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Following is a table of links to previous Welfare and Provider Watch newsletters. You can sort each column by clicking on the column header. You can find any field by typing its name, or part of its name, in the search box. To go to a particular Watch/Update page, just click on its title.

2015/12/11ProviderTrain-the-trainer Session for Providers who work with ILP eligible youth 12/16/15
2015/12/10ProviderTogether Georgia welcomes new member, Choices for Life of Georgia
2015/12/09ProviderAdoptive and Foster Parent Association of Georgia 2016 conference
2015/12/07Welfare UpdateCollege Planning Guide for Students With Disabilities
2015/11/24ProviderEmbark Georgia News and Announcements
2015/11/19ProviderTogether Georgia announces new connections
2015/11/17WelfareNational Adoption Month​
2015/11/18ProviderFayetteville business host clothing drive
2015/11/17WelfareCHRIS Kids uses trauma-informed approach
2015/10/28ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes A Friend's House
2015/10/26ProviderProviders to meet with DFCS Director 11/3/15
2015/10/12ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes Atlanta Children's Foundation
2015/10/09WelfareUpcoming events of interest - Public Policy Luncheon on Preventing Youth Substance Abuse Disorders + DJJ Citizens' Academy Comes to Augusta
2015/10/06ProviderSpeak Up for Therapeutic Foster Care
2015/10/06ProviderProviders to meet with DFCS Director 10/14/15
2015/09/24ProviderTogether Georgia town hall meeting with Director Cagle 9/24/2015
2015/09/23WelfareGCCF Additional Space for Vendors
2015/09/10ProviderProviders invited to meeting with Director Cagle 9/24
2015/09/02ProviderHRSA/SAMHSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Grant
2015/08/28ProviderGCCF Coming to Augusta Oct 21-23, 2015
2015/08/27WelfareProviders train for bigger role in spotting human trafficking
2015/08/13ProviderKenny A. monitoring reports
2015/08/12WelfareKeeping Kids in Families - Members of Congress need to hear from you
2015/08/07Providermodified survey request, Georgia Array of Services Continuum Initiative
2015/08/04ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes DeKalb Community Service Board
2015/07/31ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes Murphy-Harpst
2015/07/24WelfareMore children are in poverty today than before the Great Recession
2015/07/22WelfareIndividual Development Accounts Program "train the trainer"
2015/07/21WelfareGeorgia Jumps Two Spots to 40th in National Ranking of Child and Family Well-Being
2015/07/10WelfareCommunity Health and Resource Fair
2015/07/09WelfareSurvey request, Georgia Array of Services Continuum Initiative
2015/07/09ProviderCALL FOR PRESENTATIONS, Revitalized Practice Matters Meeting 9/24/15
2015/06/29ProviderTogether Georgia welcomes new member, Northside Psychological Services
2015/06/26WelfareThe Georgia Array of Services Continuum Initiative
2015/06/23ProviderNational Foster Parent Association Convention
2016/06/23Provider UpdateComments to Family Services & Foster Care Legislative Proposal due 6/12
2015/06/08ProviderGeorgia Conference on Children and Families Leadership Session
2015/06/05WelfareDeal nominates a new Human Services Commissioner
2015/06/04WelfareSystem of Care Academy 7/14-7/16
2015/05/22WelfareShall We Dance
2015/05/14WelfareDiscussion Draft offered by US Senator Wyden
2015/05/12ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes Orange Duffel Bag Initiative
2015/05/07WelfareChild Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention
2015/04/22WelfareChildren's Mental Health Day 5/7/2015
2015/04/21WelfareAGP Psych Testing Training on new PA requirements
2015/03/24WelfareGroup homes a needed option in child welfare system
2015/03/13WelfareSenate Resolution Recognizing March 10, 2015
2015/03/11WelfareTogether Georgia Day at the Capitol, 3/10
2015/03/09ProviderUtilizing the Extreme Recruitment and 30 Days to Family Program Philosophies to Find Homes
2015/02/27WelfareSystem of Care Academy Call for Presentations
2015/02/26WelfareEnhancing Quality Care for Children in Placement
2015/02/24WelfareACTION Alert, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
2015/02/23WelfareBudget requests to strengthen response to child abuse and neglect
2015/02/18ProviderTAKE ACTION: your advocacy is needed for provider rate increase
2015/02/06ProviderTogether Georgia welcomes CHRIS Kids
2015/02/06ProviderTogether Georgia welcomes Celine's Family Services
2015/01/30ProviderCamp To Belong
2016/01/29Training UpdateImproving the Lives of Children through Healthy Couple Relationships and Stable Homes
2015/01/12ProviderTogether Georgia welcomes new member, WellCare - Georgia
2015/01/09WelfareAvailable space for children coming into foster care
2015/01/08ProviderTogether Georgia welcomes new member, YAGC
2015/01/07ProviderTogether Georgia welcomes new member, Bald Ridge Lodge, Inc.
2015/01/06ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes Georgia Parent Support Network
2014/11/12ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes Community Connections, Inc.
2014/11/07WelfareWell-Being in Child Welfare
2014/10/31ProviderPractice Matters meeting 10/30/2014 presentations
2014/10/24WelfareHR 4980, Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act
2014/10/21WelfareSleep-related death is the leading cause of death among infants between the age of 1 month and 1 year in the U.S. and Georgia.
