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Seen 'n Heard - Oct, 1995 Issue (page 1).

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CNN Does Show On Wilderness Programs
CNN did a show for Turner Broadcasting on June 16, 1995 called "Network Earth, Undercover with Sharon Collins." It covered the activities of the wilderness program North Star in Utah which currently has legal action against it regarding the death of a student last year, and Anasazi, a wilderness program in Arizona, and Three Springs, an outdoor camping treatment center in Alabama, Tennessee, etc. Jeanette Spires, an educational consultant in Illinois, reported that it seemed to be a balanced presentation, showing the positives of a wilderness experience as shown by Anasazi and Three Springs, and how the wilderness experience could go wrong from the tragedy in the North Star program. 

NBC's Dateline Has Segment On Abuse Of Children
NBC's Dateline on July 12 had a segment on North Star with a focus on abuse of children in the wilderness. It was the standard media focus on a sensational tragedy, while adding a few seconds of parents and students who swore by the program and how it saved their children. 

Larry Wells Completes His Bringing Love Home Workbook
Larry Wells, Founder of Wilderness Conquest, has completed his BRINGING LOVE HOME workbook. Ordering information can be obtained from Anngela Ritter at 208- 522-1080. The focus is to help whole families work together better and to help them learn better communication. It is based on his experiences with family sessions at the end of the Wilderness Conquest trips, and from his experiences as a father. 

Rocky Mountain Academy Appoints Director Of Admissions
Lana Livesey has been appointed Director of Admissions for Rocky Mountain Academy, Boulder Creek and Northwest Academy, all in north Idaho. She can be reached at 208-267-7522. 

Therapeutic/Vocational Program Opens
Amy Sobieszczyk, Director of Admissions at Three Springs of Blue Ridge, announced the opening of their Therapeutic/Vocational Program. "Designed to serve boys 11-17 with mild mental retardation, the program offers a structured therapeutic environment that will address both educational and treatment needs. The educational component has a special focus on increasing vocational training to develop employable job skills." Amy can be reached at 706-632-6868. 

Northstar Center Announces New Trend 
The Northstar Center in Bend, Oregon announced "We are seeing a new trend develop ... with our clientele. This year we have enrolled three students who have completed four year college degrees, but are still seeking a time out to re-evaluate their lives." More information can be obtained by calling Jane Stewart, Admissions Director at 503-385- 8657. 

Catherine Freer Wilderness Announces New Staff Members
Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Expeditions, in Albany, Oregon announced that as of late August, they now have 5 full- time and 2 part-time therapists, and 7 full-time and 4 part-time wilderness guides staffing their three-week therapy expeditions. They also have two additions to their administrative team. Marv Vandestreek is their Chief Operations Officer, and Kaysie Dannemiller has taken over as Marketing Director. Cliff Johannsen, PhD., a clinical psychologist, and Sue Poppe, M.A., CADC, have joined in the past year as clinical supervisors. Rob Cooley, Ph.D., and Paul Smith, M.A., who started the program in 1988 will continue as co-managers. 503-926-7252.

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