Weekly Update July 22, 2016
TG Members Receive Complimentary Registration
TG members receive complimentary registration - Principles of Effective Behavior Management
Thursday, August 25, 2016, 10:00am - 2:00pm Together Georgia Provider Alliance in collaboration with The University of Georgia J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development offers the following training. By understanding ‘principles of behavior’ we can increase effective interactions with those we serve and those we work with. Appropriate for front line staff, administrators, and program managers this session will allow participants to develop skills for accelerating positive, or pro-social, behaviors while decreasing undesirable behaviors.
Presenter: Terence Johnson, MA; J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and David Meyers, MSW; J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
Location: Coleman Community Center c/o Twin Cedars, 701 Lincoln Street, LaGrange, GA 30241
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG member discount is available--email firstname.lastname@example.org to request code.) link to registration
CEUs applied for - 3.5 hours LCSW, LPC, LMFT CEUs
Provider Watch July 21, 2016 - Together Georgia Welcome new member, Comprehensive Care Associates
Training Update July 18, 2016 - Training Update July 18, 2016 - Principles of Effective Behavior Management
Daily Update July 20, 2016 - Education Advocacy Subcommittee
August 3 - CCI Chapter 11:00am - Christian City, 7501 Red Oak, Union City 30291
August 10 - Faith-based Affinity Group 11:00am - Hepzhibah,6601 Zebulon Rd,Macon 31200
August 11 - Foster Care Chapter 10:00am - CCS, 4487 Park Dr., Norcross 30093
August 16 - Board meeting 10:00am + leadership noon - 50 Hurt Plaza, Ste 1045, Atlanta 30303
August 18 - Family Preservation/Mental Health Provider Chapter 10:00am - Family Ties, 270 Carpenter Dr., Ste 400, Sandy Springs 30328
Save the Date
November 2-4, 2016 - Georgia Conference on Children and Families sponsorship opportunities
January 18, 2017 - Together Georgia Day at the Capitol
April 25 & 26, 2017 - Annual Executive Retreat, WinShape
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
Salary Survey: The 2016 survey is now closed. Click here to view results
►Please Respond Projected Overtime Survey: This survey was provided to assess the projected estimated amount the DOT revision of overtime will increase agencies expenses for calendar year 2017. Nine agencies responded with a collective total of $2,072,993. The survey remains active--please respond with your projections.
►Please Respond Practice Matters Meeting 9/27/16
The next Practice Matters meeting is scheduled September 27, 2016 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Hephzibah, 6601 Zebulon Rd, Macon 31220. In preparation for the meeting, providers are asked to respond to the following survey:
Additional information and reservation information will be forthcoming.
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. )
REMINDER: Connecting with Legislators
Agencies are encouraged to schedule time with their legislators. It’s important to develop and maintain positive relationships with your legislators; Summer and Fall afford time to connect while they are out of session back in their districts. Cultivating these relationships will help later when we need to reach out to legislators with critical issues and concerns.
Legislators often take time to meet with constituents in their districts during the legislative recess. Offering a tour with first-hand perspective of your agency provides legislators an opportunity to better understand our work in child welfare and dispel misconceptions.
Also, take opportunity to support your legislator’s community meetings within your district. Remember to invite them to your special events and take/share pictures via local media and social media.
An email newsletter as a public service Editor
The Georgia Conference on Children and Families - November 2-4, 2016