Services for Children & Adolescents


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List of Services
What should I bring with me to my first appointment?
Where is the women and children’s clinic?

List of Services

Triage/Assessment Team

A formalized triage and assessment process is conducted by a team of licensed and master level professionals.  The triage process is very formal and structured to determine eligibility for outpatient services.  Any available information is reviewed prior to the initial appointment. Based on the information collected, the disposition in the case may be:

The applicant is referred for inpatient treatment or other resources for treatment or other services.

The applicant may be admitted to the clinic for services.

The assessment is performed after an individual is determined to meet admission criteria and has been admitted for services.

A comprehensive social history and the recovery plan will be completed at this time as well.

The client is then scheduled for his/her initial clinical appointment with an assigned clinician and/or physician.

Registration & Orientation

All scheduled clients and unscheduled clients are greeted upon entering the clinic.  Clients are provided assistance with the registration applications to ensure the accuracy of all information in order that benefits are applied without undue stress to the client.  Orientation begins with the initial contact with the client/family.  The client and or family are given an explanation of out of pocket expenses/benefit coverage; any uncertainties or questions that the family/client may have regarding benefits are answered during the initial stage of the orientation process.  During this process, clients are given an opportunity to register to vote as well as given a copy of their rights as clients at the facility.

Operation/ Cooperation with Counselors, Adolescents, Parents & Probation Officers

CAPP is a special group that provides education for parents and probation officers of youth involved in ASAP.  Here, adults learn about addiction and how to support their teen during his/her treatment.  The program emphasizes a team approach to conquering addictive disorders in adolescents.

Both ASAP and Operation CAPP have the common goal of facilitating and enhancing the holistic functioning of adolescents and their families.  This is achieved through a combination of individual, group and family counseling and coordination of wraparound service providers.  Studies show this multi-dimensional approach provides the greatest likelihood of substantial, long-term positive growth and development.

Parenting Education Program

The PEP program focuses on educating parents to enhance parenting practices and behaviors such as developing skills to identify and positively address maladaptive behaviors; to help parents acquire and internalize parenting and problem-solving skills necessary to create a positive parent-child outcome.  The program’s aim is to empower parents, thereby strengthening families.  The parenting program will meet every second and fourth Wednesday from 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Screening and Assessments, including screenings requested by law enforcement agencies.

Triple P
Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P Program is an evidenced-based, multi-level, parenting and family support strategy.  Triple P aims to prevent behavioral, emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents.  The overarching aims of Triple P are to promote the independence and health of families through the enhancement of parents’ knowledge, skills and confidence; to promote the development of non-violent, protective, and nurturing environments for children; to promote the development, growth, health and social competence of young children; to reduce the incidence of child maltreatment, behavioral and emotional problems in childhood and adolescence delinquency and academic failure; and to enhance the competence, resourcefulness, and self-sufficiency of parenting in rearing their children.  The program involves four consecutive sessions, 30-45 minutes in duration to parents whose children are between the ages of 6 – 12.

Women’s Gender Specific Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program

The Women’s Gender-Specific Substance Abuse Treatment Program is a 6-8 week intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program. The program is designed for the treatment of Women ages 18 and older. The program meets every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program consists of therapeutic gender-specific group therapy, trauma-informed services and education groups in addition to random urine drug screen and alcohol monitoring.

Women’s Gender-Specific Continuing Care Program

The Continuing Care program provides a supportive and therapeutic environment for Women who have completed inpatient or outpatient treatment. The Continuing Care program meets every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Individual Counseling Sessions are available to Women with addictions that do not meet the criteria for Intensive Outpatient Treatment Services or cannot participate in the time allotted for these programs.

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan

WRAP is a self-management and recovery system developed by a group of people who had mental health difficulties and who were struggling to incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives.  WRAP is designed to:

Decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors

Increase personal empowerment

Improve quality of life

Assist people in achieving their own life goals and dreams

WRAP is a structured system to monitor uncomfortable and distressing feelings and behaviors and, through planned responses, reducing, modifying, or eliminating them. It also includes plans for responses from others when you cannot make decisions, take care of yourself, or keep yourself safe.  The WRAP group is conducted by a Peer Support Specialist

Priority admission and treatment preference:

Priority admission and treatment preference is offered to pregnant injecting drug users, other pregnant women with a substance abuse issue, and injecting drug users.

What should I bring with me to my first appointment?

1. An ID card and an insurance card if you have a policy.
2. Any medications you take, in the pill bottle, or a pharmacy print-out of your medications.
3. Proof of income must be established when you arrive. If you don’t have proof of income with you, you have 30 days to bring it back to us.
4. Any relevant legal paperwork such as a court orders for referral.
5. Any relevant legal paperwork such as a court orders for referral.
6. Previous assessments and evaluation

Where is the Women & Children’s Clinic?

NEDHSA Women & Children’s Clinic

3200 Concordia St.
Monroe, LA 71201
Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Developmental Disabilities Application Center and Family Support Unit)
Driving Directions

Questions about about eligibility?

If you want to learn more about eligibility, NEDHSA staff will assist you with assessment, planning and/or referrals for services.