News, happenings and Important dates around Bartow County Ga

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT…
The Board of Directors of Bartow Collaborative, Inc. has extended the application deadline
for the position of Executive Director to Friday, July 10, 2015. Interested candidates
should submit include the position title in the subject line and submit cover letter, resume
and three references via email to bcedresume@gmail.com. To download the job
announcement, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – left tab.
REMINDER…
Thanks to Rachel McCrickard from Georgia Hope for providing bagels at Friday’s
Collaborative Meeting. Additionally, the Collaborative appreciates Rachel, Larry Silver, and
Patrick Nelson for sharing information about their respective agencies. Bartow
Collaborative will NOT meet in July and will resume Friday, August 28th at the First
Presbyterian Church in Cartersville.
NEED TO KNOW…
Bartow Give a Kid A Chance will be held Saturday, July 25th at the Bartow County
College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open
@ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Deadline for student registration is July 10th. Space is
limited. A flier can be downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update June
16th.
Bartow County Library
Patrons of The Bartow County Library System can now access their favorite digital
magazines using Flipster™ from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a nextgeneration
digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high
quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. The Bartow County
Library System has both Flipster and hardcopy versions of magazines like Consumer
Reports, Southern Living, Field & Stream and so much more. Patrons now have the option
of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines may be viewed on your
computer or can be downloaded to your tablet or phone via a free native app for offline
reading anytime anywhere. Visit bartowlibraryonline.org and select the Flipster link to start
browsing digital magazines today! To learn more about Flipster, visit
http://flipster.ebsco.com.
PARTNER EVENTS…
(new) Goodwill Career Center
The Center will host a Multi-Employer Job Fair July 9, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public the focus of the hiring event is to bring employers
and job seekers together to discuss present or future jobs opportunities available. Although
it is our desire to accommodate every invited guest, space limitations dictate that
reservations be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. If your organization wishes to
participate, please email James Benham, jbenham@ging.org, and CC Phyllis Bunch,
pbunch@ging.org. Registration Form for employers and the July Calendar for the
Cartersville Goodwill Career Center is available to download from http://www.bartow.gafcp.org or
from http://www.goodwillng.org.
(new) Youth Explosion
Youth Explosion will be held July 18-19. For more information, contact Carolyn Johnson
at johnsonc@bartowga.org.
Leadership Bartow Alumni Association
The next LBAA Continuing Education Series will be held Wednesday, July 22 at the
Chamber from 8 till 9 AM. Rex Bishop, Vice President for Economic Development at
Chattahoochee Technical College will present “Teams & Team Building.” Registration is
$10 per person which includes chick-fil-a biscuit, orange juice and coffee. Contact Cheryl
Hyde for more information @ 770-382-1466 or cheryl@cartersvillechamber.com
(new) MentorBartow
MentorBartow will host Mentor Training on July 9th, August 25th, and Sept. 22nd . For
more information, contact Alaina Price @ APrice@rollinschilddevelopmentcenter.com.
(new) Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
Neighborhoods are the building blocks of the region, shaping its character and affecting the
lives of its residents. It is where “community” begins. To support and further this thinking,
the Community Foundation is hosting Neighborhood Summit on Sept. 26th. This day-long
event designed for residents from 10 metro Atlanta counties to connect and discuss a
common, inclusive agenda for strengthening the region. The Neighborhood Summit
provides opportunities for nonprofits, civic organizations and community partners to meet,
exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Participants attend workshops,
enjoy exhibits, and network with peer community leaders and elected officials. The theme
for 2015 is Embracing the Power of Education! Early Bird Registration by or before August
31, 2015, General Admission is $20.00/person*, Students and Seniors (55+) is
$15.00/person*, and Groups (5 or more individuals) is $10.00/person. To register, visit
http://www.neighborhoodsummit.org/. For more information, contact Larry Silver @ 404-
718-0040.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE…
Bartow College and Career Academy
The Academy had two teaching positions, engineering and healthcare, available for the
2015-2016 school year. If you know of someone highly qualified and interested in teaching,
please have them complete the application TeachGeorgia, http://www.teachgeorgia.org.
Advocates for Children
Advocates is preparing to launch its newest program, Parents as Teachers, an intensive
and friendly in-home parent education program. The organization will be hiring individuals
to be become certified Parents as Teachers Parent Educators. Interested individuals should
have a Bachelor or four-year degree in early childhood education, social work health,
psychology or related degree. Those with two year degree or 60 college hours in early
childhood will also be considered. To download complete job description, visit
http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Eblast June 22nd. Resumes should be submitted to
Liz@advochild.org by July 2nd. For more information, contact Liz Fox @ 678-605-9023.
Healthcare Staffing
Positions available in Cobb County include RN – Labor and Delivery 7a-7p for 36/hour work
week; RN – Cardiac Operating Room: must be trained in coronary artery bypass grafting,
valve repair and replacement surgery, aortic arch surgery for 32-40/hr work week;
Floating RN’s between different departments for 36/hr work week; Cardiac Operating Room
Nurse – combo shift- 6:30a-3p and 10:30a-7p for 32-40/hr work week. All RN’s that are
needed are located at the same Hospital. RN’s must have a Georgia State Nursing License.
If interested, please email resumes to Tracy Cameron tcameron@healthcare-staffing.com
or Fax resumes to the attention of Tracy Cameron- 770-991-1557.
WORKSHOPS/CLASSES…
AddictionSolutions
Understanding Drugs of Abuse will be held Saturday July 25th, 2015 9:00 to 4:30.This
session will provide education and understanding of drugs of choice typically used by both
adults and adolescents. This understanding will help in providing treatment interventions to
meet the needs of the client/patient and reduce the risk of relapse potential. Additional
information will be provided on Prescription drugs and management of pain in treatment.
Registration is $69 and will provide 6 CE Hours. Training Location will be at Cartersville
Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga
To register, visit http://www.addictionsolutions.org or contact Donna L. Johnson, @
770-714-7605.
NOTEWORTHY…
Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as
nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal
entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues
pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may
submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media
avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by
Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.

