Child Welfare

Training Collaborative

External Resources and Training

The Georgia State University Professional Excellence Child Welfare Training Collaborative values the work of different people, agencies, organizations, and universities that are providing training and resources to strengthen the work with families in Georgia who may be experiencing complex trauma. The information below is presented as a resource for individuals who are interested in learning more about trauma, brain development, trauma informed care and work being done around these issues in the state of Georgia. 

To read a more comprehensive description of models and agencies, please download our training inventory document here: Training Inventory

Please email Amy Mobley ([email protected]) with suggested additions.

Trauma and Brain Development Models Used in Georgia  Used By

Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice (MHRC-JJ).

http://cjca.net/index.php/blog/806-mental-health-training-curriculum-for-juvenile-justice

Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
Better Brains for Babies (BBB)
http://www.bbbgeorgia.org/educatorBecome.php
Better Brains for Babies Statewide Trainers
Trauma-Informed Organizational Self-Assessment
The Trauma-Informed Organizational Self-Assessment was created by Orchard Place/Child Guidance Center’s Trauma Informed Care Project.  It was adapted from the National Center on Family Homelessness Trauma-Informed Organizational Self-Assessment and “Creating Cultures of Trauma- Informed Care: A Self-Assessment and Planning Protocol” article by Dr. Roger Fallot and Dr. Maxine Harris. The Agency Self-Assessment for Trauma-Informed Care is intended to help assess an organization’s readiness to implement a trauma-informed approach. Responses to the survey help an organization (1) identify opportunities for program and environmental change, (2) plan professional development trainings, and (3) inform organizational policy change.
Dr. Sharon Hill in collaboration with child placement agencies

Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Model (ARC)

http://www.traumacenter.org/research/ascot.php

Chris 180

 National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

http://www.nctsn.org/resources/topics/treatments-that-work/promising-practices 

Georgia State University Professional Excellence Program Professional Development and Training and Child Welfare Training Collaborative 

DBHDD/System of Care Georgia State University Center of Excellence 

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 

Sanctuary Model

www.sanctuaryweb.com    

Methodist Home 

Multi Agency Alliance for Children

Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI)

http://www.attachmenttraumanetwork.org/understanding-attachment/treatment/tbri/

Bethany Christian Services

Faithbridge Foster Care

Groups Providing Trauma and/or Brain Development Trainings in Georgia

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Division of Family and Children Service staff
  • Child Placing Agencies/Child Care Institutions
  • Department of Juvenile Justice staff
  • DBHDD staff
  • DPH staff
  • foster/adoptive parents
  • healthcare providers
  • juvenile courts/law enforcement
  • Online Training
  • Webinars
  • Classroom Training

Contact:

https://providers.amerigroup.com/Pages/GAFosterCare.aspx

David Bolt: [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • foster/adoptive parents
  • Foster Parent Summits
  • Webinars
  • Classroom Training

Contact:

Cheryl Williams, Assistant Branch Director of Pre- Permanency Services: [email protected]

Chanda Floyd-Bryant Program Manager for Foster Parent Education Advocacy and Training Program:

[email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Train the trainer for approved trainers, professionals and general public
  • Podcasts
  • Webinars
  • Train the Trainer Classroom Training

Contact:

Diane Bales, Associate Professor and Extension Human Development Specialist: [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Professionals and general public
  • Online Trainings

https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/

Contact:

Carla Rogg, President: [email protected]

https://www.cdc.gov/learning/continuing-education/index.html

Contact:

Lara Robinson (CDC/ONDIEH/NCBDDD):[email protected]

Jennifer Wyatt Kaminski, (CDC/ONDIEH/NCBDDD): [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Foster Parents
  • General Public
  • Division of Family and Children Services Staff
  • Webinars
  • Classroom Training

https://www.choa.org/medical-services/child-protection-advocacy-center/prevention-and-training

Contact:

Dr. Angie Boy: [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • CHRIS 180 staff
  • Clinicians and Mental Health Professionals
  • School Systems
  • Refugee and Immigrant populations
  • Law enforcement
  • Homeless shelters
  • Case Management Staff
  • General Public
  • Classroom Training

Contact:

Melissa Graves, Director of Training: [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Contracted Behavioral Health Providers
  • Private Practice Behavioral Health Providers
  • Direct Support Professionals
  • Clinicians, Supervisors, and management staff
  • Department of Education
  • Division of Family and Children Services
  • Department of Juvenile Justice.
  • Classroom Training

