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 GNETS Virtual Parent University

Finding resources to help a child who is exhibiting behavioral and/or emotional needs can be an overwhelming task. The Georgia Network of Educational and Therapeutic Supports (GNETS) and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) have come together to offer a GNETS Virtual Parent University making available a variety of videos highlighting some of the resources available across the state.  GNETS and GaDOE hope you will watch any and all videos that will meet your needs as a parent who needs help finding resources for your child.
Thank-you for participating in the GNETS Virtual Parent University.  After watching the videos, please give us your feedback by taking the survey at the end of the page. 


What is DBHDD? 

  • Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability (DBHDD) is the entity that provides oversight of Behavioral Health, Addictive Diseases and Developmental Disability services in the state of Georgia.  For more information visit

What services are available for my child & how do I access them?

  • DBHDD offers services across the state of Georgia divided into 6 Regional Field Offices. For more information about what is located in your specific region click on the link 
  • To access mental health, substance abuse and crisis & emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 1-800-715-4225.

Road to Recovery Video

Javanese’s story is an example of one of the many service available for individuals living with a mental illness.  She explains how the support provided by the Evolve program helped her on her road to recovery.  Evolve is an intensive, team based program for young adults ages 16-30.

What is Recovery? Video

Recovery is a deeply personal unique, and self-determined journey in which an individual strives to meet his/her own potential. This video demonstrates the process to move from a “medical model” to a “recovery model” for mental health services.  Under the recovery model, individuals with a mental illness have the potential to create lives that include meaning, purpose and hope for their future.

Additional Free Resources Available Online:

Georgia Parent Support Network -  

  • Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc. (GPSN) is dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for children and their families with mental illness, emotional disturbances, and behavioral differences.

 NAMI Georgia -

  • The mission of NAMI Georgia is to empower affiliates to create communities where all affected by mental illnesses find hope, help and acceptance through SUPPORT, EDUCATION & ADVOCACY.
  • Georgia NAMI Non-Crisis HelpLine (770) 408-0625


Mental Health First Aid:

Is My Teen's Behavior Typical? Video

Adolescent behavior can be a puzzle. It is typical for parents to question their teen’s behavior and to worry about it. There are behaviors that are suggestive of mental health concerns and as a parent you need to know why your child is struggling with mental health issues, what triggered them, and how to talk to your adolescent about them. There are resources within the state of Georgia that can help.

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports:

Positive Behaviors Interventions & Support Video

What does PBIS mean and how can it help my child at home?  In this video these questions and more are answered.  Practical ideas for how to support behavior is provided to the viewer.


Marcus Center Informational Video

This video focuses on transforming neuroscience into solutions for our community.  For more information visit

The Role of GNETS Video

This video describes what GNETS is and how it supports local school systems and their students.  For more information visit the GaDOE GNETS webpage or go to

Please provide your feedback by clicking the link below and taking the survey.

Parent University Survey