Monday, March 25, 2013

Laraway Hosts Dr. Martha Strauss, Ph.D

     Laraway is pleased to host Dr. Martha Strauss, Ph.D who will present:  "Undoing Aloneness: Strategies for Co-Regulation with Traumatized Adolescents and Families" on Friday, March 29th.  This agency-wide training will be held at Lamoille Union High School in Hyde Park, Vermont.  Although registration is now closed, we are pleased that staff from some of our community partner organizations will also be in attendance.
     Dr. Strass is a professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire, and adjunct instructor in psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School.
     "Martha is a passionate and engaging speaker," says Sarah Squirrell, Laraway Backpack Program Director.  "From the astonishingly simple to super complex, her work links the core elements of working with youth who have experienced trauma and our roles as helpers and as a community."

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Welcome Spring!

Spring arrived at Laraway with a blast of snow.  We've cleared paths and are savoring the "white stuff" knowing it will soon yield to green fields and gardens.  Staff and kids are taking full advantage---creating super speedy sledding routes on the hill outside our classrooms.  At Laraway, the learning continues---indoors and out.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Laraway Launches New Website

After careful research and discussion with staff, kids, volunteers and community members, Laraway Youth & Family Services is delighted to launch its new website!