OPI FOCUSES ON COMPUTER ADDICTION
(May 19, 2008) Optimum Performance Institute
is initiating specialized programming to deal with issues related to on-line gaming and computer addictions. They hosted Dr. Jack Kuo, MD, who heads a computer addiction program at Promises in Malibu, CA, and will present an in-service presentation to staff and therapists. For more information, contact Anne LaRiviere
, the Director of Admissions for OPI at 888-558-0617.
FOUNDATIONS ASSOCIATES PRESENTS CONFERENCE
(May 28, 2008) Foundations Associates
in Brentwood, TN, will present "The Moment of Change" Intervention Conference on September 29 through October 1, 2008, at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, CA. Participants will learn in-depth information about the process of Intervention for Addiction and Mental Illness. For more information see the website, or call 877-345-3274.
CLEARVIEW HORIZONS CELEBRATES 11
(June 2008) Clearview
will celebrate eleven years of helping families restore healthy family relationships in July. "We have helped hundreds of students to move out of their "lower self" into their "higher self" and let go of their past suffering." For information on Clearview, contact Tami Gebhardt
, Assistant Director of Clearview Horizon, Heron, MT, at 406-847-5850.
PAINT ROCK UPDATES SERVICES
(June 10, 2008) Three Springs
Paint Rock Valley in Trenton, AL, are excited about the new improvements in their services at Paint Rock Valley. For more information on these changes, contact Kathy DeMeillier
, Admissions Director at 256-776-2503.
ALLDREDGE JCAHO ACCREDITED
(June 23, 2008) On June 11, 2008, Solacium's Alldredge Wilderness Journey
in Davis, WV, became one of the first wilderness programs in the country to receive a comprehensive accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). For more information, contact Ashley Auchterlonie
NEW HORIZONS MINISTRIES RAD SEMINAR
(June 23, 2008) New Horizons Youth Ministries
in Marion, IN, presented a seminar January 2008, in Colorado Springs to the community on Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). Approximately 25 families attended. For additional information, call 800-333-4009.
NEW IECA WEB SITE
(June 23, 2008) After more than a year of work and much planning IECA has launched its new website, making it easier to navigate and an online calendar that is continually updated. To view, their website visit IECAonline.com
EAGALA/TRF HORSE ADOPTION
(June 24, 2008) Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
(TRF) in Saratoga Springs, NY, will allow certified EAGALA
practitioners to adopt and foster TRF horses for use in therapy. For additional information, contact Diana Pikulski, Executive Director of TRF, at 518-226-0028.
NATSAP SE REGIONAL CONFERENCE
(June 25, 2008) The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs
has announced this year's 2008 Southeast Regional Conference will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Atlanta, GA on Friday, October 24, 2008, with a welcome reception the evening of October 23, 2008. Conference registration materials will arrive in September. For more info, contact Sandy Schmiedeknecht
, Eckerd Division of Private Academies and Conference Co-Chair.
HOUSE PASSES MILLER BILL - WHITE HOUSE OPPOSES
(June 25, 2008) The House of Representatives recently approved a bill for national standards in juvenile boot camps and other public and private programs intended to help troubled youth. The legislation, which passed 318-103, would bar excessive "tough love" practices yet The White House said in a statement it opposed the bill because it expands federal oversight and could make states less inclined to meet their responsibilities in preventing and investigating abuse. The Senate has yet to consider the measure.
FIRST MIDWEST NATSAP REGIONAL CONFERENCE
(June 26, 2008) Nicole Fuglsang
with Change Academy of the Ozarks
(CALO), Lake Ozark, MO, 866-459-1362, and Norm Ostrum
, with Montcalm Schools
, Albion MI, 866-244-4321, Conference Co-Chairs, announced the First NATSAP 2008 Midwest Regional Conference will be Friday, October 17th at Oakbrook, IL.
NEXT STEP EMBRACES CONTINUING EDUCATION
(June 26, 2008) Next Step For Success
in Redmond, OR, has undertaken a company-wide plan in which all of its Associate Coaches will add continuing education credits and certifications to their professional portfolios, in which the focus of study has direct application to work with parents and programs. For more information, contact Bill Valentine
. PsyD, CC, Founder of Next Step For Success, 541-504-4748.
