Special Programs

Special Programs

Oak Tree

Distance Education Opportunities
Numerous courses taught in the Department of Health and Human Sciences are regularly offered as 100 percent online. All courses are Internet supported and several are offered as blended course options (50 percent online-50 percent face-to-face) giving students much more flexibility.




Title IV-E Child Welfare Grant

The Social Work Program, through a Federal Title IV-E Child Welfare Grant, administers several projects aimed at strengthening child welfare services in Louisiana. The grant provides stipends to social work students interested in working in the field of public child welfare. In addition,the grant sponsors initiatives to recruit and retain foster and adoptive parents in the region.


Contact Information:

Dr. Corie Hebert

Program Director

Location: White Hall 114A

Phone: 985/549-2187

Email: Corie.Hebert@selu.edu




Counseling Students

Discovery Project

The Discovery Project, supported through the Social Work Program, is a family resource center providing services to families in Southern Louisiana. Services include:


family education classes

case management

family and youth mentoring

supervised visits

life skills training


and many other services designed to

                                                                       strengthen families.


                                                                Contact Information:

                                                                Linda Starns

                                                                Program Director

                                                                Location: 1000 N. Morrison Blvd. Ste. F

                                                                                Hammond, LA  70402

                                                                Phone: 985/543-5264

                                                                Email: Linda.Starns-2@selu.edu


Independent Living Skills


Department of Children and Family Services (D.C.F.S.) youth in foster care are mandated

to complete an Independent Living Skills program.


Southeastern Independent Lving Skills Program serves Department of Children and

Family Services and Office of Juvenile Justice youth ages 14-21 in the Florida Parishes:

St. Tammany, Tangipahoa/St. Helena, Washington, and Livingston.


We conduct group sessions using a curriculum based on the Ansell Casey Life Skills

Assessment (ACLSA) model.


Contact Information: 

Linda Isaac

Program Coordinator

Location: TEC 203

Hammond, LA  70402

Phone: 985/543-5264

Email: Linda.Isaac@selu.edu