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  • High-Fidelity Wraparound: A story of hope August 26, 2020
    On Thursday, August 20, 2020, WIN Georgia and Lookout Mountain Community Services participated in a High Fidelity Wraparound meeting with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, View Point Health, Georgia State Center of Excellence, and a WIN Georgia parent. The WIN Georgia parent shared a compelling story of raising children with special needs and ...
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  • High-Fidelity WrapAround June 18, 2020
    June 2020:WRAP IT UP!   WIN Georgia Care Management Entity (CME) “The wraparound team believed our daughter had what it took to succeed and helped us create an action plan to see it come to pass. Now, she is thriving again in school and wants to become a flight attendant.” -Parent Testimony   What’s the Difference? Many organizations identify as wraparound service ...
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  • We need your feedback! May 14, 2020
    Have you recently participated in a telehealth service with LMCS? If so, please help us learn more about your experience by completing the survey below. This information will be used to advocate to the state and insurance companies to continue allowing agencies like ours to provide services by phone and/or video. We do not capture personal ...
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  • Alejandra: A Wraparound Success Story August 14, 2018
    When the Care Coordinator at Lookout Mountain Community Services met 13-year-old Alejandra,* she was depressed, rarely leaving her bedroom or getting out of her pajamas, and showing her mom photos of people she’d learned had taken their own lives. She’d almost completely stopped going to school, even though her ESOL teacher had asked her to ...
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  • If You Feel Lonely Sometimes May 30, 2018
      If you feel lonely sometimes, it turns out you’re not alone in it. Over half of respondents in a recent Cigna survey reported feelings of loneliness. Experts have also found that lonely people are not just suffering emotionally. Feeling isolated has been linked to physical health problems as well, like heart disease and stroke, and ...
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  • QPR Registration May 10, 2018
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  • Youth Art & Poetry Contest for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day March 21, 2018
    Georgia Parent Support Network (GPSN) is accepting entries for it’s annual Art and Poetry Contest in celebration of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. All entries must be received by April 20, 2018!
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  • DHS Youth Empowerment Series for High School Students – Deadline April 13 March 7, 2018
    DHS is seeking rising high school freshment, sophomores, juniors, and seniors for an interactive year-long series of workshops centered around youth development and engagement. Applications are due April 13!
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  • CARES 28 Workshops Announced January 31, 2018
    From Georgia Council on Substance Abuse: What is CARES? CERTIFIED ADDICTION RECOVERY EMPOWERMENT SPECIALIST (CARES) VISION We envision a recovery-oriented system of care that supports self-directed pathways to recovery by building on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families and communities. MISSION The mission of Georgia CARES is to promote long-term recovery from substance use disorders by ...
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  • Parent CPS-P Announcement – March 2018 January 22, 2018
    Applications are being accepted for the next CPS-P (Certified Peer Specialist – Parent) training, which will be held March 19th – March 23rd, 2018. Parents or legal guardians who want to use their personal experience supporting a child in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders to help others are encouraged to apply.
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  • Parent CPS-P Announcement December 2017 November 28, 2017
    Applications are being accepted for the next CPS-P (Certified Peer Specialist – Parent) training, which will be held December 11 – 15, 2017. Parents or legal guardians who want to use their personal experience supporting a child in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders to help others are encouraged to apply.
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  • Youth CPS-Y Announcement – January 2018 November 21, 2017
    Applications are being accepted for the next CPS-Y (Certified Peer Specialist – Youth) training, which will be held January 22 – 26, 2018. Young adults, ages 18-26, who want to use their personal experience in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders to help others are encouraged to apply.
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  • Events: SpiritHorse Special Olympics and Veteran’s Children’s Day October 20, 2017
    Join SpiritHorse Equine Therapy at Freedom Ranch for special events the weekend of October 28 & 29.
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  • News: Update Your Favorites October 19, 2017
    Criteria for Intensive Customized Care Coordination has been revised. Update your saved favorites to the Pre-Referral Questionnaire for ages 6-21 today to ensure new referrals are screened properly.
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  • Resource: Pathways Transition Programs Expands to New Counties October 13, 2017
    Pathways Transition Programs now provides IFI (Intensive Family Intervention) services in Bartow, Cobb, and Paulding counties.
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  • Resource: Gilmer Home Again Accepting Referrals September 18, 2017
    Gilmer Home Again Program, a two week, intensive out-patient program of Highland Rivers Health, is staffed and ready to begin taking referrals.
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  • Resource: CMO Benefit Comparison Chart September 15, 2017
    Need help choosing a CMO (Care Management Organization)? Georgia Families has published a new benefit comparison to help you make an informed decision.
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  • Conference Call: Development is Relational September 13, 2017
    Learn about the Developmental Relationships Framework, a powerful new tool the Search Institute is using to help all adults – teachers, youth workers and most importantly families – understand and focus their actions to contribute to youth success
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  • Resource: Support After Irma September 12, 2017
    Storms and natural disasters can have a profound impact on our emotional well-being, and it is natural to feel a range of emotions, from stress to anxiety or depression, after the event is over. For many, these feelings of distress are short-term and will resolve over time. However, for others, especially children and young people, ...
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  • Webinar: “There is no place like home” Surviving the storm September 11, 2017
    EmpowerMEnt & GA RYSE-ILP Presents: “There is no place like home!” What to do in an emergency! September 19th, 2017 5:30pm- 6:30pm   In light of recent events, we are modifying topics this month to go over some life skills that are needed wherever you go. We will be talking about what to do in the case of an ...
