For struggling students, success is often an elusive dream and failure a painful reality. Lakeside’s brain-based, trauma-informed approach to serving young people alters that reality. When students perceive themselves as failures, they can react by withdrawing or acting out. Lakeside offers another option, one that leads to success today and in the future. Our therapeutic schools and services identify and address not only behaviors but also the real reasons students struggle and fail. We don’t ask, “What’s wrong with you?” The question is more often, “What happened to you?” Lakeside students learn successfully to take on the challenges they face. Our students realize hope and the possibility of altering and redefining the rest of their lives.
Based on over 40 years of experience supporting thousands of students in our therapeutic schools and services, Lakeside also trains professionals across the country and around the world in the brain-based, trauma-informed approach we use. This unique training not only focuses on trauma’s impact on the brain but also provides practical interventions and strategies that can help bring growth and healing to impacted areas of the brain. Lakeside offers a variety of options and packages and will tailor staff development to meet the specific needs of schools and organizations.