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MARCH 2007

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PERFECT BALANCE OFFERS REFERRAL BONUS
(Jan. 17, 2007) The following email was forwarded to me (Lon) from a program (emphasis added). "My name is Ian Foster. I am the Director of Perfect Balance Programs. I appreciate your email. We take at-risk youth on month long international service trips. If you have any parents who are looking for an alternative type of program, we are more than willing to give you a referral bonus for the help. If it seems appropriate to you, you may email me or call me to discuss further possibilities. My phone number is 801-722-8008. Sincerely, Ian Foster."

LIFELINE EXPANDS
(January 19, 2007) Shane Peterson, Director of Admissions for Life Line Treatment Program, North Salt Lake, UT, 801-628-1358, announced the ribbon-cutting of their new Family Living Center. More...

TELOS RTC OPENS ACADEMY
(January 23, 2007) Latricia Nell, Human Resources Manager for Telos Residential Treatment Center, Orem, UT, 801-426-8800 x 129, announced Telos Academy, the educational arm of Telos Residential Treatment Center (RTC), opened its doors Tuesday, January 16, 2007.

RUDOLPH JOINS AIMHOUSE
(January 24, 2007) Jude Rudolph, Marketing Director for AimHouse, Boulder, CO, 303-554-0011, announced that she joined AimHouse on January 17, 2007.

STAFF CHANGES AT AULDERN ACADEMY
(January 24, 2007) Debra Dombrowski, Communications Manager for Three Springs, Huntsville AL, 256-880-3339, announced Glen Ritter, formerly lead teacher at Auldern Academy, has been promoted to Academic Dean; Brienne McKay, formerly Admissions Counselor, was moved to Assistant to the Academic Dean, and Jeff Johnson will serve as interim Admissions Director.

NEW CLINICAL DIRECTOR AT SAN CRISTOBAL
(January 24, 2007) Christy Leach, Director of admissions at San Cristobal Ranch Academy, Taos, NM, 866-918-8383, announced Dr. Linda Salvucci has joined San Cristobal as the new Clinical Director.

LIFE DESIGNS INSTITUTE ACCREDITED
(January 29, 2007) Robert Crawford, Owner of Life Development Institute, Glendale, AZ, 623-773-2774, announced the Institute was approved for full accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI) in January 2007.

SECOND ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
(January 29, 2007) Alan Ranch, Queen Creek, AZ, 480-688-5003, alanranch@qwest.net announced they will host their Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament with Agape Youth Ministries, Phoenix, AZ, 480-471-8253, agapeyouth@agapeyouth.org. The tournament will be held at The Links at Queen Creek, Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 8:00am. Registration & Warm-up begins at 7:00am. Anyone interested can contact Alan Ranch directly.

SILVERADO HOSTED 1ST PARENT WORKSHOP
(January 31, 2007) Denise Westman, Director of Admissions and Marketing for Silverado Boys Ranch, Panguitch, UT, 435-676-8482, reported that the ranch's first Winter Parent Workshop was a success.

EYA NAME CHANGES
(February 1, 2007) Martha Chamberlain, Director of Marketing and Communications for Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Clearwater, FL, 727-461-1236, ext. 490, announced that two of the Eckerd programs have changed to the new name of Eckerd Academy. E-Sun-Alee will be known as Eckerd Academy at Deer Lodge in Deer Lodge, TN and E-How-Kee in Brooksville, FL, will be known as Eckerd Academy at Brooksville.

BOYS IN THE FIRE WILDERNESS ADVENTURE
(February 4, 2007) D. Forrest Melton Jr., owner of Alive Adventures, Boise, ID, 208-331-2852, announced a five day and five night Boys in the Fire, March 23rd-28th, rite of passage for boys lost and confused in their seeking Manhood. They also plan a HEART FIRE - HEART SONG Young Women's Wilderness Program this summer as well as Family Ropes Courses this spring.

AIM HOUSE HIRES EATING DISORDER SPECIALIST
(February 6, 2007) Kelly Corn, Director of Operations at AIM House, Boulder, CO, 303-554-0011, announced that Tevara Paranto, LCSW has joined the clinical team of as eating disorder specialist. Tevara comes to AIM House with more than 10 years of experience providing therapy for individuals, families and groups in a variety of settings.

