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SUMMER CAMP AT GW HINCKLEY
(February 18, 2009) Good Will Hinckley, Hinckley, ME, is offering a Summer Adventure Camp for boys and girls ages 13-15. Activities include canoeing, backpacking; rock climbing and GPS based scavenger hunts. The camp offers campers a chance to develop relationships and the necessity of team, immersion with nature and human powered activity. For more information, contact John Markoe or Lisa Sandy, Director of Admissions at 207-238-4035.

SUCCESSFUL CHERRY GULCH FAMILY WORKSHOP
(February 20, 2009) Andy Sapp, PhD, founder and CEO of Cherry Gulch in Emmet, ID was happy to announce their three day family workshop was a success, with a record number of parents participating in the activities and experiences centered around the theme of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens". For more information, contact Andy Sapp at 208-365-3437.

EQUINE THERAPY AT STONE MOUNTAIN
(February 23, 2009) Stone Mountain School, Black Mountain, NC, a member of CRC Health Group, has contracted with Horse Sense, a provider of equine-assisted psychotherapy, adding equine therapy to its program. For more information, contact admissions at Stone Mountain at 888-631-5944.

COX REPLACES SHORT AT TIMBER RIDGE
(February 23, 2009) Beverly Ann Cox is the new Director of Admissions at Timber Ridge Preparatory School for Girls, replacing Virginia Short, who has left the school to experience new things. Beverly Ann has been with Timber Ridge since 2004 as the Administrative Assistant to Marcia Pearson and has been the co-leader of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She may be contacted at 208-266-1235.

VIRGINIA SHORT GIVES THANKS
(February 23, 2009) Virginia Short, Director of Admissions at Timber Ridge Preparatory School for Girls in Clark Fork, ID, for the past 5 years, has resigned and posted a brief goodbye and thank you letter. To view this letter in its entirety visit the struggling teen's website.

PETERSON & MAJESKI JOIN MILESTONES
(February 24, 2009) Pamela Broker, Director at Milestones for Young Adults in Coeur d'Alene, ID, has announced Claudia Peterson and Susie Majeski have joined the team at Milestones. Claudia is the new Admissions Director, with over 14 years experience working with families in therapeutic boarding schools and programs in north Idaho. Susie Majeski is a new therapist at Milestones and holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Idaho. For more information, contact Pamela at 208-676-8235.

VIVE'S PARENT COACHING SERIES
(February 24, 2009) In March, Vive, an aftercare program working with families at home, introduced a new parenting series available through conference call, in which facilitators addressed questions from parents and shared how to use a love-based parenting model with their child. For more information on these series, contact Michael Behmer, Colorado Referral Relations Manager at 303-449-2526.

HOUSE PASSES HR911
(February 25, 2009) The House has passed HR 911 bill, Stop Residential Program Child Abuse. To view the final vote results, visit the struggling teen's website.

REMUDA RANCH EXPANDS
(February 25, 2009) Remuda Ranch, Wickenburg, AZ, has recently expanded and now offers four programs for patients with eating disorders. These programs include: ReddStone a Remuda Program for Boys; Anxiety Program at Remuda Ranch, Remuda Life Residential Programs and Remuda Ranch Inpatient Programs. For additional information, contact Drema Stroud at 800-445-1900.

SPECTRUM COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 1st SUMMER PROGRAM
(February 26, 2009) Spectrum College, Scottsdale, AZ, is offering its first residential summer transition program, "Spectrum 101" to young men ages 17-24. Made up of two 4-week sessions, Spectrum 101 helps students learn how to prepare for their entrance into college life. For more information, contact O. Robin Sweet, Executive Director at 480-443-7331.

OXBOW WELCOMES ERIN SMITH
(February 26, 2009) Oxbow Academy, Wales, UT announced Erin Smith has joined the team at Oxbow as the new Admissions Director. Prior to joining Oxbow, Erin worked at Pine Creek Ranch where she served as Human Resources manager and facilitated the development of staff/advocate training. For information on Oxbow, contact Steve Schultz at 801-491-2270.

