The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) is a statewide initiative aimed to reduce teen pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted infections in the state of Ohio for youth 14-19 years of age residing in foster care and the juvenile justice systems.
The Ohio PREP Statewide Initiative is funded by The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Service Bureau and administered by the Ohio Department of Health Office of Health Improvement and Wellness, Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health, School and Adolescent Health Program.
The Ohio PREP utilizes a train the trainer model consisting of three steps:
The PREP Instructor Training is two days (12 hours). When an agency staff completes the PREP Instructor Training they are eligible to conduct PREP youth workshops.
PREP is conducted throughout the state of Ohio. The state is divided into 9 different regions. Region 9 is made of the following 9 counties: Morrow, Knox, Union, Delaware, Franklin, Pickaway, Madison, Licking and Fairfield.
Reducing the Risk (RTR), the evidenced-based curriculum, is the foundation for the pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted disease prevention education curriculum.
Other topics include:
Youth must be between the ages of 14 and 19 and reside in a foster care, juvenile justice facility, independent living, or group home and or be linked with the children’s services or the judicial system.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Region 9 PREP conducts PREP youth workshops in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway and Union counties.
Agencies are eligible to participate in the PREP program if they are a foster care agency, juvenile justice facility, agencies that provide services to youth on parole, independent living, group homes and other agencies linked to the judicial system or children services.
If you are not sure if your agency is eligible, please contact us.
For additional information, contact Tammy Derden, Region 9 Project Manager, at (614) 355-0658.
Visit the Meet Our Team page to contact other team members.
Funded by The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Service Bureau and Administered by the Ohio Department of Health Office of Health Improvement and Wellness, Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health, School and Adolescent Health Program.