PREP Mission & Vision

Mission - PREP serves the larger goals of the Georgia Department of Human Services by providing high risk youth in Georgia free access to evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and supplemental adult preparation subjects.

 

Vision - To serve the larger goals of the Georgia Department of Human Services through a unified state effort, targeting high risk youth populations that are most vulnerable for pregnancies and STI’s or otherwise have special circumstances, including (1)youth in foster care, (2)pregnant and parenting youth under 21, (3)youth residing in areas with high teen birth rates, and (4)culturally underrepresented youth populations including Hispanic, and African American youth. Overall Goal- To reduce the occurrence of pregnancy, HIV and STI’s among high risk youth ages 10-19 who participate in PREP

Short-Term Outcomes: 

  • 80% of youth participants will demonstrate increased knowledge and awareness of teen pregnancy, HIV and STI prevention
  • 70% of youth participants will demonstrate an increased understanding of strategies and skills needed to develop healthy intimate partner relationships that delay sexual intercourse.
  • 80% of youth participants will report an increased intention to abstain from sexual intercourse.
  • 80% of youth participants will report an increased intention to use condoms/contraceptives when sexually active.

Long-Term Outcomes: 

  • Reduce teen pregnancy rate by 5% for youth in foster care in the 10 PREP targeted counties. 
  • To reduce birth rate by 5% among youth in the 10 PREP targeted counties. 
  • To reduce HIV/STI by 5% among youth in the 10 PREP targeted counties.