Georgia AAP Launches New Partnership with AIME

Georgia AIME (Awareness Integrate Mobilize Educate) and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities (DBHDD) continues to prioritize System of Care (SOC) development and implementation strategies to enhance services for children, youth, and young adults with mental health needs through:

  • Strengthening partnerships with other Georgia child-serving agencies.
  • Expanding and sustaining infrastructure and services that support the development of a recovery-oriented
  • Multi-level, bi-directional and more effective service delivery system.

GA AAP and AIME will prioritize the enhancement of partnerships between Pediatricians and Community Service Boards with a heavy focus in rural communities through two Comprehensive Community Providers, Aspire Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (Aspire) and Community Service Board of Middle Georgia (CSBMG).

About Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

The Division of Behavioral Health manages programs and services delivered by DBHDD’s community-based behavioral health providers, which are divided into three tiers:

 TIER 1

Comprehensive Community Providers are DBHDD’s community service boards, which serve as the public safety net and offer a core benefit package, as well as additional specialty services.

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Behavioral Health Assessments
  • Case Management and Skill Building
  • Nursing Evaluations
  • Individual, Family and Group Counseling
  • Peer Support Services
  • Diagnostic Assessment
  • Addiction Services
  • Crisis Intervention

 

TIER 2

Community Medicaid Providers ensure choice for individuals receiving Medicaid and offer a core benefit package.

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Behavioral Health Assessments
  • Case Management and Skill Building
  • Nursing Evaluations
  • Individual, Family and Group Counseling
  • Peer Support Services
  • Diagnostic Assessment
  • Addiction Services
  • Crisis Intervention

TIER 3

Specialty Providers offer an array of specialty treatment and support needed in the continuum of care.

  • Housing
  • Supported Employment
  • Youth Clubhouses
  • Peer Wellness Centers
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Addiction Treatment and Support
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Behavioral Health Crisis Service Centers
  • Crisis Stabilization Units (Youth and Adults)
  • Intensive Family Intervention
  • Prevention Services
  • Mobile Crisis

The Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and provides them with opportunities to live independently and in the most integrated setting possible.

To be eligible for services, a person must have an intellectual disability—or a closely related developmental disability, such as severe autism, cerebral palsy, or epilepsy—that substantially impairs intellectual or adaptive functioning.

The disability must have originated from birth or during the developmental years (by age 18 for an intellectual disability, or by age 22 for a developmental disability).

American Academy of Pediatrics Georgia Chapter