BARRASSO NEW WILDERNESS DIRECTOR AT IN BALANCE
(June 26, 2008) Anthony Barrasso
, MPA, MLS, is the new Wilderness Director for In Balance Ranch Academy
in Tucson, AZ. Anthony has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Master's in Public Administration and Policy from the University of Arizona. In addition, Anthony has a Master's in Legal Studies from the Sandra Day O'Connor Law School at Arizona State University. Anthony has previously worked as a wilderness staff for Aspen Achievement Academy and as an intern for the Department of Defense in the Office of Force Transformation. For admissions information, contact Betsy Barrasso, Admissions Director and Owner of In Balance Ranch Academy, 520-722-9631.
NEWSWEEK SEEKING PARENTS/ ALUMNI
(June 26, 2008) Jennie Yabroff, writing for Newsweek, is researching for an in-depth and fair story on wilderness programs and therapeutic boarding schools. She wants to focus on the experience of girls and their families. Jennie would like to talk to parents who are anywhere in the process and want to share their story. Nobody will be quoted without his or her express permission. Jennie can be contacted at Jennie.Yabroff@newsweek.com
GESTALT EQUINE-ASSISTED TRAINING
(June 27, 2008) The Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies in Golden, CO, will offer a Gestalt Equine Assisted Therapy Training Program
starting August 13-16, 2008. This is a two-year training program to teach equine-assisted psychotherapy from a Gestalt perspective. The training is for mental health therapists or other allied professionals in the human development field. For more information, contact Duey Freeman
, MA, LPC at 303-426-8211 or Joan Rieger
, MA, LPC, 303-548-6901.
OAKLEY GRADUATES 28
(June 27, 2008) Twenty-eight young men and women graduated from Oakley School
in Oakley, UT, in June 2008. Oakley School would like to thank all the families, consultants, therapists and staff who assisted these graduates with reaching their goals. For additional information on Oakley, call Carrie Thompson
, Director of Admissions 435-783-5001.
IN BALANCE RANCH GRADUATION
(June 27, 2008) Betsy Barrasso
, Admissions Director and Owner of In Balance Ranch Academy
in Tucson, AZ, congratulates the recent graduates at In Balance Ranch Academy on their acceptance into a multitude of various universities. For more information on In Balance, call Betsy at 520-722-9631.
BLM TIGHTENS RESTRICTIONS FOR WILDERNESS THERAPY PROGRAMS
(June 28, 2008) The Federal Bureau of Land Management
in Washington, DC, has issued an Instruction Memorandum (No. 2008-141) to all Field Officials of the special requirements that pertain to permit the operation on public lands by wilderness therapy/residential treatment programs.
NEW SUMMIT GRADUATES SIX
(June 30, 2008) New Summit Academy
in Costa Rica graduated six students in June. Two students successfully graduated the New Summit program and will return to high school in California. Four additional students graduated both the New Summit program and high school, and will transition to four-year colleges in the fall. For information on New Summit, call Heather Tracy
at 414-921-1388 or send her an email.
PARENTS THANK OLIVERIAN
(June 30, 2008) Parents of a recent graduate from The Oliverian School in Haverhill, NH, wrote a letter to the staff and teachers at the school, thanking them for the dedication and care their son received while in attendance. Learn more about Oliverian by calling 603-989-5105. To view the letter in its entirety, visit
NEW ECHO SPRINGS CONTACT INFO
(June 30, 2008) Echo Springs
in Bonners Ferry, ID has a new toll free phone number, 888-688-3246 and an updated website, along with a new mailing address: 3210 Kootenai Trail Rd, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805. For more information, refer to their website or give them a call.
WEST RIDGE HOSTS PARENTING SEMINARS
(June 30, 2008) West Ridge Academy
in West Jordan, UT, will provide free regional seminars to groups of parents anxious to learn more about "Youth in Crisis." Topics include drugs and alcohol, peer influence, communication, setting boundaries and natural and logical consequences, to name a few. For information call 801-282-1099 or email
CONGRATS--2008 ECKERD GRADUATES!
(June 30, 2008) Eckerd Youth Alternatives
, Inc. would like to congratulate all the 2008 Eckerd Academy High School graduates.
SPRING GALA AT WEST RIDGE
(June 30, 2008) West Ridge Academy
in West Jordan, UT, held its annual fundraising spring gala, with both the boys and girls from the school serving dinner to more than 230 guests. Entertainment for the evening included the guitar ensemble and the girls' choir. Honorary guests, Bishop Burton and Delpha Baird, were presented the "Legacy of Hope Award" for years of support and service to the Academy.
