Seen 'n Heard - Apr, 2002
AUTHOR TEACHER AT CRATER LAKE SCHOOL
(November 14, 2001) McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing chose Delana
Heidrich as author of the month. Heidrich serves as Head Teacher at Crater Lake School, "an emotional-growth boarding
school for teenagers in Sprague River, Oregon…Heidrich writes instructional resource books for elementary and middle school
teachers and their students."
OBSIDIAN TRAILS SETTLEMENT WITH STATE OF
(February 11, 2002) The Attorney General
of the State of Oregon, announced a settlement agreement between Oregon and Obsidian Trails that basically requires
the program to adhere to "rigorous safety standards and to immediately meet new state guidelines for the operation of outdoor
HIKING THE ALPS WITH DAVID DENMAN
(February 21, 2002) David Denman, Sausalito, California, 415-332-1831, an Independent Educational Consultant
whose practice includes, among other things, arranging TIME OUT experiences for students who want something different and a
break from routine school, announced he will be leading a Rite of Passage Challenge for boys age 17 and 18 involving Hiking
the Alps, July 21 to August 3, 2002.
HIDDEN LAKE CHAMPIONSHIP
(March 6, 2002) The Hidden Lake Academy's Lions
basketball team defeated Devereux Academy to win the Atlanta Athletic Conference boys basketball championship. Hidden
Lake Academy is a co-educational therapeutic high school in Dahlonega, Georgia, 800-394-0640,
NEVER DIAL AREA CODE 809
(March 6, 2002) Al Cardoza, owner of West Shield Adolescent Services, Newport Beach, California, 800-899-8585,
firstname.lastname@example.org, notified us that after confirming its accuracy, that the "809" area code is a scam; if
you call it you could be charged more than $2400. It is located in the British Virgin Islands (The Bahamas), thus is not subject
to US law, and is a pay-per-call number similar to "900" numbers in the US.
(March 19, 2002) Russell C. Chamberlain, email@example.com, long
time practitioner in outdoor Adventure Therapy, announced he is creating a practice devoted to adventure therapy in Portland, Oregon.
IDAHO YOUTH RANCH ACCREDITED
(March 20, 2002) Mike Jones, President and CEO of Idaho
Youth Ranch, Boise Idaho, 208-377-2613, announced all eleven of their major service areas have been reaccredited by the Council
On Accreditation for Children and Family Services (COA) for the forth year in a row. "COA accredits more than 1,000 private
and public organizations serving more than 6,000,000 children and families in the US and Canada. The Idaho Youth Ranch served nearly
900 children and families last year through 6 residential programs, including their well-known Ranch near Rupert, as well as
through intensive family service programs in 7 counties, an adoption agency, a special school and more.”
FRANKLIN ACADEMY APPOINTMENTS
(March 22, 2002) The Board of Trustees of Franklin Academy,
East Haddam, Connecticut, 860-873-2700, a boarding and day school "with programs for students with nonverbal learning differences"
announced the appointment of A Frederick Weissbach as Headmaster and Cynthia L. Pope as Director of Admissions.
ZUBERBUHLER FOUNDATION LIAISON
(March 27, 2002) Sherry Thronton, Chief Operating Officer for The Brown Schools announced Jim Zuberbuhler
has been appointed to serve as liaison between the Friends of CEDU Foundation and the CEDU Schools. Zuberbuhler will
work with Chris Schneider, the current Foundation manager. Zuberbuhler has been with CEDU for a year and a half as the Idaho
Executive Director, and will start the transition to the new position April 1, 2002. Thronton also announced Tim Marshall will
continue “on an ongoing basis” as the senior manager for the schools and programs in Idaho. Marshall has been a senior manager for
The Brown Schools for seven years.
DUBOVICH HONORED AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN ACADEMY
(March 27, 2002) Sherry Thornton, Chief Operating Officer of The Brown Schools, reported on a Welcome
Back Ceremony for Mare Dubovich at Rocky Mountain Academy (RMA) in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. RMA is a CEDU School,
which is part of The Brown Schools. Dubovich was welcomed back after a six-month leave of absence for a "life threatening illness."
Dubovich was one of the original staff that moved from CEDU in California to found RMA in 1983, and was instrumental in the development
of the program at RMA, especially the wilderness program. Woodbury Reports Inc. founder, Lon Woodbury, had the privilege
of working with Mare Dubovich during the late 1980s at RMA. Loi Eberle spent many hours with Mare over a ten-year period operating
on a volunteer basis, a private elementary & middle school in town. They both wish her excellent health and a great future.
CORAL REEF ADVENTURES
(April 1, 2002) David Smyth, www.coralreefadventures.com,
801-369-4200, announced a four
week summer camp adventure in Samoa, described as a gateway to self-discovery and life-changing experiences. The student adventures
include sea kayaking, scuba diving, eco tours in the rain forests, water sports, a service project, volcano and lava-field visits,
waterfall jumping, and swimming in secluded spring fed pools.