United Way seeking donations of non-perishable food items and school supplies for the “Christmas in July Program”

Originally posted on United Way of Bartow:

Help support the community by donating non-perishable food items and school supplies to United Way of Bartow County. Drop off locations are at WBHF Radio in Downtown Cartersville and Century Bank on Stonewall Street Starting July 1st.  For more information please call United Way at 770-386-1677.

List of needed supplies:

Christmas in July

July 1 – July 29
Non-Perishable Food Items and School Supplies

Food contributions will aid these local United Way Agencies:
The Salvation Army
North Bartow Community Services
New Beginnings Food Outreach

School supplies will be distributed to needy children in the Bartow County and Cartersville City School Systems!!

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
Color Pencils – 8 ct. box — Canned Meat
#2 Pencils — Canned Vegetables
Erasers — Cereal
12” Ruler w/centimeters — Mac and Cheese
Book Bags — Tuna Fish
Glue Sticks — Peanut Butter
Hand Sanitizer — Baby Food
Safety Scissors — Baby Formula

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Special Events, Happenings and Important dates for Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER… Bartow Collaborative will meet Friday, June 26th at the First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. Networking will begin at 8:15, meeting promptly @ 8:30 in the Fellowship Hall. We will hear from Georgia Hope, Allatoona Resource Center, and the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. Bartow Collaborative will not meet the month of July. To review the May Collaborative Meeting minutes, download from http://www.bartowgafcp.org – Weekly Update June 8. MEETINGS… Bartow Family Promise will meet Thursday, June 18th @ 6:30pm @ First Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Dee Anne Wyse @ dawyse@bellsouth.net. Bartow Give a Kid a Chance will meet Friday, June 26th at 9:30 @ First Presbyterian Church, Cornerstone Room. For more information, contact Dennis Collier @ dwc1945@gmail.com. NEED TO KNOW… Bartow Give a Kid A Chance Bartow Give a Kid a Chance is a one day event when Bartow County children in need can receive a new backpack, school supplies, a T-shirt, haircut, and health screenings – all free of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors and community, This year’s event will be held Saturday, July 25 th at the Bartow County College And Career Academy-738 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Registration is now open @ http://www.bartowgiveakidachance.com. Deadline for student registration is July 10th. Space is limited. A flier can be downloaded from the Collaborative website – Weekly Update June 1st. Tallatoona Community Action Partnership Financial assistance is available to pay for GED testing. Contact Tallatoona Bartow HRDC 140 Douglas Street, Suite 108 in Cartersville, GA 30120 or call 770-382-4222. Blood Assurance Our community is experiencing shortages of both O Positive and O Negative blood types. Currently, there is a two day supply of inventory. O negative is the universal blood type and can be used by anyone in a trauma situation. O positive is the most common blood type and has a high usage. Your one donation can save three lives. To be eligible to donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good health. The process usually takes about 30 minutes and includes a complimentary snack. The Cartersville Center is located at 921 B Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE next to the Goodwill. For more information about Blood Assurance, please call 1-800-962-0628 or go to http://www.BloodAssurance.org. PARTNER EVENTS… (new)The Goodwill Career Center The Center would like to invite you to our Job Fair on Thursday, June 11th from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. The event is at no cost to participate and there is space available for up to 18 employers/agencies. Bring supplemental signage, displays, application material, supplies, and other items you may require at your station. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you as needed and candidates with their resume and online application. Participating employers will be provided one six foot table along with two chairs. Lunch will be served following the Job Fair. If you wish to participate,contact James Benham, jbenham@ging.org or Phyllis Bunch, pbunch@ging.org. You may also download both the June Calendar and the Job Fair registration form from the Collaborative website – http://www.bartowgafcp.org – Weekly Update June 8. Bartow County Long-Range Transportation Planning You are invited to Bartow on the Move, a Transportation Open House on Tuesday, June 16th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM @ the Clarence Brown Conference Center. Drop by and learn what it takes to keep Bartow moving and enter to win one of several drawings for prizes from local vendors for car washes, oil changes, tool sets, and more! Allatoona Community Complex You are invited to celebrate the Grand Opening for Allatoona Community Complex will be held June 17th from 11am-6pm. