Teens R 4 Me is an effort within the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to strengthen our engagement with older youth in foster care. Through efforts that increase support to those who work directly with our older youth in care, we want to ensure our youth are safe, healthy, educated, employable and connected as they transition out of care into independence. Additionally, we want youth in care to receive the necessary tools that will provide the pathway for supportive and stable transitions into young adulthood and beyond.
This year, we are inviting over 250 adults – to include DFCS Case Managers, Supervisors, CASAs, Placement Providers and community partners - to attend the conference. We are also anticipating over 150 foster youth between the ages of 14 and 17 to attend as well. The 2016 Teens R 4 Me Conference is scheduled from Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia - 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30346.
2016 Teens R 4 Me Conference Attendee Days
Adult Day: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Youth Days: Friday, September 9, 2016 – Saturday, September 10, 2016
This year’s conference focus for our youth is ‘The Blueprint for Your Future’. As we know, education is critical to our youth’s future success and positive outcomes. Throughout the conference, Education will be a key theme. The overall goals for the conference are to ensure:
- Each adult conference attendee receives valuable information that will allow them to increase their support and guidance to older youth in foster care, specifically as they prepare to matriculate in and graduate from school.
- Each youth attendee receives information about resources and tools that are available to assist them in their transition into young adulthood within the areas of education, health, employment, safety and their overall well-being.
Adult Registration: If you are an interested adult (DFCS Case Managers, Supervisors, CASAs, Placement Providers and community partners) who would like to attend this year’s Teens R 4 Me Conference, please register using this registration link below. Space is limited.
Adult Overnight Accommodations: If you will need overnight accommodations and will be reserving a room for Wednesday, September 7th, please contact the Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia directly (http://www.cpravinia.com/ or 770-395-7700 ) to make your reservations. Hotel accommodations for adults are not direct billed to the conference. All attending adults will be responsible for their own rooms (reservations and payment) and should use their agency/organization travel reimbursement procedures and policies. When reserving a room, do not identify the Teens R For Me Conference as a room block. Please request the government rate.
Youth Registration: All youth who will be attending the conference will be registered by a Georgia Independent Living Program Specialist. If you know a youth who is interested in attending the conference, please contact the youth’s regional Georgia Independent Living Program Specialist for additional information. Space is limited.
To register, click here: http://www.rsvpbook.com/teensr4me2016
***** !!!!! REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY (8/31) AT 3:00 PM !!!!!****