December 2, 2016 – Resource Guide


Anchor lead: Putting resources in one place helps those who care for adolescents, Elizabeth Tracey reports

Y2CONNECT is the name of a comprehensive, online resource also accessible by smartphone apps that brings together programs designed to keep teenagers healthy and engaged. Arik Marcell, an adolescent medicine expert at Johns Hopkins, describes the need.

Marcell: We have small resource guides but really no comprehensive guide like this that helps to compile across all health as well as arts, work and recreation type programs so that it’s easy for professionals who work with youth, parents as well as youth themselves to access and learn about resources for them in the city.  :23

Marcell says Y2CONNECT is not limited to Baltimore.

Marcell: This is a model for how one can do it not only here in the city but also in other cities like Baltimore.  :06

Marcell says because of its online nature, adolescents anywhere can access Y2CONNECT to get information.  At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.