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Local Counseling, Therapy, nd Family Support Centers

Access to Care
1-866-794-HOPE

Catholic Charities Counseling Services (Slidell)
Counseling for families, individuals, and youth.
985-641-8120  

CDA Credential for Caregivers
1-800-424-4310
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Early Childhood Supports and Services (Mandeville)
985-624-4140

Early Steps
For children zero to three years.  Services for children suspected of having developmental delays.
1-866-EARLY STEPS
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Family Services of Greater New Orleans
Counseling for individuals, families, children, and couples. Services for children 3 and older.
985-641-7185 (Slidell office); 985-641-7185 (Mandeville office); 985-893-1025 (Covington office) 
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Kids in Crisis Project (Mandeville) 
Counseling for children and adolescents. Community based educational  programs.
985-792-1920

Louisiana Spirit 
Louisiana Spirit is a federally-funded Crisis Counseling and Stress Management program for individuals, families and groups affected by presidentially declared disasters across the state of Louisiana. 
1-800-273-TALK; 1-877-644-0488
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Lurline Smith Outpatient Walk In Clinic (Mandeville) 
Lurline Smith Mental Health Clinic provides a range of out-patient mental health services to chronically mentally ill adults and severely emotionally disturbed children. Services include individual therapy, group therapy, psychosocial evaluation, psychiatric evaluation, psychological evaluation, and after-care.
985-624-4450
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Mentoring Children of Promise   
Adult mentors provide young people of incarcerated parents with support, friendship, enforcement and a constructive example.
504-836-8700
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Mercy Family Center (Mandeville)   
Therapy and testing for children 11 and under.
985-792-1833
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Northshore Families Helping Families (Covington)
Family directed resource center for individuals with disabilities and their families.  Referral agency for Early Childhood Supports and Services (ECSS).
985-875-0511  
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Office of Family Support of Louisiana.
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Social Service Information and Referral (Covington)
One to one case management.  First step toward stability by providing information to the public and referring them to other agencies that best meet their needs.
985-646-9288

St. Tammany Commission on Families (Mandeville)
Monthly collaborative meetings with educational presentations, workshops, newsletters for parents, and networking.
985-893-5859
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Volunteers of American Counseling Services (Mandeville)
Individual and family counseling, relationship counseling, anger management,
psychological assessments, parenting education, substance abuse recovery, other support group services.
985-727-7767 
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Youth Service Bureau (Covington)
The Youth Service Bureau provides advocacy, counseling, education and intervention for at-rish youth and their families, helping themt o reach their full potential.
985-893-2570
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Web Resources

Agenda for Children
Agenda for Children has actively advocated for improvements in programs and policies that support children and their families at the local, state and federal levels.  
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Bright Futures
Bright Futures is a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that
optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice.  
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CSEFEL – Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.   
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Department of Social Services  
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LACCRRA-Louisiana Association for child Care Resource and Referral Agencies    
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LSU Ag Center   
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Partnerships in Child Care  
Partnerships in Child Care provides support for child care providers through training and on-site technical assistance and serves as a referral source for parents looking for local child care services.
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Positive Parenting    
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PCAL-Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana 
Since 1986, Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Louisiana has been dedicated to accomplishing our mission: preventing the abuse and neglect of our state's children.    
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PITC-Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers
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QRS Website  
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Reproducible forms for child care centers and preschools  
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Society for Research in Child Development 
The purposes of the Society are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings. 
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Zero to Three 
Zero to Three is a national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development. 
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Books

Positive Discipline Series, published by Three Rivers Press.
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Solving Children’s Sleep Problems: A Step by Step Guide for Parents by Lyn Quine.
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The Strong-Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson
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The Everything Parent’s Guide to Tantrums: The One Book You Need to Prevent Outbursts, Avoid Public Scenes, and Help Your Child Stay Calm by Jone Levine, M.Ed. 
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The Emotional Life of the Toddler by Alicia Lieberman, Ph.D. 
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Visual Strategies for Improving Communication: Practical Supports for School and Home by Linda Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-SLP 
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Other Family Services -- Health and Nutrition

LaCHIP – Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program
1-877-2LaCHIP (252-2447) 
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Center for Disease Control
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Southeast Spouse Abuse Program
(985)542-8384
1-888-411-1333 
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Take Charge
Family Planning Waiver Services for Louisiana Women
1-888-342-6207
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Community CARE   Louisiana Medicaid
1-800-359-2122 
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SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
1-888-524-3578

Childcare Assistance
1-888-524-3578

Housing Assistance
1-888-524-3578