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 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, she 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. Torri has also served as a trainer for teen pregnancy prevention and healthy marriage and relationship education projects. She received her 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.