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Seen 'n Heard - Jun, 1998 Issue (page 1)

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Doug Sabo and Lorri Hanna of Soltreks AItimate Guided Journeys Into Self- Discovery, Duluth, Minn., 218-525-5803, soltreks@computerpro.com, announced their 1998 Summer Adventure Program will have two six-week sessions this summer. The first program is from June 15 to July 25, and the second program is from July 13 to August 22. The sessions are for ages 14-17, and each session is limited to six students. The goal is to empower students toward self-discovery while engaging in a unique adventure. Activities include backpacking, canoeing, and biking along the North Shore of Lake Superior, and in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Northern Minnesota. Through the experience, the staff will provide a Behavioral Assessment. Parents will be involved during orientation and graduation meetings. 10 ACRE SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR SALE Until the doors were closed, the property was home to The Toutle River Boys Ranch in the State of Washington. The property is listed by Ms. Bonner Cutting, of Windermere Real Estate, of Longview, Washington, 360-636-4663, Ext. 214, or (Res) 360-423-6536, or 800-633-7367. There was a $400,000 remodeling project completed shortly before the State stopped referring enough youths. Built in 1982, remodeled in 1995; Residential Accommodations for 40; Two-story Main Administration Building; School Building; Gymnasium; Two Industrial Shops; 30,000 gallon Water Tower; Oil Storage Building; North of Longview, Washington with easy access to the I-5 Corridor, Exit 46. 

Bootstrap Ranch is a privately funded, innovative residential High School for youth that are not making it in traditional school settings. We are located outside of Bozeman, Montana on a 60 acre ranch. Opening date is January 1999. They are looking for a Director of Students to help develop the program. This person should have experience as a Social Worker, Counselor or School Counselor. Preferably with a Masters Degree. Experience will be more important than advanced education. The person needs to have some street smarts and have worked with at-risk youth. Program development experience is highly recommended. This person will be in charge of recruitment, screening and evaluation of incoming students as well as working with the team to help develop and teach social skill/life skill classes. Starting salary will be DOE. For more information, call Terry Profota at Bootstrap Ranch, 406-582-7506, or fax resume at 406-585-0688, or e-mail bsr1@avicom.net

The Wall Street Journal, May 28, 1998, in an article by Staff Reporter June Kronholz, titled Chary Schools Tell Teachers: Don't Touch, Don't Hug, reviews the trend in schools to refrain from touching their students in any way due to increasing accusations of abuse against teachers. 

CEDU Family of Services announced on May 22, 1998 the results of an outcome study conducted by California Survey Research Services, Inc. for the years 1994-1997. Parents and alumni were asked several questions regarding the quality of their lives before and after CEDU, with all categories showing considerable improvement. According to the outcome study: 93.6% of parents and 89.6% of students believe CEDU had a positive impact on their lives. 92.2% of students now have good relationships with their family members. 92.1% of students do not currently use illegal substances on a regular basis. 87.3% of parents would recommend CEDU to other families. 83.2% of students now enjoy good peer relationships. A copy of the study can be obtained by contacting Lori Armbruster, Consultant Services Director, at 208-265-0607. 

Mount Bachelor Academy, located near Bend, Oregon, 800-462-3404, held a training session on basic elements of adolescent development. Titled “Adolescent Development and Emotional Education,” it was conducted by Dr. Patrick Conway Ed.D. and Elizabeth Conway, M.S. from Lifeworks of Central Oregon on January 27. On February 6, Albert Greenwood, Ph.D. from Lewis and Clark College held a seminar for the staff about working with students with attention deficit disorders.

Gene Nervo, Director of the Wilderness Leadership Academy in Buchanan, Virginia, 540-254-1146, announced students may earn up to 4 academic credits this summer. The summer semester includes experiential education, outdoor wilderness activities, vocational training and independent living skills.

Laura Tyson, Ex. Dir. Of The Women’s Wilderness Institute Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, 303- 543-9181, lauratyson@aol.com, announced Girls in the Wood is an eight day wilderness based program for adolescent girls ages 14-17, operating August 1-8, “to give girls an opportunity to develop self confidence, sense of purpose, and the ability to take action to improve their lives.” From August 27-September 3, True Nature is an “eight day wilderness based course for adult women who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or sexual abuse.”

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