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WAMC Radio features LaSalle, RWJF to discuss ACEs

LaSalle Executive Director Bill Wolff
RWJF Program Director Martha Johnson

In a brief October 23rd radio interview airing WAMC’s The Roundtable, LaSalle School Executive Director Bill Wolff joined Martha Johnson from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to cast a light on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), their prevalence in today’s society and how LaSalle – just one of many human service agencies employing ACE techniques and strategies – is working to understand how a high number of ACE factors can negatively impact children suffering from trauma.

WAMC’s The Roundtable is an award-winning, nationally recognized eclectic talk program. The show airs from 9 a.m. to noon each weekday and features news, interviews, in-depth discussion, music, and much (much) more! The Roundtable tackles serious and lighthearted subjects, looking to explore the many facets of the human condition with civility, respect and responsibility.A link to the 4 minute, 30 second interview is below.

Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has supported research and programs targeting some of America’s most pressing health issues—from substance abuse to improving access to quality health care. RWJF is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health.

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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