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Oct 25, 2006
ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT STAR MEADOWS
(September 21, 2006) Jim Carpenter, Admissions Director, Star Meadows Academy Hope Ranch, Whitefish, MT, 406-862-7871, announced that with the graduation of two students, the program has openings for student enrollment. More...
TEAM AVENGERS RAISE $7,677 FOR LIVESTRONG
(September 24, 2006) Susan Holden Walsh, Holden McClure PR, 303-449-2526, announced that educational consultant Mike Balotti as team captain, Elizabeth McGhee, Amanda Thomas, Beth Laughlin and Jude Rudolph raised $7,677 for the LiveStrong Lance Armstrong Foundation in the Team Avengers race in Philadelphia, PA on September 10, 2006. More...
REMUDA RANCH STAFF PROVIDED INPUT ON NEW BOOK
(September 26, 2006) Mary Anne Morrow, Remuda Ranch, Wickenburg, AZ, 800-445-1900, announced that author Debra M. Cooper worked in conjunction with the professional staff at Remuda Ranch to write a new book, Behind the Broken Image. This fictional novel examines the lives of three females with eating disorders. More...
DAN KRMPOTICH DIES IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
(September 27, 2006) Dan Krmpotich, 52, Bonners Ferry, ID, died in a motorcycle accident on September 27, 2006 near Clark Fork, ID. A fund to help Dan's three children has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank, PO Box 1509, Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805. Contributions can be sent to the bank in care of the Krmpotich Children's Fund, or by calling the bank at 208-267-7515 for information on electronic transfer. A memorial service was held on October 3, 2006 at Twin Rivers Resort in Moyie Springs, ID. The staff at Woodbury Reports, Inc. sends our condolences to Dan's three children.
COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST HIDDEN LAKE
(September 27, 2006) A story on AccessNorthGeorgia.com, reported that a 70-page complaint, filed in federal court in Gainesville, GA, against Hidden Lake Academy, Dahlonega, GA, 706-864-4730, alleges "the tragic mistreatment of trouble teenage students and their families."
To read all stories on this topic visit www.strugglingteens.com/news/hiddenlake-index.html.
ALLDREDGE JOINS SOLACIUM
(September 28, 2006) L Jay Mitchell, Alldredge Academy, Davis, WV, 304-259-2262, announced that Alldredge recently joined Solacium Holdings, LLC, in Utah. The recently formed Solacium Holdings operates under the umbrella of CIC Partners, and includes New Haven RTC and Sunrise Academy. More...
CAMPBELL PARK OPENS WITH FIVE STUDENTS
(September 28, 2006) Brandi M. Elliott and Jim Powell, PhD, Powell & Elliott Collaborative, 951-315-8320, consultants to Campbell Park, Kurow, New Zealand, 213-988-0718, firstname.lastname@example.org, announced the program is officially open and welcomed its first five students onto the campus on September 16, 2006. More...
COLLEGE EXCEL EXPANDS COURSE OFFERING
(September 28, 2006) Sue Harless, Academic Director, College Excel, Bend, OR, 541-388-3043, announced the program began offering extensive Skill Development Courses in the Fall 2006 term. More...
STAFF CHANGES AT ELK MOUNTAIN ACADEMY
(September 28, 2006) Carl M. Olding, Elk Mountain Academy, Clark Fork, ID, 800-355-3823, announced that Louie W. Ladenburger, MFT, LADC, has joined the team as Desiree Mangum leaves to take care of urgent family business. More...
CRC HEALTH GROUP TO ACQUIRE ASPEN EDUCATION
(September 29, 2006) A press release on Yahoo Finance reported that Dr. Barry Karlin, Chairman/CEO, CRC Health Group, Cupertino, CA, announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to acquire Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, www.aspeneducation.com. In a separate press release, Aspen Education CEO, Elliot Sainer said, "I want to personally assure you that at the end of the day, nothing will change at our programs as a result of this merger." More...
