Louisiana

Sisters of Mercy Ministries, Project Fleur de lis

Funding Period: 
[ 2012 - 2016 and 2008 - 2012]
Description: 
Project Fleur-de-lis will expand its trauma-informed services to schools serving military youth and families in the Greater New Orleans area, home to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans and Federal City. The program will provide the following interventions to youth in schools: 1) Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), 2) Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), and 3) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). An expected 19,285 individuals will be served during the grant period. For Mercy Center and Project Fleur de lis on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mercyneworleans https://twitter.com/MercyPFDL
Contact: 
Douglas W. Walker
Phone: 
1-888-950-0003

LSU Health Sciences Center, Louisiana Rural Trauma Services Center

Funding Period: 
[2008 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 
The Louisiana Rural Trauma Services Center (LRTSC) provides and enhances urgently needed crisis and mental health services for underserved children, adolescents, and families in rural Louisiana who have experienced traumatic stress as a result of disasters, community and family violence, accidents, loss of family members, and medical conditions. LRTSC works directly with rural hospitals and with school districts to conduct professional trainings that are developmentally sensitive and specific to aspects of crisis response. In schools, LRTSC professionals train staff to recognize the signs of trauma exposure, to differentiate children's responses to crisis situations, and to mitigate the impact of trauma. In 2004, at the request of the Louisiana 24th Judicial District, LRTSC expanded its mission to include work with trauma-exposed children and families who present in court. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, LRTSC has been providing services to children and families evacuated from New Orleans and now residing in rural parishes. Community advisory boards comprising community stakeholders provide input to LRTSC and collaborative partners for the LRTSC including the Louisiana State Department of Education, the Office of Mental Health, and public and community hospitals. Refunded in 2008, LRTSC will provide and evaluate a continuum of care of trauma-focused trainings, interventions, and services for children and adolescents aged 3?{18, including children of military families, in schools in Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parishes that were heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Due to the extent of the devastation and the complexity of recovery, training and service models will be adapted, modified for cultural sensitivity, and implemented to meet needs at this time. LRTSC has a strong commitment to providing culturally competent, evidence-based services, collaborating with Network members in meeting the goals of the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. Services are offered within school and preschool settings with parent, student, and school support. LRTSC will work at consensus building with input from families, school and military personnel, community, service providers, and other stakeholders in modifying trauma-focused practices and services with sensitivity to cultural competence.
Contact: 
Joy Osofsky
Phone: 
(504) 296-9011
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