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How To Support Your Child Through COVID and Virtual Education/Telehealth
January 21, 2021

How To Support Your Child Through COVID and Virtual Education/Telehealth Cassandra Royal, Licensed Professional Counselor & Clinical Director with the Fulton County Department of BHDD, will explore the impact that the current pandemic has had on children & adolescents with special focus on the utilization of virtual learning and telehealth versus in person interactions. Thursday, January […]

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Getting Connected in Fulton County
January 28, 2021

Getting Connected in Fulton County The impact of COVID-19 on the lives of people, and our nation’s economy, has only increased the need for services in our community. Even during this unprecedented global pandemic, the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD), remains committed to providing access to high-quality behavioral health services […]

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Are Your Eyes Wide Shut? Don’t Get Blinded By Love!
February 4, 2021

Are Your Eyes Wide Shut? Don’t Get Blinded By Love! You won’t want to miss this exciting presentation by Lynnette Robinson, Senior Program Evaluation Specialist & Fulton County Opioid Coordinator with Fulton County Department of BHDD. After being single or widowed for a significant period of time, it’s only natural for a person to want companionship. Having […]

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Everyone Has A Place in the Community
February 18, 2021

Everyone Has A Place in the Community Empowering Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to Have a Voice! Join Mickie Muroff, Person-Centered Thinking Mentor Trainer, Person-Centered Thinking Mentor Trainer and national leader in Person-Centered Practices to explore the importance of empowerment in the lives of people with IDD. Specific strategies will be provided that staff and others […]

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Returning Citizens: Integrating Former Jail Inmates Back Into Society
March 4, 2021

Returning Citizens: Integrating Former Jail Inmates Back Into Society Emily Thompson, Vice President of Community Programs with CHRIS 180, discusses what families & friends need to know to support their loved ones, who have been incarcerated, as they transition back into the community. Thursday, March 4th 1:00pm

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Promoting Your Mental Health
March 18, 2021

Promoting Your Mental Health Rhonda McLendon, Licensed Master Social Worker & Site Supervisor with Fulton County Department of BHDD, will discuss how to identify, learn, and practice personal strategies that you can choose to improve your overall mental health. Thursday, March 18th 1:00pm

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Developmental Stages of a Child vs. Mental Health, There is a Difference!
April 1, 2021

Developmental Stages of a Child vs. Mental Health, There is a Difference! Cassandra Royal, Licensed Professional Counselor & Clinical Director with the Fulton County Department of BHDD, discusses the differences between the natural developmental stages of child/adolescents, when the behaviors may need more support, who to go to, and what would therapy look like. Thursday, April […]

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Get Control of Your Medications Before They Take Control of You!
April 15, 2021

Get Control of Your Medications Before They Take Control of You! Each year, many Americans accidentally overdose, or become hospitalized because they didn’t follow the prescription regimen prescribed by their physician. Also, forgetting to take medication can have serious effects on your health. Are you – asking the right questions about your medication, mixing pills […]

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Are You Familiar with the Fatal Five Plus?
April 29, 2021

Are You Familiar with the Fatal Five Plus?: Here’s Medical News That You Need to Know The Fatal Five Plus refers to the top five disorders linked to preventable deaths of individuals in congregate care settings or in community based residential settings. The conditions most likely to result in death or health deterioration for persons […]

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Creating Safer & Stronger Communities Through Harm Reduction
May 13, 2021

Creating Safer & Stronger Communities Through Harm Reduction Moki Macías, Executive Director with Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) will discuss how can communities effectively address concerns related to poverty, homelessness, mental health and substance use to improve quality of life for all? Join us to learn about PAD’s approach to problem-solving with community residents […]

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Moving Through Grief & Loss
May 27, 2021

Moving Through Grief & Loss Rhonda McLendon, Licensed Master Social Worker & Site Supervisor, with the Fulton County Department of BHDD, tackles the difficult subject of grief and loss. This session will cover the time table for dealing with the loss of a loved one, ways to get through, feelings, dealing with practical realities, health […]

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Post Secondary IDD Educational Opportunities
June 10, 2021

Post Secondary IDD Educational Opportunities Did you know that some local colleges & universities in the Atlanta area have academic programs designed for students with intellectual & developmental disabilities? Would this program benefit your loved one? Please join Shelly Knight & Heather Shew, Training Center Instructors with the Fulton County Department of BHDD for this […]

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How to Learn From Your Child Through Play
June 24, 2021

How to Learn From Your Child Through Play Sherri Cauthen, Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor and LicensedClinical Social Worker, with the Fulton County Department of BHDD. Thispresentation will explore the benefits of parental interaction with achild/adolescent through play as well as providing strategies and techniqueson how to maximize the time spent together. Thursday, June 24th […]

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New Development in the World of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
July 8, 2021

New Development in the World of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities What are the new technologies that have been developed & can benefit individualswith intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD)? What new services areavailable to this population? Join Michelle Schwartz, M.Ed. CCC-Sp, ExecutiveDirector of Creative Consulting Services for a look at the changing landscape ofnew programs, services, […]

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Don’t Despair – Take Control!
July 22, 2021

Don’t Despair – Take Control!: Dealing with Depression & Other Mood Disorders Rhonda McLendon, Licensed Master Social Worker & Site Supervisor, with theFulton County Department of BHDD, discusses various mood disorders & how todistinguish between your feelings: nervous versus anxious, sad versus depressed, upand down or on the level, and what help is available to […]