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ACES and Brain Science Advancement Team (ABSAT)

Over the last several years, staff at LaSalle School have developed a reputation for providing high quality presentations, consultation, and training to a variety of different audiences.

The ACEs and Brain Sciences Advancement Team at LaSalle was formed to respond in an organized and strategic way to the many requests that the agency and staff members receive. LaSalle’s ABSAT will also assist the agency to fulfill commitments made as part of the Change in Mind (CIM) and Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) grants, both of which are funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administered by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (CIM) and the Health Federation of Philadelphia (MARC).

Available trainings include but are not limited to:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, Toxic Stress
  • Vicarious Trauma, Primary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout
  • Chemical Dependency for Youth
  • Mental Health in Juvenile Justice System (JJS) Involved Youth
  • Youth with Problematic Sexual Behavior

If you are interested in requesting the services of LaSalle’s ABSAT, please email LSSABSAT@lasalle-school.org. Each training will be tailored to the audience, and duration can vary based on need (90 minute, half day, full day, etc.). Training can be held at LaSalle School in the newly remodeled George E. Hanner Center for Excellence and Lasallian Mission or at another location as determined by the audience.

The LaSalle School ABSAT team includes:

  • David Wallace, LCSW-R, Executive Director
  • Kayla Malloy, MA, LMHC, Clinical Supervisor
  • Dina McManus LCSW-R, Associate Director of Clinical Services
  • Camela Steinke, Ph.D – Program Assessment and Effectiveness Research Specialist
Kayla Malloy

Kayla Malloy


Dina McManus

Cam Hughes

Dave Wallace