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FEBRUARY 2008

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PREDICTORS OF SUCCESS
(May 2007) Patrick Barrasso, MSW, LCSW, Founder and Executive Director of In Balance Ranch Academy, Tucson, AZ, 520-390-4426, wrote an essay entitled "Youth Substance Abuse Treatment - Predictors of Success," an astute analysis of the factors that increase the chances of success in residential treatment and how that has helped form the development of their program.

KARLIN HIGHEST PAID ADDICTION EXECUTIVE
(November 1, 2007) Ted Jackson, publisher of Treatment Magazine, Delray Beach, FL, 561-702-4235, reported that at $12 million total compensation last year, Barry Karin, CEO and founder of CRC Health Corporation, is "by far the highest paid executive in the US addiction treatment industry, and one of the highest paid executives last year among medical services providers." In addition, his top three lieutenants each earned $3 million.

TREATMENT MAGAZINE SPECULATES ON CRC
(December 1, 2007) Ted Jackson, Editor and Publisher of Treatment Magazine, Delray Beach, FL, 561-702-4235, speculated that CRC Health Corp., which includes Aspen Education, with almost 72 percent of its revenues coming from private pay, is especially vulnerable to problems if the country moves into a recession environment, since it is more dependent on private-pay as opposed to public-pay.

WHEN HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE
(December 19, 2007) Mark Gregston, Founder and Executive Director of the Heartlight Ministries, Hallsville, TX, 903-668-2173, a Christian boarding school, in an analysis of school shootings, observed that a common attitude is a sense of hopelessness and abandonment causing them to "pay-back" mankind for their misery. He concludes with some suggestions "to bring light to the life of a hopeless teenager." More...

NEW MARKETING REP AT DISTANT DRUMS
(December 20, 2007) Mark Wardle, Founder of Distant Drums, Nephi, UT, 435-623-0548, announced Distant Drums has a new marketing representative, Lu Ann Peckenpaugh. Lu Ann is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a minor in Psychology. Chase Bank, Indianapolis, employed Lu Ann for 19 years.

CONWAY LEAVES GATEHOUSE
(December 27, 2007) Jacquie Arcand, Media Contact for Gatehouse Academy, Wickenberg, AZ, 888-730-0905, announced Glenna Conway left Gatehouse Academy effective December 28, 2007. Glenna's new email address is Glenna@morningsiderecovery.com and phone number is 949-929-6822.

PENINSULA VILLAGE WELCOMES NEW THERAPIST
(December 28, 2007) Kelly Roberts, Coordinator, Community and Alumni Relations for Peninsula Village, Louisville, TN, 865-380-4452, announced Heidi Poore, MS, CTRS, is the new Boys Program Activity Therapist at Peninsula Village. Heidi has a Masters in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Tennessee.

HEARTLIGHT LAUNCHES RADIO PROGRAM
(December 28, 2007) Mark Gregston, Founder and Executive Director of Heartlight Ministries, Hallsville, TX, 903-668-2173, announced a new short-feature daily radio program will be launched by Heartlight, called Parenting Today's Teens, on January 7, 2008. The program is slated to be aired on over one thousand radio stations and available free via podcast through various Internet sources including iTunes and Internet radio stations.

ROBERSON RETIRES FROM PENINSULA
(December 31, 2007) Kelly Roberts, Coordinator, Community and Alumni Relations for Peninsula Village, Louisville, TN, 865-380-4452, announced Ina "Charlie" Roberson retired from Peninsula Village in July 2007 after 35 years of service. Charlie started her career as a nurse at Peninsula Hospital in 1972 and was the first nurse hired by the Village when it opened in 1986. She served as the Utilization Review Supervisor for the next 21 years. Claire O'Donnell will step in as the new Utilization Review Supervisor. Claire started at the Village in August 2005 as an RN.

BOLDMAN VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS
(December 31, 2007) Aaron Boldman, Founder/ Director of Future Men for God, Kirbyville, MO, 417-546-4171, stopped by Woodbury Reports, Inc., for a fisit while in north Idaho.

PENINSULA VILLAGE TAKES PART IN FILM CAMP
(December 31, 2007) Kelly Roberts, Coordinator, Community and Alumni Relations for Peninsula Village, Louisville, TN, 865-380-4452, announced the Coyote Clan of Peninsula Village took part in "The PSA Film Camp," a pilot program, in conjunction with Children's Theater of Knoxville. The goal of the camp was to produce two broadcast quality PSAs (public service announcements) while learning and using basic life skills gained and honed through the filmmaking process.

