Weekly Update August 16, 2019

 2019 System of Care Academy

from DBHDD

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Children, Young Adults, and Families and the Georgia Interagency Directors Team was pleased to host the 12th Annual Georgia System of Care Academy (SOCA) at the beautiful Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in June 2019!

2019 SOCA offered a diverse and dynamic group of speakers, presenters, and panelists that provided in-depth insight, as well as, actionable and practical tools that will be useful as we all work to strengthen Georgia’s System of Care.

See our highlight video below and check out more from this year's academy on the DBHDD Facebook page.

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


Special Thanks to our TG members who have signed up to sponsor the conference:

CORPORATE SPONSOR - Bethany Christian Services

GOLD SPONSOR - Childkind and WinShape Homes

SILVER SPONSOR - Centerstone and Inspiritus
BRONZE SPONSOR Bloom Our Youth, Inc., Community Connections, Eastchester Family Services, Family Ties, Inc., Georgia Center for Youth - Rescare, Inc., Georgia Parent Support Network (GPSN), Hillside, Neighbor To Family, The Methodist Home for Children and Youth, Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc., and Youth Villages

link to sponsorship information

 â–ºdue Aug. 30 Conference Watch July 30, 2019 - 2019 GCCF Awards Applications [archived list]



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GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

Aug 16, 2019 Life Coach Training for ILPs, TLPs, Maternity/Parenting Support programs


Cultural Competence 

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

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 10:00am - 2:00pm  
Additional details will be forthcoming — the location is tentatively in the Columbus area. 

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)

10/8/2019          Effective Supervision
12/3/2019          LBGTQ 101


Discounted training for TG members

20% off Prosolutions online training https://www.prosolutionstraining.com

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

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


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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