ACHIEVEMENT CENTER CHANGES NAME
(October 2006) The Achievement Center for Young Women, Manti, UT, 435-835-4475, announced it has changed its name to Utah Preparatory Academy. Utah Preparatory currently has 19 students enrolled in its all girl school. The program is accredited through Northwest Accreditation, and plans to open an all boys program in January 2007.
TORI BALLARD JOINS ACADEMY AT CANYON CREEK
(October 2, 2006) Brad Gerrard, Chief Operating Officer, Academy at Canyon Creek, Springville, UT, 801-491-3910, announced that Tori Ballard is the new Director of Community Relations. More...
NEW HORIZONS CELEBRATION
(October 2, 2006) The Indiana Chronicle-Tribune reported on the 35th anniversary of the New Horizons Academy in Marion, IN, a Christian residential program, which also administers the Mountain View Academy in the Dominican Republic, Missanabie Woods Academy in Canada and Escuela Caribe in The Dominican Republic. Both ex-student supporters and protestors attended. More...
SENIC JOINS ECKERD
(October 3, 2006) Tom Denham, Director External Communications, 727-461-2990, ext. 332, Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., Clearwater, FL, 304-642-9070, announced Angie Senic, has accepted the position of Director of Private Services for the private sector programs offered by Eckerd. More...
THEISEN CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF ADIRONDACK
(October 3, 2006) Susan Hardy, MEd, Executive Director, Adirondack Leadership Expeditions, Saranac, NY, 877-252-0869, announced that Robert Theisen, PhD, has accepted the position of Clinical Director. More...
DRAGONFLY STAFF & FACILITY UPDATES
(October 3, 2006) Mona J Treadway, Admissions Director/Owner, Dragonfly Adventures & Dragonfly Transitions, 541-850-0841, Klamath Falls, OR, announced Justin Helienbach, MSW, is joining the team in mid-October. Mona added that Dragonfly has added a late night shift, for increased evening coverage, several new mentors and recently renovated an old "boarding" house to provide a higher level of supervision for new students.
NEW STAFF AT CATHERINE FREER & SANTIAM CROSSING
(October 5, 2006) Robert Cooley, CEO of Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions and Santiam Crossing Albany, OR, 541-926-7252, announced Education Specialist Andrew Odden has joined the Santiam Crossing Staff and James Brown, LMFT, PC, has joined the Catherine Freer staff.
ZEHNDER HONORS SCHEFF
(October 6, 2006) Isabelle Zehnder of the Coalition Against Institutionalized Child Abuse (CAICA), formally recognized "the hard work of Sue Scheff, an advocate for parents and children. Sue helps distraught parents who are seeking help for their troubled teens."
SCHEFF WINS EMPTY VICTORY
(October 7, 2006) Shelby Earnshaw, Founder, International Survivors Action Committee (ISAC), 540-522-6231, announced that on September 19, 2006, Parents Universal Resource Experts, Inc. (PURE) and its founder, Sue Scheff of Weston, FL, won an $11.3 million dollar victory over a single mom in Texas alleging defamation over the Internet. To read this article, or locate links to various other articles on this topic go to our index for Sue Scheff and PURE.
BOOK ON FINDING HELP FOR STRUGGLING TEENS
(October 8, 2006) Basing it partly on their personal experience, Frederic G. Reamer and Deborah H. Siegel have published an 80 page book titled Finding Help for Struggling Teens: A Guide for Parents and the Professionals Who Work with Them, through the National Association of Social Workers Press. For ordering information go to www.naswpress.org/publications/books/children/strugglingTeens/3736.html
RECOVERY COMPONENT AT CARLBROOK
(October 9, 2006) Kim Foran, Carlbrook School, Halifax, VA, 434-476-2406, announced that by year's end they plan to instate a comprehensive, integrated Recovery Maintenance Program that addresses both the individual and collective needs of students and families. More...