AUSTIN SENDERO NOW OPEN
(June 30, 2008) Austin Sendero
in Austin, TX, a residential treatment center and member of CRC Health Group, is now open. Austin Sendero treats anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders in males and females, ages 17 and above. For more information, contact Lorena Hampton
, Intake Coordinator at 512-213-9762.
EIA CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO
(July 2008) EIA
's 18th Annual EDVentures Conference for owners and senior managers of private schools, charter schools, special and alternative education programs, and tutoring and learning centers held their conference at the Westin Hotel in San Diego, CA, in July 2008.
OPI SEES TURKEY AND GREECE
(July 2008) Optimum Performance Institutes Program
Director, Katie Mikolyski, and several OPI participants recently returned from a two-week tour of Turkey and Greece, aboard a 65-foot traditional Turkish boat where they toured ancient ruins and local villages.
JACOB SCHOOL COMPLETES FIRST YEAR
(July 1, 2008) The Jacob School, Winter Springs, FL, completed its first year of operation as a non-traditional private school for teens. The school is for students who think "outside the box" of traditional schools, and emphasizes higher-order thinking skills, interactive lessons and hands-on-learning. For more information, call Carrie Straub, School Director at 407-461-2800, firstname.lastname@example.org
NWA GRADUATES EIGHT
(July 1, 2008) Eight graduates completed the Personal Growth program, from Northwest Academy
in Naples, ID, with several earning college credits through the North Idaho College Dual Enrollment Program. Congratulations from Devorah McIntosh
, Academic Director for Northwest Academy, 877-882-0980.
NEW HAVEN RECOGNIZED BY USLBA
(July 1, 2008) New Haven Residential Treatment Center
in Provo, UT, has been selected for the 2008 Best of Saratoga Springs Award in the Residential Treatment Programs category by the US Local Business Association
(USLBA). USLBA is a Washington, DC based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns - large and small - across America, with the purpose of promoting local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.
SANTIAM CROSSING ENHANCES PARENT PROGRAM
(July 1, 2008) Santiam Crossing
, Scio, OR, recently enhanced the family therapy program, offering a more detailed program that includes monthly parent weekends. David Scully, LCSW, CADC, is now spearheading this program.
CALO JCAHO ACCREDITED; JULIANO ACADEMIC DIRECTOR
(July 2, 2008) Change Academy at Lake of the Ozarks
(CALO) in Lake Ozark, MO, has received a full accreditation from JCAHO (the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Association). The CALO leadership team consists of Dr. Ken Huey, CEO, Nicole Fuglsang, MA, LPC, Admissions Director and Landon Kirk, LCSW, Clinical Director. In addition, Wayne Juliano, MA, EdS has joined CALO as the new Academic Director. Wayne graduated from Central Missouri State University and has been both a teacher and principle in the public school system for the last 16 years.
NATSAP ALUMNI ADVISORY COUNCIL ATTENDS 2008 NATSAP CONFERENCE
(July 2, 2008) The NATSAP Regional Conference
was held in June at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT, titled "Strengthening Families in Crisis," was attended by NATSAP Alumni Advisory Council members Beth McGrotha, Trevor Heaton and Donelyn Gamble. They presented a panel entitled ''The Vision of Healing Families.''
WELLSPRING FAMILY CAMP NC IN THE NEWS
(July 2, 2008) News 14
- a news source from North Carolina -printed an article featuring Wellspring Family Camp
in Pinehurst, NC, which is designed to help families make healthier lifestyle choices through three points of emphasis during the camp: a low fat diet, plenty of exercise and self monitoring. Getting the entire family involved makes it more likely campers will keep the healthy habits after camp is over.
BELLEFAIRE JCB FORMS PEER LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
(July 3, 2008) The first Peer Leadership Council (PLC) was formed at Bellefaire JCB
in Shaker Heights, OH, comprised of ten residents that were nominated by staff who felt they possessed leadership qualities. PLC assembles every other Friday for lunch with various staff members to address any issues or concerns on the part of the clients. This also strengthens the lines of communication between residents and staff. Each member proudly wears a PLC t-shirt to recognize their membership and help promote the council among their peers. For more information, contact Devon Racz
BENCHMARK APPLIES FOR NPSAG
(July 3, 2008) Benchmark Young Adult School
in Redlands, CA, submitted a Petition for Candidacy via the National Private Schools Accreditation Program for Private Schools (NPSAG) and the application was approved. The educational program is classified as "Accreditation in Progress." A full accreditation with completion is estimated to be June 2009. For additional details, call Richard Brimhall
in admissions at 800-474-4848.