SILVERADO BOYS RANCH OBTAINS SEVIS STATUS
(February 27, 2009) Denise Westman, Director of Admissions, Silverado Boys Ranch, Panguitch, UT, announced Silverado is now a US Department of State-designated sponsor Organization and is authorized to issue Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) documents such as the I-20 visa for international students approved for enrollment. For more information call 435-676-8482.

PASADENA VILLA NEWS
(February 27, 2009) Pasadena Villa in Orlando, FL has added two new residential houses to their program which will allow clients to receive residential treatment, yet be socially integrated into the community and in close proximity to the main Pasadena Villa facility. For more information, contact Chris Eckert, Referral Relations Manager at 407-246-0887.

OLIVERIAN SCHOOL ANNOUNCES 2009 SUMMER SESSIONS
(February 27, 2009) Oliverian School's summer sessions will begin June 21, 2009, and commence on August 8, 2009. Students will have 3 weeks of academics, followed by a week of off campus adventure and ending with 3 additional weeks of academics. Additional activities will also be offered. For more information contact Mike Doherty, Director of Admissions, at 603-989-5368.

LANEY BACK AT PAINT ROCK VALLEY
(February 27, 2009) Sharon Laney has returned to Three Springs- Paint Rock Valley, Trenton, AL, as the Program Administrator. Sharon has been with Three Springs for 20+ years in numerous roles including COO and has served as President of NATSAP. To contact Sharon call 256-776-2503.

ASCENT INTERVENTION SHORT TERM WILDERNESS OPTION
(February 27, 2009) Ascent Intervention, Naples, ID, will be partnering with Northwest Academy, as a resource to families and other schools for students that have a need for short-term intervention, psychological assessment and preparation for future placement. For more information, contact Chris Ankney, Interim Executive Director, at 208-267-3626.

WELLSPRING HAWAII'S SUMMER SESSION
(February 28, 2009) Wellspring Weight Loss Program in Hilo, HI, is now enrolling boys and girls ages 11-24 for the upcoming summer, with options of four, six and eight week sessions that will begin June, 21, 2009. For more information, contact Wellspring at 866-364-0808.

HORROR STORIES FROM SENTENCINGS OF CORRUPT JUDGES
(March 2, 2009) Now that PA Judges Ciavarella and Conahan have pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks in exchange for rulings that favored the PA Child Care and Western PA Child Care juvenile detention centers, horror stories are coming out from the teens and their families about their incarceration in these centers.

JOHN BUCKNER JOINS PRN
(March 2, 2009) PRN for Families, Snowmass, CO, is pleased to announce the addition of John Buckner to their team. John is a Spanish and Marketing double major at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, who has volunteered his time to help several organizations in the Front Range, including Realities for Children and Habitat for Humanity. For more information on PRN, contact Charles Elias at 888-762-5973.

RECOVERY BY BENCHMARK
(March 2, 2009) Benchmark Young Adult School, Redlands, CA, has enhanced its 12 step curriculum by adding a new recovery component, Recovery by Benchmark, a treatment program for students who have been identified with drug and alcohol addiction. The recovery program is for a minimum of 12 weeks. For more information, contact Richard Brimhall, Dean of Admissions, at 800-474-4848.

SUMMER SOJOURN AT FRANKLIN ACADEMY
(March 2, 2009) Summer Sojourn at Franklin Academy, East Haddam, CT is for students ages 13-19 who have nonverbal learning differences, including Asperger's Syndrome. It is comprised of two 2-week sessions: Session 1: July 1- July 14, 2009, and Session 2: July 16-July 29, 2009. For more information, contact Cynthia Pope, Director of Admissions, at 860-873-2700.

VIVE! OFFERS AFFORDABLE SOLUTIONS
(March 2, 2009) Beth Laughlin, VP of Marketing and Customer Relations at VIVE! Boulder, CO, announced VIVE! will offer adolescents or young adults and their families cost effective solutions for enrollment into their programs. For more information, call 800-261-0127.

DARRINGTON ACADEMY CLOSING
(March 2, 2009) Darrington Academy, a private school for troubled teens in Blue Ridge, GA, closed its doors due to the current state of the economy said owner and headmaster Richard Darrington. Darrington Academy has been under joint investigation by the Fannin County Department of Family and Children Services, the Fannin County Sheriff's Department and state regulatory officials over certain activities at the school. For more information click here.

