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FPHSA Launches Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare Program

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Florida Parishes Human Services Authority is excited to announce the launch of the new Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW) program. The FPHSA FFT-CW program is an in-home, empirically grounded and highly successful family intervention for at-risk and juvenile justice involved families. The FFT-CW model includes five phases: (1) Engagement, (2) Motivation, (3) Relational Assessment, (4) Behavior Change and (5) Generalization. Each phase includes specific techniques of intervention, as well as therapist goals and qualities. The intervention involves a strong cognitive/attributional component integrated into systemic skill-training in family communication, parenting skills, conflict management skills and numerous other skills linked to a variety of syndromes and referral problems.

A community stakeholder launch meeting was held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019,  to learn more about the program and eligibility for services that was facilitated by National Consultant, Helen M. Midouhas, M.S. Ed., L.P.C., FFT National Trainer & Consultant. 

Pictured left to right: Helen M. Midouhas, M.S. Ed., L.P.C. (FFT National Trainer & Consultant) and the FPHSA FFT-CW Team: Laura Martin, LCSW; Tuneea Magee, LMSW; Sierra Bridges, CSW; and Charlotte Richards, LCSW.


October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

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October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Did you know that FPHSA provides substance abuse services? We provide an array of services in our outpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP) and residential programs. To locate a clinic nearest you, please visit fphsa.org/contact.

Please click "read more" to view proclamation issued by Govern John Bel Edwards proclaiming October as Substance Abuse Prevention Month.


Value-Based Payments (VBP) for Home and Community Based Waiver Providers

Attend a Meeting for More Information

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This fall, the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities will be holding a series of regional meetings. During these sessions, the OCDD Assistant Secretary and staff will update stakeholders on the pilot project for Value-Based Payments (VBP) for Home and Community Based Waiver providers.

All self-advocates, family members, support coordination/provider agencies, human services district/authority staff and the general public are welcome to attend. RSVP/registration is not required for attendance. For special accommodations, please contact Jacquelyne Cobb at (225) 342-0095 or Jacquelyne.Cobb@la.gov.

The meeting for our region will be hosted in Hammond at the Louisiana Workforce Commission at 1711 Nashville Avenue on October 31'st at 10:30 a.m.

Please click "read more" to see the flyer for a list of statewide meetings.

Employment Fair for Individuals with Disabilities

November 14, 2019

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Florida Parishes Human Services Authority is hosting an employment fair in St. Tammany Parish for individuals with disabilities. Registration is not required and the event is free.

To download a flyer, please click here.

Date: November 14, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Bogue Falaya Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue, Covington, LA

If you are a business and would like to participate in the fair, please contact Floyd Colkmire by email at EmploymentFair@fphsa.org or call 985-543-4333 extension 1205.

FPHSA Governing Board Meeting

September 27, 2019

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Date: Friday, September 27, 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m.


Location: Florida Parishes Human Services Authority, Administrative Office, 835 Pride Drive, Suite B, Hammond, LA 70401


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