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ACEs Trauma and Response

Trauma keynote planned for Lasallian research symposium

Posted in ACEs Trauma and Response, Brain Science Awareness, Events, General

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

Posted in ACEs Trauma and Response, Brain Science Awareness, General

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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Youth Police Initiative: Building a bridge of understanding

Posted in Events, General, In The News

On Thursday evening, August 11th, LaSalle Albany hosted a program and dinner to congratulate all associated with completing a five-day Youth Police Initiative (YPI)  session held at the agency. “It was wonderful to see kids, police offices and families working together to improve their ability to work together and as a result, take important steps to improve our community,” remarked LaSalle Executive Director Bill Wolff, who emceed the event. The theme of for this YPI session – Building…

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Youth Police Initiative session ends; funded by Albany County

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On August 11th, completion of a Youth Police Initiative (YPI) program was celebrated at LaSalle. YPI pairs youth with police officers to complete a leadership training curriculum building positive identity and relationship ties. In addition to LaSalle staff and Executive Director Bill Wolff and the officers joining in the program, also on hand, to congratulate the participating youth were Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox and Sean Rentz, new supervisor for the Albany County Juvenile Family Court unit….

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Summer month watch words include wellness, nutrition

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Grapefruit, chic peas, bananas, grains, eggplant, kale, kiwi – not fruits and veggies you would associate with the diet of hungry young boys. However, if you stop by LaSalle on any given day for lunch, that’s what you’ll find! Medical and food service staff put their heads together to develop a program that could be presented to staff charged with caring for the youth at LaSalle. The program emphasized nutrition facts and figures, strategies and…

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Regents Chancellor Rosa to LaSalle: All these kids matter!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Wednesday, July 20th, NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Board Secretary Tony Lofrumento spent an hour and a half meeting LaSalle School staff and board members to discuss the complexities and challenges of education in residential treatment facilities for youth. Chancellor Rosa came to LaSalle at the invitation of LaSalle’s Board of Trustees Vice Chair Carmen Perez-Hogan. “I wanted Dr. Rosa to see what I now know,” said…

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Staff, board to friends and graduates: Here’s to George Hanner!

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Grand reopening of Hanner Center, 2016 Graduation attracts friends, colleagues, families The occasions celebrating the grand opening of the newly renovated George E. Hanner Center for Excellence and Lasallian Mission and ceremonies graduating nine seniors from LaSalle School provided opportunities for members of Mr. Hanner’s family and LaSalle staff to draw parallels between the man for whom the building is named and the boys at LaSalle today. “We named this building after Mr. Hanner not…

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Evangelist story: Hanner Center aids in helping boys

Posted in Brain Science Awareness, Events, General, In The News

In June 2016, Katie Lamanna, a staff writer for The Evangelist (newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany) came to LaSalle School to tour the campus and interview staff for a story focusing on what happens at LaSalle’s facilities to help troubled youth. The reopening of the agency’s newly renovated multi-purpose trauma training center – The George E. Hanner for Excellence and Lasallian Mission – was the backdrop for the story which was featured in the newspaper’s June…

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End of School Field Day, Graduate Parade

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On June 23rd, a full day of activities to wrap up the 2015-16 school at LaSalle was held. Below are a few photos from the presentation of school awards, graduates wearing their caps and gowns to parade through the entire agency’s facilities and grounds to the applause of all staff and students – even receiving a standing ovation from when they politely interrupted a meeting of the Albany Regional Office of Children and Family Services (ARO OCFS) in the…

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OMH reps review LaSalle outpatient clinic

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Representatives from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Bureau of Inspection and Certification arrived on campus on June 16th to conduct an unannounced review of LaSalle’s outpatient clinic. “It is standard practice for licensing bureaus to visit agencies such as LaSalle to review services, procedures, practices and policies,” said Mark Silverbush, LaSalle’s associate executive director for quality, strategy and compliance. The majority of the material reviewed focused on client services including assessment,…

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