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New Summit Academy | Costa Rica - Employment Listings

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Employment listings for New Summit Academy, a therapeutic boarding school in|Costa Rica...

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News About Private Parent-Choice Schools and Programs for Struggling Young People. Web site: www.strugglingteens.com
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Places for Struggling Teens - Published by Woodbury Reports Inc.

Places for Struggling Teens - Published by Woodbury Reports Inc. | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

This is the expanded digital magazine format of the newsletter "Places for Struggling Teens" published by Woodbury Reports Inc.  There also is a print edition and a web site edition found at www.strugglingteens.com.  The topic is written by and for the schools, programs, professionals and parents who are part of the network of private parent-choice programs and services that service struggling young people and their families, and inclusion here is no indication of endorsement of any school, program or service.  I am a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) and a Certified Educational Planner (CEP).


This version of the newsletter is updated almost every day, so be sure to bookmark this site or click to follow.

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Measuring What Matters in Admission - Lets Add Character Assessment

Measuring What Matters in Admission - Lets Add Character Assessment | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

There is no doubt that the continued measurement of cognitive skills for academic preparedness will remain part of a student’s application to independent schools, yet SSATB’s trustees agree with the Think Tank’s thesis and have funded a pilot project to develop a tool for character assessment. We expect our research work will demonstrate that each student’s social/emotional qualities, habits of mind, and intrapersonal biases for certain types of action are important for their success not only in our schools — but in college and in life. 
 
Scholar Robert Sternberg reminds us: "Traditional standardized tests, and even school grades, give us good information about some valued skills of students, but practically no information about other valued skills. 


Via Lou Salza
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is exactly what the old "Emotional Growth" residential schools were focusing on back in the 80s and 90s.  Its a concept that was inherent in the McGuffy readers of the 19th century.  As stated here, the concept just makes sense and the task is to "modernize" it into sophisticated tools. -Lon

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I applaud and support the move towards assessments in independent school admission that look at the qualities of character that we know contribute to leadership, resilience, engaged citizenship, life and career success. Kudos to Heather Hoerle and the SSAT 'Think Tank on the Future of Assessment'. This is where all independent schools ought to be putting their oars in the water!--Lou

Lou Salza's comment, April 16, 11:27 AM
Lon, I loved the comment you made! Still have the McGuffey readers on my shelf at school. I browse them often and wonder what happened to our focus on character as the foundation on which schools ought to be building learning communities.
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David Stupay Announced As New CEO of Heartspring-KS

David Stupay Announced As New CEO of Heartspring-KS | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Heartspring announced today that the Board of Trustees named David Stupay as the next President and Chief Executive Officer.
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The Four Cornerstones of Education-Interview with Paul Taylor

The Four Cornerstones of Education-Interview with Paul Taylor | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
What do you think Education is? To Paul Taylor, education is more than just academic subjects for the mind.
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Paul is the Executive Director of Oakley School, a college prep therapeutic boarding school in Utah.  To him, education should not only touch the mind, but the body and emotions of the students. -Lon

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Shattering the Cycle of Anxiety - Interview with Dr. Fran Moriarty

Shattering the Cycle of Anxiety - Interview with Dr. Fran Moriarty | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Ever feel like your anxiety is getting out of control, a downward spiral?
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We discussed what can be done when anxiety passes from being normal and healthy, to seriously disrupting your life. -Lon

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Young Adult Transition Association (YATA) Visits Woodbury Reports

Young Adult Transition Association (YATA) Visits Woodbury Reports | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

Several members of the Young Adult Transition Association (YATA) recently stopped by the Woodbury Reports office for a picture.

