Weekly Update March 22, 2019


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.  

►next week 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

4/11/2019          Building Effective Teams
5/21/2019          Health and Mental Health Issues of Foster Care
8/13/2019          Telemental Health
9/24/2019          Cultural Competence
10/8/2019          Effective Supervision
12/3/2019          Strategic Planning Processes

►due today 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.


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/)

Please link here to register for the retreat AND call the hotel to make your room reservation 912-635-2600

Click here to review agenda. - 
We hope to see you all in Jekyll! 

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




Daily  Update March 20, 2019 - FFPSA survey
Daily Update March 19, 2019 - 15th Annual DHS Charity Golf Tournament
Weekly Update March 15, 2019 -
Executive Retreat guest presenter to feature Pioneering Work in Evidence-based Community Program
Barton Child Law Center - March 18, 2019 - Legislative Update
Voices for Georgia's Children - March 18, 2019 - Legislative Update

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

Mar 20, 2019 15th Annual DHS Charity Golf Tournament
Mar 19, 2019 Cost Report Training Sessions


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