[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2008 - 2012]
Mercy Family Center: Project Fleur-de-lis (PFDL) is a mental health service provider in New Orleans that provides school-based trauma-focused intervention services, military family interventions, school-based suicide risk assessment support, and restorative justice approaches training and implementation support. All schools in the Greater New Orleans area are provided the opportunity to participate in PFDL’s comprehensive programming. PFDL partners with an average of 65 schools each school year. PFDL provides the following interventions to youth in schools: (1) Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), (2) Bounce Back, and (3) Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). PFDL serves youth who have experienced the following traumatic events: community and domestic violence, death of a loved one, Hurricane Katrina exposure, and family separation. Most of the youth participating in PFDL’s trauma-focused intervention services are urban, low-income, African American, English-speaking students ages 4-18. PFDL has partnered with the Louisiana National Guard (LANG) Office of Family Programs to reach military members and their families and to provide a variety of individual and family resiliency workshops throughout the state. PFDL is expanding their work in schools and communities through two new programs: (1) a comprehensive suicide awareness and responsiveness program for youth, caregivers, and school personnel and (2) the implementation of restorative practices in school and community systems.