Weekly Update April 1, 2016


Now that the 2016 legislative session has come to an end our focus can return to other important issues. Coming up in April are two meaningful provider events. On April 22 there will be a Practice Matters meeting with DFCS and RCCL in Macon at Hephzibah. And on April 26 - 27 will be the Together Georgia Executive Retreat at WinShape Conference Center.

I hope you and the senior staff from your organization are planning to attend these events.  See below for registration information and the exciting agenda for our retreat. This a great opportunity to network with your colleagues and other stakeholders from around the state in a relaxed setting Also it provides you a chance to get caught up on current initiatives and policies that impact your services. 

As always, let us know how best we can serve you in the important work you are doing serving Georgia’s children, youth and families. - Ron Scroggy

Be a Hopegiver!


Welfare Watch April 1, 2016 - Focus Group about ADHD
Training Update April 1, 2016 - Understanding the Health and Mental Health Needs of Children in Foster Care 4/21/16
Welfare Watch March 29, 2016 - A Starry Night

Daily Update March 31, 2016 -  Georgia Families 360°SM Program’s Monitoring and Oversight Committee meeting 4/20/16
Daily Update March 30, 2016 - GBPI: Foster care in state is facing budget challenges, overloaded caseworkers
Daily Update March 30, 2016  - Casey Report on effective residential treatment
Daily Update March 30, 2016  - CollegeBound 2016
Daily Update March 28, 2016 - Youth Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-Y) Training - application due March 31
Daily Update March 28, 2016 -  State Leaders to participate in 2016 TG Executive Retreat 


Member Calendar

Executive Retreat

Date: April 26 & 27, 2016  - draft agenda
Location: Winshape Retreat, 2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW, Mt. Berry, GA 30149
link to register https://www.regonline.com/er20150426

All April chapter meetings are canceled in deference to the Executive Retreat scheduled April 26 & 27

Save the Date
November 2-4, 2016 - Georgia Conference on Children and Families   sponsorship opportunities - CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS


April 21, 2016 10:00AM - Understanding the Health and Mental heath Care Needs of Children in Foster Care hosted at A Friend's House, 111 Henry                                                        Parkway, McDonough 30253*

*Registration for individuals:

Registration for organizations sending more than 2 or more individuals:



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. 

SALARY SURVEY  remains open - response from each member agency is requested.   TG members are requesting updated salary survey information. We are inching along and need a significant number of responses in order to be meaningful (20 agencies responded to date). The individual results will be confidential and sorted for distribution. 

The survey is linked at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FTKRY5T 

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