DFCS Director Tom Rawlings says DFCS has been working on ways to strengthen and empower families in order to help the children in them. Several years ago, in partnership with Georgia State University (Child Welfare Training Collaborative) and Georgia Family Connection, the State of Hope initiative was launched.
Family Connection of Warren County, Inc. will celebrate 31 years of service to families and children in Warren County on August 29, 2020. Family Connection of Warren County is an integral part of Georgia Family Connection, which is the only statewide network of its kind in this country that is dedicated to the health and well-being of families, children and communities.
The youth opportunities specialist will provide content-expertise and leadership to a newly formed cohort of 10 county Collaboratives focused on improving high school graduation rates in their communities.
Essentials for Childhood, a strategic framework developed by the CDC, presents a roadmap to align and support Georgia stakeholders committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
The Jean Harris Volunteer of the Year award, which recognizes the efforts of a Rotarian or non-Rotarian woman who has made a significant contribution to the development and progress of others in the community, was presented to Cheyenne Thornton, Executive Director of White County Family Connection.
DFCS partnered with GaDOE to provide food benefits to families with children who receive free or reduced school lunch. GaFCP is committed to supporting this effort and will work closely with DFCS and GaDOE to make this resource available in communities across Georgia by communicating with local partners in all 159 Georgia counties.
COVID-19 didn’t stop Grady County Family Connection and partners from handing out school supplies. Parents and children in the community participated in the 11th Annual Grady County Back-2-School Blitz— but the first time they did a Drive-Thru.
Twiggs County Family Connection’s summer reading program was transitioned to a virtual platform, presenting new challenges—and opportunities to reach the county’s most vulnerable children and families.