Weekly Update March 15, 2019


Executive Retreat guest presenter to feature Pioneering Work in Evidence-based Community Programs

The New York Foundling, is one of New York City's oldest and largest child welfare agencies that empowers thousands of children and families to live independent, stable, and fulfilling lives.Dr. Sylvia Rowlands, Senior Vice President of Evidence-Based Community Programs at The New York Foundling, is scheduled to present at our Executive Retreat. Dr. Rowlands has led the organization’s use of evidence-based practices, and her pioneering work has made The Foundling a global leader in the field. She manages the world’s largest evidence-based practice portfolio with over 400 licensed professional staff and 200 paraprofessionals under her direction. Under Dr. Rowlands’ leadership, The Foundling created its Implementation Support Center (ISC) and has worked with numerous service providers and governmental entities in the U.S. and abroad to implement effective, evidence-based initiatives, including in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, China, and Japan. She has a twenty-five-year background of social service and health care industry leadership, large system transformation expertise and executive management experience. (read more about the Foundling and ISC at  https://www.nyfoundling.org/home/implementation-support-center-isc/)

reminder - 3/21 cutoff for discounted room reservations The cutoff date to tap into the Jekyll Island Club discounted room rate is March 21. 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.

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We hope to see you all in Jekyll! 

►reminder - 3/22 nomination deadline The Caregiver Recruitment and Retention Unit (CRRU) will host its 4th Annual Foster Caregiver of the Year Award Luncheon during National Foster Care Month in May. They are inviting Child Placing Agency Partners to nominate a family to be honored on behalf of respective provider organizations (Together Georgia, GATS, FFTA, and MAAC). Please submit Together Georgia nominations for consideration by March 22 using the following link.


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.
Sandra Corbin, LCSW,  Erica Davis-Woods, LPC & 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



Member Update March 12, 2019 - Goshen breaks ground on wellness center
Barton Child Law Center - March 11, 2019 - Legislative Update
Voices for Georgia's Children - March 11, 2019 - Legislative Update


GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

Mar 12, 2019 Reminder: Upcoming Caregiver Trainings (MAAC)


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