Weekly Update August 9, 2019

Supporting Evidence Building in Child Welfare Project Evaluation Opportunity Announcement

From the Administration for Children and Families

The Supporting Evidence Building in Child Welfare Project, funded by the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in partnership with the Children’s Bureau, conducts rigorous evaluations of interventions for the child welfare population. The project focuses on evaluating interventions that already have some evidence of effectiveness. The goal is to increase the number of interventions that are considered by the field to be supported or well-supported by the evidence. We invite child welfare agencies and others to nominate themselves and a program or service that they would like to be evaluated as part of this project.
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Mental Health Ethics and the Provision of Telemental Services: A Detailed Overview for Mental Health Clinicians

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 9:00am - 4:30pm  
Program Description:This six-hour program on the ethics of providing telemental health services will provide the mental health clinician will a detailed overview of the challenges of providing distance services, including the key legal, ethical and clinical knowledge base and skill sets for protecting client privacy and confidentiality under state and Federal laws and statutes, including HIPAA, the Hi-Tech Act and the Final Omnibus Rule of March 2013. This program will fulfill the requirements for 6 hours of training in Telemental Health under GA Composite Board Rule 135-11-.01.  
Presenter: Charlie Safford, LCSW 
CEUs: 6 CEUS including ethics
Location:   Hillside, 1301 Monroe Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (Please allow a few extra minutes to park and clear Hillside admission protocols - entrance code required)

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

Upcoming (updated 5/15/19)

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


Building Multi-Sector Partnerships for Promoting Community Wide Engagement in Evidence-Based Prevention: It Takes More than a Village 

The Fall 2019 John R. Lutzker Lecture hosted by the Georgia State University School of Public Health features Dr. Judith Carta. Dr. Carta is the Associate Director of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas, and a Senior Scientist in the Institute for Life Span Studies. Her science focuses on developing strategies to minimize the effects of poverty on children’s language and social outcomes and developing practices that teachers and parents can use to promote children’s early learning particularly in vulnerable populations.

Immediately following the lecture, please join us for a reception and the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development Poster Session.

The John R. Lutzker Lecture Series was created to advance understanding of public health solutions that reduce violence and promote healthy development and well-being of children, youth, and families. The series is named in honor of Dr. John Lutzker,Distinguished Professor Emeritus and founding director of the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development (MCCHD). Dr. Lutzker is an internationally recognized scholar who dedicated his career to championing the prevention of child maltreatment. He created SafeCare®, one of the few evidence-based programs to prevent child abuse and neglect. With the support of an anonymous donor, the School of Public Health sponsors the annual Lutzker Lecture Series. 
Monday, September 9
2 p.m. Lecture
3 p.m. Reception & Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development Poster Session

Georgia State University, Centennial Hall Auditorium, 100 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Free and open to the public — registration required for entry. https://publichealth.gsu.edu/about/lectures-exhibits/the-john-r-lutzker-lecture/

Georgia Clinical Provider Training Webinar Series

►NEW Linked is the Peach State Health Plan monthly training flyer that lists for free CE training opportunities.

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


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

 ►due Aug. 30 Conference Watch July 30, 2019 - 2019 GCCF Awards Applications [
archived list]


Daily Update August 8, 2019 - Governor orders Georgia agencies to develop plans to cut budgets
Daily Update August 7, 2019 - Bartow County foster parent to serve on  Georgia's Board of Human Services
Daily Update August 6, 2019 - FFPSA guidance released on unrated services

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

Aug 8, 2019 IMPACT Pre-Service Training for Prospective Caregivers
Aug 8, 2019 PBP Reporting Deadline -- July 2019 Data
Aug 8, 2019 SAFE T/A Webinar
Aug 8, 2019 FH Initial Inquiries -- SAFE Rollover Preparation
Aug 6, 2019 PVAs/CAPs Deadline for Re-evaluations
Aug 6, 2019 Post-Secondary Pursuits for Foster Youth - Peach State Tours!
Aug 5, 2019 External Stakeholders Child Welfare Policy Review/Survey - Working with Immigrant/Refugee Families


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

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