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​​​​​​​​​​​Do you want to learn more about your rights as a student in school? Do you need support and resources? Do you want help talking to your parents, guardians, or caregivers about sensitive health topics? Check out the information and resources below to help you find answers to your questions. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​Know Your Rights

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Need to find resources and support in your area? Use the Template and Instruction Guide to find resources specific to your community where you can access health, mental health, sexual assault, drug and alcohol services and LGBTQ support. Statewide minor rights resources can be found on the reverse side of the Template along with phone numbers of hotlines. Download: Template and Instruction Guide

Teen Health Law offers opportunities for youth to ask questions about their legal rights and responsibilities regarding sex, pregnancy, parenting and related topics. Teen Health Law’s legal team responds to the questions posted online.
Visit: Teen Health Law​
Learn more students’ rights in school. Includes information of First Amendment rights, the rights of immigrant students and students with disabilities, LGBTQ students’ rights, and more.
Visit: ACLU Know Your Rights - Students' Rights
TeenSource.org outlines what topics students should be learning about in school under the California Healthy Youth Act. It includes a form for youth to contact the ACLU and the California Department of Education indicating whether or not they received comprehensive sex education at school.
Visit: 
teensource.org​


​Finding Support and Hotlines
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline​​​:  1-800-273-8255 ​​cell phone in hands.jpg
  • SAMHSA ​National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP(4357)
  • Crisis Text Lin​e​: Text HELLO​​ to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor​​
  • ​LGBTQ+ Youth Support: The Trevor Project​ - Get Help Now​ - Call anytime 24/7​​ 1-866-488-7386​​​ or Text START to 678678​
  • Intimate Partner Violence: Love Is Respect - Call 1-866-331-9474 or Text “LOVEIS” TO 22522 or Chat: loveisrespect.org
  • Sexual Violence/Rape/Incest: RAINN - Call anytime, 24/7: 800-656-HOPE (multi-language)​ or Chat: rainn.org
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: Childhelp - Call anytime, 24/7: (800) 4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)
  • NAMI - Top Helpline Resources

​​Leadership Opportunities

​Are you looking for leadership opportu​​niti​es on your school campus? Check out your school's Friday Night Live (FNL) club. FNL builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities.
Visit: 
Friday Night Live
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​​California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) provides many opportunities for youth to work toward changing the tobacco use culture by providing knowledge, skills, and tools to create local change for healthier communities. 

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