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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
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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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