ANKNEY INTERIM DIRECTOR OF ASCENT
(January 2, 2008) Janice Pannell, Communications Director for Ascent, Naples, ID, 208-267-5626, announced Chris Ankney was appointed Interim Executive Director of Ascent, a wilderness program in North Idaho. Ankney has worked in the outdoor industry for ten years, five of those with Ascent.

2008 PARENT EMPOWERMENT HANDBOOK™ AVAILABLE
(January 2, 2008) Kristie Campbell, Assistant Director for Woodbury Reports, Inc., Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-5550, announced the 18th Edition (2008) of the Parent Empowerment Handbook ™ is now available. This annual tool for parents considering residential placement for their at-risk children was compiled from the advice of hundreds of practicing professionals and consists of private schools, programs and Independent Educational Consultants with the best reputations for safety and effectiveness. To order the 18th Edition of the Parent Empowerment Handbook™, visit the Places For Struggling Teens™ online store, or order by phone at 208-267-5550.

MONTCALM FOR GIRLS EXPANDS
(January 2, 2008) Dana Jacob, PR for Montcalm Schools, Van Wert, OH, 800-837-5591, ext. 2312, announced Montcalm School for Girls opened a third cottage in January 2008, to meet the growth in service. Montcalm School for Girls is a private referral residential treatment program for young women ages 12 to 18.

STRAWN SECURITY SUPPORT NAME CHANGE
(January 3, 2008) Rick Strawn, President/Founder of SOS Juvenile Intervention and Transportation, Suwanee, GA, 866-788-3367, announced he changed the name of his transport company from Strawn Security Services to SOS Juvenile Intervention and Transportation.

SCHROM RESIGNS FROM NORTHWEST ACADEMY
(January 3, 2008) Janice Pannell, Marketing and Communications Manager for Northwest Academy, Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-3626, announced John Schrom, LMFT, resigned his position as Executive Director of Northwest Academy, member of Idaho Educational Services, Bonners Ferry, ID. Paul Johnson will assume the role as interim Executive Director. A national search for this position is currently underway. Please direct all questions or inquiries to Paul at 208-267-3626 or 208-290-5057.

LIFE DESIGNS STUDENT RUNS HALF MARATHAN
(January 4, 2008) Dee Boeck, Office Manager for Life Designs Ranch, Cusick, WA, 509-445-0185, announced a current Life Designs resdient, Patrick Devlin, ran in the Diamond Valley Lake half-marathon to celebrate his 21st birthday on January 19, 2008.

LEGUYONNE RESIGNS FROM INTROSPECTIONS
(January 5, 2008) Michael Lyles, Founder of Introspections Costa Rica, Tucson, AZ, 888-280-4227, announced Guy LeGuyonne tendered his resignation effective December 31, 2007, stating "personal responsibilities make it important to direct my energies closer to home." If you have any questions regarding Introspections Costa Rica please direct them to Michael Lyles.

GATES JOINS EMERGE
(January 6, 2008) Andrew Bryan, Director of Emerge, Baker City, OR, 541-519-4072, announced Lois Gates, MS, joined Emerge as a coach and facilitator for the residential program and distance coaching.

MAHAFFY VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS
(January 7, 2008) Samuel Mahaffy, Development Consultant for Hope Ranch/ Star Meadows Academy, Whitefish, MT, 406-862-7871, stopped by the Woodbury Reports, Inc. office for a visit and introduced the Hope Ranch newsletter for Educational Consultants, which is oriented toward therapy.

JOHN DEWEY'S EARLY DECISION
(January 8, 2008) Ken Steiner, Dean of John Dewey Academy, Great Barrington, MA, 413-528-9800, announced the John Dewey Class of 2008 was admitted to Brandeis University, Columbia, Goucher, Sarah Lawrence Colleges and the University of Chicago. One was wait-listed by Amherst College and one rejected.

CREIGHTON JOINS HOPE RANCH
(January 8, 2008) Linda Carpenter, Executive Director of Hope Ranch Star Meadows Academy, Whitefish, MT, 406-862-7871, announced Dr. Victoria Creighton joined the staff as a resident psychologist. Creighton comes from Montana Academy where she was a therapist for six years.

