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DECEMBER 2006

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NEW FL CHAMBERLAIN ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR
(September 11, 2006) Sarah Norfleet, Director of Marketing and Business Development for FL Chamberlain School, Middleborough, MA, 508-947-7825, announced that John Mendonca is the new Admissions Director and Melissa Doherty is the new Admissions Associate. They are replacing Larry Mutty and Yuko Marshall.

NEW ADDITIONS TO SHORTRIDGE ACADEMY
(October 11, 2006) Adam Rainer, Director of Shortridge Academy, Milton NH, 603-755-3096, announced the ground breaking for a 4400 square foot addition to the school. He also announced several new faculty members including Shelly Ispan-Laing, Phase Three Leader, Brian Laing, Phase Two Advisor, Oliver Arigi, Chemistry and Biology teacher, Jorge Negron, Spanish teacher and David McCoy who is teaching history.

NEW STAFF AT UNIV. OF AZ SALT CENTER
(October 16, 2006) Autumn L. Palmer, Coordinator of Admissions and Outreach for SALT Center, University of AZ, 520-621-5285, announced that Jeff Orgera is the new Director of the SALT Center, and David Cillo replaces Wendy Ten Elshof Robinson as Admissions Counselor with Bernadette Capossela as the new Admissions Specialist.

REMUDA RANCH DISCUSSES DIETING
(October 19, 2006) Mary Anne Morrow, Marketing, Remuda Ranch, Wickenburg, AZ, 800-445-1900, submitted a press release offering information on how "Dieting Can Lead To Eating Disorders." More...

GRANT ASSISTANT HEAD OF AULDERN
(October 20, 2006) Debra Dombrowski, Communication Manager, Three Springs, Inc., Huntsville, AL, 256-880-3339, announced that William "Bill" Grant is the new Assistant Head of School at Auldern Academy in Siler City, NC, 919-837-2336.

ROGERS MEMORIAL ANNOUNCES WORKSHOPS
(October 24, 20067) Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI, 800-767-4411, announced their Spring 2007 Continuing Education full day Workshops for professionals will include Advanced Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of OCD on March 16, Understanding and Treating Self-Inflicted Violence on April 27, Treating Traumatized Children on May 11, and Practical Strategies for Treating Eating Disorders on June 1.

CHICAGO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
(October 24, 2006) Sierra Tucson, Tucson, AZ, 800-842-4487, and Rosecrance Health Network, Rockford, IL, 815-391-1000, announced they would co-sponsor the 2006 Chicago Professional Development Series on November 17 and December 15, Hard k Hotel in Chicago. The speakers, Kaveh Zamanian, PhD, and Wendy Lader, MEd, PhD, will discuss issues regarding addictions and mental health.

SWIFT RIVER CONDUCTS WORKSHOP
(October 24, 2006) Paul Ravenscraft, Swift River Academy, Cummington, MA, 800-258-1770, announced that the Swift River Team conducted a workshop at the November IECA Conference in Miami, FL. The team discussed new developments and applications of psychodrama in their workshop entitled: "Lifesteps or Mis-steps?" More...

IVY RIDGE ACCREDITATION DELAYED… AGAIN
(October 24, 2006) NewsWatch50 in Watertown, NY, reported that Ivy Ridge Academy, Ogdensburg, NY, has been delayed in its ability to issue high school diplomas because the Academy's accreditation did not come up in the October meeting of the New York State Board of Regents.

KAY ISSUES STATEMENT
(October 25, 2006) Ken Kay, President of the World Wide Association of Specialty Schools and Programs (WWASPS), St. George, UT, 435-656-2313, calls accusations "preposterous," and says "WWASPS will be cleared of charges in the suit for misconduct against one of its member programs." To read this and all WWASPS related articles visit the index. More...

BEHRENS RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
(October 25, 2006) Medical News Today reported on the multi-phase research study Ellen Behrens, Founder of Canyon Research and Consulting, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, 801-205-2330, conducted on private residential treatment which was presented on August 12, 2006 to the American Psychological Association.

CERTS COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION
(October 25, 2006) David Mayeski, Admissions Director, CERTS, Murray, UT, 801-916-5696, announced the hiring of two new educational administrators. More...

NATSAP RELEASES ADDITIONAL JOURNAL
(October 26, 2006) Jan Moss, Executive Director, National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), Prescott, AZ, 928-443-9505, announced the release of Volume I Number II of the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (JTSP). More...

REDCLIFF ASCENT HELPS SUU
(October 26, 2006) RedCliff Ascent Wilderness, Enterprise, UT, 800-898-1244, teamed up with the Outdoor Center for Southern Utah University to introduce drumming as a metaphor in the Center's weekly Outdoor Education Series.

