Eckerd of Blue Ridge Gets Wet!
(July 7, 2009) Eckerd Academy of the Blue Ridge, Suches, GA, shared that their summer school, an Adventure Based 7-week Academic Credit Recovery Program, is approaching its mid-point and the students are doing well with their academics. They are looking forward to the rest of the weekend adventure trips, which will include a trip to the Ocoee River and a canoe trip on the Toccoa River to Lake Blue Ridge. Contact Angie Senic Shockley, MA, and Operations Director, at 304-308-1571 to learn more.
Laughlin Runs 200 Miles for Kenyan School
(July 14, 2009) Impossible2Possible, Boulder, CO, Director and Co- Founder Will Laughlin will attempt to run 200 miles nonstop from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs on August 6-9, 2009 to raise awareness for Daraja Academy, a girls' school serving the poorest communities in Kenya. To learn more, contact Will at 919-428-0050.
Laughlin Heads to Second Nature 360
(July 21, 2009) The Second Nature Admissions Team, Duchesne, UT, 866- 205-2500, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest program, Second Nature 360, under the leadership of Jen Murphy, LPC, and Beth Laughlin, MA, Second Nature 360 is designed to support adolescents, young adults and their families as they transition from treatment to home or to independence. Beth, who holds a Masters Degree in Counseling, previously worked with Vive, Inc. as the VP of Marketing and Customer Relations. To contact Beth, call 919-428-0048 (cell).
Blueprint Education Partners with Anytown Arizona
(July 21, 2009) Blueprint Education, Glendale, AZ, announced they have teamed up with Anytown Arizona whose programs teach high school students life and leadership skills, communication and conflict resolution skills. This partnership will allow students to receive academic credit for their participation. For more information contact Marmy Kodras, Marketing Director for Blueprint Education, at 800-426-4952 ext 4840.
Miller Remains Headmaster of Greenwood School Until 2014
(July 22, 2009) Stewart Miller, Headmaster at The Greenwood School, Putney, VT, 802-387-4545, announced he has accepted The Greenwood Board of Trustee's offer to extend his leadership as Headmaster through June of 2014. Additional news at Greenwood includes an invitation to visit their new website, which was designed by an alumnus. To learn more about the Greenwood School contact Steve Miller at 802-387-4545.
Clark Financing Offers New Loan Option
(July 22, 2009) Chelsea Dickinson, Marketing and Program Relations Director for Clark Behavioral Health Financing in Coeur d'Alene, ID, 888-755-3079, announced Clark Financing along with PNC Bank has launched a new fixed interest rate line of credit, Health Check, offered exclusively to the therapeutic treatment industry through Clark Financing. To learn more, call Chelsea or visit their website.
Harmony CMG Adds Services
(July 22, 2009) Angelina Stefanini, MS, NCC, LPC, Executive Director and Clinical Director at Harmony Crisis Management Group, Asheville, NC, 877-240-0999, announced Harmony CMG is now offering therapeutic intervention and transport services along with their crisis coaching and counseling services. To learn more contact Angelina or visit the website.
British School on PBS
(July 23, 2009) Mulberry Bush School for emotional disturbed children ages 5-12 in Oxford, England, was featured in a documentary film titled: Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go, on PBS's POV (Point of View) series. The kids who attend Mulberry (most of them boys) can broadly be described as having attachment disorders, with some having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). "Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go" introduces five of Mulberry's students over the course of a year. Contact Cathy Fisher or Cynthia Lopez at 646-729-4748 for more information.
Directorships at New Lifestyles
(July 24, 2009) New Lifestyles, Winchester, VA, 540-722-4521, has announced their current directorships at the school: Pamela H. Throckmorton, PsyD, CAC, CCAS, Vice President/Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who served as Clinical Director at New Lifestyles for the past eight years; Matthew V. Bruffey, PsyD, Clinical Director of Specialized Services/Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who began his tenure at New Lifestyles almost four years ago; Paul M. Hill, PsyD, Director of Assessment/Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Sherri M. Yoder, PsyD, BCBA, Clinical Director of Program Services/Resident in Psychology who is anticipating her license as a clinical psychologist in September 2009 and Jonathan A Young, BA, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, who previously served as Program Supervisor. To learn more about New Lifestyles contact Jonathan Young at ext 221.
