Training Update November 25, 2019

LGBTQ youth 12/5 and FFPSA 12/10

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

Working with LGBTQ youth

Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Program Description: This session provides tools for working with LGBTQ+ clients, families, colleagues, and other organizations, including our own perceptions and realities of the world at large.  Focus of the session will be cultural humility, terminology around identities, and how we may provide culturally humble services. 
Trainers: Linda Ellis, Executive Director, The Health Initiative and David Meyers
Location: CHRIS 180; Delta Conference Room; 1030 Fayetteville Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
CEs applied for: 3.5 CEUs (MSW, MFT, LPC) 
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email to request code.) link to registration

How to decipher the federal Family First Preservation and Services Act and its implications for child welfare providers 

December 10, 2019 10am-2pm
Program Description: This 4-hour program will provide mid-level managers and supervisors with an understanding of how the federal government is seeking to improve child welfare outcomes through the Federal Family Preservation and Services Act (FFPSA).  This session is specifically geared to the program and operations staff who have the experience and expertise to influence program approach and design within their agency, and the role that their agency plays in supporting children and families who come in contact with the child welfare system.  We will discuss the values that the federal legislation places on establishing standards of good practice, implementing program models that have evidence to demonstrate their effectiveness, and keeping children in a family setting when out of home care is required, among others. Participants will be asked to reflect on these values and their consistency with their agency’s own values, leading to a discussion of how your agency evaluates risks and opportunities presented by public policies and funding.
Trainer: Gabrielle Sheely, GKS Consulting
Location: Christian City, 7501 Red Oak Rd Union City, GA 30291
CEUs applied for (3.5 for LPC, LMFT, and Social Work)
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email to request code.) link to registration



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2020 Georgia Conference on Children and Families October 14-16 at Marriott Augusta

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