Weekly Update October 4, 2019


Broken Shackle shares "windfall"

from David Cobb, Broken Shackle COO

Happy Friday!

We are often awarded the opportunity not only to receive huge amounts of donated goods but, more importantly, to pass those things along to others. God constantly provides us with amazing opportunities to help others in some very real and tangible ways. Well, this donation is of a huge amount of Beach type towels. I mean like pallets of them. Before we accept the donation we wanted to make sure that we could find groups that could use them. Can your group use towels? Like... could you take several hundred each?  These are brand new and still in the box. This would be something that you would have to pick up from us or we could work out the details to meet up possibly. If you need any or know a group that needs some please let me know asap via email. davidcobb@bsr.education

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


►ends Monday $50 REGISTRATION DISCOUNT available through Monday, October 7

GCCF attendees may receive a $50 discount off the full conference registration by utilizing the Early Registration.  The Early Registration is available until October 7. The discounted hotel room block is also available until October 7, although, last report is that the Marriott block is filled. You may reach out to Marriott at 706.722.8900 to see if there have been any cancellations and/or utilize overflow space at Hyatt House Augusta Downtown.

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



Daily Update October 2, 2019 - FY2020 RBWO Minimum Standards Now Available
Daily Update October 1, 2019 - Region 1 Stakeholder meeting 9/25
Daily Update September 30,  2019 - Georgia House and Senate request state agencies turn over budget cut documents

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers): 

Region 4 Training Pilot (NTDC)

The Office of Provider Management (OPM) is excited to announce that Georgia was selected as a partner site for a federal grant from the U.S. Administration on Children, Youth & Families, Children’s Bureau!!! The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is one of eight sites across the nation selected to partner with the National Training and Development Curriculum for Foster and Adoptive Parents (NTDC). The selected pilot region will be Region 4. DFCS and CPA Providers will partner with NTDC to develop and evaluate a state-of-the-art foster and adoptive parent training program to include intensive preparation and ongoing development components that reflect the capacities required of successful foster and adoptive parents. Once piloted and evaluated, the NTDC program will be available to all states, counties, tribes, territories, and private agencies to prepare, train, and develop foster and adoptive parents. The NTDC will be designed for families who are fostering or adopting children through the public child welfare system, kinship caregivers, American Indian/Alaskan Native tribal systems, and those adopting through an intercountry or private domestic process. read more

Oct 3, 2019 Practice Matters - October 18
Oct 2, 2019 Connected Caregiver Training -- Register Now
Oct 2, 2019 FY2020 RBWO Minimum Standards Now Available


Effective Supervision in Telemental Health

►next week 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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