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DECEMBER 2007

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WELLSPRING FINANCIAL JUDGMENT
(October 2, 2007) According to Mike Gangloff of the Roanoke Times, Robert Serge Gluhareff, who headed the Wellspring Academy in Halifax County, VA, will spend 30 months in prison for a variety of financial fraud charges.

ALLDREDGE STUDENTS ASSIST
(October 22, 2007) Ashley Auchterlonie, Director of Marketing at Alldredge Wilderness Journey and Greenbrier Academy, Davis, WV, 281-414-3026, announced the Alldredge staff and students were involved in the search and rescue efforts to find a missing young man who was severely autistic. All students are intensely trained in First Aid, CPR, and wilderness first-responder-level care during their first phase of the Alldredge program.

KERSTEN SUES EAGALA
(October 22, 2007) Jennifer Kersten, MEd, of OK Corral Series, Ephraim, UT, 866-391-6565, announced Greg Kersten, President of OK Corral Series and Co-founder of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) of Santaquin, UT, filed suit against the nonprofit June 26, 2007, in the Fourth Judicial District Court of Utah. The lawsuit cites claims for relief for wrongful termination, defamation, breach of intellectual property license, conversion of intellectual property, and conversion of personal property. The full press release is online.

HOOVER/ NUGENT VISIT
(October 22, 2007) Trilby Hoover, Founder, and Jill Nugent, Admissions Director of Sheep Gate Services (SGS), Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-1093, stopped by the Woodbury Reports, Inc., Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-5550, to discuss their new program designed to create a system of accountability for young people in transition following completion of substance abuse treatment.

WOODLAND SPRINGS OPENS
(October 22, 2007) Marie McGeehan, Director of Communications for Boys & Girls Town of Missouri, St. James, MO, 314-515-7911, announced Woodland Springs Lodge has opened. Woodland Springs provides therapeutic long term residential care for children ages 8 to 17 who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems such as depression, substance abuse, impulsivity, grief, anxiety and trauma issues. For information, contact Sundhya Gelles, MSW, LCSW, Program Director, 573-265-3251.

GARDINER JOINS ASPEN INSTITUTE
(October 23, 2007) Auburn Guevara, Admissions Coordinator for the Aspen Institute, Syracuse, UT, 801-825-5222, announced Dr. Matthew Gardiner has joined the assessment team at the Institute. Dr. Gardiner comes to AI with a background of consulting for various residential treatment centers.

BLUEPRINT CEO ON NPR
(October 23, 2007) Marmy M. Kodras, MBA, MPH, Marketing Director for Blueprint Education, Phoenix AZ, 800-426-4952 x4840, announced Doug Covey, CEO of Blueprint Education, was a featured guest on "Here and Now", a production of KJZZ, the Phoenix-area affiliate of National Public Radio, to discuss online education in grades K-12.

LEPERE JOINS CHEROKEE CREEK
(October 23, 2007) Ron and Beth Black, Owners of Cherokee Creek Boys School, Westminster, SC 864-647-1885, announced David LePere is the new Executive Director for Cherokee Creek Boys School. He was Director of both CEDU Middle School and CEDU High School in California, worked at Mount Bachelor Academy in Oregon and recently served as the Executive Director of Wilderness Quest in Utah.

MCMAHON DIRECTOR OF ECKERD ACADEMY
(October 24, 2007) David Dennis, President/ CEO of Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Clearwater, FL, 706-747-1082, announced Tim McMahon was named Director of the new Eckerd Academy of Blue Ridge, a licensed, accredited outdoor therapeutic program and alternative school. McMahon was recently Director of the Appalachian Wilderness Camp, a Georgia Outdoor Therapeutic Program in Cleveland, GA.

BRATTER APPOINTED TO ICSPP BOARD
(October 24, 2007) Tom Bratter, Founder and President of John Dewey Academy, Great Barrington, MA, 413-528-5662 announced he was selected to sit on the Board of Directors of The International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology. Last year at the Ninth International Annual Conference, ICSPP gave Tom Bratter "the Lifetime Achievement Award" for founding The John Dewey Academy, a residential, college preparatory, therapeutic high school, which has a medicine-free environment where more than seventy-five percent of its graduates graduate from colleges of quality.

