Join DBHDD for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol

May 3, 2016

Atlanta - On May 5, join the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc. and over 200 professionals, youth, and families as we bring the community together to raise awareness about children's mental health. Special guest Rep. Katie Dempsey is scheduled to attend.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - May 5, 2016 

9:00 AM    

Registration & Breakfast at The Freight Depot.
Cast your vote, in the Blue Room, for the winner of the Finding Help, Finding Hope art and poetry contest. Remember to tweet # FHx2

9:30 AM    

Walk to the Capitol for presentation in the south wing
Welcome:  Peers from Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc.
Opening Remarks:  Frank Berry, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Speaker:  Dante McKay, Director, Office of Children, Young Adults & Families

10:30 AM    

Return to The Freight Depot
Last chance to cast your vote for Finding Help, Finding Hope art and poetry contest #FHx2

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

Brief Overview: Erica Fenner Sitkoff, Ph.D., Policy Director, Voices for Georgia's Children
Speaker:  Dante McKay, Director, Office of  Children, Young Adults & Families
By the Numbers:  Gary W. McGiboney, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent, Georgia Department of Education


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The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) serves individuals with mental health challenges, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Contact Information: 
Angelyn Dionysatos, (404) 463-8035 or angelyn.dionysatos@dbhdd.ga.gov