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Posted: May 14, 2007 10:19

MAY 2007

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GOLDBERG IS A GEM
(March 12, 2007) Andy Anderson, MRA, Founder of Independent Small Programs Alliance (ISPA), Clearwater, FL, 727-512-9144, announced Leslie Goldberg, MEd, President of Leslie S. Goldberg & Associates, LLC and the Goldberg Center for Educational Planning, was awarded the first annual ISPA Gem Award for selfless service, professionalism, leadership and compassion.

ASHEVILLE HOUSE TO OPEN APRIL
(March 23, 2007) Carolyn Bradfield, founder of Phoenix Outdoor, Roswell, GA, 877-761-5700, announced that their new Asheville House, a short term residential treatment program for adolescents, age 16-19 will open for boys in April, and hopefully girls will be added in May.

EAGLEBERGER TALKS TO BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL SUPPORTERS
(March 24, 2007) Lawrence S. Eagleberger, Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush, was the guest of honor at Blue Ridge School, St. George, VA, 434-985-2811, for the Board of Trustees first Annual Trustees' Circle Reception held in Charlottesville. In his talk, he observed the school "could play as a model for schools everywhere" and that if he had known about Blue Ridge School when he was deciding where to send his sons, "they would be Blue Ridge alumni now."

WAGNER ACADEMIC DIRECTOR OF SHORTRIDGE
(March 27, 2007) Hannah Mariotti, MA, Director of Admissions and Marketing for Shortridge Academy, Milton, NH, 603-755-3096, announced Sarah Wagner was appointed as Academic Director of Shortridge Academy. Sarah has worked at Shortridge since its inception in 2002.

SOLTREKS/ MITCHARD FEATURED IN MORE.COM
(March 27, 2007) Author Jacquelyn Mitchard wrote an article on More.com, an online magazine devoted to women, about one of her experiences with Soltreks wilderness expeditions, Two Harbors, MN, 218-834-4607. Her story can be found online.

CAMP HUNTINGTON JOINS ASPEN
(March 28, 2007) Kristen Hayes, Communications Manager for Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-467-5531, announced Aspen Education Group has acquired Camp Huntington, High Falls, NY, 212-678-0089, a co-ed summer camp for children and young adults with autism and related special needs.

COTTAM EXEC. DIR. TURN-ABOUT
(March 28, 2007) Kristen Hayes, Communications Manager for Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-467-5531, announced Myron Cottam, Med, has been sppointed executive director of Turn-About Ranch, Escalante, UT, 800-842-1165. Cottam replaces Max Stewart who is retiring after running the program for the last 14 years.

FAMILYIQ DEBUTS ON DR. PHIL
(March 28, 2007) Shari Landes, Administration/ Support for FamilyIQ, 888-249-9596, announced FamilyIQ was introduced and featured on the "Dr. Phil Show." Mark Hobbins, founder of FamilyIQ, was invited by Dr. Phil to appear on the show to lend his expertise to assist with a family intervention.

ALAN RANCH FOCUSES ON AGAPE
(March 29, 2007) Paul Lithgow, Founder of Alan Ranch, Queen Creek, AZ, 480-688-5003, announced they will close down and transfer efforts to helping Agape Youth Ministry Ranch Program, Phoenix, AZ, 480-471-8253.

NATSAP INCREASES REQUIREMENTS
(March 29, 2007) Jan Moss, Executive Director of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), Prescott, AZ, 928-443-9505, announced effective May 1, 2007, all programs applying for membership in NATSAP must meet the following requirements. Programs must maintain licensure by the appropriate state agency, therapeutic services must be overseen by a qualified clinician, and schools must be in compliance with the NATSAP Ethical Principles and NATSAP Principles of Good Practice.

GLENHOLME SUMMER PROGRAM
(March 30, 2007) Brian Samuelson, Public Relations Director for the Devereux Glenholme School, Washington, CT, 860-868-7377, announced Glenholme is accepting applications for their first Summer School Program, which will run July 9 through August 24.

