Children’s Bureau provides immediate support in the aftermath of a traumatic event and/or loss of a loved one. We provide support to schools and organizations in the form of on-site clinical support and help with messaging to the community about the event/loss. Similar services are provided to individuals and families.
Our crisis team receives referrals from DCFS, NOPD, schools, churches, libraries, emergency departments, etc.
The short-term intervention model focuses on stabilization, connection to resources, reinforcing positive coping skills, and assessment of the need for ongoing clinical support.
Approximately 1,000 children receive grief & trauma intervention services through this program known as LA BEST (Louisiana Behavioral and Emotional Support Team).