Senior Capstone

For my capstone, I decided that I wanted to be able to help make teenage struggles a little easier. We can go through things  and deal with a lot of different hardships on our own. I decided to make a pamphlet with different resources that teens may use if they are struggling with physical health, mental health, and emotional health. My pamphlet gives resources like Planned Parenthood and what things they provide for teens (boys and girls). I also put things in there like free health clinics that they can go to as well as dental work they can get done if they don’t have insurance. I provide teens with ways to get STD/STI tester for FREE as well as where they can get it cured for FREE. For women, I provided where you can free birth control and the basic exams that women need. As you flip through the pamphlet you’ll see that I have adolescent drug abuse counselors and hotlines that you may call if you are finding yourself going down that path. There’s suicide hotlines as well as people that will talk to them about the things that could possibly be going through. I decided to do this because at one point and time it was hard for me not having health insurance and things like that and I had to learn a lot of these things on my own. Last but not least I provided how you can apply for health insurance through the state once you turn 18 like I did.

Annotated Bibliography

Adolescent Doctor Steven Smitcht

He is my doctor and I will be interviewing him and asking for his honest and professional opinion. This will really help me because I need professional opinions on talking to your kids about sex. I will also be asking him about any teenage drug abuse that he has seen and some of the signs of teenage drug addiction because I know that parents don’t to just hear from me. They want to hear from someone that has been to college for these things and have degrees.

Community Service Director Kayla

I am interviewing Kayla because she works with troubled youth that has dealt with drug addiction in teens. She takes troubled teens that have been through a lot and has them do community service and also talk to other troubled teens. I know that is something that would be good for my pamphlet because it kills two birds in one stone. I know that parents may want to get their child involved in this program.

Chanell.baylor. "National Helpline." Stages of Community Readiness | SAMHSA. May 14, 2014. Accessed January 25, 2019.

The reason behind me using this source is because some kids don’t have someone to talk to about the things that they may be going through. There are sometimes deeper reasons behind kids trying and abusing drugs. Some kids could be going through many different things that they don’t know how cope with. They turn to using drugs and then as time progresses it turns into drug abuse. This will be one of my resources in my pamphlet. This is one of the things that kids can use as many times that they would like and at any time of the day.

Eyre, Linda. "How to Talk to Your Child About Sex: It's Best to Start Early, but It's Never Too Late -- A Step-by-Step Guide for Every Age." Amazon. November 29, 1999. Accessed January 25, 2019.

This is a book that is found on Amazon that will mainly be geared to parents. I will also be using this inside of my pamphlet. This book tells parents the many different ways that they can approach their child about sex. She explains that it is a very important conversation that needs to be held with your child. This will be one of those things that will back up one of my opinions. I myself will talk about my feelings behind talking to your child and how my grandmother explained these things to me.

Office of Adolescent Health. "Pennsylvania Adolescent Reproductive Health Facts." May 30, 2017. Accessed January 25, 2019.

In my pamphlet, I know that I need to have real statistics and also have facts. This website gives information that is needed to back up my teen pregnancy argument. I want parents to talk to their kids about protected sex and the resources they can use in order to prevent teen pregnancy and hopefully with using this website and the information on it I can convince parents that talking to their kids can have these rates go down. They have the race and also the ages that teen pregnancy is most common as well. They give different years and their pregnancy rates at the time.

Parenthood, Planned. "Birth Control Methods & Options | Types of Birth Control." Planned Parenthood. Accessed January 25, 2019.

Birth control is one of the best things to prevent teen pregnancy. This is one of the sources that I will be using in my pamphlet for the students to educate teenage girls about birth control. This website explains the many different types of birth control as well as its side effects. Planned Parenthood allows teenage girls especially minors get free birth control. They also don’t need parents permission and they won’t turn you down if you don’t have health insurance. This is one of those things that allow young women to feel like they have some freedom over their bodies without having to go to their parents.

Parenthood, Planned. "STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines Services." Planned Parenthood. Accessed January 25, 2019.

This will be in the students and the parent's pamphlet. I decided to use it in the students because Planned Parenthood allows teenagers to get free STD testing. This is a completely confidential process. They allow you to use your information and things like that when results come back. They also provide medicine to treat certain STDs for free as well. I decided to put this in the parents' pamphlet too because I feel like parents should read up about the resources that are out there for their children. I also feel like parents can take advantage of this as well.

"Philadelphia Substance Abuse Therapist - Substance Abuse Therapist Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania - Substance Abuse Counseling Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania." Psychology Today. Accessed January 25, 2019.

This website will be inside the students and parents pamphlets. I decided to put this in the students is because I want them to be able to contact someone for help if they end up seeing that they need help on their own. I feel as though most of the time people don’t see when they are abusing drugs but maybe if someone sees this link and just sat back and think about their activities they may see that they have been using drugs more than recreational. I want this for parents because they most likely will be the one noticing something that is off with their child and can contact these health professionals.

"Talk to Your Kids about Sex." Accessed January 25, 2019.

Although I have a resource close to this one, I decided that this will be a good source as well for parents because this website give different pointers and different ways to talk to your child. They give bullet points on different ways to talk depending on the way your child takes certain information. In this they also explain why talking to your child really makes a difference and that is something that I really wanted inside of my pamphlet. This website also gives different websites that talk about STDs very detailedly

Sex education teacher Pia Martin

I will be interviewing Mrs.Martin because she teaches sexual education to high schoolers. She talks about many different STDs and outcomes of unprotected sex. She talks about the different birth controls and places you can get them. She talks about teen drug addiction and drug addiction in general. She speaks about the real problems that people she knows has encountered.

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