4th Annual Bowling for Children's Bureau Set

The Children’s Bureau of New Orleans is proud to announce its annual “Bowling for Children’s Bureau” event set for Thursday, May 29 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. This year the event will take place at the brand new Fulton Alley complex. Created by two local entrepreneurs, Fulton Alley is New Orleans’ newest entertainment bar and restaurant along Fulton Street, featuring 12 bowling lanes wrapped in an atmosphere of art, music, craft food and cocktails. It’s the fourth year of “Bowling for Children’s Bureau”, which has become a popular team-building outing among co-workers with several companies around town participating year in and year out. Fulton Alley is a huge draw for the young professional market, which we hope to reach with this event,” said Paulette Carter, president/CEO of Children’s Bureau of New Orleans.  “The music, quality cocktails and affordable ticket price makes the event a great night out for friends and co-workers.” Individual tickets for “Bowling for Children’s Bureau” are $50 in advance and can be purchased online - see link on homepage. Tickets will be $60 at the door. Admission to the event includes complimentary food, a featured specialty cocktail and free beer. A full, cash bar will be offered, as well. There are still a few lanes open for those who may want to form a team and participate in the bowling tournament. For more information on teams, call Amy Collins at the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans offices at (504) 525-2366.

Project LAST Director Patrick Smith Honored

Patrick Smith, director of Project LAST was recognized by CityBusiness as one of their "Ones to Watch" in Healthcare in January. Smith has been with the Children's Bureau two years, and in that time, has become a valuable member of the agency's leadership team.

Smith has worked in children’s mental health since 1993. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southern University of New Orleans and a Master’s of Education in Human Counseling from University of New Orleans.


QCS Logistics Delivers More Than Usual for Thanksgiving

 CEO Paulette Carter poses with Jason Burns and Sheila Burns of QCS Logistics, and CBNO Board Chair Chris Foucheaux.

QCS Logistics, a regional courier service, has partnered with Children’s Bureau of New Orleans to deliver food baskets for Thanksgiving to families who have children struggling with mental illness.

“We know it’s especially tough during the holidays for the families we serve who have experienced grief and trauma of some sort, so we are grateful for the generosity of QCS Logistics,” said Paulette Carter, president/CEO of Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, which serves the needs of children and youth in Greater New Orleans through a myriad of mental health and wellness programs.

“As a company, we have experienced some measure of success and feel that’s its only fitting that we share our blessings. Our baskets have everything a family needs for a festive Thanksgiving Day meal,” says Jason Burns of QCS Logistics. “As a delivery service, we are more than happy to mobilize our resources to deliver a little bit of joy straight to the doorsteps of these deserving families.”

One of a Kind Art for Children's Hero Awards


When board chair Jaimme Collins sat down with a committee to create the Children’s Hero Awards event, she was adamant that the agency stay away from plaques and trophies.  

“The honorees we selected are extraordinary people who have hearts of public servants. We wanted to give the honorees something they would treasure and create something that showcased the true character of service,” said Collins.  

Damion Hunter, an emerging, local artist, was commissioned to create one-of-a-kind portraits of each honoree. To create them, Hunter read up on each honoree and used several different photographs to inspire him. The paintings were unveiled at the Children’s Hero Awards event.

Hunter said, “My goal in this project is to represent not only the outward appearance of the honorees, but the inner spirit that has led to their significance in the community and the essence of their impact.”

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Children's Bureau to Participate in CDC Grant to Prevent Child Abuse

The Children's Bureau was invited to partner with Tulane University's School of Public Health and the City of New Orleans Health Department to take part in a federal research grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to test the effectiveness of two interventions, Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) and Play Nicely, in promoting effective parenting and reducing the risk of child abuse in the community.


With funding from the grant, a Children's Bureau clinician specially trained in Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) will be delivering this intervention in two Orleans Parish WIC clinics, located in New Orleans East and Algiers, over the next three years.   If successful, this research has the potential to make a significant contribution to scientific knowledge about whether brief, lower cost parenting interventions can reduce child maltreatment and improve child outcomes.