James brings an amazing background and skill set to this position. His extensive work with clinical programs for at-risk youth will be of great value to us in identifying and recruiting the teens Hanna is best able to serve.
SONOMA, Calif. (PRWEB) March 14, 2018
Hanna Boys Center announced today that James Thompson will become its new director of admissions, starting April 2, 2018. In this pivotal position, Thompson will oversee all the Center’s recruiting and admissions efforts, a critical part of ensuring that Hanna continues to attract and help young people who have endured high levels of adversity and trauma. Mr. Thompson replaces Brad LaBass, who recently left Hanna Boys Center after more than 13 years.
“James brings an amazing background and skill set to this position,” said Hanna CEO Brian Farragher. “His extensive work with clinical programs for at-risk youth will be of great value to us in identifying and recruiting the teens Hanna is best able to serve.”
Prior to coming to Hanna Boys Center, Thompson served in a number of roles at the East Bay Agency for Children in Oakland, Ca., providing counseling to at-risk children and their parents. Before that, he served as a counselor at Longfellow Middle School in Berkeley. Thompson also worked for the San Mateo County Probation Office as a group supervisor. He is a certified trauma-informed care trainer and has presented widely on the topics of trauma and adversity throughout the Bay Area.
About Hanna Boys Center
Since 1945, Hanna Boys Center has changed the lives of thousands of at-risk, motivated youth through faith, education and caring, helping them grow into productive members of society. Hanna exists to help at-risk teens overcome the effects of childhood adversity—to become responsible, productive adults and realize their highest potential. We do this by providing a nurturing and therapeutic residential environment, a tailored educational model, and trained, caring adults who help kids create positive, permanent change in their lives. http://www.hannacenter.org