Health and Wellness

DCYF’s mission is to partner with families and communities to raise safe and healthy children and youth in a caring environment. Vital to this mission is making sure kids are healthy. The following information can be used as a guide to help children, youth and families make safe choices about their physical and mental health, and their wellness.  


Nutrition and Exercise

Be a Fit Kid

¡Ponte en forma!


Hygiene Basics

Aspectos básicos de la higiene

Healthy Relationships

How Can I Find a Girlfriend or Boyfriend When I'm Older?

¿Cómo podré encontrar pareja cuando sea mayor?

How Do I Tell Somebody I Only Like Them as a Friend?

¿Cómo le digo a alguien que solo me gusta como amigo?

Why Doesn't Anyone Like Me as a Boyfriend/Girlfriend?

¿Por qué no le gusto a nadie?

Sexual Development and Growing Up

Puberty & Growing Up

Pubertad y crecimiento

Substance Abuse and Smoking



What Kids Say About: Tobacco

Qué dicen los niños sobre: El tabaco

What You Need to Know About Drugs


Nutrition and Exercise

Staying a Healthy Weight

Mantener Un Peso Saludable


Hygiene Basics

Aspectos básicos de la higiene

Safe and Healthy Relationships

Abusive Relationships

Relaciones de Maltrato

Sexual Development

Sexual Health

Salud Sexual

Family Planning and Pregnancy Options, Pregnancy, Pre-natal Care and Effective Parenting

Expecting and Parenting in Foster Care: Tips for Youth

Prevention of STDs

STDs and Other Infections

Enfermedades de transmisión sexual y otras infecciones

HIV/ADIS Prevention



Substance Abuse and Smoking

Drugs and Alcohol

Drogas y Alcohol