The Adventist HealthCare Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness

For nearly 40 years, our partners at Adventist HealthCare’s The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness have been supporting the growth and success of trauma-impacted children and their families, which is why their research is the foundation upon which noni™ was built.

The Lourie Center’s research-based, research-proven, and relationship-based approaches to practice enable trauma-impacted children—who’ve been excluded from mainstream schools and early childhood programs for behavior-related challenges—to begin to heal from their trauma and transition successfully to traditional school settings.

Reduced

suspension and expulsion rates

Success Rate

The Lourie Center's program impact shows that their approach works with an 80% success rate in transitioning children from their therapeutic nursery program to mainstream school.

Academic Success

75% of caregivers report their children succeeding academically and socially 3 years after transitioning out of care.

Significant Improvement

Significant improvement in children’s social information processing (SIP)

Expert Spotlight:

Meet Our Partners

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Noni Educational Solutions so that programs across the country can benefit from our research and our successful experience in working with trauma-impacted children and their families. If we want children to be able to attend to content learning, if we want them to catch up from all this learning loss, we simply have to provide teachers with tools and support to help children regulate their behavior so they can learn. Working with trauma-impacted children is really hard, and now more than ever, teachers need and deserve our support.”
– Dr. Jimmy Venza

Dr. Jimmy Venza

Executive Director

Dr. Jimmy Venza serves as executive director of The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the social and emotional health of young children and families through prevention, clinical intervention, education, research, and training.

Dr. Anna Curtin

Director, Therapeutic Nursery Program (TNP)

Dr. Curtin develops and implements clinical and administrative policies and procedures for the TNPs, oversees implementation of treatment plans and strategies, and is responsible for recruitment and intake interviews of eligible and appropriate children and their families.

Dr. Diane King-Shaw

Clinical Director, Lourie Center School

Diane Davison King-Shaw is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has focused her career on working with traumatized children. She has worked in residential treatment facilities in Connecticut and Massachusetts, helping children who exhibited physically aggressive and…

Marianela Rodousakis

Assistant Director, Therapeutic Nursery Program (TNP)

Ms. Marianela Rodousakis, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker who serves as Assistant Director for the Lourie Center’s Therapeutic Nursery Program (TNP). Prior to this, she served as the TNP classroom social worker providing integrated education and therapeutic care for four years.

Adventist HealthCare’s The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness

For nearly 40 years, our partners at Adventist HealthCare’s The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness have been supporting the growth and success of trauma-impacted children and their families, which is why their research is the foundation upon which noni™ was built.

The Lourie Center’s research-based, research-proven, and relationship-based approaches to practice enable trauma-impacted children—who’ve been excluded from mainstream schools and early childhood programs for behavior-related challenges—to begin to heal from their trauma and transition successfully to traditional school settings.

Reduced

suspension and expulsion rates

Academic Success

75% of caregivers report their children succeeding academically and socially 3 years after transitioning out of care.

Success Rate

The Lourie Center's program impact shows that their approach works with an 80% success rate in transitioning children from their therapeutic nursery program to mainstream school.

Significant Improvement

Significant improvement in children’s social information processing (SIP)

Expert Spotlight:

Meet Our Partners

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Noni Educational Solutions so that programs across the country can benefit from our research and our successful experience in working with trauma-impacted children and their families. If we want children to be able to attend to content learning, if we want them to catch up from all this learning loss, we simply have to provide teachers with tools and support to help children regulate their behavior so they can learn. Working with trauma-impacted children is really hard, and now more than ever, teachers need and deserve our support.”
– Dr. Jimmy Venza

Dr. Jimmy Venza

Executive Director

Dr. Jimmy Venza serves as executive director of The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the social and emotional health of young children and families through prevention, clinical intervention, education, research, and training.

Dr. Anna Curtin

Director, Therapeutic Nursery Program (TNP)

Dr. Curtin develops and implements clinical and administrative policies and procedures for the TNPs, oversees implementation of treatment plans and strategies, and is responsible for recruitment and intake interviews of eligible and appropriate children and their families.

Dr. Diane King-Shaw

Clinical Director, Lourie Center School

Diane Davison King-Shaw is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has focused her career on working with traumatized children. She has worked in residential treatment facilities in Connecticut and Massachusetts, helping children who exhibited physically aggressive and…

Marianela Rodousakis

Assistant Director, Therapeutic Nursery Program (TNP)

Ms. Marianela Rodousakis, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker who serves as Assistant Director for the Lourie Center’s Therapeutic Nursery Program (TNP). Prior to this, she served as the TNP classroom social worker providing integrated education and therapeutic care for four years.