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Seen 'n Heard - Jun, 2000 Issue (page 1).

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(April 2000) Rob Cooley, founder and Program Head of Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions, Albany, Oregon, 541-926-7252, info@cfreer.com, was published in the International Journal of Wilderness, April 2000, Volume 6, Number 1, an article entitled “How Big Is the Risk in Wilderness Treatment of Adolescents?” This peer-reviewed scholarly journal reported Cooley’s conclusions that were based on his analysis of statistics from Anasazi, Aspen Achievement Academy, Red Cliff Ascent, and Catherine Freer’s short-term wilderness programs. He concluded that the risk in these four popular wilderness programs is “about on a par with cross-country skiing; a little safer than canoeing; somewhat less risky than going on a summer adventure camp for adolescents; half as risky as overnight backpacking in general; considerably safer than downhill skiing; about 18 times less likely to result in injury than are high school football practices and cheerleading; and less than half as risky for fatal accidents as motor vehicles are for 15 to 19 year olds.”

(April 18, 2000) Dan Kemp, Director of Admissions at Oakley School, Oakley, Utah, 435-783-5001, and W. Kimball DeLaMare, with Island View, Syracuse, Utah, 801-773-0200, (under the same ownership as Oakley School) stopped by Woodbury Reports on a Northwest tour of schools.

(April 21, 2000) Tim & Kathleen Brace stopped by Woodbury Reports while visiting old haunts and old friends made when Tim was headmaster of Rocky Mountain Academy in the eighties. Later he moved to California to be headmaster at CEDU High School. Tim has recently left Aspen Youth Services where he was headmaster of Mount Bachelor Academy in Oregon, one of the founders of Swift River Academy, and Director of Educational Services for the whole Aspen system. They will be vacationing for a time in Greece where Tim was stationed while in the Navy. Then they’ll return to consider the various offers that started coming his way as soon as it became known he was available.

(May 2000) In their May newsletter, SUWS Adolescent & Youth Programs, Gooding, Idaho, 888-879-7897, announced former Field Supervisor Wendy Kohntopp has joined the staff as Clinical Supervisor, and local psychologist Jon H. Burke has joined the staff as Program Psychologist. Ex. Dir. Sue Crowell, stated “While SUWS has proven highly successful in its use of nonclinical personnel as counselors within the nontraditional structure of its outdoor programs, having licensed professionals on staff and available to parents, children, and consultants will serve to increase the depth of SUWS’s therapeutic offerings, making us that much more effective.” SUWS is also planning “to offer Adolescent Program graduates the opportunity to serve as mentors for its younger students (ages 11-13).

(April 25, 2000) Mildy McDaniel, stopped by Woodbury Reports when she visited Bonners Ferry while doing marketing for Intermountain Hospital, Boise, Idaho, 800-321-5984, and touring schools and other possible referral resources in this area.

(May 2000) Meg Chun and Renee Sinclair announced the creation of Sun Educational Consultants, Bend, Oregon, 541-318-5402, mchun@sun-ed.com, and rsin@sun-ed.com. Both Meg and Renee are specialists in special education, having taught in this area for 14 years. They consider themselves special needs educational consultants with a focus of providing “individual attention to students and families to help meet the needs of students who are having learning and/or behavioral problems.

(May 1, 2000) Chip Huge, Admissions Director for NorthStar Center, Bend, Oregon, 541-385- 8657, a program for young people 17½ to 25, announced Bill Riley as the Center’s new Program Director. Riley has had more than 20 years working with youth in Montana focusing “on alcohol and drug problems and other emotional and behavioral issues. He trained in the wilderness with Colorado’s Outward Bound, and immediately prior to joining NorthStar, he “was teaching a certification course for drug and alcohol counselors in how to work with addicted youth at Central Oregon Community College.”

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