Important dates, news and happenings around Bartow County Ga

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!
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 and click Cartersville –
Georgia Center for Nonprofit Training tab on the left margin.
Please review your agency information from the current directory (
and click Resource Directory tab on the left margin) and send updates to The deadline to submit changes is Friday, Feb. 13th
MentorBartow will meet Thursday, Feb. 12th @ 10:00am at the Cartersville-Bartow
Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
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 @
Bartow Teen Maze will meet Monday, February 23rd @ 2:00pm at Georgia Highlands
College – Student Center. For more information, contact Tina Grubbs @
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 @ –
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, 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 – Weekly Update Feb. 9
(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
Training Center of NW Georgia
The Training Center will be offering CPR and First Aid classes on Saturday, Feb
. 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 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
@ – Weekly Update Feb. 2nd
. For more information, contact
(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
(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 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, or call 770-324-9834.
Bartow College and Career Academy
Bartow College and Career Academy will offer Into to Welding Course starting March
. 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 @ or call 770-606-5800 ext. 3015. To download a flier,
visit Bartow Collaborative website @ – 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
@ 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.
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

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