(July 3, 2008) In a letter from Matthew Estey, Executive Director at Transitions of Galveston Island in Texas, he states, "After careful and thorough consideration, we've decided to close TGI," with a wrap up of current operations at the end of July, after the scheduled graduation of the current residents. CEO of TIG, David Michel
, would welcome your suggestions and feedback. To view this letter in its entirety, visit Strugglingteens.com
HOPE RANCH APPROVED FOR NON-IMMIGRANT STUDENTS
(July 3, 2008) Hope Ranch/Star Meadows Academy
in Whitefish, MT, was approved to accept students from Canada and other countries through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and has been approved for certification and enrollment in SEVIS, a program of the Department of Homeland Security to maintain information on international, non-immigrant students and exchange visitors to the US. For more information, contact Jim Carpenter
, Admissions Director at 406-862-7871 or by email.
FUCH JOINS SOBER COLLEGE
(July 3, 2008) Sober College
, Woodland Hills, CA, proudly announces new addition James Fuchs to the Creative Arts Program. James has worked in recovery for the past five years.
NATSAP REGIONALS CALL FOR PAPERS
(July 7, 2008) The National Association of Schools and Programs
will be hosting several regional conferences this summer and fall. The conferences will be in St. George, UT; Kennebunkport, ME; Oak Brook IL; Atlanta, GA; and Sunriver, OR. The deadline for Call for Papers for the last three has past. For more detailed information, visit NATSAP's website.
CHOTEAU YOUTH RANCH CLOSES
(July 7, 2008) Woodbury Reports Inc was notified Choteau Youth Ranch - a private, non-profit organization providing a group home environment for at risk teens in Choteau, MT - closed July 2, 2008.
COBB-AIKIN JOINS POWELL & ELLIOTT
(July 8, 2008) Powell & Elliott Collaborative, LLC, Lake Arrowhead, CA, welcomes Tauni Cobb-Aikin
to their professional staff. Tauni will take the lead in further developing an extensive Risk Management Division. Tauni brings with her 10+ years of experience working with private youth-at-risk schools and programs and holds a variety of certifications, including California Community Care Licensing Administrator for Group Homes and Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer, HIPAA Security Specialist, and HIPAA Professional. Tauni can be reached at, 909-435-5916.
GREENBRIER'S SCHOOL OF HORSEMANSHIP
(July 9, 2008) Greenbrier Academy
in Pence Springs, WV, is excited to announce a new addition to its program; the School of Horsemanship will be part of the curriculum. Stables have been completed and seven horses have arrived, with students learning competitive hunting, jumping, dressage and driving. For more information, please contact the school at 304-445-7790.
HATTON JOINS SILVERADO
(July 10, 2008) Randy Hatton is the newest Admissions Counselor at Silverado Boys Ranch
in Panguitch, UT. Randy has 18 years of business management and customer service experience. He will be working alongside Denise Westman the Director of Admissions and Marketing. For more information, call 435-676-8482.
KEY EDUCATION RESOURCES TRIM LOANS
(July 10, 2008) Key Education Resources
, a leader in K-12 financing, sent letters to non-traditional K-12 schools notifying them that the Key Achiever Loan would no longer be offered to their schools. Clark Education Loans has secured additional sources of financing to replace those that would have been picked by Key Education Resources. For more information contact Chelsea Dickinson
, Director of Marketing and Program Relations for Clark Behavioral Health Financing, 888-755-3079.
WELLSPRING ACADEMY IN THE NEWS
(July 10, 2008) The Baltimore Sun
featured an article about a young man from Baltimore, who lost 180 pounds while attending Wellspring Academy in California for 11 months. To view this article in its entirety visit the Struggling Teen's
FORMAN SCHOOL HIRES NEW STAFF
(July 10, 2008) Adam Man, MA with certification in Special Ed is the new Head of School at the Forman School
, Litchfield, CT. In addition, Whitney "Trip" Sanders is the new Associate Director of Admissions. Sanders previously worked at Worcester Academy where he taught, coached and worked with students through the Center for Learning Facility. For information about Forman School, contact Beth Rainey, Director of Admissions, 860-567-1802.
ALTC STUDENTS 'GIVE BACK'
(July 10, 2008) In the July issue of the Becket Newsletter
, Julie Gaffey
explained students from Androscoggin Learning and Transition Center (ALTC), in Lewiston, ME, recently travelled to Norway Maine to assist in a service project for the Progress Center in Norway - a facility for children, families and adults with various disabilities. Students cleared brush, planted an herb garden and helped beautify the park.