Pacific Quest's New Component: Malama
(July 24, 2009) Marney Sullivan, Admissions Director at Pacific Quest, Hilo, HI, announced Pacific Quest has acquired a new camp and has added a third branch to their program:"Malama" in which students who have completed Kuleana and Ohana (steps 1 and 2) will move to the new camp located closer to town and will focus on their transition, community service and leadership. Call Marney at 808-937-5806 to learn more.
Teens Show Link between Recession and Substance Abuse
(July 25, 2009) Phoenix Outdoor, Old Fort, NC, 877-305-0904, reports their addiction staff has observed more teens are expressing concerns and stress about how the economy is impacting their families, with studies showing stressed teens are more likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, struggle in school and act out at home or in school. Teens are using drugs/alcohol as a way to escape their problems and worries rather than just to have fun or to fit in.
White Rock Academy Shut Down By State
(February 20, 2009) The Salina Journal reports White Rock Academy, a residential treatment center for troubled adolescents ages 11 to 18, was ordered shut down by state health officials due to several violations including their license being suspended after inspectors on three different occasions found emergency exit doors locked after being ordered to remove the locks, failing to provide mental health, drug and alcohol treatment to meet the level of care needed by the residents and charges that out of state youths did not have state authorities' permissions to be admitted to a Kansas facility.
Camp Twitch & Shout for Kids with Tourettes
(July 27, 2009) CNN reports on a weeklong summer camp for adolescent's ages 7-18 years old who struggle with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder which causes them to make noises and tics that they cannot control. Brad Cohen, 35, who struggled with Tourettes syndrome himself as a child, is now an elementary school teacher and the camp director. They recently celebrated the first year of Camp Twitch and Shout in Winder, GA, where the kids have plenty to do, from swimming and fishing to music and arts and crafts. Most have been teased or harassed in school, and the camp is a place just to have fun.
Brinkman House Opens
(July 27, 2009) David Brinkman and his wife Melinda are excited to announce the opening of their new small relationship based, family style program: Brinkman House, located in Bonners Ferry, ID, which is based out of their home. This program is set to open August 1, 2009. This program is for boys' ages 13 to 18 who may struggle with low self esteem, family conflicts, poor social and relationship skills, academic underachievement or school failure and learning difficulties, in addition to negative behavior issues. Student will be able to attend either the local high school or do home schooling depending on need. To learn more, contact David Brinkman at 208-610-5627 or 208-267-3504.
Bridges Academy Co-Founder Out of Retirement
(July 28, 2009) Joan McOmber, MFT, Executive Director at Bridges Academy, Bend, OR, 888-283-7362, announced Darrel McOmber, co-founder of Bridges Academy, has come out of retirement this month after having heart surgery in January. He is teaching his ever popular Experiential Science classes, which the academy boys requested after seeing a demonstration he did last month. For more information on Bridges Academy contact Joan McOmber.
Timber Ridge Reduces Tuition $1,000 thru End of Year
(July 28, 2009) Timber Ridge Preparatory School for Girls, Clark Fork, ID, has announced that, in light of the difficult economic times, they have reduced their tuition rates by $1,000 until the end of the year. To learn more on this reduction in cost, contact Beverly Ann Cox, Director of Admissions at 208-266-1465.
Dr. Karyn Hall Joins Fulshear
(July 28, 2009) Fulshear Ranch Academy, Needville, TX, 214-272-6880, is excited to announce Dr. Karyn Hall has joined the Fulshear Ranch Academy team as their consulting Psychologist and DBT specialist. Dr. Hall has developed expertise in a variety of clinical specialties including DBT, trauma, psychopharmacology (MA), solution-focused psychotherapy, EMDR and eating disorders. Contact Fulshear Ranch for more information.
