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NEW START TRANSPORTS
(September 27, 2005) Ruth McKnight, Director, Northwest Academy, Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-7522, visited Woodbury Reports, Inc. and shared her excitement in the upcoming grand-opening of Northwest Academy.
MILESTONES: ACTIVE AND INDEPENDENT
(September 29, 2005) Pamela Broker, Director/CEO, Milestones For Young Adults, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 208-676-8235, announced the program remains active and independent since the CEDU/Brown School closures last spring. More…
SIX PLEAD NOT GUILTY IN TEEN'S DEATH
(September 29, 2005) An Associated Press story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that six men charged with felony murder, cruelty to children in the second degree and involuntary manslaughter, pled not guilty in the April 21, 2005 death of an asthmatic 13-year-old boy at Appalachian Wilderness Camp. More…
CHANGES AT LOGAN RIVER
(September 29, 2005) Larry Carter, Executive Director, Logan River Academy, Logan, UT, 435-755-8400, announced the program is now holding parent seminars on/ or near the campus three times a year and is now instituting a system of rewards for student coming into the program from a wilderness program.
(September 30, 2005) Chuck Selent, VP/ Executive Director, AES Northwest Inc., Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-5807, stopped by Woodbury Reports, Inc. for a visit and introduced Roy Negrete, President of AES-CA Inc.
KEN HUEY: WESTRIDGE CLINICAL DIRECTOR
(October 2, 2005) Ken Allen, Executive Director, Westridge Academy (formerly the Utah Boys Ranch), West Jordan, UT, 801-282-1007, announced that Ken Huey, PhD, is the new Director of Clinical Services. Huey will oversee all student programming, residential staff, therapists, spiritual advisors, recreation therapists and the new wilderness program. He worked at Provo Canyon School prior to this position at Westridge.
PINE RIDGE HOSTS CHALLENGE
(October 3, 2005) The Burlington Free Press in Vermont reported that Pine Ridge School, Williston, VT, 802-434-2161, sponsored a one day "Youth Challenge" for 14 children of Vermont National Guard troops deployed overseas. The goal was to teach them how to negotiate a series of outdoor obstacles that require communication and team building. More…
REDCLIFF CREDITED FOR HEALING AFTER RAPE
(October 5, 2005) A story on BaltimoreJewishTimes.com profiled a young woman who attended Redcliff Ascent, Enterprise, UT, 800-898-1244, after a traumatic encounter changed her life. More…
SHORTRIDGE HIRES NEW ADMISSIONS
(October 5, 2005) Adam Rainer, Director, Shortridge Academy, Milton, NH, 603-755-3096, announced that Hannah Mariotti is the new Admissions Director.
(October 6, 2005) Nathan Tompkins, Campbell Park Estate, New Zealand, 09-431-1100, spent the better part of the week visiting local programs and discussing his plans with Woodbury Reports, Inc.
CUSHING: NEW NAME/NEW FOCUS
(October 7, 2005) Geoffrey Cushing, Director of Operations, International School for Earth Studies (ISES), formerly Cushing Nature Retreat, 819-647-3226, submitted a press release announcing that his program has changed its name and focus. He describes ISES as a youth leadership school with an accredited high school, animal husbandry and nature-discovery programs. More…
NATSAP RESPONDS TO CWLA & CONGRESS
(October 7, 2005) In a letter to Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), Jan Moss, NATSAP Executive Director, Prescott, AZ, 928-443-9505, said the organization and its members are concerned about the accuracy of two letters the CWLA submitted to the Boston Globe in August 2005. More…
PARENTS SEEK PROTECTIVE ORDER
(October 7, 2005) The Kansas City Star reported the parents of a boy who died at Thayer Learning Center, Kidder, MO, 800-435-0688, a military-type home for troubled teens, requested a protective order against defendant John Bundy. They alleged Bundy 'threatened and harassed' them, but a few days later in an Associated Press story on BelleviewNews.com, the parents withdrew the request saying they'd reached an agreement. On October 2, 2005, the Kansas City Star reported that Caldwell County Prosecutor Jason Kanoy did not expect to file criminal charges against Thayer in the child's death.