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be at 11:30am. Stop by to meet the Staff, tour the Resource Center, Gymnasium, Compacting and Recycling Facility, and learn more about the programs which will be available. Refreshments and youth activities will also be available. The Complex is located at 6505 Glade Road in Acworth. For more information, contact 770-387-5133. (new) Bartow County Juvenile Court Motivational Night with Ronnie Brown. Cartersville’s own Ronnie Brown, Alumni of Cartersville High, Graduate of Auburn University and NFL First Round Draft Pick will be at Cartersville High School Football Stadium on Friday, June 19th 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Doors open @ 5:30 pm with Music, Concessions, $5.00 Raffle Tickets (X-Box One, Ipad, many other Prizes) including a Ronnie Brown Helmet to the highest bidder. Donations accepted in lieu of Admissions with all proceeds supporting programs of Juvenile Court, including the SKORE program. For more information, contact Scott Sherwin @ Scott.Sherwin@dhs.ga.gov. (new) Friends of Red Top Outdoor Classroom Launch/Community Info event will be held June 23th @ 2:00 pm. For more information, contact Damon Kirkpatrick @ damon.kirkpatrick@friendsofgastateparks.org. Georgia Highlands College Georgia Highlands Medical Services is hosting a Medicare Wellness Expo in Cumming on June 25th from 1:30-5:30 at the Cumming Family Health Center (260 Elm Street, Cumming GA 30040). Georgia Highlands Medical Services is a Federally Qualified Health Center and serves seniors in North Georgia. There will be speakers discussing Breast Health, Understanding Medicare, and more. For more information, contact Charity McDaniel @ 770.887.1668 ext 1117. WORKSHOPS/CLASSES… AddictionSolutions Counseling Skills and Dynamics of the Group Process in Treating Substance Use Disorders will be held Saturday June 27th, from 9:00 to 4:30. This session will address required group facilitator skills, resistance and aggressive clients, managing the opening and closing of a group and most important keeping the attention of the group. The session will provide valuable leadership skills in delivering group counseling and education. Understanding Drugs of Abuse will be held Saturday July 25th, 2015 9:00 to 4:30.This session will provide education and understanding of drugs of choice typically used by both adults and adolescents. This understanding will help in providing treatment interventions to meet the needs of the client/patient and reduce the risk of relapse potential. Additional information will be provided on Prescription drugs and management of pain in treatment. Registration is $69 and will provide 6 CE Hours. Training Location will be at Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga To register visit http://www.addictionsolutions.org or contact Donna L. Johnson, @ 770-714-7605. Chattahoochee Technical College A Welding Course will be offered in the fall at the Bartow County College & Career Academy. Interested parties may contact Carla Smith @ 770-606-5800 ext. 3015 or carla.smith@chattahoocheetech.edu. JOB POSTINGS Highland Rivers Highland Rivers is hiring two full time Social Service Providers and two Social Service Techs for Clubhouse setting in Cartersville. Social Service Providers must have an Associate License in the state of Georgia. (LAPC, LMSW, LAMFT); prefer bi-lingual and must have at least 6 months working with Child and Adolescence. Social Service Providers will maintain working relationship with school personnel, assist in the identification and development of evidence- based curriculum for providing individual and group services in the Clubhouse setting, provide assessments, individual, family, crisis and group counseling for consumers according to their treatment plans, and manage a caseload by ensuring all services are authorized, chart paperwork is complete and current and consumer charts are closed accordingly. Additional details of job could be found on the collaborative website (www.bartow.gafcp.org Weekly update June 1. The Social Service Tech will provide direct service to consumers and assist the consumer with the development of interpersonal, community coping skills, and resource linkage through education, training and modeling. The candidate will provide assessments, monitoring, and assistance to consumer with self-management of psychiatric symptoms, assistance with the youth and family/responsible caregivers in the facilitation and coordination of the Individual Resiliency, and actively participates in multidisciplinary treatment/recovery team meetings. The candidate must have a high school diploma or GED and 6 months working with Child and Adolescence consumers. Additional details of job could be found on the collaborative website (www.bartow.gafcp.org Weekly update June 1. Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or fax resumes to 706- 624-8328. NOTEWORTHY… Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.

