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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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THE FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PRESENTS A PROCLAMATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RECOGNIZING SEPTEMBER AS NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH    

BOC Recovery Month 2019

Staff from the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD) and representatives from community-based organizations receive proclamation recognizing National Recovery Month.

The proclamation was presented in the Board of Commissioners Meeting at the Assembly Hall at the Fulton County Government Center.   Outside of the Assembly Hall, the Department of BHDD hosted a Recovery Fair featuring community-based organizations that serve individuals struggling with mental illness or addiction.    

Recovery Day Speaker 2019

Krystal Brown (Left) spoke briefly about her addiction and recovery at the proclamation ceremony.   Ms. Brown says that she entered recovery because "I am a single parent.   I have one daughter, and I knew that I had to get myself in line to be there for her."   She has been in recovery for six years and now works as a Certified Peer Specialist at the Grady Medical Assisted Opioid Treatment Program.   Ms. Brown poses with LaTrina R. Foster, Director of the Fulton County Department of BHDD, at the recovery Fair.

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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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