SUMMIT ACHIEVEMENT ACCEPTED FOR INSURANCE
(April 2, 2002) Chris Mays, Ex. Dir. of Summit
Achievement, Fryeburg, Maine, firstname.lastname@example.org
announced progress in helping parents receive help from their insurance companies by signing an agreement
with Comprehensive Benefits Administrators of Vermont and Employee Benefit Administrators, Inc. of New Hampshire which includes
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance. Summit Achievement has 38 full time staff and enrolled 160 students in 2001. More than 40% of
the enrollees received some form of reimbursement from their insurers. Mays anticipates that this agreement will help more parents.
NEW ASSIGNMENTS FOR WILDERNESS QUEST
(April 3, 2002) Anngela Ritter, Owner and Admissions Director for Wilderness
Quest, a wilderness program headquartered in Monticello, Utah, 435-587-2801, announced several new staff members.
Chandler McLay, MEd, their new Family Facilitator, brings 35 years of involvement in education including serving as academic director
at the CEDU Schools in Idaho and California and Education Director of Fossil Rim Wildlife in Texas.
They also welcome Laura Hands as Chief Instructor, who has worked with youth for 11 years and Erik N. Thompson, as Field
Director, who has worked in the outdoor industry for ten years. Kimberly Mlinarik, LPCC, CCDC3, MS is their new Clinical Director.
BILL HOBBINS LAUNCHES NATIONAL YOUTH NETWORK
(April 3, 2002) Bill Hobbins, owner of National
Youth Network, Capistrano Beach, California, 949-661-2107, announced his launch of the web site as a parent resource. Originally
known as Western Youth Network, it was founded by Larry Stednitz while he was with Capistrano-by-the-Sea. The
name was subsequently changed to National Youth Network, and Hobbins bought that name from previous owner Rodney S. Miller,
and sent Woodbury Reports Inc. the paperwork demonstrating Hobbins is the sole owner, and has no association with Aspen Educational
Services or any other company.
ASPEN LAUNCHES BOOT CAMP WEB SITE
(April 3, 2002) Aspen Educational Group
, is sponsoring educational alternatives, with a web site at http://www.boot-camps-info.com
that critiques boot camps. This site contains a good explanation of why boot camps are ineffective with struggling teens. Hint: If
you click on the Aspen banner at the bottom of the page, it won't let you return to the boot-camp site.
TRANSITIONAL LIVING CARE HAS NEW WEBSITE
(April 8, 2002) Carol Hopwood, LCSW, Director/ Houseparent of Transitional Living Care, Kalispell, Montana,
406-257-1333, reported their a new website: www.teentransitions.com.
This highly individualized home placement is designed for a maximum of three young women who are ready to “step down” from a more
structured therapeutic setting to receive support for making the transition into adulthood.
CATHERINE FREER ON PRIMETIME
(April 12, 2002) Will Twombley, with Catherine Freer Wilderness
Therapy Expeditions, Albany, Oregon, 541-926-7252, email@example.com, announced that Catherine
Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions will be featured on ABC's Prime Time on Thursday, May 9th, at 10:00pm PST. An ABC
film crew accompanied the Freer three-week therapeutic expedition in August of 2001. The program not only follows the stories of clients
through the program, but also focuses on the post trek progress adolescents and their families have made. Please check your local
listings to confirm the time.
LYNN UNIVERSITY CLAIMS INNOCENCE IN EMBALMING
(April 13, 2002) Donald Ross, president of Lynn University, Boca Raton, Fla., 800-888-5966, blamed Joe
Damiano and his funeral company for sending 90 bodies that had been intended for cremation, to the Lynn University funeral services
program. The university had contracted Damiano to deliver bodies that were declared indigent by the Miami- Dade medical examiner's
office for embalming practice. Ross said Damiano never told university officials that the corpses he delivered were not authorized
by the families for use as study cadavers. An investigation generated by the scandal at a crematorium in Noble, Ga, resulted
in Damiano’s arrest for running a crematorium without a license. [ArcaMax Copyright 2002 by United Press International.] Lynn University
also operates the Old Forge Center, Old Forge, NY, 800-351-5327, for students with learning disabilities, which includes a
High School Completion and Learning Enrichment program.
HELENE REYNOLDS STABLE
(April 15, 2002) Hanna Buck, daughter, and Managing Director of Helene Reynolds & Associates, Princeton,
New Jersey, 609-921-1326, announced that her mother is remaining active with her first love, educational consulting, and her health
is stable after a series of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Woodbury Reports Inc. sends both Helene and Hanna our best
wishes for a successful fight against her illness.