TG notice January 18, 2017

Youth Leadership Academy

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), Office of Federal Grant Programs and Special Initiatives in partnership with the Office of Children, Young Adults & Families and the Office of Recovery Transformation (ORT) is pleased to announce the “Georgia Youth LeadershipAcademy”.  The aim of this initiative is to promote the development of youth and young adult leaders through creating a learning environment designed to cultivate youth voice. This opportunity will help to build Youth leaders who may be empowered to develop Peer Led groups in your communities, Youth Councils’ for your programs and Organizational Board participation to inform policies and practices.    Please complete the nomination form at the registration link below for interested and eligible youth and young adults:

When: Saturday, January 28th,

Time: 10:00 – 3:30

Please see attached memo for more details

Participant Criteria

  • Must be 16-25 years of age;
  • Living with a mental health (MH), substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring diagnosis; and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person living with a mental health condition or substance use diagnosis (current or former person receiving behavioral health services);
  • Be able to advocate for themselves;

*Completing this nomination form does not guarantee acceptance into the Youth Leadership Academy

Over the past 15 years the State of Georgia has worked to create initiatives that support the development of individuals with lived experience. We recognize that access to information and training are critical elements to achieving true resilience, sustained wellness and meaningful partnerships. We have made a commitment to developing a System of Care that is inclusive of the youth and young adults that we serve. Please join us in our efforts to cultivate new youth leaders from across the state.

For more information contact Dana McCrary  or 404-809-7180


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