BENCHMARK LAUNCHES PARENT-STUDENT WEEKEND
(April 2007) Shelley Skaggs, Director of Marketing for Benchmark Young Adult School, Loma Linda, CA, 714-963-4148, announced that Benchmark recently launched a new Parent-Student Weekend Retreat program to create an atmosphere for parents and mid-level students to begin to reconnect.

SHORT: CHANGE OF ADDRESS
(April 2, 2007) Virginia Short, Admissions Director at Timber Ridge Preparatory School, Clark Fork, ID, 425-398-6483, announced that although she's moved her office, she is still available for admissions information, brochures or scheduling tours of the school.

ACTIVE SPORTS AT SUMMIT PREP
(April 4, 2007) Jan Johnson, Director of Admissions, Summit Preparatory School, Kalispell Montana, 406-758-8113, announced that the school is expanding their very active sports schedule through a Kalispell indoor soccer league last winter and will compete this summer in an informal outdoor soccer league with teams from similar private therapeutic programs locally and students will participate in cross-country running in community-sponsored events around northwest Montana.

NEW THERAPIST AT ASHBY ACADEMY
(April 5, 2007) Dr. Alfred Allen, Head of School, Ashby Academy, Ashby Massachusetts, 877-386-0055, announced Richard Keeland has joined their staff as a Master's level Therapist. He has extensive experience in providing therapies for those who are diagnosed with Asperger's, along with general group and one-on-one counseling for students and families.

REMUDA EAST
(April 5, 2007) Remuda Ranch, Wickenburg, AZ, 800-445-1900, announced the anticipated opening of Remuda East to provide the same Remuda Ranch treatment in Virginia.

NEW ADMISSIONS AT TGI
(April 6, 2007) Anthony Geraci, Founder/ President of Wellcore, LLC, Sugar Land, TX, 281-212-1908, parent company for Fulshear Ranch Academy, Sugar Land, TX, and Transitions of Galveston Island (TGI), Galveston, TX, announced Shay Butts is the new Director of Admissions for TGI. Shay is also Admissions Director of Sommerville Young Adult Community, Cleveland, TX.

SOMMERVILLE OPENS
(April 6, 2007) Shay Butts, Admissions Director of TGI and Sommerville Young Adult Community, 281-313-1908, announced Sommerville is currently accepting applications for enrollment. Sommerville Young Adult Community is a community for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other neurobehavioral conditions.

INDUSTRY VETERANS MERGE
(April 6, 2007) Anthony Geraci, Founder/ President of Wellcore, LLC, Sugar Land, TX, 281-313-1908 announced Wellcore, LLC, has merged with Solacium Holdings, LLC.

TRANSFERABLE ATTACHMENTS AT CALO
(April 8, 2007) Nicole Fuglsang, Admissions Director for Change Academy at Lake of the Ozarks (CALO), Lake of the Ozarks, MO, 877-879-2256, announced that CALO has adopted four purebred Golden Retriever puppies as part of their Transferable Attachment Program.

FOUR CIRCLES RECOVERY CENTER IN THE NEWS
(April 9, 2007) The Citizen-Times of Asheville Citizen Times, NC, carried an article about Four Circles Recovery Center, Horse Shoe NC, and their success in helping young drug abusers through therapy in the wilderness.

LEELANAU SUMMER ACADEMY 2007
(April 9, 2007) The Leelanau School, Glen Arbor, MI, 800-533-5262, a boarding school for students who learn differently, announced their summer academy for students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 will be from July 8 to August 4.

ON-TRAC EXPANDS
(April 10, 2007) David Nissen, Director of On-TRAC Ventures, LLC, Winter Springs, FL, 866-566-8722, announced On-Trac College Success has expanded to a sixth location. On-TRAC now has services available in Orlando, FL; Gainesville, FL; New York, NY; Ithaca, NY; Chicago, IL; and Austin, TX.

MILLER TO REPLACE BOYD AT LOGAN RIVER
(April 10, 2007) Larry Carter, Executive Director of Logan River Academy, Logan, UT, 435-755-8400, announced Doug Miller has been appointed Admissions Coordinator, replacing Andrea Boyd who has handled admissions for the past two and a half years and is leaving the school for other commitments. Miller has been managing their communications department for over a year.

