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Annual Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum

Friday, May 20, 2016

Topic: "Voices Across Georgia: Addressing the Treatment Needs of Young Children with ADHD"

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Agenda:

8:30–9 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
9–9:10 a.m. Welcome
Thomas Bornemann, Ed.D
Director, The Carter Center Mental Health Program
9:10–9:20 a.m. Opening Remarks
Rosalynn Carter
Chair, The Carter Center Mental Health Task Force
9:20–9:50 a.m. Keynote
Coleen Boyle, PhD, MSHyg, Director, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
9:50-10:05 a.m. BREAK
10:05 a.m.–Noon

Panel I: Voices Across Georgia: Addressing the Treatment Needs of Young Children with ADHD

Moderator:

Christy Doyle, PhD, Director, Office of Behavioral Health, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and Chair, Interagency Directors Team

Melissa Danielson, MSPH, Statistician, Child Development Studies Team, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ann DiGirolamo, PhD, MPH, Director, Center of Excellence for Children's Behavioral  Health, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Susanna Visser, DrPH, MS, Lead Epidemiologist, Child Development Studies Team, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q&A

Noon–1 p.m. Lunch
1–2 p.m.

Panel II: Update on the DOJ Settlement

Moderator:

Thomas Bornemann, EdD, Director, The Carter Center Mental Health Program

Frank Berry, MS, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

Respondents:

Josh Norris, JD, Director of Legal Advocacy, Georgia Advocacy Office 

Thomas Bornemann, EdD, Director, The Carter Center Mental Health Program

Q&A

2-2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:15–3:45 p.m.

Panel III: Establishing School-based Mental Health Partnerships: A Guide for Schools and Providers

Moderator:

Jana Pruett, LCSW, Center of Excellence for Children's Behavioral Health, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Stephanie Pearson, PhD, Clinical Director, Office of Children, Young Adults and Families, DBHDD

Rachel McCrickard, LMFT, Community Relations Director, APEX Project Coordinator, Georgia H.O.P.E.

Judge Gregory Price, JD, Floyd County Juvenile Court

Jill Rogers, EdD, ESS Coordinator, Murray County Schools

Q&A

3:50–4 p.m. Closing Remarks, Rosalynn Carter, Chair, The Carter Center Mental Health Task Force

Editor's Note:

Media wishing to attend the Georgia Forum must RSVP by May 19 at 5 p.m. to Rennie Sloan (404-420-5129, rennie.sloan@cartercenter.org).

The general public are encouraged to register to attend the event, which will take place in the Ivan Allen Pavilion of The Carter Center at 453 Freedom Parkway.

Learn more about the Carter Center's Georgia mental health crisis efforts.

During the forum, you can follow the conversation on Twitter using #GaMH16.

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.

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