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Seen 'n Heard - Dec, 1996 Issue (page 1).

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Brian O’Donnell, owner of Shamrock Educational Alternative, in Newman Lake, Washington, 509-226- 3662, reports that of the last ten enrollments, seven of them came to Shamrock through Woodbury Reports publications. And, of those seven, two parents first heard about Shamrock through the link on the Woodbury Reports homepage. Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions, headquartered in Albany, Oregon, 541-926-7252, reports enrollments are starting to come from their homepage which is administered by Woodbury Reports with a front page link from Woodbury Reports to the Catherine Freer homepage. In addition, NorthStar Center, in Bend, Oregon, 541-385-8657, reports a recent enrollment that came from a California professional who first learned about the emotional growth network from the Woodbury Reports homepage, and was then referred on to NorthStar. 

Dorian Camille Buie- Jennings, a 5 lbs, 13 oz. girl, was born to Catherine Buie- Jennings and Keith Jennings on August 31, 1996. Catherine is the Director and Founder of the Stone Mountain School in Black Mountain, North Carolina, 704-669-8639. Stone Mountain School is fairly new as a school, just transitioning to private placement from State Contracts. (See Visit Report in Woodbury Reports #41, August 1996). Congratulations to mother, daughter and father! It seems there is no shortage of staff available to hold Dorian while Catherine is back at work. 

Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions, Albany, Oregon, 541-926-7252, cfwte@proaxis.com, will be hosting Wilderness First Responder medical training by the Wilderness Medical Institute, in the Portland, Oregon area on March 22-30, 1997. They will also be running a field training session on April 1-6, 1997 for staff and prospective staff, including guides and therapists. This training “will also be open to others seeking an introduction to clinically focused wilderness therapy work.” 

Stephen & Patricia Whitehurst, Founders and directors of Mountain Valley Country Home Youth Services, announced several new services along with a new address and phone number. They have been operating a transitional home for adolescent girls, and have just moved to a 25 acre ranch near Mitchell, in central Oregon. They are now offering Specialized Female Transport nationally, including to other programs, and a secured short term holding to provide a safe place for the child waiting for placement in another program. Their new address is PO Box 125, Mitchell, Oregon, 97750, and their 24-hour hotline is 1-541-462-3770. E-Mail is mvch@bendnet.com

Wes McNeil has started as the new Wilderness Director for NorthStar Center, in Bend, Oregon, 541-385-1370, a program for young people ages 18 and older. Wes has had years of wilderness experience including several years with Outward Bound. He is replacing Lance Christensen who has moved to the Methow Valley in central Washington State who is looking to start a business training people in wilderness skills. 

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