Weekly Update March 29, 2019

Together Georgia Annual Membership Meeting

Each year, in tandem with the Executive Retreat, we hold our annual membership meeting.  One of the primary agenda items is the election of the board members.  The 2019 Annual Membership meeting is scheduled April 22 1:00-1:30 at Jekyll Island Club followed by the Annual Executive Retreat (registration for the retreat is required — see below).  The following for your review is the proposed slate of officers.

2019 Together Georgia Slate of Officers

President —  Alison Evans, The Methodist Home
Vice President — Cindy Simpson, CHRIS 180
Secretary — Nonyem Drayton, Bethany Christian Services
Treasurer — Sally Buchanan, Creative Community Services
Immediate Past President — Karl Lehman, Childkind  


Child Caring Institution —  Sheri Cody, Twin Cedars
Child Placing Agency —  Brian Russell, Childkind
Family Preservation and Support Services/Intensive Residential Provider — Nikki Raymond, Georgia HOPE
Mental Health Service Provider – Hugo Mullins, Family Ties
At Large — Emily Acker, Hillside
At Large — Tanya Anderson, Youth Villages
At Large — Stacie Conliffe, National Youth Advocate Program
At Large — David Cobb, Broken Shackle
At Large — Scott Merritt, Murphy Harpst
At Large —-  John Moeller, Inspiritus

Chair – Karl Lehman, Childkind (Bylaws require naming Past President as Chair)
Dewanda Jackson, Marvelous Light Consultants, LLC
Oldfield Jean, Still Waters
Nashon McPherson, Georgia Center for Youth/Rescare
Racquelle Grant, Georgia Agape

April 22 & 23, 2019
Jekyll Island Club​​​​


1:00-2:15pm   Annual Membership Meeting
                       Karl Lehman, Board President
                       Juanita Stedman, Executive Director                        

2:15-3:15pm    Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
                        Tom Rawlings, DFCS Director

3:00-3:15pm    Break

3:15-3:45pm    Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPAS)
                        Gabrielle Sheely, GKS Consulting, LLC

4:30-6:00pm   Networking Reception

6:00pm            Check-in
                        Dinner on own                        


7:45-8:30am    Breakfast

8:30-9:30am    FFPSA Initiatives - Provider Panel
9:30-9:45am    Break

9:45-11:15am  Dr. Sylvia Rowlands, Founder, Implementation Support Center

11:15-11:30    Wrap Up & Closing
                        Karl Lehman, TG Board President                        


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


Building Effective Teams

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

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm  
Program Description:  Working together is crucial to ensure the best outcomes for children in care. This interactive session will help participants identify their personal styles, understand how their work preferences may impact others, and identify methods to improve professional and client relationships
Presenters:  Brenda Leahy, EdD and David Meyers, MSW 
CEs: applied for LMSW, LCSW, and LPC
Location: Creative Community Services. | 1650 Oakbrook Drive | 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

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

A Morning with Judges
May 18 9 a.m. - 12 noon - This foster parent training, offered via Faithbridge,  is free  and provides 3 CEU’s — link to registration and additional information.  

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

 GCCF CALL for PRESENTATIONS due April 30, 2019



Daily Update March 28, 2019 - Pending tax legislation that would affect nonprofits
Daily Update March 28, 2019 - TODAY at 2:00 p.m.  FFPSA webinar part 7
Member Update March 27, 2019 - Together Georgia welcomes new member, Mercy's Door Children's Homes
Daily Update March 26, 2019 - Data Analytics Center gets unanimous Senate approval

Barton Child Law Center - March 25, 2019 - Legislative Update
CWLA - The President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request
Voices for Georgia's Children - March 25, 2019 - Legislative Update

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

Mar 28, 2019 Amerigroup Webinar Training Sessions for Providers -- April 2019


►Have you taken the survey? FFPSA survey

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.

An email newsletter as a public service Editor   

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