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Seen 'n Heard - Jun, 1996 Issue (page 2).

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Dave Pitkin, Director of Skyland Ranch in Gold Bar, Washington, a residential program for young people ages 18 and above, announced a summer camp for boys ages 14 and above. They have built a Native American village on the ranch and the campers will be housed in Tipis with staff members assigned to each lodge. Scheduled is a full range of outdoors activities along with a therapeutic program. Dave can be contacted at 360-793-0486 or papitkin@aol.com

Provo Canyon School, a long time successful residential adolescent treatment facility in Utah, offers an opportunity in Northern California for a professional with expertise in adolescent treatment. The person hired will be involved in business development/growth in the Northern California area, including strategizing referral/payer development, utilizing local resources to maximize referrals and contracts and overseeing staff, budget and contracted services. To qualify, a person must have a Bachelor's Degree in marketing, Business Administration or a related field or equivalent; 2 plus years outside sales experience, preferably in health care, and knowledge of third-party payer reimbursement. Professional sales training and a clinical background would be helpful. Contact Judy Thaxton, Director Business Development, Provo Canyon School, PO Box 1441, Provo, Utah 84603. 

Brian Vaughn, a professor at Auburn University, stated at the Feb. 1995 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science that an infant forms the strongest bonds in the first six months of life -- after which the trauma of changing caregivers increases with age. "The longer after this first six months, the more upsetting this transfer of caregivers will be to the child." His research also shows that the parent-child attachment can be equally strong in biological and adoptive families. 

Joey Dusina, President of Guiding Hands, a transport service located in North Salt Lake, Utah announces they have staff locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, Southern California, Northern California and Las Vegas, Nevada They can be contacted at 800-591-4263. 

Nancy Mutnick, a parent of a student at The DeSistoSchool in Mass. 212-866-5755, told me of a parent meeting at the DeSisto School in response to accusations against the school by some disgruntled parents. With two weeks notice, 80 parents (the school has an enrollment of 76) showed up at the school, from 13 states including two families from Texas. This group of parents were angry by the attack on the school and took the initiative to inform the local community, state and local agencies, and interested professionals of the intense support the parents had for the school and its program.

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