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FAILLA JOINS INTERMOUNTAIN HOSPITAL
GOLDBERGS VISIT WOODBURY REPORTS
(July 29, 2004) Renee and Marvin Goldberg, Educational OPTIONS, LLC, Cambridge, MA, 617-864-8864, email@example.com, www.optionsined.com, dropped by Woodbury Reports while visiting several north Idaho schools. The Goldbergs are members of the IECA and CEPs.
TURNING POINT AT GRANITA PARK ENTERS THIRD YEAR.
(August 2004) Turning Point at Granita Park, Duchesne, UT, 435-646-3079, www.tpgp.net, informed us that they are now in their third year, with an accredited high school on campus and staff “geared to learners at all levels.” They would also like to encourage consultants to come visit. Turning Point is a residential treatment program for boys ages 12-17.
CHANGES AT ACADEMY AT SWIFT RIVER
(August 3, 2004) Alan Russell, Executive Director, Academy at Swift River (ASR), Cummington, MA, 800-258-1770, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.swiftriver.com, described upcoming changes to the program. ASR will transition from a "Peer Group" approach to a "Team Structure", organizing students into five teams consisting of students of all levels, rather than grouped by admission date. Russell also announced that Mike Valuski, a licensed, experienced substance abuse counselor, will start mid-August with a new Substance Abuse Education component.
SAINER RECEIVES BOYLE AWARD
(August 4, 2004) Elliot Sainer, CEO of Aspen Education Group, Headquartered in Cerritas, CA, www.aspeneducation.com, with 26 programs in 12 states, received the James P. Boyle Entrepreneurial Leadership Award at the annual Education Industry Association (EIA) conference at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
ASPEN OPENS VERMONT’S FIRST BOARDING SCHOOL FOR UNDER-ACHIEVING GIRLS
(August 4, 2004) Lisa Freeman of Aspen Education, Cerritos, CA, 818-597-8453, www.aspeneducation.com, announced the opening of Bromley Brook School, Vermont’s first all-girl boarding school for under-achieving teens aged 13-18. The school will open in September on a seven-acre campus in Manchester, VT. Student enrollment will begin immediately for the fall semester.
WWASP vs. PURE LAWSUIT
(August 7, 2004) The Salt Lake Tribune reported that a 12-member federal jury in Salt Lake City, UT deliberated about 3-1/2 hours before rejecting claims in a lawsuit that Sue Scheff and Parents Universal Resource Experts Foundation (PURE) had conspired to damage the St. George-based World Wide Association of Specialty Programs(WWASP). Visit http://www.strugglingteens.com for more details and history on this story.
FUGITIVE COUNSELOR PLEADS INNOCENT TO SEX CHARGES
(August 9, 2004) KSL TV in Farmington, UT reported that a former counselor, Jerome Moody, at Benchmark Behavioral Health Systems in Woods Cross, UT, pled innocent to multiple sexual abuse charges against two teen boys. Moody, who was arrested in Chicago, IL, was scheduled to appear in court again on August 30. http://tv.ksl.com
MT BACHELOR ACADEMY GRADUATION
(August 9, 2004) Mt. Bachelor Academy, Prineville, OR, 800-462-3404, www.mtba.com, announced 16 students will graduate 10:00 AM August 21, 2004.
ROGERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BARBEQUE
(August 9, 2004) Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowac, WI, 800-767-4411 x566, www.rogershospital.org, announced their annual Child & Adolescent Services Open House Barbeque will be held September 23, 2004 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Please RSVP to the number above.
IECA FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
(August 9, 2004) Jason Katz, 202-895-2004, Jasonka@microsoft.com, and Cammie Bertram, 203-255-2577, CMBert@aol.com, announced the IECA Foundation Inaugural Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, January 30, 2005, at the Starr Pass Resort, Tucson, Arizona, following the NATSAP conference. “Proceeds benefit the IECA Foundation and its projects, which maximize access to information on educational opportunities for all children.”
MENNINGER SELECTED AMONG TOP PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS
(August 9, 2004) Menninger Clinic, Houston, TX, 800-351-9058, www.menningerclinic.com, has been named one of the top psychiatric hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report magazine, for 14 consecutive years. This year Menninger ranked sixth. Menninger offers mental health research and training programs as well as five other specialty treatment programs.
CONFIDENTIAL INVESTIGATIONS VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS
(August 11, 2004) Erin Jenkins, Director of, and Phil Thompson, Investigator for, Confidential Investigations, Hayden, ID, 208-762-5767, www.idahoprivateeye.com, stopped by Woodbury Reports office to introduce themselves. They currently offer investigative services "locating runaways, running background checks, and are expanding to transporting."
CHANGING DIRECTIONS COLLEGE RESCUE AND COLLEGE EXCEL
(August 11, 2004) Sarah Persha of Changing Directions, Bend, OR, 541-317-0456, email@example.com, www.changingdirections.com, informed us that Changing Directions offers a College Rescue tract as well as a College Excel tract. College Rescue “redirects young people who are struggling in college either academically or personally, have been put on academic probation or who have dropped out and lost direction” through a 5-10 day intervention course followed by re-integration. College Excel is designed to help students who need to build their academic or personal confidence as they pursue their educational goals. More information can be obtained from their website.
