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Annual Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum


Topic: Carter Center Mental Health Forum to Address Policy in Georgia and Children's Issues

When: Friday, May 20, 2016

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Program (lunch provided)

Where: The Carter Center (Directions to The Carter Center)

Registration: Click here to register >



New research about the needs of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, will be discussed during the 21st annual Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum on May 20, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Carter Center in Atlanta. This event is open to the public, but registration is required. (More details below.)

The Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum, established in 1995, is held each May to address a timely mental health policy issue facing the state. Service providers, policymakers, advocates, and consumers from across Georgia are invited to participate in open discussions on diverse topics.

For the past five years, the Georgia Forum also has been an opportunity to update local stakeholders on the settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of Georgia in 2010. This year, the status of the agreement and recently missed deadline to overhaul the state's mental health system will be addressed. The state had committed to move almost 700 patients with developmental disabilities out of psychiatric hospitals into community settings by July 1, 2015. More than 200 of these patients remain in the hospitals.

In addition, the forum will provide a panel focused on preschool treatment of ADHD, the barriers to recommended treatment, and steps being taken to break down those barriers here in Georgia.

Finally, there will be an opportunity to learn about partnerships to establish school-based mental health systems in the state, using Murray County as an example. View agenda >