Weekly Update September 13, 2019

Prevention Services Clearinghouse

Together Georgia previously posted an announcement in June, 2019:  The Prevention Services Clearinghouse website has launched with program and service ratings. As you continue to track and navigate information about the Family First Prevention Services Act, please note there are separate clearinghouse sites, one of which is the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. "The Prevention Services Clearinghouse uses unique standards and procedures developed in accordance with the statutory requirements detailed in the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) of 2018."  - https://preventionservices.abtsites.com/about/faq In addition to the list of 12 approved programs and services, the Prevention Services Clearinghouse has developed a working list of the next programs and services planned for review — services for review began on a rolling basis in the summer of 2019:

Planned for systematic review:

Mental Health:
Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up [also listed under in-home parent skill-based]
Brief Strategic Family Therapy [also listed under substance abuse and in-home parent-skill based]
Child Parent Psychotherapy
Incredible Years
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Multidimensional Family Therapy [also listed under substance abuse and in-home parent-skill based]
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

Substance Abuse:
Brief Strategic Family Therapy [also listed under mental health and in-home parent skill-based]
Family Behavior Therapy
Multidimensional Family Therapy [also listed under mental health and in-home parent skill-based]
Seeking Safety
The Seven Challenges

In-home Parent Skill-based:
Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up [also listed under mental health]
Brief Strategic Family Therapy [also listed under mental health and substance abuse]
Multidimensional Family Therapy [also listed under mental health and substance abuse]
Nurturing Parenting
Solution Based Casework

Kinship Navigator:
Ohio's Kinship Supports Intervention/ProtectOHIO
YMCA Kinship Support Services, YMCA Youth and Family Services of San Diego County

The Prevention Services Clearinghouse will continue to select programs and services for review. "Particular consideration will be given to programs and services recommended by State or local government administrators in response to the 2018 FRN or the public calls; rated by other clearinghouses (such as CEBC or HomVEE); recommended by federal partners; and/or evaluated as part of any grants supported by the Children’s Bureau (such as the Title IV-E Child Welfare Demonstrations or Regional Partnership Grants)." - https://preventionservices.abtsites.com/about/faq


Member Update September 12, 2019 - Servant Leadership
Daily Update September 10, 2019 - Some programs dear to rural Georgia lawmakers in planned budget cuts

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers): 

Sep 10, 2019 PBP Reporting Deadline -- August 2019 Data
Sep 9, 2019 DFCS Fiscal Summit October 2019 -- Register now

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, ENA (dba Necco), and WinShape Homes

SILVER SPONSOR - CenterstoneInspiritus, and Wellroot
BRONZE SPONSOR Bloom Our Youth, Inc., Community Connections, Creative Community Services, Eastchester Family Services, eCaseNotes, Family Ties, Inc., Georgia Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries, Inc., Georgia Center for Youth - Rescare, Inc., Georgia Mentor, Georgia Parent Support Network (GPSN), Health Connect America, Hillside, Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc., Neighbor To Family, The Methodist Home for Children and Youth, Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc., Underdue Social Services/Embracing Arms, Inc., and Youth Villages

link to sponsorship information

 â–ºALMOST filled The hotel room block is currently at 94%. Register for the conference at www.cvent.com/d/j6q0dm/4W
 and you will receive in a confirmation email additional information about making room reservations.


Together Georgia Provider Alliance in collaboration with The University of Georgia J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development offers the following trainings:
Our Worldview: from cultural awareness to cultural competence
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10am – 2pm
Program Description: This session examines the implications of culture in our everyday work, including how it influences our assumptions and perceptions when working. Participants will build awareness of culture, discuss how we interpret and evaluate the behavior of those who are culturally different than oneself, and discuss institutional policies and practices in relationship to cross-cultural competence.

Instructor: David Meyers, MSW
CEUs: applying for 3.5 CEUs for Social work, LPC and LMFT. 
Location: Board Room, Twin Cedars LaGrange, 701 Lincoln St, LaGrange, GA 30240
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email office@gahsc.org to request code.)  link to registration 

Trauma 101: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Children
Thursday, September 26, 2019 10am – 2pm

Program Description:This course will provide participants with foundational knowledge about child trauma and child traumatic stress. Three types of child trauma are defined. The course focuses on the impact of complex trauma on behavior and development, and helps participants identify strategies for working with children who have experienced trauma.

Topics covered:

  • Child Trauma: Definitions and Types of Trauma
  • How Trauma affects Children and Youth
  • Overview of Impact of Trauma on the Brain
  • Managing Physical and Psychological Safety for Children
  • Enhancing Child Well-being and Resilience

Instructor: Child Welfare Training Collaborative, Andrew Young School of Public Policy, Georgia State University
CEUs: 3 hours of CEUs available for MSW (core), LPC & LMFT (related), POST, DECAL, FVIP, Babies Can’t Wait – Project SCEIs in Area 1 | Children and Families – Birth to 8 and Nursing.
Location: Evans Room, The Rumford Conference Center, The Methodist Home for Children and Youth, 304 Pierce Avenue, Macon, GA 31204
Cost for training and lunch: Free of charge  link to registration 

 Effective Supervision in Telemental Health
Tuesday, October 8. 2019 from 10am-2pm

 Program Description: This three-hour supervisory Telemental Health conference will cover the key knowledge and competencies for supervisors working in the era of Telemental Health. The program will address the complexities and challenges that face supervisors in addressing distance counseling practice and distance supervisory practice. This program will provide three hours of training in telemental health supervision as required under Composite Board rule 135-11.
Trainers: Charlie Safford, LCSW, yourceus.com and Brittany Adams Pope, Ph.D., JW Fanning Institute
Location: Children’s Village Training Room, Christian City, 7501 Red Oak Rd, Union City, GA 30291
CEs applied for
Cost for training and lunch: 
$85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email office@gahsc.org to request code.) link to registration

Upcoming 12/3/2019 - LBGTQ 101
Discounted training for TG members

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

Georgia Clinical Provider Training Webinar Series
Linked is the Peach State Health Plan monthly training flyer that lists for free CE training opportunities.


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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