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Seen 'n Heard - Apr  2001 Issue (page 3)

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(March 26, 2001) USA Today, in an article titled “Parental intervention advised,” featured Wilderness Quest, Monticello, Utah, 435-587-2801, http://www.wildernessquest.com, as an example of a resource for a truly desperate parent. Director and Founder Larry Wells was quoted as saying “the pathology of the kids we see now is much bigger and more dangerous…. They’re fearful of school, and the harassment and scapegoating of the weaker kids. There just seems to be a lot more pressure. In their world, there’s not much fun. It’s not like adolescence is a time to experiment and grow up anymore.”

(March 27, 2001) Troy Bird, Director, announced they had changed their name from High Peaks Young Adult Program to Mountain Crest Young Adult Program. For more information call 877-213-3908, or check their web site www.hpwp.net/adulttransition.html.

(March 30, 2001) Caroline Wolf announced the grand opening of New Horizons, an all-female wilderness program based in Orrington, Maine, 207-992-2424, nhwp@earthlink.net. This five to eight week program will open in June of this year. Wolf, who has worked with the CEDU Schools and Second Nature, is working with Jacqueline Danforth, who was associated with Rocky Mountain Academy (A CEDU School). Both were graduates of Emotional Growth schools. They assert this “is the first East Coast all female program of its kind to be located in the healing, rural landscape of Northern Maine. It will be located in Maine at the “Gateway to the North Maine Woods.” Further developments will be announced in Woodbury Reports’ “Places for Struggling Teens” newsletter. 

(March 30, 2001) Dan Ward, and L. Gay Miller, of eastern Montana, 406-357-4104 or 406-357-3614, announced the launching of a 25-day wilderness course. Trips are scheduled monthly. Crisis care prior to an expedition can often be arranged and the expeditions will be limited to four participants who will be accompanied by two staff members. 

(March 30, 2001) Scott Stringam, Site Director, Youthtrack-Utah, 435-723-1799, www.utah- youthtrack.com, announced the program has received accreditation from the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Youthtrack-Utah is a community-based program with 24-hour, staff-secure supervision and intensive clinical intervention. It works with male juvenile sex offenders, offering treatment tracks both for the adolescents whose cognitive functions are at a lower level, as well as sexually aggressive adolescents who function at an average cognitive level. 

(March 31, 2001) Lorri Hanna and Doug Sabo, owners and directors of SolTreks, a short term emotional growth wilderness program in Duluth, Minnesota, 218-525-5803, soltreks@cpinternet.com, http://www.soltreks.com, announced their summer adventures. Programs will run from June 11 to July 20th for boys and June 25 to August 3 for girls. Coed groups will run from July 9 to August 17th. The treks, limited to 6 students each session, include backpacking, biking, and canoe expeditions in the north woods along Lake Superior and in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness area of Minnesota. 

(April 1, 2001) Judy Martin, MA, MFT, California, 415-221-6264, judy@jmartinmft.com, announced her book will be available April 6th. Ordering information can be found at http://www.jmartinmft.com/call.html. This well written book is a page-turner, chronicling her inner life and self discovery as she fights to save her struggling daughter through residential placements, while searching for ways to forge their relationship through the turmoils of growth and change. 

(April 4, 2001) Larry Stednitz of Alternative Youth Adventures, LStednitz@aol.com announced the Spring Rendezvous will be held at the Copper King Inn in Butte, Montana. This Northwest Regional Conference will feature numerous nationally recognized experts in the field of experiential education, wilderness therapy and traditional spiritualism. Although sponsored by MHAM and Alternative Youth Adventures, they are seeking additional sponsors and would appreciate any ideas to help this effort. For further information, contact Stednitz at: LStednitz@aol.com.

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