Weekly Update December 9, 2016

Together Georgia Provider Alliance is an association of providers who represent  diverse programs and services. We encourage networking between all type providers as it affords opportunity to become familiar with multiple services/programs, new models, perspectives, and innovative ways of doing business. TG currently facilitates regular meetings of Child Caring Insitution, Child Placing Agency, Family Support, and Behavioral Health Providers, in addition to a Faith-based Affinity Group. 

Some member agencies provide a single type program and other agencies deliver a continuum of services and programs. Regardless of the type program(s) your agency offers, all meetings are open to all members. Next week the Family Preservation/Mental Health Provider Chapter will have two special guests participating in the meeting.  

10:00 Erica Fener Sitkoff, Ph.D.  Policy Director, Voices for Georgia’s Children will provide an update on recent a DC meeting she attend in November, which addressed Medicaid and CMOs

11:00 CareSource representative is scheduled for an introductory meeting. CareSource is the newest and 4th CMO in Georgia, to begin services in 2017. 

The chapter meeting is scheduled December 15 at 200 Carpenter Drive, Ste 400, Sandy Springs 30328. Please feel welcome to join us in person. We also offer the following teleconference option:

Dial in 712-432‑0460 
Code 602163

Welfare Watch December 8, 2016 - Barton Child Law and Policy Center Action Alert 

Member Update December 8, 2016  - Georgia Agape names Raquelle Grant Executive Director
Daily Update December 7, 2016 - Milestone reached in lawsuit against DFCS
Member Update December 5, 2016 - Georgia Representatives visit The Methodist Home


Leadership Development for Mid-level Managers

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. 

Leadership Development for Midlevel Managers
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm  
Program Description: Mid-level managers and supervisors are often faced with leadership challenges related to changing roles and responsibilities. Participants will explore and practice leadership skills designed to assist them through this transition.

Presenters: David Meyers, MSW & Brendan Leahy, Ed.D.
Location: United Methodist Children's Home, 500 S. Columbia Dr, Decatur 30030

Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email office@gahsc.org to request code.)  link to registration 
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.

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 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 (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 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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