SOBER COLLEGE CAPTURE MEDALS
(October 26, 2006) Sober College, Woodland Hills, CA, 800-465-0142, announced that five students participated in a triathlon and captured second, third and fourth place in the male mountain bike division. More...

JEPPESEN DIRECTOR OF ALAMAR RANCH
(October 26, 2006) Chris Tverdy, Alamar Ranch, Boise, ID, 208-514-4620, announced that Amy Jeppesen has accepted the position of Executive Director and a co-owner of the program. To contact Amy, please e-mail her amy@alamarranch.com or call 208-514-4543. In a separate announcement on November 6, 2006, David Mayeski, Admissions Director, CERTS Group, Murray, UT, submitted a letter from Amy Jeppesen regarding her decision to leave the company.

WATSON LEAVES HIDDEN LAKE
(October 26, 2006) Nicole Fuglsang, Admissions, Hidden Lake Academy, Dahlonega, GA, 800-394-0640, submitted a letter from Josh Watson, announcing that he would be leaving the program on October 31, 2006. More...

SAN CRISTOBAL UPDATES
(October 27, 2006) Dave Johnson, MEd, Owner & Executive Director, San Cristobal Ranch Academy, Taos, NM, 505-776-2524, welcomed new staff and provided information on how the transition is moving forward since the sale of the program six months ago. More...

PHOENIX LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAM
(October 30, 2006) Dan Kemp, Admissions Director, Phoenix Outdoor LLC, Ashville, NC, 877-305-0904, announced the program has launched a primary care wilderness-based substance abuse & addictions program for adolescents. More...

SILVERADO BOYS RANCH NOW OPEN
(October 31, 2006) Denise Westman, Director of Admissions & Marketing, Silverado Boys Ranch, Panguitch, UT, 435-676-8482, announced the program is now officially open and enrolling students. More...

NEW HAVEN EXPANDS
(October 31, 2006) Kristie Jensen, Admissions/Marketing Director, New Haven, Spanish Fork, UT, 801-794-1218, announced the opening of a new 10,500 square foot home that will allow New Haven to serve an additional 16 girls and their families. More...

BLUEPRINT EXPANDS SERVICES
(October 31, 2006) Marmy Kodras, Marketing Director, Blueprint Education, Phoenix, AZ, 800-426-4952, announced that Camino de Paz, a program for local students in New Mexico, is now using Blueprint's Internet-based and Print Based curriculum.

MORGAN HEAD OF WHITE MOUNTAIN
(October 31, 2006) Rachel Tardelli, Director of Communications, White Mountain School, Bethlehem, NH, 603-444-2928 x17, announced that Brian G. Morgan, Head of The Putney School (VT) since 1995, has been appointed the 14th Head of School at White Mountain. Morgan will assume his new position July 1, 2007. More...

ASPIRO WELCOMES WATSON
(October 31, 2006) Brian Church, Director of Business Development, Aspiro, Inc., Riverton, UT, 801-979-6301, announced Josh Watson has accepted the position of Admissions Director. More...

WORLD LEADERS VISIT GATEHOUSE
(November 1, 2006) Glenna Conway, Gatehouse Academy, Wickenburg, AZ, 928-231-5004, announced that a recent visit to the program gave world leaders an inside look into addiction treatment for young adults. More...

CKC TOURS AT BENCHMARK
(November 3, 2006) Richard Brimhall, Admissions, Benchmark Young Adult School, Redlands, CA, 800-474-4848, announced that Kay Ford, Owner, CKC Consultant Tour Services, Crozier, VA, 804-784-3037, is scheduling a tour of Benchmark in December 2006. More...

HUEY LEAVES WEST RIDGE
(November 7, 2006) Ken Huey, PhD, Director of Clinical Services, West Ridge Academy, West Jordan, UT, 801-282-1007, announced that he is leaving West Ridge to start a new venture in Missouri. The Change Academy at Lake of the Ozarks is opening in the first quarter of 2007. West Ridge Academy and Dr. Huey are the primary financial backers of the new program. To reach Dr. Huey call 801-830-8801.

TUITION REDUCTION OFFERED
(November 7, 2006) DB Palmer, Palmer Adventures, and Jim Yahne, Director (Tree Of Life), Joseph, OR, 541-890-5467, announced that Tree of Life Christian Wilderness Expeditions/Wilderness Trails and Palmer Adventures recently completed licensure as a wilderness partnership for youth and is offering a limited time tuition reduction for families who mention seeing the press release. More...

