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Posted: Apr 25, 2006 09:30

MAY 2006

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BLUE RIDGE ANSWERS NEWSWEEK ARTICLE
(March 6, 2006) David Bouton, Head of School, Blue Ridge School, St. George, VA, 434-985-2811, in a mailer responded to a Newsweek article where author, Peg Tyre, discussed how boys are falling behind in education. In Blue Ridge's newsletter, The Ridgeline, Bouton said, "In my view, the article validates the vision that Hatcher Williams articulated 44 years ago when he assumed leadership of Blue Ridge-an unconditional commitment to the education of boys."

LIFE DESIGNS UPDATE
(March 24, 2006) Vince Barranco, Executive Director, Life Designs Ranch, Cusick, WA, 509-445-0185, announced the program has openings for both male and female students, ages 18 - 26. He also announced the ranch had a complete facelift in 2005, which included students designing and installing a waterfall and pond at the house entrance and turning one of the outbuildings into the music/ art studio.

OXFORD ACADEMY CENTENNIAL
(March 24, 2006) Oxford Academy, Westbrook, CT, 860-399-6247, email, announced its Centennial Celebration is on October 7, 2006.

DENMAN ANNOUNCES SUMMER TRIPS
(March 27, 2006) David Denman, Educational Consultant, Time Out Adventures, Sausalito, CA, 415-332-1831, announced this year's tours, which include Siena Sojourn for young adults, ages 18+ in Siena Italy, from June 17, 2006 through July 29, 2006. From June 24, 2006 to July 2, 2006, Tour du Mont Blanc takes young adults, ages 15-19, into the Italian Alps for a weeklong hiking trip. From July 21-30, 2006, Time Out Tofino, Tofino, BC, 866-725-2112, email, young adults explore the West Coast of Vancouver, BC.

AUGSBURG COLLEGE LAUNCHES STEPUP PROGRAM
(March 28, 2006) Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, 612-330-1001, email, hosted its first StepUp Discovery evening for students, families and counselors. StepUp is a program designed for students in recovery who are ready to pursue an academic degree at Augsburg College.

OUTWARD BOUND INTERCEPT SCHEDULE
(March 28, 2006) Outward Bound Wilderness, Golden, CO, 866-496-8792, announced several upcoming spring, summer and fall sessions for at-risk teens dealing with anger issues, defiance, etc. Visit their website for the dates and fees.

ADELE LOGAN TO LEAVE SHORTRIDGE
(March 29, 2006) Hannah Mariotti, Admissions Director, Shortridge Academy, Milton, NH, 603-755-3096, announced that at the end of May 2006, Adele Logan will leave the school, and Hannah will become both Admissions and Marketing Director.

COZZENS STOPS BY
(March 29, 2006) Ken Cozzens, LSSW, Business Development/ Contracting, Mirasol, Tucson, AZ, 801-703-0824, stopped by Woodbury Reports, Inc. Mirasol is an eating disorder recovery program.

CNN PROFILES THREE SPRINGS STUDENT
(March 31, 2006) Jane Samuel, MA, IEC Liaison Three Springs, Tucson, AZ, 520-298-7020, announced that CNN's Paula Zahn interviewed one of the student's for a special report on the increase of bullying and aggressive behaviors amongst girls. Although scheduled to air on April 3, 2006, CNN postponed the show to a later date. More...

MARK PARLETT RETURNS TO ADMISSIONS
(March 31, 2006) Marylis Filipovich, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director, Three Rivers Montana, Belgrade, MT, 877-221-1115, announced that with the departure of Jeff Johnson, co-founder Mark Parlett, is serving as Admissions Director. Jeff has moved on to other pursuits. More...

ODYSSEY WILDERNESS OPEN
(March 31, 2006) Tim Brockman, Program Director, Odyssey Wilderness Program, Bellingham, WA, 360-671-4999, announced the program is now officially open and ready for the season to accept immediate placements of students. More...

STICC HOSTS MARATHON PARTY
(March 31, 2006) John David Ruben, Founder, Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative (STICC), Sudbury, MA, 877-249-1336, announced that STICC is hosting a Boston Marathon party from 4-9 p.m. on April 17, 2006. STICC is holding the party at the Westin Copley Square Hotel, 10 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. STICC is raising scholarship money to help parents with limited funds. More...

