During the last month, the following news was posted on Strugglingteens.com.
was closed, and we were notified January 19, 2010.
On January 21, Deck House School
evolved into a year round school.
January 25, Sage Star Center
launched a new student-centered development course at Cherry Gulch, Vista Counseling Services
partnered with Utley Family Farms, Turnabout/ Stillwater
offered financing options to families and Newport Academy
opened a boys program.
On January 28, Aspen
announced Susan Cambria
would be the vice president of eastern division and would be responsible for overseeing operations at Aspen's 10 eastern facilities including Academy at Swift River, Adirondack Leadership Expeditions, Bromley Brook School, Camp Huntington, Four Circles Recovery Center, New Leaf Academy of North Carolina, Phoenix Outdoor, Stone Mountain School, SUWS of the Carolinas and Talisman
January 30 Benchmark's Richard Brimhall
retired as the Dean of Admissions.
Many press releases came in on February 1. Sheila Tart-Zelvin
joined the business development team at Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC)
, Discovery Academy
welcomed Phil Scoville
, LMFT, Dr. David Smith
, Chair of Addiction Medicine at Newport Academy
will be presented the ASAM annual award in April, BestNotes
announced the integration of its treatment program information management system with Family Bridge
, an online tool for families of troubled teens created by the aftercare experts at Homeward Bound and Pasadena Villa
Welcomed Dr. Myrtho Branch
. Also, Elan
received NIPSA accreditation.
On February 5, Elk Mountain Academy
celebrated their 16th year in operation. Bridges Academy
launched a music appreciation class, Vista at Dimple Dell Canyon
began offering enhanced programming involving DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) and Russ Pryor
, LCSW, MBA, accepted the position of Admissions Director at the Aspen Institute
, with Randi Nelson
stepping into the role of Admissions coordinator. Also on February 5, we were introduced to an EAGALA
program called Fresh Steps
, EAP, owned by Darcie Kelly
On February 9, Marla Simon
, educational consultant, opened an office in San Diego, CA, and College Living Experience addressed the 30 percent college dropout rate with an article announcing their summer opportunities.
February 11, Recovery Plus
opened a substance abuse and addiction treatment center near Salt Lake City, UT, Ironwood submitted a Press Release explaining therapeutic boarding schools in their view and Parth Gandhi
told us about Peter Isquith's
presentation on Executive Functioning. Also, Tiffany Wynn
of Camp Mary Orton
, announced the 6th Annual Research and Evaluation of Adventure Programming (REAP) Symposium
would be held March 17-19, 2010.
On February 16, Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy
sent a press release stating they had the privilege of hosting Base Camp 2010 earlier in February where seventy staff members and presenters were in attendance representing 17 Teen Challenge facilities from the Southeast region, and Discovery Ranch
welcomed Jeanette Brown
, LCSW, LSAC to the therapy team.
announced February 18 that she had left Robert Meltzer's Educational Consultant practice to start her own. We also learned that Cherokee Creek Boys School's
LEGO League team was headed to state finals.
Other news that was shared with Woodbury Reports
included Father Ralph Groskoph
, Episcopalian chaplain at the FFS
retired and the annual NAWA Rescue Spring Training
course was announced and will be held March 29 through April 3, 2010. Ten students
from the Grove School
received "high honors" and were awarded breakfast with Peter Chorney
, Executive Director and Robert Ruggiero
Congratulations go to Jason and Serena Hull
, from Nawa Academy
on the arrival of your son, Caeden Travis Hull
. He was born on September 21, 2009 and is already curious about the outdoors.
Visitors included Julia Andrick
of Catherine Freer
and Dan Doyle
of Santiam Crossing