2014/10/17WelfareHigh turnover, heavy caseloads take toll on foster system
2014/10/15ProviderPractice Matters Meeting 10/30/2014
2014/10/13ProviderRBWO Placement Matching - New Tools on GA+SCORE
2014/10/10WelfareTG Recommendations to the Senate Medicaid Care Management Organizations (CMO) Credentialing Study Committee
2014/10/09ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes Hillside
2014/10/02WelfareThe Georgia Conference on Children and Families Focuses on Fathers
2014/09/30ProviderPrivatization Pilot Cancelled
2014/09/11ProviderProvider Role in the 2015 CFSR Review
2014/09/09WelfareEveryday Hero
2014/08/25ProviderRequest from Amerigroup Georgia Families 360°
2014/08/25ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes Uniting Hope 4 Children
2014/08/14ProviderGeorgia Families 360° Provider Town Hall
2014/08/12WelfarePanel weighs red tape on child welfare
2014/08/08WelfareTANF Child Care Expenditures in 2013: The Decline Continues
2014/07/29WelfareGeorgians invited to comment on the WIC program
2014/07/24ProviderGeorgia Families 360° sponsoring trauma informed care webinar - corrected time
2014/07/22ProviderOffice of the Child Advocate releases updated 2014 Statewide Model Protocol
2014/07/22WelfareGeorgia Ranks 42nd in the Nation for Child Well-being in 2014 KIDS COUNT Book
2014/07/15WelfareHealth official says poor kids suffer from 30 million-word gap
2014/07/09ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes Easter Seals
2014/07/02WelfareGeorgia Families 360° sponsoring trauma informed care webinar
2014/07/02WelfareWEDNESDAY: IGA Conference Call on Federal Humanitarian Response to Unaccompanied Children
2014/06/24WelfareAnnouncing a new initiative to fight substance abuse among Georgia's youth
2014/06/12WelfareA Model for Juvenile Detention Reform
2014/06/11WelfareRe-Homing Update
2014/06/04ProviderJohn Blend to serve as President of Together Georgia
2014/05/30WelfareGAO Report, Foster Care: HHS Needs to Improve Oversight of Fostering Connections Act Implementation
2014/05/30ProviderTogether Georgia welcomes new member, Acadia Healthcare
2014/05/29ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes New Member, Creative Community Services
2014/05/28WelfareDeal: Look again, save a child's life
2014/05/20ProviderSuccessfully Engaging Families
2014/05/14WelfareIntensive Family Preservation Services Turns 40
2014/05/14ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes New Member, Hephzibah Children’s Home
2014/05/12ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes New Member, Families First
2014/05/01Welfare"Why do we do the work?" National Foster Care Month
2014/04/10ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes Elks Aidmore, Inc.
2014/04/09WelfareSpotlight on National Child Abuse Prevention Month
2014/04/07ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes Rainbow House
2014/04/02ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes The Imara Center
2014/03/31WelfareChildren are never too young to learn, By Bobby Cagle
2014/03/27ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes New Member, Georgia Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries
2014/03/21ProviderJoint Planning Teams
2014/02/26ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes New Member, Eagle Ranch
2014/02/13ProviderFamily Finding
2014/02/03WelfareFoster Care Support Foundation "Prom-A-Palooza"
2014/01/31ProviderFree Oral Care Products for Children
2014/01/30ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes New Member, Bloom Our Youth
2014/01/22WelfareDeal: DeKalb community came together in time of crisis
2014/01/08WelfareDeal names leader for Office of Child Advocate
2014/01/08WelfareEnrolling Children in Government Health Insurance Programs
2014/01/07WelfareDelinking IV-E Eligibility and Income Standards
2014/01/06ProviderTogether Georgia Welcomes New Members, Centerstone and CarePartners
2013/12/11ProviderComplex Trauma Summits in 2014
2013/12/05WelfareAssessing Child Abuse
2013/11/27WelfareThank you
2013/11/04ProviderUnaccompanied Immigration Children
2013/11/01Welfare"Partnering for Permanency" Theme for National Adoption Month
2013/10/31WelfareAdoption Incentive Bill
2013/10/24WelfareNew Report Shows Nearly Half of States Moving Away from Prosecuting, Detaining, and Sentencing Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System
2013/10/23WelfareSupport Nonprofits on Georgia Gives Day November 13, 2013
2013/10/04ProviderThe Kinship Diversion Debate: Policy and Practice Implications for Children, Families and Child...
2013/10/03ProviderServing Children and Youth in Rural Communities
2013/10/02ProviderFederal Guidance on Integrative Care for Children Released
2013/09/27ProviderRe-Entry Skills Preparation and Education Career Training (RESPECT)
2013/09/26LegislativeAdoption Incentive Program
2013/09/26ProviderMedicaid Coverage for Former Foster Youth
2013/09/25WelfareHatch Introduces Legislation to Combat Domestic Youth Sex Trafficking
2013/09/23ProviderGuidance on Child Trafficking to Child Welfare Systems and Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs
2013/09/20ProviderMessage to Providers
2013/09/11ProviderKenny A Presentation September 5, 2013
2013/09/10ProviderNew Training for RBWO Providers
2013/09/04WelfareNew Child Welfare Outcomes
2013/09/03ProviderInvitation to Fulton and DeKalb Providers
2013/09/03ProviderEmerging Directions in Child Welfare Reform
