Weekly Update May 31, 2019

Practical Matters Reality Fair 

Creative Community Services is coordinating a state-wide Practical Matters Reality Fair for youth ages 14-21 who are in the DFCS or Department of Juvenile Justice System (DJJ). The event is designed to give at-risk youth the chance to gain the "real-world" experience of making financial decisions in their lives. In addition, the event will host a career fair to expose these youth to potential careers. Youth must register to attend. Click here for additional information and  YOUTH registration.

The event is being held July 19 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Student Center at 350 Ferst Dr. NW, in Atlanta, GA.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Reality Fair booths:  "Housing", "Utilities", "Daycare", "Out of Money", and more. Click here for VOLUNTEER registration.



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, June 19, 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/tra20190619

Contact: office@gahsc.org

Upcoming (updated 5/15/19)

8/13/2019          Telemental Health
9/24/2019          Cultural Competence
10/8/2019          Effective Supervision
12/3/2019          LBGTQ 101


Caregiver Lunch and Learn
August 27 - MAAC office - link to flyer

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



Daily Update May 30, 2019 - Together Georgia Board 
Daily Update May 28, 2019 - New Extension of Foster  Care Policies

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

May 28, 2019 Amerigroup Webinar Training Sessions for Providers -- June 2019
May 28, 2019 Live video tutorials - SAFE Conversion Process -- register now
May 24, 2019 Correction: Child Welfare Services Manual Transmittal No. 2019-06: Child Care and Early Education
May 24, 2019 Register Now for the FY2020 Contract Deliverables Meeting

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. )


Together Georgia corporate sponsors/partners improve services and can save your agency thousands of dollars annually. click here to review.


2019 Georgia Conference on Children and Families October 28-30, 2019 at Marriott Augusta
2020 Together Georgia Day at the Capitol January 29, 2020
2020 Executive Retreat April 16 & 17, 2020 at Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge

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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