Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Register for Afterschool Day in Georgia (5/19)


Afterschool Day In Georgia

Recognizing and celebrating programs that serve school-age children

Childcare organizations across the state of Georgia will join together to declare May 19, 2006 to be Afterschool Day In Georgia. On this day organizations across the state will showcase programs in the community that are working to meet the needs of school age children during out of school time. In today's society parents are working outside of the home at an alarming rate leaving parents struggling to find dependable, high quality care for school age children. Quality Care for Children, the Childcare Resource and Referral Agency of Central Georgia recognizes the need for quality school age programs and is working to help provide children with environments in which they can grow and excel. On May19th we will host a Community Resource Fair highlighting programs in the Middle Georgia community that are meeting the needs of school age children. The event will be held at the Macon Mall, located at 3661 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA from 3: 00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Organizations throughout the Central Georgia area will present parents and children with resource information on quality after-school programs and enriching out-of-school time activities that will help parents make well informed decisions regarding school-age care.

Quality Care for Children is seeking participation in this event from community partners and child care centers that may provide services and information to parents in our communities. We are inviting your organization to join with us and showcase the services it offers. This is a family event so please feel free to provide an activity for the children that will be in attendance. This is not a requirement, however it will attract more visitors to your table.

Please look over the enclosed information and return the enrollment sheet by Thursday, May 4th to secure a spot in this event. Due to limited space, booths will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. Child care centers interested in attending will be contacted and asked to provide additional information to reserve a booth. Please complete the sign-up sheet and return it as soon as possible to secure your place in Georgia's first Afterschool Day In Georgia.

Feel free to contact me at (478) 752-7800 ext. 106 with any questions you might have or for further information.

We look forward to partnering with you for this exciting event.

Sincere regards,

Sharlene Abraham
Quality Care For Children
Early Care and Education Specialist

Jason Hobbs, LCSW, MDiv
Pastoral Counselor
Wellston Behavioral Medicine
404 Corder Road, Suite 100
Warner Robins, GA 31088
(478) 322-1113
FAX (478) 322-1114

Monday, April 17, 2006

Gang Workshop 5/8-5/9

(The Basics)

Facilitated by Marc Fomby, Prevention Outreach Coordinator
DREAM, Inc of Jackson, MS
Also Included A Local Perspective
Sponsored by
Douglass High School Alumni Association
In Partnership With
Region Four MHDDAD Office of Prevention Services and Programs

Workshop Focus:
        *       Bullying in Schools- School Climate
        *       Street Gangs; The Social Ills And Issues They Bring to your community
        *       Latino/Hispanic Gangs; Recognizing and Identifying Their Affiliations
        *       Identifying Folk Nation And People Nation (gang affiliation nationally)
        *       Gang Styles, Traditions, Customs, And Changing Trends
        *       Gangs Active In Local Communities and Schools
        *       Risk and Protective Factors
        *       Community Intervention Strategic Plan Development
 May 8 & 9, 2006
8:30am Daily Registration
9:00am - 4:30pm Workshop (Monday)
9:00am- 3pm (Tuesday)

Douglass High School Auditorium
115 Forrest Street
Thomasville, Georgia

*Continental Breakfast
* Lunch Will Be Provided * Refreshments at Scheduled Breaks

No Cost > First Come First Serve > Pre-registration Required
*Please RSVP No later Than May 3rd

RSVP by calling Lauretta Gibbs @ 229-551-0848
E-Mail: Douglass@rose.net <mailto:Douglass@rose.net> or families@rose.net

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Psychotropic Meds/Unit Meeting April 21 at 12noon

From Mitch Mitchell, LCSW, Unit Chair and Jan Yates, LCSW, Education Coordinator:

"Please join us April 21st from 12-1PM at Coliseum Psychiatric Center's ground floor Conference Room for a luncheon presentation by Dr. Cesar Figueroa, Medical Director of Coliseum Psychiatric Center, of "Everything You Wanted to Know about Psychiatric Medications but Were Afraid to Ask."

Please call (478) 464-8264 by noon April 19th to reserve a place or a lunch.

We need volunteers/suggestions for May and June. A two-hour presentation either or both times could be an option to help people get their hours in for licensure renewal. The licensure cycles ends June 30th, so be sure the Composite Board has your correct mailing address."

Monday, April 10, 2006

Section 8 Availability in Houston Co

There are still available applications for callers 62 years of age or
older and live or work in HOUSTON COUNTY.

Applications are taken by PHONE ONLY!!!! and will be taken for the next
30 days or until all 33 applications have been accepted.
Call: 1-888-340-6112 or 478-374-6961

Anna Loggins
Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator
478-329-0559 fax

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Volunteer Houston County/Communities in Schools

From Joanne Alford-Robinette:

"I am with Volunteer Houston County/Communities In Schools of Houston County and we offer volunteer opportunities to youth and adults. We have a summer Youth Corps that serve our community, they have a variety of opportunities available in the summer. All they have to do is contact us to sign up for these programs. All of our programs are supervised. If you would like more information please feel free to contact me either by phone or e-mail. We would also like to have a link to our website http://www.vhc-cishc.org/ ."

Joanne Alford-Robinette
CISHC, Program Director
Volunteer Houston County
Communities In Schools of Houston County
Ted Wright Park Building
2841 Moody Road
Bonaire, Georgia 31005
478-929-5427 fax

Monday, April 03, 2006


We're experimenting with linking the social workers of this unti via email and web-based communications. This blog can serve as a sort of bulletin board for announcments about agency programs, continuing education opportunities, and other information that may be of use or concern.

If you have a link that you'd like to see included on the list to the right, please send that too!

Any suggestions are welcome.

Jason Hobbs, LCSW, MDiv
Pastoral Counselor
404 Corder Road, Suite 100
Warner Robins, GA 31088
office tel: (478) 322-1113
office fax: (478) 322-1114