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LONE STAR INTRODUCES RAQUEL BARNES
(January 2006) Raquel Barnes, MA, Admissions Director, Lone Star Expeditions, Groveton, TX, 936-831-3133, announced her new position as Admissions Director. Raquel worked for Three Springs in a variety of positions including Admissions Director and Customer Relations Coordinator prior to joining Lone Star.

WHITELEY MEADOWS EXPANDS LICENSING
(February 13, 2006) Gary and Claudya Shane, Owners, Whiteley Meadows, Clark Fork, ID, 208-266-1672, , announced the recent expansion of their licensing from six to eight students. The program expects to have openings in June after four students graduate.

BACHMAN ACADEMY UPDATES
(February 13, 2006) W. Kane Ayres, Admissions Director, Bachman Academy, McDonald, TN, 423-479-4523, announced Summer Quest 2006 is scheduled for June 12 through July 28, 2006. Kane also announced the program received full accreditation from the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

NEW LEAF NC EXPANDING
(February 13, 2006) New Leaf Academy in Hendersonville, NC, 866-479-5323, announced the program will expand on July 1, 2006 with 10 new beds and currently has two openings for girls, ages 10-14.

LA EUROPA ACADEMY EXPANDS
(February 15, 2006) La Europa Academy, Murray, UT, 801-916-5696, announced that it is celebrating its first year anniversary and is expanding its program from 30 to 40 students. La Europa is for girls, ages 13-17.

TEENS CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING STAFF
(February 21, 2006) The Casper Star Tribune reported that District Judge Hunter Patrick in Cody, WY, heard arguments in the case of three teens charged with assaulting a staff member in September 2005 at Mt. Carmel Ranch, Clark, WY. If convicted for assault in District Court, the youth could spend as long as 25 years in state prison. More…

STARR COMMONWEALTH UPDATES
(February 27, 2006) Starr Commonwealth, Owner of the Montcalm Schools, Van Wert, OH, 866-289-9201, made the following announcements. In June 2006, the Montcalm Outdoor Challenge, Albion, MI, 800-837-5591, will accept its first students. Battle Creek Day Treatment program, Battle Creek, MI, 800-225-7529, held a graduation celebration for students and families, and Starr's new Structured Therapeutic Living program, Detroit, MI, 877-794-4447, now has 14 men and women now enrolled.

PHELPS SCHOOL CELEBRATES 60TH
(February 28, 2006) The Phelps School, Malvern, PA, 610-644-1754, Michael Reardon, Dean of Students, announced that April 28, 2006 through April 30, 2006, are the dates set for the 60th school reunion. The program asks that guests reserve a spot by March 27, 2006.

TWO GRADUATE AT TIMBER RIDGE
(February 28, 2006) Virginia Short, Director of Admissions, Timber Ridge Preparatory School for Girls, Clark Fork, ID, 208-266-1465, announced that two more girls have successfully graduated from the program. Timber Ridge is an emotional growth program for girls, ages 14-17.

POZATEK OPENS NEW PROGRAM
(February 28, 2006) Krissy Pozatek, LICSW, Founder, Parallel Process, East Montpelier, VT, 802-522-2241, announced she has started a new program. Parallel Process provides support to parents who have children placed in therapeutic programs. More…

BILL & ROBERT LANE STOP BY
(February 28, 2006) Bill Lane, President, Bill Lane & Associates, San Diego, CA, 858-488-5319, and his brother Robert Lane stopped by Woodbury Reports for a visit.

OPI CELEBRATES TWO YEARS…STAFF UPDATES
(March 2006) Anne LaRiviere, Director of Admissions, Optimum Performance Institute, Woodland Hills, CA, 888-558-0617, announced the program celebrated its second anniversary in February 2006. Anne also announced new staff: Kathy Paradise, RN, Program Director; Bill Vollero, MD, Consulting Psychiatrist; Raoul Hernandez, MA, Assistant Director Milieu Management & Staff Development; Kathy Mikolyski, Volunteer Services/ Community Activities Director; and Jodi Haines Blinn, Career Services/ Assistant Marketing Director.

WILDERNESS SYMPOSIUM DATES SET
(March 2006) Robert Meltzer, MA, Rocky Mountain Educational Planning, Westminster, CO, 303-650-2944, announced that the Wilderness Therapy Symposium dates are September 15-17, 2006, at Naropa University, Boulder, CO. To register contact Naropa University - Extended Studies, 800-603-3117. A Press Release is available online.

SUZIE (WEISMAN) SUGRUE REJOINS RUBEN ED.
(March 2006) Kim Rubin, President, Ruben Educational Resources, Santa Fe, NM, 505-989-8910, announced that Suzie (formerly Weisman) Sugrue is back with the company as the Family Services Coordinator. More...

