Provider Monthly November 30, 2016

Together Georgia Provider Alliance  is a preeminent voice in Georgia's child and family welfare policy-making. Our vision is to ensure that member organizations are equipped to serve those that their missions are tied to through  distributing emerging data as well as by collaborating with key government figures and pertinent decision makers. TG shares information through our Daily Update (members only), Provider Update and the Welfare Watch. Below you will find a consolidated monthly update.


Provider Update November 30, 2016 -  Updated DFCS directories and regional/district maps
Welfare Watch  November 18, 2016 - Child welfare groups underpaid, memo shows
Welfare Watch November 17, 2016 -  Georgia Gives Day 11/17/16
Training Update November 14, 2016 -Mission vs. Margin 
Provider Watch November 9, 2016 - Private Provider meeting scheduled in Region 9 with DFCS Director, Bobby Cagle 11/29/16
Welfare Watch November 3, 2016 - 2016 GCCF Award Recipients recognized
Provider Watch October 21, 2106 - Foster caregiver weekend retreat (Project F.R.E.E. year 2 planning)
Provider Watch October 13,  2016 - Orange Duffel Bag Initiative
October 6, 2016 - ALERT - Hurricane Matthew EMERGENCY Information -- Relocation Protocol


2017 schedule coming soon
Join Bobby Cagle, Director of Georgia's Family and Children Services, for a discussion on the impacts of child welfare reform in Georgia and an effort to strengthen partnerships between DFCS and the providers in Georgia. Director Cagle would like to meet with all the providers and their staff in the surrounding communities including private foster families to discuss plans for reform in DFCS and seek feedback on how providers and the agency can better work together to serve Georgia’s most vulnerable families and children.



2017 Georgia Conference on Children and Families  
Georgia Conference on Children and Families

October 25-27, 2017
Marriott Augusta at the Convention Center 

The Georgia  Conference on  Children and Families is the largest annual  interdisciplinary event  in Georgia designed  to bring together the  community that  serves children and  families. The conference will  feature specialized  tracks, plenary  sessions and networking opportunities with the goal of improving outcomes for the children and families that we serve.This conference includes a full spectrum of disciplines and organizations serving Georgia’s children and families which includes child advocacy, juvenile justice, social service, education, legal counsel and the faith-based community. The conference provides a forum to improve competencies, learn from experts in the field and network with other professionals who have a wealth of experience.

Please mark your calendar for this important event.

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►NEXT WEEK Mission vs. Margin

Together Georgia Provider Alliance in collaboration with The University of Georgia J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development offers the following training.  By the nature of their work, child welfare professionals are at particular risk for developing secondary traumatic stress symptoms. This session examines the causes of secondary trauma, its effects on staff, treatment methods for working with clients to address their trauma responses, and more. 

Mission vs. Margin
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm  

Program Description: Leaders and decision makers often walk a fine line between implementing their agency’s mission and the need to sustain a successful business model. Too much focus on one or the other often results in frustrated or burned out staff and administrators. In this session, participants will explore how to achieve and or maintain a critical balance that keeps the doors open and the mission alive!
Goals/Learning Outcomes:
- Identify the things that deflate the energy of both management and staff as they engage in the agencies mission and/or margin
- Explore reengagement and revitalization methods for both staff and administrators
- Identify successful models for achieving both mission and margin
Presenter: Terence Johnson and David Meyers, Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
Location: Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, Inc. - 667 Fairburn Road, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30331
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email to request code.)  link to registration 
CEUs applied for  - 3.5 hours LCSW, LPC, LMFT

►APPLICATION DUE TODAY UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development 

  • Digital Marketing for Nonprofit Leaders - Dec 1, 2016
  • Community Leadership Conference - Feb 2-3, 2017
  • ELPNO (Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations) Jan 8-13, 2017 (Application due Dec 1

click here for additional information and registration

Child Welfare Training Collaborative
Trauma 101: Understanding Child Trauma and Child Traumatic Stress - multiple dates - click here to view calendar



Feb 24-26, 2017 -  Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Georgia (AFPAG) conference, Jekyll Island

July 16-19, 2017 - Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA)

October 25-27, 2017 - Georgia Conference on Children and Families (GCCF), Augusta

Welfare Watch - a free email newsletter to those interested in child welfare in Georgia.
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Provider Update - a free email newsletter to inform all providers of children and family services in Georgia about recent events and announcements.
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