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The News & Information Section enables you to keep abreast of the latest developments at the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD).   To learn about past news and initiatives,  you may access the archives below that  are listed by date.

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LATEST NEWS

THE DEPARTMENT SCORES IN THE TOP 5% IN GEORGIA FOR QUALITY OF SERVICES OFFERED TO ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES    

DD Audit 2019

ABOVE: Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD) staff meet with an auditor representing the Georgia Collaborative ASO    

The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities received sensational news after its programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities underwent a four-day review by an independent agency acting on behalf of the State of Georgia.   BHDD scored in the top 5% in the state for providing person centered practices.   The finding reflects the hard work, dedication to quality, and innovative programs implemented by the staff.   This was a great way to celebrate March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.   Congratulations to all employees for their commitment to excellence!    

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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES JOINED THE FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AS THEY ISSUED A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING MARCH AS NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH      

Board of Commissioners Proclamation

Mr. S.J. Tuck Jr. thanked the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for their continuous support and funding for programs and services that benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   He gave a brief speech at the Board of Commissioners Meeting, where the Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.   The proclamation ceremony was organized by the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities.   Read more here.      

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COMMISSIONER NATALIE HALL SURPRISES FULTON COUNTY EMPLOYEES ATTENDING THE CERTIFIED PUBLIC MANAGER CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Commissioner Hall & Fulton County employee

ABOVE: Fulton County employee Brian Williams & Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall at the Certified Public Manager Conference in Athens, GA

For the third year in a row, a group of managers with Fulton County Government are participating in the Certified Public Manager program offered by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.   While attending the program's annual conference in Athens, GA, employees were delighted to see Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall, who is a program graduate.

The 300-hour CPM curriculum, delivered exclusively in Georgia by Institute of Government faculty, is designed to help managers with state and local government agencies strengthen their leadership skills to earn nationally recognized certification. The program features a combination of in-class learning, independent study and a capstone project covering topics such as change leadership, outstanding public service and developing a collaborative work culture.

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THE MAGIC OF VALENTINE'S DAY WAS IN THE AIR AT THE SOUTH TRAINING CENTER, WHERE CLIENTS & STAFF SHOWED THEIR LOVE AND APPRECIATION FOR EACH OTHER

South Training Center staff

Besides hosting a special luncheon for clients, the staff at the South Training Center also held a Valentine's Day reception featuring red heart shaped cookies, red cupcakes, heart shaped balloons, stunning bouquets of red & pink flowers, and all clients received a gift bag.   A good time was had by all.   The South Training Center serves adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

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THE FULTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES LAUNCHES DUI COURT

DUI Court Planning Session

State Court of Fulton County Judge Susan E. Edlein (Center) & Judge Wesley B. Tailor (Right) meet with representatives from the Public Defender's office, Solicitor General's office, and behavioral health providers to review plans for DUI Court, which begins February 4th.   The Court offers treatment diversion to people convicted of multiple DUIs.

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FULTON COUNTY HOSTS OPEN HOUSE TO ANNOUNCE EXPANSION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE            

 Reception

ABOVE  (L - R):  Fulton County Commissioner Bob Ellis, County Manager Dick Anderson, Rev. David Smith, Kathy Colbenson, Anna Roach, & LaTrina Foster

The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities held an Open House on January 15, 2019 to reveal the expansion of Behavioral Health Services for youth and young adults by contract providers Chis 180 and Summit Counseling.   The Open House was held at the North Fulton Service Center located at 7741 Roswell Road in Atlanta.  More details are available here.

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