Seen 'n Heard - Jul,
2000 Issue (page 3)
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DENNIS CROWELL RESIGNS
(June 21, 2000) Dennis Crowell, Founder and Director of NorthStar Center, Bend, Oregon, 541-385-8657, a transition
program for young people ages 18 and older, announced his resignation as Executive Director effective July 28th, 2000. NorthStar Center
was bought by Aspen Youth Services about two years ago and has begun the process of finding a new Executive Director.
PARADISE COVE WITHDRAWS FROM WWASP
(June 22, 2000) As of June 1, 2000 Paradise Cove is no longer a WWASP Program. The owners have decided to work as a
short-term program for boys, which serves a different niche than the WWASP Programs that are long term residential programs. Paradise
Cove has been part of the controversy involving behavioral and off-shore programs, that has plagued all the WWASP/Teen Help programs
during the past few years.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL AWARD
(June 23, 2000) Emanuel Pariser, Director of The Community
School, in Camden, Maine, 207-236-3000, email@example.com, announced
they have received the outstanding rural program award from the National Rural Institute on Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
KING GEORGE STAFF TO STAY
(June 26, 2000) In a Press Release, Admissions Director Rebecca Plona, King
George School, Sutton Vermont, 978-922-3388, announced the Brown Schools, headquartered in Austin, Texas, and owner of King George
School, had not accepted the resignations of Linda Houghton, Rebecca Plona, Jane Hamilton and Nathan Boston, which had been submitted
a few days before. The release asserted all issues had been resolved to the satisfaction of everyone involved. It also stated that
Linda Houghton will stay on as head of the school, while beginning to shift her emphasis to the Institute of Emotional Growth, training
people to become emotional growth educators. A transition will be made to find a successor to the role of CEO of North American Boarding
Schools over the next three to four months, a position Houghton has held since the founding of King George School and the North American
Boarding Schools as a division of Brown Schools.
ROYAL HAVEN FOUNDERS FACE MORE CHARGES
(June 26, 2000) The Oregon Nugget News, reported Steve &
Karen Gage, Founders of Royal Haven, a residential home for at-risk girls, were arraigned on 22 additional counts of sex abuse and
criminal mistreatment, bringing the total charges to 67.
TEACHERS WANT CHOICES TOO
(June 26, 2000) Senn Brown, 608-238-7491, firstname.lastname@example.org, a member of the Association
of Educators in Private Practice (AEPP) and Project Director of Teachers Want Choices Too announced a meeting in October for educators
and policy leaders at the Johnson Foundation’s Wingspread conference center, when they will act on a Teachers Want Choices Too policy
statement and a strategic plan.
CONNIE COCHRAN TO LEAVE
(June 26, 2000) Connie Cochran, Director of Admissions for Three
Springs of Duck River and LEAPS, Centerville, Tennessee, 931-729-5040, announced she will be marrying on June 30th and both of
them have accepted a ministry position to work with youth and families in LaCygne, Kansas. Rob Moore will be taking over as Director
of Admissions. Moore has been with Three Springs for the past five years. Brenda Lampley will be staying on as Assistant in the Admissions
office. As Cochran said in her announcement, “I am saddened to say “Goodbye” but I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you. Thank
you again for all of your support and assistance in working with these children and their families.”
(June 26, 2000) The Association of Educators in Private Practice (AEPP) will have its annual conference in Detroit,
Michigan, July 27-29, 2000. The conference and the Association has a mission of promoting education reform through entrepreneurship,
which includes tutors, learning centers, education investors, charter schools, trainers, consultants and any other person interested
in fostering education reform. Conference sessions will cover a variety of education approaches including a session on Emotional Growth
and Therapeutic Schools and Programs led by Educational Consultant Lon Woodbury and participants Rob Spear owner of Deliberate Directions
in Sandpoint, Idaho, and Pat Johnson, admissions for Excel Academy in Houston, Texas. Elliot Sainer, of Aspen Youth Services in California,
will lead another session, with participants Sue Crowell, of SUWS in Idaho, and Keith Russell, of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Research
Cooperative, Idaho. Other sessions include Trends in the Education Market, Online Tutoring, Education Management Services, Community-based
Education Service Companies, and School Financial and Performance Measures. More information can be obtained from Ex. Dir. Chris Yelich,
800-252-3280, email@example.com, or www.aepp.org.
STRUGGLINGTEENS.COM IN WALL STREET JOURNAL
(June 28, 2000) Strugglingteens.com was referred to in the Work & Family column written by Sue Shellenbarger for
the Wall Street Journal, p. B1. Titled “Parents of Teenagers Demand, and Get, More Outside Support,” the column discussed the trend
of parents to ask for and get support from other parents when they have rebellious teens. One of the resources she found parents were
turning to was Woodbury Reports’ web site and included interviews of parents who had
obtained information and support on the site's internet discussion board. The day the
column appeared, the total visits to strugglingteens.com reached more than 2200 visits, almost 700 visits in one day higher than the
SEMESTER BACK WITH ALLDREDGE ACADEMY
(June 30, 2000) Glen Bender, admissions for Alldredge Academy, Davis, West Virginia, 877-253- 7334, announced that
their 60-day Semester Back Program’s next enrollment will be July 11th, which will allow students to complete the program in time
to begin the fall semester. The Semester Back program contains components of the Wilderness, Village and Family Workshop.
ANDREA FULLER LEAVES CRATER LAKE
(June 30, 2000) Director Andrea Fuller announced that she has accepted an exciting international opportunity that necessitates
leaving Crater Lake School. Steve Long, who has worked with the program for a number of years will be the new director, and is looking
for a second licensed therapist and a second accredited teacher.
DAN KRABACHER BECOMES NEW CEDU PRESIDENT AND CEO
(June 6, 2000) CEDU announced Dan Krabacher has joined CEDU Family of Services as president and CEO. Current interim
president and CEO, Ann Knopf will become vice president of marketing and development for The Brown Schools Education Services Group.
Krabacher is past director of program operations for Pacific Crest Outward Bound, where he operated five programs, delivering courses
to 2,200 students annually and supervised 284 staff. In 1998 he received the Joshua Miner (Kurt Hahn) Award, for delivering exceptional
challenge and growth experiences to thousands in Outward Bound programs nationwide.
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