KEMP RETURNS TO NORTH IDAHO
(January 9, 2008) Janice Pannell, Marketing and Communications Manager for Ascent, Naples, ID, 208-267-3626, announced Dan Kemp has accepted the position of Admissions Director for Ascent Wilderness Program. Dan has worked with both wilderness programs and long term therapeutic boarding schools for over thirteen years and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in sociology and teaching from the University of Utah.

BOULDER CREEK GRADUATES FIVE
(January 9, 2008) Janice Pannell, Marketing and Communications Manager for Boulder Creek Academy, Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-3626, announced five students graduated December 21, 2007, from Boulder Creek Academy. School Director, Paul Johnson, delivered the opening of the ceremony, reflecting on the students' hard work.

LITTLE KESWICK EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM
(January 10, 2008) Terry Columbus, Admissions Director for the Little Keswick School, Keswick, VA, 434-295-0457, ext. 14, announced the Little Keswick Foundation for Special Education's Tenth Annual Education Symposium will be held Thursday, October 23rd, 2008, 7:00-9:00 pm, at the V. Earl Dickinson Fine and Performing Arts Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College. This year's Symposium features nationally renowned author and speaker Sam Goldstein, PhD, of the Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 801-532-1484. Dr. Goldstein will present "Changing the Lives of Challenged Children Every Day," A Presentation for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers of Special Needs Children.

ONPOINT CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY
(January 11, 2008) Jeff Johnson, owner of OnPoint Consultants, LLC, Loa, UT, 435-491-0398, announced his company, OnPoint Consultants, celebrated its one year anniversary, and has been busy working with a number of treatment and wilderness programs, assisting in hiring and training Admission Directors, training established admission staff and restructuring admission departments.

WEISKOPF RETURNS TO ST. PAULS
(January 14, 2008) Hal Elliott, Headmaster at St. Paul's Preparatory Academy, Phoenix, AZ, 602-956-9090, announced Marti Weiskopf has returned to St. Paul's. Marti is the Marketing Liaison for St. Paul's, working with Education Consultants, programs and other potential referral agents. She will be traveling to programs, visiting consultants, attending conferences in addition to frequent visits to Phoenix and daily contact with the school.

BROMLEY BROOK LICENSED BY VERMONT
(January 15, 2008) Kristen Hayes, Communications Manager for the Aspen Education Group, Manchester, VT, 562-467-5537, announced Bromley Brook School, a Vermont boarding school for girls ages 14-18, has completed the licensing process for the State of Vermont Department for Children and Families to become a Residential Child Care Facility.

SCHROM THERAPEUTIC HOME CARE FOR BOYS
(January 15, 2008) John and Julia Schrom, Owners and Operators of Schrom Therapeutic Home Care for Boys, Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-6569, have announced their new program, Schrom Therapeutic Home Care for Boys, is now open and accepting applications. They work with 13-18-year-old male students whose special needs require a small, intimate, family-style setting.

ELK MOUNTAIN CELEBRATES 14 YEARS
(January 15, 2008) Carl Olding, Co-Founder of Elk Mountain Academy, Clark Fork, ID, 208-267-3626, announced Elk Mountain Academy celebrated its 14th Anniversary in January 2008. Carl said, "It is by the grace of God we've been able to help so many families over the last 14 years. We want to thank the families and professionals we have worked with over the years. We've been truly blessed."

PHOENIX OUTDOOR ON NATIONAL RADIO
(January 17, 2008) Kristen Hayes, Communications Manager for the Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-467-5531, announced Phoenix Outdoor's Program Director, Sally Jenkins, was interviewed for a segment on the national radio show "Family News in Focus" about a SAMHSA study that reveals over 3 million teens ages 12-25 admit they have used over the counter cough and cold medications to get high.

POZATEK JOINS TRUE NORTH
(January 18, 2008) Kate Romm of True North Wilderness Program, Waitsfield, VT, 802-583-1144, announced Krissy Pozatek, MSW, LICSW, recently joined the clinical team at True North. Krissy has over 10 years of experience in Wilderness Therapy and the Residential Treatment field. She graduated from Middlebury College with a joint undergraduate degree in environmental studies and geography.

THE FAMILY TIMES WINS GOLD
(January 21, 2008) Christopher Stein, Journalism Department, The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced the school's student newspaper, The Family Times, was awarded a Gold Medal by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The student-produced paper received a total of 975 points out of a possible 1000 for coverage, writing and editing, graphic presentation and business operations. This is the third year The Family Times participated in Columbia's Medalist Critiques and its second Gold Medal.


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