United Way of Bartow County seeks more participants for the Ric Mason Memorial Golf Tournament , Monday May 18th at Barnsley Gardens Resort

Ric Mason Jr. Memorial
Golf Tournament
May 18, 2015

Tee up for United Way on the beautiful greens of Barnsley Gardens. All
proceeds benefit United Way and 16 local non-profit organizations, such as
Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity and The Good Neighbor Shelter.
Contact United Way of Bartow County for more details at 770-386-1677.
Format: 4-player scramble
Scoring: Net score based on 50% of the team’s average handicap
Time: Registration 8:00 am, Tee Time 9:00a.m.

Sponsor packages
Gold Sponsor—$750
• 4 players, including gift, goody bag, lunch, dinner and beverages
• Signage and booth setup at hole of your choice
Silver Sponsor—$500
• 2 players, including gift, goody bag, lunch, dinner and beverages
• Signage and booth setup at one of the holes
Bronze Sponsor—$200
• Signage and booth setup at one of the holes
Sign-Only Sponsor—$100

SINGLE PLAYER PRICE $125.oo
Company Name________________________ Office Phone___________________________
Mailing Address_______________________________________________________________
Contact Person_________________________ E-mail Address_________________________

Sponsor Level: Gold $750 Silver* $500 Bronze $200 Sign Only $100

Name Handicap
Player 1: ____________________________ ______
Player 2: ____________________________ ______
Player 3: ____________________________ ______
Player 4: ____________________________ ______
*Silver Sponsors will be paired with other 2-player teams.
Return this form along with payment made out to United Way of Bartow County to:
PO Box 1264
Cartersville, Ga. 30120

Mulligan Package
Includes 2 mulligans, string,
and two alcoholic beverages.
____ packages x $30 = $____

