Our Model & Impact

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Children with behavioral health needs require different services and interventions. The Center offers its services at two program sites, one for children in grades K-5 and one for children in grades 5-8. At each program site, we provide varying degrees of instructional intensity.

  • 75% reduction in rates of hospitalizations, pre- and post-placement

  • 60% decrease in number of behavioral crisis on-site, over time

  • 88% of partner schools rate themselves as Satisfied or Very Satisfied with NOTDP

  • 88% of parents rate themselves as Satisfied or Very Satisfied with NOTDP

  • 83% of children successfully transitioned when transition plan is implemented


Trauma Informed Programming


Academic Programming

Our goal is for children to make of academic progress in reading and math for every year they are enrolled in the program (or a portion thereof; progress measured in grade level growth & commensurate with time in the program).

  • Universal Screening

  • Daily individual small-group or individual instruction

  • Focus on math & reading

  • Progress monitoring

  • Participation in state assessments

  • Homebound/community-based instruction

Baseline instructional settings are one-on-one. Advanced instructional settings are in small groups of 2-3 children.

Literacy Instruction

Two 30 minute blocks per day of Failure Free reading; book study; reading aloud with emphasis on comprehension. Progress monitored with STEP (K-3) and Fountas & Pinnel (3-8).

Math Instruction

Two 30 minute blocks per day of iReady Math; STMath, teacher-created lessons aligned to Louisiana Student Standards. Progress monitored with iReady Math.

Therapeutic & Clinical Services

  • Group (daily) & Individual (2x/week) therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Milieu Therapy

  • Case coordination

  • Psychological assessment

  • Progress monitoring

  • Behavior data tracking

  • Evidence-based interventions, including collaborative & proactive solutions, therapeutic crisis intervention in schools, preventing long-term anger & aggression in youth, and restorative justice practices

  • Daily therapeutic recreation activities

Medical Services

  • Psychiatric assessment

  • Medication management

  • Over-the-counter medication administration

  • Coordination with psychiatric and acute care hospitalizations