Importance of HomeVisiting

“Research shows that home visiting programs promote children’s health and development and improve parenting skills while cutting the number of children in the social welfare, mental health, and juvenile corrections systems, with considerable cost savings for states. “ Learn more of the importance of #HomeVisiting

New York Times article and video highlights Louisiana’s Early Childhood Supports and Services – September 1, 2010

OPELOUSAS, La. — At 18 months, Kyle Warren started taking a daily antipsychotic drug on the orders of a pediatrician trying to quell the boy’s severe temper tantrums. Thus began a troubled toddler’s journey from one doctor to another, from one diagnosis to another, involving even more drugs. Autism, bipolar disorder, hyperactivity, insomnia, oppositional defiant… Continue Reading »

Child psychiatrist receives lifetime achievement award

Tulane University child psychiatrist Dr. Michael Scheeringa received a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for his pioneering research on the emotional and behavioral problems of very young children. Scheeringa, who is the Remigio Gonzalez, M.D., Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Tulane School of Medicine, received the 2013… Continue Reading »

Quality Start ECMCH October Newsletter

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation or ECMHC is a method of supporting the healthy social-emotional development of young children. Quality Start ECMHC is provided free of charge to child care centers participating in Quality Start or in the Act 3 network pilot program. Quality Start early childhood mental health consultants are all licensed mental health… Continue Reading »

Michael Scheeringa, MD, awarded the 2013 Irving Phillips Award for Prevention

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has announced that Michael Scheering, M.D., as the recipient of AACAP’s 2013 Irving Philips Award for Prevention. AACAP’s Irving Philips Award for Prevention was established in 1993 in honor of Irving Philips, M.D. Dr. Philips served as AACAP President from 1985-1987 and was renowned for his… Continue Reading »

Federal Agencies Address Trauma Among Children in Child Welfare

Three agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – have come together to issue a letter to state directors of child welfare, Medicaid, and mental health authorities encouraging them… Continue Reading »

Education Nation event puts Louisiana schools in spotlight

See the full interview of Institute Director Geoffrey Nagle, PhD with Hoda Kotb at: By Kari Dequine Harden The Advocate – New Orleans bureau April 16, 2013 NEW ORLEANS — The auditorium at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts was transformed into a television studio Friday as preschool owners and professors joined politicians… Continue Reading »

LA Children Facing Crunch

Editorial, Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA May 19, 2013 Continuing challenges with the state budget mean that funding for basic social services is deeply strained, and that reality doesn’t seem likely to change anytime soon. Those most vulnerable to state budget cuts for social services include many of Louisiana’s children, and neglecting their needs could harm… Continue Reading »