Residential Treatment Center Services at LaSalle School, through the provision of a comprehensive therapeutic milieu, integrated with clinical and educational interventions, targets the issues which disrupted a youth’s ability to safely remain at home and in his community. Whether a youth comes to the attention of the County or District authorities for Juvenile Delinquency, PINS behaviors, or as a result of CPS interventions with the family, our services are equipped to work with that youth and his family. It is not unusual for a youth to transition to one of our STP programs directly from a children’s psychiatric facility. Our Residential Treatment Center offers a developmentally appropriate continuum of integrated specialized residential treatment programs, which are designed to meet each resident’s needs, build his strengths, and foster resiliency in order to support his ability to progress and experience stability in the future. Nationally accredited, our full array of services meets the highest national standards of quality.
Our unique range of programs provides evidence informed comprehensive treatment services which address trauma symptoms resulting from the impact of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences. With a focus on early Family Engagement, strengths based treatment planning, while incorporating strategies rooted in the latest brain science, our mission-driven efforts seek to guide a youth and his family towards a future with meaningful personal connections, realistic opportunities, and a sense of well-being.
Our treatment services have the expertise and capacity to address the significant issues rooted in childhood trauma, mental illness, sexual abuse (as the victim and/or the aggressor), chronic abuse, neglect, and deprivation. Our STP programs include the McCloskey Specialized Residential Treatment Program for the youngest and most vulnerable children we serve, ages 11-14. Our Junior Integrated Specialized Residential Treatment Program is designed for the 14-16 year old adolescents needing comprehensive integrated residential services. Our Senior Integrated Specialized Residential Treatment Program has service components to meet the unique needs of older youth in foster care, ages 16-21, whose permanency may be return to family, APLA-IL, or transition to the special needs adult service system. Our newest STP option is our Short Term Comprehensive Diagnostic and Risk Evaluation, which is designed to assist our county partners to determine the level of care and treatment needs for a youth with complex behavioral issues.
We are able to create a continuum of care for youth from the Greater Capital District. Our community based services allow needed therapies and mental health related services to continue through the Counseling Center at LaSalle for chemical dependency or mental health treatment. Our NYS certified Junior / Senior High School allows local public school district CSE’s to continue youth in our Educational Services through our Day Services option.
Services available as part of the individual treatment plan for all youth in Residential Services includes:
Our campus based Educational Services offer a unique emphasis on addressing both the academic and behavioral problems which have interfered with the student’s progress in school. Carefully coordinated with the Clinical and Residential service teams, our multi-disciplinary approach allows students’ educational needs to be addressed along with the treatment and supervision needs which brought him into residential care. Research endorses that a strong predictor of a child’s future success in life is success in school. A highly structured program with a success-based philosophy surrounds our students with the resources and supports needed to function effectively in the classroom. The focus is on remediating academic skills, providing grade-appropriate instruction leading to a NYS Diploma, and developing age-appropriate classroom behaviors. The goal is to prepare students to successfully reintegrate into their local public school, the workforce, or post high school educational settings: