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Adolescent Health

Personal Responsibility Education Program

teen couple looking at each other The purpose of the federally funded Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), is to educate adolescents on abstinence, contraception, and other adult preparation topics. The goal is to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS. States are encouraged to serve youth ages 10-19 who:

  • Live in geographic areas with high teen birth rates
  • Youth in or aging out of foster care or the juvenile justice system
  • Homeless/ runaway/out of school youth
  • Pregnant or parenting youth
  • Youth with HIV/AIDS. 

DHEC is the administrator of South Carolina’s PREP funding. DHEC has contracted with the SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to award mini-grants to organizations and agencies through a Request for Proposal process. Each site must demonstrate the need for PREP funding in their community and their capacity to implement an evidence-based curriculum to the youth population there. The approved curricula are:

Resources:

For more information contact: 
Martha Hinson, MSW, LMSW  
PREP Grant Coordinator
hinsonme@dhec.sc.gov 
(803) 898-0405