2013/08/21WelfareInfant Safe Haven Laws
2013/08/20WelfareChanging the Course of Juvenile Justice
2013/08/19ProviderFamily Stability Experts
2013/08/16WelfareAdoption rate increases for children in foster care
2013/08/15ProviderUpdated AFCARS Data
2013/08/14WelfareGeorgia Department of Community Health Foster Care/Adoption Assistance/Juvenile Justice Georgia Families Program
2013/08/09WelfareUpdate on the Georgia Conference on Children and Families
2013/08/08ProviderCharitable Giving Op-ed
2013/08/07WelfareBryan Samuels named executive director of Chapin Hall
2013/07/31WelfareNew SPARC Brief: Raising the Bar: Child Welfare's Shift Towards Well-Being
2013/07/23ProviderFederal Guidance on Helping Traumatized Children
2013/07/22WelfareDCH Announces Statewide CMO to Serve Foster Children
2013/07/16ProviderACA provisions critical to foster youth
2013/07/10ProviderProvider Comment needed by July 14
2013/07/09ProviderLet Foster Kids Be Kids Hearing
2013/07/08ProviderChild Safety in Summer
2013/07/05Training AnnouncementImproving the Lives of Children Through Healthy Couple Relationships and Stable Homes: Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training
2013/06/24Welfare2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book
2013/06/22ProviderPublic Comment on 1115 Waiver
2013/06/17WelfareGAHSC Announces New Executive Director
2013/06/05WelfareGeorgia Civic Health Index report
2013/06/03WelfarePremière of ABC's The Foster
2013/06/01ProviderFinal Rules on Employment-based Wellness Programs
2013/05/31WelfareDeal nominates two for state agency leadership positions
2013/05/31WelfareFamily Foster Care Reimbursement Rates
2013/05/30ProviderConcept of "collective understanding" for leadership teams
2013/05/22WelfareCDC issues first comprehensive report on children’s mental health in the United States
2013/04/27WelfarePrevent Child Abuse and Neglect
2013/04/26WelfareEnhanced CLAS Standards
2013/04/24WelfareGovernor Appoints DJJ Leadership to JJIGPFC
2013/04/15WelfareChild Welfare Executive Sought
2013/04/04WelfareUninterrupted Scholars Act
2013/04/03WelfareApril Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
2013/03/22ProviderCollege Bound, Nsoro Pre-Collegiate Program at UGA
2013/03/13WelfareTransitional Medical Assistance
2013/03/13LegislativeHB 242 Passes Senate Judiciary Committee
2013/03/12ProviderAdvocacy needed before Friday for provider rate increase
2013/03/06ProviderScholarship Opportunity
2013/03/04WelfareNumber of Children in Foster Care Rises, but Financial Support Lags
2013/02/28WelfareChild Welfare Outcome Measures
2013/02/27WelfareUnderstanding Race-Based Institutional Inequities
2013/02/25WelfareHHS Report on State Child Welfare Expenditures
2013/02/22WelfareChild Welfare Financing in the United States
2013/02/18WelfareStates Use Flexible Federal Funds, But Struggle to Meet Service Needs
2013/02/13WelfareHB 242 Juvenile Justice Reform Hearing
2013/02/11WelfareJanuary revenues up 10.4 percent
2013/02/11WelfareFocus on Sibling Connections
2013/02/07WelfareAdoption Credit Now Permanent
2013/02/05WelfareTracking Delivery of Mental Health Services to Children in Foster Care
2013/01/30WelfareChild-Only Health Insurance Policies
2013/01/28ProviderCommissioner: Child Care Agency Needs Staff
2013/01/25ProviderDCH Providers - News from Department of Community Health
2013/01/24ProviderTraining Announcement, GALAA Conference February 14 &15
2013/01/24Provider"Unmasking Children's Mental Illness" Mardi Gras Ball
2013/01/23ProviderProm-A-Palooza, February 17, 2013
2013/01/22WelfareFederal Legislation Impacts Child Welfare
2013/01/18WelfareSpecial Council Pushes for Juvenile Justice Reform to save Millions
2013/01/16WelfareFederal Data on Child Welfare Updated
2013/01/15WelfareCongress Passes Legislation that Helps Foster Children
2013/01/14ProviderPresident Obama Passes Legislation to Permanently Extend Adoption Tax Credit
2013/01/07WelfareSHINES special report released
2013/01/04WelfareChild Welfare Transitioning from Child to Family Focused Care
2013/01/03ProviderPREA Online Training For Residential Providers with less than 51% housed DJJ youth
2013/01/02WelfareGeorgia might see juvenile justice solution in Texas success
2012/12/19WelfareCriminal Justice Reform report released
2012/12/18WelfareResources Related to School Violence
2012/12/14WelfareAttorney General's Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence has released
2012/12/12WelfareTechnology supports efficient delivery of services
2012/12/11WelfareCALL TO ACTION on S. 3289, Children's Mental Health Accessibility Act
2012/12/10ProviderIntegrating Patient Care
2012/12/07WelfareInstability Among Young Children in Care
2012/12/06WelfareEmployment Among Young People at Lowest Level Since World War II
2012/12/05WelfareIt Is Time for a Change, When Schools traumatize Kids
2012/12/04WelfareTwo Days until Georgia Gives Day 12/6/2012
2012/12/04WelfareCongress should Hold Kids Harmless in Budget Negotiations
2012/12/03WelfareChildren at risk in Budget Negotiations
2012/11/30WelfareMore evidence that expanding Medicaid is an offer Georgia shouldn’t refuse
2012/11/28ProviderCMS Bulletin clarifies the IMD Problem
2012/11/27WelfareGraduation Rates a Bellwether for the Wellbeing of Children
2012/11/23ProviderHHS NEWS: Obama administration moves forward to implement health care law, ban discrimination...