ATG AFTERCARE SERVICES
(March 2, 2009) James Morton, Jr., CEO of Achievement Transition Group, Inc, Missoula, MT, announced that Second-Step of ATG, Inc, will be providing Aftercare Support Services for Eckerd Academy at Brookville, Eckerd Academy of the Blue Ridge and Eckerd Academy at Deer Lodge for students and their families. Second-Step is also working with Wisdom Ranch to provide Transition Support and Aftercare Services for graduate students and families. Contact Sandy Schmiedeknecht, Director of Admissions and Marketing, at 304-642-9047 for more information.

BOZAK VISITS AGAPE BOARDING SCHOOL
(March 3, 2009) Agape Boarding School in Stockton, MO, had a great visit with CEP Steve Bozak, who was the first consultant to visit the boarding school since it moved to Missouri in 1996. While touring the campus on ATV's, Steve braved the unusually cold weather and had a chance to meet the staff and many of Agape's 120 students. For more information on Agape, contact Scott Smith, Marketing Director at 417-276-7215.

AULDERN HOSTS A 'NIGHT IN RIO'
(March 3, 2009) Auldern Academy's Assistant Head of School, Bill Grant, fulfilled a promise he had made to the girls of Auldern of attending a high school dance. On February 28, Stone Mountain brought their boys to Auldern for a "Night in Rio" dance, complete with decorations and a DJ. Auldern would like to thank the Stone Mountain staff for bringing their boys and helping to chaperone the dance. For more information on Auldern Academy in Siler City, NC, contact Jane Samuel, Head of School at 919-837-2336.

LIVING WELL WELCOMES BABY WILLA OPAL SELL OLSEN
(March 3, 2009) Living Well Transitions, Boulder, CO, welcomes baby Willa Opal Sell Olsen, born January 31, 2009, to Julia Sell and Kevin Olsen. Willa was named after her late grandfather, William Sell, who founded Living Well Transitions in 2004. You may send cards to Julia's attention at Living Well Transitions address or for more information please contact Brooks Witter, MA, 303-245-1020 or via email.

BACCELLIERI JOINS LIVING WELL TRANSITIONS
(March 3, 2009) Living Well Transitions, Boulder, CO, announced Carl Baccellieri, MA, LPC, has joined the team at Living Well as the new Program Manager. After completing his MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University in 1997, Carl worked as a therapist for youth in the foster care system, and adjudicated youth in Florida. For more information, contact Brooks Witter, MA, at 303-245-1020.

COYOTE COAST OFFERS DBT SKILLS GROUP
(March 3, 2009) Coyote Coast Youth and Family Counseling, Inc, Orinda, CA, which provides therapeutic support services to teens and families, is offering a new Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills building group to young men and women ages 16-19. It will be facilitated by Sarah Wiebe, LMFT, and Stuart Brotman, ASW. For more information, contact Sarah Wiebe at 925-210-6152.

WILSON OF ECHO SPRINGS COMPLETES COACHING COURSE
(March 4, 2009) Shannon Wilson, Parent Coordinator for Echo Springs Transition Study Center, Bonners Ferry, ID, has completed the 30 hour course "Coaching Parents, Struggling Teens and Young Adults." The course was completed through Next Step for Success. As a certified coach, Shannon is recognized by the International Coach Federation. Her skills will be put to good use as she assists parents in both phases of the Echo Springs program. For more information, contact Rhea Verbanic at 888-688-3246.

PARENTS FROM ANASAZI WRITE IN
(March 4, 2009) Woodbury Reports, Inc. has received new letters to the editor from parents whose children attended the Anasazi program. To view these letters, please visit the struggling teen's website.

GREENWOOD ASSOCIATES DEVELOPES GACS™
(March 4, 2009) Dr. Janet Greenwood, PhD, CEP, and Bernie Zimmerman, MA, LCPC, have developed a training program for professionals working with Special Needs families, GACS™: the Greenwood Associates Classification System. This program is available in either a live webinar or e-learning format and is appropriate for educational consultants, psychologists, counselors and program service providers in the delivery of services to special needs clients and their families. For more information contact Dr. Janet Greenwood at 813-254-5303.

