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GGA Lunch & Learn - April 16, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
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Lunch & Learn: Update on State of Mind: 
Child Mental Health in Georgia – 0 to 25

When: Monday, April 16, 2018 · 11:30am – 1:30pm (ET)
Location: Booker T. Washington High School, Teachers’ Auditorium

45 Whitehouse Dr., Atlanta, GA  30314 (Parking is available in the lot
behind the school and along Whitehouse Dr. and Beckwick St.)

At last year’s Georgia Grantmakers Alliance Annual Meeting, we explored the issue of child mental health and the role philanthropy can play in supporting the behavioral health of our state’s children. At our next Lunch & Learn event, we will revisit this critical issue, taking into account several developments over the last six months.

Many children in our state do not receive the treatment they need. According to Voices for Georgia’s Children, nearly 80 percent of children who need behavioral health services do not receive them and 75 percent of children who do receive services receive them in schools. But change is happening. With the Gov. Deal’s recent endorsement of a commission to look at how Georgia is responding to this mental health crisis, the release of recommendations in December 2017 and a $23 million increase in the 2019 Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities budget to begin to address the issue at the state-level, we are at a crucial time in Georgia’s history to take action.

Grantmakers in Georgia have a role to play in ensuring all of our infants, children and adolescents have access to quality mental health care. Join us for this update covering recent developments and continuing the dialogue from the September 2017 GGA annual meeting.

Featured Presenters: 

Erica Fener Sitkoff, Ph.D.
Executive Director,
Voices for Georgia's Children

Sharon A. Hoover, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine and 
Co-Director, Center for School Mental Health

Dr. Veda Johnson
Chair, Georgia School-Based Health Alliance and
Director, PARTNERS for Equity in Child and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Danté McKay, J.D., M.P.A.
Director, Georgia APEX Program and Office of Children, Young Adults & Families, Division of Behavioral Health, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

Cindy Simpson, M.A., Ed.S.
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, CHRIS 180
APEX Mental Health Provider for APS Washington Cluster


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