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.
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
Progress in achieving this result is assessed using the following
headline indicators that apply to the entire teen population in Georgia:
In telling the story behind the baselines for the headline indicators, the following secondary indicators are also important:
• 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
• 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
• 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.