BACHMAN ACADEMY SUMMER QUEST 2007
(February 6, 2007) W. Kane Ayres, Director of Admissions for Bachman Academy, McDonald, TN, 423-479-4523, announced their Summer Quest will be from June 10 to July 28, 2007.

BRUNO OPENS CONSULTING PRACTICE
(February 7, 2007) Ann Bruno, Med, Tucson, AZ, 520-370-9020, announced she opened a new education consulting practice for students in the special needs population, specializing in addictions placements and support for families with young adults with addictions, "Creating Opportunities For Families."

MCCAULEY TALKS AT ASCENT
(February 8, 2007) Jay Cohen, Communications Manager for Idaho Educational Services, and Ascent, Naples, ID, 800-974-1999, announced a workshop hosted by Ascent took place on January 16, 2007, where Dr. Kevin McCauley spoke to over 100 professionals on nature of addiction.

OXBOW ACADEMY OPENS
(February 8, 2007) Jennifer Jones of Oxbow Academy, Wales, UT, 800-898-1244, announced the program is now open. Oxbow Academy is a licensed residential treatment center for boys age 13-17 with sexual dependencies.

ASPEN PARTICIPATES IN STUDY
(February 8, 2007) Kristen L. Hayes, Communications Manager for Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-467-5531, submitted a Press Release reflecting Aspen's participation with the University of Minnesota, in an ongoing Private Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare study on Treating Teen Substance Abuse. For more information contact Amy Sandler at or 562-468-4479.

COMMUNITY FIGHTS ALAMAR RANCH
(February 9, 2007) An article on KTVB.com announced people in the Idaho Falls community have begun circulating a petition to stop Alamar Ranch from building their program in the neighborhood. The Boise County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Alamar Ranch application March first at 6:30pm. More...

CAIN ON ATTACHMENT/ ADOPTION PANEL
(February 9, 2007) Educational Consultant Linda Cain, At Risk Alternatives, Boulder, CO, 720-299-8844, will participate as a panelist at the Attachment and Adoption-An Interactive Panel Discussion and Luncheon on February 22, 2007, sponsored by the Colorado Alliance of Caring Professionals.

SCHROM EXEC. DIR. OF NWA
(February 9, 2007) Jay Cohen, Communications Manager for Idaho Educational Services, and Northwest Academy, Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-3626 ext. 5025, announced that John Schrom has been named the Executive Director of Northwest Academy.

NEW STAFF AT NEW SUMMIT COSTA RICA
(February 9, 2007) Heather Tracy, Executive Director of New Summit Academy, Alejuela, Costa Rica, (USA call forward) 414-921-1388, announced Dr. Mariana Schielzeth has joined the staff coordinating medical services and teaching Biology and Chemistry, and Elvia Vargas has come on board as office assistant.

FL CHAMBERLAIN TO HOST CONFERENCE IN HOLLAND
(February 9, 2007) FL Chamberlain School, Middleboro MA, 508-947-7825, announced they are hosting Pathways To Success: Changing the lives of youth in Utrecht, Holland, Netherlands, April 13-14. This presentation will feature two experts in neuropsychology, education and mental health: Dr. John J. Ratey, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Sam Goldstein, PhD, a member of the faculty at the University of Utah. For more information, click here. More...

SPRING WORKSHOPS AT ROGERS MEMORIAL
(February 9, 2007) Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 800-767-4411 ext. 566, www.rogershospital.org, announced their Spring Continuing Education Workshops. The first, titled Advanced Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of OCD will be March 16, Understanding and Treating Self-Inflicted Violence-April 27, Practical Strategies for Treating Eating Disorders, also on April 27, and Treating Traumatized Children on May 11.

MMS PRESENTS AT LEGISLATURE
(February 9, 2007) John Mercer, Director of Mission Mountain School, Condon, MT, 406-754-2580, gave testimony to the Montana Legislature to assist the state of Montana in creating proper licensing for private residential schools and programs. More...

