Seen 'n Heard - Jan
2002 Issue (page 1).
ASCENT’S CLIMBING TOWER BUILDS TRUST AT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL
(November 8, 2001) Gina Fitch, teacher at Boundary County Alternative School, was quoted in the Bonners Ferry Herald
after their teachers and students visited Ascent, Naples, Idaho, 208-267-5711,
to work on team building activities. She marveled at the “dramatic change in the way students interacted with each other and those
around them”. One student remarked: “this trip helped out the whole school.”
SARATOGA SPRINGS NOW HAS ONE STAFF FOR FOUR GIRLS
(November 9, 2001) Mark Frechem, LPC, Administrator, Saratoga Springs Academy, and Dustin Tibbitts, Administrator,
New Haven, Provo, Utah, 801-794-1218, 800-484-2314, described Saratoga Springs
as an “intensive, individualized, transitional experience for families,” that incorporates family Systems Theory. They now have a
ratio of 1 staff to 4 girls at Saratoga, similar to New Haven’s model, to facilitate a good transitional environment. As a result,
Saratoga has also increased their tuition.
MONA TREADWAY APPOINTED TO OREGON GOVENOR’S OUTDOOR YOUTH BOARD
(November 20, 2001) Dragonfly Adventures, 541-850-0841,
an adventure education based therapeutic program, proudly announced that co-owner/field director Mona Treadway was confirmed by the
full Senate and appointed to the Oregon Governors Outdoor Youth Advisory Board. The Board was established this year and tasked with
creating legislation and administrative rules to regulate therapeutic wilderness programs in the State of Oregon.
SPRINGFIELD, MAINE CONSIDERED NEW HORIZON’S HOME
(November 26, 2001) Audrey Peavey, Admissions Director for New Horizons
Wilderness Program, 800-916-9755, informed Woodbury Reports that they consider Springfield, Maine, to be their location town,
which is also the location of their field house and base camp.
TEMAGAMI WILDERNESS CENTRE INCREASES ENROLLMENT
(November 28, 2001) Temagami Wilderness Center, “A World Renowned
Outdoor Education and Recreation Facility”, in Burlington, Ontario, 905-632-9458, reports they have 16 students at the Academy, and
have opened a satellite school at Blue Demon Lodge, with additional four students as of January. They had five enrollments in the
Youth Challenge Program in November. The students’ average grade, determined
by the Independent Learning Centre in Toronto, was 83%, “impressive considering most had either quit or had been expelled from their
ROBERT PRATT WHITNEY BEGINS WITH PRIVATE PRACTICE
(December, 2001) Robert Pratt Whitney, ACSW/CISW, Apache Junction, Arizona, 480-982-2356, formerly with the Anasazi
Foundation, is pleased to announced the establishment of an outpatient private practice in counseling. He specializes in individual,
couple and family counseling to both youth and adults, working with mood disorders, situational life adjustments and gender identity,
offering consultations in Ecclesiastical, addiction and other issues.
PROVO CANYON GRADUATES LARGEST CLASS IN ITS 30 YEAR HISTORY
(December 3, 2001) Denise Westman, Regional Director of Business Development, Provo
Canyon School, a residential treatment center in Provo, Utah, 619-588-7499, reported they had their largest graduation class in
their 30-year history and are anticipating a very large turnover of students as of December 21st. They are also pleased that Court
Hansen has joined their admissions team. He has previously been a counselor at the school since April 2000.