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Mindfulness - Do They Know What They Are Talking About? - Interview With Lydia Missal

Mindfulness - Do They Know What They Are Talking About? - Interview With Lydia Missal | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Is mindfulness becoming a fad with loose interpretations?
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Not everybody marketing that they use mindfulness in treatment is prepared to do a good quality job.  Mindfulness has become almost faddish and before using somebody, carefully check their ability.  There are some using the term that are just using it as a buzz term.  On the other hand, it can be a very effective approach in helping struggling teens. -Lon

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When Autism Comes To Your Home-Interview with Dr. Stephen Mandler-YBGR-MT

When Autism Comes To Your Home-Interview with Dr. Stephen Mandler-YBGR-MT | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Especially with teenagers, the diagnosis of Autism often comes as a surprise.
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"often when teens are considered Oppositional Defiant or Conduct Disordered, the real diagnosis can be Autism, which needs to be treated vastly different."

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When The Horse Is The Therapist-Interview With Ashli Carlson of Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch-MT

When The Horse Is The Therapist-Interview With Ashli Carlson of Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch-MT | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Using horses in therapy is a fairly new approach to healing struggling teens but has become increasingly popular in the last few years.
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Ashli is the equine specialist for Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch in Billings Montana. -Lon

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Audrey Peavey joins Greenbrier Academy in Admissions and Outreach

Audrey Peavey joins Greenbrier Academy in Admissions and Outreach | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Greenbrier Academy for Girls is pleased to announce that Audrey Peavey will be joining our team as Admissions and Outreach Assistant.
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What's New at Summit Achievement-ME

What's New at Summit Achievement-ME | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Summit Achievement is proudly in its nineteenth year of providing evidence-based treatment in our unique hybrid model approach to adventure therapy.
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Boys Town-NE grows as neighborhood partner

Boys Town-NE grows as neighborhood partner | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
For generations, Boys Town has earned national recognition for its excellence in helping young people. A key part of that success is being open to new ideas and approaches, always with the goal of maximizing the benefits to children and families.
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When Autism Comes To Your Home-Interview With Dr. Stephen Mandler

When Autism Comes To Your Home-Interview With Dr. Stephen Mandler | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
In Recognition of World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2015 Especially with teenagers, the diagnosis of Autism often comes as a surprise. Dr. Stephen Mandler, Chief Medical Officer of Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch in Billings Montana, joined Lon to explain that often when teens are considered Oppositional Defiant or Conduct Disordered, the real diagnosis can be Autism, which needs to be treated vastly different. Instead of focusing on imposing consequences for negative behavior, the focus need
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When Autism Comes To Your Home, interview with Dr. Stephen Mandler, Chief Medical Officer and Psychiatrist at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, Billings Montana. -Lon

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The Glenholme School- Illuminates the Benefits of Therapeutic Boarding School for Students on the Spectrum

The Glenholme School- Illuminates the Benefits of Therapeutic Boarding School for Students on the Spectrum | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Washington, Connecticut (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 In early April, Autism Awareness Month, monuments and landmarks were bathed in blue lights to draw attention to a growing global crisis. One area that could use extra illumination during this time is the unique educational needs of individuals on the spectrum.
While the autism spectrum is wide …
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Seven Reasons We Hate Free-Range Parenting - Bloomberg View

Seven Reasons We Hate Free-Range Parenting - Bloomberg View | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Why has America gone lunatic on the subject of unattended children?

Via Penrith Farms
Lon Woodbury's insight:

"Insane" seems to be the best word.  For what its worth, in my work with struggling teens, I've seen many more kids damaged by over-protective parents than I have kids damaged by abusive or neglectful parents. -Lon

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Penrith Farms's curator insight, April 15, 6:07 PM

Sorry, I have been quoting today:


Why has America gone lunatic on the subject of unattended children? Parents hover over their kids as if every step might be their last. If they don't hover, strangers do, calling the police to report any parent who leaves their child to run into the store for a few minutes. What's truly strange is that the parents who are doing this were themselves left to their own devices in cars, allowed to ride their bikes and walk to the store unsupervised, and otherwise given the (limited) freedom that they are now determined to deny their own kids. The police are making arrests that would have branded their own parents as criminals. To hear people my age talk about the dangers of unsupervised children, you would think that the attrition rate in our generation had been at least 30 percent.

