Georgia Department of Human Resource and Developmental Disabilities

  • Agency: Georgia Department of Human Resource and Developmental Disabilities
  • Address: Two Peachtree Street N.W, 24th Floor, Atlanta, 30303 GA
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Phone: 404-657-2252
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Georgia Department of Human Resource and Developmental Disabilities is located at Two Peachtree Street N.W, 24th Floor, Atlanta, 30303 GA. The Georgia Department of Human Resource and Developmental Disabilities phone number is 404-657-2252.

Georgia Department of Human Resource and Developmental Disabilities News

“From Prison to Purpose” was produced by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) in partnership with the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS), and the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (GMHCN); and features instrumental stakeholders responsible for the program’s inception, development and growth. The video highlights how the Forensic Peer Mentor Program plays an integral role in interrupting the cycle of recidivism amongst Georgia’s returning citizens. https://youtu.be/crzN6wV93uY

GRH/ATL governing body meeting today led by Commissioner Fitzgerald.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Behavioral Health Prevention hosted the 2018 Georgia Suicide Prevention conference in Augusta, GA on October 25-26, 2018. Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald was on hand to welcome the attendees and recognize the suicide prevention coalition members in attendance. Approximately 155 attendees from around the state, engaged with more than a dozen organizational exhibitors, two moderated panel discussions and experienced sixteen dynamic workshops by subject-matter experts around the state and beyond. Conference attendees were greeted with plenary speakers that included Dr. Alex Crosby of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; noted author, Iris Bolton; Psychologist and author, Dr. Sally Spencer Thomas, Emory Psychologists and researcher, Dr. Nadine Kaslow; Associate Superintendent at Clarke County School District, Dr. Dawn Meyers, and the Director of Suicide Prevention for DBHDD, Walker Tisdale III. The Suicide Prevention Program within the Office of Behavioral Health Prevention, Division of Behavioral Health at the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is committed to preventing suicide attempts and deaths by suicide in the state of Georgia.

Travis Fretwell talking about opioid prevention and the STR media campaign kickoff on Sunday Conversations with Jae Nash. Airs this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on WJZA Smooth Jazz 101.1 FM.

On this fourth annual Global Peer Support Celebration Day, DBHDD’s Office of Recovery Transformation (ORT) and all of DBHDD recognizes and honors the work of our state’s Certified Addition Recovery Empowerment Specialists and Certified Peer Specialists. To date, Georgia has trained 2,500 peer support staff to tap into their lived experience to assist adults, youth, and families with recovery, wellness, and community inclusion. Georgia’s peer workforce not only improves outcomes for the individuals they serve, but they also infuse provider and community cultures with a heightened sense of recovery, wellness, and respect. We ask that you take time today to reflect on the value that peer support staff brings to your organization, to individuals using services, and to the community at large! For more information on DBHDD's peer workforce go to dbhdd.georgia.gov/recovery-transformation

Happening Now: Georgia’s Red Ribbon Week Kickoff event.

The 2018 Behavioral Health Symposium was held in at Lake Lanier's "Lanier Islands Resort" in Buford, GA. This year introduced the inaugural Symposium Awards ceremony where many were honored including Governor Nathan Deal and Mrs. Sandra Deal for their unwavering commitment to people with behavioral health challenges.

The 2018 Behavioral Health Symposium was held in at Lake Lanier's "Lanier Islands Resort" in Buford, GA. This year introduced the inaugural Symposium Awards ceremony where many were honored including Governor Nathan Deal and Mrs. Sandra Deal for their unwavering commitment to people with behavioral health challenges.

Lunch Plenary speaker George Braucht, LPC, CPCS, CARES tells conference attendees to, “Expect Recovery!”

Rachel Holloman of DBHDD Region 4 presenting at the Behavioral Health Symposium this morning about Dirt Roads, No Cell Phones, and no GPS: Mental Health Treatment in Rural Georgia.

Dr. Drew Pinsky spoke to hundreds of DBHDD staff and providers at the 2018 Behavioral Health Symposium. Pictured here with Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald and DBHDD behavioral health leaders.

The 2018 Behavioral Health Symposium was held in at Lake Lanier's "Lanier Islands Resort" in Buford, GA. This year introduced the inaugural Symposium Awards ceremony where many were honored including Governor Nathan Deal and Mrs. Sandra Deal for their unwavering commitment to people with behavioral health challenges.

How can you help with #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth?

How can you help with #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth?

How can you help with #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth?

How can you help with #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth?

DBHDD Office of Deaf Services Information Session When: October 17, 2018, 10 am - 12pm, Check in: 9:30 am - 10 am DBHDD Region 5 Field Office 1915 Eisenhower Drive, Building 7 Savannah, GA 31406 ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER ONLINE AT: http://www.cvent.com/d/0gq1hf Certified interpreters and CART will be available for all sessions. If further auxiliary aids or other accommodations are needed, please contact: Candice Tate, 404-991-2304, candice.tate@dbhdd.ga.gov #DBHDDdeafservices

Register here for the 2018 Disability Issues Forum This event will give Georgians with developmental and intellectual disabilities, their families, and community members the opportunity to hear from candidates running for the offices of Secretary of State, Superintendent of Schools, and State Insurance Commissioner as they speak on issues important to the disability community. https://gcdd.org/gcdd-2018-candidate-forum-on-disability-issues.html

How can you help with #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth?

The DBHDD Office of Information Technology attended the 2018 GTA Digital Summit last week. At the Summit, awards are presented to recognize innovative uses of technology in state and local government agencies in Georgia. The DBHDD Service Review and Technical Assistance Application was recognized as a Showcase project. https://gta.georgia.gov/2018-showcase-projects

How can you help with #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth?

How can you help with #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth?

How can you help with #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth?

How can you help with #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth?