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Seen 'n Heard - Aug, 2000 Issue (page 2)

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(July 12, 2000) William E. Lopez, founder of Adolescent Guidance Services, a transport firm, announced he has established an additional office in Redding, California at 1510 Hartnell Ave., Suite B., zip 96002, office phone 530-221-5680.

(July 15, 2000) The Berkshire Eagle reported “After a seven-day trial, a Berkshire Superior Court jury needed about two hours of deliberations yesterday to acquit two DeSisto School employees accused of misconduct in their care of a former student who was hospitalized with a serious injury. The trial resulted from an incident on September 20, 1998 when a student was “hospitalized with stroke-like symptoms caused by a toxic level of lithium in her blood.” The comments of one of the jury was “We really didn’t think the right two people were on trial…. We didn’t think [the school employees] acted recklessly.”

(July 16, 2000) Will White, Vice-chair of the TAPG, a division of the Association for Experiential Education, Jackson, New Hampshire, wwhite@landmarknet.net, 207-697-2020, announced several workshops to be held at the TAPG Preconference in Phoenix, Arizona October 31 and November 1, 2000. Included are sessions conducted by Gary Ferguson, author of “Shouting at the Sky,” Rob Cooley and Paul Smith, founders of the Catherine Freer Wilderness Programs, and Keith Russell of the Wilderness Research Center of the University of Idaho.

(July 19, 2000) John Padgett passed away this evening in Seattle after a long battle against Cancer. John, along with his wife Marci, were early pioneers in developing the concept of Emotional Growth Schools at the CEDU School in southern California in the late sixties to the early eighties. This concept evolved out of the recognition that the medical model of diagnosing and curing in vogue at the time was not effective with the many children who had no pathology but simply were unable to function at an age appropriate level of maturity. He left CEDU in 1984 and became a key person in developing Cascade School in northern California, later founding Amity School in Italy in 1985, where he worked for about ten years. John returned to Bend, Oregon about five years ago, to work as a consultant to help exploding number of new start-up Emotional Growth schools and programs throughout the country. Survived by his wife Marci, and his many friends and co-workers who shared his vision of developing better ways of helping children, his passing marks the end of an era for those of us who had the benefit of knowing him. A memorial service will be held in Bend, Oregon on August 12, 2000 at 10:00 AM at Nativity Lutheran Church.

(July 19, 2000) Darrel McOmber, founder of Bridges Academy, and Larry Solie, the Executive Director, Bend, Oregon, 888-283-7362, bridges@coinet.com, stopped by in between tours of the CEDU Schools here in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Solie started with Bridges Academy about five months ago and has been devoting his time to organizing and re-forming the school’s program.

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