Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP)

On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law. This Act amended Title V of the Social Security Act to include a new grant program titled: the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). The purpose of PREP is to enable states to support personal responsibility education programs that positively change the behavior of youth (e.g., delaying sexual activity, increasing condom and/or contraceptive use or reducing pregnancy).

PREP is funded by the Administration of Children and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau. Georgia’s PREP is administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Georgia PREP is designed to educate youth on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The program targets youth ages 10 to 19 who are: in foster care, live in rural areas or in geographic areas with high teen birth rates or come from racial or ethnic minority groups. The program also supports pregnant and parenting teens under age 21. In addition to reducing and preventing teen pregnancy and STIs, the program also assists youth in becoming healthy, responsible, self-sufficient adults by educating them on healthy relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, parent-child communication, educational and career preparation, and healthy life skills.

The Georgia PREP announces the release of the Georgia State PREP Statement of Need (SoN) for Federal Fiscal Year 2017. PREP is accepting applications from existing public and private youth development entities located throughout the state to support them in implementing evidence-based, and medically accurate health education program models. Funded programs must target youth at disproportionate risk between the ages of 10 to 19, and up to 21 if pregnant or parenting. The Georgia Department of Human Services, DFCS, and Personal Responsibility Education Program, reserve the right to make any updates or omissions to this SoN while it is posted, and reserve the right the cancel this SoN at any time. Additionally, the PREP reserves the right to reject any or all proposals upon review and evaluation.

There are currently no funding opportunities available. Additional inquiries may be sent to PREP@dhs.ga.gov.


Free Training Opportunity: Connected Caregiver Trainings 2018

Connected Caregivers:

Day 1: Talking to Teens About Sex & Healthy Relationships
Day 2: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)/Beyond Cultural Competency: Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth

Georgia’s Personal Responsibility Education Program (GA-PREP) is pleased to host a series of 2-day training designed to help adults become a “Connected Caregiver.” These training have been designed specifically for foster parents, CCI and CPA caregivers, case managers and supervisors. This year Georgia PREP will be hosting three Connected Caregiver Trainings (Metro Atlanta, Macon and Savannah). Through funding from the DHS/DFCS PREP program, these trainings are being offered for FREE to the first 50 registrants. Click here for additional registration information.

 **14 hours of Training Credit will be provided**

*Please note participants must be available to attend BOTH days of training.*

  1. Metro Atlanta: February 6-7, 2018
    Location: Fulton County DFCS Office
    1249 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW
    Atlanta, GA 30318
    Register: http://www.rsvpbook.com/CCT2018Atlanta  
     
  2. Macon: March 27-28, 2018 
    Location: Methodist Home
    304 Pierce Ave
    Macon, GA 31204
    Register: http://www.rsvpbook.com/CCT2018Macon
     
  3. Savannah, Georgia: April 17-18, 2018
    Location: Chatham County DFCS Office
    761 Wheaton St.
    Savannah, GA 31401
    Register: http://www.rsvpbook.com/CCT2018Savannah

Questions may be emailed to PREP@dhs.ga.gov