2012/11/20WelfareGAHSC Announces Retirement of Normer Adams
2012/11/15WelfareDeal: Georgia will not set up state exchange
2012/11/10WelfareDFCS Engages Community to Address Child Safety Concerns
2012/11/09WelfareThird Party Match to TANF Funding Raises Concerns in Congress
2012/11/09ProviderDFCS Art Contest
2012/11/07ProviderDFCS Clarifies Family Support Contracts
2012/11/06WelfareState eyes major change for Medicaid groups
2012/10/30WelfareThe Face of Leadership
2012/10/17WelfareMedicaid Expansion Case Made By GBPI
2012/10/10WelfareReport of Georgia's Child Serving Agencies
2012/10/09WelfareTeen Birth Rates Reach Historic Lows
2012/10/08WelfareHandbooks for Foster Parents
2012/10/03WelfareNew DJJ Interim Commissioner, Avery Niles
2012/10/02WelfareDJJ Commissioner Resigns Effective November 1st
2012/10/02WelfareGCCF Awards Nominations
2012/10/02ProviderCreating a Successful Collaborative to Sustain Quality Services: the MAAC Model
2012/09/23WelfareMaking Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care
2012/09/22WelfareChild Welfare Outcomes Report to Congress
2012/09/21WelfareGeorgia Fifth in Poverty
2012/09/12WelfareAction Alert - Protect the Social Services Block Grant
2012/09/10WelfareRight for Kids Ranks Georgia 12th for Child Welfare Performance
2012/09/06WelfareGender Differences in What Works for Boys an Girls
2012/09/05WelfareDFCS office in Columbus raided
2012/09/05WelfareHealth Care Reform and No Medicaid Expansion
2012/09/05Training UpdateTrauma Training (coming to Atlanta Sept 28 & 29)
2012/09/04WelfareWelfare WatcSeptember 4, 2012 - Shifting Resources in Child Welfare
2012/08/27ProviderGeorgia Gives Day
2012/08/21ProviderRBWO Cost Report Training Announcement - Scheduled for 9/18/12 & 9/19/12
2012/08/14WelfareDCH Reaffirms Goals and Looks to Future
2012/08/13WelfareBudget Instructions and Budget Items
2012/08/09WelfareOnline Database of Online Schools and Universities
2012/08/01WelfareNationally, Foster Care Numbers Continue to Decline
2012/07/25WelfareKids Data - 2012 Kids Count Data Book Released - Good News For Georgia
2012/07/20ProviderInvite to Child Well-being Conference
2012/07/20WelfareWelfare WatcJuly 20, 2012 - Policy Brief from GBPI
2012/07/16ProviderUpcoming Webinar on New SPARC brief: Improving the Economic Security of Children in Foster Care and Young People who are Transitioning from Foster Care
2012/07/13WelfareDCH Medicaid and CHIP Redesign Moves Forward
2012/07/09WelfareLife after the SCOTUS Decision on AHCA
2012/06/29WelfareFrank Berry named next Commissioner of DBHDD
2012/06/28WelfareSupreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act
2012/06/22WelfareFrank Shelp resigns from DBHDD
2012/06/21WelfareImpact of Reductions of TANF Assistance
2012/06/18WelfarePeriod Twelve Kenny A. Report
2012/06/12WelfareTrauma Informed Child Welfare System: A Guide for Administrators
2012/06/11ProviderCost Report Training
2012/06/06WelfareACFY and CMS Announcements
2012/06/05WelfareSupport of Kinship Families
2012/06/04WelfareDHS Announces Changes in ORCC
2012/05/24WelfareBudget Cuts are the New Normal
2012/05/24WelfareCelebration of Excellence 2012 and New Child Welfare Legal Academy class
2012/05/22WelfareHUD Funding for Extremely Low-Income Persons with Disabilities
2012/05/07WelfareGovernor Signs Budget
2012/05/04ProviderNew Affordable Care Act options for community-based care
2012/05/02ProviderSeeking Case Studies
2012/05/02WelfareBrain imaging study reveals why some teens use drugs and others don't
2012/05/01WelfareNational Foster Care Month
2012/04/27ProviderRequired Contract Signing Delayed
2012/04/16WelfareNew formula shows lower Georgia graduation rate
2012/04/12WelfareWellCare Settlement
2012/04/11ProviderPromoting Healthy Relationships
2012/04/10WelfareDeal: March revenues up 5%
2012/04/02WelfareAutism Prevalence in the United States to 1 in 88
2012/03/30ProviderIMPACT Train-the-Trainer
2012/03/29WelfareGBPI releases Report on the Affordable Care Act
2012/03/27WelfareThe Juvenile Code Rewrite (HB 641) did not pass the 2012 Legislative Session
2012/03/13WelfareCamp to Belong
2012/03/09WelfareCollegeBound Summer Program
2012/03/02WelfareImproving Outcomes for Children in Child Welfare
2012/02/14WelfareU.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate at Its Lowest Since 1972
2012/02/03WelfareUpdates from the Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children and NRCPFC
2012/01/31ProviderCost Report Training
2012/01/30WelfareWebinars Offered on Use of Psychotropics with Children in Foster Care
2012/01/25WelfareDCH Releases Medicaid and CHIP Redesign Strategy Report
2012/01/19WelfareChild Welfare, Race, and Disparity
2012/01/18WelfareFoster Children Categorically Eligible for Head Start
2012/01/12WelfareGovernor Deal Presents Budgets
2012/01/12WelfareNew Medical Director at DHS to Provide Clinical Oversight
2011/12/31WelfareKenny A Period XI Monitoring Report
2011/12/20ProviderSeeking Assistance
2011/12/20WelfareChild Sex Abuse can happen Anywhere
2011/12/15WelfareChild Maltreatment Report Released
2011/12/12WelfareDeal: November Revenues up 7 percent
2011/12/06ProviderYouth Opportunities
2011/12/06WelfareDHS Commissioner Names Acting DFCS Leadership
2011/12/05WelfareDFCS Director Relieved of Duties
2011/11/28WelfareGBPI Release Report - State of Working 2011
2011/11/28ProviderReminder: Practice Matters Draft Policy and Surveys
2011/11/09WelfareOctober net revenue numbers up 5.4 percent
2011/11/08ProviderPublic Comment on Maternity Homes Regulations
2011/11/08WelfareShare Your Opinions Now* about Medicaid and PeachCare Redesign
2011/11/04WelfareAmy Howell, DJJ Commissioner Resigns
