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NOVEMBER 2004

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HEARTLIGHT MINISTRIES ANNOUNCES SPRING 2005 SEMINAR SCHEDULE
(August 21, 2004) Mark Gregston, Founder/Executive Director of Heartlight Ministries, Hallsville, TX, 903-668-2173, announced he will be the presenter at 14 "Dealing With Struggling Teens" seminars in 14 different cities. Gregston is currently working on the spring 2005 schedule of parent seminars. To learn more about the seminars visit www.DealingWithStrugglingTeens.com.

PARENTS HELPING PARENTS OFFERS FREE RESOURCES
(September 2004) Parents Helping Parents, Edmond, OK, 405-642-8198, EdmondParents@aol.com, www.ParentsHelpingParents.info, provides several free resources for parents whose child of any age is dealing with substance abuse. The site includes a wealth of information on warning signs, finding help, free one hour consultations or email consultations, parent coaches, counseling and legal resources.

PROVO CANYON STAFF STOPS BY WOODBURY REPORTS
(September 7, 2004) CEO Kreg Gillman, Director of Business Development Ken Huey, Provo Canyon School, Orem, UT, 801-227-2100, kreg.gillman@uhsinc.com, www.provocanyon.com, and Division Director of Business Development Brad Gerrard, Universal Health Services, Provo, UT, 801-227-2034, brad.gerrard@husinc.com, stopped by Woodbury Reports for a visit and of course to get their picture taken.

ZOE MELANIE DOWNS: LON WOODBURY’S NEW GRANDAUGHTER
(September 10, 2004) Ruth Woodbury and Marty Downs are the proud parents of a baby girl, Zoe Melanie Downs, born at 6:01 p.m. on September 10, 2004. She weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. Mother and daughter are healthy and doing well. Ruth is the daughter
of Lon and Denise Woodbury, Bonners Ferry, owners of Woodbury Reports, Inc. and publishers of RuralNorthwest.com, and Strugglingteens.com.

NEW ADMISSIONS AT SALT CENTER
(September 15, 2004) Autumn L. Palmer, with the Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 520-626-3260, http://salt.arizona.edu, announced her appointment as Coordinator of Admissions and Outreach, she is replacing Shirley Ramsey who retired in January. Wendy Ten Elshof is filling the position as the new admissions counselor, and will work with Admissions Specialist David Cillo.

CRAIG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ACADEMY OF THE SIERRAS
(September 23, 2004) Elliot Sainer, CEO Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-467-5500, esainer@aspeneducation.com, www.aspeneducation.com, announced Ryan Craig, President of Healthy Living Academies is also the Executive Director of the new Academy of the Sierras that opened September 7 with nine students. Academy of the Sierras, www.academyofthesierras.com, is a residential school "focusing on significant weight loss issues for adolescents."

NEW PROGRAMS AT CHANGING DIRECTIONS
(September 29, 2004) Jeannie Crowell and Sue Harless, Changing Directions, Bend, OR, 541-388-3043, www.changingdirections.com, announced two new services, COLLEGE EXCEL and COLLEGE RESCUE. Changing Directions developed these services to serve young adults who need structure, support and guidance to be personally and academically successful in college. Since opening in 2003, they reportedly have served over 40 families. Also in their announcement, they said Sarah Persha has joined their team as the admissions and marketing specialist. To reach Sarah Persha send her an email at sarah@changingdirections.com, or call 541-317-0456 or 541-610-8882.

TALISMAN SEPARATES FROM STONE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
(September 29, 2004) Sue Miller of Stone Mountain School, Black Mountain, NC, 828-669-8639, SuGrMill@aol.com, www.stonemountainschool.org, announced that Talisman Programs recently separated from Stone Mountain School. Talisman is an Aspen Education wilderness program and Linda Tatsapaugh will remain the program director. Sue also announced that Stone Mountain School recently moved into a brand new office complex.

CHANGES AT SAGEWALK THE WILDERNESS SCHOOL
(September 30, 2004) Guy Leguyonne, Referral Development Coordinator of SageWalk, The Wilderness School, Bend, OR, 800-877-1922, leguy@sagewalk.com, www.sagewalk.com, announced the appointment of Kristen Maholland as Admissions Director. She officially took over her new duties on October 1. Kristen is an Oregon State certified teacher and previously worked for a local therapeutic program. Guy said he is moving into a position of educating the public about wilderness therapy.

ROCKLYN ACADEMY BEGINS 12-MONTH PROGRAM
(September 30, 2004) Dale Stohn and Bob Shaw, Rocklyn Academy, Meaford, Ontario, Canada, 519-538-2992, rocklynacademy@bmts.com, www.rocklynacademy.com, now entering its sixth year of operation, announced that Rocklyn is now a 12-month emotional growth program for young women. The year long program is quarterly, separated by two-week breaks. Included in the information submitted to Woodbury Reports was the first issue of the Rocklyn Academy four-page newsletter which included several tidbits of information on staff, programs and events at the school.

