Welcome to Georgia Association of Community Service Boards (GACSB)

Representing Georgia’s Community Service Boards, the safety net for mental health, developmental disability and substance use disorder services management and delivery in Georgia’s Communities.
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GACSB Membership Benchmarking Publications!
Click Here for 2011-2012 Publication
Click Here for 2010-2011 Publication

Click Here for 2010-2011 Brochure
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            BREAKING NEWS:

2014 Community Service Board Legislative Updates being released! Follow the link today and to review our Talking Points and the weekly reports: here.

Cobb-Douglas Groundbreaking Ceremony:
Behavioral Health Center
1775 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA 30008
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - 11:00 A.M.



Summit: Synthetic Drugs - Real Consequences
To promote better understanding and combat this problem, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Georgia World Congress Center Department of Public Safety are joining to host a summit to explore the abuse of synthetic drugs in Georgia.  The one-day summit, to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 15, 2014, will feature prominent speakers from law enforcement, public health, and drug abuse victims to seek solutions to these problems. Space is limited. Learn more HERE.

Green Ribbon
 Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 

May 4 - 10, 2014

"Building Circles of Wellness"

 

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week is celebrated throughout the country during the week of May 4 - 10, 2014. The National slogan is "Building Circles of Wellness."  

Each year, the first full week in May is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the triumphs and challenges in children's mental health and emphasizing the importance of family and youth involvement in the children's mental health movement.

 

The Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc. encourages the local chapters as everyone to use the week of May 4-10, 2014 to promote wellness, positive mental health and social development for all children and youth.  Join GPSN in sending out the following messages:

 

  • Mental health is essential to overall health and well being.
  • Serious emotional and mental health disorders in children and youth are real and treatable.
  • Children and youth with mental health challenges and their families deserve access to services and supports that are family driven, youth guided and culturally appropriate.
  • Values of acceptance, dignity, and social inclusion should be promoted throughout all communities for children, youth, and families.
  • Family and youth voice is a valued asset in determining appropriate services and interventions.

The National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health will sell and distribute green ribbons in preparation for awareness week.  Let's work together to exceed last year's total of 150,000 green ribbons worn during Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.  You can order your green ribbons here.

If your family, agency, or organization is planning any events around Children's Mental Health week, be sure and let us know.  GPSN will post your event on our website and in e-blasts.  Let's get the word out!  Children's Mental Health Matters!  



New Horizons Annual Golf Tournament April 25th 2014





DeKalb CSB
Presents: 

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT) TRAINING



Register now – space is limited! Credit card payments may be made over the phone. For agenda and registration form: http://dekcsb.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/DBT-Training-2014.pdf


Announcing the Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture Series! 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:00 PM

Learn more here.

Mental Health Day at the Capital


Highland Rivers Health launches its social media resources! See details Announcement and Links.


Albany Area CSB has exciting news! They are please to announce effective January 1, 2014 they are adopting a new trade name. They will continue to provide quality services  and partner as "Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Services".


GACSB Welcomes New Officers:
Learn more here.

Member Services
*CSB Email MUST be used to Register*

Find Help Today


If you or a family member needs access to supports for mental health services, developmental disability, or services for a substance abuse disorder, find the nearest Community Service Board (CSB) that can assist or provide a referral now.

Advocacy & Public Policy

Be directed to information and links on advocating at the grassroots, state or federal levels for community-based mental health, developmental disability, and substance use disorder.

Events

Find & learn more about present and future events the Association holds. **IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE REGISTER IN THE MEMBERS ONLY "MEMBER SERVICES" BOX ABOVE.**

 



Save the date for THE EVENT of the year:
GACSB Annual Educational Exchange!
October 20th-22nd, 2013
Learn more here.