2011/11/04WelfareFree School Meals for Children in Foster Care
2011/10/28ProviderOrange Duffel Bag Foundation offers 12 week Coaching Program for Foster Care Youth
2011/10/24WelfareHHS found Georgia is violation of section 504 in violating the Civil Rights of the Disabled
2011/10/20WelfareFoster Youth have many Challenges in getting an Education
2011/10/19WelfareChild Abuse Under-Reported
2011/10/18WelfareSusan Dreyfus Will Head the Alliance for Children and Families as CEO
2011/10/17ProviderRBWO Standards: Food Storage Guidelines
2011/10/11WelfareCharitable Giving Down
2011/10/10WelfareCensus Data Shows Increasing Poverty, Number of Georgians without Health Insurance
2011/10/07WelfareValues That Define our Society
2011/10/06WelfareUniform Definition for Medicaid Therapeutic Foster Care
2011/10/06WelfarePresident Signs Bill Reauthorizing Title IV-B and Reinstating Waiver authority
2011/10/05ProviderProviders Seek Acquisitions
2011/10/04ProviderTruisms in a Post-Reform World
2011/10/03WelfareNonprofit Employment Fares Better in Downturn
2011/09/30WelfareTapping the Power of the Social Media
2011/09/29WelfareChild Poverty Up, and the President Releases His Deficit Reduction Plan
2011/09/26WelfareHHS awards Grants for Home Visiting Programs
2011/09/13ProviderRevisions to FY2012 RBWO Minimum Standards
2011/09/12WelfareAugust State Revenue Numbers up 9.1%
2011/09/07WelfareGeorgia Conference on Children and Families
2011/09/02ProviderDHS Cost Report Training
2011/08/26WelfareJudge Rules Catholic Charities Has No Right to Contract
2011/08/25WelfareGeorgia Considers Health Exchanges
2011/08/24WelfareDHS Board Votes to Approve AFY12 and FY13 Budgets
2011/08/22WelfareKids Count 2011 Report Released
2011/08/19WelfarePredicting the Future
2011/08/18WelfareDHS Proposes Budgets for AFY12 and FY13
2011/08/16WelfareCarl Brown Selected as DJJ Deputy Commissioner
2011/08/15WelfarePeter Goldberg, Leader of Major Child Welfare Group, Dies Unexpectedly
2011/08/15WelfareFoster Care is down and Adoption is up
2011/08/12WelfareMedicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration Program
2011/08/11WelfareDeal issues call for 2011 Special Session and Appointments to the GOCF
2011/08/10WelfareDeal: July revenue numbers up 7.3 percent
2011/08/08WelfareFamily Commission Director Resigns
2011/08/05WelfareBudget Deal Puts Pressure on Nonprofits
2011/07/29WelfareSAMHSA Report on use of Restraint and Seclusion
2011/07/28WelfareGeorgia Juvenile Court Judge Will Lead National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
2011/07/27WelfareGeorgia Chosen to Study Legal Representation of Neglected and Abused Children
2011/07/25ProviderEducation Consortium Training Summit Announcement
2011/07/20WelfareDo We Know Where our Children Are (data)
2011/07/19WelfareSo What if we Do Not Raise our Debt Limit?
2011/07/18WelfareKenny A Monitoring Report X for July 1 through December 31, 2010
2011/07/06ProviderCasey Excellence for Children Awards
2011/07/06ProviderCaring for Runaway Children
2011/06/29WelfareUrge the President to Protect Children and Families Budget
2011/06/27WelfareGCCF Call for Presentations
2011/06/20ProviderEducation Finance Study Commission - Members - Status of 618 Funding
2011/06/20WelfareThe Georgia Conference on Children & Families
2011/06/07WelfareKenny A Tenth Reporting Period
2011/06/01ProviderRegulation on Top of Licensing
2011/05/31ProviderPrivatization Survey
2011/05/17ProviderDave Statton Reduced from ORCC Force
2011/05/16WelfarePIPs, Closures, Fairs, and Recesses
2011/05/10ProviderCold Case Project
2011/05/10ProviderUpcoming Events
2011/05/05WelfareScared Straight Programs / Evolving View of Childhood
2011/05/03WelfareMay, Foster Care Month in Georgia
2011/04/25WelfareArticles of Interest from NRCPFC
2011/04/19ProviderProvider WatcApril 19, 2011
2011/04/19WelfareWelfare WatcApril 18, 2011 - Correction: Fulton County Released from Court Oversight in the Legal Representation Issue
2011/04/18WelfareFulton County Released from Court Oversight in Kenny A Consent Decree
2011/04/13WelfareApril 13, 2011
2011/03/31ProviderUrgent Alert: Tax Reform in Danger of Losing Revenue
2011/03/28ProviderFinal Days of Legislature are Before Us
2011/03/28ProviderSales Tax Exemption Spared
2011/03/24ProviderPrecollegiate Program for Youth in Foster Care June 16-23, 2011
2011/03/16ProviderTax Reform Could Be Detrimental to Child Welfare Agencies
2011/03/14ProviderLegislative Notes both Federal and State
2011/03/09WelfareDHS releases DFCS Organizational Chart
2011/03/04WelfareHomeless Shelter Bill Gets a "Do-Pass" out of Subcommittee
2011/03/02WelfareIsabel Blanco Leaves DHS for S.C.
2011/02/25ProviderAmended Budget Goes to Conference Committee
2011/02/10ProviderDHS Reorganization
2011/02/08WelfareDHS Commissioner Testifies before House Committee
2011/01/25WelfareAnnouncement and Updates
2011/01/13WelfareGovernor Releases His Budget Proposal
2011/01/11ProviderUpcoming Training
2011/01/07ProviderThe Special Council on Tax Fairness for Georgians
2011/01/07WelfareDavid Statton to Serve as Interim Director of ORCC
2011/01/04WelfareRachelle Carnesale named as director of Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
2011/01/04WelfareAmy Howell to Lead Department of Juvenile Justice
2010/12/06WelfareGovernor Elect Deal Nominates New DHS Commissioner
2010/11/11WelfareOctober Revenue Figures Increase
2010/11/09WelfareThe Georgia Supreme Court Decision Impacts Great Many Non-profits
2010/11/08WelfareDeal Names More Members of His Transition Team
2010/11/03WelfareElection Names New Leadership
2010/10/20WelfareState, Justice Department Reach Mental Health Settlement
2010/10/14Welfare"Where do I go to get my Reputation Back?"