News , Special Events and happenings in Bartow County Ga

REMINDER…
The next Bartow Collaborative meeting will be Friday, March 27th at the First Presbyterian
Church in Cartersville. Networking will begin at 8:15 am followed by the meeting at 8:30 am
in Fellowship Hall. We will have Program Spotlights and you’ll hear about several new
projects in our community…details to follow next week.
MEETINGS…
Family Promise of Bartow will meet Thursday, March 19th at Sam Jones United
Methodist Church Fellowship Hall @ 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein
@ pat.eberlein@jacob-holm.com
Bartow Teen Maze will meet Monday, March 23rd @ Georgia Highlands Student Center
@ 1:30pm (time change – please note). For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
Bartow Give A Kid A Chance will meet Friday, March 27th at First Presbyterian Church –
Cornerstone Room at 10:30am. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
PARTNER EVENTS…
The Goodwill Career Center
The Career Center will host a Job Fair this Thursday, March 12th from 10:00 am until
12:30 pm. Employers on site will include Little Lambs Learning Center, Alorica, Inc.,
Advance Auto Parts, Expert Personnel Solutions and more. Volunteers will be on hand to
assist candidates with their resume and online application. For more information, contact
James Benham, jbenham@ging.org. The March Career Center calendar can be
downloaded from the collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org. – Weekly Update
March 9th.
(new) The Alzheimer’s Association
The Annual Caregiver Conference will be held April 30, 2015 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at
the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville. The Alzheimer’s Association
Caregiver Conference / ADRC Cross-Training Conference is open to both family and
professional caregivers as well as students and community members. The event will feature
a full day of education focused on care strategies and awareness. Exhibitors will be on hand
with a wealth of information on community resources. Registration is free to Family
Caregivers, Professional/Other: $25 Groups of 10 or more, $20/person, Student: $15. The
deadline for sponsorship – March 16; for exhibitors – March 31; and for registration – April
15. To download copy of the flier or registration form, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly
Update March 9th. For more information, contact Rebekah Davis @ 800-272-3900 or
rdavis@alz.org
Mid-Day Café – Wednesday March 18th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Little Rome
Restaurant – 1201 North 3rd Avenue Jasper.
(new) NWGA Center for Independent Living
Each state has both an Independent Living program and an Assistive Technology Act
Program. These two programs are joining forces to learn from you about what is working
well and what else needs to be done for people with disabilities in Georgia. Come to learn
about independent living and assistive technology services available to you and share
information on what you believe to be critical issues facing Georgians with disabilities.
Tools to Independence: A Town Hall Meeting will be held Thursday, March 19th from
10:30am – 2:30pm at the Goodwill of North Georgia, Large Conference Room, 154 Hicks
Drive in Rome. Lunch will be provided. To register, visit: http://tflsilcrome.eventbrite.com
For questions, contact Shelly Simmons at ssimmons@silcga.org.
(new) Change in Motion
Be Successful will be held on Saturday, March 21 at the Goodwill Career Center in
Cartersville. The event is geared specifically towards black high school students, but is
open for anyone to attend. Students will hear powerful words and advice on building a
successful future from community leaders and HR Managers. Topics covered will be about
choices, dress 4 successes, social media and scholarships. At the end of the workshop,
students will be able to take home FREE interview clothes!! For more information, contact
James Benham @ (770) 276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.
Soul Sista’s Run, Inc and Department of Public Health
Ladies 1st Health & Wellness Fair will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m.@ House of Liberty Church, 10 Womack Drive in Cartersville. Screenings and
educational displays are included. Free HPV Cancer Prevention Classes. Free
Transportation: Call 404-590-3492. For more information, contact http://www.soulsistasrun.org.
(new) Georgia Highands Campus Student Center
Lisa Williams, founder and director of Living Water for Girls, will be speaking on Sex
Trafficking, violence and exploitation of young women April 2nd at Georgia Highlands
Cartersville Campus Student Center beginning at 3:30. The event is free with a reception
immediately following. Living Water for Girls is a residential, educational, and therapeutic
safe refuge for young American girls who have been brutalized by street life, prostitution,
human sex trafficking, and exploitation. For more information, contact Alexandra MacMurdo
@ (678) 946-1015 or amacmurd@highlands.edu. To download a flier, visit
http://www.bartow.gafpc.org – Weekly Update March 9.
(new) Suicide Prevention Action Network
A loss by suicide forever changes lives, but having access to tools that support the journey
can help. Camp SOS gives survivors support to help them travel this journey in a safe
environment. Camp SOS, a family weekend camp for surviving families will be held May 8-
10 at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder. Families are defined by who “Family” is for you.
Attendees range from 6 to 96 years old and can be Mom’s, Dads, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts,
Uncles, Grandparents and friends. Support from trained facilitators and volunteers (many of
whom are survivors themselves) who help campers listen, play, and talk through their
feelings. Camp activities include: Field sports, Arts & crafts, Ropes course, Paddle boats,
canoeing and kayaking, Family activities, Music and much more! Each family has their own
area in a shared/partitioned cabin. Attendance is limited to 30 families. For more
information, contact Sheri McGuinness at 770-354-7616 or spangeorgia@aol.com. To
download the registration information, visit http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update March
9th.
WORKSHOPS/CLASSES…
Georgia’s Personal Responsibility Education Program (GA-PREP)
Sex and relationships are an important part of adolescent development and can influence
youth outcomes. In order to make healthy and responsible decisions, young people need
support from the adults in their lives. GA-PREP is presenting Talking to Teens about Sex
Relationships, a series of 2-day trainings designed to help adults become a “Connected
Caregiver”. These trainings have been designed specifically for foster parents, CCI and
CPA caregivers, and case managers. Through funding from the DHS/DFCS PREP
program, these trainings are being offered for FREE for the first 40 registrants. The closest
training is in Metro Atlanta on March 18 – 19, 2015 from 9:30 – 4:30 at the Fulton County
DFCS Northwest Service Center 1249 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in Atlanta, Ga. 30318.
To register, visit http://www.rsvpbook.com/CCT2015MetroAtlanta. For questions, contact
Patrice Moss at prep@dhr.state.ga.us.
Evidence-Based Practices: The Assessment and Screening of Substance Use
Disorders will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ Cartersville
Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga 6 CE Hours $69. This training will
specifically focus on assessment tools which are used for various populations such as
addiction, criminal justice, adolescent and co-occurring and how those needs differ. This will
include criteria for evaluation, significance of diagnostic and lab reports, stages of
withdrawal, utilizing stages of change and determining severity of patients. For more
information, contact Donna Johnson@ 770-714-7605 or visit http://www.addictionsolutions.org
Legal and Ethical Issues In Addiction Treatment will be held on Friday, March 27th,
2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ View Point Health Systems 175 Gwinnett Drive Lawrenceville,
Ga. 6 CE Hours $69. This training will provide detailed information on how professionals,
community service workers, peer specialist and case managers can navigate these
complicated legal issues. We will review the differences in HIPAA laws and CFR 42 and the
requirements that must be followed by all professionals. We will also discuss specific issues
around Duty to Warn, ethics and how professionals must respond to ethical challenges in a
growing and ever changing system that now includes electronic treatment issues. The
training will also provide information on requirements and new topics of information
regarding treatment and electronic therapy and support. For more information, contact
Donna Johnson@ 770-714-7605 or visit http://www.addictionsolutions.org.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service
A Healthy couple and co-parenting relationship is linked to positive parenting, stable
families, and healthier children. The Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education
Trainings are ideal for professionals who work with youth and adults. Participants will
receive tools and learn strategies to empower individuals with skills they can strengthen
couple and family relationships. Attendees will receive CEU credit for the hours that they
attend. Training dates options include: May 20th in August, August 5th in Augusta,
August 27th in Marietta, September 11th in Savannah, and September 27th in
Lawrenceville. Cost is $65. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.gamarriages.org and
click on Healthy Relationship Education Training or contact Cindee Swenda @
cindee.sweda@cobbcounty.org or 770/528-4084.

