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The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is partnering with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to implement an evidence-based prevention curriculum, Sources of Strength (SOS), in various Georgia middle and high schools. According to the developer of the program, “this strategic partnership between multiple state agencies and dozens of communities across Georgia is one of the most comprehensive and coordinated efforts to implement Sources of Strength in the nation.”
Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, and state officials announced a new mobile application to support the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL), a 24/7 hotline offering free and confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
On May 29, 2018, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) released a request for proposal (RFP) for a new blended mobile crisis response service. Currently, the department contracts for the provision of two separate mobile crisis systems. Mobile crisis
The Division of Developmental Disabilities sees support coordination as a critical and integral part of ensuring that individuals who receive I/DD services have easy access to high quality services so that they may enjoy a life of opportunity and independence. Utilization of data gathered from t
The Story Behind the Change
Gov. Deal released the following statement - see official statement HERE
June 14, 2017
ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) has been awarded the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).
ATLANTA—The Georgia Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and Community Health (DCH) are pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved renewal of the Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP) through March 31, 2021.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is pleased to announce the following leadership changes in the Division of Developmental Disabilities effective Thursday, February 16, 2017.
Ringing in the New Year is filled with festivities that for many include the consumption of alcohol. As you make plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve, consider this: your toast could cost you $10,000.