Weekly Update May 5, 2019


Tracking the Family First Prevention Services Act

1) The Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Handbook of Standards and Procedures is now available online:

2) National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Family First Updates And New Legislation includes:

  • Family First Prevention Services Act 2019 and 2018 Legislation
    GA H 30 (Enacted Chapter 3)

    Summary: Provides funds to assess the readiness of congregate foster care settings to become accredited qualified residential treatment programs pursuant to the passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA).

    GA S 225 (To Governor)

    Summary: Adds a definition for “family and permanency team” to statute. Aligns Georgia standards for “qualified individuals” and “qualified residential treatment programs” with the standards in Family First. Creates procedures for placing a child in a qualified residential treatment program in line with the procedures in Family First.

  • Family First Prevention Services Update: Kinship Care Navigator Programs

  • Family First Prevention Services Update: Model Licensing Standards

  • Family First Prevention Services Update: Prevention Services



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

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

â–ºdid we hear from you?  GCCF CALL for PRESENTATIONS due April 30, 2019



Daily Update May 2, 2019 - Challenge for Human Service Organizations

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

May 1, 2019 Connections Program - Listening Session (North District)
Apr 30, 2019 SAFE Trainings - July 2019


Executive Retreat

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. )


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