The 2020-2025 Louisiana Children's Trust Fund State Plan for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect has been released. The new guide will be in place for five years. It will offer updated statistics, general information on child abuse and neglect prevention, regional data and findings, and funding recommendations. The statewide and regional information was determined through a region-by-region series of focus groups, survey data and interviews.
This will be the first year that the LCTF grant funding recommendations will be universal for the state and it will be dependent on the use of regional data to create plans that will be specific for the area to be served.
In light of the recent devastation suffered due to Hurricane Laura, please find helpful tips below. Please feel free to share with your networks.
Regarding FEMA assistance, it is important to share that additional parishes may be added to this declaration, as damage assessments are ongoing.
People who sustained losses in Hurricane Laura in the designated parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis can begin applying for assistance today by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
In Case of Incident
If you think you or someone else has been exposed to carbon monoxide, move the person into fresh air and call your doctor or healthcare provider. If someone has been electrocuted, call 911 for emergency care instructions.
Katina M. Semien, Esq. - Executive Director
Louisiana Children's Trust Fund
The FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP is excited to share the 2018 CBCAP State Summary of Exemplary Practices: Building Effective Collaboration. The summary provides an overview of the CBCAP Annual Reports submitted to the Children's Bureau each year by each State Lead Agency (SLA). It highlights activities and services implemented during the 2018 funding year, including information on core services and amounts funded in each state, a downloadable CBCAP infographic, and examples of reported activities in CBCAP topic-related areas.
Exemplary practices from 21 selected state reports are shared across CBCAP topic-related areas and include examples of:
The CDC has a new Toolkit for Young Adults: 15 to 21 that includes easy to read FAQ’s, fact sheets, infographics, PSA’s, social media messages, and videos. The webpage contains a Coronavirus Self-Checker with questions to help individuals determine if they need to seek medical care. Compiled mental health resources are also published on the Support For Teens and Young Adults webpage to include COVID-19 prevention messages along with contact information for disaster, domestic violence, child abuse, and suicide prevention services. The CDC has identified these resources to be particularly useful for communicating with youth. In addition, on the Toolkit for K-12 Schools, programs can find updated social media messages, posters, and videos on how to properly wear face masks, appropriately practice social distancing, and safely manage youth sports.
CBCAP National DATA - 2018 Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Annual Report Data
The Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program provides federal funding to all 50 States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. The funds are for the implementation of community-based and prevention-focused programs and activities designed to strengthen and support families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Link to website.
This summary highlights child abuse prevention activities and services implemented during the 2018 funding year for CBCAP State Lead Agencies. To learn more about the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) that guides the program click here to download the legislation.
Information shared below provides both a snapshot of services implemented throughout the country and specific state examples of work on community-based comprehensive approaches, successful outcome evaluations, and inspiring success stories.