GIER JOINS AIS
(October 25, 2007) David Levin, Owner of Adolescent Intervention Services, LLC, Rockville, MD, 866-624-7247, announced Eric M. Gier is the Northeast Regional Director for AIS. Eric holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and has an extensive work history with the State of New York's Child Protective Services.

TROY KNIGHT VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS
(October 25, 2007) Troy Knight, Executive Director of Wilderness Quest, Monticello, UT, 435-459-9223 stopped by on his way through Bonners Ferry to discuss the happenings at Wilderness Quest.

CLE FEATURED IN WASHINGTON POST
(October 29, 2007) The Washington Post ran a story on College Living Experience (CLE), Rockville, MD, 800-486-5058, about CLE providing the structure the autistic need for college life. CLE is a program that helps students with learning disabilities make the transition to college. CLE offers six campuses nationwide in Florida, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, Colorado and California.

SNODGRASS JOINS SILVERADO
(October 29, 2007) Denise Westman, Admissions Director at Silverado Boys Ranch, Panguitch, UT, 435-676-8482 announced Tere Snodgrass is now the Assistant Admissions Director. Tere has worked admissions and marketing for wilderness programs, clinical boarding schools and residential treatment centers including Aspen Achievement Academy, Three Springs, Auldern, Provo Canyon and Academy at Canyon Creek over the last 17 years.

CHANGES/EVENTS AT NEW HAVEN
(October 31, 2007) Ari Terry, Admissions at New Haven, Provo, UT, 801-794-1218, announced she was recently hired as Admissions Counselor. She also announced Jeana Lee, LCSW, and Logan Valentine, LCSW, were promoted to Assistant Clinical Directors. In addition, Ari announced parents, students and staff participated in several events at New Haven over the last couple of months including the 2nd annual 5K run through Diamond Fork Canyon and a family weekend into Goblin Valley, where they participated in hiking, outdoor activities, evening programs and therapeutic family events. And finally, New Haven's History and Civics teacher, Larissa Talyor, was selected as the Utah participant for the Presidential Academy for American History and Civics.

STAFF CHANGES AT PENINSULA VILLAGE
(October 31, 2007) Kelly Roberts, Coordinator for Community and Alumni Relations at Peninsula Village, Louisville, TN, 865-380-4452, announced several changes with staff at Peninsula Village. Jonah Ruddy will serve as the special education teacher. John Dudley will teach wellness and science courses and Josh Mincey will teach English and social studies.

RUDMAN JOINS ID EDUCATION SERVICES
(November 1, 2007) Paul Johnson, Executive Director for Idaho Educational Services, Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-7522, announced Saul Rudman has joined the administration teams at Ascent, Boulder Creek Academy and Northwest Academy as Regional Director of Business Development. Saul is known in the therapeutic boarding schools arena, having played a part in their development over many years as former Admissions and Marketing Director for the CEDU schools.

LIVING WELL'S DIRECTOR RETURNS
(November 1, 2007) Julie Randall, Director of Operations at Living Well Transitions, Boulder, CO, 303-245-1020, announced Executive Director Bill Sell has returned to clinical work with the clients and families enrolled at Living Well. Bill began a medical leave of absence in October 2006, after being diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

TIMBER RIDGE STUDENTS GRADUATE
(November 1, 2007) Virginia Short, Admissions Director for Timber Ridge, Clark Fork, ID, 435-398-6483, announced several girls are graduating and have established "Goals for Success" that will allow them to continue the hard work they have already completed. In addition, they have been accepted at several of the nation's best art schools to include the Art Institute of Washington located in Arlington, VA and also the Savannah School of Art and Design located in Savannah, GA.

FTC TO INVESTIGATE PRIVATE PROGRAMS
(November 4, 2007) WASHINGTON, DC - US Representative George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate allegations of deceptive marketing practices by residential treatment programs for troubled children. thomas.kiley@mail.house.gov rachel.racusen@mail.house.gov

LOGAN RIVER STAFF CHANGES
(November 5, 2007) Larry Carter, Executive Director of Logan River Academy, Logan, UT, 435-755-8400, announced Lindy P. Smith has moved into the Admissions Manager position, with Beth Kiester stepping in as her Administrative Assistant.