ADIRONDACK LEADERSHIP EXPEDITIONS IN THE NEWS
(February 11, 2007) The Adirondack Daily Enterprise featured the activities of the Adirondack Leadership Expeditions, Saranac Lake, NY, 877-252-0869, an Aspen Education Group program, Cerritos, CA, in an article titled "Troubled teens must face themselves amid outdoor rigors." More...

CALO WELCOMES ARMSTRONG
(February 12, 2007) Ken Huey, PhD, CEO of Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks (CALO), Lake Ozark, MO, 801-913-0688, announced the addition of Sarah Armstrong, to the admissions team. CALO works with youth struggling with issues of attachment, trauma, and affect regulation.

ELK RIVER EXPANDS CURRICULUM
(February 12, 2007) Beth Ragland, Vice President of Marketing, Elk River Wilderness Challenge/ The Pinnacle Schools, Huntsville, AL, 866-906-8336, announced that Elk River Wilderness Challenge has expanded the core accredited academic curriculum to include honors, AP and elective courses.

SECOND NATURE FOOTSTEPS
(February 12, 2007) Jason York, Admissions for Second Nature Wilderness Programs, Duchesne, UT, 866-205-2500, announced that Second Nature Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge, GA, has opened Second Nature Footsteps, for adolescents ages 11-14.

SUWS THERAPY FOR ASPERGERS
(February 12, 2007) SUWS Adolescent Program, Gooding, ID, 888-879-7897, announced in a press release on PR Web, they accept and work well with adolescents with Asperger's.

AULDERN WELCOMES CLINICAL DIRECTOR
(February 13, 2007) Debra Dombrowski, Communications Manager for Three Springs, Inc., Huntsville, AL, 256-880-3339, announced Stephanie Krone is the new Director of Clinical Services for Auldern Academy, Siler City, NC, 919-837-2336.

ISPA GAINS FIVE MEMBERS
(February 13, 2007) Andy Anderson, Managing Partner of The Independent Small Programs Alliance (ISPA), Clearwater, FL, 727-512-9144, announced that the Strategic Business Partnership has been joined by five new member/partners. The new member/partners include: Gersh Academy/Gersh Experience of New York, the University of Miami Online High School of Florida, RedCliff Ascent of Utah, the Discovery School of Virginia, and Waterfall Canyon Academy of Utah.

HOPE RANCH UPDATES PROGRAM
(February 14, 2007) Jim Carpenter, Admissions Director for Hope Ranch, White Fish, MT, 406-862-7871, announced they have re-written the program curriculum to include a 6-level "core curriculum", and have moved us from a 24-month, time-based program to a progress-based program averaging 17 months in-program.

THOMAS STOPS BY WOODBURY
(February 14, 2007) Randy Russell, Founder of SouLore, Sagle, ID, 509-671-1598, and Greg Hitchcock, Executive Director of Wilderness Quest, Monticello, UT, 888-929-2225, made sure to bring Amanda Thomas, Colorado Referral Relations for VIVE!, Boulder, CO, 303-449-2516, by the Woodbury office on her trip through North Idaho and western Montana.

CALO TO OFFICIALLY OPEN
(February 15, 2007) Ken Huey, PhD, CEO of Change Academy at Lake of the Ozarks, (CALO), Lake Ozark, MO, 801-913-0688, announced the opening of their co-ed program for youth ages 13 to 17. Appropriate teenagers will be admitted into the program starting March 5th, 2007.

EYA OFFERS SUMMER CAMP
(February 16, 2007) Karen Bonsignori, Marketing Manager for Eckerd Academy at Deer Lodge, Deer Lodge, TN, 727-461-2990 ext. 305, announced that Eckerd Academy will offer its first summer program for boys ages 13 - 17. The eight-week residential therapeutic camp will be held June 18 - August 10, 2007.

ASPIRO MAINTAINS PRICE LEVEL
(February 16, 2007) Brian Church, Director of Business Development, Aspiro, Riverton UT, 801-979-6301, announced that despite increasing prices on other comparable programs, Aspiro is leaving their prices unchanged for the next year.

