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Trauma keynote planned for Lasallian research symposium

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Camela M. Steinke Ph.D

When the 5th International Symposium on Lasallian Research convenes on the Twin Cities Campus at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota on September 25th, 2016, northeastern researchers with specialties in criminal justice will present a keynote address.

Camela M. Steinke, Ph.D, LaSalle Albany’s program assessment and effectiveness research specialist since 2012 has research interests including evidence based practice, trauma informed care, and the linkages between client characteristics, treatment interventions, and outcomes for youth in treatment. She actively presents on these topics at regional and national conferences for organizations including the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers and the American Society of Criminology. Currently, Dr. Steinke is representing LaSalle School in the ‘Change in Mind’ brain science cohort sponsored by the national Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.

Camela M. Stein, Ph.D and Judy A. Van Wyk, Ph.D from the University of Rhode Island will co-present the keynote entitled “Lasallian Youth and Family Ministries: Lasallian and Trauma Informed Care.” Dr. Van Wyk has published several articles on consumer fraud victimization and on family violence, and most recently a book in July 2015 titled Turning the Tides of Male Juvenile Delinquency: The Ocean Tides Approach. She investigates both victimization and the perpetration of crime and tests multi-level cross-disciplinary explanations for crime.

In addition, two keynotes will be given on the Lasallian response to HIV/Aids Research (presenter: Dr. Todd Reinhart from St. Mary’s University’s Sciences and Health Professions), and challenges and concerns in conducting clinical trials on young tuberculosis patients (presenter: Dr. Dr. Melchor Victor Frias from the De La Salle University Medical Center).

LaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of programs designed to meet their needs including specialized residential placement, day service education, and alternative to detention services. The Counseling Center at LaSalle is an OMH and OASAS licensed outpatient behavioral health clinic located at LaSalle School, and currently implementing ACE treatment practices with youth and families. LaSalle is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), and affiliated with the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA), and the national Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. LaSalle is a member of The New York State Coalition of 853 Schools.


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