WELLSPRING SUMMER CAMP FOR FAMILIES
(March 4, 2009) Wellspring Family Camp in Pinehurst, NC, one of many Wellspring weight loss programs, is now enrolling families for one, two and three week sessions which will begin June 14, 2009. Family camp is designed for the entire family to lose weight together and learn healthy choices. For more information, contact Wellspring at 866-364-0808.

CAROL MAXYM EVENING IN VIENNA, VA
(March 4, 2009) Carol Maxym, author of "Teens in Turmoil," presented "An Evening with Carol Maxym, PhD" on March 19, 2009, in Vienna, VA, at the Church of the Good Shepherd (United Methodist) Church, a community event for parents worried about their teens. For more information call 703-281-3987.

NEW LIFESTYLES LAUNCHES NEW WEB MAKEOVER
(March 4, 2009) New Lifestyles, Winchester, VA, a small individualized transition program for young adults ages 18 and older, has launched their new design and web makeover which details New Lifestyles clinical services. For more information call 540-722-4521.

SCHROM BOY'S HOME CELEBRATES 1ST ANNIVERSARY
(March 5, 2009) John and Julia Schrom, Owners of Schrom Boy's Home at Hawk's Landing, Bonners Ferry, ID, announced they are celebrating their one year anniversary since opening their small family oriented, therapeutic program for young men ages 13-17. They wish to thank everyone for the support they have received over the past year. For information on this program, contact John or Julia at 208-267-6569.

KATHERINE WHITTEKIEND AT SUNRISE
(March 5, 2009) InnerChange, Addison, TX, is pleased to announce Katherine Whittekiend is the new Academic Director at Sunrise, a program of InnerChange. Katherine has over 30 years experience in education instruction and leadership, including her work with the Iron County School District, Utah State Office of Education and Mohave Community College. Contact Ashley Auchterlonie, Director of Marketing at 214-272-6880 for more information.

RED HILL ACADEMY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
(March 5, 2009) Red Hill Academy in San Anselmo, CA, has launched their new website which features more information with easier navigation. It gives its visitors an easier view of their programs and services. For more information, contact Brad Freed, Executive Director, at 415-256-9312 ext 131.

HORSE SENSE OF THE CAROLINAS FEATURED AT EAGALA
(March 5, 2009) The horses from Horse Sense of the Carolinas were featured by keynote speaker, Karen Scholl, during the 10th Annual EAGALA Conference which was held in Asheville, NC, in March. To learn more about Horse Sense, contact Shannon Knapp, President at 828-683-7304.

PINE RIVER WINS KAISER FOUNDATION AWARD
(March 5, 2009) Pine River Institute has been selected as one of the winners of the Kaiser Foundation 2009 Awards for Excellence, a yearly event which honors the outstanding work being done by the thousands of Canadian organizations, communities and individuals who are engaged in the fields of mental health and addictions. For information, contact Karen Minden, CEO, at 519-925-9225

ECHO MALIBU AND LA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
(March 6, 2009) Echo Malibu, Malibu, CA, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an official agreement with Children's Hospital Los Angeles to serve as an affiliate site for Residency Education in Adolescent Medicine, whereas Children's Hospital will assign second and third year fellows who will participate in rotations at Echo Malibu under the supervision of Echo's Medical Director, Dr. Steve Sager. For additional information, contact Cole Rucker, MA, and CEO at 800-780-3546.

CATHERINE FREER'S NEW CLINICAL DIRECTOR
(March 6, 2009) Amy Cirincione, LCSW, CADC, WFR, is the new Clinical Director at Catherine Freer, Albany, OR. Amy has worked at Catherine Freer as a field therapist and as a Coordinating Therapist. She will be assuming the position previously held by Kevin Riley, LCSW, CADC-111, who will continue to work at Freer as a Coordinating Therapist. For more information, contact Julia Andrick at 208-265-8355.

