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DBHDD’s Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Priority to Veterans Program to host “Unspoken Wounds: Breaking the Silence” Conference

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ATLANTA-Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disabilities (DBHDD) Commissioner Frank Berry will join military
veterans and mental health care professionals, educators, and advocates
at the agency’s “Unspoken Wounds: Breaking the Silence”
Conference, October 20-22, 2013 in Savannah. The conference is
sponsored by the DBHDD Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Priority to
Veterans Program (JDTR) and will focus on promoting the trauma recovery
needs of Georgia’s veterans, active service members, and their
families.

Military mental health professionals, educators, and advocates
scheduled to attend include:
● Commissioner Frank Berry, Georgia Department of Behavioral
Health and Developmental Disabilities
● Commissioner Brian Owens, Georgia Department of Corrections
● Dan Holtz, Assistant Commissioner, Georgia Department of
Veterans Services
● Will A. Gunn, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs
● Adam Anicich, Acting Director of the Congressional Liaison
Service for the Department of Veterans Affairs
● Mayor Edna Branch Jackson, Savannah
● Roy Harris, Chief Deputy, Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
● Judge Marc Carter, Founding Judge, Harris County Veteran’s
Court in Texas; featured in 60 Minutes Special “Coming Home: Justice
for our Veterans”
● Judge Brenda Weaver, Chair, Judicial Council of Georgia
Accountability Courts; Chief Judge, Appalachian Judicial Circuit
● Brian Fleming, Afghanistan war veteran, international speaker,
and best-selling author
● Peter McCall, Executive Director, Care For The Troops
● BriGette McCoy, Military Sexual Trauma Advocate
● Leisa R. Easom, PhD, RN, Executive Director, Rosalynn Carter
Institute for Caregiving
● Patricia A. Resick, Ph.D, Director of the Women’s Health
Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at the Veterans
Affairs Boston Healthcare System

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