The Community Initiatives Foundation was
support and encourage individuals who seek to address community
needs. Sister Judith Brun, CSJ, is the executive
At this time, the foundation has two specific initiatives:
Engage mental health professionals and researchers in developing
training models for therapists and for individuals who interact
with children who experience trauma. These models will be based
on sound research and effective practice.
Develop relationships with mental health professionals to research
trauma therapy programs and explore establishing a training center
for health care professionals and those who interact closely
with children who experience trauma.
Develop a resource center for mental health professional and
those in need of these services
Continue treatment of those traumatized by the hurricanes of
Plan for responding to the needs of children and teens in future
Solicit financial support through sponsorship and grants
Partner with LSU to engage professionals from across the country
who have been effective in educating children who have experienced
trauma and develop solutions to improve the truancy problem exacerbated
by Hurricane Katrina.
There are many connections and interrelationships to be discovered
and implemented between these initiatives.