PENRITH FARMS VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS
(August 12, 2004) Ray Ford and Jessi Eden Brown, M.S., Co-Program Directors of Penrith Farms, Newport, WA, 509-447-2291, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.penrithfarms.com, stopped by the Woodbury Reports office. While they were here, they described the program at Penrith and invited us down for a visit.
ALPHA ADOLESCENT TRANSPORT CHANGES NAME
(August 12, 2004) Deode Castro, President of Alpha Adolescent Transport Service, Prineville, OR, 877-447-8275, email@example.com, informed us that as of September 1, 2004, the official name of their transport company will be CrossRoads Youth Transport Service, Inc.
ECKERD YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER RAISES $15,000
(August 12, 2004) Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Clearwater, FL, 800-554-4357 ext. 222, www.eckerd.org, announced that the Eckerd Youth Development Center (EYDC) raised approximately $15,000 in contributions and in-kind donations at its recent 13th Annual Golf Tournament at the Okeechobee Golf and County Club. Money raised will be used for youth after graduation for items such as college tuition and clothes, or to help a student’s family in time of crisis. EYDC, privatized by the state of Florida, accepts boys 13-18 whose behaviors have led them to the Juvenile Justice System.
ASPEN EDUCATION SELLS EXPLORATIONS
(August 12, 2004) Sue Crowell, of Aspen Education Group, Cerritos, CA, 828-225-1056, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aspeneducation.com, announced that AEG has sold the Explorations program in Trout Creek, MT. The program was sold back to its original owners, Lorne and Penny James Riddell, who founded Explorations in 1989.
NEW PUBLICATION BY FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOOL
(Aug. 13, 2004) Jake Kessler, Assistant to the Publisher, Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213 x. 400, email@example.com, www.thefamilyschool.com, announced the new monthly publication The Family Times will replace their previous school newsletter Stepping Stone. To receive this publication contact Jake Kessler.
RIDGE CREEK JCAHO ACCREDITED
(Aug. 13, 2004) Nicole Fuglsang, Director of Admissions for Ridge Creek, a wilderness program in Dahlonega, GA, 706-867-1720, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ridgecreek.org, announced their program was accredited as a child and adolescent mental health service provider by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). They informed us that as of August 9, Ridge Creek is "one of only three outdoor therapeutic facilities in the country to have such accreditation."
FIRST SEMESTER TO BEGIN AT HEALTHY LIVING ACADEMIES
(August 17, 2004) Ryan Craig, Executive Director, Academy of the Sierras Healthy Living Academies, Reedly, CA, 917 575 8903, email@example.com, www.academyofthesierras.com, www.healthylivingacademies.com, a boarding school for overweight adolescents is beginning its first semester on September 7.
THREE RIVERS COMPLETES FIRST SUMMER….14 GRADUATE
(August 17, 2004) Marylis Filipovich, Executive Director, at Three Rivers Montana, Manhattan, MT, 406-282-7416, MarylisJ@aol.com, www.threeriversmontana.org, a wilderness treatment program, announced that Three Rivers has just completed its first summer of operation for adolescents ages 13-17. Fourteen teens completed the program with a three-day family camp known as “Dawn Star Walking,” which is based on the Anasazi approach to “walking.”
ECS IDAHO/MONTANA TOUR
(August 18, 2004) Ralph and Roni Davis, Owners of Education Connection Services, Altamont, UT, 435-454-3980, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.educationservices.com, along with several educational professionals, stopped by Woodbury Reports, Inc. during their tour of 11 schools and programs throughout north Idaho and western Montana. Listed from left to right are: Kristie Henley's daughter Melanie, Russ Talbot, MEd, LCSW, CAC, email@example.com, Daria M. Rockholz, PhD, DRockholz@aol.com, Jeanne Shockley, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ralph Davis and Roni Davis.
(Aug. 18, 2004) Maggie Long, Public Relations and Marketing Manager at Intermountain Children's Home and Services, Helena, MT, 406-442-7920, email@example.com, www.intermountain.org announced an upcoming conference titled "Strengthening the Adoptive Family: Exploring Clinical Issues in Adoption" to be held Sept. 27, 2004 at the Red Lion in Helena, Montana. Featured speakers will be Sharon Kaplan Roszia and Allison Davis Maxon.
STONESOUP SCHOOL BUILDING PLANS APPROVED
(August 19, 2004) Carrie Straub, Director of Services for Stonesoup School, Crescent City, FL, 386-698-2516, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stonesoupschool.org, announced the school has received final approval on their building plans by Putnam County. Construction on the six new structures can now start at any time.
ADIRONDACK LEADERSHIP EXPEDITION 1ST ANNIVERSARY
(August 19, 2004) Mark Oerther, Admissions Director for Adirondack Leadership Expeditions, Saranac Lake, NY, 877-252-0869, email@example.com, www.adirondackleadership.com, announced the program just celebrated its first anniversary on June 19, and has just enrolled its 100th student.