VOLUNTEER JACOB K, AN OPI STUDENT
(March 6, 2009) A participant of Optimum Performance Institute (OPI), Jacob K. was featured in an article in the LA Daily News recently about a program at the Reseda Senior Center, in which he volunteers as a computer instructor to help senior citizens learn about the computer and learn to surf the web. For additional information, contact Anne LaRiviere, Director of Admissions, 888-558-0617.

OPI CELEBRATES ITS FIFTH YEAR
(March 6, 2009) The Optimum Performance Institute (OPI) just celebrated its fifth anniversary.
Founded by Dr. Robert F. Fischer, MD, and Anne LaRiviere in Woodland Hills, CA, OPI is a transitional program for young adults ages 17-25. For more information on OPI, contact Anne LaRiviere at 888-558-0617.

KIRSCHENBAUM GUEST EDITS OBESITY MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE
(March 8, 2009) Dan Kirschenbaum, PhD, ABPP, Vice President, Clinical Services of Wellspring, served as the guest editor of the February issue of Obesity Management. Four groups of health-care professionals came together and recommended a 7-step model for addressing adolescent obesity. For more information on this or to receive a free copy of this issue, contact Dr. Kirschenbaum at 312-751-6973.

COYOTE COAST SUMMER LEADERSHIP PROJECT
(March 8, 2009) Coyote Coast Youth and Family Counseling, Orinda, CA, is offering a summer program with service learning projects for students ages 13-17 with learning differences, ADHD, Aspergers and high functioning Autism. Session 1: July 6 to 24, 2009, and Session 2: August 3 to 21, 2009. For more information contact Ricardo Murguia at 925-258-5400 ext 4.

RANDY OAKLEY GUEST ON LA TALK RADIO
(March 8, 2009) Randy Oakley, CEO of Aspiro, appeared as a special guest on Allen Cardoza's LA Talk Radio show: Answers for the Family, which aired March 16, 2009. For more information, contact Allen Cardoza.

EAGLE SUMMIT ENROLLS FIRST STUDENT
(March 9, 2009) Deidre Sage Butte, Director of Business Development and Admissions at Eagle Summit, Silex, MO, 866-924-0304 announced Eagle Summit has enrolled their first student and they have launched their website. Eagle Summit is a small residential treatment center for adolescent males ages 13-18 located on a 160 acre farm. For more information on Eagle Summit, contact Deidre.

VILLA SANTA MARIA CERTIFIED BY WA
(March 9, 2009) Villa Santa Maria, Cedar Crest, NM, 505-281-3609, a residential community specializing in the clinical treatment of children and families of children who are suffering from attachment disorders announced they have been awarded the status as a certified non-public school for the State of Washington and received a visit from Dr. Ken Crawford, the Superintendent of Public Schools in Bainbridge, WA. For more information, contact Villa Santa Maria.

NY GIANTS BRYAN KEHL SPEAKS TO TURNABOUT/STILLWATER
(March 9, 2009) NFL linebacker and former BYU football star Bryan Kehl spoke to students at Turnabout/Stillwater Academy, Salt Lake City, UT, on March 11 at the Turnabout facility. Following his remarks, Kehl had lunch with Turnabout's student leadership team and staff. For additional information on Turnabout/Stillwater Academy, contact Scott Jones, Program Director, at 866-359-4600.

SCOTT CANTER JOINS ACADEMIC ANSWERS
(March 9, 2009) Scott Canter has joined the team as the anchor of Academic Answers-Dallas, as the Managing Partner and Lead Educational Consultant. Scott has over 20 years experience working with at-risk youth, previously working at CEDU School, Hidden Lake Academy as Director of Admissions, Aspen Achievement Academy and Aspen Ranch in admissions, as Director of Admissions at the Second Nature Wilderness Program and as the National Director of Admissions for Aspen Education Group's Outdoor Division. Scott can be reached at the Dallas office at 214-559-0230.

ECKERD TO CLOSE GEORGIA PROGRAM
(March 10, 2009) A wilderness, youth alternative camp in Blakely, GA, built by Eckerd Youth Alternatives 14 years ago, Camp E-Tu-Nake, will close March 27, 2009 due to state budget cuts. For more information click here.