SLE Consolidates Rancho Valmora with Other Programs
(July 29, 2009) Barry Blevins, Vice President, SLE, 432-364-2241, and Dale Parker, Administrator at Rancho Valmora, 505-425-1310, have announced that due to market changes resulting from the current economic conditions, the Board of Directors and management of Social Learning Environments (SLE) have decided to consolidate the services at Rancho Valmora into High Frontier and Cramer Creek programs. For more information, contact Barry Blevins at 432-364-2241.
Sober College Goes Off Broadway
(July 31, 2009) Students at Sober College, Woodland Hills, CA, recently performed Figaro's Divorce, an original musical written by music director, James Fuchs, to a packed theater, on July 25 and 26, 2009. From the first act, the theater was filled with hysterical laughing and tears were rolling down cheeks as the three drunks from Figaro's Divorce put on their act. "I went from being a drunk to playing one," reflects Zach H., whose raspy stage voice filled the role of Jr. "What a blessing to make something out of my past," he comments. To learn more about Sober College contact Caitlin Lafferty at 800-465-0142.
Agapé Celebrates With the Rhino Rodeo
(July 31, 2009) Agapé Boarding School, Stockton, MO, celebrated the 4th of July with their annual rodeo. Students had a complete day of action packed events including a bull riding competition, Bronc riding, team branding, hay stacking and goat catching and ended the day with a large fireworks display. For more information on Agapé, contact Scott Smith, Marketing Coordinator at 417-276-7215.
Founder of Tyler Ranch Passes Away
(July 31, 2009) Jon Tyler, Founder and Director of Tyler Boys Ranch in Spokane, WA, passed away on July 25, 2009. Tyler Ranch, a small residential program for boys ages 6 to 18 who are in need of structure and self esteem in a home style environment, was founded in 1978. Funeral services were held at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home, with the Interment following at Fairmount Memorial Park. All of us here at Woodbury Reports send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jon in addition to the staff and students at Tyler Boys Ranch.
Nugent Joins Hired Power
(August 1, 2009) Hired Power, Huntington Beach, CA, 800-910-9299, announced Jill Nugent, CADC, has joined the Hired Power team and will lead the Monitoring Services. Hired Power, founded in 2002, specializes in providing transition management services by one on one mentoring, recovery care management, interventions and long term monitoring. To learn more about Hired Power please visit the website or call 800-910-9299.
Aim House: Computer Gaming Addiction Group
(August 2, 2009) Jude Rudolph from Aim House, Boulder, CO, 303-554-0011, announced Elizabeth Olson, PsyD. LCSW, CGP, Clinical Director for AIM House Women's Program, is facilitating a Gaming Addictions Group for participants who struggle with computer use addiction. For more information contact Aim House.
Vista at Dimple Dell Canyon Opens Trauma Track
(August 3, 2009) Ryan Pepper, MSW, LCSW, Admissions Coordinator and Primary Therapist at Vista at Dimple Dell Canyon, Sandy, UT, 801-838-8914 (office), 801-910-5894 (cell), announced the opening of Vista at Dimple Dell Canyon's client specific Trauma Track. It will be implemented by Dr. Matthew Checketts, who has been with Vista Treatment for 9 ˝ years and is the current Director of Vista Treatment Centers and facilitated by Ryan Pepper. The use of current treatment data and research from Dr. Checketts' dissertation: Female Adolescent Inpatients: An Examination of Coping with Emotional Dysregulation and the Treatment Experiences of Youth with a History of Self-Mutilation will be used to provide treatment and healing.
Merger of Inner Harbour and Youth Villages
(August 4, 2009) Cynthia Odom, Vice President Business Development at Inner Harbour, 800-255-8657, announced the Board of Directors of GA based Inner Harbour and TN based Youth Villages have agreed in principle to a merger to be finalized in September. By merging, children and families in 10 states and Washington, DC will be served. For more information contact Cynthia Odom.
