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FEBRUARY | Print |

STAFF AT EACH OF THE TRAINING CENTERS DEVELOPED UNIQUE PROGRAMS TO CELEBRATE & EDUCATE ABOUT BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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The "Dancing Divas" from the Harriet G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility performed several dance numbers for adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities who receive services at the South Training Center.   The performance was part of a program that celebrated Black History Month.   The Dancing Divas are a group of retirees who perform at local events around metropolitan Atlanta.   Over 60 people receive services at the South Training Center and they thoroughly enjoyed the show.

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BHDD MANAGERS IN THE CERTIFIED PUBLIC MANAGER PROGRAM ATTEND LUNCHEON WITH FULTON COUNTY EXECUTIVE TEAM TO DISCUSS THEIR PROGRESS    

Luncheon  

ABOVE L - R: Lynnette Allen, Brian Williams & Erika Williams-Walker

Come June 2019, Lynnette Allen, Brian Williams, & Erika Williams - Walker will graduate from the Certified Public Manager Program offered at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.   They are part of a class of 40 managers from Fulton County Government currently enrolled in the year-long program.

On Wednesday, February 27th, Fulton County hosted a luncheon at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta for the program's participants.   During the luncheon, participants shared their feedback about the program with the County's Executive Leadership, and Dick Anderson, Fulton County Manager, shared his vision for the future of the program and Fulton County.   Individuals completing the 300-hour program receive a Public Manager Certificate from the University of Georgia. As a certification program, the requirements include active participation in each class, completion of out-of-class assignments and projects, and full attendance.    

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CLIENTS & STAFF FROM THE CENTRAL TRAINING CENTER ARE DRESSED TO THE NINES & HAVING A BALL AT THE ANNUAL "NIGHT TO SHINE"!        

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ABOVE: Staff & clients from the Central Training Center pose for photos at the "Night to Shine" at First Baptist Atlanta  

It was a night to remember for a group of staff from the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD), and adult clients with intellectual & developmental disabilities.   They attended the annual  NIGHT TO SHINE  event that was sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation at First Baptist Atlanta.   This worldwide movement is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Every guest enters this complimentary event on a red carpet to a cheering crowd and friendly paparazzi. Once inside, they receive the royal treatment including hair and makeup stations, shoe-shining stations, and corsages and boutonnieres. The highlight of the night comes when every one of the Night to Shine guests is crowned as a king or queen of the prom.  

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

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 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 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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NORTH & CENTRAL TRAINING CENTERS SHOW CLIENTS THAT THEY ARE LOVED & APPRECIATED ON VALENTINE'S DAY  

 North Training Center staff

Employees at the North Training Center helped decorate the hallways and hosted a special luncheon for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who receive services at their facility, to commemorate Valentine's Day.    

Central Training Center staff

 Employees at the Central Training Center also helped to decorate and prepare a special luncheon for their adult clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities that receive services at the Center.   The North Training Center staff and clients have been relocated to Central Training Center, while their facility undergoes renovation.

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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

Nearly all of the staff and clients at the South Training Center dressed in red & black to celebrate Valentine's Day and everything that is stands for.

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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NEW WAYS TO PAY FOR SERVICES FOR ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities now offers a "self-pay" option for enrolling adults with developmental disabilities into services offered by our three Training Centers.

For more information, please contact the following:

  • North Training Center - (404) 303-6166
  • Central Training Center - (404) 752-8766
  • South Training Center - (404) 346-8365

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