Guidelines for Working with Teens

Teens have unique needs related to their developmental stage, their relationships, and teen culture. This section provides information about brain development, teen relationships, and making your services teen-friendly. It also addresses some of the confidentiality and mandated reporting concerns service providers have as they work with teens.

  • Overview
  • Understanding Teens
  • The Nature of Teen Relationships
  • Age Disparities with Partners
  • Creating a Teen-Friendly Service Environment
  • Using Natural Opportunities for Outreach
  • Confidentiality and Mandated Reporting
  • What to Do When You Must Make a Report
  • Resources

Pregnant Survivors Practice Guidelines – Working With Teens (pdf)