Middle Schoolers

It is important for pregnant and parenting programs to know that parents age 14 and under are especially at risk.  There are many issues related to this age group including health risks for both the mother & the baby, lack of parenting skills and issues of consent.  This special population often reports wishing that sexual activity had been delayed until a later age.  Understanding adolescent development is a good base for beginning work with this group of teen parents.

Website Resources
The National Middle School Association
Website for educators and professionals who work with middle school students.

Published Resources