2010/10/08WelfareWhy the Sky May Not Fall, Budget Numbers Up
2010/10/06WelfareOffice of the Child Advocate Midyear Report
2010/10/05WelfareData Informed Practices
2010/09/30WelfareDowning Clark Center License Revocation Overturned
2010/09/28WelfareInformation is Power, National Resource Centers
2010/09/24WelfareSpecial Council on Tax Reform - Too Important, Too Little Interest
2010/09/24ProviderUnemployment Insurance Savings
2010/09/20WelfareAffordable Care Act
2010/09/16WelfareGeorgia Receives Adoptions Award
2010/09/15ProviderALERT - Sales Tax Exemption for Residential Care Threatened
2010/09/14ProviderPeer Specialist Certification Training
2010/09/13WelfareWe are not as Rich as We Used to Be
2010/09/10WelfareThe U.S. Ranks Fifth in Charitable Giving
2010/09/09WelfareVoices Announces Step Up for Kids Day
2010/09/08WelfareGovernor Perdue Announces August Revenue Figures
2010/09/07WelfareNational Resource Center for Family Centered Practice
2010/09/03WelfareHHS and DOE Announce Medicaid and CHIP Challenge to the States
2010/09/02WelfareGeorgia's Foster Care Reduction Exceed National Average
2010/09/01WelfareNationally, the Number of Foster Children "Aging Out" Increases
2010/08/30WelfareStreet Workers are Effective at Preventing Violence
2010/08/27WelfareMark Washington Leaves DFCS for Private Sector
2010/08/26WelfareDJJ Board Approves Proposed Budget
2010/08/25WelfareTax Commission Hears Testimony
2010/08/24ProviderDates to Note
2010/08/23WelfareDHS Board Presentations of Interest
2010/08/20WelfareDHS Budget Recommendations
2010/08/19WelfarePrivately Licensed Foster Care Agency Numbers Decreasing
2010/08/18ProviderProvider Rates Impacted by Budget Cuts
2010/08/17WelfareInterim OPM Director Appointed
2010/08/16WelfareChildren in Need of Services
2010/08/15WelfareSpecial Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians to Hold Public Meeting
2010/08/12WelfareNew Rule Regarding Facility Licensure, Application, and Activity Fees
2010/08/11WelfareThe House approves FMAP Extension
2010/08/10WelfareYour Phone Call Counts - Extension of FMAP
2010/08/09WelfareJuly's Revenue Numbers Up
2010/08/06ProviderChanges at the State Office
2010/08/05WelfareEngaged to Learn
2010/08/04WelfareDHS Board Meeting Highlights
2010/08/03WelfareGeorgia's Childhood Obesity Rates
2010/08/02WelfareAccountability and Transparency
2010/07/30WelfareCondolences Go Out to the Elliott Family
2010/07/29WelfareJuvenile Code Rewrite - Article 6, Children in Need of Service, Hearing Scheduled
2010/07/28Provider512 Funding Cut, More Cuts Maybe on the Way
2010/07/27Welfare2010 Kids Count Data Book Released
2010/07/26WelfarePlan "B" When All Else Fails, Concurrent Planning
2010/07/23WelfareGovernor Perdue Orders More Cuts
2010/07/22WelfareThe Kenny A Monitors Got it Wrong
2010/07/21WelfareGeorgia Juvenile Judge Becomes National Juvenile Court President
2010/07/20WelfareNumbers Reflect Changes in Practice
2010/07/19WelfareThe State Health Benefit Plan Running out of Money
2010/07/16WelfareEducation Success by Third Grade
2010/07/15WelfarePreventing Adolescent Pregnancies
2010/07/14WelfareHome Visiting Comes of Age
2010/07/13WelfareGeorgia's Revenue Numbers Improve
2010/07/12WelfarePlease Don't Forget Your Children
2010/07/09WelfareGeorgia Child Welfare from a National Prospective
2010/07/08WelfareData Matters
2010/07/07ProviderProvider G Meeting Scheduled
2010/07/07WelfareAccountability, Transparency, and Performance
2010/07/06ProviderSafeCare Recruiting Trainers
2010/07/06WelfareEvidence Based Models of Care
2010/07/02WelfareGCCF Call for Presentations
2010/07/01WelfareDBHDD announces new Regions and Strategic Plans
2010/06/30WelfareFederal Legislation Drives Most Policy
2010/06/29WelfareRaise Me Up Campaign Raises Awareness of Foster Care
2010/06/28WelfarePossible Medicaid Service Cut
2010/06/25WelfareHow Are We Doing?
2010/06/24WelfareHomelessness Can be Solved
2010/06/22WelfareThe Georgia Conference on Children & Families
2010/06/21WelfareFather's Day, More than About a Day
2010/06/18WelfareElectronic Records Certification, What does it have to do with Child Welfare?
