Prevention and Early Intervention Program


The Prevention and Early Intervention Program (PEIP) is an innovative, evidence-based program offered by DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) which aims to assess, engage, support, and treat individuals ages 9-25 that are at ultra-high risk for developing a psychotic disorder or are in their first episode of psychosis. Through this social media platform, we seek to connect youth and their families to help build relationships and create a meaningful social support network.

“This program is imperative to stop individuals from being permanently disabled for the rest of their lives,” shares Rachel Weissman, Team Lead of the Prevention and Early Intervention Program. “A lot of things get taken away from those with schizophrenia, and we want them to have happy and successful lives in whatever way that means for them.”

The DeKalb CSB’s First Episode Clinic, Listening, Inspiring and Guiding Healthy Transitions Early Treatment Program (LIGHT ETP), is available for those in their first episode of psychosis. We are based off the principles of the National Institute of Mental Health’s “Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode” (RA1SE) project. We offer a wide range of services needed for those experiencing their first episode of psychosis including: individual/group therapy, psychiatry, supported education/employment, certified peer specialists, nursing and case management services.

If you believe you or a loved one could benefit from LIGHT ETP services please email for more information. If you are experiencing an emergency dial 911. We do not offer clinical advice over phone or email.

PEIP is a part of DeKalb CSB which is a community-based behavioral health and developmental disabilities services organization located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia.

Learn More:

Visit the PEIP Website

Download the PEIP Brochure

Psychosis Early Intervention: From Bench to Practice

Saturday, March 19, 2016
The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia

SaveTheDate_pg1_no-last-lineGeorgia’s first ever conference dedicated to highlighting the emerging science of psychosis early intervention for youth. Hosted by DeKalb CSB’s CEO, Dr. Bona, this conference featured some of the top researchers in the county who reviewed the latest scientific findings in this developing area of early schizophrenia and psychosis. If you would like to learn more about Psychosis Early Intervention, click here to view more of the concepts covered in the conference.



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