Child First

Beginning in 2023, Counsel NOLA is proud to elected by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services to provide the Child First service model in the Greater New Orleans and Greater Covington regions of Southeast Louisiana.  Child First is an intensive, early childhood, two-generation, home visiting model that helps families build strong, nurturing relationships that heal and protect young children (prenatal through age five years) from the impact of trauma and chronic stress, with the goal of healing. Child First strives to identify children at the earliest possible time to provide care for emotional and behavioral health, developmental and learning success, and connection with services and resources to support the family’s success/wellbeing/stability. Child First has been recognized as an evidence-based home visiting model by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program and rated “Effective” by the National Registry for Effective Programs and Practice (NREPP) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).

Referrals are accepted for families with children 0-5 yrs old in the home. Please email us to make a referral: