Weekly Update December 2, 2016

The next Board meeting is scheduled December 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at UMCH, 500 S. Columbia Dr, Decatur 30030. Please note, the Board meetings are open to any member who is interested in attending the meeting.   

The Board meeting will be followed by lunch and a Leadership meeting scheduled at noon.  Mike Angstadt, Twin Cedars CEO and former Together Georgia President is scheduled to retire this year. We asked Mike to share his legacy, lessons learned and thoughts on the future of our field. 

Mike has worked on behalf of children, families and child welfare providers for more than 36 years. Providers have consulted with Mike to improve quality of programs, operations and outcomes. Mike is respected for his keen ability to provide perspective and bring together differing points of view. When faced with push back in his community against expanding services, Mike won community acceptance and moved forward to increase services to children and families by 250%. Mike has served as mentor and invested in developing leaders around the state. He has also served nationally as a Peer Reviewer for the Council on Accreditation.  Mike generously shares his knowledge and expertise with others. 

Please don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best and to recognize with Mike his years of service.

► RSVP by Friday, December 2 



Provider Monthly November 30, 2016
Provider Update November 30, 2016 -  Updated DFCS directories and regional/district maps

Daily Update December 2, 2016  -
Agency Self-Assessment for Trauma-Informed Care
Daily Update December 1, 2016 - Fate of the Families First Act Still Alive
Daily Update November 30, 2016 - Status of Family First Preservation Services Act
Daily Update November 30, 2016 - EMBARK Georgia Conference Request for Presentation Proposals
Daily Update November 29, 2016  - Surge in foster care
Daily Update November 28, 2016  - Injunction Temporarily Blocks New OT Rule
Daily Update November 22, 2016 - Training Opportunities
Daily Update November 21, 2016 DJJ RFP - After School Program for Low to Moderate Risk Females



►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 office@gahsc.org to request code.)  link to registration 
CEUs applied for  - 3.5 hours LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Contact office@gahsc.org

 UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development 

  • Community Leadership Conference - Feb 2-3, 2017
  • ELPNO (Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations) Jan 8-13, 2017 (Application due Dec 10
    ►TESTIMONIAL - We have two NYAP staff attending this year and I have attended as well along with one other manager in the past.  It is a great program and opportunity.
     - Stacie Conliffe, National Youth Advocate Program

    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


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.

Corporate Sponsor - full page with logo
Diamond Sponsor - half page with logo
Platinum Sponsor - half page with logo
Gold Sponsor - quarter page with logo
Silver Sponsor - listing
Bronze Sponsor - listing

website: www.georgiachild.org


►NEXT WEEK December 6 - Board Meeting 10:00a.m. followed by TG Leadership Meeting at noon - UMCH, 500 S.
     Columbia Dr., Decatur 30030 - RSVP lunch office@gahsc.org

RSVP by Friday, Dec 2  December 7 at 11:00am-1:00pm - CCI  and Faith-based Affinity Group - Christian City

►NEXT WEEK December 8 at 10:00am - Family Foster Care Chapter - CCS

December 15 at 10:00am - Family Preservation/Mental Health Provider Chapter - Family Ties

January 18, 2017 - Together Georgia Day at the Capitol
April 25 & 26, 2017 -  Annual Executive Retreat, WinShape
October 25-27, 2017 - Georgia Conference on Children and Families, Augusta

Member Calendar - http://togetherga.net/index.php/events/list-by-month/month.calendar/2016/06/27/- 


YouthToday Grants - click here to see available grants on website 
Grant Station Insider  - Volume XV | Issue 24 | June 16, 2016


2016 Georgia Conference on Children and Families (Please provide evaluation on the session that you attended.)

Archived:  TG Salary Survey:  The 2016 survey is now closed.  
Click here to view results


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 user name and password that was previously provided to member agency directors. (User name 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. )

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