Membership Meetings

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 
  • Children's 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.     



To register, click on "Register Here" at the upper right hand corner of this page.  
Registration is $18.  Lunch will be provided.  If you require a special diet please indicate on the registration form or email laura@lacfa.org.  
Friday, 3/9/18, at 10:00 is the last day for registration. 
What would you like to see brought up in meetings going forward?  What are your training needs? Your thoughts are important to us.  Please let us know by emailing Laura at laura@lacfa.org.

Date:  June , 2018 - Tuesday  

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

4655 Sherwood Common Blvd., Baton Rouge
(225) 291-4533
Agency Spotlight
Boys Town of Louisiana

Training - LACFA 

Trauma & LGBTQ

We hope you enjoyed the training held 2/27/18.  Certificates of participation will be provided within the next week.  
LPC/PLPC - The Louisiana Counseling Association is approved by the Louisiana Licensed Professional Board of Examiners to offer continuing education for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors and cProvisional Licensed Professional Counselors.  This progrm meets requirements for up to 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors.  Certificates for each 3.0 training will be issued individually.  The trauma workshop is approved for 3.0 clock hours in diagnosis.
Social Workers - The following programs are approved for Clinical contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers - La Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.  3.0 Clinical Hours - Trauma; 3.0 Clinical hours - LGBTQ   

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"
Carrie will provide attendees information regarding best practices in working with sexual and gender minority populations, often referred to as LGBTQ populations (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer).  The presentation will include an overview of sexual and gender diversity, the developmeent of gender identity and sexual orientation of individuals, and an introduction to the use of SOGIE and other assessment considerations.

Training Obectives:

  • Attendees will be familiar with terminology associated with sexual and gender minority populations and will be able to use appropriate terminology in working with clients.
  • Attendees will be able to utilize SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression) in their work with clients.
  • Attendees will understand how sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression differ but are also related.
  • Attendees will have a better understanding of how to implement LGBTQ-Affirming internal forms, tools, and policies.

Trauma, Therapeutic Interventions, & Differences between PTSD & Complex Trauma 

Devi Miron Murphy, Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University 

Dr. Murphy will provide an overview of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children, ages birth -18 years, with a specific focus on children under age six. The presentation will describe the symptoms of and clinical presentation of PTSD, discuss screening and assessment of PTSD, and provide an overview of therapeutic interventions for PTSD. Differences between PTSD and "complex trauma" will be discussed. 

Training Obectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the core symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents.
  • Participants will be able to administer the Child PTSD Checklist and the Young Child PTSD Checklist for screening youth with histories of trauma.
  • Participants will be able to identify three key components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD for children and adolescents, including relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring and planned hierarchy of exposures.
  • Participants will be able to describe the key differences between PTSD and other affects from "complex trauma."

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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