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Baton Rouge – Hurricane Response Health Care Centers in Schools. Holley Galland MD MPH Sue Catchings, CHES. East Baton Rouge Parish School System. 46,000 students – baseline 88 schools 6000 registered after Katrina 5000 have attended 2 new schools just for evacuees.

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Baton rouge hurricane response health care centers in schools

Baton Rouge – Hurricane Response Health Care Centers in Schools

Holley Galland MD MPH

Sue Catchings, CHES


East baton rouge parish school system

East Baton Rouge Parish School System

  • 46,000 students – baseline

  • 88 schools

  • 6000 registered after Katrina

  • 5000 have attended

  • 2 new schools just for evacuees


Mental health services

Mental health services

Safe and Drug Free Schools Program

(I CARE)

  • Run by educators

  • Average time at a school = ½ to 1 day a week

  • focus – prevention of substance abuse


School counselors

School Counselors

  • Hired through I CARE

  • Supervised by school principal

  • In elementary – do skills sessions

  • Middle and high – scheduling

  • Want to do more counseling


Special children s services

Special Children’s Services

  • Assessment teams

  • Social workers and psychologists

  • Focus on children with special needs


Others

Others:

  • Child Welfare and Attendance

  • Outside agencies – B&G club, Big Buddy


Health care centers in schools csh

Health Care Centers in Schools/CSH

  • 8 school health centers

    • each has full time social worker

    • just work in one school

  • school nurse program

    • 36 nurses

    • 20 school health assistants


Katrina response

Katrina Response:

  • Show up at a shelter or field hospital

  • Public Mental Health System

    • Meetings

    • Teams in shelters – assessment, programs, referral

  • School meetings coordinated by I CARE

    • Players: all of the above plus BR Crisis Intervention

    • Issues: volunteers, assessment, curriculum, process, collaboration, school administration buy in


Products

Products:

  • intake forms for physical and mental health used by counselors and school nurses

  • revised assessment tool from DISD

  • follow up form

  • CTSN 2 pager – in format revision

  • psychological first aid packet for schools


Baton rouge hurricane response health care centers in schools

Plan:

  • assessment by whoever can at building level

  • Follow up by counselors, mental health providers

  • Coordination by I CARE and the collaborative


Baton rouge area foundation hccs csh

Baton Rouge Area Foundation – HCCS/CSH

  • $100,000 for temporary MH workers

  • We have 5 in the field using the DISD revised assessment

  • This is by invitation from the principal

  • Consents required

  • Forms kept confidential – school nurse files available


Challenges discussions

Challenges/discussions

  • General stress of everyone in Baton Rouge

  • State budget cuts

  • New collaborations

  • Behavioral health consents

  • Ongoing funding

  • Getting decent data for follow up


Questions

Questions

  • Just Katrina kids or all kids?

    • Household crowding

    • Poverty

    • Jealousy

  • How soon to do psych screen?

  • How to get more resources/ share


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