JACK ECKERD'S DREAM
(April 2006) The Tampa Bay Newspapers online edition ran a story reflecting on the history of Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Clearwater, FL, 727-461-2990. The article profiled how the founder, Jack Eckerd, realized his dream of opening programs for troubled children. Founded in 1968, Eckerd Youth Alternatives now operates 25 programs in the US.

WESTRIDGE GIRLS PROGRAM
(April 2006) Dave Ballard, Director Business Development, West Ridge Academy, West Jordan, UT, 801-282-1000, announced that the girls program is now up and running with 13 students attending.

BRANDON HALL SUMMER SCHOOL
(April 3, 2006) Marcia Shearer, Admissions, Brandon Hall, Atlanta, GA, 770-394-8177, ext. 215, announced the Summer Experience 2006 schedule begins June 12, 2006 and runs through July 21, 2006. The summer school program offers two-, four- or six-week sessions with one-on-one instruction for boys and girls in grades 4-12 who want to enrich their academic skills and/ or earn academic credits.

INTERMOUNTAIN HOSPITAL UPDATES
(April 3, 2006) Chuck Christiansen, Director, Business Development, Intermountain Hospital, Boise, ID, 208-375-5910, announced that Richard A. Bangert is the new Chief Executive Officer. Christiansen also announced that Intermountain broke ground on a new 30-bed unit for its adolescent residential treatment program in March.

THREE SPRINGS COURTLAND EXPANDS
(April 04, 2006) Debra Dombrowski, Communications Manager, Three Springs, Courtland, AL, 256-880-3339, announced the completion of a three-month construction project. The facility expanded its intensive residential adolescent treatment center from 39 to 46 beds for boys, ages 12-18. More...

PENINSULA VILLAGE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
(April 4, 2006) The Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN, reported that in preparation for its 20th anniversary on April 7, 2006, Peninsula Village, Louisville, TN, 800-255-8336, , scheduled several alumni students to speak at the event.

NEW SUMMIT ACADEMY UPDATES
(April 4, 2006) Heather Tracy, Admissions, New Summit Academy Costa Rica, 414-921-1388, announced that Sadie Rudman has stepped down from the admissions department. The program also congratulated 15 students for successfully graduating from the Wilderness First Responder Certification course.

ASHBY ACADEMY NOW HIRING
(April 6, 2006) Brandi M. Elliott, and Dr. Jim Powell, 951-317-3151, announced that Ashby Academy, Ashby, MA, is a new middle school for boys, ages 11-14, with mild to moderate learning disabilities, verbal/ non-verbal disabilities and behavioral issues. Ashby Academy is now hiring for all direct care, academic and management positions. Experienced, interested professionals should see the Struggling Teens employment section, or contact Dr. Powell.

WEST RIDGE OPENS WILDERNESS PROGRAM
(April 5, 2006) Ken Huey, PhD, Director of Clinical Services, West Ridge Academy, West Jordan, UT, 801-282-1000, announced the opening of the Aspiro Wilderness Program, a 45-day pre-residential program for students with no previous wilderness experience. Randy Oakley is the Executive Director of Aspiro.

NEW COUNSELOR AT ST. PAUL'S
(April 7, 2006) Donna L. Wittwer, M.Ed., Director of Admission, St. Paul's Preparatory Academy, Phoenix, AZ, 602-956-9090, announced that Saurabh Gupta joined the staff as a new counselor in early April. Gupta is currently finishing his PhD in counseling psychology at Arizona State University.

COLLABORATIVE COACHING STAFF UPDATES
(April 10, 2006) Ben Wahl, Program Coordinator, Seattle's Collaborative Coaching Program, Seattle, WA, 206-856-9490, announced that Emily Gassert, MA, is the new Program Counselor. For more information on Collaborative Coaching, read the Ryther Child Center of Seattle New Perspective published on Strugglingteens.com.

SOBER COLLEGE
(April 10, 2006) Kim Farber, Director of Communications, Sober College, Los Angeles, CA, 818-209-6377, announced that seven students practicing skydiving took turns in the Perris Wind Tunnel in Perris, CA. More...

