Weekly Update March 19, 2021  


The Family Focused Treatment Association Public Policy Institute is free and open to all this year. See linked registration/sponsorship information https://www.ffta.org/page/PPI2021 and flyer.  In addition, they are also presenting one person with the Dr. Laura Boyd Advocate of the Year Award (nominations are for for FFTA members only.) They will have an online voting contest once the applications are all in.  

Now Accepting Nominations:

2021 Dr. Laura Boyd Champion for Children & Families

National Advocate of the Year Award

For nearly two decades, FFTA members and sector partners have gathered in Washington DC to advocate, learn, and share at the annual Public Policy Institute. Dr. Laura Boyd spearheaded these impactful events for years, as just one of her many contributions to FFTA and our sector. Dr. Boyd is truly a Champion for Children & Families. Although Dr. Boyd has retired from her work at FFTA, she remains a dear friend and inspiration to us all. As such we recognize her spirit, tenacity, and dedication to this important work by announcing our Call for Nominations for the 2021 Dr. Laura Boyd Champion for Children & Families National Advocate of the Year Award. 

We welcome nominations for those who have demonstrated Dr. Boyd’s spirit of advocacy by advancing social policy in the fields of child welfare, family well-being and/or children’s behavioral health during the last year. 

Download the Award Information

Download the Nomination Form

Learn More on the FFTA Website


June 17 & 18, 2021 - Together Georgia Executive Retreat, Lanier Islands


♦GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers)

Mar 18, 2021 DFCS APSR Joint Planning Meeting with Young Leaders - Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - Register Now
Mar 18, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Memo for Youth (16 and Over)
Mar 17, 2021 DFCS RD Forms - Save the Date March 31st, 2021
Mar 15, 2021 RBWO Contracts: Authorized Signer & Approval Information Form -- REQUIRED
Mar 12, 2021 Family First Prevention Services Workgroup - Register Now [deadline to register Mar 19]
Mar 12, 2021 Temporary Extension of the Allowable Age of Youth Receiving EYSS – September 30, 2021

DFCS Contacts (updated March 2021)

♦GAMMIS provider notice

Presentaton - Common Mediciad Denials - February 2021  2/1/2021
Nurse Aide Registry Adverse Findings Letter and Quarterly Reports January 2021   1/1/2021
Presentaton - Waivers - January 2021 1/1/2021
Evaluation and Management of CPT Code Changes 12/29/20


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