WEST RIDGE GIRLS BASKETBALL TIES FOR 3RD
(March 12, 2009) The West Ridge Academy Girl's basketball team tied for 3rd in Region 17 this season, the best finish the girls have placed since West Ridge began its girls' sports program. For more information on West Ridge Academy, contact Wendy Ballard at 801-282-1124.

IVY RIDGE CLOSING TO RE-STRUCTURE
(March 13, 2009) The Academy at Ivy Ridge in Ogdensburg, NY, which was part of the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools (WWASPS) founded by Robert Lichfield, will close for several months during the summer, with plans to reopen in the fall in order to "restructure its operations." The school currently has 60 students and 38 faculty members. The school has been under scrutiny since opening in 2002, with an investigation of the school's accreditation, which resulted in $1.65 million in refunds and fines, a riot at the school that led to 40 students being expelled and enrollment dropping from 500 to less than 100.

SUMMIT PREP'S RICK JOHNSON ON LA TALK RADIO
(March 14, 2009) Summit Preparatory School's Executive Director, Rick Johnson, was the special guest on Allen Cardoza's, LA Talk Radio's "Answers for the Family" on March 23, 2009. To find out more about Answers for the Family, contact Allen Cardoza.

PROFESSIONAL AUTHORS TO SPEAK AT THE ACADEMY AT SISTERS
(March 16, 2009) Guy LeGuyonne, Admissions, The Academy at Sisters, Bend, OR, 800-910-0412, announced the English class at the Academy at Sisters: The Oregon Writing Project, which encompasses several forms of writing from poetry to nonfiction, has invited three professional authors who will present and speak to the class throughout the term. They include, author and poet Ellen Waterston, creator of 'Then There Was No Mountain," professional grant writer Laura Pinckney from Non Profit Works and novelist Judy Merrill Larsen.

BALOTTI AT TRUE NORTH WILDERNESS
(March 16, 2009) True North Wilderness Program, Waitsfield, VT, is excited to announce Mike Balotti has joined their team as Director of Admissions. You can contact Mike at 215-888-1318.

COLLEGE EXCEL SUMMER INTENSIVE COLLEGE PROGRAM
(March 16, 2009) College Excel, Bend, OR, 541-388-3043, has announced the dates of their 5th Annual Summer Intensive College Program as June 17-August 19, 2009. This 10-week program offers students 13 college credits. For more information on this program, contact Barbara Cass, Admissions Counselor at ext. 14.

LANA NIELSON AT VISTA COUNSELING
(March 16, 2009) Vista Counseling Services, Salt Lake City, UT, is pleased to announce that Lana Nielson, BS, will be serving as the new Academic Counselor. Lana began her employment with Vista at Vista Magna residential treatment center in 2003 and subsequently moved to the Vista Counseling Services location in 2006 to work with young adults as a mentor and admissions coordinator. For additional information, contact Matt Checketts, Executive Director, at 801-910-5891.

COMINGS AND GOINGS AT OPEN SKY
(March 17, 2009) Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, Durango, CO, has several staff announcements that include congratulations to Emily Isaacs, the new Assistant Field Director for Open Sky. Emily has a Master's in Education from the University of Santa Cruz and previous field days with Aspen Achievement Academy, Outward Bound and the National Outdoor Leadership School. New Field Guides at Open Sky include Rob Trout and Addi Tetreault who both came from Adirondack Leadership Expeditions. And leaving Open Sky is Martha Gilbert, who will be working for the Youth Garden Project in Moab, UT. For more information, contact Danny Frazer, Business Development and Marketing Director, at 970-382-8181.

WILDERNESS ODYSSEY'S AFFORDABLE SOLUTION
(March 17, 2009) Wilderness Odyssey in Corpus Christi, TX, a wilderness program affiliated with Youth Odyssey, is offering their adventure based wilderness therapy program at an affordable price. For more information on this program contact Seaver Baruch, Program Supervisor at 877-834-4430.

