Seen 'n Heard - Oct,
1996 Issue (page 2).
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TEEN CHALLENGE, LOUISIANA, OPENS ADDITIONAL HOME:
Joe Akins, Teen Challenge for Girls, Shreveport, LA, 318-425-8336, announced their continued growth by opening an additional
home. This brings their capacity to 23 girls, ages 13-17.
NEW INTERIM HEADMASTER AT HAMPSHIRE COUNTRY SCHOOL:
William Dickerman, of Hampshire Country School, in Rindge, New Hampshire, 603-899-3325, is presently serving as their interim Headmaster.
Bill, who has been Admissions Director for the school for more than 20 years, says it looks like he is set up to be a long-term interim
Director. He says this because the school is not currently searching for a new Director, and so far the school year is going pretty
smooth, with being very close to full at 24 students. It seems everyone but Bill thinks he is in the running for permanent Headmaster.
ASPEN, SOUTH CAROLINA, HIRING STAFF:
Aspen Youth Alternatives of South Carolina is seeking experienced wilderness staff for a 24 slot wilderness based program for adjudicated
females ages 14 through 18. This innovative program will combine experiential outdoor programming with traditional therapies and will
have a strong emphasis on gender specific issues. For more information, call Larry Stednitz at 406-443-8579. Resumes may be sent to
Larry at 428 Holter, Helena, Montana, 59601.
BARBARA BUSH TO BE FEATURED AT ANASAZI FUNDRAISER: Former
First Lady Barbara Bush will be featured at Anasazi Foundation’s Third Annual Scholarship Dinner. This is in celebration of “family,
faith and friends,” and to raise money to provide financial assistance to parents with little or no resources. The event is Friday
evening on November 1, 1996 at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, contact Anasazi Foundation at 602-892-7403
in Mesa, Arizona.
SEPARATION OF SCHOOL AND STATE ALLIANCE CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON D.C.:
The second annual conference of the Separation of School and State Alliance will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Arlington, Virginia
from Sunday November 24 to 26. The Alliance is a grassroots non-profit organization with a mission of informing American “how education
can be improved — especially for the poor — by the full separation of school and state.” 70,000 fliers are being sent out and speakers
include John Taylor Gatto, 1991 New York State Teacher of the Year and author of DUMBING US DOWN and THE EXHAUSTED SCHOOL, Peter Breggin,
on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Department of Counseling, speaking on “Drugging Children for Peace and Quiet: ADD &
Ritalin Reconsidered,” a panel on “How to Help ADD Children’ without Drugs,” M. Stanton Evans, Director of the National Journalism
Center and Chairman of the Education and Research Institute, Tony Snow, national syndicated columnist, and Joseph Sobran, national
syndicated columnist. For Information call 209-292-1776 or check the Web at http://www.sepschool.org.
SUBCONSCIOUS MAY NOT BE AS POWERFUL AS FREUD BELIEVED:
USA TODAY, on September 19, 1996, http://www.usatoday.com/news/nds37.htm, reported the results of new research by University of Washington
psychology professor Anthony Greenwald, which will be published shortly in the journal SCIENCE. Greenwald stated “The mind, when it’s
operating unconsciously, is not nearly so smart as Freud and other psychoanalysts would have us believe.... That’s important because
theories of how the mind operates unconsciously are used in devising psychotherapies.... As we change our concept of how much the
mind can accomplish unconsciously, we change our mind about what should work inside the therapy.... We have yet to demonstrate that
any of these effects have a duration beyond a tenth of a second.” The research, which has been duplicated by Purdue University psychology
professor Eliot Smith, has potential implications not only for assumptions of psychoanalysis, but also has implications for fears
that advertisements are unduly influencing consumers through “subliminal messages.”
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