LASTMAN TO PRESENT AT NLD CONFERENCE
(February 17, 2007) Janyce Lastman, Educational Consultant, Toronto, Ontario, 416-221-0057, advised us that she will be speaking at the 11th Annual Nonverbal Learning Disorders Symposium in San Jose, CA, March 16-17, 2007. More…

ROGERS MEMORIAL TO OPEN YOUTH PROGRAM
(February 19, 2007) Beth Baus, National Outreach Representative for Rogers Memorial Hospital, Onomowoc, WI, 800-767-4411 ext. 309, announced the Child & Adolescent Center (CAC) at Rogers Memorial Hospital will open a new program this spring for children ages 8 to 11.

PARHAM TO HEAD NATSAP ED COMMITTEE
(February 20, 2007) Ann Kozak, Marketing Specialist, The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, reported that Sidney F. Parham, PhD, Vice President of Academic Affairs at the school, was appointed chairman of the Education Committee of the NATSAP at the association's board meeting in January. Dr. Parham was elected to the NATSAP board in November 2006 and has served previously on both its Education and Membership committees.

BETTON HOUSE COMPLETES THIRD SEMESTER
(February 20, 2007) Michael A. and Roxanne Losicco, Directors-in-residence, Betton House, Scranton, PA, 877-723-8866, announced that the program ended its third semester of operation as a sober college dormitory and transition program with eleven students successfully completing the semester at Lackawanna College, Keystone College, Marywood University and the University of Scranton. Five of the students have moved on to other schools or into campus dorms, while six remain at Betton House for the spring 2007 semester.

ICR WELCOMES MENTORS
(February 20, 2007) Guy LeGuyonne, Director of Communications for Introspections Costa Rica, 888-280-4227, announced Ryann Moore, MSW and Ashley Arthur have joined ICR as new members of the mentoring staff. Ryann earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from Portland State University and her BA in Social Work and Child Welfare from Florida State. Ashley came to ICR from SUWS Wilderness Program in Idaho where she was a head instructor.

HOMEWARD BOUND CEO RADIO INTERVIEW
(February 20, 2007) Brad Matheson, Director of Enrollment at Homeward Bound Family Transition Management, Lehi, UT, 801-768-1441, announced that President and CEO, Tim Thayne was interviewed live on Utah radio station K-Talk (AM 630). During the interview, Tim shared his insight into the world of complete care for struggling teens and their families, from intervention to wilderness programs, residential treatment, out-patient therapy, and transition.

NEW RESOURCES AT VISIONS
(Feb. 20, 2007) John Lieberman, Director of Operations at Visions Adolescent Treatment, Malibu, California, 818-889-3665, announced they had opened six beds in a new house for 12 to 17 year-old boys and girls with dual-diagnoses. They have also expanded their outpatient program with a sober high school called Scholastic Academy Visions (SAV).

GATEHOUSE RESIDENTS LEARN TO GIVE
(February 20, 2007) Glenna Conway, Admissions Director for Gatehouse Academy, Wickenburg, AZ, 888-730-0905, submitted a Press Release explaining that Gatehouse Academy now uses an "Adopt A Family" technique to teach their students the meaning of giving as part of their recovery process. More...

AOSNC ANNOUNCES MOBILE CLASSROOMS
(February 20, 2007) Ryan Madamba, Executive Director of Academy of the Sierras, North Carolina (AOSNC), Brevard, NC, 866-364-0808, announced that AOSNC students are participating in a month-long expedition throughout Georgia and Florida, hiking, snorkeling, surfing and canoeing while also receiving diet and nutrition instruction, which are a fundamental part of the school's overall mission.

ISPA ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY AWARDS
(February 20, 2007) The Independent Small Programs Alliance (ISPA), Clearwater, FL, 727-512-9144, announced the organization has established four awards to be presented to Professionals, Organizations or Schools and Programs annually. The first ISPA "Distinguished Service Award" was given at the ISPA Dinner Meeting on January 31, 2007, in La Jolla, CA, and was awarded to Woodbury Reports - Struggling Teens, Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-5550, presented by ISPA Managing Partner, Andy Anderson. More…





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