Be an Effective Advocate: Advocacy Training . . .

At ICM, advocacy is about using your voice (verbal and written) to speak on behalf of Georgia's children and raise awareness of the issues and conditions Georgia's children face and to offer solutions that are good for children. At this training, we will introduce you to advocacy at the policy level; what it means to be an advocate; and how, together, we can be effective advocates for Georgia's children.

Child Poverty: Promoting the General Welfare of GA’s Children . . .

This training is designed to: increase the awareness and This workshop provides for an objective exploration of the role of the faith community in promoting the general welfare (well-being) of Georgia’s children; an overview of the levels of poverty that exist in the child population; and poverty’s role in other adverse conditions affecting children.

Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking . . .

At ICM, advocacy is about using your voice (verbal and written) to speak on behalf of Georgia's children and raise awareness of the issues and conditions Georgia's children face and to offer solutions that are good for children. At this training, we will introduce you to advocacy at the policy level; what it means to be an advocate; and how, together, we can be effective advocates for Georgia's children.

Ending the School to Prison Pipeline by Securing the Education Pipeline . . .

Define the school to prison pipeline; learn about current national and statewide discipline data trends; identify practices/policies that contribute to the pipeline and solutions; understand how evidence-informed methodologies and promising practices reduce school discipline issues; understand the importance of advocating for policy changes to mitigate the School to Prison Pipeline in their communities.

Forgiveness and Reconciliation . . .

This workshop is designed to help attendees discern the connection between forgiveness and reconciliation and the practices and policies that contribute to the school to prison pipeline; to gain an understanding of the necessity for restorative justice and proportional accountability; to promote healthier environments for children, families and communities.

HB141 Human Trafficking Hotline Monitor . . .

This training is to prepare volunteers to monitor the enforcement of notices pertaining to House Bill 141, passed in the Georgia General Assembly in the 2013-2014 legislative session.

Healing Communities . . .

Healing Communities training offers a framework for a distinct form of ministry to men, women and youth returning from or at risk of incarceration, their families and the larger community. Healing Communities challenges congregations to become Stations of Hope for those persons affected by the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems through the mobilization of existing resources within the congregation, specifically the formal and informal networks characteristic of congregational life, and the spiritual tenets of forgiveness, healing, redemption, restoration and reconciliation.

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and the Faith Community . . .

This training is designed to help attendees respond to the broadening of the mandatory reporting pool; understand the responsibilities of mandated reporters as outlined in Georgia law; identify ways to enhance your protocol; and promote best practices.

Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia’s Children through Community-Empowered Local School Councils . . .

Local School Councils, which are parent-led and grounded in evidence-based practices, are uniquely suited to address discipline and education issues within Georgia’s school systems. Research has shown that parent engagement is an effective strategy for school reform.
This training helps parents and community members:

  1. Understand Local School Councils;
  2. Identify ways to leverage this tool; and
  3. Understand how to strengthen the function of Local School Councils.

Strengthening Families: An Effective Approach to Supporting Families and Communities . . .

This training is designed based on evidence that when five key protective factors are present we can prevent child abuse and promote the optimal healthy growth and development of children. What are those five factors?

  1. Parental Resilience: Parents Can Bounce Back
  2. Social Connections: Parents Have Friends
  3. Knowledge of Child Development: Parents Know How Children Grow and Learn
  4. Concrete Support in Times of Need: Parents Know Where to Turn for Help
  5. Social and Emotional Competence of Children: Children Learn to Talk About and Handle Feelings

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