Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry is pleased to have a Category II site funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) known as the Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience (TDC4), a center in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).  The center is actively working with partners across the nation to develop materials and provide training on interventions to support the behavioral health, wellbeing and resilience of children, families, and communities impacted by natural and man-made disasters as well as acts of terror. TCD4 is directed by and collaborates with trauma-informed experts with extensive experience using developmentally-sensitive, evidence-based practices to train and support children, families, teachers, first responders, and community members impacted by traumatic events.

COVID19 ButtonSelect TDC4 Covid-19 Resources:

Supporting Children and Adolescents Isolated Due to COVID-19 (LSUHSC)

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus (NCTSN)

10 Considerations For Mental Health Professionals Helping in Schools Following The Covid-19 Pandemic (LSUHSC)

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus (NPR)

Answering Your Young Child's Questions About Coronavirus (Zero to Three)

Helping Children With Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief Related to COVID-19 (NCTSN)

Tips for Families: Coronavirus (Zero to Three)

Helpful Resources and Links in Response to Hurricane Ida:

TDC4 website can be accessed directly at:  

Visit TDC4 Facebook page at:


TDC4 activities for children resources below: 

NCTSN resources available at:

SAMHSA (DTAC) hurricane fact sheets available at: 


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Preparedness Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

  • Website:
  • Phone: (800) 273-8255

Helpful Phone Numbers:

  • SAMSHA Disaster Distress Helpline: (800) 985-5990 (for Spanish press '2')
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
  • American Red Cross: (866) 438-4636 or (800) 733-2767

Thank you!

Many thanks to all participants and presenters that attended our virtual conference on Friday June 4, 2021 entitled,
"COVID-19: Addressing Inequities and Fostering Resilience"

Our distinguished speakers included Dr. Ann Masten with the University of Minnesota and Dr. Brenda Jones Harden with the University of Maryland with opening remarks by Dr. Lisa Amaya-Jackson, Co-Director of the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

Participants were awarded 4 CEs for licensed Psychologists, Social Workers, and Professional Counselors!

Contact Victoria Sacco if you have any questions or if you experienced any problems with obtaining your CE's
email:; phone: (504) 568-2537