Important dates, news and happenings around Bartow County Ga

REMINDER… The next meeting for Bartow Collaborative will be THIS Friday, February 27th at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville Fellowship Hall. We will be continuing to organize collaborative thoughts around Poverty and Youth Development for next year. Coffee and networking begins at 8:15 am followed by the meeting at 8:30 am. Bring your ideas, brochures and business cards! See you Friday (weather permitting). PARTNER EVENTS… Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter Cartersville Dancing With the Stars will be Saturday, March 7th, at the Clarence Brown Conference Center. For tickets, contact Compass Financial Partners at 770.386.7007. Soul Sista’s Run, Inc and Department of Public Health Ladies 1st Health & Wellness Fair will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.@ House of Liberty Church, 10 Womack Drive in Cartersville. Screenings include Blood Pressure and Glucose, Dental and Cholesterol. Information Booths include Always Best Care, Professional & Tax Services, Tanner Health Systems, Vibrational Cooking, Chriofit, LOJ FITCLUB, Ladies Fitness Club, Back 2 Life Wellness Studios, and New Life Health Services and Life Insurance. Free HPV Cancer Prevention Classes. Free Transportation: Call 404-590-3492. To download a flier, visit Bartow Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Feb. 16th . For more information, contact http://www.soulsistasrun.org. PARTNER ANNOUCEMENTS… (new) Atlanta Community Food Bank The application for the 2015 Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty is available by visiting http://www.acfb.org/youth-summit.The Youth Summit is a free 5-day program for rising 9th -12th graders with an interest in hunger and poverty issues and service. There will be two sessions here at Atlanta Communty Food Bank June 8-12 and July 6-10. The application deadline this year is April 17th. For more information, contact Chris Ferguson 404-832- 4972 or Chris.ferguson@acfb.org. WORKSHOPS/CLASSES… Bartow College and Career Academy Bartow College and Career Academy will offer Into to Welding Course starting March 9 th . Application deadline is Feb. 27th. Financial Aid is available, including the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. For more information, contact Carla Smith @ Carla.smith@chattahoocheeTech.edu or call 770-606-5800 ext. 3015. Evidence-Based Practices : The Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Addiction will be held Saturday Feb. 28th, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga. 6 CE Hours $69. This training provides participants and opportunity to look at the process of changing brain chemistry to enable them to adapt appropriate treatment protocols that match changing brain chemistry. It will also show the process of triggers and cravings and how those affect the process of recovery and relapse. Understand brain interactions, relapse potential and how neurotransmitters impact the process of addictionEvidence-Based Practices: The Assessment and Screening of Substance Use Disorders will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga 6 CE Hours $69. This training will specifically focus on assessment tools which are used for various populations such as addiction, criminal justice, adolescent and co-occurring and how those needs differ. This will include criteria for evaluation, significance of diagnostic and lab reports, stages of withdrawal, utilizing stages of change and determining severity of patients. NOTEWORTHY… Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal entities, businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues pertaining to children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may submit announcements or events to be included in weekly eblast or social media avenues. Content may be edited as needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by Bartow Collaborative will be specifically noted.