NATSAP AND HERITAGE HOST "RIDE FOR TEENS"
(July 11, 2008) NATSAP programs and Heritage Schools are hosting "Ride for Teens
" August 23, 2008, where participants will ride their bikes up Provo Canyon. Proceeds of this event will be used to cover the expense of the event, with the remaining funds being donated to Heritage Center Stage. After the cycling event, Ron Williams will present a behind the scenes look at his documentary "Happy Valley" which unveils the drug culture in Utah Valley. For questions, contact Jesse Ellis
MONARCH SCHOOL CELEBRATES SEVEN
(July 13, 2008) Monarch School
celebrated their seventh year of operation in July. The school has undergone numerous enhancements since the beginning, transforming from a small in-house program to a full-blown campus complete with staff housing among other improvements.
WEST SHIELD INTERNET RADIO SHOW
(July 14, 2008) Allen Cardoza
, Founder and Owner of West Shield Adolescent Services
launched a new Internet radio show that airs every Monday at 11:00am (PST). The talk show, titled Answers for the Family
, addresses challenges families face with their teen. For more information contact Allen.
TIMBER RIDGE GRADUATES THREE
(July 15, 2008) Three girls will graduate Timber Ridge
in Clark Fork, ID, at the end of July. The staff at Timber Ridge would like to say congratulations to the girls for their continued success. For information on Timber Ridge, contact Virginia Short
, Admissions Director at 208-777-1615.
WELLSPRING IN BRITISH NEWS
(July 15, 2008) A British news source
featured an article about Wellspring Camp, which took place at the University of Cumbria's Newton Rigg campus in the UK, with campers from the UK, Ireland, United States, Russia, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
BETTON HOUSE TO CLOSE
(July 15, 2008) Woodbury Reports received notification from Betton House, a transitional living dormitory for young adults 18-24 in Scranton, PA, that they will be closing effective August 31, 2008.
AIM HOUSE WELCOMES ELMAN
(June 16, 2008) The new Program Director for AIM House
's Young Men's Program in Boulder, CO, is Sherri Elman, who has a Master's Degree in social work from Colorado State University and holds a state license in Colorado as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. For the last two years, Sherri worked as the Senior Primary Mentor at AIM House. The previous Program Director was Tracy Markle, who resigned from AIM House to pursue new opportunities. For more information, contact Jude Rudolph, Admissions Director for AIM House, Boulder, CO, at 303-554-0011.
TISDELL JOINS SAFEPASSAGE
(July 16, 2008) Karen Tisdell, a former counselor with Three Springs Paint Rock Valley Girls Program joined SafePassage as a transport agent. Tisdell is also joining the parent company, Hunter Investigations, LLC, as a private investigator. In addition, SafePassage Adolescent Services
announced the opening of new offices in Tampa, FL, and Huntsville, AL. For more information, contact Holly D. Hunter, Owner of SafePassage at 770-667-7467.
TIMBER RIDGE JOINS CLARK FOR EDUCATION LOANS
(July 17, 2008) Virginia Short, Director of Admissions at Timber Ridge Preparatory School
for Girls in Clark Fork, ID, 208-777-1615, announced Timber Ridge has joined with Clark Behavioral Health Financing
to help parents find the financial assistance they need for their daughters. Clark Behavioral Health Financing, 888-755-3080, is a subsidiary of Clark Custom Educational Loans, Inc.
GRAY WOLF CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY
(July 17, 2008) Gray Wolf Ranch, Inc
, Port Townsend, WA, gathered over Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate Gray Wolf Ranch's 10-year anniversary. Over 300 alumni, families, staff and friends participated in the celebration. In addition, the statistics gathered from 2007 alumni, by Lanstat, Inc., showed results in the high 80% -96% for the overall program effectiveness and structure. For information, contact Woody Bernas, MDiv, Program Director at 800-571-5505.
CHEZIK ON URTA BOARD
(July 18, 2008) New Haven
congratulates Jill Chezik, CTRS, on her confirmation as an Education Committee member on the Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) Board. Jill is Nationally Certified as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and has been with New Haven since 2006.
DRYDEN JOINS ASPEN INSTITUTE
(July 18, 2008) Denise Dryden
joined the team as the new Director of Admission for Aspen Institute
for Behavioral Assessment in Syracuse, UT. Denise most recently worked in the admission department of the Oakley School. For information about the Aspen Institute, call 801-825-5222.
