Georgia Conference on Children and Families
November 2-4, 2016
Marriott Augusta at the Convention Center  

The Georgia Conference on Children and Families is the largest annual interdisciplinary event in Georgia designed to bring together the community that serves children and families. The conference will feature specialized tracks, plenary sessions and networking opportunities with the goal of improving outcomes for the children and families that we serve. This conference includes a full spectrum of disciplines and organizations serving Georgia’s children and families which includes child advocacy, juvenile justice, social service, education, legal counsel and the faith-based community. The conference provides a forum to improve competencies, learn from experts in the field and network with other professionals who have a wealth of experience. Please mark your calendar for this important event.

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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 (TG member discount is available--email office@gahsc.org to request code.) 
   link to registration 
CEUs  applied for  - 3.5 hours LCSW, LPC, LMFT CEUs applied for 

Contact office@gahsc.org 


 

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 office@gahsc.org to request code.)  link to registration 
CEUs applied for  - 3.5 hours LCSW, LPC, LMFT CEUs  

Contact office@gahsc.org 


Secondary Trauma

Thursday, September 22, 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 the nature of their work, child welfare professionals are at particular risk for developing secondary traumatic stress symptoms. This session examines the causes of secondary trauma, its effects on staff, treatment methods for working with clients to address their trauma responses, and more. 

Presenter: Brian Bride, Ph.D., winner of UGA's Creative Research Medal for work in secondary traumatic stress, Sandy Corbin, LCSW; Director of Programs, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children, and David Meyers, MSW;  J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development 
Location: J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, 1240 S. Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG member discount is available--email office@gahsc.org to request code.)  link to registration 
CEUs applied for  - 3.5 hours LCSW, LPC, LMFT CEUs  

Contact office@gahsc.org 


CALENDAR OF CHILD WELFARE COMMUNITY CONFERENCES AND TRAINING 



MAY 12, 2016

Mental Health Ethics and the Provision of Telemental Services: A Detailed Overview for Mental Health Clinicians

 (Should Clinicians already have their Ethics CEUs for this period, this course may count toward core hours)

Date:  Thursday May 12, 2016
Time: 9:15-4:30
Location:  The Methodist Home – 304 Pierce Avenue  Macon, GA 31204
Cost:  $100 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, training material, and CEU certificate)
About the Training: This one day TeleMental Health (TMH) will cover six hours of training to address the regulations (Rule 135-11-.01, TeleMental Health) established by the Georgia Composite Board as well as those requirements (HIPAA and High-Tech Act of 2010) set forth by the Office of Health and Human Services. This training will also provide a brief overview of the technical guidelines set forth by NASWand LPCA, a comprehensive overview of the ethical decision making process and how to integrate best practices in ethical decision making with the changing landscape of practice due to the emergence of Telemental Health and e-communication. Thistraining is for clinicians of all levels of clinical and technical abilities including those interested in an introduction to TMH as well as experienced therapist with a desire to keep abreast of the ever-changing world of technology and its impact on their practice
Registration Deadline:  April 29, 2016
To register by phone using a credit card, please contact Shantrise Gibson at (478) 751-2800
To register by mail or to pay with a check, please fill out the attached registration form and mail to:
Janet Whitten
Methodist Children’s Home
P.O. Box 2525

Macon, GA 31203


MAY 15, 2016

THE 2014 ACA CODE OF ETHICS - AN OVERVIEW OF THE CODES AND ITS IMPORTANT THEMES
DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of the workshop is to review 2014 ACA codes of ethics and compare counseling ethical codes to Social Work and Marriage & Family Therapy codes of ethics.
DATE(S): 
May 15, 2016 REGISTER HERE
July 15, 2016 REGISTER HERE  
TIME: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LOCATION: CHRIS Kids Main Office - CHRIS Training Institute; 1017 Fayetteville Road Suite. B, Atlanta, GA 30316 (FREE PARKING)
COST: $120.00
PRESENTER: Ruby Blow, M.A., LPC, NCC, BCC, ACS, CPCS, DCC
CEUs: 6 Ethics Continuing Education Units have been approved.  


MAY 21, 2016

Advanced Aquatics is offering two Basic Water Rescue classes in April & May 


Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 

Time: 2 pm – 6 pm 
Location: Beulah Baptist Church, 2340 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, GA 
Cost: $75
Unfortunately, child care is NOT available 

This class meets licensure requirements for Foster Parents who have pools at their homes and is an excellent class for any caretaker interested in learning more about basic water rescue. This course does not require the participant to be able to swim. 

Advanced Aquatics, LLC 11948 Turner Road, Hampton, GA 30228 Phone 770-472-5959, Fax 770-472-7455 
 


MAY 27, 2016

MENTAL HEALTH ETHICS AND THE PROVISION OF TELEMENTAL SERVICES: A DETAILED OVERVIEW FOR MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS 
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the workshop is to present a detailed overview of the core components of an effective TeleMental Health practice.
DATE(S): May 27, 2016 - REGISTER HERE
TIME:
 9:00am - 4:30pm (6 hour instruction time)
LOCATION: CHRIS Training Institute; 2nd Floor Training Room, 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30316
COST: $150.00
PRESENTER: Charlie Safford, LCSW
CEUs: 6 Ethics Continuing Education Units have been approved. 


JUNE 17, 2016

ADVANCED ISSUES IN SUPERVISORY ETHICS: THE ETHICAL PROVISION OF TELECONFERENCING BASED SUPERVISION AND SUPERVISION FOR THE ETHICAL USE OF E-COMMUNICATIONS

DESCRIPTION:The purpose Comprehend how to instruct supervisee concerning guidelines for privacy and e-communication under HIPAA, the Hi-Tech Act of 2010 and the Final Omnibus Rule of March 2013.
DATE(S): June 17, 2016 - REGISTER HERE
TIME:
 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
LOCATION: CHRIS Training Institute; 2nd Floor Training Room, 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30316
COST: $70.00
PRESENTER: Charlie Safford, LCSW
CEUs: 3 Ethics Continuing Education Units have been approved.


JULY 22, 2016

Ethics Training

A Session For Licensed Professionals
WHEN: July 22, 2016
WHERE: Hillside, Inc. (Monroe Training Room) 690 Courtenay Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306
TIME: 9:00am – 3:30pm
FACILITATOR: Charlie Safford, LCSW; yourceus.com, Inc.
Upon completion of this course trainees will:

Upon completion of this course trainees will: 1. Grasp the complications and ethical risks involved in the use of social media by both clinicians and their clients. 2. Know the changed landscape of culturally "normal" as increased diversity reduces the influence of the dominant culture, and what this means for balancing ethical, moral and legal perspectives of practice. 3. Understand the key legal, ethical and clinical knowledge base that must be part of the active vocabulary of any clinician who wishes to operate ethically in the year 2016, including state and federal laws concerning privacy, mandated reporting, harm prevention, rights of minors, and best practices models of ethical decision making 4. Understand how to address all the interests and principles found in complex ethical dilemmas within a systematic, structured ethical decision making process. 5. Apply course material to the real world practice of the trainee, through interactive scenario analysis and interactive role playing, highlighting and incorporating the key knowledge from each section.

TO REGISTER OR FORQUESTIONS: Email: dshadle@hside.org or call (404) 564-0696 by Friday, June 24th . FEE: $75.00; 5 Ethics Credits by NASW and LPCA; Lunch on your own


WEBINARS - 

Amerigroup Georgia Families 360º May Webinars

BH Overview
ADHD
CBT overview

Asthma training flyer

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
http://www.choa.org/Childrens-Hospital-Services/Child-Protection-Center/Prevention-and-Training


 


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