New Additions at Forman School
(August 4, 2009) The admissions office at the Forman School, Litchfield, CT, 860-567-8712, informed us that the school has upgraded and will be fully "wireless" when the new school year begins in September. Other additions to the school include Jane Benson, MA, CPCC, certified coach and Educational consultant, who will be working with students as the Director of ADD Services. Jane was previously heading up student services at UNC Chapel Hill. Francey Fenton joins the Forman School as Dean of Student Affairs. Francey previously worked at Cheshire Academy as Dean of Students. Francey will live on campus and be a dorm parent.
Clarke Poole's "The Last Run"
(August 6, 2009) Clark Poole, who has worked in several schools and programs in our network, has just come out with a book featuring a story of a successful GA man who gave up his success by becoming a drug addict and cocaine smuggler.
Kasner Joins Herrington Recovery Center
(August 6, 2009) Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI, 262-646-4411, is pleased to announce
Dr. Jay Kasner has been named as the primary attending physician for The Herrington Recovery Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kasner is board certified through the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and is the medical director of the Adult Chemical Dependency Partial Hospitalization Program at Rogers Memorial Hospital-Milwaukee.
Passages to Recovery to Host Workshop
(August 6, 2009) Passages to Recovery, Loa, UT, will be hosting the second annual Systemic Family Intervention Training and Certification Workshop October 19-21, 2009, to be held at the Troon Golf/Spa Resort in St. George, UT. Trainers for this event include Wayne Raiter and Heather Hayes and sponsors for this workshop include Prescott House, Life Designs, Four Circles Recovery Center and SunHawk Academy. Contact Brandi Bradbury, Admissions/Outreach Coordinator at
435-691-1177 (cell) or 435-836-1239 (direct).
Arbinger Institute to Present Intervention Seminar
(August 7, 2009) The Arbinger Institute, Woods Cross, UT, will be presenting a two-day seminar for intervention professionals: "The Anatomy of Peace in Intervention," which will be held on September 9 - 10, 2009, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, at the Radisson Salt Lake City Downtown Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT. The facilitator for this seminar will be Mike Merchant, CEO of Anasazi Foundation. Contact Amber Long, Director of Arbinger Intervention Services for more information at 801-292-3131.
AIM House Holds Open House
(August 7, 2009) Daniel Conroy, Founder and CEO and Jude Rudolph, Marketing/Admissions Director, at AIM House, Boulder, CO, 303-886-4040, has issued an open invitation to visit AIM House before the Naropa Wilderness Symposium scheduled in September. The open house will be Friday, September 11, 2009, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with lunch included. Please RSVP to Jude Rudolph.
Four Circles Recovery Celebrates 3 Years
(August 8, 2009) Four Circles Recovery Center, Horse Shoe, NC, 877-893-2221, announced this month marks the three year anniversary of Four Circles Recovery Center, an addiction treatment program for young adults ages 18 to 28. Jack Kline, the Executive Director at Four Circles, attributes the program's success to its team of highly trained, fully licensed clinical staff. To learn more, call or visit their website.
Unique "Life's Kitchen" Program in Boise
(August 10, 2009) Founded by Rory Farrow in 2003, Life's Kitchen, Boise, ID, 208-331-0199, is a nonprofit program created to train at risk, young adults ages 16 to 20 in culinary arts and life skills. Life's Kitchen supports its program with custom catering, a lunch café, a contract food business and from private donations and community grants. For more information contact Rory Farrow or visit the website.
Trails Carolina Welcomes McKeown
(August 10, 2009) Graham Shannonhouse, Executive Director for TRAILS Carolina, Lake Toxaway, NC, 828-885-5920, is pleased to announce that Jason McKeown has joined the program as Family Therapist and Parent Educator. He is responsible for the continued development of the TRAILS Family Institute-a comprehensive family experience that will include trainings, workshops and ongoing treatment for graduates. Jason is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Parent Educator. To contact Jason directly, call 828-808-3906.