WILDERNESS THERAPY SYMPOSIUM 2008
(July 18, 2008) The Wilderness Therapy Symposium
2008 will be held at the Naropa University
, September 12-14, 2008. For more information - or to register - contact Rob Meltzer at Naropa University Extended Studies at 303-245-4800.
FOX JOINS LIVING WELL TRANSITIONS
(July 18, 2008) Dan Fox, MA, LPC, joined its team at Living Well Transitions
, Boulder, CO, as Clinical Supervisor. Dan is currently the principal at September High School, a private school in Boulder, CO. For additional information, contact Britton Turkett
, MA, Program Manager at 303-245-1020.
SALLIE MAE ANNOUNCES LOAN CUTS
(July 21, 2008) Therapeutic programs throughout the United States are receiving letters this week from Sallie Mae notifying them of their decision to discontinue funding loans to their programs. This announcement marks the third educational lender to cease offering private k-12 loans since April. For more information, contact Chelsea Dickinson
of Clark Custom Education Loans/ Clark Behavioral Health Financing
NEW FACES AT SWIFT RIVER
(July 21, 2008) Academy at Swift River
, Cummington, MA, has several announcements to make. Dan DuBois, former Humanities Deptartment Chair and teacher of art and language arts was promoted to Academic Director. Jackie MacNeish joined ASR and will create and develop a comprehensive physical education program for the students and two former ASR students - Chessie Bloom and Ben Warner - were hired as residential mentors. Chessie graduated from ASR in 2005. She will attend college in the area to complete her degree. Ben - who graduated in 2003 - obtained his degree in psychology from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.
GLENHOLME PARTNERS WITH VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL
(July 21, 2008) Glenholme School
(A Devereux School) in Washington, CT, is partnering with Virtual High School (VHS) to provide its students with greater opportunity and flexibility through adding on-line courses in conjunction with traditional classes. For more information, contact Marketing Director David Tuttle
SHORTRIDGE WELCOMES NEW STAFF
(July 21, 2008) Shortridge Academy
in Milton, NH, hired three new staff: Neil Binette, BA, MA, was hired as a new counselor; Jessica Remacle, BS, MSW, LICSW, was hired as a new counselor and Kim Kleckner-Miller, BS, MEd, was also hired as a new counselor. For more information, contact Hannah Mariotti, Director of Admissions and Marketing, 603-755-3096 x100.
MEMORIAL HERMANN OPENS NEW PROGRAM
(July 21, 2008) The Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center
announced the opening of the new Adolescent Residential Chemical Dependence Program, located in Houston, TX. This program is for adolescents age 13-17 with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. For more information, contact Jim Williams, Program Director at 713-329-7343.
LEVIN RETIRING AT SPRUCE MOUNTAIN
(June 24, 2008) Ed Levin
, LICSW, Assistant Director of Spruce Mountain
in Plainfield, VT, has decided to retire after 25+ years service and will limit his involvement with the school to referral development and professional outreach. Candace Beardsley
, LICSW, Director of Spruce Mountain announced they are looking for someone to fill this key position. For more information, contact Candace or Ed at 802-454-8353.
NEWS AT THE FAMILY SCHOOL
(July 21, 2008) Ann Janauer has been named Vice President, Human Resources at Family Foundation School
in Hancock, NY. Janauer, who holds a PhD in chemistry from SUNY Binghamton, was previously assistant professor of chemistry at Siena College and SUNY Delhi. She joined the faculty of The Family Foundation School in 2007 and currently teaches honors chemistry. Family Foundation is also nearing completion of the annual recertification of all of its 100+ faculty and staff in Therapeutic Crises Intervention (TCI). For more information on these items or more info about Family Foundation, contact Ann Kozak
NEW YORK BOARDING SCHOOLS ASSOC. ANNOUNCES TOUR
(July 21, 2008) Steve Lifrak, PhD, President, New York Boarding Schools Association, Cornwall, NY, 800-225-9144, announced that the association will host a tour for educational consultants of NYBSA member schools in the southern region of New York the week of December 8-12, 2008. The tour will culminate in an opportunity to attend the renowned Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular Show in New York City. Schools on the tour list include The Family Foundation School, Storm King School, Stony Brook School, The Knox School, Darrow School, Hoosac School, The Masters School, and Trinity-Pawling School.