With a team of board-certified psychiatrists and licensed professional therapists focused on youth, we assess each individual’s and family’s needs, strengths, and preferences and develop a customized recovery plan.
The Georgia APEX Project provides school-based mental health services to referred students in participating schools grades K-12.
Students can experience traumatic events during their childhood that lead to anxiety, depression, grief, self-injurious behavior, substance use, and/or suicidal thoughts. Some students show difficulty adjusting to a new school or the learning environment. The APEX staff work closely with school staff to identify students and their families in need of additional support and link them and their families with appropriate services. Some of the services provided within the school setting include assessment, diagnostic evaluation, individual, family, and group therapy and case management/community support.
We offer two youth mental health resiliency clubhouses: ROC (Reaching Our Community) in Bartow County and Bright Changes Clubhouse in Cobb County. These clubhouses provide a safe environment during the after-school hours and during summer where kids can engage in social activities and community engagement. Club members receive case management, therapeutic services, age-appropriate life skills, homework support, career exposure, and hobbies. Members who are age 17 and older will have services available to them that will focus on life skills building in areas they will need as they transition into adulthood including education, employment, housing, money management, interpersonal relationships, etc. The Clubhouses will collaborate with their county’s Department of Family and Child Services (DFCS) to promote the effective implementation of Georgia’s Independent Living Plan and the development of Connect by 21 for those members who are set to emancipate from DFCS care.
Our outpatient mental healthcare services include one-to-one counseling to help youth and emerging adults recover from mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety and mood disorders, as well as grief, trauma, and more complex problems such as schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Family members can be included at the individual’s request, and family involvement is encouraged to enhance improvement in family functioning and assist in maintaining recovery goals and objectives.
Our substance use recovery clubhouses (T.E.A.M.- Together Everyone Achieves More in Cobb County and Choices Clubhouse in Floyd County) are where youth ages 13-17 can learn recovery and coping skills in an effort to prevent the continued use of psychoactive substances. Our services include social activities, educational and employment support services, community engagement, peer and family support services, and relapse prevention services.
The George W. Hartmann Center is a co-ed, residential substance use disorder recovery center for youth ages 13-17. The Hartmann Center provides 24-hour supervised living and recovery services in a therapeutic environment and an accredited educational curriculum.
The System of Care Program (SOC) is a network of community-based agencies and services who partner with youth ages 9–26 and their families to coordinate care for individuals who have complex needs. SOC partners with existing interventions and treatments teams both in the community and on-site locations throughout our 13-county area; SOC supports can be added to any current services. To learn more about the Georgia System of Care (SOC) and their upcoming events, click here.
The Light Early Intervention Program at Highland Rivers Behavioral Health provides early detection of psychosis and coordinated care following a medical diagnosis. We work with a coordinated specialty care team that includes a counselor, case manager, supported employment & education specialist, peer specialist, family support specialist, prescriber and a nurse.
Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) is an evidence-based approach to providing team-based, integrated treatment to young people in the early stages of severe mental illness, with the goal of reducing disability and promoting long-term recovery. To learn more, click here.