2010/06/17WelfareDHS Board Met for June Board Meeting
2010/06/16WelfareGovernor Appoints DOE Superintendent and other notes on Fulton County
2010/06/15ProviderCertificate Program Offering
2010/06/15WelfareMulti-systemic Approaches to Care
2010/06/14WelfareRevenues are Still Down for Georgia
2010/06/11WelfareThe Cost of Caring for Children in Foster Care
2010/06/10WelfareGovernor Speaks at Celebration
2010/06/09WelfareGovernor Signs FY11 Budget
2010/06/08WelfareCelebration of Educational Excellence
2010/06/07WelfareStimulus Funds Extension
2010/06/04WelfareCarrie Steele Pitts Honors a Saint
2010/06/03ProviderUpcoming Provider-G Meeting scheduled June 14, 2010
2010/06/02ProviderMandatory Performance-Based Contracting Training/Information Session
2010/06/01WelfareDJJ Board Meets
2010/05/28Welfare"Diversion" Practice Review Gets Court's Approval
2010/05/27WelfareMaking Sense of Zero Tolerance
2010/05/26WelfareSystems of Care
2010/05/25WelfareFoster Youth "Aging Out"
2010/05/24WelfareDJJ Appoints New Commissioner
2010/05/24WelfareSeclusion and Restraints in Public Schools
2010/05/21ProviderSubstantiated Allegations with Citations Tracking Downward
2010/05/20WelfareDHS Board Meeting
2010/05/19WelfareNews Briefs
2010/05/13ProviderProvider G Meeting
2010/05/05ProviderFFTA Annual Conference
2010/04/29WelfareGeorgia General Assembly passes Budget
2010/04/19ProviderAJC Reports, Budget Reports and Cost Reports
2010/04/16ProviderSummit to Review RBWO Performance Based Contracting
2010/04/07WelfareGood News of Revenue Numbers
2010/04/06WelfareCommissioner Testifies before the Senate Appropriation Subcommittee
2010/04/05ProviderGeorgia Provider Summit
2010/03/29WelfareTransparency in Tax Exemptions
2010/03/26WelfareFamily Centered Practice - Systems of Care Actualized
2010/03/24WelfareRally for Revenues to Stop Budget Cuts at the Capitol
2010/03/22WelfareMajor Health Care Reform Legislation Passes Congress
2010/03/17WelfareMore Grim News on the Budget at DHS
2010/03/15WelfareShort Bites
2010/03/12ProviderSAVE THE DATE - Provider Summit, April 23, 2010
2010/03/08ProviderMaltreatment is Attacked
2010/03/04WelfareDHS Services Proposed Cuts Would be Devastating
2010/03/04ProviderTop 20 Most Cited Violations
2010/02/19ProviderEducation Voucher Bill for Foster Children heard in Committee
2010/02/18ProviderCasey Family Programs Sponsored Conference
2010/02/17WelfareDHS Board Meets
2010/02/15WelfareMaltreatment in Care Gets Attention
2010/02/15ProviderMaltreatment in Care Gets Attention
2010/02/12WelfareGovernor Perdue Appoints Melissa Carter as Georgia Child Advocate
2010/01/31WelfareRate Setting Taskforce Release Report
2010/01/25WelfareKenny A Monitoring Reports Faulty Data
2010/01/20WelfareGovernor Delivers Budget Proposal
2010/01/05WelfareGeorgia's Child Advocates Departs
2009/12/22WelfareDHS Board Approves Adoption Assistance Definition Change
2009/12/21WelfareNational Issues Examined
2009/12/13WelfareNovember Budget Numbers Provide More Bad News
2009/12/07ProviderChange in Time for CCI and CPA Provider G-meetings
2009/12/06ProviderIn-Home Services Standards Setting Work Group and SafeCare® Services Reimbursement for...
2009/12/04ProviderExtended Deadline for DFCS Provider Survey
2009/12/02WelfareDHS Board to Consider Adoption Assistance Definition Change
2009/12/01WelfareGeorgia's Revenues are Still Down
2009/11/29WelfareNews You Can Use
2009/11/23WelfareCMS Withdraws Medicaid Rehabilitative Services Proposed Rule
2009/11/09WelfareHouse Passes Health Reform Bill
2009/11/05WelfareHealth Care Reform Moves Forward
2009/11/01WelfareNew Adoption Assistance Definition Proposed
2009/10/29ProviderProvider Updates
2009/10/25WelfareProposed Adoption Rule Changes Withdrawn and Revised
2009/10/22WelfareTransformative Leadership in First Provider G-Force Meeting
2009/10/21WelfareORCC Increases Sanctions on Residential Agencies
2009/10/16WelfareNational Organization of State Associations for Children Meeting Update
2009/10/14WelfareGovernor Perdue Kicks-Off “Raise Me Up” Campaign for Foster Care Youth
2009/10/12ProviderUseful News to Providers
2009/10/09ProviderSeptember Revenue Figures Announced
2009/10/07ProviderNews You Can Use
2009/10/06ProviderFirst Provider G Meeting
2009/09/28ProviderPreparing for Tomorrow Today
2009/09/17WelfareDJJ Closes Ireland Facility in Macon
2009/09/16Provider2009 Provider Summit, September 25, 2009, sponsored by Hamby and Aloisio
2009/09/16WelfareJuvenile Code Reform
2009/09/14WelfareRules and Laws need our Input
2009/09/11WelfareTax Revenues Down Further
2009/09/02WelfareNew Report Finds Bush-era Medicaid Policies Continue
2009/09/01WelfareFamily Centered Practice Changes DHS
2009/08/20WelfareDHS Board Meets for First Time
2009/08/20ProviderStrengthening Families: Community Stabilization and Healthy Housing Summit
2009/08/19ProviderDBHDD Notice Regarding Accreditation and Certification Policy
2009/08/12ProviderDevelopment of Contractual Standards for In-Home Services
2009/08/10ProviderCriminal Record Checks Procedural Change
2009/07/31WelfareGovernor Perdue Appoints Boards for New Departments
2009/07/29Welfare2009 Kids Count Data Book Released
2009/07/22WelfareFocus on Family Centered Practice
2009/07/21ProviderA Look to the Future
2009/07/20ProviderHealth Care Reform and Children
2009/07/09ProviderCCFA Advanced Skills Training
2009/07/09WelfareGovernor Appoints Jewel Norman Mental Health Ombudsman
2009/07/08WelfareKenny A Rate Setting Task Force
2009/07/07WelfareBudget Shortfalls Threaten Services
2009/06/28WelfareHHS Rescinds Medicaid Regulations
2009/06/25WelfareObama's Health Care Reform Proposal
2009/06/22WelfareKenny-A Report for Period VI
