The mission of the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Foster Care program is to strengthen families, protect children from further abuse and neglect and to assure that every child has a permanent family. The private provider community is an important and integral part of DFCS's ability to achieve its mission. The Room Board and Watchful Oversight (RBWO) supports the DFCS mission and provides guidance to Child Caring Institutions and Child Placing Agencies contracted with DFCS.
Resources For Current Providers
You have found the central location for forms and documents relevant to currently contracted RBWO providers!
Please click on the appropriate check for forms and instructions. For upcoming training information, click on the Training Calendar.
The Office of Provider Management hosts trainings for current providers, including the 120-hour RBWO Foundations training for new staff in specified roles, Reasonable and Prudent Parenting, Every Child Every Month (ECEM), and other topics. GA+SCORE also posts training information supplied by other DFCS departments, including IMPACT Train-the-Trainer sessions. OPM may also post registration information for other public and private trainings of interest to RBWO providers.
The latest eblasts and announcements are listed below, or click "All announcements" for all posted eblasts.
All approved Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) policy is available on their Online Directives Information System(ODIS) website under the Manuals, Policies and Procedures heading. Look for Department of Family and Children Services and then Child Welfare.
Frequently Asked Current Provider Questions
Where are the key documents for current providers?
Can I log into GA+SCORE?
How do I log into GA+SCORE?
What is GA SHINES?
For CPAs: How do I remove a foster home member in GA+SCORE?
August 20th-24th, 2018 – Columbus, Ga.
Crucial Conversations Training
Crucial Conversations is a training course offered by the DHS Caregiver Recruitment and Retention Unit in best-practice skills for successfully handling high-stakes interactions. Through-out the initial trainings, the Division’s Executive Leaders and managers have gained skills to influence the organization’s culture and make the best decisions when allocating limited resources. We are opening-up this limited training opportunity to Executive leaders and directors within our provider community. Upon completion of this two-day training, you will learn how to create conditions in which staff at all levels can speak with complete candor and respect.
Click here to read the flyer if you are interested in registration as space is limited.
Please click here to register!
September 10th- 14th, 2018 - Jonesboro, Ga.
IMPACT FCP 5-Day
September 24th-28th, 2018 – Tucker, Ga.
IMPACT FCP 5-Day
The Office of Provider Management asks that you mark your calendars for this important meeting. As the dates for this event nears, we will send out a reminder and a link for you to register to attend. If you have any questions, please contact your Monitoring Manager.