As an independent non-profit organization, Lakeside’s multiple therapeutic schools and programs assist children, teens and families. The organization also trains and develops service professionals in trauma-informed care, therapeutic education, early childhood education, anger and violence prevention, and trauma-informed systems for institutions, municipalities, agencies, associations and corporations.
Founded in 1960, Lakeside began its mission by assisting at-risk and inner-city youth and has grown from empowering vulnerable young people to training professionals and others who serve in therapeutic, educational, and relational venues, including not-for-profit and for-profit human service agencies, schools and businesses.
For the past 60 years, Lakeside’s four schools have offered students the opportunity to experience academic, emotional, social, and behavioral success. Each school provides students a therapeutic learning experience with an approach that balances both support and nurture. Small classes, intensive counseling, individualized planning and partnerships with parents are key elements of each.
The staff of Lakeside’s schools recognize that before students can engage in effective, meaningful learning, their brains and emotions need to be regulated and they need connections in positive relationships. At Lakeside, they help students regulate, relate, and reason which leads to success.
The objective for all the students is to achieve their goals and transition to the next steps in their lives – return to their home school, graduate, begin a vocation, attend college, or enter the military.
Lakeside also provides In-School Counselors to 18 different school districts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania as essential support to students with behavioral health or special education needs. The services they provide have proven to be an invaluable resource as both a prevention strategy for students at risk of being out-placed, intervention, or as a component of transition for students returning to public school from an alternative, mental health or juvenile justice placement.
As an independent non-profit organization, Lakeside’s multiple therapeutic schools and programs assist children, teens and families. The organization also trains and develops service professionals in trauma-informed care…