Resources for Parents

Frustrated? Overwhelmed? Not sure where to turn when it comes to figuring out your teen or adolescent? PHD is here to help. Along with our Educational Outreach programs for parents, teens and kids we’ve put together a comprehensive list of resources for you to learn from.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sexually Transmitted Infection information:

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (for parents)

The Department of Health and Human Services
Parents Speak Up Program
(practical guide to enrich your relationship with your children)

American Social Health Association (ASHA)

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)


“Inside the Teenage Brain,” Frontline, PBS Home Video:

“The Merchants of Cool: A Report on the Creators & Marketers of Popular Culture for Teenagers,” Frontline, PBS Home Video:


Internet acronyms and text message shorthand

Lyrics to songs

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

Love is Not AbuseLiz Claiborne Inc.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline


Grossman M.D., Miriam, Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness is Her Profession Endangers Every Student, Penguin Group, New York, NY, 2006, 2007

Pipher Ph.D., Mary, Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, Random House, NY, 1995

Kelsey, Candice, Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence, Marlow and Company, 2007

Meeker, Margaret, M.D., Restoring the Teenage Soul, McKinley & Mann, MI, 1999

Meeker, Meg, M.D., Epidemic: How Teen Sex is Killing Our Kids, LifeLine Press, Washington, DC, 2002

Meeker, Meg, M.D., Epidemic: Raising Great Teens in a Toxic Sexual Culture, LifeLine Press, Washington, DC, 2004

Richardson, Justin, M.D. and Schuster, Mark A., M.D., Ph.D., Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (but were afraid they’d ask), Three Rivers Press, New York, NY, 2003

Steyer, James P., The Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media’s Effect on Our Children, Atrium Books, New York, NY, 2002