Services Provided

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Services Available

Parenting Education

 We have several evidence-based programs that we use for Parenting Education. Services are generally based on the ages of the children involved.

The Nurturing Parenting Programs include curricula for parents of children 0-18 years of age. 

Nurturing Skills for Families 0 – 18

consist of 8 weeks or more presented in an in-home setting.

STEP and STEP Teen

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP): The STEP and STEP Teen Programs include seven sessions targeting parents with school-aged and adolescent children. The curricula emphasize how to handle misbehavior, discouragement, discipline, and the problems that face every parent-child relationship and is presented an in-home setting. 

Family Skills Building

The Family Skills Building training program covers the parenting needs and focuses on specific topics. The sessions are specialized to address the skills needed. The services are approximately eight-weeks and can be added to their curriculum to address the additional needs of the families.

Areas of Skills Training

  • Resource Management: The family is unable to provide the basic needs. Focuses on training in the areas of budget planning, money management, identification and utilization of resources, including SNAP benefits and Medicaid.
  • Environment and Safety: The family fails to provide a minimally safe shelter. Focuses on training in the areas of correcting safety concerns, such as childproofing, cleaning, and organizing the home environment.
  • Relationships and Communication: The family has conflict in the home, which has not resulted in violence and/or a domineering parent. Focuses on training in the areas of developing healthy relationships, anger management skills, and models of communication.
  • Health Care Advocacy: The child is not receiving regular health care or medical treatment, as needed. Focuses on teaching parents how to access treatment, navigate the health care system, and helps parents prepare the home for the child’s needs.
  • Educational Advocacy: The parent is unaware of the child’s educational needs. Focuses on training regarding educational options and how to advocate for the child in the school system.
  • Developmental Issues: A child within the family has special physical or developmental needs. Focuses on education regarding expectations and the development of the child.
  • Parenting/Child Issues: The parent has ambivalent feelings about the child and has limited knowledge about parenting techniques. Focuses on training regarding stress management, discipline techniques, and assists in identifying supports for the family.

Kinship Navigator Services

The Kinship Navigator program Is a program that will support and sustain current formal and informal kinship family placements. Once referred, a family will be given a needs assessment.

The results of that assessment will determine the services for the family. Needs and services include linkage with DCFS, the courts and the kinship family, supportive listening and in-home services as need indicates, education on current topics and solutions, and offering information on eligibility for benefits, legal assistance, child care, housing and training/education.

Referrals to the program are facilitated by D.C.F.S. (Department of Children and Family Services). 

Domestic Violence Services

What is Domestic Violence?

pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship, which includes verbal abuse, emotional abuse, financial/resource abuse, sexual abuse, and physical abuse.

What does Abuse Include?

  • Telling the victim they can never do anything right
  • Accusing the victim of cheating
  • Controlling every penny spent in the household
  • Preventing the victim from making their own decisions
  • Destroying the victim’s property
  • Isolating the victim
  • Embarrassing or shaming the victim with put-downs
  • Dictating how the victim dresses, wears their hair, etc.
  • Threatening to hurt or kill the victim’s friends, loved ones, or pets

About Our Services

Group Services

We offer a 26 week group for survivors of domestic violence.

Individual Services

We provide individual services including: counseling, crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, needs assessment, advocacy and education.


We collaborate with shelters, law enforcement agencies, substance abuse programs, hospitals and DCFS to provide referrals and ensure appropriate services are obtained.

For information on how to submit a referral please see the How to send referrals link. 

Louisiana DV Hotline: 1-888-411-1333. The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a statewide network of battered women’s programs, supportive organizations, and individuals working to end violence against women and children in Louisiana.