HLA PROMOTES MCMILLON
(March 2006) In January 2006, Lakeside Reflections published by Hidden Lake Academy, Dahlonega, GA, 800-394-0640, announced that John McMillon accepted a promotion as Director of Counseling. John started with Hidden Lake in 1997 as a Peer Group Counselor.

MAINE BOARDING SCHOOL TOUR
(March 2006) Nick Ramharter, 207-824-7777, announced that the Spring 2006 Maine Boarding School Tour for educational consultants is set for April 23-26, 2006. The tour begins in Portland, ME.

BLUE RIDGE MOURNS..ROSEMARY ROMEYN DENT
(March 1, 2006) BlueRidge School, St. George, VA, 434-985-2811, announced the passing of Blue Ridge Trustee Emeritus, Rosemary "Posy" Romeyn Dent. A memorial service was held March 3, 2006, in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ivy, VA. Mrs. Dent's son graduated from Blue Ridge in 1972, and her grandson graduated in 2004.

PATHWAY'S NEW WEBSITE
(March 2, 2006) Louise Robertson, Director of External Affairs, Pathway School, Norristown, PA, 610-277-0660, announced the school has a brand new website. Pathway's strives to help children with "complex learning disabilities, neurological impairment and a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders."

SUMMIT'S EXTENDED STAY PROGRAM
(March 3, 2006) Adam Tsapis, Admissions Director, Summit Achievement, Stow, ME, 207-697-2020, wanted to remind everyone of the Summit Extended Stay Program for graduates of Summit Achievement or other wilderness programs. It is a flexible length residential program, which provides continued therapeutic care in tandem with individualized academic instruction. More…

ROGERS HOSTS PANIC DISORDERS WORKSHOP
(March 3, 2006) Carolyn Sikes, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI, announced Rogers is sponsoring a full-day workshop, Understanding and Treating Panic Disorder, on Friday, April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The speaker is Bradley C. Riemann, PhD, a nationally recognized expert in the assessment and cognitive behavior therapy treatment of anxiety disorders.

MOUNTAIN HOMES YOUTH RANCH PROFILED
(March 5, 2006) The Daily Sentinel reported on the program offered at Mountain Homes Youth Ranch, Dinosaur, CO, 866-781-2450, email, which offers a year-round, outdoor-based therapy program for children 12 to 17. The ranch operates a separate program called Ashley Valley Wilderness for young adults through their mid-20s. More…

ABC PROFILES AGAPE CORNER SCHOOL
(March 6, 2006) ABC News interviewed a recent graduate of the Agape Corner School, Durham, NC, who is now on his way to attending Durham Tech. Agape Corner Boarding School is a non-profit school, founded 25 years ago for troubled teens. More…

ELIAS DROPS BY WOODBURY REPORTS, INC.
(March 7, 2006) Charles Elias, MSW, CAC III, Executive Director, PRN Services For Families, Snowmass Village, CO, 888-762-5973, dropped by Woodbury Reports, Inc. to provide an update on the status of his company.

SOUTHERN FRANCE OPENINGS
(March 7, 2006) Katie Jochum, Director Marketing/ Admissions, Southern France Youth Institute, Sandpoint, ID, 877-997-7686 or 208-263-4974, announced the program had two openings for the short-term semester March 14 to June 9. More…

SPRING RIDGE SPONSORS LECTURE
(March 8, 2006) Jeannie Courtney, Spring Ridge Academy, Spring Valley, AZ, 928-632-4602, sponsored a free lecture by Dr. Lisa Machoian, author of The Disappearing Girl, on March 30, 2006. More…

HYDE TO HOST SPRING RECEPTION
(March 9, 2006) Johanna Malen and Beth Barker, Admissions Coordinators, Hyde School's California North Bay Region, Bath, ME, 415-456-9046, announced that on May 7, 2006, the school is hosting the annual Spring Reception for families and professionals. The reception is in the Westminster House, 2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA.

FRANCES ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICE
(March 9, 2006) Dore Frances, President, Horizon Family Solutions, Bend, OR, 866-833-6911, , , announced she now has the education to serve families as a Parenting Coordinator. She describes the Parenting Coordinator role as "helping parents to come to a successful resolution between themselves before their child graduates or returns home from their program." More…

LANDMARK SUMMER PROGRAMS
(March 9, 2006) Landmark College, Putney, VT, 802-387-6718,email, announced a three-week program for high school juniors and senior from July 9-28, 2006. Landmark is also offering a two-week Transition Program for college bound students from July 23, 2006 to August 5, 2006.