TUTTLE MOVES INTO ADMISSIONS/MARKETING POSITION AT GLENHOLM
(September 30, 2004) Executive Director Gary Fitzherbert, Devereux Glenholme, Washington, CT, 860-868-7377, info@theglenholmeschool.org, www.theglenholmeschool.org/home.htm, announced David J. Tuttle is moving into the admissions/marketing department at Glenholme. Tuttle began his career at Glenholme 17-years ago.

SORENSEN NAMED CEO AT YELLOWSTONE
(October 2004) The Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, Billings, MT, 406-655-2100, karig@ybgr.org, www.ybgr.org, announced in their October edition of the YBGR Response, that Ry Sorensen was assuming the position of CEO. Sorensen first worked at Yellowstone 24-years ago, he returned in 1991 as the director of operations/executive vice president and later as president and CEO.

ASPEN OPENS BROMLEY BROOK SCHOOL
(October 2004) Aspen Education Group announced the grand-opening of Bromley Brook School, Manchester, VT, 866-537-2702 or 802-362-9966, Executive Director Rae Ann Knopf, http://www.bromleybrook.com/index.html. Bromley Brook is hosting a three day celebration from October 26-28. Bromley Brook is Vermont's first all-girl boarding school for under-achieving teens aged 13-18.

DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWING STRUGGLING TEENS ON WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE
(October 3, 2004) Shapiro/Grodner Productions, www.arnoldshapiroprods.com, is working on a documentary-style series focusing on the positive work being done at SageWalk - the Wilderness School, www.sagewalk.com. The production company paid full tuition for the nine students selected. The production begins on November 14, 2004. Contact Nicole Giambrone, 818-325-6900 Ext. 6939, ngiambrone@aspla.tv for more information about the production.

BRANDI ELLIOTT RESIGNS FROM CEDU
(October 4, 2004) Brandi Elliott announced her resignation as headmaster of CEDU Middle School, Running Springs, CA, 800-884-2338, admissionscedumtn@cedu.com, www.cedumiddleschool.com. Brandi worked at the school since 1994, and became headmaster in 1998. Shortly after her announcement, Brandi told Woodbury Reports that she was loading up her motorhome and taking off for a few days. www.strugglingteens.com

SECOND NATURE ENTRADA WILDERNESS PROGRAM OPENS
(October 5, 2004) John Karren, Admissions, Second Nature Wilderness Program, Duchesne, UT, 801-947-1338, snwp@snwp.com, www.snwp.com, announced the opening of the Second Nature Entrada Wilderness Program. This new program will utilize both clinical and 12-Step methodology for adults 18 and over and adolescents 13-17, in Santa Clara, UT. Rick Heizer, Program Director at Entrada, 435-674-9310, rick@snwp.com, said the adult groups began on October 5, and the adolescent program on October 26.

NEW PROGRAM FOR OVER 18 IN NEW YORK CITY
(October 5, 2004) Marilyn Siegel, LCSW, 917-922-1826, MarilynSgl@aol.com, announced that in November, she and Gabriel Riviera will open a new program called Sua Sponte, (English translation: Of Your Own Accord) in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, NY. The new therapeutic program is for young men ages 17.6 to 21 who are transitioning out of therapeutic programs and need support prior to deciding their next step in life.

LOGAN RIVER ACADEMY CELEBRATES FOURTH ANNIVERSARY
(October 6, 2004) Larry Carter, executive director, Logan River Academy, Logan, UT, 435-755-8400, info@loganriver.com, www.loganriver.com, celebrated its fourth year of operation last month. Carter said Logan River's growth and progress over the past four years has allowed them to serve approximately 400 students. He attributes a large part of Logan River's success to the support received from educational consultants.

SOLTREKS CO-FOUNDERS WED
(October 6, 2004) Lorri Hanna and Doug Sabo, Co-founders of Soltreks, Inc., Two Harbors, MN, 218-834-4607, soltreks@cpinternet.com, www.soltreks.com, celebrated their committed relationship in a marriage ceremony on August 28, 2004. Doug and Lorri returned to north Idaho, where they met over 10 years ago, to honor their love with friends and family. Lorri will use her new name Lorri Hanna-Sabo. Woodbury Reports congratulates Doug and Lorri!

TRAGEDY AT SPRING CREEK LODGE
(October 8, 2004) A news story, and a statement by Ken Kay, President of the World Wide Association of Specialty Programs (WWASP), 435-656-2313, St. George, UT, regarding a female student suicide at Spring Creek Lodge (SCL), Thompson Falls, MT, on October 7, 2004. Links to pertinent information can be found at www.strugglingteens.com/news/WWASParticles.html.

ADDISON NAMED ROCKY MOUNTAIN ACADEMY DIRECTOR
(October 8, 2004) CEDU Education, Sandpoint, ID, 208-265-0607, www.cedu.com, announced that Scott Addison, MA, National Certified Addictions Counselor II, is the new Director at Rocky Mountain Academy in Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-1212, saddison@cedu.com, www.rockymountainacademy.com. Formerly, Addison was the executive director of a non-profit residential facility in Richmond, VA.

