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NEW ADMISSIONS FOR BLACKWATER
(January 2000) Dr. George Bright, founder and owner of Blackwater Outdoor Experiences, Midlothian, Virginia, 804-794-8900,
announced Judith Dahlheimer will be handling their admissions.
(January 2000) Jared Balmer, Ex. Dir. Of Oakley School, Oakley, Utah, 435-783-5001, reported their student body population
statistics showed approximately: 50% had graduated from a wilderness program, 30% had come from a longer more highly structured program,
and 20% were enrolled to prevent the behavior at home from becoming worse.
NAYLOR RESIGNS FROM CEDU
(February 29, 2000) Mike Naylor resigned as Chief Executive Officer of CEDU Family of Services, 800-990-2338, effective
on this day. Rae Ann Knopf is the interim Chief Operating Officer during the search for a permanent CEO.
EQUINE-ASSISTED MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE HANDBOOK
(March 2000) The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association
(EAGALA), Santaquin, Utah, 877-858-4600, firstname.lastname@example.org. announced the second printing of
their Equine-Assisted Mental Health Resource Handbook. Though the advertising deadline has passed, there may still be time for qualified
personnel to be listed.
UNIQUE SUCCESS AT FLYING H
(March 2000) Pete Smith, Administrator for the Flying H Youth Ranch, in Naches, Washington, 509-658-2990, a Christian
boarding school, announced that as the result of conducting their standard enrollment interview, in one family the “mother resolved
to tear up the pending divorce papers, the father purposed to stop his drinking, and the boy promised to be obedient and submissive!”
The family then got in the car and returned home and reported several weeks later all of them had successfully implemented their promises
at home, using the daily grade sheets and system of rewards and consequences they had seen at Flying H.
(March 2000) The new CEDU Middle School’s dorm is expected to be completed by late April. John M. Norris, Ph.D. joined
CEDU as Regional Academic Director of CEDU Schools of North Idaho. Ascent reported 1999 as the most successful year yet, largely because
of an increase in the number of professional referrals. Their Milestones program, for young adults over the age of 18, has 14 students.
CHRIS KOCUREK & CAROLYN FINAN EXPECTING
(March 4, 2000) Chris Kocurek, who is taking over operations of the SageWalk Wilderness Program in Bend, Oregon, 800-877-1922,
and Carolyn Finan, Academic Answers in Austin, Texas, 512-306-8567 are expecting their first child in October. The Doctors have assured
them it will be a little boy.
COOKE OF ECHO SPRINGS VISITS
(March 20, 2000) Mike Cooke, with Echo Springs Transition Study
Center, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, 208-267-1111, a transitional program for young adults ages 18 and above, stopped by to introduce
himself. Mike is helping out with the program and is also helping Rhea Verbanic, Admissions Director, with admissions.
JANE SAMUEL (STEWART)
JOINS NEW LEAF ACADEMY
(March 29, 2000) Jane Samuel (known to most of us as Jane Stewart over the years) announced she has joined New Leaf
Academy in Bend, Oregon, 541-389-6065, a small school for pre-teen girls. Jane’s first major project will be to help establish their
second school, which is planned to open about a year from now. Jane has been Program Director at Northstar Center, also in Bend, Oregon
for the four years after it was acquired by Aspen Youth Services. Before that she was Admissions Director for Northstar Center. Bill
Riley, from Montana, 541-385-8657, will replace her as NorthStar Center’s Program Director.
OBHIC QUOTED IN WILDERNESS JOURNAL
(April 2000) The Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Industry Council (OBHIC) was quoted in the International Journal of
Wilderness, April issue Volume 6, Number 1, p. 39, as committing to a statement of philosophy regarding the use of public lands. “OBHIC
believes that the use of public wildlands by outdoor treatment and therapeutic programs is a legitimate use of these lands, is compatible
with the practice of multiple use, and lies within the scope and purpose of the concept of public lands.”
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