Embark Georgia Newsletter 49

Embark Georgia: Updates and Announcements (Don't forget to visit our website for additional news)

The Embark Georgia statewide network serves post-secondary professionals and institutions to ensure connectivity, share best practices, and provide information exchange among youth, community based stakeholders, and     K-12 education.

Click here to view the ETV Webinar Flyer. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2-3 PM: Click here.
Monday, September 12, 9:30-10:30 AM: Click here. 

California College Pathways Webinar: Child Welfare 101

For those who work with foster youth, but not directly in the child welfare system, the complex legal processes of the foster care system can sometimes seem bewildering. How does a child makes their way through the legal detention process? What are the differences between different types of guardianship? What does it mean exactly to be a "crossover" youth? How do you figure out a youth's legal status in order to determine what benefits they may be eligible for?

On this webinar you will hear from child welfare experts on all these topics and more. The webinar is designed in particular to help professionals working with foster youth on college campuses to master the basics of this complex legal system. Time will also be available for Q&A with our expert panelists regarding the child welfare system.

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

Click here to register!

'"Fostering Through College' program provides safe, supportive learning environment"

On July 1, Albany State University launched a new program, "Fostering Through College", as a way to help ease the transition from group home life to dorm life. This support program will provide comprehensive living support and extended housing availability. Kevin Bass, FTC program coordinator, says that foster youth at ASU have all "expressed a need for academic support, financial assistance, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and housing assistance". Unfortunately, children in the foster care system rarely receive support after the age of eighteen. FTC aims to support these students through their college years.

To read the full article, click here.

Foster Care Transition Toolkit

Did you know?  There are currently over 400,000 children and youth in the Nation's foster care system.

What it is: "This toolkit serves to inspire and support youth currently in foster care and young adults who have aged out of care to pursue college and career opportunities."

What it contains: Information and resources about accessing educational opportunities, managing your money, accessing healthcare, obtaining secure housing, and more.

To access the full toolkit, click here

Former foster youth who need to apply for Amerigroup Medicaid- apply at your local DFCS office.

If you experience problems regarding Medicaid email healthmatters@dhs.ga.gov and put the county in the subject line. 

*Did you know you can be insured until your 26th birthday? Tell a friend to tell a friend and get health insurance!*

If you are in care currently or have already applied for and received Medicaid insurance, these numbers are for you:

Georgia Families 360 Intake Line (children and youth in foster care): 1-855-661-2021

Georgia Families 360 Intake Line (former youth in foster care): 1-800-600-4441

Billing: 1-800-766-4456

Visit Embark Website for more information and the ability to download printable versions of the DPOC listings.
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The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
– a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia – is dedicated to strengthening communities, organizations, and individuals through leadership development, training, and education.

Embark Georgia is located at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.
David Meyers and Lori Tiller are the network directors. Our offices are located at 

1240 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30605

You may contact us by calling 706-542-1108 or emailing  EMBARK@fanning.uga.edu
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