Membership Meetings (held quarterly)

Upcoming Meeting Date:  Tuesday, June 12, 2018   

Time: Check in and networking: 9:45am - 10:00am

          Meeting: 10:00am - 2:00

Place: American Red Cross Baton Rouge (Board Room, 2nd floor)

           4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge
           (225) 291-4533
Magellan Healthcare
Greg Dicharry, National Youth Empowerment Director
He will share valuable information around his area of expertise through his life and work experience on:
Youth Recovery and Wellness: it is more than just clinical services 
HP Serve
Susan Rogers, Baton Rouge Dream Center Program Director
Kyra Wills Luckett, MSW, RSW, Independant Living Program Director
Working with youth in foster care and those who have aged out up until 26 years of age, they will share information about all of the programs they have to offer and how you can refer into them.
Agency Spotlight:
Boys Town Louisiana
Presenter: Dennis Dillon, Ph.D.
To register, click on "Register Here" at the upper right hand corner of this page.  
Registration is $18 and due at time of registration.  
Lunch will be provided.  
If you require a special diet please indicate on the registration form or email jill@lacfa.org 
Please be sure to register by: Friday, 6/8/2018, at 12:00pm 
Your thoughts and input are important to us as we partner together!
What would you like to see brought up in meetings going forward? 
What are your training needs? 
Please let us know by emailing Jill at jill@lacfa.org


Past Meeting Information:

Date:  March 13, 2018 - Tuesday  

Place: American Red Cross Baton Rouge (Board Room, 2nd floor)

4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge
(225) 291-4533
Check-in & networking - 9:45 to 10:00 a.m.  


Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health
Candace Grace, Director of Quality Management, will provide an overview of utilization and quality trends for the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC).  

CSoC is about a core set of values as well as about ensuring services and supports are delivered to young people with significant behavioral health challenges and their families. A child/young person might be able to be enrolled in CSoC if s/he:

  • is 5-20 years old,
  • is at-risk for out-of-home placement or is already placed out-of-home,
  • has a behavioral health disorder,
  • and lives in Louisiana.

Ascent Health, Inc. - Wraparound Agency

Presenter:  Curtis Eberts, Ph.D., Executive Director
Ascent started as a small non-profit in 2012 as Wraparound Services of Northeast Louisiana.  The focus was on influencing the community for good, and working with children and families in hope of making a difference.  Dr. Eberts will give a brief overview of Ascent Health and their services in Louisiana and Tennessee. 
Learn how a LACFA member, The Center for Children and Families, and Ascent have partnered together to fulfull the vision of coordinated care.  

Agency Spotlight - The Center for Children and Families 

Presenter:  Dr. Mathew Thorton, Director of Operations

The Center for Children and Famillies provides important advocacy, prevention and treatment services, and is a nationally accredited organization through the Council on Accreditation (COA). 

Their exemplary services are provided through four main programs.  

  • Therapeutic Services
  • CASA 
  • Childrens Advocacy Center
  • Delta Initiative


The Families First Preservation Services Act is now the law, and it will affect services for NMGHs, TFC and prevention programs.  Will your agency be ready for the mandatory changes in service delivery, staffing, treatment, etc.?   Join us to talk about:  

  • the new requirements,
  • what agencies can do to prepare,
  • and important advocacy efforts.    

Recent Training Opportunities included: 

Trauma & LGBTQ Session

Increasing Cultural Competency in Working with LGBTQ Populations

Carrie Patterson, LMSW, Therapist, Community Organizer and Trainer

"LGBTQ - Affirming Practice:  Considerations for working with sexual and gender minority populations"
Trauma, Therapeutic Interventions, & Differences between PTSD & Complex Trauma 
Devi Miron Murphy, Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University 
Training Sponsor:
Haik Insurance proudly sponsored this training. 
Haik Insurance Holdings has a long history of providing insurance products and services to social service organizations. Clients served include the Councils on Aging, youth shelters, outpatient counseling clinics, home care providers, addiction treatment, behavioral/mental health agencies, children and family agencies, charter schools, developmental disbility providers, and many more.







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