Evidence Based Practices

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Project Fleur-de-lis' evidence based program, EBP, connects multiple trauma-informed treatments to schools in the Greater New Orleans area.  School mental health professionals are offered training, implementation assistance and consultation in providing evidence-based trauma and grief interventions.  The comprehensive programming in a school setting allows for youth of varying ages to be served individually or as a group.  A student who has access to trauma intervention services after exposure to a stressful or traumatic event can acquire skills that build resilience and reduce or eliminate the need for future mental-health services.  Additionally, the EBP program provides support and self-care resources to teachers and mental health professionals through resources and workshops as needed.

PFDL offers a trauma specialization internship and externship working with the LSU School of Social Work, Tulane University’s School Psychology program and South University at New Orleans. The trauma informed approach offers students specialized training in delivering trauma-informed interventions in a school setting with a focus on self-care to prevent vicarious traumatization.


What I learned from this group is how to better handle your feelings and emotions
— 9th grade CBITS group participant

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I like when we had to draw out our trauma and share it with the group
— 6th grade CBITS group member