Important dates, news and happenings around Bartow County Ga

REMINDER…
The next meeting for Bartow Collaborative will be Friday, February 27th at First
Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. Networking will begin at 8:15 am followed by the
meeting at 8:30 am in Fellowship Hall. Bring your brochures and business cards!
ONE MORE WEEK TO REGISTER…
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Nonprofit University will offer Building Community
Capacity Through Grant Collaboration Wednesday, Feb. 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
pm at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce AB Community Room, 122 W Main
St, Cartersville, GA 30120. To register http://www.bartow.gafcp.org and click Cartersville –
Georgia Center for Nonprofit Training tab on the left margin.
2015-2016 BARTOW COUNTY RESOURCE DIRECTORY…
Please review your agency information from the current directory (www.bartow.gafcp.org
and click Resource Directory tab on the left margin) and send updates to
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com. The deadline to submit changes is Friday, Feb. 13th
.
MEETINGS…
MentorBartow will meet Thursday, Feb. 12th @ 10:00am at the Cartersville-Bartow
Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
Family Promise of Bartow will meet Thursday, February 19th at Sam Jones Family Life
Center @ 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat.eberlein@jacobholm.com.
Bartow Teen Maze will meet Monday, February 23rd @ 2:00pm at Georgia Highlands
College – Student Center. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
PARTNER EVENTS…
Bartow College and Career Academy
College Credit Night, a Parent and Student Information Night will be held Thursday,
Feb. 12th @ 7: 00pm at the Academy to learn more about College Credit Now. Students
and parents of students who will be 16 years + during the 2015-2016 are invited to attend
this one hour session to learn how to obtain free college credit while enrolled in High
School. To download a flier, visit Bartow Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org. –
Weekly Update Feb. 2.
Goodwill Career Center
The Goodwill Career Center will host a Job Fair on Thursday, February 12th from 10:00
am until 12:30 pm. The event is FREE! Space available for up to 18 employers/agencies.
To register, contact James Benham, jbenham@ging.org or 770-276-7036. For those
seeking jobs, volunteers will be on hand to assist candidates with their resume and online
application. February calendar is also available to download from
http://www.bartowcollaborative@gmail.com – Weekly Update Feb. 9
th
.
(new) Women to WomenWoman to Woman will be having a Valentine Fundraiser Banquet on Saturday, Feb.
14, 2015 at 6:30 pm at Greater Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1 Mt. Olive Street
Street in Cartersville. Tickets are 20.00. For more information, contact Doris Callahan
678-736-0510.
Training Center of NW Georgia
The Training Center will be offering CPR and First Aid classes on Saturday, Feb
21st
. The Training Center of NW Georgia is looking to hire a part-time medical training
program instructor. Must be an RN and have at least one year of experience in a
nursing home. For more information, call Amy Vickery at 770-606-9697.
The Alzheimer’s Association
Mid-Day Café –Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Little Rome
Restaurant – Rome. For more information, contact Rebekah Davis @ 800-272-3900 or
rdavis@alz.org. Registration for the above listed events is free, but required. Please
call 800-272-3900 to register.
(new) Soul Sista’s Run, Inc and Department of Public Health
Ladies 1st Health & Wellness Fair will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m.@ House of Liberty Church, 10 Womack Drive in Cartersville. Screenings
include Blood Pressure and Glucose, Dental and Cholesterol. Information Booths include
Always Best Care, Professional & Tax Services, Tanner Health Systems, Vibrational
Cooking, Chriofit, LOJ FITCLUB, Ladies Fitness Club, Back 2 Life Wellness Studios, and
New Life Health Services and Life Insurance. Free HPV Cancer Prevention Classes. Free
Transportation: Call 404-590-3492. To download a flier, visit Bartow Collaborative website
@ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org – Weekly Update Feb. 2nd
. For more information, contact
http://www.soulsistasrun.org.
PARTNER ANNOUCEMENTS…
(new) Tallatona Head Start
Tallatoona Community Action Partnership Head Start will soon take applications for the
2015-16 program year. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Bartow County
Head Start Center @ 770-386-2156. Documents needed to enroll include
proof of household income, proof of birth (must be 3 yrs. by September 1st), updated
Immunization Certificate #3231, proof of insurance (WellCare, AmeriGroup, PeachCare, or
Private Insurance), social security card (for Pre-K), and proof of residency (for Pre-K). If
your child has a Well Child Check (Physical) or a Dental Exam, please bring these forms to
the appointment. If you need assistance, a Family Advocate can provide forms or assist
with finding a medical or dental home. For more information, visit http://www.tallatoonacap.org.
(new) Highland Rivers
Highland Rivers is seeking to fill a Licensed Social Service Provider in Whitfield County.
