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Al-A-Teen - 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 times.
http://www.al-anon.org/alateen.html

 

Body and 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.
http://www.bam.gov/

 

Fountain graphic Can We Talk? - This site has a section for teens and one for parents. Resources also available in Spanish.
http://www.neahin.org/canwetalk/index.html

 

Day One - 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.
http://www.day-one.org

 

Facts on Tap — This site offers information to teenagers who use alcohol, or who were raised in a family where alcohol was abused.
http://www.factsontap.org

 

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”.
http://www.goodwillnne.org/

 

Ingraham 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. 
http://www.ingraham.org/needhelp/yellow.html

 

Kennebec 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.
Waterville: (207) 859-1582, Skowhegan: (207) 474-8487, ext. 2534

 

Fountain graphic Kids 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.
http://www.fvkasa.org

 

Maine Mentoring Partnership - A partnership of government and public and private providers to promote youth mentoring programs in Maine.
www.mainementoring.org

 

Maine Youth Suicide Prevention - This website provides information and resources about suicide prevention to youth, people working with youth, and the public in general.
http://www.maine.gov/suicide/

 

Midlands Youth Directory - Even though based in another state, teens in Maine may find it contains useful information.
http://www.palmettohealth.com/community/copa/youth_directory/

 

National Center for Learning Disabilities - This site has tips for living, learning, and working for teens and adults with learning disabilities.
http://www.ncld.org/index.php?option=com_search&Itemid=456246

 

National 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.
http://www.ncwd-youth.info/

 

National 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!
http://www.nichcy.org

 

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

http://www.newbeginmaine.org/

 

Spurwink School - 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.
http://www.spurwink.org/

 

STRIVE- PSL - This Portland based organization provides services for teens with disabilities in the greater Portland community, providing social opportunities.
http://www.pslstrive.org

 

Talking with Kids - Tips, ideas, resources for talking with kids about tough issues. English and Spanish.
http://www.talkingwithkids.org

 

Turn Beauty Inside Out - This site deals with eating disorders amongst teen girls and how the media can affect the views that adolescent girls have of themselves.
http://www.about-face.org

 

Youth Leadership Advisory Team - 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.
http://www.ylat.org

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