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1997 Issue (page 1)
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ASCENT RECEIVES IDAHO OUTFITTERS AND GUIDE LICENSE
ASCENT, CEDU’s six-week outdoor intervention program in North Idaho, 208-267-3626, was awarded an Idaho Outfitters and Guide License
under a new classification, Institutional Outfitter, in April 1996. Idaho is the only state with a special board to review people
and businesses offering back-country activities to clients. It is tightly controlled in Idaho, and the license is not easy to get
nor to keep.
NEW ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR AT THREE SPRINGS, TENNESSEE
The new Admissions Director at Three Springs in Centerville, Tennessee, 615-729-5040, is Connie Cochran. Connie was a member of the
Assessment Care and Coordination Team (ACCT) in Nashville, Tennessee, Davidson County. She replaces David Stephenson, M.S. who has
been promoted to Regional Marketing Director, encompassing programs in North Carolina and Tennessee. David can be reached at the Nashville
office, 615- 662-0140, when he is not at the program locations.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH INSTITUTE NEW CHAIRMAN/CEO
Lieutenant General Thad A. Wolfe, USAF (retired) has been appointed the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Youth
Institute, a new organization whose mission is to “empower youth development professionals by equipping them with the skills they
need to help transform America’s ‘at- risk’ youth into self-reliant, responsible and productive members of society.” The organization
is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and their Director of Marketing is Geoffrey Merrill, 800-268-0501.
ASPEN RANCH EXPANDS AND ACCREDITED AS A SCHOOL
Aspen Ranch, 800-283-8334, in Loa, Utah, currently has 29 students. They have brought
in two cottages at the bottom of the hill which brings their capacity to 40 students. They have also been accredited by the Northwest
Association of Schools and Colleges, so Aspen Ranch can now issue Aspen Ranch High School credits. Their first graduation was held
on Friday, December 20, 1996 for two students.
KIDS INC. ASKED TO HELP SET-UP EVENTS
Steve Kramer, Director of Kids Inc., 509-448-2290, a home for teen-age boys in Spokane, Washington, reports they will be helping the
set-up for Spokane’s annual Hoopfest in 1997 which anticipates 3,900 3 -on- 3 basketball teams participating. Kids Inc. has also been
asked by the fair board to provide ground assistance for the Moran Fair for their 48th year. Kramer observes these are a routine part
of their community service.
APPLIED ECOPSYCHOLOGY REPORT ON WEB
Found at http://www.pacificrim.net/%7Enature/recovery.html, is a report by Michael J. Cohen, Ed.D. and Kurtland Davies, M.A. titled
Reconnecting with Nature: Educational self-esteem activities for reducing drug use and irresponsible relationships in students at
risk. This study concludes/shows that “at-risk” behaviors are at least partly due to teens being disconnected from the natural world,
and they feel better about themselves when they reconnect with nature “through direct sensory attraction relationships.” This reports
on the results of taking groups of teens who are “chemically dependent, in grief, unwed mothers, violent, harboring food disorders,
apathetic....” from around Vancouver, Washington, and putting them through “nature connecting activity.” It says, “the right touch
of nature works magic.” Part of the credit for success is given to Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions in providing the
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