The Georgia Center of Excellence (COE) in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health is part of the Georgia Health Policy Center which is housed within Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. The Center was created in partnership with the Child and Adolescent Office of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).

This project is funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and builds on previous statewide efforts of the Community Based Alternatives for Youth (CBAY) project and KidsNet to develop and implement a sustainable System of Care that is individualized, comprehensive, coordinated, culturally competent, and driven by child and family needs.





March – July 2015

Strengths Training

Wednesday All Day

- Identify specific and individualized functional strengths for use in the planning process. Defining on-going strengths discovery with the youth and caregiver.
– Participants – Care Coordinators, Family Support Partners & Supervisors

- Identify and describe underlying needs to be incorporated into the plan of care. Identify and practice skills needed in reviewing strategies connected to initial conditions and unmet need in order to monitor progress and families and their support team.…

Transition Planning

Wednesday All Day

- Develop purposeful & effective transitions. Enhancing community connections to ensure families have continued support. Address common challenges in transitioning families and utilizing team progress to create the transition portfolio.
– Participants – Care Coordinators, Family Support Partners &…

Call for Presentations
(Due Monday, March 16th, 2015)
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities’ Office of Children, Young Adults, and Families (http://dbhdd.georgia.gov/) and the Georgia Interagency Directors Team (http://gacoeonline.gsu.edu/idt/) is pleased to announce this Call for Presentations…

- Gain an understanding of the critical components in order to provide high fidelity wraparound. Provides an opportunity to practice the process including identifying functional strengths, creating an individualized plan of care and learn the basic facilitation skills for running…