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School and Community Partnerships

Children’s Hospital New Orleans partners with several community organizations to provide behavioral health support for pediatric populations. It is our belief that promoting wellness and providing resources will improve the health of our community.

School initiatives

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In 2019, Children’s Hospital began providing psychiatric services at a local high school’s school-based clinic in an effort to support the school’s youth and to expand access to our expert care. Staffed by a full-time social worker and a team of psychiatrists, the clinic provides ongoing mental health services for these students.

Children’s continues to expand its school-based programming to include a universal mental and behavioral health screening program and improved discharge and acute crisis coordination for students at several local schools. A Children’s Hospital health leader is dedicated to assisting these schools develop behavioral health programming and improving care coordination and communication with our Behavioral Health team. Partnering with the Department of Education, the hospital is providing school staff access to webinars, workshops and consultation sessions. Curriculum and intervention resources for children and adolescents are also included in the program.