Guides and Resources for Adult Parents

Raising a teen is tough. Some people say that the teenage years provide the most difficult time for a parent. Luckily, there is a wealth of resources available to guide parents raising teenagers.

Tennessee Department of Health: Adolescent Health Toolkit

This covers health issues facing teenagers, such as how often they should get check-ups and what kind of immunizations they will need.

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security: Graduated Driver’s License Program

This has information explaining Tennessee’s graduated driver’s license program.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Topics on Raising Teens

This contains a variety of topics facing parents of teens, from alcohol and drug abuse to topics regarding teen health.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Parents are the key to safe teen drivers

This page offers resources for parents teaching their teens how to drive.

U.S. Government: Parents of Teens

There are several links in this portal that cover topics ranging from smoking prevention to college resources.

Real talk—
get vaccinated.

Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.

Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.