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Seen 'n Heard - Jun, 1999 Issue (page 1).

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(March 1999) Frank Sopper, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment at Landmark College, Putney, Vermont, 802-387-6762, ctl@landmarkcollege.org, announced a series of workshops in Putney, Vermont, Louisburg, North Carolina, and Atherton, California titled “Successful teaching strategies for students with learning disabilities and ADHD.” The Wall Street Journal said of them May 27, 1998, “No College knows the business of teaching students with learning disabilities better than Landmark College.”

(May 1999) Youth Today, the Newspaper on Youth Work, Washington D.C., 202-785-0764, with a circulation of about 65,000 child care workers (mostly in the public sector), in the May issue featured on the front page the first of a two part series entitled, “Emotional Growth Programs ‘Save’ Teens, Stir Fears.” Written by Martha Shirk, from San Jose, California, the sub-title is “A growing youth service sector promises to turn around troubled teens, while raising questions of abuse.” The first article is a good survey of the industry, its history in a nutshell, and some of the objectives, concerns and issues this industry is facing.

(May 5, 1999) Lori Armbruster, Director Consultant Relations for CEDU Family of Services, Sandpoint, Idaho, 800-990-2338, loria@cedu.com, announced several changes and new programs at the Idaho CEDU Schools. A Transition Program is being started for students 18 years old and older, which will be located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. All CEDU campuses will be holding core classes in the morning, based on the research “that optimal learning and retention occurs in morning classes.” The CEDU’s Financial Aid office reported that $1,169,875 was granted in scholarships to families in 1998. The CEDU Alumni parents have established a Friends of CEDU Foundation to provide financial support to help students complete their CEDU education. Northwest Academy now has their own Academic Director in Debra Porter. And, Ascent will be holding a Consultant Adventure Retreat in August.

(May 6, 1999) Gary Shaw, Director of the Berkshire Center, Lee, Massachusetts, 413-243-2576, a program for young adults with LD, announced their summer program will run from May 30 to July 30th. The purpose is to introduce new Berkshire students to the program and the community, and to “provide all Berkshire Center students with summer classes, internships and a taste of the vast bastion of Berkshire cultural life.”

(May 7, 1999) Dixie College, St. George, Utah, 435-652-7500, a two year college in southern Utah, awarded Robert Browning Lichfield the school’s Distinguished Citizens award at the school’s graduation ceremony. Bob Lichfield and his wife founded Cross Creek Manor, a Residential Treatment Program for girls in St. George, Utah, twelve years ago. He has been a key figure in its expansion into seven schools under the umbrella of the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs (WWASP), with about 1,000 students.

(May 7, 1999) Jared Balmer, Ex. Dir. Of Island View RTC, Syracuse, Utah, 801-773-0200 announced recent growth has created a need for centralized marketing and referral development, and has named Laura McBride (known internally as “McFly”) as Coordinating Director of Professional Relations and Referral Development. She will be reporting directly to Jared Balmer and will handle referral development, professional relations, coordination of parent workshops/meetings, and some admissions for both schools. Kari Jacobsen will continue as Assistant Director of Admissions at Island View and Dan Kemp will continue as the Director of Admissions for The Oakley School. Also, Balmer announced Isaac Phillips has been appointed Director of Student Life at The Oakley School. Phillips had previously been Director of Residential Living at Island View, and Kim Hill will take over that position.

(May 8, 1999) Pam Nielson, Cedar Ridge RTC, Roosevelt, Utah, 435-353-4498, reports their licensing has been increased from 24 to 35 beds. They have also designated a separate case manager for the boys. Christine Haggerty will be the case manager for the boys, and Amber Yoder will be the case manager for the girls.

(May 8, 1999) Karr Farnsworth , Director of Cross Creek Manor, La Verkin, Utah, 800-818-6228, says they are about to move all the girls out of the Manor building and into the expanded academic building. The Manor building itself will be used by the Red Rocks Springs facility, a boys assessment program.

(May 9, 1999) Kathi Fitzherbert, Admissions for Devereux Glenholme, Washington, Connecticut, 203-868-7377, reported plans for a Gala Garden Party, June 5, 1999, to celebrate their 30 years of service to “children in Washington, CT.” Also, the new Drama and Arts Curriculum is in full swing, and the school has launched their Tender Learning Care program by moving their 20 children ages five to nine into a new cottage with its own educational curriculum.

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