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Posted March 1, 2005

March SEEN Ní HEARD

[Items of interest from around the Emotional Growth/
Therapeutic Boarding schools and programs network.]

NEW CONSTRUCTION AT MONARCH SCHOOL
(January 17, 2005) Lori Armbruster and Ranel Hanson, Admissions at Monarch School, Heron, MT, 406-847-5095, loria@monarchschool.com, www.monarchschool.com, announced the new construction of a girls' dorm and a boys' dorm started today, which they expect to be completed by mid-April. These dorms will allow a small increase in their student capacity.

BFI ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ADOLESCENT & YOUNG ADULT CONFERENCE
(January 19, 2005) Ben Franklin Institute, Cave Creek, AZ, 800-643-0797, www.BFIsummit.com, announced the upcoming dates for the National Adolescent & Young Adult Conference. The first conference is scheduled for March 17-20, 2005, at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar, San Diego, CA. The second conference is set for April 20-23, 2005, at the Delray Beach Marriott, Delray, FL.

SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT LOSS AT ACADEMY OF THE SIERRAS
(January 31, 2005) Ryan Craig, of the Academy of the Sierras, Reedley, CA, 917-575-8903, rcraig@academyofthesierras.com, www.academyofthesierras.com, announced significant success in weight loss by students in one of the nation's first Therapeutic Boarding School for overweight teens. Over the three-month period of Sept.-Dec. 2004, the first class of students at the Academy of the Sierras, consisting of 14 students, had lost more than 30 pounds each. Daniel S. Kirschenbaum, PhD, clinical director of the Academy of the Sierras pointed out that as a comparison, typical "clinic-based professional weight loss programs for adolescents have typically achieved average weight losses in the range of one to four pounds per month."

AULDERN ACADEMY OFFERS COLLEGE CRASH COURSE
(February 2005) Auldern Academy, Chapel Hill, NC, www.auldern.com, in conjunction with College-Bound For Success, www.collegeboundforsuccess.com, and College House, 919-548-2987, is hosting a week-long College Crash-Course that includes tours of the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, seminars and creating a personal success plan. To learn more about this event contact Beth Laughlin, MA, Auldern Academy, 919-837-2336, ext. 227, blaughlin@threesprings.com.

NEW ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR AT CEDARS ACADEMY
(February 2005) Cedars Academy, Bridgeville, DE, 302-337-3200, jsaulsbury@cedarsacademy.com, www.cedarsacademy.com, announced that Joanne Saulsbury, MA, CEP, is the new Admissions Director.

IECA MEMBERS INVITED TO TOUR FOREST HEIGHTS LODGE
(February 3, 2005) Linda Clefisch, LCSW, Executive Director of Forest Heights Lodge, Evergreen, CO, 303-674-6681, www.forestheightslodge.org, is arranging tours of the program immediately before and after the IECA Conference in Denver, CO, this May for interested members. They will have buses available on Tuesday, May 10 and Saturday, May 14. To express interest in joining one of the tours, contact Linda.

HIDDEN LAKE ACADEMY FINANCIAL AID
(February 3, 2005) Brian Church, Admissions for Hidden lake Academy, Dahlonega, GA, 800-394-0640, hiddenlakeacademy@alltel.net, www.hiddenlakeacademy.com, announced that families of Hidden Lake students received $581,455 in financial aid awards in 2003 and 2004.

PROGRAM EMPLOYEE SELF-DESTRUCTS
(February 3, 2005) The Daily Missoulian, Missoula, MT, www.missoulian.com/articles/2005/02/03/news/mtregional/news07.txt reported that according to law enforcement officials in Sanders County, Keith Wood, Spring Creek Lodge, Thompson Falls, MT, shot another man seven times prior to shooting and killing himself. The victim survived the attack.

ALAN PLANT NEW VP AT ADOLESCENT GUIDANCE SERVICES
(February 3, 2005) Horace Miller, President of Adolescent Guidance Services, Burlingame, CA, 877-700-3300, www.escort-transport.com, announced that on January 4, 2005, Alan Plant became Vice President of their East Coast Operations and Business Development. Alan spent several years working within the at-risk adolescent industry, which included Marketing and Admissions for SUWS of Idaho, Regional Marketing Liaison for Aspen Youth Services, Director of Business Development for Right Direction Adolescent Services and most recently, Executive Director of First Step Adolescent Services.

OLIVERIAN SCHOOL'S SUMMER PROGRAM
(February 7, 2005) Jamie Carver, Summer Program Coordinator, The Oliverian School, Haverhill, NH, 603-989-5101, jcarver@oliverianschool.org, www.oliverianschool.org, announced their six week summer Humanities Adventure & Immersion Program will start July 10, 2005. They accept boys and girls, ages 13-18, into this enrichment program "that transports students back in time to experience life in early New England." Students may earn high school credits in this experience full of outdoor adventure activities.

