanish.
- This organization
is a Portland resource for teens and their families who are dealing with
the issue of substance abuse. With various programs and residential settings,
they offer a variety of programs to help teens.
on Tap — This
site offers information to teenagers who use alcohol, or who were
raised in a family where alcohol was abused.
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England - Goodwill Industries of Northern New England helps people with disabilities live more independently. Our mission is “through employment, residential, educational and support services, Goodwill works to enhance the social and economic independence of people with disabilities and others who experience barriers to such independence”.
Teen Yellow Pages - This
listing of resources for Maine teens covers substance abuse, employment,
eating disorders, education, suicide, depression, abuse and neglect, teen
dating violence, and volunteering for teens.
Valley Community Action Program-Adolescent Services -
This is a free, voluntary program for pregnant and parenting teens under
age 20 who live in Kennebec and Somerset counties.
as Self Advocates — KASA is a national, grassroots
network of youth with special needs and their friends, speaking
on their own behalf. The site includes forums for youth to speak
out, artwork by youth, and updates on news and rallies.
A partnership of government and public and private providers to promote
youth mentoring programs in Maine.
Youth Suicide Prevention -
This website provides information and resources about suicide prevention
to youth, people working with youth, and the public in general.
Even though based in another state, teens in Maine may find it contains
Center for Learning Disabilities
- This site has tips for living, learning, and working for
teens and adults with learning disabilities.
Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
This site wants to assist in "making the connection between youth with
disabilities and employment." It has materials for youth, employers and
businesses, parents and policymakers.
Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities -
NICHCY is a national information center that provides information on children
and disabilities. It includes publications, state resources, and a page
for teens to connect and chat called Zigawhat!
New Beginnings — This organization is based in Lewiston and serves youth ages 12-21. They have a drop-in center, crisis counseling, training, and other services for teens. They are located at 436 Main Street, Lewiston. Voice: (207) 795-4077
- Spurwink assists
teens experiencing emotional, behavioral and/or developmental difficulties
to achieve their potential. Services include counseling and independent
living in a day-treatment setting.
- This Portland
based organization provides services for teens with disabilities in the
greater Portland community, providing social opportunities.
Talking with Kids - Tips,
ideas, resources for talking with kids about tough issues. English and
Turn Beauty Inside
This site deals with eating disorders amongst teen girls and how the media
can affect the views that adolescent girls have of themselves.
Youth Leadership Advisory
This site represents a team of Maine youth in care, ages 14-21, engaged
in the education of the general public, caregivers and peers regarding
the needs of children and young adults in the child welfare system.