CLINICAL DIRECTOR NEEDED
(November 7, 2006) Ken Allen, Executive Director, West Ridge Academy, West Jordan, UT, 801-282-1007, announced the program is conducting a national search for a new Director of Clinical Services to replace Dr. Ken Huey who is starting a new program in Missouri. Interested parties can submit resumes to Ken Allen. More...

NEW CEO AT YELLOWSTONE
(November 7, 2006) Andrea Kenney, Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch, Billings, MT, 406-655-2125, announced Glenn W. McFarlane of Billings is the new president and CEO of the program, succeeding Ryland Sorensen who retired in February. More...

TEEN MISSING
(November 7, 2006) The Houston Chronicle reported that a Houston girl with runaway tendencies is missing after an appearance on Dr. Phil and a short-term wilderness therapy program.

YELLOWSTONE CELEBRATES 50
(November 7, 2006) Isabel Lundin, VP of Professional Relations for Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, Billings, MT, 406-655-2100, announced that 2007 will see the 50th anniversary of the program' founding. Woodbury Reports will provide more information as it becomes available.

HIDDEN LAKE RESPONDS TO COMPLAINT
(November 8, 2006) Hidden Lake Academy, Dahlonega, GA, 800-394-0640, filed an answer, defenses and counterclaim to the class action complaint filed by multiple plaintiffs in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Gainesville Division. More...

TALISMAN ASPERGERS SEMESTER PROGRAM
(November 8, 2006) Linda Tatsapaugh, Director, Talisman Programs, Ashville, NC, 888-458-8226, announced the opening of the Aspergers Semester program for teens, ages 13-17, beginning in January 2007.

CHANGES AT ASCENT & NWA
(November 9, 2006) Jude Rudolph, Denver, CO, ASCENT, Naples, ID, 800-974-1999, announced that Trilby Hoover and Ramon Palacios, LSAC, have joined the ASCENT team and that John Schrom is acting School Director at Northwest Academy, 877-882-0980, Bonners Ferry, ID, following Ruth McKnight's retirement. More...

IVY RIDGE ANNOUNCES GRADUATES
(November 11, 2006) Jason Finlinson, Ivy Ridge Academy, Ogdensburg, NY, 315-393-5930, announced the program is proud to present its latest class to complete their character development program. More...

ASHBY APPOINTS NEW ADMISSIONS
(November 11, 2006) Dr. Alfred Allen, Head of School, Ashby Academy, Ashby, MA, 877-386-0055, announced the appointment of Vincent Schmidt, MA, as Director of Admissions and Marketing. More...

MYSPACE.COM REPRINTS ASTART DOCUMENT
(November 12, 2006) MYSPACE.com reprinted a document from the Alliance for the Safe, Therapeutic and Appropriate use of Residential Treatment (ASTART) reporting on their findings regarding negative events in private residential schools and programs. To read this and other documents visit the ASTART index.

WELLSPRING UK ANNOUNCES RECORD WEIGHT LOSS
(November 13, 2006) Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, announced that Wellspring UK, Penrith, Cumbria, UK, 07-99-965-7120, Europe's first scientifically based weight loss camp for children and adolescents ages 12-17, announced record weight loss for its program participants over the 2006 two-month summer session. More...

MONARCH CENTER TEAMS WITH ESALEN
(November 13, 2006) David Ventimiglia, head of Monarch Center for Family Healing (formerly Trailside School), Georgetown, CO, 303-569-0767, announced they will be collaborating with the Esalen Institute and setting up backcountry trips out of the Esalen facilities near the Big Sur cliffs overlooking the California Pacific Coast. More...

SPRING LAKE RANCH PLANS 75TH
(November 14, 2006) Spring Lake Ranch, Cuttingsville, VT, 802-492-3322, announced they are planning for the program's 75th anniversary on September 1, 2007.

NEW START TRANSPORT FOUNDER GETS MARRIED
(November 14, 2006) Clinton Jace Hardy, Founder of New Start Transports, Salt Lake City, UT, 801-805-4785, announced his marriage to Alicia Raquel Moran on November 17, 2006, on Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, California. Clint and Alicia will host an informal open house in Provo, UT, on December 9, 2006, for all their family, friends and associates who are unable to attend the wedding and reception in California. Please respond via email if you would like to attend. More...

LARSEN JOINS ACAD. AT CANYON CREEK
(November 14, 2006) Brad Gerrard, COO, Academy at Canyon Creek, Springville, UT, 801-491-3910, announced that Jordan Larsen, LCSW, is the new Director of Clinical Services effective November 27, 2006. More...

