DBHDS Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report
(Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016)
DBHDS Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report is available here.
DBHDS on the Kojo Nnamdi Show
(Last Updated: Mar 15, 2016)
Marion Greenfield, Director of Clinical Quality and Risk Management at DBHDS, was a guest on WAMU 88.5's The Kojo Nnamdi Show. She discussed the Commonwealth's efforts to compensate Virginians who were involuntarily sterilized under the 1924 Virginia Eugenical Sterilization Act.
DBHDS TO HOLD TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON COMMISSIONER FERGUSON’S TRANSFORMATION TEAMS’ RECOMMENDATIONS
(Last Updated: May 07, 2015)
During the month of May, Commissioner Ferguson of the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) and the Transformation Team Co-Chairs will host four town hall meetings across the state to solicit feedback from the general public on the Transformation Team recommendations to the Commissioner. The Teams are tasked with making recommendations to transform Virginia’s b...
Governor McAuliffe Signs Directive Establishing Center for Behavioral Health and Justice
(Last Updated: Mar 24, 2015)
Today Governor McAuliffe signed Executive Directive Four to establish the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice, an interagency collaborative to better coordinate behavioral health and justice services. The announcement came during the final meeting of the Governor’s Task Force for Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response, which originated under former Governor McDonnell and w...
March Marks Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
(Last Updated: Mar 19, 2015)
Governor Terry McAuliffe declared March 2015 to be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. An estimated 150,000 adults and children in Virginia have developmental disabilities, and DBHDS’s Department of Developmental Services strives to provide resources and supports specifically tailored to those individuals’ needs. We remain committed to the process of transitioning to a communit...
Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents Symposium Highlights Improvements in Treating Children’s Mental Health Issues
(Last Updated: Oct 30, 2014)
This Friday, the Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents (CCCA) is bringing together national experts in children’s mental health treatment for a symposium held in recognition of CCCA’s 40th anniversary. Based in Staunton, CCCA is licensed and operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS).
The theme of the event will be CCCA’s ne...
DBHDS, The National Council for Behavioral Health, and VACSB Form Major Partnership to Improve Mental Health in Virginia
(Last Updated: Oct 02, 2014)
Today, Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), the National Council for Behavioral Health, and the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards (VACSB) formed a joint partnership to help improve the quality of and access to mental health services across the Commonwealth. Most noteworthy is that Virginia is now an “all in” state, which m...
From the DBHDS Commissioner's Desk - June 5, 2014
(Last Updated: Aug 18, 2014)
I would like to welcome you to the first installment of “From the Commissioner’s Desk,” which will include monthly updates on major system developments. I am committed to ensuring you have the opportunity to be well informed on issues affecting our work and the people we serve.
June 16 Soft Launch of Civil Commitment Laws – The 2014 Gene...
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
(Last Updated: Jun 03, 2014)
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Secretariat of Health and Human Resources
Debra Ferguson, Ph.D., Commissioner of the Departmen...
City of Winchester, in Partnership with the Grafton School, Chosen as Early Intervention “Part C” Local Lead Agency for the Shenandoah Valley
(Last Updated: Mar 28, 2014)
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) announced today that it has contracted with a new lead agency to manage Part C services in the Shenandoah Valley. The City of Winchester, through its Department of Social Services, will partner with the Grafton School in Winchester to provide early intervention services for local infants and toddlers, birth through age 2, with ...