NORTHWOODS ANNOUNCEMENTS
(November 5, 2007) Matt Fitzgerald, President of Northwood's, Sagle, ID, 208-659-3455, announced the students from Northwood's Sagle farm entered the Kootenai River Race, set up by the Boundary County Rotary Club. All of the students finished the 25-mile class, and three others went on to complete the entire 67-mile (100k) race. Matt also announced Northwood's now offers chemical dependency services, including group sessions for designated students, facilitated by Sharene Heisler, LMSW, CCDC.

RED HILL ACADEMY OPENS
(November 6, 2007) Brad Freed, LMFT, Director of Red Hill Academy (RHA), San Anselmo, CA, 415-457-3200 x131, announced Red Hill Academy will open September 2008. Red Hill Academy is a new specialized day and boarding school for adolescents ages 14 to 17 who struggle with learning differences and emotional difficulties. RHA is a program of Sunny Hills Services.

YOGA AT INDEPENDENCE CENTER
(November 12, 2007) Judy Maizlish, Executive Director for Independence Center, Los Angeles, CA, 310-202-7102, announced Independence Center has added yoga (with a certified yoga instructor, who is also a therapist), to its recreational program in addition to: a swimming pool, tennis courts, a basketball court, billiards and a fitness center. Independence Center is a transitional, residential program for young adults ages 18-30 with learning disabilities.

20 PEAKS RUNNERS WIN STATE
(November 13, 2007) Paul Clark, founder of 20 Peaks, Thompson Falls, MT, 406-827-1957, announced four students from 20 Peaks contributed to the Thompson Falls High School cross-country team championship at the state meet in Helena this year.

TADLOCK JOINS NORTHWEST ACADEMY
(November 13, 2007) Janice Pannell, Marketing and Communications Manager for Ascent, and Northwest Academy, Naples, ID, and Boulder Creek Academy, Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-3626, announced Dan Tadlock, LMSW, is the Senior Clinician at Northwest Academy, previously working as a wilderness therapist for the last three years.

SPRING LAKE RANCH CELEBRATES 75
(November 14, 2007) Pam Grace, Admissions at Spring Lake Ranch, Cuttingsville, VT, 802-492-3322, announced the 75th Anniversary of Spring Lake Ranch. Wayne & Elizabeth Sarcka founded the program in 1932. Spring Lake Ranch is a licensed, therapeutic community residence in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

DR. TAYLOR JOINS SIVERADO
(November 15, 2007) Denise Westman, Director of Admissions and Marketing for Silverado Boys Ranch, Panguitch, UT, 435-676-8482, announced the addition of Peggy Taylor, PsyD to the clinical team at Silverado Boys Ranch. Peggy has maintained a private practice from 1983 until 2003 and served in the roles of Clinician and Clinical Director at Chemical Dependency Outpatient Clinics, California acute care hospitals and several Utah based adolescent residential treatment facilities.

ASHBY CAMPUS FOR SALE
(November 16, 2007) Trish Williams of Glickman Kovago & Company, Worcester, MA, 508-753-9100 x 221, announced the former Ashby Academy campus is for sale. The property is comprised of 14 buildings with over 34,809 square feet of space and 6,404 square feet of maintenance and storage areas. The 69 acre college/university grade campus includes dormitory style housing, staff quarters, administrative offices, academic classrooms, study and recreation areas, a cafeteria and a library. For information, contact Jim at ext. 222 or Dave at ext. 230.

CENTER FOR CHANGE NEWS
(November 16, 2007) Tamara Noyes, Business Development Director for Center for Change, Orem, UT, 801-224-8255, announced Center For Change now offers a Mid-Track Intensive Program. This is a specialized intensive treatment track for clients that are currently in residential treatment and will be returning to the referring facility, with a 45- to 60-day program designed to aggressively treat the client's eating disorder.

BRATTER PUBLISHED
(November 16, 2007) Tom Bratter, Founder of John Dewey Academy, Great Barrington, MA, 917-597-7814, was just published in the Volume 30 of the Annals of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008, with chapters 7, 8 & 9: "Residential treatment for gifted and self-destructive adolescents: The John Dewey Academy", "Advocacy: Its impact on the treatment alliance with gifted, self-destructive, and drug-abusing adolescents," and "Confrontation-A potent psychotherapeutic approach with difficult adolescents." Listed as co-authors are Lisa Sinsheimer, Danielle Sara Kaufman, and Jonathan Steven Alter.

