Weekly Update March 1, 2019


Are you registered for the 2019 Executive Retreat?

DFCS Director, Tom Rawlings is confirmed for the retreat scheduled April 22 & 23 at the Jekyll Island Club. Gabrielle Sheely, our Family First Prevention Service Act consultant is also invited. 

The retreat is designed to create a positive atmosphere in which thought leaders engage in meaningful and productive dialogue with our members to improve collaboration and practices for those whom we serve. Family Preservation Services Act implementation discussion will be front and center at this year's event.  The retreat will be filled with opportunity for you and your senior staff to engage in meaningful conversations with child welfare leaders. There will be ample opportunities to network with your colleagues while you enjoy the beautiful and relaxed setting at the Jekyll Island Club. We trust you will leave the retreat encouraged and rested to better face tomorrow’s challenges.

please note Our calendars flipped to March today, which means we are days away from the deadline to tap into the Jekyll Island Club discounted room reservations. Please link here to register for the retreat AND call the hotel to make your room reservation 912-635-2600. Our room block includes Sunday-Tuesday evening. A few members noted that Monday is the day after Easter. Hopefully, many of you can arrive Sunday evening but it not, you should have ample time to make the drive Monday morning to arrive in time for the TG Annual Membership meeting 1:00 p.m..  Board members should plan to arrive early for their Monday morning meeting. The retreat will conclude at noon on Tuesday. 

We hope to see you all in Jekyll! 


Daily Update February 28, 2019 - Foster Caregiver TG nomination due March 22
Provider Update  February 28, 2019 - From the Office of Child Advocate for Georgia's Children
Voices for Georgia's Children - February 25, 2019 - Legislative Update

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

Feb 27, 2019 Georgia SHINES Service Alert
Feb 26, 2019 Materials from the CPA Partnership training
Feb 25, 2019 March Amerigroup Training
Feb 25, 2019 External Stakeholders Child Welfare Policy Review/Survey - 14.1 Resource Development: Safety and Quality Standards


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

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm  
Program Description:  This training will explore how strategic practices, collaboration, and engagement positively affect educational opportunities, support and outcomes for youth in care.
Presenters: MAAC & David Meyers, MSW 
CEs: applied for LMSW, LCSW, and LPC
Location: TBD
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

Georgia Conference on Children and Families 
October 28-30, 2019 - Marriott Augusta



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. )


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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