For Families

Adolescent/Young Adult Resources (11-21 years)

Adolescents and young adults range in age from 11 (sometimes referred to a pre-teens or “tweens”) to 21 years. Below are a variety of educational resources for you and your teen to learn more about important health topics such as vaccinations, learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and medicine safety. Click on the links below for more information.  

Adolescent Health Care Transition Resources

Got Transition/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement

Got Transition aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families. Hear what young adult and parent experts have to say about common transition questions and discover new resources to make this process work easier.

Medicine and Vaccine Resources

Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety: Real Facts Real Fast 

NAPNAP, in collaboration with McNeil Consumer Healthcare, developed and executed a national over-the-counter (OTC) medicine safety campaign providing expert advice to providers, teens and parents. Information is available through a microsite featuring several handouts to encourage safe dosing and usage of OTC medication. Go to http://www.realfactsrealfast.org/otc/ to check out the information now. Resources provided through the generous support of McNeil Consumer Healthcare.

Pediatric Medication Safety Education Toolkit

(Developed in partnership with American Academy of Nurse Practitioners)

Safety Matters: Pediatric Medication Safety includes educational material created to support education of parents and caregivers on medication safety. Young children are at great risk for medication errors. It is critical for parents and other caregivers to understand how to administer medications to young children safely and to secure medications. NAPNAP, in partnership with the AANP, provides this educational flipchart, supported by an educational grant from McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Copies of the flipcharts and accompanying tearsheets are available by order and electronic copies may be downloaded.

SAFETY MATTERS (PDF) - The online version of the educational flipchart document is available for download. Only the patient view is included in this version.
SAFETY MATTERS TEARSHEET (PDF) - This two-page handout is used to reinforce key messages from the flipchart. It includes space for individualized notes.

Vaccinations for Children and Teens

Cancer Prevention Resources - learn about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and the vaccine for 11 and 12 year olds that can help prevent cancer.  

Do You Know the Flu? Learn about common myths and the facts related to the flu. 

Vaccines for Kids & Teens: Find many resources related to pediatric vaccines. 

Behavioral Health Resources

Mental Health Facts for Families

Check out NAPNAP's Mental Health Facts webpage to learn about how important mental health screening is and for a variety of additional resources. 

ADHD Conversations

NAPNAP has created an excellent resource that will help teens and families answer common questions about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). View a variety of patient/provider scenarios that answer questions about ADHD. Check out NAPNAP Conversations About ADHD Management and Treatment

Learning Disabilities Navigator

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) launched the LD Navigator, a free comprehensive, online resource guide about learning difficulties and disabilities for parents and pediatric healthcare professionals. As recent studies have found that up to 20 percent of children have a learning difficulty or disability, the demand on pediatric healthcare professionals as the first source for professional screening, diagnosis and information has become an acute need.

Developed in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), the LD Navigator enables pediatric healthcare professionals and parents to navigate a child’s learning difficulty or disability. By delivering expert, evidence-based tools and strategies into the hands of those on the front lines of diagnosis and family support, the LD Navigator brings ready resources to busy pediatric nurse practitioners. Support for the LD Navigator was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation®.

Go to http://ldnavigator.ncld.org/ to learn more.

Bullying Prevention

Find a variety of information about bullying including but not limited to signs of bullying, prevention strategies, how to stop bullying and much more at StopBullying.gov.  

Youth Violence Prevention

Youth violence refers to harmful behaviors that can start early and continue into young adulthood. The young person can be a victim, an offender, or a witness to the violence. Learn more about Youth Violence.

Safety Resources

Summer Safety Tips

Learn tips from the CDC about Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

Home Health & Safety Tips

Check out germ prevention and home safety tips to keep your family healthy and out of harm's way.

Be Prepared

NAPNAP has compiled a variety of resources related to being prepared for all types of disasters and ways to keep your family safe. Go to our Be Prepared webpage.

Back to School Family Checklist 

This excellent back to school checklist was developed by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN).

Other Age Group Resources