Louisiana is a state that is emphatically moving in the right direction. With juvenile justice reform a top priority for the state’s political leadership, Louisiana is rethinking and restructuring its system from top to bottom, and has already managed a significant shift in emphasis from a primarily correctional orientation to one centered on the treatment and rehabilitation of youth. It has dramatically reduced its traditional reliance on secure incarceration of juveniles in state-run facilities and has emerged from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita with a new sense of urgency and a willingness to innovate that has created the potential for significant and lasting reform.
Throughout the year our department conducts workshops to assist clinicians, counselors, case managers as well as supervisors who share an interest in improving the quality and effectiveness of counseling, consultation, and services provided to youth and families. The following documents are the handouts utilized during the workshops:
An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Treatment
Implementing EBPs: A Practical Approach
Transitions to Evidence-Based Practices
16th District Attorney Family Services Webinar
Lessons from the Field
Development of an Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment Process for Adjudicated Juveniles
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