Ex-Anasazi Staff Trains Teachers in Africa
(August 10, 2009) Ex-Anasazi staff member, Jenn Maygren, has recently returned home from Africa after helping to train teachers at the Forever Young Foundation School in Ghana. The former 24 year old worked at the Anasazi Foundation in Mesa, AZ, a nonprofit wilderness treatment program for struggling teens.
US Transport Service Fundraiser to Help At Risk Children
(August 11, 2009) Randy Stewman, Senior Transport Agent at US Transport Service, Inc, 435-634-6255, announced that a fundraiser to help special needs, abused and at risk children is underway. Titled: Down the Road to Recovery, and hosted by US Transport Services, the proceeds from this fundraiser go toward expenses and scholarships for participating NATSAP member programs and to offset the cost by hundreds of families. For more details contact Randy Stewman.
Ceel Kenny, CEP, Actively Retires
(August 12, 2009) Ceel Kenny, Certified Educational Planner based in FL, informed us she is "actively retired" and is now an IECA member Emeritus. Woodbury Reports wishes her a happy retirement!
Sage Butte Leaves Eagle Summit
(August 12, 2009) It is with sadness that Eagle Summit in Silex, MO, is saying good bye to Deidre Sage Butte who has served as the Director of Business Development/Admissions since prior to the opening of their program in 2009. Deidre leaves August 17 to begin her new position with an adult recovery program in TN as Admissions Coordinator. Contact Angie Fusco, MS, and Program Administrator, at 573-485-4650 for more information.
Santiam Crossing Celebrates 5 Years
(August 13, 2009) Julia Andrick, Santiam Crossing, Scio, OR, 208-265-8355, announced Santiam Crossing is celebrating its fifth year anniversary of providing services to struggling adolescents. An alumni reunion was held to celebrate this momentous anniversary.
OPI Participants Visit Ecuador
(August 14, 2009) Three participants of Optimum Performance Institute, Woodland Hills, CA, 888-558-0617, are spending 10 days visiting the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador on a private trip arranged specifically for OPI by Geographic Expeditions. The three are accompanied by Maria Perez, OPI's Director of Extra Curricular Activities.
Meridell Achievement Announces Expansion
(August 15, 2009) Janet Fish the Community Liaison for Meridell Achievement Center, Liberty Hill, TX, 800-366-8656, is proud to announce their new, free-standing, 22-bed unit "Hacienda" is due to open October 1, 2009. With these additional beds, Meridell can accommodate families in a timelier manner.
Roy Negrete Establishes "Darren's Shoes" for Nephew
(August 16, 2009) Roy Negrete, President/CEO of Adolescent Escort Services of CA, Inc (AES-CA), San Bernardino, CA, 909-882-7540, has established a 501(c)(3) non-profit to honor his nephew, Aviation Ordnance man Airman Darren Ethan Tate, who was killed in Afghanistan in July of 2009. "Darren's Shoes" will be a Global outreach ministry putting shoes on strangers' feet, both young and old. To learn more contact Roy Negrete.
Sandhill Welcomes Delaney and Wulfekuhler
(August 16, 2009) Sandhill Child Development Center in Los Lunas, NM, 505-866-9271, is pleased to announce the addition of two full time psychologists to their clinical team. Marita Delaney, PhD, will serve as Clinical Supervisor and Kurt Wulfekuhler, PhD, LPCC, will serve as Program Development Specialist and work closely with Sandhill's clinical consultant, Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, in furthering the implementation of Dr. Perry's Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) at Sandhill. Contact Sandhill founder Linda Zimmerman for more information.
Living Well Transitions to Hold Open House
(August 17, 2009) Living Well Transitions, Boulder, CO, will be holding an Open House on Friday September 11 from 1-4 pm for all attendees, participants and visitors who will be in Boulder, CO, for the 7th Annual NAROPA Wilderness Symposium, September 11-13, 2009. For more information, contact Brooks Witter, MA, and Clinical Intake Director at 303-245-1020.