LANDMARK SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM
(February 9, 2005) Landmark School, Prides Crossing, MA, 978-236-3000, www.landmarkschool.org, announced their summer program for boys and girls ages 7 - 20, with a history of healthy emotional development, and a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia. Classes start July 5 and continue through August 12. Landmark is also offering "half-day options" to day students, which is new this year.

CEDU ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF RMA
(February 10, 2005) Bob Naples, CEDU Education President and CEO, CEDU Education, 208-265-0607, www.cedu.com, announced the closure of Rocky Mountain Academy in Naples, ID. www.strugglingteens.com/news/cedu-rma-closure050210.html

GOLDBERG'S WELCOME FIRST GRANDDAUGHTER Leslie Goldberg's Granddaughter
(February 13, 2005) Educational Consultant, Leslie S. Goldberg & Associates, LLC, IECA, M.Ed., CEP, Hingham, MA, 781-749-2074, edconsult@comcast.net, www.edconsult.org, announced the birth of her first granddaughter, Alexandra Eva Goldberg, on January 27, 2005. Alexandra was born on her great-grandmother's birthday and is the daughter of Adam and Kathy Goldberg, Leslie's son and daughter-in-law. Leslie said, "As the mother of three sons, I am beyond thrilled at the prospect of a girl. We certainly hope that Alex learns the business the same way Adam did and one day becomes the newest addition to our educational consulting firm."

PATHWAY, INC. ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW GIRLS CAMPUS
(February 14, 2005) Pathway, Inc., Enterprise, AL, 334-894-5591, www.pathway-inc.com, announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art, barrier free facility for girls ages 10-18. For more information contact Arielle Hemp, Admissions Director, ahemp@pathway-inc.com.

BERENT NEW CLINICAL DIRECTOR AT BLACKWATER
(February 15, 2005) Craig Taylor, Program Director, Blackwater Outdoor Experiences, 804-378-9006, admissions@blackwateroutdoor-ahc.com, www.blackwateroutdoor-ahc.com, announced that Amy Berent, M.A., is the new Clinical Director at Blackwater. To ensure the necessary therapeutic and educational measures are in place, Amy implemented a crucial aftercare component into the program's 21-day therapeutic programming.

MAJESTIC RANCH UNDER INVESTIGATION
(February 16, 2005) A story in the Salt Lake Tribune reported that Majestic Ranch, near Randolph, UT, affiliated with the Worldwide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools (WWASP), a Utah-based chain of treatment programs for teens, faced its third investigation into allegations of abuse. Former employees claim one administrator verbally and physically abuses students at the school. The state is not filing charges at this time and school officials deny the allegations. www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_2569839

RIGHT DIRECTIONS ANNOUNCES NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS
(February 16, 2005) Woody Crowell, Right Directions Adolescent Services, www.rdas.net/index.html, announced that his new email address is woody@rdas.net. The old email address; Redirection@aol.com, is no longer valid.

STATE PROBES IVY RIDGE
(February 16, 2005) Chris Garifo, correspondent for the Watertown Daily Times in New York, reported that the Academy at Ivy Ridge is under investigation for physical abuse by state agencies. Established in January 2002, Ivy Ridge currently has 460 students enrolled on the campus near Ogdensburg, NY. Affiliated with the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs (WWASP), Ivy Ridge school spokesman, Joseph E. Mitchell, director of girls' residential life said he welcomes the state's investigation and asserts he knows of no abuse allegations. A synopsis of this article is available in the Watertown Daily Times website archives. Readers may purchase the entire article. www.watertowndailytimes.com/services/archives.asp.

NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT ADIRONDACK LEADERSHIP EXPEDITIONS
(February 17, 2005) Nicole Roma, CTRS, Admissions Counselor for Adirondack Leadership Expeditions, Saranac Lake, NY, 877-252-0869, nroma@adkle.com, www.adirondackleadership.com, announced that Susan Gilman Hardy M.Ed. is the new Executive Director of Adirondack Leadership Expeditions. She replaces Paul Goddard PhD who held several positions, including Executive Director, Clinical director and the primary therapist for the program. Goddard explained that his passion is working directly with teens and said he is very excited about finally being able to devote full time to the Clinical Director responsibilities.