KIDSQUEST WAGON TRAIN
(October 7, 2005) Dr. Jim Powell, Clinical Director, KidsQuest Wagon Train, Tucson, AZ, 866-799-9875, announced that the program has just successfully completed its first Wagon Train experience. More…
NEW STAFF AT OPI
(October 8, 2005) Anne LaRiviere, Director of Admissions/Marketing, Optimum Performance Institute, Woodland Hills, CA, 888-558-0617, announced OPI filled several newly created positions. Mark Frankle, MA, is the Assistant Director of Counseling Services; Tom Kirkbride, MA, is the Administrative Program Director, Joseph Roberson is the Director of Milieu Management and Staff Development, and Constance Velasquez, a graduate of UC Berkeley, is the Director of Educational Services.
(October 10, 2005) The Philadelphia Business Journal reported that shortly after its purchase of four of the former CEDU/Brown Schools, Universal Health Services Inc. also bought Keys Group Holdings, the owner of Keystone Education and Youth Services, for $207 million. This acquisition added 46 health-care facilities in 10 states, including 21 residential treatment facilities with 1,280 beds, 21 nonpublic therapeutic day schools and four detention facilities. More…
SUMMIT PREP ANNOUNCES CHANGES
(October 10, 2005) Jan Johnson, LCSW, Associate Executive Director and Admissions Director, Summit Preparatory School, Kalispell, MT, 406-758-8112, announced the program has changed the last phase to a more significant Transition Phase for older students. Jan also announced that Summit currently has openings for both boys and girls.
PROVO CANYON: "EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER"
(October 11, 2005) Kreg Gillman, Executive Director, Provo Canyon School, Provo, UT, 800-848-9819, announced that the boys' campus participated in a "Complete Home Makeover" for a local Utah family who lost their home in a fire in May. More…
KLINE: NEW CLINICAL DIRECTOR AT PHOENIX OUTDOOR
(October 12, 2005) Bruce Ahern, COO, Phoenix Outdoor, LLC, Roswell, GA, 888-868-8233, announced that Jack Kline is the new Clinical Director for the program. More…
KBH ORDERED NOT TO ACCEPT NEW STUDENTS
(October 13, 2005) The Missoulian Independent reported that Kids Behavioral Health, a state-licensed residential treatment facility for troubled children near Butte, MT, was ordered by the state Department of Public Health and Human Services to cease admitting new clients and to increase staffing. The order was handed down after an investigation revealed that staff was unable to protect the residents from assaults by peers. More…
ECHO SPRINGS WELCOMES NEW STAFF
(October 13, 2005) Echo Springs Transition Study Center, Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-1111, admissions, announced the addition of two new staff members. Jack Blake joined the team as the Academic Advisor and will assist students with their educational goals. Glenn Sutton also joined the staff as the Weekend Program Coordinator.
CHANGES AT NEW SUMMIT
(October 14, 2005) Heather Tracy, EdM, New Summit Academy, Costa Rica, 941-954-0969, announced Eric Bonilla, MS, is the new Spanish and Humanities teacher. The program also announced that construction on the new classroom building is underway and should be completed within a couple months.
CHAPEL HAVEN TO START NEW PROGRAM
(October 17, 2005) Judy Lefkowitz, Admissions Director, Chapel Haven Transitional Independent Living Program, New Haven, CT, 203-397-1714, announced they are opening an adult residential program for Asperger's Syndrome in 2006.
ACHIEVEMENT CENTER AIDS HURRICANE VICTIMS
(October 17, 2005) Jacob Robbins, Marketing Director, Achievement Center For Young Women, Manti, UT, 435-835-4475, announced the recent completion of the parent's weekend. Students and families completed several projects to aid the American Red Cross's relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
PHOENIX OUTDOOR NAMES GLAESER VP OF OPERATIONS
(October 17, 2005) Dan Kemp, Admissions Director, Phoenix Outdoor, LLC, Roswell, GA, 877-305-0904, announced that Jim Glaeser is the Vice President of Operations. Phoenix also announced that Bob Hanna, Executive Director, is leaving the program to pursue other career opportunities, but will retain his partial ownership of the program. More…
MITCHELL CONDUCTS PRESENTATION
(October 18, 2005) L. Jay Mitchell, J.D., Founder, Alldredge Academy, Davis, WV, 304-642-9047, authored and conducted a presentation on the "Strong or Radical Relationality at the Alldredge Academy," at the 2005 American Psychological Association Convention in Washington, DC, on August 19, 2005. Copies are available through Alldredge.
