Laura Danna, LCSW-BACS
Laura Danna, LCSW-BACS, is the clinical director of Project Fleur-de-lis (PFDL), a school-based mental health intervention designed in response to Hurricane Katrina to serve the children and families of New Orleans. The largest school-based mental health program in the New Orleans area, PFDL serves almost 60 schools and has nearly 30,000 children under its umbrella of care. A stepped-care approach using evidence-based models offers three levels of service: a school-based intervention available to all students, an individual and group intervention available to students with moderate stress levels, and community-based psychological services available to students with greater needs. Through PFDL, over 300 school counselors and social workers have been trained in CBITS.