SOLTREKS NEW DIRECTOR
(October 31, 2007) Lorri Hanna
, MA, CTRS, Co-Founder of Soltreks
, Two Harbors, MN, 218-834-4607, announced Mark Gordon is the new Director of Soltreks. Mark was previously program coordinator and director of a residential treatment center, where he helped develop wilderness program policies/ procedures to meet industry and state licensing standards.
MENNINGER HOSTS CONTINUING EDUCATION EVENTS
(November 20, 2007) Menninger Clinic
, Houston, TX, 800-351-9058, will host two continuing education events in early 2008. A one-day eating disorders conference will be held at Menninger on February 22, 2008, and March 28 a national symposium on borderline personality disorder will be held at Menninger affiliate, Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, contact Stephanie Cunningham
DISCOVERY SCHOOL OF VA OPENS GIRLS PROGRAM
(November 20, 2007) Chris Yates
, Director of the Discovery School
, Dillwyn, VA, 434-983-5616, announced the opening of a separate program for girls: The Discovery School of Virginia for Girls. This program opened on September 10, 2007, with a current enrollment of 5 girls from Virginia, Maryland and New York.
FORMER WELLSPRING HEAD TO APPEAL SENTENCE
(November 21, 2007) The Roanoke Times
reported Robert Serge Gluhareff pleaded guilty to two charges related to bank fraud, and one each to mail and tax fraud, while 49 charges were dismissed. His plea agreement set a sentencing range of 27 to 33 months, and US District Judge Samuel Wilson imposed a term of 30 months. Gluhareff, who pleaded guilty to fraud this spring, said he hopes he can appeal.
RECTORY TO HOST SBSA CONFERENCE
(November 21, 2007) Andrew Gray
, Director of Admissions at Rectory School
, Pomfret, CT, 860-928-1328, announced the annual Small Boarding Schools Association
conference, will be March 13-15, 2008, at Rectory School.
MANUIA PLANTATION HIRES NAGEL
(November 21, 2007) Alema S. Fitisemanu II
, President / CEO of Manuia Plantation
, Apia, Samoa, 801-664-4880, announced the hiring of Dr. Merav Nagel to serve as Clinical Director and Therapist. Dr. Nagel comes with outstanding credentials and experience to offer to Manuia Plantation's indigenous intervention in Samoa, for adolescent males in a village/outback setting.
KINDLIN JOINS THE BODIN GROUP
(November 26, 2007) Doug Bodin
of The Bodin Group
, Los Angeles, CA, 800-874-2124, announced Kevin Kindlin, MA, CSAC, joined the Los Angeles office in August. Kevin is Bodin's 15th consultant and brings 12 years of experience working with struggling adolescents and their families.
CBR YOUTHCONNECT APPROVED
(November 26, 2007) Martin Masar
, Administrator for CBR YouthConnect
, Junta, CO, 800-790-4993, announced CBR YouthConnect is now an approved TRICARE provider and contracted with TriWest.
SHORTRIDGE NEARS ACCREDITATION
(November 26, 2007) Hannah C. Mariotti
, MA, LMHC, Director of Admissions and Marketing for Shortridge Academy
, Milton, NH, 603-755-3096, announced the New England Association of Schools and Colleges officially approved Shortridge Academy as a candidate for accreditation.
FORMER COUNSELOR ENTERS PLEA
(November 28, 2007) Louis Ladenburger, a former Catholic priest and former counselor at Elk Mountain Academy
, Clark Fork, ID, 208-264-5318, pled guilty to an amended charge of aggravated assault against a minor the day before jury selection was set to begin.
JEZ JOINS HOPE RANCH
(November 28, 2007) Linda Carpenter
, Executive Director of Hope Ranch/Star Meadows Academy
, Whitefish, MT, 406-862-5903, announced Dr. Angela Jez joined Hope Ranch as Resident Psychologist. Hope Ranch is a Christian residential program for girls ages 14-18.
REYES JOINS SOBER COLLEGE
(November 29, 2007) Annika Richards
, Director of Marketing for Sober College
, Woodland Hills, CA, 866-757-6237, announced Dr. Rebecca Reyes joined Sober College as an Addictions Specialist. Dr. Reyes ran the psychiatric intensive care unit at Vista Del Mar Hospital in Ventura before opening her private practice in Calabasas.
ARCHER/WELLS RECEIVE PROMOTIONS
(November 30, 2007) Nicole Harmon
, MA, Marketing Executive for CORE Health Care
, Dripping Springs, TX, 512-894-0801, announced Scott Archer is the new Director of Long-Term Care at CORE Health Care, replacing Dale Barrett. Licensed as a Master Social Worker and Nursing Facility Administrator, Scott is also certified in Long-Term Healthcare Administration. Chrystal Wells, who has been with CORE for 11 years, was promoted to Vice President of Finance.
