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Southwest Georgia School-Based Behavioral Health Forum

Supporting Children’s Mental and Emotional Well-Being

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Albany State University
11:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Description

The Southwest Georgia School-Based Behavioral Health Forum on Sept. 13 is one of six regional events to the held throughout Georgia in 2019 and 2020. The objective of the six forums — co-hosted by The Carter CenterGeorgia Appleseed for Law and Justice, and Voices for Georgia’s Children — is to convene stakeholders to raise awareness of the transformative impact of Georgia’s school-based behavioral health and best practices for integrating behavioral health in key systems that impact children. Panelists will discuss the current status of school-based behavioral health in Georgia, model approaches to implementation, and overcoming barriers. The forum is open to the public. Educators, parents, policy leaders, and behavioral health experts are encouraged to attend. 

Topics

Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Dyer, Superintendent of Dougherty County Schools

Panel I: Overview of School-Based Behavioral Health

Panel II: Models and Implementation

Panel III: Overcoming Workforce Barriers

Panel IV: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Engagement with Parents and Caregivers

+Location and Details

Date
Sept. 13, 2019

Time
11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Registration and lunch (provided)
12 to 4 p.m. - Program

Location
Albany State University
Billy Black Building
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705

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+Forum Resources

RESOURCES AUTHOR
School-Justice Partnership Model: Increasing School Climate by Reducing Court Involvement (PPTX) Steven C. Teske, Chief Judge
Juvenile Court, Clayton County, Georgia
Overview of School-Based Behavioral Health (PPTX) Dimple Desai, MSW
Behavioral Health School-Based Health Centers (PPTX) Veda Johnson, M.D.
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
The Georgia APEX Program: Year 2 Evaluation Findings (PDF) Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Georgia System of Care State Plan 2017 (PDF) Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Overview and Proposed Recommendations for Children’s Commission on Behavioral Health (PDF) Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
How to Get Behavioral Health Help: A Guide for Families (PDF) Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Little Green Book: Behavioral Health Glossary (PDF) Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
MHAT for Educators; Mental Health Awareness Training Detailed Course Menu (PDF) GA Department of Education
The Commission on Children’s Mental Health; Executive Summary and Recommendations (PDF) Authored by: Co-Chair Judy Fitzgerald- Commissioner, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Co-Chair Katie Childers- Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, Office of Governor Nathan Deal
Frank Berry- Commissioner, Department of Community Health
Stephanie Blank- Board Chair, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
Bobby Cagle- Former Director, Division of Family and Children Services
Dr. Jordan Greenbaum- Medical Director, Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Teresa MacCartney- Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget
Erica Fener Sitkoff- Executive Director, VOICES for Georgia’s Children
School-Based Mental Health Issue Brief (PDF) Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
School-Based Mental Health (PDF) Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

+Videos

Panel 1

Panel 2

Panel 3

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