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Annual Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum

Friday, May 15, 2015

 

Topic: Addressing Pressing Georgia Issues: An Update on the Settlement Agreement Between the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of Georgia, as well as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Issues

When: Friday, May 15, 2015

  • 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 >

 

Overview
New data on young children in Georgia with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, will be released during the 20th annual Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum on May 15, 2015, 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.

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 progress toward building a quality and sustainable behavioral health system in the state as required by a settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of Georgia in 2010.

In addition, the forum will provide an update on last year's panel on whether best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of young children with ADHD are available and being used in Georgia by further describing ADHD trends in Georgia, and the U.S., and discuss one strategy that the State is using to create an opportunity for impact within the GA Families 360o population.

Finally, there will be an opportunity to learn about the Northwest System of Care and Region of Hope for children in Georgia and a project that Casey Family Programs and The Carter Center Mental Health Program are embarking on that looks at the mental health and substance use needs of children in need of services in that area of the state.