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Cedar Ridge Academy-UT Offers Summer Program

Cedar Ridge Academy-UT Offers Summer Program | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Cedar Ridge Academy has a 90-day Summer Bridge Program that provides structure and supervision, a therapeutic and academic assessment, and a chance to stay caught up in school, make up lost credits, or earn credits ahead.
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Trauma And The Adolescent Brain-Interview with Kyle Gillett Ph.D.

Trauma And The Adolescent Brain-Interview with Kyle Gillett Ph.D. | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

How brain science is helping heal adolescent trauma through increased knowledge of the adolescent brain.

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The mysteries of the brain are being exposed, giving therapists a fantastic new tool and insight for helping healing. -Lon

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Elements-UT Welcomes Neal Christensen and Andrew Powell To Partnership

Elements-UT Welcomes Neal Christensen and Andrew Powell To Partnership | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Elements Wilderness Program founders and owners Karen Scrafford, Lynn Smith, and John Karren welcome Neal Christensen, PhD, and Andrew Powell, MBA, as new owners. Elements Wilderness Program is therapy-based wilderness program that helps adolescent boys (13-17) overcome emotional, behavioral and substance-abuse issues.
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Transitions For Autism Spectrum Students-Interview With Chelsea Bourn

Transitions For Autism Spectrum Students-Interview With Chelsea Bourn | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Struggling teens often have trouble dealing with change. This is especially true of students on the Autism Spectrum or have learning differences.
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Learning To Become A Therapeutic Parent-Interview With Billy Kaplan

Learning To Become A Therapeutic Parent-Interview With Billy Kaplan | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
There is hope for parents of struggling children, and Billy Kaplan explains how he works with parents of children with serious attachment issues.
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Bringing Family Therapy Into An Adolescent RTC-Interview With Johanna Creswell-Baez

Bringing Family Therapy Into An Adolescent RTC-Interview With Johanna Creswell-Baez | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
When a struggling young person needs treatment in a Residential Treatment Center, they still are usually part of a family and ultimately, that whole family needs help.
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Wediko Children's Services is a treatment Center for young people in New Hampshire.

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Wediko School-NH earns high praise at NH Department of Education Program Approval audit

Wediko School-NH earns high praise at NH Department of Education Program Approval audit | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Congratulations to the Wediko School for a stellar performance with the triennial Department of Education Program Approval process! Every three years, all private special education programs licensed...
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Learning To Become A Therapeutic Parent-Conference

Learning To Become A Therapeutic Parent-Conference | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

Parents from across the United States and Canada will be gathering in Northbrook, Illinois to connect, learn and laugh at the Parenting in SPACE conference April 24-26, 2015. The Parenting in SPACE conference helps individuals and couples, many of whom have adopted their children, to become therapeutic parents and learn additional ways to heal their children with trauma-sensitive, attachment-focused strategies and interventions. 

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Oakley School-UT-Looking for an Admissions Dir.-Clinical Dir. & Therapist

Oakley School-UT-Looking for an Admissions Dir.-Clinical Dir. & Therapist | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
We achieve our mission in a safe and nurturing environment through four cornerstones—academics, therapy, student life and experiential education. With integrity and respect, we ensure our students feel empowered and valued, build healthy relationships, make thoughtful decisions, develop life skills, become life-long learners and achieve their personal best. 
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Why you shouldn't be best friends with your kids

Why you shouldn't be best friends with your kids | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the fifth commandment, "Honor thy father and thy mother."
Read more at http://national.deseretnews.com/article/3876/why-you-shouldnt-be-best-friends-with-your-kids.html#8R3kMpo5cefZR3t6.99
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A religious perspective on the 5th Comandment - Honor thy father and thy mother,  Inspired by the story of Wingate Wilderness Therapy Program in Utah founder Shayne Gallagher.  -Lon

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Woodbury Reports Visits Sedona Sky Academy-AZ

Woodbury Reports Visits Sedona Sky Academy-AZ | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Kristie Campbell, Educational Consultant, visited Sedona Sky Academy on a tour coordinated by CKC Tours.
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