TROUBLED TEEN EXPERT VISITS FFS
(November 16, 2007) Jeff Brain, VP for External Relations and Acting Director of Admissions for The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced that educational consultant and author Dr. Carol Maxym recently toured the school and visited at length with students. Dr. Maxym is the author of "Teens in Turmoil: A Path to Change for Parents, Adolescents and Their Families."

GATEHOUSE PARENT PUBLISHES STORY
(November 16, 2007) Glenna Conway, Assistant Director of Marketing for Gatehouse Academy, Wickenburg, AZ, 928-231-5004, announced the release of a new book written and photographed by David Geliebter, the father of a Gatehouse Academy graduate. 'Underbelly: The Palm Beach No One Talks About' takes an in-depth look into the homelessness and drug addiction in the wealthy community of Palm Beach, FL.

FFS DEBATE TEAM HONORED
(November 16, 2007) Bruce Hutchison, Forensics Coach for The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced that the FFS team has received the Leading Chapter Award for the Iroquois District of the National Forensics League (NFL). The award is the most prestigious prize bestowed by the NFL. Of the 2900 registered member schools, only 104 awards (one for each district) are presented annually, and recipients can receive the prize only once every five years. Since the formation of the FFS team in 2002, The Family School has dominated local and district tournaments and has sent students to the nationals.

OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE STUDENTS HELP
(November 19, 2007) Sianita J. Calon, Marketing Director at Optimum Performance Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 818-610-3956, announced several students participated in the Adopt-A-Tree Event for the city of LA, in order to promote transforming Los Angeles into the cleanest and greenest metropolitan city. Students also participated in the 2nd annual Midnight Mission, a volunteer program that offers meal service to the homeless for Thanksgiving.

KAUFMAN AT SECOND NATURE
(November 19, 2007) Leah Halverson, Admissions for Second Nature, Duchesne, UT, 866-205-2500, announced Marla Kaufman is a new Family Support Coordinator at Second Nature. Marla's duties at Second Nature will include creating a Parent Mentor Program that will pair new Second Nature parents with those who have more experience, establishing an endowed scholarship fund, launching localized 2N parent support groups in various regions, continuing to organize semi-annual National Parent Seminars, and creating live web cast parent meetings.

BETTON HOUSE NEWS
(November 20, 2007) Michael A. and Roxanne Losicco, Directors-in-residence of Betton House, Scranton, PA, 877-723-8866, announced that six resident students successfully completed the six-month transition program and will be moving on to other schools to continue their education. Betton House, which serves students from five Scranton-area colleges, is also gearing up for its second annual "Cure for Cabin Fever" slated for mid-December to mid-January. The program offers fellowship, career and life goal counseling, and plenty of structured fun to new high school graduates and first-semester college freshmen looking to spend quality time with friends in a safe, sober, family-oriented environment. For registration information call 877-723-8866.

CARL AND OWEN BAISDEN VISIT
(November 20, 2007) Carl and Owen Baisden, who own Turning Winds with their brother John Jr. and father John Sr., a coed program up the Yaak River near Troy, MT, 406-295-5401, stopped by Woodbury Reports as part of an initiative to better introduce and explain their school to Educational Consultants. Since most Educational Consultants know very little about Turning Winds, the Baisdens want to welcome Educational Consultants, other professionals and parents to come visit.

PATHWAYS ENROLLS YEAR-ROUND
(November 20, 2007) Rich and Wendy Simpson, Founders of Pathways, Inc., Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-935-6195, announced starting January 5, 2008, they will be accepting participants for their Gap-Year program in Argentina on a rolling admissions basis.

NEW LEAF NC ANNOUNCES CHANGES
(November 20, 2007) Kathryn S. Huffman, Admissions Director at New Leaf Academy of North Carolina, Hendersonville, NC, 866-479-5323, announced Robiyn Mims was promoted from Program Manager to Director of Family Support Services, and Rebecca Jefferies will assume the role of Administrative Director, while Molina Beerman has accepted the position of Lead Counselor.



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