OLIVERIAN SUMMER PROGRAM INCLUDES HORSEBACK RIDING
(March 18, 2009) The Oliverian School Summer Program, Haverhill, NH, will be offering summer session students a horsemanship program utilizing the Dartmouth Riding Center at the Morton Farm in Etna, NH. For more information on this summer program, contact Mike Doherty, Admissions Director at 603-989-5100.

KING GEORGE WELCOMES BETH ROWLEY
(March 18, 2009) Beth Rowley has joined King George School in Sutton, VT, as Director of Client Relations. Beth has a background in government health consulting, marketing and project management. Contact Jerry Ramsey, Director of Human Resources at 800-218-5122 ext 103 for additional information.

HELPING THE HELPER FORUM
(March 19, 2009) Helping the Helper: Relapse among our Addiction Professionals forum will be held April 10, 2009 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Cri-Help, North Hollywood, CA. Treatment4addiction.com, CAST Recovery and Bayer Interventions Founder, Mike Bayer, CADCII, will introduce the main speaker, Vern Williams, MD, Hazelden, who will speak on the Biology of Addiction. For more information contact Heather Edney, the Marketing Director for Cri-Help at 818-985-8323 ext 141.

FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOOL SINGERS PERFORM FOR PBS
(March 19, 2009) The March pledge drive for PBS station WMHT-TV in Albany, NY, included a performance by The Family Foundation School mixed chorus under the direction of Paul Geer. The school was one of 14 high schools chosen to participate in the "Celebrate America" concert, which was organized by composer Tim Janis in partnership with DoSomething.org. The performance, which featured the work of Janis, was recorded last October and broadcast during the March 1 fund-raiser. Those making pledges to the station could receive a CD or DVD of the concert. For more information, contact Ann Kozak, Marketing Specialist for FFS, at 845-887-5213 ext 452.

GROVE SCHOOL HAPPENINGS
(March 19, 2009) Kelly Webster, Assistant Director at The Grove School, Madison, CT, announced several exciting happenings going on at The Grove School, which includes: an ASTEE (Alternative Site Therapeutic and Educational Experience) trip to St. John for 15 students and 5 staff, including Richard Chorney, President and CEO and Colin Davies, Assistant Director at The Grove School. Activities for the week long excursion include sailing the British Virgin Islands, hiking, snorkeling and kayaking. A new Yoga Studio opened on the Grove campus with classes lead by Janel Lynch, a Residential Administrator and certified Yoga instructor and baseball season has arrived on campus with 20 players on the roster for the Grove School Bulldogs, anticipating a winning season with 12 games on the schedule against local boarding and day schools in the area. Call Kelly at 203-245-2778 for more information.

LEARNING STYLES AT SANTIAM CROSSING SCHOOL
(March 19, 2009) The Academic focus at Santiam Crossing School in Scio, OR, is on credit recovery and helping students make up missing academic work. In addition, all enrolling students complete a multiple intelligence inventory which gives the teachers and therapist insight into the student's learning style and helps students recognize their academic strengths and challenges. Students learn to understand their own unique learning style and how to advocate for their needs. For more information, contact Santiam Crossing at 800-390-3983.

ECKERD ACADEMY OF THE BLUE RIDGE SUMMER CAMP
(March 19, 2009) Eckerd Academy of the Blue Ridge in Suches, GA, is offering a new summer program which gives students a blend of academics and outdoor adventure. This camp runs 7 weeks, with admissions beginning June 14, 2009. For more information, contact Micha Mathis, Admissions, at 706-747-1082.

PINE RIDGE SCHOOL IN VERMONT TO CLOSE
(March 19, 2009) Headmaster, Dana Blackhurst, of Pine Ridge School in Williston, VT, 802-434-2161, announced the private boarding school for students with dyslexia, will close after graduation June 5, 2009. The campus is appraised at $5.1 million, is in limbo and could be sold. For more information click here.

HORSE SENSE FOUNDER SHARES EXPERTISE
(March 19, 2009) Shannon Knapp, Founder of Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Hendersonville, NC, shared her expertise at a business building workshop for Master's level students and regional practitioners in Equine Assisted Mental Health (EAMH) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) at Prescott College. For more information contact Sandra Adams at 828-683-7304.



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