Weekly Update September 27, 2019

Blueprint for Family First: Update on Family First Act in Georgia

from DFCS

As we look forward to implementing the federal Family First Act in Georgia, we want to thank everyone who has supported us so far. We’re excited to give you an update on the hard work happening now and leading up to a successful launch in 2020. [link to update at https://t.e2ma.net/share/inbound/t/lim26b/p1v965]



► new release: Susan Dreyfus announces she will be stepping down in 2020 as the CEO of The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. link to announcement

Daily Update September 23, 2019 - CMS guidance: IMDs impact on QRTPs
Weekly Update September 20, 2019 - The Summit - Youth Art Contest

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers): 

Special Thanks to our TG members who have signed up to sponsor the conference:
Georgia Conference on Children and Families 
October 28-30, 2019 - Marriott Augusta


The GCCF room block for the Marriott is filled to overflowing. You may reach out to the Marriott in the event there have been cancellations.  If none, we secured overflow space at the Hyatt House in downtown Augusta, which is less than one-half mile from the Marriott — reservations may be made by calling 1-866 974 9288. Please identifying yourself as a GCCF attendee. 

►overflow hotel: Hyatt House Augusta Downtown
1268 Broad Street — Augusta, GA 30901
reservation by phone 1-866 974 9288 or online at:


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
►confirmed dates differ from tentative dates - 2020 Executive Retreat April 16 & 17, 2020 at Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge

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