More than 5.8 million children live in grandparents’ homes across the U.S. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Louisiana ranks as one of the top five states in the nation for grandparents raising their grandchildren. The Census Bureau reports that more than 67,000 Louisiana grandparents are responsible for meeting the basic needs of their grandchildren, including their health care.
Louisiana DCFS values the commitment of all grandparents who maintain a positive family environment for their loved ones.
Louisiana Fosters is a state-wide campaign sponsored by First Lady Donna Edwards to link government, faith, non-profit, business and community to create united support for our state's foster care system. Foster care is a noble service, and those called to foster offer love and non-judgmental care to children who desperately need our support.http://www.louisianafosters.la.gov/
Other State Resources
KCSP - The Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) provides cash assistance of $450 per month for each eligible child who resides with a qualified relative other than a parent.
SNAP - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health.
FITAP - The Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) provides cash assistance to families with children when the financial resources of the family are insufficient to meet subsistence needs.
Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect
Governor's Office for Elderly Affairs - The Louisiana Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs (GOEA) acts as the state's visible advocate and focal point for all matters pertaining to the aging population.
LaCHIP - The Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP) provides health coverage to uninsured children up to age 19. It is a no-cost health program that pays for hospital care, doctor visits, prescription drugs, shots and more. Grandparents are eligible.
Healthy Louisiana - Medicaid expansion has made Medicaid available to more than 400,000 people living in Louisiana who did not previously qualify for full Medicaid coverage and could not afford to buy private health insurance.
Louisiana 211 - 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center
Roles of a School Counselor:
1. Teacher- I teach class lessons
using the Louisiana State Plan
for Guidance. There are three
areas of emphasis:
personal/social, academic, and
2. Crisis Counselor- I serve
students, families, and faculty
members with critical issues
that may arise unexpectedly.
3. Small Group Counselor- I
conduct groups on various
topics (i.e. bullying, Coping
Skills, Study Skills).
4. Careers-I introduce children to
the world of work and help
them develop skills that will
begin to prepare them for their
future in the workplace.
5. Resource -I assist families
with finding resources and
information on needed
For more information
visit our school website:
Counselors help students to:
Learn ways to resolve conflicts
Learn to accept responsibility
Learn to accept others’ differences
Analyze personal interests and skills
Communicate their needs effectively
Make appropriate choices
Acquire test-taking skills
Check out the counselor’s
section on the website where
you will find helpful homework
sites, kid friendly sites,
presentations, and much more.
If you are ever in need of my
services, feel free to call
337-725-6302 ext. 11306 or
email me at
are also able to set up an
appointment to visit me and
discuss your concerns.
Thank you for allowing me
serve your family.
Ms. Tara DeVeau