Mandated Reporter Training
Registration is open for January 18 | April 19 | July 19 | October 18
Strengthening Families Protective Factors
The Strengthening Families approach focuses on family and community strengths and Protective Factors rather than risk factors. Protective Factors are what helps children and families thrive despite whatever risk factors they might face. Sign up to attend a free 2-hour virtual session on each of the Strengthening Families’ Protective Factors to help build resilience in your community.
- Strengthening Families Overview: February 15 at 10am
- Helping Parents Build Social Connections: March 24 at 10am
- Growing Social & Emotional Competence in Children: April 21 at 10am
- Increasing Parental Knowledge of Child Development: May 19 at 10am
- Providing Concrete Support in Times of Need: June 22 at 10am
- Building Parental Resilience: July 20 at 1pm
Connections Matter Georgia
Connections Matter Georgia is an in-person and virtual training designed to engage community members in building caring connections to improve resiliency, prevent childhood trauma, and teach how nurturing relationships can support those who have experienced trauma. The Connections Matter training lasts 4-hours which can be done in one session or split up into two sessions and can be offered virtually. This training is approved for 4 hours of CEU credit: LPCs, LMFTs, LCSW, Law Enforcement and Bright from the Start.
You can request a training for your group here or register for an upcoming virtual trainings: January 19 & 20 | February 23 | March 23 & 24
The Connections Matter Georgia Training of the Trainer offers professionals the foundational knowledge and tools they need to train others, including parents, educators, child-serving professionals, healthcare, human services providers, faith leaders, and community members.
Upcoming TOT Dates: May 4-5 | September 14-15 | December 14-15
Starting a Home Visiting Program in Your Community
The state-level leaders and community partners involved in protecting children seek to mobilize individuals and communities to challenge the notion that children and families are “on their own” and should pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Learn about how you can initiate a prevention strategy using evidence based home visiting services to support families, enhance protective factors and create conditions that give every child a chance to thrive. Paige Ferrell, Healthy Families State Lead, and other Healthy Families Georgia program implementers will discuss phases of preparation to start your own Healthy Families Georgia Program.
Equipping Professionals to Discuss Physical Discipline with Caregivers
A substantial body of research reveals that even moderate spanking can negatively impact the brain region that regulates behaviors and emotions and has similar outcomes to that of other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Parents’ attitudes toward and use of spanking are influenced by trusted child and family serving professionals. When family serving professionals receive training on communication strategies and organizational practices, they can shift parents’ perspective, which leads to healthier outcomes for children.
Build practical communication skills to address the use of spanking by caregivers and learn policies and practices your organization can implement such as “No Hit Zones” to support the use of positive discipline methods.February 22, 2022 from 10am to 12pm
“What Happened to You?” Georgia Reads Book Club
Participate in the “What Happened to You?” Book Discussion Hosted by PCA Georgia. Don’t have a book club, be part of ours! Join our interactive conversation on the book’s main concepts and engage with others interested in how communities can use a trauma-informed approach in supporting children and families.
Space is limited and participants should have read the book “What Happened to You?” prior to attending.