DERRY/ HALL STOP BY WOODBURY REPORTS
(October 10, 2006) Jeffrey Derry and Morri Hall of SUWS-Idaho, 208-886-2565, Shoshone, ID, stopped by Woodbury Reports for dinner and to discuss various activities in the industry.
CONFIDENT LIVING CHANGES NAME TO VIVE
(October 11, 2006) Susan Holden Walsh, HoldenMcClure PR 3, 303-449-2526, announced that Confident Living, Inc., Boulder, CO, announced that effective immediately the program has changed its name to Vive!, 800-261-0127, http://www.vivenow.com. VIVE recently opened an office in Menlo Park, CA, with another opening on November 1, 2006 in Beverly Hills, CA, and plans to expand to six additional markets in 2007. More...
SUSAN FOWLER JOINS CHEROKEE CREEK
(October 12, 2006) Kathy Whitmire, Executive Director, Cherokee Boys School, Westminster, SC, 864-647-1885, announced that Susan Fowler is joining the counseling team as a Primary Counselor. More...
SAN CRISTOBAL SPONSORS FUND-RAISING
(October 12, 2006) Christy Leach, Director of Admissions, San Cristobal Ranch Academy, Taos, NM, 866-918-8383, announced the program participated in a walk-a-thon titled "A Mile in Our Shoes," for the Dream Tree Project in Taos, NM on September 10, 2006. More...
TIMBER RIDGE STAFF UPDATES
(October 16, 2006) Marcia Pearson, Executive Director, Timber Ridge Preparatory School for Girls, Clark Fork, ID, 208-266-0128, announced that Kristin Miller, BS, joined the academic staff as the new Social Studies/English teacher. Krystal Cameron also joined the staff as a Night Shift Coordinator.
ALLDREDGE STAFF UPDATE
(October 17, 2006) Jim Browning, CEO/Director, Alldredge Academy, Davis, WV, 888-468-1828, announced that Joanna DiStefano McKay is the new Marketing Coordinator. More...
(October 17, 2006) Anne LaRiviere, Director of Admissions/Marketing, Optimum Performance Institute, Woodland Hills, CA, 888-558-0617, made a couple of announcements this month: First, a program participant was selected as a member on a panel of experts discussing the future of the computer gaming industry. Second, Michael Andreen, a filmmaker, is the newest mentor at OPI.
MCGUILL CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
(October 17, 2006) The Board of Directors, Villa Santa Maria, Cedar Crest, NM, 505- 281-3609, email@example.com, recently celebrated and recognized the 25th anniversary of Joseph McGuill, CEO of Villa Santa Maria. The Board congratulated Mr. McGuill on his leadership, vision and dedication.
YOUTH CARE FEATURED ON DR. PHIL
(October 18, 2006) Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 888-972-7736, announced that the Youth Care Program, Draper, UT, 800-786-4924, an intensive therapeutic program for adolescents in a small, home-like setting, was featured October 16 on the nationally syndicated "Dr. Phil" show. More...
SANTIAM CROSSING SCHOOL UPDATES
(October 18, 2006) Julia Andrick, Marketing Director, Catherine Freer Wilderness, Albany, OR, 800-390-3983, announced that Santiam Crossing School is now entering its third year of operation. Santiam has received provisional accreditation from the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS), and hired Andrew Odden as a mild/moderate Education Specialist.
CATHERINE FREER WELCOMES THERAPIST
(October 18, 2006) Julia Andrick, Marketing Director, Catherine Freer Wilderness, Albany, OR, 800-390-3983, announced that James Brown, LMFT, PC, has joined the staff as a therapist.
NEWS FROM MISSION MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
(October 18, 2006) Colleen Harrington, Assistant School Head, Mission Mountain School, Condon, MT, 406-754-2580, announced that she and John Mercer, School Head, took some very lucky and excited students to the Rolling Stones concert when the band played in Missoula, MT, on October 4, 2006. The students had floor seats just 12 rows back from the stage, and it was a spectacular show, replete with fireworks, light show, a 40 ft screen and a six-story high stage.
