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January 15, 2016
ICM 40-Day Legislative Prayer Calendar
GA State Capitol
2016 Legislative Session Opened January 11, 2016
Shortly after the start of this new year, the Georgia General Assembly will convene for its 2016 legislative session.  And ICM is calling upon you to make your voice and your prayers and meditations known on behalf of Georgia's children.

Each year, ICM hosts a 40-day prayer/meditation calendar for the 40 days of the legislative session.  Don't hesitate, please submit your prayer / meditation / reflection here on behalf of Georgia's children today.  ICM 40-Day Legislative Prayer Calendar

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Wondering on what days our legislators will be in session?  Click on the link below for days through February 1:
ICM Annual Celebration of Children Conference, Jan. 28
2016 Celebration of Children Conference
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Location:  Marietta First United Methodist Church,  56 Whitlock Avenue, SW, Marietta, GA 30064
 
Time:  10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.)
 
 
Keynote Speaker:  Judge Tom Rawlings, attorney, former juvenile court judge and director of Georgia's Office of the Child Advocate
 
Panel discussions on issues facing Georgia's children in juvenile justice, child protection, health care, child poverty...

Panelists include:
Health Care
Laura Colbert, Community Outreach Manager, Georgians for a Healthy Future 

Parental Nurture
Tonika Evans, Program Manager, Effective and Nurturing Parenting, Families First

Children in Immigrant Families
Mary Groves, Director, Club 3:30 @ Marietta First Presbyterian Church

Child Care
Debbie Hillman, Black Child Development Institute

Child Poverty
Melissa Johnson, Policy Analyst, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

Juvenile Justice  
Keith Jones, Deputy Dir. of Operations Georgia, Education and Reentry Services Division, Department of Juvenile Justice

Child Protection  
Jyll Walsh, Training Coordinator, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
Ruhi Rahman, UNICEF, Atlanta Community Engagement Fellow

Facilitated "Call to Action" Advocacy Table Topics, including SR 7 - Safe Harbor/Rachel's Law constitutional amendment, "Too Young to Suspend, " etc.
 
Service Providers from various organizations and agencies will be available throughout the conference.  If you are interested in hosting a provider table, please REGISTER TODAY. 
ICM Day at the Capitol 2016 - Feb. 3
ICM is calling upon the interfaith community to join us at ICM Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, February 3, 2016. 

Let us speak with a clear, unified voice for each and every child.

(Registration begins at 9:00 AM)
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 265 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

This is a free event...but please,

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO BE INFORMED AND ENGAGED





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ICM Mission and Goals

 

The Interfaith Children's Movement (ICM) is a grassroots, advocacy movement dedicated to improving the well-being of children in Georgia.  ICM was formed in 2001 as an intentional association of individuals and communities of faith from all religious traditions.

 

The Interfaith Children's Movement strives to be a voice for all children in Georgia, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard. 

 

ICM works closely with Georgia's policy-oriented child advocacy organizations, such as: 

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Your contributions help to create a better Georgia for children.  

Make a monthly tax-deductible gift of $25.00 or a one-time gift of $100.00. Please make a secure, on-line, tax-deductible contribution. 

Do what must be done... GIVE to ICM today.
 
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Sign ICM's petition today to the Entertainment Software Rating Board to change the rating of this video game.  

Go to:
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia

GA HELPLINE

1-800-CHILDREN

Please share this number widely.

 

Contact PCA of GA if your agency or organization would like to be included in the Helpline Resource and Referral Database

 

Contact Person:

Julia Neighbors

404-413-1419 or jneighbors@gsu.edu

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Wednesday's Child Georgia

   

 

Wednesday's Child, sponsored by the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption, is a weekly television feature about adoption that helps find permanent, loving, adoptive families for children in foster care.
 
Wednesday's Child Georgia is a partnership of the Georgia Department of Human Services, Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption  and Fox 5 TV - Atlanta.
Foster Parents Needed

The need for foster families is great. Children escaping abusive or neglectful situations need a safe place to stay while their future is determined. Could your home be that safe place for children who are hurting and vulnerable?

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For more information about foster parenting in Georgia, call 1-877-210-KIDS.or visit the Division of Family and Children Services

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

 

 

One of the most important things faith communities can do for children is to pray for them.

 

Every child is a child of God.  All children deserve justice, compassion and our prayers.

 

ICM encourages every faith community to become a spiritual witness for children. Hold a worship service in your church, synagogue, masjid / mosque or temple and invite others to join in praying for the well-being of all children.