Monday, February 26, 2007
The Only National Conference Focused on Summer Learning
Celebrate Summer as a Season for Learning is a two-day conference that will challenge you to plan, support and advocate for high-quality summer programming in your community and nationwide. In Georgia, most young people have 9-10 weeks of "idle time" on their hands with little supervision and lack high-quality, engaging opportunities that help them to stay on track and succeed making this conference helpful to local efforts.
Focus on Summer Learning from Georgia's Experts
The following engaging sessions will be led by Georgia experts from the education and youth development fields.
Integrating Parent Involvement into Summer Learning for Successful Child and Youth Development
Dr. Lisa Malice and Donna Kosicki, Georgia PTA
Public/Private Summer Learning Partnerships: Lessons Learned from a Pilot Program
Fred and Martha Downer Assaf, Pace Academy, Atlanta, Georgia; Carl Ackerman, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI; Beth Casey, Middle Grades Partnership, Baltimore, MD
Summer Extravaganza Teaching and Learning Camp (TLC): Summer Learning in Hotlanta
Dr. Mindy DiSalvo and Donna Whiting, DeKalb County School System
Summer Learning and Workforce Development: Effectively Reaching our Older Youth
Parky Rogers and Dr. Barbara Hill, Junior Achievement of Georgia
Time and Learning Opportunities in the 21st Century
Jill Riemer, Pat Willis, and Laura Dobbs, Georgia Afterschool Investment Council
Register now at www.summerlearning.org/events/conference.html. Conference registration is $325/person through March 1. After that, registration is $350/person. Groups of four or more receive a 10% registration discount. For more information about the Center and the conference, visit www.summerlearning.org or call Jennifer Brady, the Center's director of training and management assistance, at 410-516-6230.
Rachel E. Wellborn, MSW
Communications and Project Manager
Georgia Afterschool Investment Council
formerly the Georgia Partnership for Youth Investment
100 Edgewood Avenue, NE - 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Georgia Crisis & Access Line, a new statewide hotline designed to streamline
24/7 access to mental health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse
and behavioral healthcare crisis services. Georgia DHR awarded the service
to Atlanta-based Behavioral Health Link (BHL), a division of Integrated
Health Resources, LLC.
The goal of the Georgia Crisis & Access Line is to promote friendly and easy
access to services throughout the state's 159 counties. 1-800-715-GCAL is
available day or night in time of crisis and to assist with routine access
1-800-715-GCAL (4225) is staffed by trained and caring professionals who are
available around the clock. The confidential service is free to the public.
There is also a provider and resource database online at mygcal.com to help
with information about service options.
Georgia Crisis & Access Line
A crisis has no schedule. Help is available 24/7 for problems with mental
health, drugs, or alcohol.
or visit us online at mygcal.com
As an emergency facility, clients must understand that housing is generally limited to a period of thirty (30) days and during such time all clients must seek employment unless there is a physician's statement indicating an inability to do so. Clients will be assessed a nominal fee for their stay.
Please share this information with as many agencies and service providers in the Houston County area as possible. Also, we are in dire need of female resident assistants for nights and weekends. If anyone knows of any responsible, trustworthy candidates who might be interested in this position please ask them to contact us during the hours of 10am - 2pm at (478) 922-3195 or leave a message on our voicemail.
Tachunta A. Thomas
Community Outreach Service Center, Inc.
"A Haven for the Homeless"
Friday, February 02, 2007
Programs/Agencies that work with families of infants are
invited to participate in the Georgia Department of
Human Resources, Division of Public Health’s…
CRIB MATCHING PROGRAM TRAINING:
A STRATEGY TO REDUCE THE RISKS OF
SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME (SIDS) AND OTHER INFANT SLEEP DEATH
The Division of Public Health will match 3 cribs for every 5 purchased.
Come and learn more about:
· Participation in the Crib Matching Program
· SIDS/infant sleep safety (e.g. bed sharing)
· The latest recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics on SIDS and Infant sleep safety
Training is a requirement for participation in this initiative. This session is one way to fulfill that requirement
We look forward to seeing you on:
February 27, 2007
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 pm
Location: DHR Middle Georgia Training Center
4885 Riverside Drive, Suite 300 (3rd floor of the Riverside Corporate Center)
Macon, GA 31210