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3-Day Certification Training in June

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From June 26 – 28, 2017, LaSalle, Albany will host a three-day certification training with Dr. Phil Rich from the Northeast Educational Assessment and Research Institute. ‘Conducting Juvenile Sexual Risk Assessments’ will provide instruction and practice experience in administration of sexual risk assessment for juveniles who have previously engaged in sexually abusive behavior. An ‘early bird’ special is available if registering before April 30, 2017. All details can be found below: LaSalle School is a…

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Spotlight: LaSalle’s Tom Deguire

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In January 2017, the District for Eastern North America (DENA) featured LaSalle Albany’s Thomas Deguire in a feature ‘spotlight’ article which follows in its entirety: As School Supervisor at the La Salle School in Albany and career Lasallian for 31 years, one of Thomas’s most important resources is the bond he shares with co-workers and mentors. He began working for the Brothers while at school, when he was recommended for summer work by a football…

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The city of ‘Glens Falls’ in the future

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On January 21st, LaSalle technology teachers and students had an opportunity to show guests and judges their version of the city of Glens Falls in the year 2117. The Capital District competition was held at Proctors in Schenectady. The theme of this year’s Future City Competition is The Power of Public Space. The contest will culminate with the national competition during National Engineer’s Week in February when regional winners gather in Washington, D.C. Future City…

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Friends, and brothers, for a lifetime

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Albany, NY – The memories came flooding back for two young men, formerly LaSalle youths, when they were reunited at LaSalle this past week. Terrell and Shawn remembered how they felt when they first came to LaSalle, how being roommates helped them to grow, their feelings about leaving LaSalle after graduating from the agency’s high school and how their time here contributed to the success they are now realizing. “I came to LaSalle on my…

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Welcome back to school; JRFC hosts annual event

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Teachers welcomed students to their classrooms on September 7th for the start of the new school  year. Schedules were distributed, procedures explained including fire drills, and students began studying one-on-one and in groups with teachers in English, reading, math, science, art, woodworking, history, and more. On August 18th, thirty Albany County families and youth of all ages (approximately 110 individuals) came to LaSalle for Back-to-School Night to receive information from 15 community organizations, chose from…

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Training in juvenile sexual risk assessment just completed

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LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of programs designed to meet their needs including specialized residential placement, day service education, and alternative to detention services. The Counseling Center at LaSalle is an OMH and OASAS licensed outpatient behavioral health clinic located at LaSalle School, and currently implementing ACE treatment practices with youth and families. LaSalle is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), and affiliated with the…

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Dutchess County Family Court comes to LaSalle

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On August 26th, staff, students, and board members provided Dutchess County Family Court Judge Denise M. Watson and Dutchess County Court Judge (formerly Family Court) Peter M. Forman with an overview of life at LaSalle including a campus tour, LaSalle’s programs and a progress report of Dutchess youth at LaSalle. LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of programs designed to meet their needs including…

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Congressman Tonko gets lesson in brain science

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On August 19th, Congressman Paul D. Tonko came to LaSalle Albany to learn from staff just how their inroads into the study of the brain impacts how a child grows, learns, and heals. During the few hours Tonko spent at LaSalle, many students and staff eagerly welcomed him to their home. In addition to learning neurological concepts, treatment strategies, impact on a youth’s future, essential to Congressman Tonko was the chance to meet and talk with several of…

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Trauma keynote planned for Lasallian research symposium

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When the 5th International Symposium on Lasallian Research convenes on the Twin Cities Campus at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota on September 25th, 2016, northeastern researchers with specialties in criminal justice will present a keynote address. Camela M. Steinke, Ph.D, LaSalle Albany’s program assessment and effectiveness research specialist since 2012 has research interests including evidence based practice, trauma informed care, and the linkages between client characteristics, treatment interventions, and outcomes for youth in treatment. She actively presents…

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ACEs VA summit features LaSalle Albany’s Wallace

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In early August, Richmond, VA experienced an influx of knowledgeable practitioners, community organizers, and researchers to explore the meaning of Trauma Informed Care for individuals, caregivers, and professionals. LaSalle Albany’s David Wallace, now the agency’s director of clinical services, joined panelists with diverse backgrounds and positions to discuss youth and family trauma and offer strategies for improving their lives at the RVA Adverse Childhood Experiences & Community Resilience Summit on August 3rd and 4th. Wallace was one…

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