School Resources

In the hope of reaching teens before a pregnancy occurs, the Michigan Department of Human Services' Office of Child Support developed a teaching packet for teens called "The Responsibilities of Parenting - R U Ready?" The materials in the packet were designed to help teens understand the necessary time, energy, and tough decisions that come with parenting. "R U Ready?" emphasizes that a baby is a lifetime commitment and indicates the importance of appropriate timing and parental preparation before having a child. The material encourages teens to consider the realities of parenthood and encourages them to make choices that improve their chances of academic and personal success.

"R U Ready?" was designed for students in grades 9-12, but may be adapted to teens in other community settings.

The "R U Ready?"  Teaching Packet  includes: 

Additional supplemental material is available in Child Support Forms and Publications.