HLA RECEIVES FIVE-YEAR RECERTIFICATION
(April 10, 2006) Nicole Fuglsang, MA, NCC, LPC, Director Public Relations/Admissions, Hidden Lake Academy, Dahlonega, GA, 706-867-1720, nicolef@hiddenlakeacademy.com?subject=Strugglingteens.com SnH 05/06, http://www.hiddenlakeacademy.com, announced its SACS/SAIS accreditation renewal is complete, and the program received a five-year recertification.

SZALAVITZ BOOK DRAWS DIVERSE REACTIONS
(April 10, 2006) Amazon.com published several diverse reviews of Maia Szalavitz's book, Help at Any Cost, including Janyce Lastman's, LLB, Education Consultant, book review published on Struggling Teens on April 6, 2006. Look for this review in this edition of the Places For Struggling Teens Newletter.

SOUTHERN FRANCE SUMMER
(April 11, 2006) Katie Jochum, Marketing & Admissions Director, Southern France Youth Institute, Sandpoint, ID, 208-263-4974, announced the Summer 2006 language and cultural enhancement sessions for students, ages 15-20. Students spend four weeks (June 17 to July 15) or six weeks (June 17 to July 28) in France with excursions into Spain and Andorra.

PHELPS SUMMER PROGRAM
(April 12, 2006) The Phelps School, Malvern, PA, 610-644-1754, announced its summer program will be July 5 through August 5, 2006, for boys in grades 7-12. The curriculum is designed to strengthen the student's proficiency in language, arts, math and reading/ study skills.

NEW STAFF AT DRAGON FLY
(April 12, 2006) Mona Treadway, Admissions Director/ Owner, Dragonfly Adventures & Dragonfly Transitions, 541-850-0841, announced that Carolyn Hennessey, MA, joined the treatment team. She will run group and parent therapy sessions for Dragonfly Transitions.

MOSES JOINS PACIFIC QUEST
(April 12, 2006) Suzanne McKinney, MA, Consultant Liaison, Pacific Quest, Hawaii, 808-937-5806, announced that Hilary Moses, MSW, LCSW, is the new Counseling Director. Moses spent the last four years working for SUWS Adolescent and Youth Programs, initially as a field instructor, then as a therapist, and most recently as Clinical Director.

PHOENIX OUTDOOR CELEBRATES
(April 12, 2006) Phoenix Outdoor LLC, Roswell, GA, 770-650-8233, email , announced the program celebrates its first year of operation in May 2006. Phoenix Outdoor also announced the publication of its new Parent Guide for 2006.

ASPEN OPENS WELLSPRING FAMILY CAMP
(April 13, 2006) Amy Sandler, Marketing & Communications Manager, Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA 562-468-4479, announced the Wellspring Family Camp, for children, ages 5-13, begins June 25, 2006 with four two-week sessions ending August 16, 2006. At least one parent/ grandparent must accompany the children attending this new weight loss camp. More...

NATSAP MONTANA CONFERENCE DATES
(April 17, 2006) The National Association of Therapeutic Schools And Programs (NATSAP), with headquarters in Prescott, AZ, 928-443-9505, email, announced that the Montana Regional Conference is scheduled for May 12, 2006 at the West Coast Kalispell Center Hotel in Kalispell, MT. The scheduled speakers are Andrew Sapp, PhD, Cherry Gulch, John Mercer, MS, Mission Mountain School, Tim Corson, PsyD, Montana Academy, Jan Moss, NATSAP and John Santa, PhD, Montana Academy.

WHERE IS JEFF JOHNSON?
(April 17, 2006) Jeff Johnson, 406-570-4433, announced that after spending the past year helping Three Rivers Montana restart its admissions department and wilderness program, he is moving on to other pursuits. Jeff said he wants to focus on helping others with program development and training during the start up mode.

CHEROKEE CREEK STAFF UPDATE
(April 18, 2006) Kathy Whitmire, Executive Director, Cherokee Creek Boys School, Westminster, SC, 864 647-1885, announced that Stephen Burgess, MA, LISW-CP, is the new Primary Counselor. Prior to Cherokee Creek, Stephen worked with in the in-patient, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Center at Three Rivers Behavioral Health Center for four years.

CKC CONSULTANT TOURS
(April 18, 2006) Kay C. Ford, Owner, CKC Consultant Tour Services, Crozier, VA, 804-784-3037, announced the upcoming schedule for consultant tours. The schedule includes Arizona on May 15-19, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia on May 15-19 (possible second trip on May 22-26), Connecticut on May 16-19 and Montana during the week of June 26.

