Terrell County Facts

Terrell County Facts & Figures

Success For Life (SFL) Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Quality of Life Result Statement:

All Georgia teens are healthy and prepared for a successful transition to adulthood.

THEORY OF CHANGE: If teens graduated from high school on time, remained free of pregnancy
or were not abused, they would successfully transition into healthy adulthood.

Trend Data

49.8% | 2014 Teen Birth Rate, 15-19 years per 1,000 in Terrell County

55.6% | Terrell families, with children live below the federal poverty line.

79.5% | 2014 Rate for Incidences of STD for youth ages 15-19, per 1,000 in Terrell County

Population Indicators Progress

Progress in achieving this result is assessed using the following
headline indicators that apply to the entire teen population in Georgia:

  • High school graduation rate
  • Teen pregnancy rate
  • Teen birth rate
  • Teen STD rate
  • % of families living below poverty level
  • % of child abuse/neglect incidences


In telling the story behind the baselines for the headline indicators, the following secondary indicators are also important:

  • % of children not reading at grade level: achievement gap
  • % children with health insurance
  • % two-parent families, including those where both parents
  • % children raised by family members other than parents
  • % families with children homeless
  • % families with children hungry
  • Children’s ratings of their self-esteem, hope, resiliency

Terrell County ranked #6 in 2012 for the highest rate of teen births for all females ages 15-19 years in the state of Georgia.

Program Results Statement:

Teens in Calhoun County, GA will improve their health by reducing teen pregnancy, teen births, and STD/STIs including HIV/AIDS.

Performance Measures

• Number of youth & parents served
• Number of programs offered
• % of teens who don’t get pregnant/father a child
• % of teens who engage in sexual activity
• % of youth who show an improvement in relationship skills
• % of child abuse/neglect incidences
• % of DV incidences

What Works?

• Evidence-Based teen pregnancy prevention programs
• Positive youth development programs
• Case Management
• Family Therapy
• Parenting/family strengthening programs(Triple P, Fatherhood, etc)
• Individual counseling
• Mental Health

Key Partners

• Terrell County Schools
• Positive Direction
• Terrell Family Connection
• Georgia DFCS)
• Housing Authority of Dawson, Georgia
• Raines Baptist Church
• Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
• Southwest Georgia Public Health District
• Albany Technical College
• Terrell County Parent Academy
• Local Businesses


Strategy 1: Increase the number of youth being served by proven effective teen pregnancy prevention programs and strategies.
Strategy 2: Address parent behaviors that promote the most positive outcomes for children and families through implementation of parent and family support programs.
Strategy 3: Increase the coordination of comprehensive case management that provides access to wrap-around supportive services.
Strategy 4: Advance systems to support data collection, performance measurement, and funding through the collaboration of partners and stakeholders.