So far, the year 2014 has been action packed at LaSalle. All with the intention of celebrating one hundred sixty years as an agent of healing at 391 Western Avenue in Albany, NY.
The year began with the NYS Office of Mental Health granting LaSalle an operating certificate to offer outpatient clinical treatment for adolescents. Combined with LaSalle’s existing licensed chemical dependency services, the agency opened the Counseling Center at LaSalle on June 2nd offering an innovative integrated center for treatment in space renovated to create a roomy and comfortable waiting room, office space, and bright, private meeting rooms just steps fromt he main entry and reception area.
In March, LaSalle helped to sponsor the highly anticipated and very successful conference on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Trauma and Response Symposium. The two-day event attracted leaders from government and the provider network to a pre-conference dinner held at LaSalle’s Hanner Center to hear remarks from the next day’s featured speakers Susan Dreyfus, CEO of the Alliance for Stronger Families and Communities (formerly known as the Alliance for Children and Families), LaSalle’s clinical director, David Wallace, and expert Mary Sise. The next day, nearly 400 came to the University at Albany’s downtown campus to hear Dreyfus, Wallace, and Sise present on ACEs and the affects of trauma on brain development and implications for working with children. Other sponsors included the Council on and Family and Child Caring Agencies, the symposium was held at the University at Albany’s downtown campus.
On September 19th, LaSalle welcomed over 100 guests to their home at 391 Western Avenue in Albany, NY. Tours of the just completed independent living residential hall and the new Counseling Center at LaSalle added a serious touch to the party atmosphere outside providing a number of opportunities for students, staff, Albany legislators, LaSalle board members, and friends to learn all that LaSalle School has to offer.