DR. PHIL REFERS FAMILY TO SUWS
(April 18, 2006) Amy Sandler, Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-468-4479, announced that the nationally syndicated Dr. Phil show presented the story of a 13-year-old boy struggling with anger management issues and low self-esteem. Dr. Phil suggested sending the boy to SUWS of the Carolinas. The show aired on April 17, 2006. More...

LEGUYONNE DROPS BY FOR A VISIT
(April 19, 2006) Guy LeGuyonne, Director of Communications, Introspections Costa Rica (formerly Internships Abroad Costa Rica), Tucson, AZ, 888-280-4227, stopped by Woodbury Reports, Inc. while visiting various programs in North Idaho.

NEW HAVEN ACCREDITATION
(April 20, 2006) Jennifer Jeppson Wilson, Admissions, New Haven, Provo, UT, 801-768-2495, announced that after a long and arduous process, the program recently completed and renewed its accreditation. New Haven is accredited through the State of Utah and the Northwest Association of Schools. More...

NEXT STEP ANNOUNCES JOB OPENINGS
(April 20, 2006) Bill and Penelope Valentine, Owners, Next Step For Success, Bend, OR, 541-504-5224, announced employment openings for Assistant Family Coaches. Next Step offers Family Coaching services to families of at-risk teens. More...

ROGERS MEDICAL DIRECTOR INTERVIEWED
(April 20, 2006) Carol Schroeder, Media/Marketing, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI, 262-646-1389, announced Ted Weltzin, MD, Medical Director of Rogers eating disorder services recently appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, The View and CNN's Paula Zahn NOW. Dr. Weltzin promoted public awareness about young men developing eating disorders and provided parents with symptoms they need to know.

BETTON HOUSE SUMMER PROGRAM
(April 20, 2006) Roxanne Losicco, Director-in-Residence, Betton House, Scranton, PA, 877-723-8866, announced a six-week summer program offering college study skills, valuable work experience and opportunities for community service volunteering. The course will be held in the Poconos from July 1 to mid-August. Betton House is a transitional program for college students in recovery.

HIGH HONORS FOR FFS CHORUS
(April 20, 2006) Ann Kozak, Marketing Specialist, The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced that for the fifth consecutive year, the school received "superior" ratings for women's, men's and mixed chorus at the March 31st North American Music Festival (NAMF) Superior Fest in Washington, D.C. The school also took home the festival's Most Outstanding Choral Soloist award for the third year in a row.

FFS WINS DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
(April 20, 2006) Ann Kozak, Marketing Specialist, The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced the Family Foundation School Falcons were named 2006 New York State Section IX, Class D Varsity Boys Basketball champions.

OPI ANNOUNCEMENTS
(April 20, 2006) Anne LaRiviere, Director Admissions/ Marketing, Optimum Performance Institute (OPI), Woodland Hills, CA, 888-558-0617, announced that two OPI students graduated from the Westlake Culinary Institute Professional Program on March 26. Ann added that students are also attending the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The OPI Performance Update Newsletter profiled Burleigh Drummond, a five time Grammy nominated drummer, for his mentoring of students.

V3 RE-LAUNCHES WEBSITE
(April 20, 2006) Marni Standen, President, V3 Tucson, Tucson, AZ, announced the re-launching of V3's new website.

SECOND NATURE JOB OPENING
(April 20, 2006) Jeffrey R. Scott, LPC, NCC, Clinical Director, Second Nature Blue Ridge Wilderness Program, Clayton, GA, 706-212-2037, announced the program is seeking a new clinical therapist. More...

LAUGHLIN'S TO LEAVE AULDERN
(April 24, 2006) Richard Williams, Director of Marketing, Auldern Academy, Pittsboro, NC, 919-837-2336, announced that Will and Beth Laughlin are leaving at the beginning of the summer break. Ron Brown and Margaret George will step in to assist the management team as needed during the transition. More...

LAUGHLIN'S TO JOIN CONFIDENT LIVING
(April 24, 2006) Will and Beth Laughlin, Auldern Academy, Pittsboro, NC, 919-837-2336, announced in a letter that they are leaving Auldern Academy to join Confident Living in Boulder, CO. More...


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