Navigate Nola is the social and emotional community wellness division of DSCEJ Inc. The division takes an asset based approach to cultivating an environment where New Orleans youth can thrive. Navigate Nola utilizes existing strengths in the New Orleans community to create sustainable positive youth development programming. Navigate Nola programming seeks to meet the needs of young people across the various levels of the socio-ecological model (the individual level, the interpersonal level, the community level and the policy/societal level.

The core facets of the division are as follows: 1.) The SEW (Social & Emotional Wellness) NOLA project. 2.) The Collaborative for African-American Girls & Women (CAAGW), 3.) Women of Wellness (W.O.W.), 4.) The Infant Mental Health Project and 5.) Center for Education, Training and Professional Development. Through these facets, innovative strategies are utilized to promote leadership, civic engagement, social-emotional intelligence, and to enhance the social support systems of our most vulnerable youth. In addition to our core facets, we offer individualized interventions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of subpopulations within schools and/or youth serving community based organizations. 

The division is led by public health practitioner and LCSW Danielle K. Wright.

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