REMUDA RANCH REPORTS EATING DISORDERS ON RISE
(October 19, 2006) Mary Anne Morrow, Remuda Ranch, Wickenburg, AZ, 800-445-1900, reported that eating disorders are becoming more prevalent on college campuses across the nation. More...
DARK BLUE AWARENESS PINS
(October 19, 2006) Lance Landre, President/ CEO, Star of Life™/ C. S. Landre Foundation, Fresno, CA, 559-433-8866, announced the sale of the Dark Blue Awareness Pin as a fund-raiser to help the Foundation and "At-Risk children as well as ADD, ADHD, Bi-Polar Disorder Awareness." More...
SUWS SEASONS ACCEPTING STUDENTS
(October 19, 2006) Brian McKeown, Family Services Coordinator, SUWS of the Carolinas, Old Fort, NC, 888-828-9770, announced that Seasons, a licensed, clinically focused wilderness/ treatment program serving youth, ages 11-13 is accepting enrollments.
STAFF UPDATES AT OPEN SKY
(October 20, 2006) Lauren Lollini, MA, NCC, Admissions Director, Open Sky Wilderness Therapy Program, Durango, CO, 970-759-8324, announced her promotion to Admissions and Outreach Director, as well as the addition of Gregory Martin, MA, as part of the clinical team. More...
PINNACLE WILDERNESS ACCEPTING CLIENTS
(October 20, 2006) Bridget Peterson, Pinnacle Wilderness Foundation, Richfield, UT, 435-896-5788, announced the program is now accepting new clients into its outdoor wilderness program. More...
VENTURING CREW LAUNCHED AT FAMILY SCHOOL
(October 20, 2006) Ann Kozak, Marketing Specialist, Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced the school submitted the charter for its new Venturing Crew #174 on October 19. Twenty-seven students are involved in the initial crew and are already honing their outdoor winter survival skills in preparation for the upcoming Klondike Derby. The youth-led, co-ed organization is a branch of the Boy Scouts, which is also active on the Family Foundation School campus.
FRIENDS OF FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN IN CRISIS
(October 20, 2006) Brandi Elliott, Arrowhead, CA, 951-315-8320, announced that she and Jim Powell (Powell & Elliott Collaborative, LLC) are working with The Friends of Families with Children in Crisis Foundation (formerly The Friends of CEDU Foundation). This is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, to financially assist families who cannot afford to keep their child in a therapeutic or emotional growth program/ school through to graduation/ completion. Woodbury Reports Inc. will pass on details when the criteria for selecting families to help and the schools/ programs that will qualify have been firmly established.
NEW COACHING BLOG
(October 22, 2006) Anne Barry Jolles, Boston, MA, 781-878-8589, www.annejolles.com, Life Coach and author of Keeping Your Sanity While Loving and Letting Go of Your Teen, announced the creation of her new blog called "Drive Through Parenting Wisdom.
ASPIRO WELCOMES 100TH STUDENT
(October 23, 2006) Brian Church, Director of Business Development for Aspiro Therapeutic Adventures, Riverton, UT, 801-979-6301, announced the program has received its 100th student in their first six months.
MAPLE LAKE CELEBRATES
(October 23, 2006) Patti Hollenbeck-Dial, PhD, Founder/Admissions, Maple Lake Academy, Payson, UT, 801-319-9476, announced the program recently celebrated its first year anniversary and became academically accredited through the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. More...
KIM GARNER JOINS OUTBACK
(October 23, 2006) Ellwood "Woody" Crowell, Director of Admissions, Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, Lehi, UT, 801-649-6330, announced Kim Garner, MSW, CSW, joined the Outback family on October 9, 2006. More...
SUMMIT ACHIEVEMENT CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
(October 23, 2006) Adam Tsapis, Director of Admissions, Summit Achievement, Stow, ME, 800-997-8664, announced the program is celebrating its 10th year of licensed operation and is planning 10-year party at the upcoming Miami IECA conference in November. More...