Grizzly Youth Academy Part of Successful Drop-Out Program
(August 17, 2009) SFC Suzy Elwell, 805-574-0415, shared with us United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-LA, joined education experts and Department of Defense officials at the National Press Club to release positive early findings from a study of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, which includes the Grizzly Youth Academy Program. This initiative, which Sen. Landrieu has long supported, is designed to redirect and mentor high school dropouts and give them educational and career opportunities.
Turning D Ranch Name Change
(August 17, 2009) Sean Thorne, founder of Turning D Ranch in Thompson Falls, MT, would like to announce the name change of his program which was formally known as TurnAround Ranch, LLC (and is not affiliated with any other program) to Turning D Ranch. Originally founded in 2004 by Sean and Danice Thorne, this small facility is for struggling young men ages 12-18 and is based on accountability and responsibility incorporating the fundamentals of the 12 step program for low self esteem. For more information contact Sean at 866-581-9121
Homelines Offers Reduced Rates
(August 18, 2009) Richard Armstrong, Owner of the Homelines Program in Moyie Springs, ID, stopped by to let us know the Homelines Program is currently offering a student stimulus package with the reduced rate of $3500.00 for the monthly enrollment fee. Homelines offers young men ages 18 to 25, one on one mentoring, vocational training such as log cabin building, life skills training, community involvement and the opportunity to acquire their GED. Call Richard at 888-267-7797 for more information.
Remuda Ranch Reports Many Abuse OTC Meds
(August 19, 2009) Remuda Ranch, Phoenix, AZ, 602-332-9026, reports many patients with eating disorders abuse over-the-counter substances such as diet pills, laxatives, diuretics and others. The health consequences of these abuses are enormous and include high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, tremors, thickening of the heart muscle and kidney damage.
Devereux Glenholme Celebrates Grandparents
(August 19, 2009) Devereux Glenholme, Washington, CT, 860-868-7377, will be celebrating grandparents with their 2nd Annual Grandparents Day on September 25, 2009. Events for the day include: student-led tours of the campus and classrooms, activity offerings such as the equestrian program, fitness center, go-kart track, movie theatre, drama and music, faculty presentations and a lunch buffet. To learn more contact Anthony Mercogliano.
Tribole Joins Newport Academy
(August 19, 2009) Jamison Monroe, Jr., Founder of Newport Academy, Newport Beach, CA, 877-628-3367, or 949-887-0242 (cell), has announced Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, a nationally recognized dietician has joined Newport Academy to assist clients in creating a healthy relationship with food, mind and body. She has written seven books including the bestsellers: Healthy Home-style Cooking and Intuitive Eating (co-author), was the nutrition expert for Good Morning America, appearing from 1994-95 and was a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association for 6 years. She was also the contributing editor for Shape magazine where her monthly column, Recipe Makeovers, appeared for 11 years.
Creativity Class at Family Foundation School
(August 20, 2009) Robin Ducey, Chair of the Fine Arts Department at The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, has developed a creativity class to help students unleash their artistic sides. The school, known for its high academic standards, seeks to provide additional opportunities for students to access creative, right-brain activities. Ducey, an artist whose work has been exhibited regionally believes that the normal benefits of artistic expression on mental, emotional and spiritual health are even greater for at-risk teens. Ducey hopes to have the course offered for credit in the future.
Garnar is College Counselor at Family Foundation School
(August 20, 2009) Jason Garnar, Chairman of the History Department and Middle States Internal Coordinator at The Family Foundation School, Hancock, NY, 845-887-5213, was recently named "Director of College Counseling" as well. His duties include working with approximately 75 students and their families annually to facilitate the college application and financial aid processes. For more than six years, the school has seen 100 percent of its graduates accepted into post-secondary institutions, including two June 2009 graduates who are attending Georgia Tech and Carnegie Mellon University.