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Images from the First Week of School 2018

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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…

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Incoming HVCC president visits LaSalle

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Roger A. Ramsammy, Ph.D, new president of Hudson Valley Community College, visited with LaSalle staff and board members on August 21st to learn more about our treatment strategies and educational goals of our youth. Dr. Ramsammy assumed his new office on July 1st becoming HVCC’s seventh leader. Most recently, Dr. Ramsammy served as president of Miami Dade College’s West Campus, and is now replacing current HVCC president Drew Matonak. LaSalle School is a leader in programs and…

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Annual Back to School Night

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On August 16th, LaSalle’s Back to School Night welcomed children, youth and families participating in all of LaSalle’s programming including the Juvenile Reporting and Family Center. Community vendors assisted parents to learn strategies for a successful school year. A picnic supper was provided by LaSalle School replenishing all the energy spent on acquiring enough stars to select from the supply of backpacks filled with school supplies provided by the Cap Com Cares Foundation. Thank you…

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LSS youth: Putting others before themselves

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On August 12th, staff at Albany Medical Center Children’s Hospital were beyond thrilled to accept a charitable donation from LaSalle. In March 2018, Dylan asked LaSalle staff about organizing a donation drive for the hospital. With our strong support for this ambitious project, Dylan went on to ensuring there would be ear-to-ear smiles on the children’t faces for a long time to come! It all started with a work-based learning mindfulness classroom project allowed each…

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Early Christian period dioramas come to LaSalle

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LaSalle will be a Capital District school featuring a portion of a five-thousand piece presentation of the 2nd Temple – early Christian period of history complete with depictions and maps. The models will reside – temporarily – upon the generosity of the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York. Displays will be used as teaching tools and for opportunities to celebrate major events. LaSalle School is a leader…

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LSS at NYPWA summer conference

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LaSalle’s Anne Moscinski talked with conference participants at the annual summer conference of the New York Public Welfare Association held at the Saratoga Hilton. The four-day conference was held from July 22-25. NYPWA’s 150th Annual Winter Conference will be held on January 22-25, 2019 at the same venue. 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…

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Staff alum strums for the Needy Boy Fund

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Guitarist, and former LaSalle staff, Rick Lemperle listens as LaSalle’s Executive Director, David Wallace, thanks guests for coming out to Loudonville’s Eden Cafe on July 21st for an evening fundraiser benefiting the agency’s Needy Boy Fund. 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…

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Summer John Johnston Institute convenes

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LaSalle’s John Johnston Institute (JJI) cohort took time out to see Chicago sites during their one-week visit to the city for the summer session. JJI, formerly the Lasallian Leadership Institute, teaches staff serving in Lasallian schools about their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, and the traditions of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in a modern setting. From LaSalle, the cohort includes Development Specialist Supervisor Frank Wolcott, Social Worker Justine Maier, Head Nurse…

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UOklahama discusses treatment model at LaSalle

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Paul Shawler, a trainer from the University of Oklahoma discussed trauma focused, evidence based treatment for youth with problemmatic sexual behaviors at a July 12th meeting hosted by the senior leaders from six sites from across NYS piloting this treatment model. This meeting was held to invite stakeholders from across the state in an effort to educate and expand the model to additional sites.   LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for…

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Summer field days backdrop for outside learning

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Much summer learning happens outside during intensive recreational activities. Residential and PBIS staff plan for these fun days in advance of each 18-hour field day! Designed to relieve a youth’s stress and anxiety they capitalize on strengths and promote reasoning and decision making abilities. Choice is the watchword and planning quiet, reflective activities as well as competitive action sports ensures there is something for everyone and makes it fun for youth to decide for themselves!!…

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