Weekly Update April 12, 2019

Understanding the Health and Mental Health Care Needs of Children in Foster Care

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Program Description:  Amerigroup is Georgia's provider of health and mental health care for children in foster care.  By analyzing claim data, Amerigroup has identified the most common health and mental health diagnoses for Georgia's youth.  this session will focus on those common diagnoses, symptoms and manifestations, as well as treatment strategies with an emphasis on real-world solutions.  Amerigroup representatives will be on hand to answer questions and troubleshoot Medicaid issues that providers may be experiencing.

Presenters: Amerigroup
CEs: applied for LMSW, LCSW, and LPC

Location: Georgia HOPE,203 Woodpark Place Building B (2nd floor) Woodstock, 30188
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email office@gahsc.org to request code.) link to registration at https://www.regonline.com/tra20190521

Contact: office@gahsc.org


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

3:15-4:15pm    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


5/21/2019          Health and Mental Health Issues of Foster Care (see above)
8/13/2019          Telemental Health
9/24/2019          Cultural Competence
10/8/2019          Effective Supervision
12/3/2019          Strategic Planning Processes

DHS Community Partnerships - Faith and Nonprofit meeting
April 18 - link to flyer

Empowered to Connect Conference
Friday, April 26th & Saturday, April 27th - link to flyer

Region 10 Youth Town Hall 
April 30 - link to flyer
►for all Region 10 providers

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



Barton Child Law Center -April 8, 2019 - Legislative Update
Voices for Georgia's Children - April 8, 2019 - Legislative Update

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

Apr 11, 2019 Foster Family Appreciation - Please Share a Foster Family Story
Apr 11, 2019 AGP Behavioral Health Quick Reference Card
Apr 9, 2019 PBP Reporting Deadline -- March 2019 Data
Apr 9, 2019 Child Welfare Services Manual Transmittals No. 2019-02 and 2019-03
Apr 8, 2019 IMPACT session for certified trainers: upcoming sessions
Apr 5, 2019 Practice Matters May 17th -- Register Now
Apr 5, 2019 After-Hours Emergencies


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