2009/06/18ProviderDFCS Announces the development of the Office of Provider Utilization and Outcomes Management
2009/06/17ProviderHonoring Gwen Skinner, a Reception
2009/06/16WelfareGwen Skinner, Reorganization, and Federal Legislation
2009/06/10WelfareGraduates give State $209,000 each
2009/06/07WelfareGovernor Perdue Announces May Revenue Figures
2009/06/04WelfareKidsNet, Changing the way Georgia Provides Care for at-risk Children and their Families
2009/06/03WelfareThe Importance of Intact Families
2009/05/31WelfarePrevention Works, Texas Report
2009/05/27WelfareNews You Can Use
2009/05/20WelfareGeorgia’s Juvenile Justice Released from Federal Monitoring Oversight
2009/05/19Provider AlertDCH Requests Testimony Concerning Rates
2009/05/16ProviderRequest from Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
2009/05/15WelfareJudge Sammy Jones Dies in Plane Crash
2009/05/14WelfareGovernor Perdue Signs $18.6 Billion Fiscal Year 2010 Budget
2009/05/12ProviderCommunity Based Alternatives for Youth (CBAY) Overview WebEx
2009/05/11WelfareGovernor Vetoes HB 481
2009/05/10WelfareProposed Repeal of Medicaid Targeted Case Management Regulations
2009/05/07WelfareSenate Bill 69 Expands Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting
2009/05/04WelfareNew Departments Created and Commissioner Appointed
2009/04/22WelfareThriving in a Changing World
2009/04/22ProviderTeen Mothers in Foster Care
2009/04/15WelfareDHR Board Meets
2009/04/07WelfareDBHDD when it Grows Up
2009/04/05WelfareThe Legislative Session is Over
2009/03/31ProviderCommunity Based Alternatives for Youth (CBAY)
2009/03/30ProviderRecommendation: CPA Per Diem Rate Restoration
2009/03/29ProviderCaring Community System of Care Request for Proposal
2009/03/25WelfareLegislative and Advocacy Bits and Pieces
2009/03/23ProviderGive Honor to those Whom Honor is Due
2009/03/18WelfareHeads Up on Miscellaneous
2009/03/18ProviderHouse Appropriations Recommends Provider Rates Restoration
2009/03/11WelfareOut-of-Home Budget Woes
2009/03/10ProviderFY09 Budget Agreed Upon
2009/03/05ProviderFY2010 Budget
2009/03/04WelfareMHDDAD Changes to Service Delivery
2009/03/02ProviderHouse Approves CPA Rate Restoration
2009/02/26ProviderLegislative Quick Takes for Child Welfare Providers
2009/02/24WelfareLifetime Cost Benefit of Graduating
2009/02/20WelfareLegislative Watch
2009/02/17WelfareEconomic Stimulus Hits Georgia
2009/02/17ProviderGAHSC Member Agencies Achieve Accreditation
2009/02/16WelfareRelief may be on the Way
2009/02/12ProviderResidential Treatment Facility (RTF) Grants FY 2009
2009/02/10ProviderBudget and Economic Situation Gets Worse
2009/02/09ProviderAdvocacy Continues around Budget Cuts to Providers
2009/02/05WelfareGeorgia Waits on Budgets from both National and State
2009/02/05WelfareChildren's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP or CHIP) Signed into Law
2009/02/05ProviderCatalyst for CARE to offer SafeCare® Training
2009/02/02WelfareLegislation of Interest to Child Welfare Advocates
2009/02/02ProviderDHR Public Payors Symposium for Providers of Children's Behavioral Health Services
2009/01/29WelfareLegislation to Restructure the Department of Human Resources Introduced
2009/01/22ProviderProvider Summit Letter
2009/01/22WelfareGeorgia Mental Health Audit
2009/01/21WelfareDHR Board Meeting
2009/01/19WelfareSettlement Agreement Announced to Improve Mental Health Hospitals
2009/01/14WelfareGovernor's Address to the State
2009/01/09WelfarePermanency is Immediate Focus
2009/01/06ProviderAdvocacy Concerning Budget Cuts
2009/01/04ProviderWill you Write a Letter to your Editor of your Local Newspaper
2009/01/03WelfareGwen Skinner Sets Retirement Date
2008/12/15WelfareMental Health Service Delivery Commission Recommendations
2008/12/10WelfareDecember DHR Board Meeting
2008/12/09WelfareMurray Longest Serving Commissioner
2008/12/03WelfareWhat is a Case Worker Worth
2008/11/24ProviderBudget Advocacy
2008/11/19WelfareGraduation Rates Are Up
2008/11/18ProviderWhat Governor's Are Reading
2008/11/17WelfareFostering Connections Act
2008/11/11WelfareGeorgia Now has a Revenue Problem
2008/11/05WelfareNew Leadership in Washington
2008/11/04ProviderKidsNet Survey
2008/11/03WelfareMark Washington Named DFCS Chief
2008/10/27ProviderDMHDDAD Announces Changes to Residential Care
2008/10/23ProviderThe Provider Environment
2008/10/15WelfareDHR Board Meeting
2008/10/12WelfareMonday News You can Use
2008/10/07WelfareMental Health Parity for all
2008/10/06WelfareBad Economic Times
2008/09/26WelfareRisk for Those Who Can Afford it the Least
2008/09/25WelfareThe Financial Market Crashes
2008/09/24WelfareNew Federal Legislation Supports At-Risk Children
2008/09/03WelfareGovernor, Now is Not the Time
2008/09/02WelfareOpen Letter to the Governor
2008/08/30ProviderThousands of Foster Children At Risk
2008/08/30WelfareAn Open Letter to the Governor and the General Assembly - Lets Not Go Backward
2008/08/29WelfareAn Open Letter to the Governor and the General Assembly - We have Options
2008/08/29ProviderFoster Care Per Diem Cut Clarifications - "What does 50% cut to CPA Case Support Rate Mean?"
2008/08/27ProviderThe Trigger has been Pulled
2008/08/26WelfareDHR Restructuring
2008/08/23WelfareJudge Threatens DFCS with Contempt Charges
2008/08/22ProviderStakeholder Advocacy Needed
2008/08/20WelfareDHR Board Submits Proposed Budget to Governor
2008/08/20ProviderDHR Board Submits Proposed Budget to Governor
2008/08/19WelfareMonday News You Can Use
2008/08/14WelfareDHR Announces some of their Budget Reductions Implications
2008/08/13WelfareDepartment Supports the Systems of Care Model
2008/07/31ProviderDHR to Hold Budget Hearings

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