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Current Providers


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



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.
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?

Upcoming Events


JUN
24
Mon

NTDC Training

THIS COURSE IS FULL
NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)
Trainer: Tammy

JUN
24
Mon

RBWO Foundations Classroom Component

RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA, the week after training concludes. The testing dates are listed on the registration website. Participants will sign up for their testing date and time at the conclusion of classroom training.

JUL
8
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)

JUL
8
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)

JUL
8
Mon

RBWO Foundations

RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA. You can complete the test in person on Thursday, July 18 or Wednesday, July 31. If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.

JUL
16
Tue

Navigating GA+SCORE

Navigating GA+SCORE
GA+SCORE, developed by Care Solutions for OPM, is the online tracking and reporting system that OPM and RBWO providers use to report and manage daily tasks such as tracking pertinent provider, foster home, and child information, all in support of OPM's RBWO Minimum Standards. This training will familiarize participants with the GA+SCORE system. It is intended for HSP, CSW, CSS, and Direct Care staff.

JUL
22
Mon

RBWO Foundations

RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA. You can complete the test in person on Wednesday, July 31 or Tuesday, August 13 . If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.

JUL
30
Tue

RPPS

Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS)
This is a 2 hour virtual workshop that supports the dissemination of information on the federal and state law requiring implementation of the reasonable and prudent parenting standards and youth rights.

AUG
1
Thu

RPPS

Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS)
This is a 2 hour virtual workshop that supports the dissemination of information on the federal and state law requiring implementation of the reasonable and prudent parenting standards and youth rights.

AUG
5
Mon

RBWO Foundations

RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA. You can complete the test in person on Tuesday, August 13 or Wednesday, August 28 . If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.

AUG
5
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)

AUG
12
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)

AUG
14
Wed

RBWO Roles & Responsibilities

RBWO Roles and Responsibilities
This is a 2 hour workshop that supports the dissemination of information about the role requirements for RBWO Providers.

AUG
19
Mon

RBWO Foundations

RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA. You can complete the test in person on Wednesday, August 28 or Thursday, September 19 . If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.

AUG
27
Tue

RPPS

Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS)
This is a 2 hour virtual workshop that supports the dissemination of information on the federal and state law requiring implementation of the reasonable and prudent parenting standards and youth rights.

SEP
5
Thu

RPPS

Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS)
This is a 2 hour virtual workshop that supports the dissemination of information on the federal and state law requiring implementation of the reasonable and prudent parenting standards and youth rights.

SEP
9
Mon

RBWO Foundations

RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA. You can complete the test in person on Thursday, September 19 or Tuesday, October 8 . If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.

SEP
9
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)

SEP
16
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)

SEP
17
Tue

RD Highlights

Resource Development Highlights
This is a 2 hour virtual workshop that supports the dissemination of information about Resource Development polices and Minimum Standards.

SEP
30
Mon

RBWO Foundations

RBWO Foundations: Classroom Component
RBWO Foundations Classroom Training is conducted using a hybrid model. There will be four (4) days of virtual training via Microsoft Teams. Participants will then be required to take the test in person. Testing will be done in Norcross, GA.  You can complete the test in person on Thursday, September 19 or Tuesday, October 8 . If one of these dates do not align with your schedule, we will discuss other options in class.

OCT
7
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)

OCT
21
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)

NOV
4
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)

NOV
18
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)

DEC
2
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)

DEC
9
Mon

NTDC

NTDC Train-The-Trainer (TTT)