NEW LEAF OPENS NEW FACILITY
(November 14, 2006) Kathryn S. Huffman, Admissions Director, New Leaf Academy of North Carolina, Hendersonville, NC, 866-479-5323, proudly introduces the Angelique, a new facility for their comprehensive transition program. More...

PINNACLE OFFERS SALLIE MAE ED LOANS
(November 15, 2006) Bridget Peterson, Pinnacle Wilderness Foundation, Richfield, UT, 435-896-5788, announced that Pinnacle Wilderness Foundation is a Non-Profit (501)(c)(3) program has been approved for Educational Loans through Sallie Mae. More...

EVANS ANNOUNCES AUTISM NEWSLETTER
(November 15, 2006) Rachel Evans, Author of an e-book titled, The Essential Guide to Autism, Surrey, UK, 01-37-247-7160, announced the release of her free Autism Newsletter, which is designed to compliment the efforts parents and other caregivers who are currently trying to enhance the lives of loved ones suffering from autism. More...

ODYSSEY'S SAILING WEEKEND
(November 15, 2006) Tim Brockman, Executive Director, Odyssey Wilderness Programs, Bellingham, WA, 360-671-4999, announced the program held its first annual, Educational Consultant Sailing Weekend on October 13 - 15, 2006. More...

NEW HORIZONS THANKS ATTENDEES
(November 15, 2006) Audrey Peavey, Admissions Director, New Horizons for Young Women, Orrington, ME, 800-916-9755, thanked everyone who attended the NATSAP Reception at the Miami, FL, IECA Fall Conference.

SORENSON-TONGA KIDS OK
(November 16, 2006) Andrew Douglas, Executive Director of Sorenson Tonga, located three miles from the Tonga capital city of Nuku'alofa, 435-231-2634, reassured Woodbury Reports Inc. this morning that the recent rioting in the Tonga capital city have not impacted the program, and the children placed there are safe and doing fine. More...

ROGERS THERAPIST PRESENTS EATING DISORDER/SELF-INJURY LINK
(November 16, 2006) Beth Baus, National Outreach Representative, 800-767-4411 ext. 309, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI, announced that Thomas J. Shiltz, CADCIII, a Rogers Memorial Hospital training specialist, spoke on Understanding the Eating Disorder/Self-injury Link at the Renfrew Center Foundation Conference in Philadelphia, PA, November 9-12, 2006. Shiltz speaks on a wide variety of adolescent mental health topics and is available for conferences and trainings.

NUSSBERGER LEAVES WOODBURY REPORTS
(November 16, 2006) Lon Woodbury, MA, Educational Consultant/ President of Woodbury Reports, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 208-267-5550, announced that Co-Editor Kathy Nussberger is leaving Woodbury Reports to take over as Managing Editor of the Bonners Ferry Herald effective Dec. 1, 2006. “Kathy has been invaluable in using her experience and skill in her editing duties for our newsletter during the last three years,” Woodbury said. “We will miss her and wish her all success in her new responsibilities.” Please address all correspondence and email for the Newsletter or the Strugglingteens.com website to Lon Woodbury and Kristie Campbell.

BETTON HOUSE MARKS FIRST ANNIVERSARY
(November 20, 2006) Michael A. and Roxanne Losicco, Directors-in-residence, Betton House, Scranton, PA, 877-723-8866, announced that Betton House has completed its first year of operation as a “sober dorm” for young adults, 18 to 24, transitioning from a structured school, program or rehab, to college. The program served 27 students from six Scranton-area colleges in its first year, and hosted a six-week Summer Activity Program for students during summer break. Betton House residents receive peer support in recovery and in managing studies, work commitments and social activities.

FFS BLOOD DRIVE EXCEEDS GOAL
(November 20, 2006) Ann Kozak, Marketing Specialist, The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced that 50 students and staff donated blood during the Student Government-sponsored blood drive on November 7th, exceeding the goal of 45 donations. According to the American Red Cross, high school blood drives now account for the majority of blood donated, and The Family School’s donation was above average for New York high schools. The drive was the second this year at the school.

FAMILY SCHOOL PERFORMS AT CONFERENCE
(November 20, 2006) Ann Kozak, Marketing Specialist, The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced that a Family School choral group performed before an enthusiastic audience in Albany on November 13 at the New York Conference for Administrators of Independent and Religious Schools. According to musical director Paul Geer, an ensemble from the school’s award-winning chorus was brought together after a last-minute cancellation by another group. The singers had less than two weeks to learn and memorize the music for the event.



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