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International sources on youth health

New Zealand Association for Adolescent Health Development
Website: http://www.nzaahd.org.nz/
NZAAHD is a national network organisation for people working with young people (those aged 12 to 25) in health, education, social work and other sectors to promote adolescent health and development.

International Association for Adolescent Health
Website: http://www.iaah.org
IAAH is a multidisciplinary, non-government organisation with a broad focus on youth health and aims to improve the understanding of the importance of youth health in each region of the world.

Search Institute: Practical research benefiting children and youth
Website
: http://www.search-institute.org/
This North American organisation is independent, nonprofit, and nonsectarian and aims to advance the well-being of adolescents and children by generating knowledge and promoting its application. 'At the heart of the institute's work is the framework of 40 Developmental Assets which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.' Healthy Communities - Healthy Youth (HCHY) is an annual event of the Search Institute.

CyberIsle: Teen health website
Website: http://www.cyberisle.org
The TeenNet project is based at the University of Toronto. The website was developed by teens, for teens, and addresses teen health and social issues in an anonymous, nonjudgmental environment. Developed in a harm reduction framework, CyberIsle gives youth access to current, reliable information about health issues, teen chat groups, self assessment and guided change, and health-related games.