Unison Behavioral Health is pleased to recognize Janett Carter for her many years of dedicated service as Unison’s Clinical Director. Janett officially retired on February 28th and is looking forward to spending some well-deserved quality time with her family. She started her career in February 1990 as secretary typist with Glynn County Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS). She transferred to the newly formed Satilla Community Services in November 1994 as a Health Service Technician in a Therapeutic Group Home for girls. (Satilla Community Services was to be renamed Unison BH in 2012). Working steadily on her education and qualifications, she gained in turn her masters in social work to become fully licensed as a social worker, as she was promoted to positions of greater responsibility. In August 2006, she was appointed as Clinical Director – a position which she has held with distinction till her retirement last month. Janett has always been held in high esteem by clients, colleagues, and community partners. She brought a distinctive practical judgment to her work along with compassion and extensive clinical experience. Under Janett’s direction, there were many significant developments in the mental health and substance abuse services offered by Unison. She oversaw the establishment of a crisis stabilization program in Waycross, the Accountability (drug and mental health) Court services in Waycross and Douglas, and an extensive program of mental services in the area schools.
She will be much missed by everyone here at Unison BH and remembered with appreciation and gratitude. Glyn Thomas, Ph.D., CEO of Unison BH
Unison Behavioral Health is a Community Service Board established by Georgia statue to promote mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services for person living in Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Coffee, Pierce and Ware counties. For information or to get help, please call 1-800-342-8168.
Unison’s Ware Child & Adolescent staff, Sarah Bowman and Brooke Rumker (they are the ladies in the first photo) recently attended Go Grounded yoga training for youth to teach youth mindfulness activities through guided meditation, mantra meditation and yoga. These techniques will be used with youth to divert negative thoughts to focusing on the joy of the present moment. Sarah and Brooke provided a mindfulness training today to school counselors from local and surrounding counties and with some Unison staff.
Unison’s Ware Child & Adolescent team send a special thank you to Georgia Physicians South, Fitzgerald Family Eye care (Douglas), Georgia State Patrol, Nature Gifts (St Simons) and Unison staff for their generous donations. Unison appreciates those that contributed to make this Christmas extra special for over 75 youth in the community.
Sarah Thrift Bowman with Unison’s Ware C&A Clinic provided a presentation to students at Wacona Elementary 5th graders about her awesome career at Unison! Career Day was held at Wacona Elementary on 10/31/17.
Laneshia Sellers Wallace with Unison’s Ware C&A Clinic provided a presentation to parents and students at Memorial Drive Elementary Honor’s Assembly about services available at Unison.
Stephonie Goddard and Laneshia Sellers Wallace provided information on services at Unison at the Ware County Health Fair on 10/12/17.
Brooke Rumker, Rachel Denton, Sarah Thrift Bowman, and Laneshia Sellers Wallace with Unison’s Ware C&A Clinic were present at Pierce County’s Teen Maze. They presented two booths in the maze on substance abuse/mental health and self-cutting/coping skills and resources. Teen Maze was held at Pierce County Middle School on 10/17/17.