Weekly Update May 4, 2018

Save the Date - TOGETHER GEORGIA DAY 1/21/2019

Together Georgia Day show cases our member agency services and programs.  This is a no-charge event to TG members for exhibit space and an opportunity to experience face time with legislators.  Every House and Senate legislator receive an invitation that includes information about TG and a list of  TG member agencies. It is a productive and meaningful day.  

Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for additional information and registration forthcoming later this year. 

2018 participants:

Bob Bruder-Mattson, FaithBridge
Linda Coil, Community Connections, Inc.
Brenda Crews, Great Expectations Unlimited, LLC
Milton Brown, Easterchester
Becky Davenport, Bloom Our Youth, Inc.
Wanda Davis    
Alison Evans, The Methodist Home
Carolyn Fjeran, Together Georgia
Matang Gibson. Great Expectations Unlimited, LLC
Falan Herring    
Toreka Hicks    
SheLondra Hilson, Great Expectations Unlimited, LLC
Shelly Hutchinson, The Social Empowerment Center
Tyra Irvine    
Stan Jones, Nelson Mullins
Sandra Leavell, Celine's   
Karl Lehman, Childkind   
Kalie Lounds, CHRIS 180
Hugo Mullins, Family Ties
Brent Newsome, eCaseNotes
Denise Peacock, United Methodist Children's Home
Vonda Prince    
Marsha Reiter,  Bethany Christian Services
Jennifer Shawa    
Dr Latrina Slater, The Social Empowerment Center
Helen Sloat, Nelson Mullins
Chanel Strange  
Juanita Stedman, Together Georgia  
Pam Talley-Coney    Bloom our Youth, Inc.
Richie Watson, eCaseNotes
Kristi Wells,  NECCO
Yulanda Williams, Georgia MENTOR
Kimberly Winston    


Training and Conference Update May 2, 2018 - Effective Supervision
Daily Update May 4, 2018 - Deal signs the FY19 budget
Daily Update May 3, 2018 - Joint Comprehensive Audit 


►next week May 10 Family Foster Care Chapter 10 AM at Creative Community Services
May 17 Family Preservation/Mental Health Provider Chapter 10 AM at Family Ties

Member Calendar - https://togetherga.net/index.php/events/list-by-month/month.calendar/2018/05/04/-


Effective Supervision

Together Georgia Provider Alliance in collaboration with The University of Georgia J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development offers the following training.  

Effective Supervision
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 10:00am - 2:00pm  
Program Description: This 3-hour course will address how to incorporate principles of leadership, professional authority, and performance management into a structured and effective supervisory approach. Additional focus will be provided on how to transition from peer to supervisory role and establish effective boundaries in professional relationships. To aid in learning, a number of complex scenarios will be analyzed to explore how to approach this topic with knowledge and skill.
Presenters: Charlie Safford, LCSW, President, yourceus.com, Inc. and David Meyers, MSW  
CEUs: applied for LMSW, LCSW, and LPC
Location:  Creative Community Services, 1650 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 445, Norcross, GA 30093
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email office@gahsc.org to request code.)  link to registration 
Contact office@gahsc.org

Mark your 2018 calendar for additional training topics:

8/21 - Working with LGBTQ youth
9/18 - Working in a Multigenerational Workplace
TBD -  Telemental Health
12/4 - Autism Spectrum

Georgia Conference on Children and Families 
October 17-19, 2018 - Marriott Augusta


Bethany Christian Services



♦The Social Empowerment Center


♦Community Connections, Inc.
♦Georgia Department of Public Health

♦Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta

show case your agency via Sponsorship

2018 TG/Fanning training
Archived:  TG Salary Survey:  The 2016 survey is now closed.  Click here to view results (You will need to download the document and open it to view all of the columns.)


Please note Together Georgia has a Job Bank to which TG members may post notices on the website at www.togetherga.net.   The system is new and members will need to log in with username and password that was previously provided to member agency directors. (Username is the first initial and last name of agency director; password, if forgotten may be reset - reset will go to the agency director's inbox. )


Together Georgia
 corporate sponsors/partners improve services and can save your agency thousands of dollars annually. click here to review.

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Our MISSION: Together Georgia is a preeminent voice in Georgia's child and family welfare policy-making.

Our VISION: Together Georgia will ensure that member organizations are equipped to serve those that their missions are tied to through distributing emerging data as well as by collaborating with key government figures and pertinent decision makers