News

March 16, 2017

We All Could Use a Little Help

Everyone already uses supporters to help make important, and even mundane, decisions. I consult my fiancĂ©e about literally everything, and when it’s a bigger decision my family gets involved too. We all engage in this scenario on a daily basis without giving it much thought. Because of this, I couldn’t understand the need to pass SDM legislation.  If everybody was already doing it, what was the need?

March 6, 2017

DRT's Legal Team Grows

This past month, DRT welcomed attorneys Stacie Price and Sarah King to our legal team. 

February 28, 2017

March is TBI Awareness Month

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 2.4 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from nontraumatic causes. To raise awareness of traumatic brain injury, the Brain Injury Association of America recognizes National Brain Injury Awareness Month every March. 

February 23, 2017

A New Home for Grace

Service animals play crucial roles in their owner’s lives. For Tricia Griggs, a DRT advocate for almost 15 years, she explains that the relationship between owner and service animal extends much deeper than the exchange of a service. 

 

February 21, 2017

Client Story: Greg Burt

For the majority of his life Greg Burt has been a protector, both in his military service and as a firefighter and emergency medical technician for the City of Murfreesboro. When Greg learned that he was experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), he turned toward man's best friend for help. 

January 27, 2017

Policy Watch

The Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes on January 8, 2019 . Learn more about DRT's state-level policy work and sign up for DRT’s Policy Watch to receive weekly legislative updates delivered directly to your email.

January 17, 2017

From Lisa: Early Intervention Can Reduce Adverse Outcomes

Too often schools, which can play a critical role in identifying and treating mental health conditions, are not adequately prepared to address this issue. Lisa shares how DRT responds to this problem by working with individual students and their families and with school systems in the state to implement a systemic approach to ensure that students receive needed services.

January 12, 2017

When School Anxiety Becomes Disabling

Eric, a second-grade student, rarely lasts longer than an hour in his classroom before making the trek to the behavior lab, the designated refocusing tool by school officials. Unfortunately, for Eric, the lab has evolved into a place of daily isolation and discipline. 

December 1, 2016

Welcoming New Staff

Help DRT welcome a new group of rock stars to our advocacy team!

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