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Our Vision: To create a safe, stable, and nurturing community

Our Mission: To enable all Northwest Louisiana children and families to build resilience and thrive


Laura Baxter, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC
Email: ICR@lsuhs.edu

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Goal 1: Education

Teach the community about the science of resilience as a buffer to the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Goal 2: Evaluation

Use data to identify where needs and gaps in resilience-building services exist.

Goal 3: Solutions

Support the development and implementation of evidence-based strategies to build resilience.

Goal 4: Research

Identify effective resilience practices and disseminate findings.


The Problem: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are common and corrosive. When children experience the harsh conditions of too many ACEs, the resulting toxic stress can derail healthy development. As the number of ACEs increases, so does the risk for a multitude of chronic health and life problems. There are many indicators that ACEs are high in Northwest Louisiana.

The Solution: Build Resilience
with the expertise and support of LSU Health Shreveport

The powerful antidote to trauma and adversity is Resilience - a combination of attributes, experiences, and skills that allow an individual to succeed and thrive in spite of harsh conditions. Resilience can be built at any point in a person’s lifespan, resulting in improved wellbeing.

  Learn the building blocks of resilience


  Assess strengths and gaps in resilience resources


  Build a resilience action plan for your organization

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Join our team of professionals and concerned community members  working to improve outcomes for children and adults in Northwest Louisiana with a history of childhood trauma.

Contact us today to learn more!

Institute for Childhood Resilience

The Science of Resilience

Understanding How We Recover from Adversity