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  • Notice: CMO Insurance Choice Change Deadline September 30th September 11, 2017
    The deadline to choose a new CMO (Care Management Organization, such as Amerigroup, Care Source, Peach State, or Wellcare) is quickly approaching. If you want to change your CMO insurance to a new provider, you will be able to do so until September 30. After this date, you will only be able to change your ...
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  • Webinar: EmpowerMEnt “Sticks & Stone” Self Esteem Webinar July 7, 2017
    Register to join EmpowerMEnt for this special webinar and learn more about building positive self-esteem on July 18.
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  • Webinar: Learning Community for Young Leaders, August 10 July 7, 2017
    Join Youth M.O.V.E. on August 10 to participate in an interactive discussion about the keys to youth organization development, including logic modeling, strategic planning and capacity building.
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  • Media: Is your child watching 13 Reasons Why? April 21, 2017
    Is your child watching 13 Reasons Why? By: Erin Conaway, CPS, Outreach Specialist This is an important question for every parent and caregiver of a young person. Whether you think your child has access to Netflix in your home or not, it is crucial that you find out the answer to this question and be prepared to ...
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  • Media: The Be Vocal Documentary April 4, 2017
    When someone says the words, “mental health,” or “mental illness,” people often grow quiet. However, the Be Vocal Documentary encourages us to speak out about mental health and to help others understand that in speaking about it, we not only find, but we also offer healing and hope.
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  • Webinar: Learning Community for Young Leaders, April 12 March 28, 2017
    Calling all youth advocates! Join the Learning Community (LC) for Young Leaders Direct Connect Wednesday, April 12, 3:30 – 5 p.m. ET Are you leading youth engagement efforts in a SOC / Healthy Transitions community or a Youth M.O.V.E. Chapter? Are you a youth or young adult who wants to develop professional skills while also connecting with peers ...
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  • Event: Peach State Mobile Market, March 27, Dalton March 24, 2017
    Visit Peach State’s Mobile Market in Monday, March 27 in Dalton for fresh fruits and vegetables.
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  • Resource: LMCS & LM CME Announce New Partnership with Crisis Text Line March 23, 2017
    Lookout Mountain Community Services (LMCS) and Lookout Mountain Care Management Entity (LM CME) partner with the Crisis Text Line (CTL) to promote an innovative new resource to Georgia.
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  • Event: Sexual Assault Awareness Month (Floyd, Chattooga, Gordon, Polk & Bartow) March 23, 2017
    Support the Sexual Assult Awareness Center of Northwest Georgia and help end sexual assualt in the Month of April by participating in local events.
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  • Event: Georgia Families CMO Meet & Greet Sessions March 23, 2017
    Georgia Families Care Management Organizations will be participating in forums and meet & greet sessions around the state to give Georgia Families® and Georgia Families 360⁰ SM Members the opportunity to learn more about their benefits for the upcoming year.
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  • Event: Sexual Assault & Abuse Adult Support Group March 23, 2017
    New support group begins meeting in Dalton for adults who have experienced sexual assault.
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  • Certified Peer Specialist – Youth Certification Training, April 17-21, 2017 March 23, 2017
    In April 2017, the State of Georgia is offering a five-day certification training for young adults who want to use their personal experience with mental illness, substance use and/or co-occuring disorders to help youth who are going through difficult times get the support they need.
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  • Event: Camp MAGIK, Cartersville and Hampton, GA March 9, 2017
    Healing camp accepting applications for children and adolescents who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
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  • Notice: Open Enrollment for Georgia Families, March 2017 March 7, 2017
    Important information for members who receive health care benefits from Georgia Families or Planning for Healthy Babies. Action required by March 31, 2017. Don’t miss out!
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  • Webinar: Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults March 6, 2017
    Register to attend this one-hour webinar to learn about how Multisystemic Therapy is changing lives of young people involved with the Juvenile Justice system.
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  • Event: New Options Waiver Program (NOW) Public Forums February 24, 2017
    from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), Division of Developmental Disabilities NOW Waiver Public Forums: COMP Families & Providers are Welcome to Attend The New Options Waiver Program (NOW) which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is scheduled for renewal in September 2017 via application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS). ...
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  • Certified Peer Specialist – Parent Certification Training, March 27-31, 2017 February 24, 2017
    The State of Georgia is offering a five-day certification training for parents who want to use their personal experience with caring for a child with mental illness, substance use and/or co-occuring disorders to help other families get the support they need.
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  • Certified Peer Specialist – Youth Certification Training, Feb 6-10, 2017 December 13, 2016
    The State of Georgia is offering a five-day certification training for young adults who want to use their personal experience with mental illness, substance use and/or co-occuring disorders to help youth who are going through difficult times get the support they need.
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  • Certified Peer Specialist – Parent Certification Training, Feb 20-24, 2017 December 13, 2016
    The State of Georgia is offering a five-day certification training for parents who want to use their personal experience with caring for a child with mental illness, substance use and/or co-occuring disorders to help other families get the support they need.
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  • Join the Conversation: Text, Talk, Act for Families December 2, 2016
    Join the conversation about mental health by participating in the first family version of Text, Talk, Act. Now through December 31, you and your family are invited to come together and text FAMILY to 89800 to begin a conversation about ways you can become stronger together.
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  • New Resource: College and Your Mental Health September 22, 2016
    With this new guide from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and The Jed Foundation, students and parents can prepare for anything they may encounter in the transition to college. From accessing resources to preparing for emergencies, starting the conversation about your mental health can pave the way to success.
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