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Latest News From The La Salle School

What I learned in the Hanner Center

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Major renovations to LaSalle’s George E. Hanner Center for Excellence and Lasallian Mission were recently completed, and the facility is slowly returning to being used as a local, regional, and national training and teaching facility as well as a meeting site for community groups and organizations. One month before, in May 2016, the Lasallian Volunteers posted an article on their website featuring a volunteer now assigned to LaSalle School. David Anderson is just one of a long list of college-age…

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ACEs comes to Capital District

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

On April 11th, Melissa T. Merrick, Ph.D from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA and Ms. Marjorie Sims, managing director of the Ascend Program at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. shared their observations during an interesting and inspiring pre-Symposium information session at the New York State Capitol for legislators and members of their staff as well as others from state agencies responsible to the human service sector. They were joined by…

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Lasallian mission: A recipe for success

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In the 1600s, a roman catholic priest named John Baptist de La Salle interpreted a reading from the Gospel of John in which he compares those who have charge of souls to a good shepherd who has great care for his sheep. De La Salle understood that all children have individual needs and encouraged his brothers to take care in their approach to each one showing more mildness toward some, more firmness toward others, to…

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Energy builds for ACE Symposium

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At the April 12th ACEs Symposium, Ms. McManus and Dr. Steinke will present on the nature of vicarious trauma on staff caregivers to 500 assembled in the University of Albany’s Performing Arts Center. Ms. McManus summed up the presentation’s objectives and how it related to social work professionals: “What we intend to promote to our audience is an environment where traumatized youth can thrive, where staff, as the caregivers, must first ‘put the oxygen mask…

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Informing audiences far and wide

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At LaSalle School, the simplicity of De La Salle’s mission and the difficulties experienced by children and families are continually woven together to develop the best possible intervention and treatment plans for successful futures and outcomes. Now underway are several activities designed to disseminate information about how trauma treatment and research is carried out at LaSalle in thoughtful and meaningful ways. Each presentation or activity builds on the receding one obtaining insightful evaluations to strengthen…

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Gordon Zuckerman to receive 2016 Breslin Award

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LaSalle School is pleased to announce that the 2016 Mary G. Breslin Volunteer Service Award will be presented to Gordon N. Zuckerman. The early morning ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at LaSalle. Mr. Zuckerman is president of the nationally recognized life, health, group and wholesale annuity brokerage firm, Murray and Zuckerman, Inc., located in Schenectady, NY. He has been commited to civic, religious, charitable and professional organizations for more than 40 years,…

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Wolff gives 853 testimony to NYS ed committees

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On January 27, 2016, Bill Wolff, the executive director of Albany’s LaSalle School and the President of the NYS Coalition of 853 Schools testified to the NYS Legislature’s Joint Committees on Education Funding for increased funding for 853 Schools. Wolff did not read from his testimony. Rather he focused on a few statements and responded to questions afterward. What follows are his statements to the joint committee members: [The 853 Schools] appreciate the increasing awareness…

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ACEs Symposium topic: ‘Who’s helping the helpers?’

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On the agenda: Vicarious staff trauma, CDC perspectives, 2-generational approaches “To promote an environment where traumatized youth can thrive, staff caregivers must first ‘put the oxygen mask on themselves’ before they can ‘save the youth,’” said Dina McManus, LaSalle’s Associate Clinical Director. On April 12th, McManus and Camela Steinke, Ph.D, LaSalle’s Program Assessment and Effectiveness Research Specialist, will present at The Third Annual Capital Region Symposium on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). They will discuss trauma…

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Strategically framing messages to achieve change

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3rd Change in Mind convening first of two directed by DC’s FrameWorks Institute In January, the first of two Change in Mind (CIM) convenings directed by the FrameWorks Institute was held. Based in Washington, D.C., the FrameWorks Institute designs, conducts and publishes communications research to prepare nonprofits to expand their constituency base, built public will, and further public understanding of specific social issues. The Alliance’s Change in Mind planners secured FrameWorks to identify and explain…

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‘Waste not, want not’ Future City theme perfect for LaSalle

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For the tenth consecutive year, LaSalle School’s Future City Team designed and built a futuristic city to enter into the regional competition of the national Future City competition. On January 9th, several board members and staff were on site at Proctor’s in Schenectady to cheer the LaSalle team and support them through their defense of their project to judges. The event – theme this year “Waste Not, Want Not” – is designed as a cross-curricular…

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