Weekly Update June 7, 2019

June is National Reunification Month

excerpt from CWLA, The  Networker - June 5, 2019

June is National Reunification Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of reuniting children and families after experiencing foster care. It is also an opportunity to recognize the people and efforts around the country that help families to stay together. Consider nominating a "Reunification Hero" — anyone who has gone above and beyond expectations to preserve families. Visit American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law - National Reunification Month for information, and also find resources on promoting and supporting reunification.


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 June 5, 2019 - FY2020 Contract Deliverables Meeting -- Presentations posted

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

Date Subject
Jun 5, 2019 Invitation to the Private Provider Reception on June 25th
Jun 5, 2019 FY2020 RBWO Contract Instructions
Jun 5, 2019 FY2020 Contract Deliverables Meeting -- Presentations posted
Jun 4, 2019 Reminder: FY2020 Contract Deliverables Meeting is Today!

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