Tulane School of Social Work Masters students performing a needs assessment of mental health services for the foreign-born Latinx community (FBLC) in New Orleans

Buenos días,
Ud. ha sido invitado/a a participar en una encuesta breve administrada por los estudiantes del programa posgrado de la Tulane School of Social Work. Los estudiantes están desarollando una asesoría sobre la necesidad por servicios de salud mental para la comunidad latinx (FBLC) en New Orleans nacido/a en el exterior. Ud. ha sido identificado/a  como un/a miembro de la comunidad quien podría tener percepción valerosa en las necesidades de esa comunidad. La información que Ud. comparte tendrá la posibilidad de impactar la entrega de servicios a esa comunidad.
La comunidad FBLC incluye refugiados, inmigrantes, los que están buscando asilo, y trabajadores migrantes sin papeles, así como sus hijos, quienes viven en los EEUU y se indentifican a su raza como latino/a/x. Esa definición de personas nacidos en el exterior excluye individuos en migración temporal con fines de trabajar o estudiar. Si Ud. no cumple con los criterios, favor de no seguir en cumplir la encuesta. De todos modos,  Ud.puede adelantar esa correspondencía electrónica a cualquier persona Ud. cree que tenga percepción valerosa. TODOS LAS RESPUESTAS SON CONFIDENCIALES Y ANONIMAS tan solo que Ud. elija proporcionar información sobre su identidad. Además, no vamos a hacer ningúna pregunta sobre sus estatus inmigratorio. Se necesita no más de 10 minutos para cumplir la encuesta. El equipo de investigación administrando la encuesta incluye los estudiantes Alessandra Duarte, Neil Hilton, Chelsea Lafferty, and Bethanie Mangigian. Favor de dirigir cualquier pregunta or inquietud a ellos: latinxmentalhealth@tulane.edu.
Gracías por su tiempo y participación. 
Good morning, 
You are invited to participate in a brief survey conducted by Tulane School of Social Work Masters students performing a needs assessment of mental health services for the foreign-born Latinx community (FBLC) in New Orleans. You have been identified as a community member who may have valuable insight into the needs of this community. The information you share has the potential to impact service delivery to this group.
The FBLC includes refugees, immigrants, asylees, and undocumented migrants who currently live in the United States and self-identify their race as Latino/a/x. This definition of foreign-born excludes individuals migrating temporarily for work or study purposes. If you do not meet the criteria, please refrain from completing this survey. However, feel free to forward this survey to anyone you feel may have valuable insight. ALL RESPONSES ARE COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS AND CONFIDENTIAL unless you choose to provide identifying information. We also do not ask any questions regarding legal status. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete; thank you for your time and participation!
The research team conducting the survey includes students Alessandra Duarte, Neil Hilton, Chelsea Lafferty, and Bethanie Mangigian. All inquiries and questions can be directed to them at latinxmentalhealth@tulane.edu.

Crescent City WIC Services, Inc.: Domestic Violence Training

Good Morning Crescent City WIC Services, Inc. is proud to present our Domestic Violence Training for the Month of October. Attached are the flyers and all information regarding the date, time and location. These will be closed sessions and you must RSVP for a slot. Please be sure to e-mail your name, organization, telephone number and e-mail to RSVP. Also please state if you will be attending both days. You may RSVP to Breanna Bonner at bbonner@ccwic.org or Liz Schultheis at lizadmin@ccwic.org . We look forward to seeing you all and helping our community through the training that we receive.


Crescent City PIC (Parents, Infants and Children) Healthy Start Initiative

A Division of Crescent City WIC Services, Inc.

504-247-0592 Ext. 2  General 

504-391-2271  Administration

504-391-3679  Fax



Franklin Avenue Baptist Church: Upcoming Events

Our Walking In The Spirit walking team is also once again, participating in the ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk this year.

It is Sat. Oct. 7th @ Champion Square


Thanks, keep smiling,
Frances Ventress



Saturday, September 30, 2017
10 am -12 noon.

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church

2515 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117


A community lecture series featuring Dr. Riker, speaking on various topics about breast health. Each lecture will be held in the community at a local church. The lectures will be interactive and time will be allotted for a brief Q&A session.

Join Adam I. Riker, MD, FACS, LSU Health New Orleans, for the Community Lecture Series on Breast Health. “The link between Lifestyle, Obesity, and Breast Cancer.” Dr. Riker will discuss the link between your diet and lifestyle choices to Breast Cancer

Family Services of Greater New Orleans: Native Spanish Speaking Counselor (LMSW) for Youths and Adults

We all know there is a dearth of mental health counseling in Spanish in the Greater New Orleans area, especially for folks without documentation or Medicaid.
Some of you may know this, but I did not: Family Services of Greater New Orleans now has a native Spanish speaking counselor (LMSW) on staff who can see youth and adults regardless of the documentation and insurance status!  As far as I discovered, the only catch is that the person needs to have a New Orleans address.
On FSGNO’s website, they state: If you suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma or domestic violence, are a parent without healthy child-rearing experience, at risk of homelessness you can call 504.822.0800 to assess your eligibility for counseling.

Many services are free, and FSGNO offers a sliding scale fee schedule to assist clients who may be unable to pay for general counseling services that are fee-based. 


liz burpee | m.p.h., m.s.w.
refresh coordinator | broad community connections
504 444 2890