NEW WEBSITE IDENTIFIES THEMSELVES
(October 18, 2005) William Flemming, owner of the new website, www.supportingteens.com, identified himself as the owner after Woodbury Reports pointed out that it was an anonymous website that did not identify the people behind it. More…
(October 18, 2005) The Bazelon Center reported that leading mental health experts and advocates urged Congress to provide critical oversight of so-called therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment centers in the United States and abroad. The claim is that these facilities prey on unwitting families whose children have serious mental health needs. More…
RIOT AT COTTONWOOD
(October 19, 2005) KSL.com television in Salt Lake City, UT, reported that State investigators are looking into Cottonwood Youth Academy, after a riot broke out over the weekend. More…
AUCHTERLONIE STARTS ADVANTUS EDUCATION
(October 19, 2005) Paul Auchterlonie, Ed.M., Managing Director, Advantus Education, LLC, Austin, TX, 1-866-869-5979, announced he has started a new service that evaluates schools and colleges to aid parents and students in assessing, applying to and selecting appropriate options.
HLA HOSTED MOTHERS LUNCHEON
(October 19, 2005) Candace Sawall, MS, LPC, Public Relations Coordinator, Hidden Lake Academy (HLA), Dahlonega, GA, 706-864-4730, announced the first Mother's Luncheon for Dallas, TX, area mothers and alumni mothers of HLA and Ridge Creek students, was a success. HLA is preparing to host this event in other areas in the future. Also in their July-August newsletter, HLA announced that the funds from the annual Golf Classic Fundraiser held on October 6, 2005 are earmarked for a new riding program.
SUWS OF CAROLINAS PROFILED
(October 24, 2005) Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 207-486-9429, announced in a press release on PRNewswire that a documentary on "Britain's Youngest Boozers," profiled the experiences and successes of a teen sent to SUWS of the Carolinas, Old Fort, NC, 800-845-6825. The program aired on the UK network station, ITV1 on October 25, 2005.
RIMROCK TRAILS: NEW EXEC. DIRECTOR
(October 24, 2005) Rimrock Trails Adolescent Treatment, Prineville, OR, 541-447-2631, named Henry Heartley as the new Executive Director.
(October 25, 2005) Lon Woodbury, President/Founder, Woodbury Reports, Inc., Bonners Ferry, ID, 208-267-5550, announced the Stork is preparing for double duty in June 2006 with the anticipated delivery of two new babies to Woodbury Reports staff, Amber Reed, Accounts Payable, and Teri Hinrichs, Receptionist. Congratulations to both of the mommies to be and their families; sounds like it was a great Labor Day Weekend.
MARTHA MOSES: FINE AFTER HURRICANE WILMA
(October 25, 2005) Nancy W. Cadwallader, MFA, CEP, IECA, Baton Rouge, LA, 225-928-1818, announced that she had talked with Martha Moses, MA, CEP, IECA, Miami, FL, 305-273-0014, who wanted to pass along that despite being without power and phones, they are fine. After the damage left in the wake of hurricane Katrina, Martha reportedly said that she only had a few trees left for hurricane Wilma to wipe out.
PERSHA OPENS CONSULTING FIRM
(October 25, 2005) Sarah Persha, The Family Coach, Bend, OR, 541-815-8474, announced the opening of her special needs consulting practice with offices in Bend and Sisters, OR. Sarah's focus includes working with children and families with special needs placement services, family/parent coaching, learning styles advocacy and more. She also announced that she is teaming up with Sanford Shapiro, a learning disabilities specialist who was the former director of Stanbridge Academy, San Mateo, CA, and Academic Director of Boulder Creek Academy in Idaho.
(October 25, 2005) Roy Negrete, President/CEO, and Gloria Negrete, VP/CFO, Adolescent Escort Services of California, Inc., 909-882-7540, stopped by Woodbury Reports, Inc. to announce they had just transported the first student to the newly opened Ascent program in Naples, ID, 800-974-1999, www.ascent4teens.com.
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