Weekly Update October 11, 2019

 

Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act

from Children's Defense Fund

The Children’s Defense Fund is pleased to announce the release of Implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act–a tool to help ensure full and prompt implementation of the opportunities created by Family First.

The guide is a question-and-answer-style resource containing commonly (and not-so-commonly) asked questions about the many important provisions in Family First. The guide is extensive, but by no means exhaustive. Knowing that the Children’s Bureau continues to release guidance related to Family First and that implementation will bring new challenges and questions, we intend to regularly update this guide with new content. As additional questions arise, please share them with us through the form below.

On behalf of all of our partners who collaborated on this project–including ChildFocus, American Academy of Pediatrics, Generations United, FosterClub, Juvenile Law Center, and National Indian Child Welfare Association–we encourage you to use and share this resource widely with your colleagues and networks. As the guide will be updated regularly, please access it here, rather than downloading or printing it, to ensure you are using the most up-to-date version.

https://www.childrensdefense.org/policy/policy-priorities/child-welfare/family-first/implementing-the-family-first-prevention-services-act/



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


 

►17 days to KICKOFF  A New Playbook for Families
Registration remains open www.cvent.com/d/j6q0dm/4W

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

http://georgiachild.org/

NEWS RELEASES & UPDATES

Daily Update October 9, 2019 - Imprisonment Still Legal for Under-13 in Many States
Daily Update October 8, 2019 - Annual Foster Caregiver Weekend Retreat

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers): 

Oct 9, 2019 PBP Reporting Deadline -- September 2019 Data
Oct 7, 2019 Region 9 Youth Town Hall -- November 4th
Oct 7, 2019 Opportunity Passport Fall 2019 Training Schedule
Oct 7, 2019 2019 Teens R 4 Me Conference Volunteer Sign Up!

TRAINING

Building Effective Teams

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Program Description: Working together is crucial to ensure the best outcomes for children in care. This interactive session will help participants identify their personal styles, understand how their work preferences may impact others, and identify methods to improve professional and client relationships.
Trainers: David Meyers, MSW and Brendan Leahy, Ed.D., JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
Location: CCS; Conference Room, 1650 Oakbrook Dr. Suite 435, Norcross, GA 30093
CEs applied for: 3.5 CEUs (MSW, MFT, LPC) 
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email office@gahsc.org to request code.) link to registration
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Working with LGBTQ youth

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

Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Program Description: This session provides tools for working with LGBTQ+ clients, families, colleagues, and other organizations, including our own perceptions and realities of the world at large.  Focus of the session will be cultural humility, terminology around identities, and how we may provide culturally humble services. 

Trainers: Linda Ellis, Executive Director, The Health Initiative and David Meyers
Location: CHRIS 180; Delta Conference Room; 1030 Fayetteville Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
CEs applied for: 3.5 CEUs (MSW, MFT, LPC) 
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email office@gahsc.org to request code.) link to registration

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Discounted training for TG members

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

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.)


JOB NOTICES 

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. )


TG CORPORATE SPONSOR/PARTNER BENEFITS

Together Georgia corporate sponsors/partners improve services and can save your agency thousands of dollars annually. click here to review.


SAVE THE DATE

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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