Weekly Update April 29, 2016

2016 Executive Retreat April 26 & 27

"Peaceful" is the number one description of the 2016 Executive Retreat held at WinShape Retreat.

link to summary at http://www.gahsc.org/


Provider Watch April 29, 2016 - Reminder - Region 2 Provider please pass along to ILP Youth

Daily Update April 29, 2016 - 2016 Executive Retreat Review
Daily Update April 28, 2016 - Kinship Update: HB 962 signed by Governor
Member Update April 27, 2016 - Together Georgia Members Recognized

Daily Update April 26, 2016 - Foster Youth Survey Analysis
Daily Update April 25, 2016 - Executive Retreat overnight room reservations are still available


Member Calendar
May 12 - Family Foster Care Chapter 10am - 4487 Park Dr. Ste A, Norcross 30093
May 19 - Family Preservation/Mental Health Provider Chapter 10am - 270 Carpenter Dr, Ste 400, Sandy Springs 30328

Save the Date
November 2-4, 2016 - Georgia Conference on Children and Families   sponsorship opportunities - CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS due April 30


Trends in Child Welfare Policy and Practice in Georgia 
Thursday, May 26, 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.  This session will highlight trends in child welfare practice and policy presented by Tripp Jones, LaShaunda Daniel, and Frances Atwater from the Georgia Department of Human Services. Prudent Parenting, updates in Independent Living Programs, and Solution Based Casework will be highlighted.   

Instructors: Tripp Jones; Unit Manager, Child Welfare Practice Model Coaches, DHS; LaShaunda Daniel; Training and Curriculum Specialist, Office of Provider Management, DHS; and Frances Atwater; Independent Living Program Supervisor, DHS  
Date and Time: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location:  hosted at Hephzibah Ministries -  6601 Zebulon Rd, Macon GA 31220
Cost: $85 (non-member)  
link to registration (TG member discount is available--email office@gahsc.org to request code.)
CEUs  applied for  - 3.5 hours 
LCSW, LPC, LMFT CEUs applied for 

Contact office@gahsc.org 

♦ Training update 4/19/16


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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