IECA FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
(October 15, 2004) Cammie Bertram and Jason Katz, Co-Chairs of the IECA Foundation Golf Tournament, announced the inaugural IECA Foundation Golf Tournament is set for Sunday, January 30, 2005, at the Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, AZ. "The IECA Foundation was founded in 1996 to support the mission and expand the role of the Independent Educational Consultants Association" (IECA, www.iecaonline.com). "Funds raised from the tournament will facilitate the Foundation's mission: Maximizing access to information and resources about educational opportunities for all children."

SLATE AND DOUGLAS JOIN INTERMOUNTAIN HOSPITAL TEAM
(October 18, 2004) Mildy L. McDaniel, LCPC, NCC, RTC, Community Liaison at Intermountain Hospital, Boise, ID, 800-321-5984, mmcdaniel@ardenthealth.com, www.intermountainhospital.com, announced Christy Slate and Isabel Douglas MBA, recently joined their team as Community Liaisons. Christy previously worked as the admissions director at CEDU’s Northwest Academy in Bonners Ferry, ID. Isabel previously represented the acute PSI facilities Cypress Creek and West Oak Hospitals in Houston, TX. Mildy also announced that she and Farrell Lindley recently presented nine months of research on the Sensory Room in Boston, MA, and their work will be published in upcoming clinical journals.

ADMISSION CHANGES AT FAMILY FOUNDATION
(October 20, 2004) Sidney Parham, Vice President of Academic Affairs for Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, sparham@thefamilyschool.com, www.thefamilyschool.com, announced Joseph Lichy will take over as the Admissions Director for the school on November 5, 2004. Lichy is taking over for Mary Musgrove who is moving to the Right Turn Youth Academy in Killeen, TX.

FULSHEAR RANCH TO OPEN IN DECEMBER
(October 20, 2004) Anthony Geraci, President and Executive Director of San Cristobal Ranch Academy, Taos, NM, 505-776-2524, ageraci@starband.net, www.sancristobalranchacademy.org, a program for young men 18 and older, announced the formation of Fulshear Ranch Academy www.fulshearranchacademy.com, for young women ages 18 to 26, located in Fulshear, TX, which will open December 1. Scott Hess, M.A., LMFT will be the Program Director. Hess has 12 years experience in the mental health industry which includes working in responsible positions with CEDU as well as with the Aspen Education Group.

PROVO CANYON HOSTS CELEBRATION HONORING GARY BARTON
(October 22, 2004) Ken Huey, Director of Business Development, Provo Canyon School, Provo, UT, 801-227-2000, ken.huey@uhsinc.com, www.provocanyon.com, announced that Gary Barton, PhD is retiring after 30 years of service. Dr. Barton started as a line therapist and has served as the director of therapy for many years. A celebration honoring Dr. Barton for his service to Provo Canyon and his retirement is set for Thursday, November 18, at the White Willow Reception Center in Provo. The address is 342 North 500 West. Everyone who knows Dr. Barton is invited, please RSVP by calling 801-227-2100.

BERTRAM EXPANDS OFFICE
(October 25, 2004) Camille M. Bertram, LLC, CEP, IECA, Fairfield CT, 203-255-2577, cmbert@cmbconsultants.com, www.cmbconsultants.com, announced several new associates to her practice. Bar Clarke, former Head of the Deck House School, is her Special Needs Associate, Peter Stevens, former Academic Dean at Swift River Academy, is her Director of School and College Advisory Services, and Audrey Ludemann will assist with traditional independent day and boarding school students.

DORE FRANCES NEW ASSOCIATES
(October 25, 2004) Dore Frances, Educational Consultant residing in Coeur d'Alene, ID, and owner of Horizon Family Solutions, 208-667-9098, www.guidingTeens.com, announced two new associates, Brendan Dalley and Russ Talbot, both residing in Utah, in a move to "combine their expertise". Frances also announced that Horizon Family Solutions supports USAGuides, 888-268-9029, www.usaguidescorp.com, "as the only transport service we now network with in the transportation for all youth."

OUTBACK FEATURED ON DR PHIL
(October 27, 2004) Brad Matheson, Director of Admissions for Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, Lehi, UT, 800-817-1899, bmatheson@outbacktreatment.com, www.outbacktreatment.com, announced that the Dr. Phil TV Show featured the program on November 2, 2004.

OERTHER NEW SUWS ADMISSIONS
(Oct. 28, 2004) Graham Shannonhouse, Executive Director of SUWS of the Carolinas, a wilderness program in Old Fort, NC, www.suwscarolinas.com, announced Mark Oerther, 888-828-9770, moerther@suwscarolinas.com, is the new Admissions Director. Oerther joined SUWS in 2001 as a field instructor.



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