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Press Release

Sudbury, Massachusetts

Saving Teens Receives Grant For Funding Student Enrollment
To Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Patricia R. Abreu
Executive Director

Publishers Note:  Woodbury Reports Inc. will publish a list of Therapeutic and Emotional Growth Boarding Schools that use Evidence Based Practices when Saving Teens provides us with the list they are developing.  Both government agencies and public school districts that reimburse parents for private placement already require the use of Empirically Supported Treatments, and we expect that referring professionals and the parents themselves will start routinely start asking for this information as well.

~Lon Woodbury, Woodbury Reports, Inc.

August 28, 2006

To our Therapeutic Boarding Schools:

Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative (STICC) has just been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This ensures that we will begin funding at least one child within a few weeks.


Therapeutic Boarding Schools have a great opportunity to be a part of saving our first family, and share in that public recognition and prestige through the Saving Teens network of contributors, providers, referring parties, parents, and the government institutions that support us.


A condition of our federal funding is that the therapeutic boarding schools we select for our teens employ Evidence Based Practices (EBPs).

Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Life Skills Training (LST), and Functional Family Therapy (FFT) are but a few of the hundreds of treatments that meet this standard.

It is not required that EBPs be the only treatments used! Both Saving Teens and our funding organizations recognize that both EBPs and treatments supported by clinical expertise and professional consensus, such as 12-step relapse-prevention programs, are needed to meet the needs of troubled teens.


To be considered by STICC's educational consultants for our first and future placements, please email information@savingteens.org as soon as possible to advise us if your therapeutic boarding school is using any Evidence Based Practices.


Below are links to websites that list hundreds of EBPs and Model Programs.

If you are unsure as to whether any of your current treatments are EBPs, please feel free to contact us so that we can help you evaluate your therapies.

Thank you very much for your assistance. We look forward to working with you and to saving teens!


John D. Reuben, Founder and President
Patricia R. Abreu, Executive Director


American Psychological Association

National Research Institute (NRI) Center for Mental Health Quality and Accountability

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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