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 @ – Weekly Update Feb. 16th . For more information, contact PARTNER ANNOUCEMENTS… (new) Atlanta Community Food Bank The application for the 2015 Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty is available by visiting 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 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 @ 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.

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