MMS STUDENTS ATTEND FAMILY THANKSGIVING
(December 2007) Colleen Harrington
, Assistant Head of Mission Mountain School
, Condon, MT, 406-754-2580, announced The Mercer Family (John, Colleen, Lily and Rose) had all of the MMS girls over to their home for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with roast turkey and all of the trimmings, including pies for dessert. John even cooked an elk roast, which was a special treat! It was a challenge to fit everyone in their small house, but the girls were great and pitched in with the cooking.
HEATON AT SILVERADO BOYS RANCH
(December 3, 2007) Denise Westman
, Director of Admissions for Silverado Boys Ranch
, Panguitch, UT, 435-676-8482, announced Scott Heaton, LMFT, has joined the team at Silverado Boys Ranch. Scott previously worked as a therapist and field instructor at Redcliff Ascent
and Aspen Achievement Academy
THIRD ANNUAL GET TOGETHER SET
(December 3, 2007) Lon Woodbury
, MA, IECA, President and Owner of Woodbury Reports, Inc.
Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-5550, announced the Third Annual Northwest Get Together will be held May 23, 2008. Mark your calendars so you don't forget. More information will be coming soon.
ALLDREDGE CHANGES NAME
(December 3, 2007) Marian J. Browning
, Financial and Human Resources Director for Alldredge Wilderness Journey
, Parsons, WV 304-259-2262, announced Alldredge Academy has changed its name to Alldredge Wilderness Journey.
SAINER NAMED FINALIST
(December 4, 2007) Elliot Sainer, Vice Chairman of the Board of CRC Health Group
, and founder and recently retired CEO of Aspen Education Group
, was named one of four national finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2007 Award in the Services Category.
WHITE MOUNTAIN SUMMER CAMPS
(December 4, 2007) Ben Mirkin
, Director of White Mountain School
, Bethlehem, NH, 603-444-2928, announced White Mountain School is offering three summer camps for 12 to 16-year-olds, for the summer of 2008.
DHHS FINDS YBGR IN GOOD STANDING
(December 4, 2007) Andrea Kenney
, Director of Public Relations, Media and Grants for Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch
, Billings, MT, 406-655-2125, announced they received a letter from the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Division of Quality Assurance for the State of Montana, indicating that, following an investigation of an allegation of abuse, no licensing rule violations were substantiated and they are in good standing.
RASSMUSSEN JOINS NEW HAVEN
(December 5, 2007) Ari Terry
, Admissions for New Haven
, Spanish Fork, UT, 801-794-1218, announced Kip Rassmussen, PhD, LMFT, joined the clinical team at New Haven. Kip has worked with young women suffering from severe eating disorders and has co-authored a non-fiction work geared toward adolescent females titled, "Frogbusters: A Girls Guide to the Dating Swamp."
NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY FOR NATSAP
(December 6, 2007) Randall Cook
, Operations Manager for Core Solutions
, Winchester, CA, 877-271-4427, announced Core Solutions was chosen to operate the new online Member Community for National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP). This online, 24-hour a day, member only support community is a meeting place for Member Schools/Programs seeking solutions and support, and staying on top of the ongoing issues within the private youth care field.
REDCLIFF ASCENT FINANCIAL INITIATIVES
(December 6, 2007) Stephen D. Nadauld
, Admissions Coordinator for Redcliff Ascent
, Springville, UT, 801-491-2270, announced RedCliff Ascent is introducing four initiatives that will financially benefit clients.
MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN CLOSED
(December 7, 2007) Woodbury Reports was informed that Midnight Mountain Life Skills Training Center, Boyds, WA, founded by Randy Krohn, has regrettably had to close their operations. Although their web site is still online as of today, the phone number on the site is no longer operative.
MOUNT CARMEL ADDS ADDICTION PROGRAM
(December 7, 2007) Mount Carmel Youth Ranch
, Powell, WY, 307-645-3322, announced the addition of the Jude Thaddeus Home Recovery Program
. The Jude Thaddeus Home Recovery Program is an Educational recovery program for alcoholism and drug addiction.
TIPS FOR TEENS WITH SEX ISSUES
(December 7, 2007) Jennifer Jones
, Public Relations, Oxbow Academy
, Wales, UT, 801-682-2315, announced parents looking for therapeutic help for teens who struggle with sexual behavior problems can use tips given recently by Dr. Steven Bengis at a convention of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).
