Torri Childs

Evaluation Consultant – Field Research Associate

Torri Childs joined AMTC in 2015 as an evaluation consultant in the area of field research. In this position, she oversees the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) grant programs, which have included over 25 programs. During her time at AMTC, Childs has also worked with 12 federally funded adolescent pregnancy prevention (APP) programs and four U.S. Department of Labor workforce reentry programs. She is a regular trainer on implementation, evaluation, and community collaboration for APP, SRAE, workforce reentry, and positive youth development (PYD) projects, and provides nonprofit project management for client programs, including developing and implementing policies, procedures, systems, contracts, program budgets, grant-required applications, reports, and more.

Childs previously worked as a program director with Mission West Virginia, overseeing APP, PYD, and family strengthening programs throughout the state of West Virginia. She provided management and supervision of federal and state grants totaling $2.4 million annually.

As an AMTC evaluation consultant, Childs uses her experience to assist AMTC clients to build and maintain professional and collaborative relationships among program partners, service sites, community organizations, public schools, group homes, and other entities related to AMTC clients’ program services. She also assists clients in overseeing program implementation, including curriculum selection, development, and updates; development of innovative program delivery methods; developing and implementing performance measurement and program fidelity systems; monitoring of database entry and support, preparing grant-required documents and reports, overseeing budgets, and facilitating training for staff development.

Childs received two master’s degrees, one in counseling and the other in 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. She has completed training certifications in several areas, including evidence-based APP and healthy relationships and marriage education curricula; trauma-informed care, sexual assault and domestic violence, child maltreatment, and sustainability. She is also a trainer in performance measurement systems.


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


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