Welfare Watch - March 18, 2009 - Heads Up on Miscellaneous

Please join Catalyst for CARE and its' planning partners for the 2009 Annual Conference; Thriving in a Changing World. This year's conference will be held April 27-29, 2009 at the Hilton Desoto, Savannah GA. A room block, with a special room rate of $149 per night will be offered to all conference participants until April 3, 2009. After this date, participants will be subject to higher rates, so make your reservations today by calling the Hilton at 1800-445-8667 or online at www.desotohilton.com .

This years' conference theme: Thriving in a Changing World is centered on how organizations can continue providing optimum services for children and families through challenging economic times. Activities, workshops and keynotes will demonstrate that each part of what we do contributes to the creation of healthy families, communities and positive outcomes for our children and youth. Our goal is to provide our conference participants with new tools and design plans to enhance and improve their practice and opportunities for youth and families and this year's workshop schedule is shaping up to be one of the best ever!

Don't forget to nominate a deserving person to receive an award at this conference. Often times working in social services, individuals are not given the "thanks" they deserve. It only takes a few minutes to submit a nomination! Click here for the application.

Our conference brochure is available, to download the brochure, please click here. (you will need adobe reader)

Online registration is now available for the conference. Please note the Early Bird rate of $200 is available, so register early and save money! To register online, click here.

This special offer is explained in the attached flyer, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Betty Sessions, Office Manager, MAAC: bsessions@maac4kids.org  or 404.880.9323

Thank you for your help in spreading this information to youth who may be in need, who are living in an access point for Kaiser as identified on the attached flyer.

  • Governor's Office for Children and Families Announces Its 2009 Caring Communities: Systems of Care approach RFP/ Grant Writing Workshops  - GOCF is committed to building systems of care for targeted Georgia populations by funding providers, agencies and organizations that operate under these core values and principles and are able to expand, enhance or develop the system of care approach for youth and families at the local level.  Through this community-based system of care approach, GOCF offers grant funding for prevention and intervention services for children, youth and families to ensure they are educated, healthy, safe and growing.  The training sessions are free, however, registration is required as there are limited seats available.  Participants are highly encouraged to print the RFP from the website and read it at least once prior to the training.  Please bring a copy of the RFP to the training, there will be no copies available onsite.  http://children.georgia.gov/00/channel_modifieddate/0,2096,113927404_114874975,00.html

  • Special Rate to National Conference to Georgia's Non-Profits - 17th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, which will be held on March 30 - April 4, 2009 at the Marriot Atlanta Marquis, go to https://www.pal-tech.com/cbconference/index.cfm

    17th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect




    The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN), within the Children’s Bureau, USHHS is offering a very special Conference registration rate to employees of any public or non-profit organizations in Georgia providing child welfare services.  Eligible staff may attend the *entire Conference for only $75 per person. OCAN has reduced the registration fee to enable more professionals to attend this important conference. 

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Catalyst for CARE Annual Conference April 27-29, 2009

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