MONARCH'S NEW LODGE COMPLETED
(March 10, 2006) Lori Armbruster & Ranel Hanson, Admissions, Monarch School, Heron, MT, 406-847-5095, announced the new 10,000 square foot lodge is completed. More…

PARENTS SETTLE LAWSUIT WITH THAYER
(March 10, 2006) An Associated Press story in the Mercury News reported that the parents of a boy who died at Thayer Learning Center, owned by John and Willa Bundy, Kidder, MO, have settled their lawsuit for over $1 million. The lawsuit claimed that physical exertion and abuse caused or contributed to the15-year-old boy's death in November 2004. More…

OLIVERIAN STUDENTS ASSIST IN RESCUE
(March 11, 2006) Barclay Mackinnon, Head of School, The Oliverian School, Haverhill, NH, 603-989-7007, , , announced that Oliverian Intersession students assisted with the Grand Canyon rescue of a family in February 2006. More…

UTA HALEE HOSTS SANDRA BLOOM SEMINAR
(March 13, 2006) Theresa Cassaday, Marketing Director, Uta Halee Girls Village & Cooper Village, Omaha, NE, 402-457-1333, announced that Dr. Sandra L. Bloom, Psychiatrist, President & CEO of Community Works and Founder of The Sanctuary Model®, will present a seminar on April 11 and 12, 2006. The discussion will center on the impact of exposure to childhood adversity, and the influence of chronic stress on organizations serving individuals exposed to profound trauma. More…

SECOND NATURE/ WILLOW CREEK UPDATE
(March 13, 2006) Mollie Mylar, Director of Admissions, Willow Creek School, Provo, UT, 435-658-5490, announced the Second Nature team has transitioned into their new positions at Willow Creek. Mollie is the Director of Admissions. David Hillstead will lead the family therapy component and Sam Dahlin will focus on the comprehensive addictions program. This transition occurred after the partnership announcement last month between the two programs. More…

DISABILITY TRAINING DATES SET
(March 14, 2006) The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, announced it is sponsoring the 18th Annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute, scheduled for June 6-10, 2006, at the Wyndham Hotel in Burlington, VT. Please contact Project Solutions at 207-797-7130 for registration information.

EMERGE ENROLLS FIRST STUDENT
(March 16, 2006) Andrew Bryan, Educational Consultant, Emerge [Over 18], Inc., Baker City, OR, 888-385-2877, announced the program has enrolled its first student into the program. Emerge is a residential program that provides therapeutic and life coaching, work and vocational experience, high school completion, college success preparation, and educational and career planning for students transitioning into independent living.

FORMER AYA STAFF BUILDING FUTURES
(March 16, 2006) A story in Summit Daily News, Breckenridge, CO, reported that Tara L. Skubella, 719-836-3512, started her career of helping people gain confidence while working with wilderness therapy groups like the Colorado-based organization Alternative Youth Adventures. She now offers private and group lessons in etiquette to help girls build their confidence in social situations. More…

TALISMAN SETS SAIL IN JULY
(March 16, 2006) Talisman Programs, Asheville, NC, 888-458-8226, email, announced that from July 15-22, 2006, teens, ages 13-17, with Aspergers and high-functioning autism will set sail for eight days in the San Juan archipelago in Northwestern Washington. The primary goal of Talisail is to increase pro-social skills within a positive peer culture.

BRIDGES ACADEMY UPDATES
(March 16, 2006) Bridges Academy, Bend, OR, 888-283-7362, email, newsletter announced the following: The new Interim Executive Director is Clark Wetzel, MA, The new Bridges Ambassador Program, which utilizes parent volunteers to help with the difficult transition students and families face with residential placement, and Eric Scheiderman, Admissions Director, and Nick Hayes, Staff Supervisor, attended the annual NATSAP Conference, Clearwater, FL.

ANASAZI COMPANY PROFILE
(March 17, 2006) Sean Rourke, Public Relations, Anasazi Foundation, Mesa, AZ, 480-892-7403, published a profile of the company on Business Wire. More…

NEW ACADEMY RANCHES STAFF VISITS
(March 17, 2006) Lorenzo Griffeth, President, and Bryan Ramboz, Executive Director, Academy Ranches, Inc., Preston, ID, 208-852-3939, stopped by for a visit and to share information about their program with Lon Woodbury, President, Woodbury Reports, Inc.

