The state of Louisiana is undertaking the development of a statewide coordinated system of care (CSoC) for Louisiana's at risk children and youth with significant behavioral health challenges or co-occurring disorders. The CSoC project is an initiative of Governor Jindal and is being led by executives of the Office of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Children & Family Services, the Department of Health and Hospitals, and the Department of Education. The CSoC is an evidence-based approach that is part of a national movement to develop family driven and youth-guided care, keep children at home, in school, and out of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center (LaPTIC) is Louisiana's only statewide US Department of Education, Office of Special Education (OSEP) funded Parent Center. Parent Centers provide training and assistance to the families of the nation's 7 million children with disabilities. Every state has at least one Parent Center, and those with large populations may have more. There are currently 104 Parent Centers in the United States.