Seen 'n Heard - Dec,
1996 Issue (page 3).
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ALT. PROGRAMS INFO SYSTEM BEING DEVELOPED
Cindy Flanagan, Administrative Assistant for the National Consortium on Alternatives for Youth at Risk, Inc., 941-378-4793, Sarasota,
Florida, is looking for programs to list in their computer alternative programs system. The purpose is to “help in disseminating information
on programs... to juvenile court judges, educators, counselors, parents, or anyone in need of an alternative program.”
NEW CHAT SOFTWARE ON HOMEPAGE
Woodbury Reports Homepage on the Internet’s World Wide Web, http://www.woodbury.com/, has upgraded it’s software for the chat page,
found in the Coffee and Donuts section. The new software has a menu of titles of messages, and allows responses to specific messages
so a viewer can follow threads of specific conversations, similar to that found on CompuServe, America On Line, and Internet News
groups. Postings by early November include contributions by Archie Buie, a key founder of the National Association of Therapeutic
Wilderness Camps, and Kathy Sutton, founder of the wilderness program watchdog group Check em Out.
EXPLORATIONS SUCCESSES OF 1996
Co-Directors Lorne Riddell and Penny James-Riddell of Explorations Inc., of Trout Creek, Montana, 406-827-3863, recently mailed a
summary of their accomplishments and changes during 1996. They hired three new staff: Steve and Jill Fairbank and Kevin Junker. Steve
is their new Director of Wilderness Activities, and comes from seven years as the Director of the Wilderness Treatment Center, a drug
and alcohol treatment center in Marion, Montana. Jill is their Administrative Assistant. Kevin is their new Wilderness Therapist.
By the end of October, Explorations had 60 students go through their Wilderness Assessment Course, and 31 students complete their
Big Sky Summer Program. Explorations also had big successes for their Father & Son and Mother & Daughter trips. These trips
are open to parents of the summer participants. Explorations will also again offer in 1997 a five-week Young Explorers program for
youths ages 10-12. As if this wasn’t enough to keep Lorne and Penny busy, their homebased residential program continued very successfully.
MISSION MT. SCHOOL ACCREDITED BY PNAIS
The Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools, a fully authorized accrediting organization as well as an association of
independent schools in the Pacific Northwest, completed its review in October of Mission Mountain School, in Condon, Montana, 406-754-2580.
It was determined that the academics of Mission Mountain School met basic standards and quality, so Mission Mountain School has been
accepted as a full member of PNAIS as well as being accredited by the organization.
NEW ADMS. DIRECTOR AT CROSS CREEK MANOR
Marie Peart has been named Admissions Director for Cross Creek Manor, a residential treatment school for girls in LaVerkin, Utah,
801-635-2300. She replaces Tammy Prince, who left to start a new program for girls in Arizona. Marie has worked at Teen Help for three
years, an affiliated program.
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