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EMPLOYEES & INDIVIDUALS FROM THE SOUTH TRAINING CENTER VISIT THE CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER

Chattahoochee Nature center

ABOVE: Representatives from the Chattahoochee Nature Center take employees and individuals from the South Training Center on a tour of their facility and the extensive outside grounds.   This is part of a partnership between the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities & the Chattahoochee Nature Center.  Learn more about the partnership here.      

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TWO FULTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES MANAGERS ARE SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS PROGRAM

   Erika Williams-Walker

Erika Williams - Walker (ABOVE) and Brian J. Williams (Not Pictured), managers with the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities, were accepted to enroll in the University of Georgia's Certified Public Manager Program.   The program is a fully accredited member of the National CPM Consortium and is designed to improve the quality and efficiency of government agencies by developing the effectiveness & professionalism of their leaders.    

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THE FULTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PARTICIPATES IN THE ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

National Night Outweb  

ABOVE: Representatives from the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities talk with community residents at National Night Out on August 7th.   National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships & neighborhood camaraderie to make communities safer, more caring places to live. It enhances the relationship between neighbors & law enforcement.      

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   FULTON COUNTY CHILD & ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES GETS A NEW WEB ADDRESS    

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   ABOVE: The entrance to the Fulton County Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Center

Now that the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities provides child and adolescent behavioral health services at four convenient locations across Fulton County, the Department needed a new web address to better reflect its expansion.   Therefore, the new web address is  WWW.FULTONKIDS.ORG.        

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EMPLOYEES AT SOUTH TRAINING CENTER HOST   A "SPA-TACULAR DAY" FOR INDIVIDUALS ENROLLED IN SERVICES AT THE FACILITY

South Training Center Staff

Karen Powell, Latisha Lewis & Quashema Habersham organized "Spa Tacular", a spa day for women with developmental disabilities who receive services at the South Training Center.   At Spa Tacular, the women received facials and pedicures.   The products used for the event were donated by parents & family of the clients.   Everyone enjoyed themselves and the event was a smashing success.   For more information about programs and services offered at the South Training Center, please call (404) 346-8365.

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AFTER 25 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE, THIS BHDD EMPLOYEE FOCUSES ON LIFE AFTER RETIREMENT  

Lisa Davis

Friday, August 3, 2018 was the last day for Lisa Davis, after a career the spans 25 years of service with Fulton County Government.   Lisa was based at the South Training Center.   However, she doesn't plan on lying around the house after she retires.   Lisa plans to start a new career as a Special Education Teacher with DeKalb County Public Schools.   She hopes to receive a teaching assignment in August.    

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FULTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT APPROVES CONTRACT TO OUTSOURCE

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Board of Commissioners

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a six million dollar contract that allows the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities to outsource adult behavioral health and child & adolescent services.  Read more here -  http://www.myajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/fulton-county-vote-million-contracts-outsource-mental-health-care/nUKAosp4mD9oEKJhmromVN/      

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