BENCHMARK MOVING TO NEW CAMPUS
(February 17, 2005) Jaynie Longnecker, Founder and Director of Benchmark - Young Adult School, Redlands, CA, 800-474-4848, jselby@benchmarkyas.com , www.benchmarkeducation.net, announced the is school is now moving onto the new campus; they expect to be fully moved in by the end of March. The move will not interfere with the normal progress of the students.

BRUSH RANCH TO CLOSE AFTER FINAL GRADUATION IN MAY 2005
(February 18, 2005) Kay Rice and Suzanne Weisman, Brush Ranch School, Tererro, NM, 505-757-6114, sweisman@cybermesa.com, www.brushranchschool.org, announced that the program is closing and will celebrate its final graduating class in May15, 2005.

BETHEL GIRLS ACADEMY TEMPORARILY CLOSED
(February 18, 2005) The Clarion Ledger, reported that the Bethel Girls Academy, Petal, MS, a school for troubled teens, has temporarily closed and the state took custody of the 44 remaining students. The closure occurred after 11 students fled the facility and claims of abuse were reported. For this and other stories on Bethel Girls Academy and Bethel Boys Academy go to www.strugglingteens.com/news/bethelboysindex.html

PARENT FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST CEDU MIDDLE SCHOOL
(February 19, 2005) A story in the San Bernardino County Sun reported that the father of a girl, who attended the CEDU Middle School, is suing CEDU Education, www.cedu.com, for false imprisonment, false advertising and violating his daughter's rights to liberty and privacy. www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208%257E12588%257E2721870,00.html

ODYSSEY WILDERNESS ANNOUNCES MENTORING PROGRAM AND NEW STAFF
(February 22, 2005) In its Spring 2005 Newsletter, Odyssey Wilderness Programs, Bellingham, WA, 360-671-4999, admissions@odysseynw.com, www.odysseynw.com, announced they will begin accepting applications from past graduates who want to participate in a new mentoring program to help current students. Odyssey will welcome three new staff members in March 2005. Keith Poynter, MA, is a new Field Therapist; Lindsay Schneider, MA, will intern as a certified instructor in early summer before she begins as a Field Therapist; Captain Ben McKee will join Odyssey's team of captains on the Schooner Sirena; and Chris Wolf, MA, is expanding her role from Admissions Director to Family Coordinator. Odyssey is celebrating its third year of operation on March 17, 2005.

ANTHONY CRISTALDI VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS
Anthony Cristaldi visits Woodbury Reports(February 22, 2005) Anthony Cristaldi, Co-Director, A Good Life Cottage (Bona Vida), Thompson Falls, MT, 406-827-0416, hac0322@blackfoot.net, stopped by Woodbury Reports to share information on the transitional program he operates with his wife Teri.

ELEVENTH ANNUAL ADDA CONFERENCE SET FOR MAY
(February 22, 2005) Sue Potton, MediTech Media Conferencing, Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), 609-275-5030, sue.potton@meditechmedia.com, www.meditechmedia.com, announced that the 11th annual ADDA conference is set for May 12-15, 2005 at the Westin La Paloma Hotel and Resort in Tucson, AZ.

DUHOUX RETIRES FROM WILDERNESS TREATMENT CENTER
(February 23, 2005) John Brekke, Director of Wilderness Treatment Center, Marion Mt, 406-854-2832, john@wildernesstreatmentcenter.com, www.wildernesstreatmentcenter.com, announced that Michael R. DuHoux, Clinical Director, is retiring. Wilderness Treatment Center will announce who will replace Michael as soon as they reach a decision.

Dan Schaefer Visits Woodbury ReportsDAN SCHAEFER VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS
(February 25, 2005) Dan Schaefer, Admissions Director of Northwest Academy, Bonners Ferry, ID, 877-882-0980, dschaefer@cedu.com, www.cedu.com, stopped by Woodbury Reports to introduce himself and provide an update on what's happening at Northwest Academy.

POSITIVE IMPACTS ANNOUNCES CLOSURE
(February 25, 2005) John Andersen, MS, President/Founder and Keith M. Breiland, M.D., Vice-President/Co-Founder, Positive Impacts Bahia de Kino, Kino Bay, Mexico, announced that the program will close no later than March 11, 2005. www.strugglingteens.com/news/positiveimpactclosure050225.html

DORNY NEW SUWS ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR
(February 28, 2005) Kathy Rex, Executive Director for SUWS Adolescent & Youth Program, Gooding, ID, 208-886-2565, krex@wusw.com, www.suws.com, announced Clinton Dorny is the new Admissions Director for the SUWS of Idaho Adolescent & Youth programs. Dorny is well known in the industry, having worked many years at well known schools including Provo Canyon School, Logan River Academy and the Academy of the Sierras. He can be reached at 888-879-7897, or clint@suws.com.

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