FRANCES ENDORSES USA GUIDES
(March 17, 2006) On the website of USA Guides, St. George, UT, 888-268-9029, Dore Frances, Independent Educational Consultant, Bend, OR, published a press release praising the company for its service and capability in handling some "very difficult transports in and out of country." More…

ECHO SPRINGS EXPANDS PHASE OUT SERVICES
(March 17, 2006) Rhea Verbanic, Admissions Director, Echo Springs Transition Study Center, Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-1111, announced the expansion of services offered to the Phase Out program beginning April 1, 2006. A few of the new services will include Phase Two events, field trips, house meetings and college tours. The service is offered to all graduates who remain in the Coeur d'Alene area.

ASCENT WEBSITE REDESIGNED
(March 17, 2006) Holly Thompson, Ascent, Naples, ID, 800-974-1999, announced that Ascent's website now provides easier navigation and more content.

COZZENS ACCEPTS POSITION AT MIRASOL
(March 20, 2006) Ken Cozzens, former Director of Business Development, Center for Change, Orem, UT, announced that effective March 20, 2006, he has resigned from the program; he is joining Mirasol, an eating disorder program in Tucson, AZ. Ken said he will work extensively on developing business for Mirasol's new chronic illness program in Hawaii. He also added that Center for Change is in the process of recruiting a new Director of Business Development. Anyone interested is asked to contact the Center for Change Human Resources Office at 888-224-8250 ext 114.

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT
(March 20, 2006) In a research paper published in 2002 for Colgate University, Valerie B. Shapiro, asked the question "Is Long-term Residential Treatment Effective for Adolescents?" She developed a Treatment Outcome Study that 30 families from Academy at Swift River (ASR) graduates filled out. Shapiro concluded that her research indicated a typical student showed improvement from their stay at ASR; she is suggesting further research. More…

ROGERS HIRES NEW STAFF
(March 21, 2006) Carol Schroeder, Marketing, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI, 262-646-1389, announced that Tracey Lee Cornella-Carlson, MD has joined the hospital's medical staff as one of three psychiatrists. Carlson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist, and a board-eligible child and adolescent psychiatrist.

CONFIDENT LIVING STAFF UPDATES
(March 21, 2006) Susan Holden, Holden McClure PR, 303-449-2526, for Confident Living, Inc., Boulder, CO, 800-261-0127, email, announced that Jack Culotta, formerly General Manager, is now the VP of Operations and Terry Tierney is the new CEO.

FREER & SANTIAM CROSSING UPDATES
(March 21, 2006) Julia Andrick, Marketing Director, Catherine Freer Wilderness, Albany, OR, 800-390-3983, announced the dates for the next all girls' expedition. Led by three female staff members, the 21-day expedition begins July 9, 2006. Andrick also announced that Santiam Crossing, hired a new teacher to meet the increased student population, and will soon complete the construction of a new classroom and a new boy's cabin.

ROBERT LAND ACADEMY IN THE NEWS
(March 22, 2006) The Winnipeg Sun wrote a favorable article about Robert Land Academy, Wellandport, Ontario, 905-386-6203, email. As Canada' only private military boarding school, the story focused on a mother who enrolled her 14-year-old son into the program and her belief that it is helping him.

MELNICK PRESENTS WORKSHOP
(March 23, 2006) Mona Treadway, Admissions Director/ Owner, Dragonfly Adventures & Dragonfly Transitions, 541-850-0841, announced that Dragonfly Transitions Clinical Director, Dr. Sharon Melnick, presented a workshop to the Oregon State Bar Association on March 18, 2006. The workshop focused on representing clients with personality disorders.

NORTHWEST ACADEMY STAFF UPDATES
(March 24, 2006) Diana Boyer, Director of Admissions, Northwest Academy, Bonners Ferry, ID, 877-882-0980, announced that effective March 6, 2006, Bob Colonna, PhD, CAS, is the Director of Clinical Services, and Devorah McIntosh, MA, M.Ed., BSN, is the Director of Academic Services. For Marketing & Business information, contact Jude Randolph, Idaho Educational Services, Denver, CO, 303-750-3567.

FFS DEBATERS TO NATIONALS
(March 25, 2006) Ann Kozak, Marketing Specialist, Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced the school's forensics team won four out of the five top spots. The team took first place at the National Forensics League, National District Qualifiers Tournament in March 2006, and brought home the District trophy for accumulating the most points over the past year. The team will compete at the Nationals in June 2006 in Dallas, TX.

WOODBURY REPORTS HOSTS NORTHWEST GET TOGETHER
(March 25, 2006) Lon Woodury, President of Woodbury Reports, Inc., Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-5550, announced that Places for Struggling Teens will host the Northwest Get Together in Sandpoint, ID on May 25. The Get Together will address Trends of the Industry and create an opportunity for local networking. Spacing is limited. For Registration Information please contact Laura Morton.


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