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.

Important Dates, Special Events and happenings around Bartow County Georgia

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!
GRANT COLLABORATION TRAINING…Registration Now Open…
Today’s funders are looking for nonprofits to collaborate and impact their community capacity far more than they can do individually. By combining efforts, sharing resources, reducing duplication of services and reducing competition in fundraising, organizations can create a positive, supportive network that helps them collectively leverage resources in a consolidated fashion, thus strengthening the collective impact.
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…
We must hear from YOU! If your agency was listed in the 2013-2014 Resource Directory, please review and update as needed with the attached form. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 13th . If your agency was not included and you would like to be added to the 2015-2016 Resource Directory, please complete and return the attached form no later than 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@jacob-holm.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 ANNOUNCEMENTS… (new) 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. (new) Training Center of NW Georgia
The Training Center will be offering CPR and First Aid classes on Tuesday, Feb 3rd and 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 Etowah Scholarship Foundation Reality Store
The Etowah Scholarship Foundation desperately needs volunteers for Cass/Adairsville High Reality Store this Wednesday, Feb 4th at Cass High School. If you are interested in working AM (7:30a-11:30a), PM (11:30-3:00), or both please contact Brenda Cooper @ 678-721-2013 or BCooper@centurybanknet.com. A light breakfast and lunch will be served for the volunteers.
Soul Sista’s Run
“When Loving Me Isn’t Enough” Life Class for women only 19 and up will be held Feb. 7th 2015 beginning at 10:00 am at Rollins Child Development Center, 676 Henderson Drive, Cartersville, GA. For more information, contact Pamela Whitfield at 404-590-3492.
Advocates for Children
Advocates for Children’s annual Polar Plunge will be Saturday, Feb. 7th at Dellinger Park.
Dress in your most creative costume, add some music and get ready to be “Frozen” for just a few minutes for a great cause. Registration at 9:30am along with breakfast and pictures with Olaf. Jumps begin at 10am. Great prizes including a Kindle Fire and much, much, more. For more information, contact Info@AdvoChild.org 770-387-1143.
(new) 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.
(new) 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! There will be space available for up to 18 employers/agencies. You are welcome to bring supplemental signage, displays, application material, supplies, and other items you may require at your station. Participating employers will be provided one six foot table along with two chairs. Lunch will be served following the Job Fair.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist you as needed and candidates with their resume and online application. An exhibitor Registration form is available on Bartow Collaborative website – http://www.bartow.gafcp.org –Weekly Update Feb. 2nd. To register, contact James Benham, jbenham@ging.org or 770-276-7036. Registration is due by 4:00PM, Friday. February 6th. February calendar is also available to download from http://www.bartowcollaborative@gmail.com – Weekly Update Feb. 2nd.
(new) Women to Women
Woman 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.
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.
(all new) WORKSHOPS/CLASSES… Bartow College and Career Academy Bartow College and Career Academy will offer Into to Welding Course starting March 9th. 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.

Important dates, happenings and events around Bartow County Georgia

REMINDER… (new) The next meeting for Bartow Collaborative will be Friday, January 23rd at First Presbyterian Church in Cartersville. Networking will begin at 8:15 am followed by PARTNER ENGAGEMENT…it takes all kinds at 8:30 am in Fellowship Hall. Bring your brochures and business cards!
(new) BUILDING COMMUNITY CAPACITY THROUGH GRANT COLLABORATION…
Today’s funders are looking for nonprofits to collaborate and impact their community capacity far more than they can do individually. By combining efforts, sharing resources, reducing duplication of services and reducing competition in fundraising, organizations can create a positive, supportive network that helps them collectively leverage resources in a consolidated fashion, thus strengthening the collective impact.
While in theory this sounds great, in reality it can be quite difficult to achieve. How do you build and encourage true partnerships and avoid those that simply want to “jump on the bandwagon” or (even worse) steal your ideas? How do you ensure that collaboration will not only have a positive impact on your organization and its mission, but also increase the impact you can have on the community you serve? How can you use a grant proposal, as an organizing tool with the explicit intent to move forward with or without the grant?
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. Registration information will be available the week of January 19th.
MEETINGS…
Family Promise of Bartow will meet Thursday, January 15th at the Church of Ascension@ 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Eberlein @ pat.eberlein@jacob-holm.com
Bartow Teen Maze will meet Monday, January 26th @ The Teen Center (new location will be announced as soon as confirmed) @ 2:00pm. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @ bartowcollaborative@gmail.com.
PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENTS…
Cartersville Goodwill Career Center
The next Job Recruitment Fair will be held on Wednesday, January 14th. This will be the only large job fair in January. Monthly job fairs will resume on the second Thursdays in February. Currently registration is open only to employers. To download the informational flier of the January calendar, visit http://www.bartow.gfcp.org – Weekly Update Jan. 5th. For more information, contact James Benham @ 770-276-7036 or jbenham@ging.org.
Georgia Highlands College and Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Georgia Highlands College and Georgia Northwestern Technical College, in collaboration with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia, are working with local communities to strengthen support systems for homeless and
foster youth seeking a college education. You are invited to join the formal conversation on best practices in supporting this population of college-bound students in addition to hearing from Cyekia Lee from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Youth and Children, students, DFCS professionals, college administrators and more! The EMBARK Summit will be held January 23, 2015 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Lakeview Auditorium, Georgia Highlands College-Floyd Campus, 4175 Cedartown Hwy in Rome. For more information, please contact Juliana Breithaupt @ jbreitha@highlands.edu or Sonya Briscoe @ sbriscoe@gntc.edu.
(new) The Etowah Scholarship Foundation Reality Store
The Etowah Scholarship Foundation Reality Store is designed to encourage teens to think about their future, to help teens visualize how their career choices will affect their economic well-being. Volunteers at the Reality Store helps students learn about their choices, evaluate their options, and plan for their future. Approximately 950 from Cass and Adairsville Highs are scheduled to participate Wednesday, Feb 4th at Cass High School. 110 to 125 Volunteers are needed to serve on this date. If you are interested in working AM (7:30a-11:30a), PM (11:30-3:00), or both please contact Brenda Cooper @ 678-721-2013 or BCooper@centurybanknet.com. A light breakfast and lunch will be served for the volunteers.
(new) Soul Sista’s Run
“When Loving Me Isn’t Enough” Life Class for women only 19 and up will be held Feb. 7th 2015 beginning at 10:00 am at Rollins Child Development Center, 676 Henderson Drive, Cartersville, GA. For more information, contact Pamela Whitfield at 404-590-3492.
The Alzheimer’s Association
Mid-Day Café –Thursday, January 15th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm @ United Community Bank Community Room – 4000 Appalachian Highway in Blue Ridge; Thursday, February, 19th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Pickens County Community Center Room 3 – 1329 Camp Road in Jasper; Wednesday March 18th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Little Rome Restaurant – 1201 North 3rd Avenue Jasper.
Living With Alzheimer’s Disease (an 8-week series) will begin on Tuesdays at 10:00 starting February 3. These programs will be held at the Alzheimer’s Association (922 East Morris Street, Dalton). February 3, 10, & 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Early stage (for those in the early stage of the disease as well as their care partners). February 24, March 3 & 10 @ 10:00 am -12:00 pm: Middle stage (for caregivers of people in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s). March 17 & 24 @ 10:00 am -12:00 pm: Late stage (for caregivers of those in the late stage of the disease).
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.
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.

Happy New Year from United Way of Bartow County!!!

 

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