NEW DIRECTOR AT SAFEPASSAGE
(April 10, 2007) Holly Hunter, Director of SafePassage Adolescent Services, Atlanta, GA, 800-811-7911, announced she recently took over as Director of Operations for SafePassage, formerly ISI SafePassage.

JOHN DEWEY ACADEMY COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
(April 10, 2007) Tom Bratter, President and Founder of John Dewey Academy, Great Barrington, MA, 413-528-9800, announced the class of 2007 will attend Brown University, Colby College, Columbia University, Mount Holyoke, St. John's, Skidmore, and Vassar Colleges. John Dewey Academy's college acceptance rate remains at 100 percent since its inception 22 years ago.

HEARD/ CAIN VISIT WOODBURY REPORTS
(April 11, 2007) Ellen Aronis Heard, Founder/ Owner of Ellen Aronis Heard, Inc., Kensington, MD, 301-946-1998, and Linda Cain, Founder/ Owner of At Risk Alternatives, LLC, in Boulder, CO,720-299-8844, stopped by Woodbury Reports for the once in a life time opportunity to be the first recipients of the Woodbury Reports T-shirts.

AIM HOUSE EXPANDS WOMENS PROGRAM
(April 11, 2007) Kelly Corn, Director of Operations at AIM House, Boulder, CO, 303-554-0011, announced the opening of Merge House, an expansion of the girls program.

LANDMARK COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAM
(April 12, 2007) Landmark College, Putney Vermont, 802-387-6718 admissions@landmark.edu, announced their summer session for "College Students Who Learn Differently" will be from July 1 to August 4, 2007.

NWA HOSTS SUBSTANCE ABUSE SEMINAR
(April 13, 2007) Jay Cohn, Communications Manager for Idaho Educational Services, Naples, ID 208-267-3626 x 5025, announced Heather Hayes gave almost 25 clinicians and therapists an in-depth look at effective ways to treat substance abuse among juveniles and young adults.

FRANKLIN ACADEMY SUMMER SOJOURN
(April 13, 2007) Keith Curry, Director of Summer Sojourn, Franklin Academy, East Haddam, CT, 860-873-2700, a school for students with nonverbal learning differences, announced two session of their summer Sojourn, June 30-July 20, and July 21-August 10.

THREE SPRINGS CREATES SCHOLARSHIP
(April 16, 2007) Debra Dombrowski, Communication Manager for Three Springs, Huntsville, AL, 256-880-3339, announced board of trustees of the Three Springs Foundation voted to voted to create an Aftercare Scholarship.

CRAIG AND CHRISTY CHRISTIANSEN RETIRE
(April 16, 2007) Kristen Hayes, Communications Manager for Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 562-467-5531, announced Roberta O'Kelley of NorthStar Center will become Executive Director at New Leaf Academy, Bend, OR, 541-318-1676, beginning June 1, 2007. O'Kelley replaces Craig and Christy Christiansen who are leaving for retirement. In addition, Sean Fievet has been promoted to Executive Director at NorthStar Center, 866-313-7580.

WELLSPRING OPENS IN HAWAII
(April 16, 2007) PRWeb posted an article announcing the opening of Wellspring Hawaii, the first summer weight loss camp in Hawaii. Wellspring Hawaii will serve young men and women ages 13-18, with campers expected from Hawaii and the mainland, as well as from Asia, Australia, and Europe.

INTERMOUNTAIN CLEARS THE AIR
(April 17, 2007) Sami Butler, RN, Professional Relations for Intermountain, Helena, MT, 406-457-4744, announced there has been some confusion about Intermountain since changing the name of the program last year from Intermountain Children's Home and Services to Intermountain. Intermountain is located in Helena, MT, and not affiliated with any other program.

