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Questions about Admissions & Referrals contact:
Jessica Repko, LCSW-R
Director of Admissions
518-242-4731 x219
518-242-4747 (Fax)

LaSalle School’s Specialized Residential & Day Services Programs provide therapeutic services for adolescent males and their families between the ages of 12-18, who are in grades 6-12, and who are experiencing significant difficulties in their home, school, or community.

We are committed to making this process as expedient as possible. We are strength-based, family-centered, and culturally-sensitive in our approach to children and families.

If the review material indicates he may be a candidate for our program, our Admissions Team will schedule a PPI (Pre-Placement Interview) with the student and his family, and the referring providers.

**Our hope is to become part of the solution for children and families, not ANOTHER failure **

During the PPI, the Admissions Team will:

  • Explain the array of programs and treatment services offered by LaSalle School
  • Answer any questions pertaining to the services of LaSalle School
  • Whenever possible, we conduct the interview on-campus to provide the student and his family the opportunity to tour the campus and meet with staff. This has proven to be a key step toward early engagement.

The parents / caretakers are also interviewed to support treatment, and to synthesize their thoughts on their son’s possible placement. We welcome all questions or concerns that the family has throughout the process.


  • Facilitate the student’s introduction to his Social Work team, and all available support staff.
  • Show the student the location of his living unit and introduce him to Youth Development Specialists in his dormitory.
  • Discuss LaSalle’s opportunities for calling or writing home, and review ways to remain connected and attached with a student’s family members, as indicated. Allow the student to call home and ensure that phone pass is in place with all approved contact phone numbers.
  • We provide everything he needs for his first night (i.e. bedding, personal hygiene products, etc.)
  • Our residential team will conduct an I AM SAFE review designed to help him feel more comfortable and supported here.
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