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Seen 'n Heard - Mar, 2000 Issue (page 1).

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(November 11, 1999) Peter D. Adams, Educational Counseling, Hartford, CT and Buckland, MA, 203-233-6624 & 413-625-6733, padamsec@javanet.com, announced Lisa Carey, who has worked 13 years at Rocky Mountain Academy, Mt. Bachelor Academy, and the Academy at Swift River, has joined his firm “in charge of special placements for students who need emotional growth or therapeutic programs.”

(January 12, 2000) The Outdoor Network reported the eight teens who ran from RedCliff Ascent in Utah, prompting a four-day search, have been placed on probation and ordered to pay fines and restitution. Their fines ranged from $3,700 to more than $7,000.

ASPEN YOUTH SERVICES ACQUIRES TURN ABOUT RANCH (January 31, 2000) Elliot A. Sainer, CEO of Aspen Youth Services, headquartered in Cerritos, California, 562-467-5500, announced the acquisition of Turn About Ranch, in Escalante, Utah. The Ranch has been operating for eleven years and Max Stewart will remain as Ranch Director. Aspen Youth Services currently serves six states, providing “education, treatment and rehabilitation services to at-risk youth and their families.”

(February, 2000) The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), headquartered in Santaquin, Utah, 877-858-4600, has been approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) as an approved continuing education provider. This means participation in EAGALA sponsored educational workshops can qualify for CEU’s. Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia has developed an Equine Assisted Growth and Development as a minor degree program in their Department of Social Work, using techniques taught by Greg Kersten, “Founder and leader in the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

(February 1, 2000) The Bend, Oregon Bulletin reported the Bureau of Land Management lifted the suspension of the recreation permit belonging to Obsidian Trails Outdoor School (541-318-6034). The permit was suspended January 5, 2000 after two youths ran from the program and stole a vehicle from some neighboring ranchers “at knife-point.” The two male juveniles, who were quickly apprehended, will have their pre-trial hearing on April 3. Owner Greg Bodenhamer said the two youth “had no previous record of criminal behavior or violence.” The permit was reinstated after Obsidian Trails had presented an updated plan of operation ensuring “a higher level of safety,” increased screening procedures, increased staffing in the field, and “moving camps further away from occupied ranches and residences.”

(February 8, 2000) Anne B. Rivera, Ex. Director of TREX, Inc., Bend, Oregon, 541-385-0323, office@trex-bend.com, announced they are now operating their residential program. “Participants live as a ‘contained community’ on our beautiful 40-acre ranch in Bend, Oregon, for a minimum of four months.” This is a coed program, maximum of 16 youth, “who have previously completed the TREX 21- Day Program.”

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