MINUCHIN CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY VIVE!
(April 18, 2007) Susan Holden Walsh, HoldenMcClure PR, Boulder, CO, 303-449-2526, announced Vive! recently sponsored Dr. Sal Minuchin at a conference in Denver, CO in April 2007, hosted by the Denver Family Institute.

RED HILL ACADEMY TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 2008
(April 18, 2007) Brad Freed, Director of Sunny Hills Services, San Anselmo Calif., 415-457-3200, announced they will be opening Red Hill Academy (RHA) as a specialized day and boarding school specializing in adolescents with an array of learning challenges, in the San Francisco Bay area in September 2008.

NEW ADMISSIONS AT AULDERN
(April 18, 2007) Debra Dombrowski, Communications Manager for Three Springs, Inc., Huntsville, AL, 256-880-3339, announced Barbara Bisso is the new Director of Admissions for Auldern Academy, Siler City, NC, 919-837-2336.

NY CONSULTANTS TOUR FFS
(April 18, 2007) Jeff Brain, V.P. for External Relations & Acting Director of Admissions, The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, reported that six educational consultants participated in the New York Boarding School Association's annual tour of the school on April 18. The event included a breakfast reception, a student-led tour of the campus, and a performance by the school's nationally ranked mixed chorus.

FFS DEBATERS QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS
(April 18, 2007) Ann Kozak, Marketing Specialist, The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, announced that members of the school's debate team have qualified to compete in the National Forensics Tournament for the second year in a row. This year's event will be held in Wichita, Kansas, June 17-22. The school is currently ranked 2nd in the four-state Iroquois District, the largest in the country.

FFS HOSTS 400 FOR PASSOVER SEDER
(April 18, 2007) Ann Kozak, Marketing Specialist, The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, reported that more than 400 students, staff, and family members enjoyed Passover Seder at the school on April 3. Jewish students planned, organized and led the service.

FUTURE MEN CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
(April 18, 2007) Aaron Boldman, Director of Future Men For God, Kirbyville, MO, 417-546-4171, announced that Future Men is continuing to press forward on the new school site. The campus now has a road and the well has been drilled. House plans are complete and are being reviewed for approval. In addition, Future Men is accepting applications for two students beginning in May.

ALAMAR RANCH TO OPEN IN 2008
(April 19, 2007) Amy Jeppesen, LCSW, Executive Director of Alamar Ranch RTC, southern Idaho, 208-514-4543, announced they have submitted a new Conditional Use Permit application for a new location approximately 30 minutes from Boise, ID. They anticipate breaking ground later this summer and plan to open early 2008.

ASHEVILLE HOUSE OPENS
(April 19, 2007) Bruce Ahern, Chief Operating Officer for Phoenix Outdoor LLC, Roswell, GA, 770-650-8233 x 322, announced Asheville House, a short-term residential program for adolescents ages 16-19, opened April 16 in Asheville, NC. For more information about Asheville House, contact Carolyn Bradfield, 877-761-5700.

RITTER AT LIFE DESIGNS/ GRADUATES GIVE BACK
(April 20, 2007) Dee Boeck, Office Manager for Life Designs, Cusick, WA, 509-671-2487, announced that Anngela Ritter joined the Life Designs Ranch professional Team. Annge previously worked at Wilderness Quest for 15 years. In addition, Dee named several Life Designs graduates who are working at different programs within the industry.

CAREY BOCK EXPLAINS HERSELF
(April 21, 2007) Carey Bock, who was the defendant in a defamation law suit won by Sue Scheff for more than $11 Million, in a press release explains what brought her to be critical of Sue Scheff and Bock's personal situations that prevented her from adequately defending herself. More...

STICC FUNDS FIRST AT-RISK YOUTH
(April 22, 2007) John D. Reuben, Founder/ President of Saving Teens in Crisis Collaboration (STICC), Sudbury, MA, 877-249-1336, announced they are now in the process of funding and supporting their first two troubled teens. STICC has been awarded a federal grant of $100,000 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, secured tens of thousands of dollars in pro bono services and scholarships, and has further established an infrastructure to ensure that almost every penny donated to Saving Teens goes directly to helping troubled teenagers.




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