2016 Conference Information
Established in 1988, Childkind has worked to improve safety and health outcomes of children with special health care needs.
3107 clairmont Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30329
|Georgia Department of Public Health Injury Prevention Program, Safe to Sleep Campaign
As of 2014, Georgia averaged three infant deaths per week due to sleep-related causes. The Georgia Safe to Sleep Campaign prevents sleep-related infant deaths by educating parents and caregivers about safe sleep practices and helping families make informed decisions about infant sleep. The campaign also has a hospital-based initiative to encourage birthing hospitals to discuss safe sleep practices with new parents.
Contact: Terri Miller
The United Methodist Children’s Home
UMCH serves children through three programs: A Family Housing program offering housing and support services for intact families; a residential Independent Living Program for young people 18 years to 21 years old; and a Foster Care program with offices in Decatur, Gainesville, and Newnan. This program is in an expansion mode and is seeking additional foster parents. Please consider serving children in this way by contacting Denise Peacock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Georgia Department of Public Health Injury Prevention Program, Child Occupant Safety Project
The Child Occupant Safety Project is funded by Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and housed within the Georgia Department of Public Health. It is the only state agency with a focus on child passenger safety. COSP provides education and trainings to many agencies, including hospitals, law enforcement, daycares, EMS/Fire services, etc. COSP has a focus on minority outreach and transportation for Georgia’s special needs children.
Contact: Meaghan Gibson
Revved Up Kids, Inc.
Revved Up Kids has trained thousands of children in the metro-Atlanta area since 2010 to recognize dangerous people, avoid unsafe situations, and escape predators; we are the bubble wrap for Atlanta’s children. Our training provides parents with a comfortable way to open a dialogue with their children about sexual abuse, and helps children understand the issue in a non-frightening way.
P.O. Box 5145
Alpharetta, GA 30023
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Child Welfare Training Collaborative
The Child Welfare Training Collaborative is a partnership between the Division of Family and Children’s Services and Georgia State University’s Professional Excellence Program. We offer training opportunities on trauma, brain development and other child-welfare related topics throughout the state to promote a common understanding of these issues among practitioners.
School of Social Work
P.O. Box 3992 Atlanta
Contact : CWTC@gsu.edu