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Torri Childs

Field Research Associate

Torri Childs has worked alongside AMTC since 2008 to provide management and supervision of three federal grants and one state grant (totaling $2.4 million annually) in the areas of teen pregnancy prevention, healthy relationship education, and positive youth development. During this time, she also served as a liaison for three Sub-Awardee project supervisors.

Torri has direct experience operating teen pregnancy, positive youth development, and healthy relationship education programs throughout the state of West Virginia. In this role, she built and maintained professional and collaborative relationships among program partners, program service sites, and community organizations, including public schools, group homes, the juvenile justice department, Workforce Investment Boards, financers, and other entities related to program services. She also developed innovative program delivery methods, assisted with curriculum development and updates, and oversaw program implementation. Additionally, Torri was responsible for contract development and monitoring, database monitoring and support, preparation of all grant-required applications and reports, budget oversight, and facilitating training for staff development.

Since starting at AMTC, Torri has taken a leadership role in overseeing five federally funded teen pregnancy prevention programs, five federally funded sexual risk avoidance education programs, and three U.S Department of Labor workforce reentry programs. Torri is a regular trainer on implementation, evaluation, and community collaboration for teen pregnancy prevention, sexual risk avoidance, workforce reentry, and positive youth development projects.

Torri received two master’s degrees in Counseling and Sports Psychology at West Virginia University, and earned her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Exercise & Sports Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Expertise

  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Youth Risk Prevention/Positive Youth Development
  • Healthy Marriage/Relationship Education
  • Offender Reentry
  • Trauma-Informed Approaches
  • Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education/Family-Strengthening

Skills

  • Collaboration & Partnership Formation
  • Program Development, Training and Management – curriculum, sustainability, staffing
  • Evaluation Design and Administration – logic model, online database, surveys, focus groups, staff monitoring, fidelity monitoring
  • Federal Reporting
  • Grant Writing