OPI OPENS THIRD TOWNHOUSE
(Aug. 19, 2004) Anne LaRiviere, Admissions Director for Optimum Performance Institute (OPI), 888-558-0617, Woodland Hills, CA, www.opiliving.com, a transitional residential facility for 17 to 25-year-olds announced they are opening a third townhouse, which is exclusively for young women.
FRANK MENHAMS VISITS WOODBURY REPORTS
(August 20, 2004) Frank Menhams, Educational Consultant, Oak Run, CA, 530-356-4747, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.atriskchild.com, stopped in at the Woodbury Reports office while visiting several Montana/Idaho programs. Frank decided to become a consultant after working at Cascade School for nine years.
WEST SHIELD ADOLESCENT SERVICES CONTACT INFO
(August 20, 2004) Allen Cardoza, President and Founder of West Shield Adolescent Services, Huntington Beach, CA, 800-899-8585, email@example.com, www.transportingteens.com or www.therapeutictransport.com, informed us of new contact information. For general mail, the address is 16835 Algonquin St., #350, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. For FedEx, UPS, or other ground delivery services, the address is 5075 Warner Ave., #203.
EX-GROUP HOME OPERATOR SENTENCED FOR TAX FRAUD
(August 20, 2004) The Bugle in Bend, OR reported that Karen Lee, who ran the Royal Haven program more than three years ago with her ex-husband Steve Gage who is currently serving 45 years in prison for abusing girls at the school, was sentenced to five years probation for tax fraud in US District Court. www.bend.com
ASPEN ACHIEVEMENT ACADEMY ALUMNI FAMILY EXCURSION
(August 20, 2004) Aspen Achievement Academy, Loa, UT, 800-283-8334, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aspenacademy.com, is offering a 4-day alumni family wilderness excursion September 17-20. Gary Ferguson, author of “Shouting at the Sky” will join the staff of Aspen and the families in the excursion from Aspen’s base camp to Boulder Mountain and Awapa Plateau. For more information, contact Aspen’s admissions office.
CHADDOCK’S INTEGRATIVE ATTACHMENT THERAPY PROGRAM IN NEWS
(August 22, 2004) Karen Buckwalter, Director of Attachment Programming at Chaddock, Quincy, IL, 888-242-3625, sent us copies of three stories that appeared in the local Herald Whig newspaper describing in detail the Chaddock approach to attachment disorders. Unfortunately, this newspaper does not have a website that we can find.
PROVO CANYON APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
(August 23, 2004) Adam De Oliveira at Provo Canyon School, Orem, UT, 800-848-9818, email@example.com, www.provocanyon.com, announced that Kreg Gillman PhD was recently appointed as the school’s new Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director. Gillman was most recently the Executive Director at the Sun Hawk Academy in Southern Utah, part of the Aspen Education Group. He started his career at Provo Canyon School as a therapist, became Director of Admissions, changed to a Regional Director of Business Development, and is now returning to Provo Canyon School.
CATHERINE FREER OFFERS SPECIAL EXPEDITION FOR FEMALE CLIENTS
(August 24, 2004) Sarah Moir, Director of Referral Relations,
Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions, 541-928-2749,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cfreer.com, announced that two of Freer’s lead therapists, Darcy Knight, MEd, CADCI, and Margo Van den Berg, MA, CADCI have developed and will offer a 21-day wilderness expedition exclusively for female clients on Sept. 26. The goal is to focus on the issues facing young women today. For the full story visit the Catherine Freer website at www.cfreer.com.
DILLINGHAM TO EL PUEBLO YOUTH CENTER
(August 25, 2004) K. David Dillingham, EdS, 303-526-0933, announced that starting Sept. 1, he will be affiliating with El Pueblo Youth Center in Pueblo, CO. For the past couple of years, we have known Dillingham as a key person in marketing development at Colorado Boys Ranch, La Junta, CO, 800-790-4993, www.coloradoboysranch.org.
NEW STAFF AT BERLIN CENTER
(August 25, 2004) The Berlin Center, Los Lunas, NM, 505-866-9271, a residential program emphasizing treatment for attachment problems for boys and girls ages 5 to 12, announced that Chris and Rosella McCaffrey have joined the staff. Chris is the Milieu Director for the Berlin Center. In the past Chris has worked at Hogares in Albuquerque, Mamaste in Los Lunas, and Villa Santa Maria in Cedar Crest, all in New Mexico.
ASPEN NAMES DIRECTOR OF YOUTH CARE, PINE RIDGE
(August 26, 2004) Lisa Freeman of Aspen Education, Cerritos, CA, 818-597-8453, www.aspeneducation.com, announced that Barbara Noblet was named as executive director of Youth Care, Inc. and its companion program Pine Ridge Academy, both based near Salt Lake City, UT.
SUWS OF THE CAROLINAS ACADEMIC PROGRAM
(August 26, 2004) SUWS of the Carolinas, Old Fort, NC, 888-828-9770, email@example.com, www.suwscarolinas.com, informed us they now offer complete high school curricula through the University of Miami Online High School. Students are able to obtain high school diplomas, attend summer school or choose from many individual courses. In addition, all students who successfully complete the SUWS program receive one credit in Earth Space Science.
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