The individual will plan, manage, and direct the daily operations of Highland Rivers Health
Intensive Care Management Team. Must be a Licensed LPC or LCSW in the State of
Georgia with two years of supervised experience. Applications/resumes should include
documentation to support education/training/licensure certification. Applications/resumes
can be received via regular mail, e-mail or fax. For more information or to submit
application, contact jobs@highlandrivers.org.Project Search
Project SEARCH is currently recruiting students for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicants
must be at least 18 years old, a student with special needs in the Bartow County School
District, willing to participate in an internship at Cartersville Medical Center, with the ultimate
goal of securing competitive employment by graduation. For more information, please
contact Kristy Mitchell at Kristy.mitchell@bartow.k12.ga.us, or call 770-324-9834.
WORKSHOPS/CLASSES…
Bartow College and Career Academy
Bartow College and Career Academy will offer Into to Welding Course starting March
9
th
. Application deadline is Feb. 27th. Financial Aid is available, including the Strategic
Industries Workforce Development Grant. Classes will be held on Tuesday and
Thursday from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. For more information, contact Carla Smith @
Carla.smith@chattahoocheeTech.edu or call 770-606-5800 ext. 3015. To download a flier,
visit Bartow Collaborative website @ http://www.bartow.gafcp.org. – Weekly Update Feb. 2.
Addiction Solutions
Evidence-Based Training Series will be offered Donna Johnson, an internationally
recognized trainer in the addiction and criminal justice fields. The series offers professionals
the most recent treatment practices that are cost-effective. CE HOURS APPROVED /
APPLIED ADACB-GA, LPCA, NASW and GACA. 2015 Course listings are available online
@ http://www.addictionsolutions.org or by calling 770-714-7605.
Addiction, Personality Disorders, Trauma will be offered Monday, Feb 23rd, 2015 from
9:00 to 4:30 @ View Point Health Systems 175 Gwinnett Drive Lawrenceville, Ga. 6 CE
Hours $69. This training will provide information on new trends in treatment of these
disorders and how treatment professionals can manage these difficult behaviors. This
training will discuss models used to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes utilizing
Seeking Safety, CBT models, DBT and Motivational Interviewing in a multi-systemic
approach and how new medications can also assist treatment.
Evidence-Based Practices : The Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Addiction will be
held Saturday Feb. 28th, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ Cartersville Civic Center, 435 West
Main Street Cartersville, Ga. 6 CE Hours $69. This training provides participants and
opportunity to look at the process of changing brain chemistry to enable them to adapt
appropriate treatment protocols that match changing brain chemistry. It will also show the
process of triggers and cravings and how those affect the process of recovery and relapse.
Understand brain interactions, relapse potential and how neurotransmitters impact the
process of addiction
Evidence-Based Practices: The Assessment and Screening of Substance Use
Disorders will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ Cartersville
Civic Center, 435 West Main Street Cartersville, Ga 6 CE Hours $69. This training will
specifically focus on assessment tools which are used for various populations such as
addiction, criminal justice, adolescent and co-occurring and how those needs differ. This will
include criteria for evaluation, significance of diagnostic and lab reports, stages of
withdrawal, utilizing stages of change and determining severity of patients.Legal and Ethical Issues In Addiction Treatment will be held on Friday, March 27th,
2015 from 9:00 to 4:30 @ View Point Health Systems 175 Gwinnett Drive Lawrenceville,
Ga. 6 CE Hours $69. This training will provide detailed information on how professionals,
community service workers, peer specialist and case managers can navigate these
complicated legal issues. We will review the differences in HIPAA laws and CFR 42 and the
requirements that must be followed by all professionals. We will also discuss specific issues
around Duty to Warn, ethics and how professionals must respond to ethical challenges in a
growing and ever changing system that now includes electronic treatment issues. The
training will also provide information on requirements and new topics of information
regarding treatment and electronic therapy and support.
NOTEWORTHY…
Bartow Collaborative serves as a communication hub for community partners such as
nonprofits, social service agencies, faith based organizations, local, state and federal entities,
businesses, support groups, and local programs and projects which support issues pertaining to
children and families in our community. Agencies and individuals may submit announcements or
events to be included in weekly eblast or social media avenues. Content may be edited as
needed. Programs sponsored, hosted or facilitated by Bartow Collaborative will be specifically
noted.

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