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Trauma and Grief Center

Children’s Hospital offers our community The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center

The TAG Center provides evidence-based assessment and treatment for children and adolescents, ages 0 to 21, who have experienced any form of trauma and/or the death of a loved one.

Using state-of-the-art screening tools, the TAG Center ensures that youth receive the most appropriate and effective treatments.

Our services


We spend time continuously learning about the individual child, their circumstances, and their progress throughout treatment.


Each child or teen receives thorough, evidence-based treatment that is appropriately and effectively tailored to their specific needs and strengths.


We offer training and workshops in a variety of trauma and grief-related topics for different audiences.

How to be added to the waitlist

Please call 504.896.7272 and select option 5.

Please complete the intake form to be added to waitlist.

For more information regarding the TAG Center, contact Dr. Julie Kaplow, Executive Director of the TAG Center.

Julie KaplowJulie Kaplow, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist, board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Kaplow serves as Executive Director of the Trauma and Grief Centers at the Children’s Hospital New Orleans and The Hackett Center for Mental Health in Houston. She is also Professor of Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. In these roles, she oversees the development and evaluation of novel treatments for traumatized and bereaved youth and disseminates trauma- and bereavement-informed “best practices” to community providers nationwide. Following Hurricane Harvey, Dr. Kaplow and her team provided evidence-based risk screening and interventions to children and families adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. She also helped to establish the Santa Fe Resiliency Center following the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas, where her clinicians have provided evidence-based assessment and treatment to families impacted by the shooting. A strong proponent of a scientist-practitioner approach, Dr. Kaplow’s primary research interests focus on the behavioral and psychological consequences of childhood trauma and bereavement, with an emphasis on therapeutically modifiable factors that can be used to inform interventions. She has published widely on the topics of childhood trauma and grief, with over 85 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She is lead author of Multidimensional Grief Therapy, co-author of Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents, and co-author of Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens: The Trauma Systems Therapy Approach. Dr. Kaplow has served as a consultant to the DSM-5 Sub-Work Groups on Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder and Prolonged Grief Disorder, the ICD-11 Work Group on Disorders Associated with Stress (PTSD and Prolonged Grief), the National Academy of Medicine (Scientific Advisory Council on Child Death), and the Mass Violence and Children Working Group of the FBI. Prior to joining CHNOLA, Dr. Kaplow served as Chief of Psychology and Vice Chair for Behavioral Health in the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaplow received her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke University. She completed her internship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School followed by postdoctoral training at the Center for Medical and Refugee Trauma at Boston Medical Center.