AMATS FOUNDING MEMBERS
(December 7, 2007) Jeff Johnson
, of OnPoint Consultants, LLC, Loa, UT, 435-491-0398, and Executive Director of AMATS, Bend, OR, announced the provisional founding membership of The Association of Mediation and Transport Services (AMATS) has been established. The eight founding members include: Adolescent Intervention Services
, Bill Lane and Associates
, Center for Safe Youth
, Crossroads Youth Transport
, Right Direction Crisis Intervention
, Safeguard Adolescent Services
, West Shield Adolescent Services
and Youth Transportation Services
MURPHEY BENEFIT FOR HEARTLIGHT
(December 8, 2007) Mark Gregston
, Founder and Executive Director of Heartlight Ministries
, Hallsville, TX, 903-668-2173, announced Michael Martin Murphey, best-selling singer/songwriter of American Cowboy Music, put on a "Cowboy Christmas Concert," in December as a benefit for Heartlight Ministries.
LETTER FROM LOST PRAIRIE
(December 10, 2007) Rosemary McKinnon
, MSW, Admissions Director of Montana Academy
, Kalispell, MT, 406-755-3144, wrote a reflective letter to the upcoming graduates about the importance of silence and the need for the ability to hear your own thoughts to be able to manage your emotions and anxieties. The letter is available online
OLIVERIAN CENTER COMPLETED
(December 11, 2007) Mike Doherty
, Admissions Director for the Oliverian School
, Haverhill, NY, 603-989-5100, announced construction on the new Student Center is complete. The Center includes a Grille and Snack Bar, a Gaming Center and Student Lounge and an Internet café. Phase II is now under way to construct a new library and technology center.
ALPINE ACADEMY'S ED CENTER OPENS
(December 11, 2007) Janet Mulitalo
, Director of Alpine Academy
, Erda, UT, 800-244-1113, announced the Grand Opening of the Gary & Ann Crocker Education Center, which will provide accredited education for the junior high and high school girls who attend the Academy.
FETAL ALCOHOL CONFERENCE SET
(December 12, 2007) Wendy Temko
, Administrative Assistant for FASCETS
, Portland, OR, 503-621-1271, announced a three-day training conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders on February 21-23, 2008, at the Mark Spencer Hotel in Portland, OR, for parents and professionals.
FALLIS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT PINE RIVER
(December 13, 2007) Nancy Pujol
, Executive Assistant for Pine River Institute
, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 416-955-1453, announced John Fallis is the new Executive Director. Fallis has spent 30 years in education including involvement in provincial "at-risk" youth initiatives as well as teaching experience in Australia, British Columbia, Michigan and New York State.
CONSULTANTS COME INTO THEIR OWN
(December 17, 2007) The Arizona Republic
described parents are increasingly turning to Independent Educational Consultants in Arizona for help with children having learning/emotional behavioral problems.
CLEARVIEW STUDENTS SHINE
(December 19, 2007) Tami Gebhardt
, Assistant Director of Clearview Horizons
, Heron, MT, 406-847-5850, announced a Clearview High School student made the Honor Roll and one of the college girls was a photo contest winner. She is taking the Intro to Digital Photography class and will have a 13" x 19" print showcased.
FAMILY FOUNDATION NEW WEBSITE
(December 19, 2007) Richard Reeve
, Executive Director of The Family Foundation, Inc.
, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced the launch of the foundation's new website at www.thefamilyfoundation.org. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization administers the financial aid program for students attending Family Foundation School and Betton House. Incorporated in 1984, The Family Foundation, Inc. revised its mission and hired its first full-time executive director.
FAMILY FOUNDATION GRADUATES 31
(December 19, 2007) Robin Ducey
, Principal for Family Foundation School
, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced 31 students were granted New York State Regents diplomas during graduation exercises on December 8, 2007. Each of the students was accepted to a post-secondary institution.
CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE AT SANTIAM CROSSING
(December 20, 2007) Julia Andrick
, Marketing Communications Director for Santiam Crossing
, Albany, OR, 800-390-3983, announced students and staff filled sleds, packed snowshoes and skis, and headed to Umatilla National Forest to spend the holiday snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
OREGON TRANSITIONAL HOMES ADDS GIRLS HOME
(December 20, 2007) Julia Andrick
, Marketing Communications Director for Catherine Freer Wilderness Program, Bend, OR, 800-390-3983, announced Catherine Freer's Oregon Transition Homes
have added a transitional living home for girls.
FREER DONATIONS HELP FLOOD VICTIMS
(December 20, 2007) Julia Andrick
, Marketing Communications Director for Catherine Freer Wilderness Program
, Bend, OR, 800-390-3983, announced Catherine Freer donated 200 pounds of bulk dried foods to a group of volunteers who headed to northern Oregon to aid those impacted by the recent storm that swept through the Pacific Northwest leaving numerous waterways brimming and in some cases resulted in flooding.