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

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(June 14, 2000) William Twonbly, Marketing Director for the Catherine Freer family of programs. Albany, Oregon, 541-926-7252, announced the “Catherine Freer family of programs has been awarded Provisional Accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).”

(July 2, 2000) Jacquelyn Mitchard, writing for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online, in an article entitled “Call of the wild brings son home” presented an insightful article on short term wilderness programs, especially Soltreks, Duluth, Minnesota, 218-525-5803, soltreks@computerpro.com, to which she had sent her son when she realized “he was at risk, of destroying his future and the happiness of our whole family. He went because we were so locked in love and combat there was nowhere else to turn.”

(July 5, 2000) Sharon Bitz, Executive Director of Mount Bachelor Academy, Prineville, Oregon, 800-462- 3404, www.mtba.com, announced Jo Dee Welty has been promoted to be the new Director of Admissions, replacing Genelle Boeggeman who “has moved to Redding, California to be near her family.” MBA is currently looking for additional Admissions personnel. Welty has been assisting in admissions at MBA for about ten years.

(July 10, 2000) The Eduventures.com Daily Newswire, featured Aspen Youth Services in their daily newswire Issue #50. The article estimated about $58 billion is spent each year in the US “providing services to children who are troubled or who have special needs.” However, barely 5 %, or $3 billion, is provided by the private sector. Since 1994 juvenile crime has been falling, that opens money and resources “to treating juvenile problems before they became manifest in criminal behavior.” Aspen Youth Services was used as an example of a company that is getting posed to take advantage of this demographic shift. Elliot Sainer, CEO and President of Aspen Youth Services was quoted as saying “I define at-risk children as a broad spectrum of youths who are at risk of not leading productive lives.” Aspen’s strongest growth is in the area of special education schools. He estimates revenues in 2000 will reach $55 million, a 40 percent growth over 1999, a combination of acquisitions and “same-store.” It also reports about 55 percent of their total revenues are “private-pay.”

(July 12, 2000). The following announcement was run in the Boundary County section of the North Idaho Internet newspaper Ruralnorthwest.com. “Dan Krabacher has been named president and chief executive officer of CEDU Family of Services, which operates several programs for troubled teens in Boundary County, including Rocky Mountain Academy, Northwest Academy and Ascent Schools. He replaces interim CEO Rae Ann Knopf. One of the first challenges facing Krabacher is resolving an appeal filed by Northwest Academy and Ascent Schools on a variance granted June 22 by the Planning and Zoning Commission, which would require the construction of a private access road to the schools by November 1 to reduce traffic on County Road 12.

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