Contact:

Tricia Mills, System of Care Expansion Implementation Project Director at DBHDD: [email protected]

Ursula Davis, GSU Center of Excellence Trainer: [email protected]

Astrid Prudent, GSU Center of Excellence Trainer: [email protected]

Dr. Stephanie Pearson, DBHDD Clinical Psychologist:  [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • DJJ Staff
  • Classroom Training

Contact:

Chris Wood, Director of Training:  [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Division of Family and Children Services Staff
  • Classroom Training

Laurence Nelson: [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Faith Bridge Staff and Foster Parents
  •  Classroom Training

Crystal Williams, Training Content Manager:  [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Foster and Adoptive Parents
  •  General Public
  • Webinars
  • Classroom Training
  • Virtual Certificate Training

https://www.gacrs.org

Brenda Gillespie, Program Manager: [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Division of Family and Children Services Staff
  • Law Enforcement

  • Placement Providers

  • Early care

  • Education

  • Behavioral Health

  • Juvenile Courts

  • Pediatric Health Providers

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates

  • Other Community and Government Organizations

  • Classroom Training

http://cwtc.gsu.edu

Contact:

Shelby Zimmer: [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Therapists
  • Classroom Training on Trauma-Informed CBT

Contacts:

Dr. Shannon Self-Brown: [email protected]

Dr. Kelly Kinnish: [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Child Serving Organizations
  • Trauma-Informed Organizational Self-Assessment

Contact:

Dr. Sharon Hill: [email protected]

 

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Methodist Home Staff
  • Classroom Training

Janet Whitten: [email protected]

Cameron Bishop: [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Birth Parents
  •  Foster Parents
  • Department of Public Health Nurses
  • Daycare/Early Learning Staff
  • Online Training
  • Classroom Training

http://app.readrightfromthestart.org/#/courses

Contact:

Arianna Weldon: [email protected]

Sarah Flesher: [email protected]

Target Audience  Types of Trainings/Resources
  • Child and Family Service Providers
  • Training Calendar

https://togetherga.net/

Georgia Adverse Childhood Experiences Website

Website Information  Types of Trainings/Resources

http://www.acesconnection.com/g/george-aces-connection

Children are our most valuable asset, and we all play a role in their healthy development. With this in mind, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) introduced theEssentials for Childhood framework which outlines approaches and strategies to ensuring the safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children. Georgia formed an Essentials for Childhood Steering Committee and the members are currently drafting a plan and recommendations to meet these CDC goals.
As a committee, we are excited to announce a new opportunity for you to connect with others across the state of Georgia who are actively engaged in supporting the healthy development of children, families, and communities; and preventing child abuse and neglect in all forms. ACEs Connection is an action-based social network for individuals, sectors, and communities that are utilizing the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) science to implement trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies. With nearly 20,000 members (and counting!) world wide, ACEs Connection empowers individuals, families, communities, and systems to share resources, research, best practices, lessons learned, and success stories. This will be a great tool for us to utilize across the state to connect with others who are working toward better outcomes for all children!
The Georgia ACEs Connection community is a group of professionals, providers, and concerned citizens sharing relevant information about this critical topic. Developed by the Georgia Essentials for Childhood State Steering Committee, this group hopes to be able to make connections and enhance communication among those with interest in the field. To join our movement, please click here. Please share this invitation broadly with your networks. We would like to be able to capture all of the great work around ACEs in our state so that we can make those valuable connections.
  • Calendar Events
  • Blog
  • Resources
  • News

 

If you have any questions about how to join or what to do once you have joined, please reach out to one of the group managers, Jennifer Hossler at [email protected] or Julia Neighbors at [email protected] to help guide you.

 

Communities Engaging on Trauma and the Brain and Building Resiliency

Community Information

The Troup County Trauma Responsive Community Project launched January 2014. Their vision was for the court and the community within which it operates to work together to minimize trauma and the effects of trauma experienced by its children, adults, and families.

 

Their mission was that the Troup Juvenile Court and other community members would work together to:

  1. Prevent, minimize, detect, mitigate and respond to the impact of trauma exposures and experiences to and by its children, adults and families.
  2. To minimize and mitigate the impact of traumatic experiences by meeting the needs of those affected by trauma in timely, appropriate and effective ways.

 

To find out more information,  email Judge Michael Key at [email protected] or Brenda Jones at [email protected]