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News About Private Parent-Choice Schools and Programs for Struggling Young People.    
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Many teens and young adults have trouble growing up.  We share ideas on why, and news of sophisticated helping resources through Curation, Podcasts and consultations.   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. 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).

 

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Spruce Mountain Inn (VT) is excited to announce the addition of Aaron Aldridge as its new Assistant Director!

Spruce Mountain Inn (VT) is excited to announce the addition of Aaron Aldridge as its new Assistant Director! | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Spruce Mountain Inn is excited to announce the addition of Aaron Aldridge as its new Assistant Director!
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Embark Behavioral Health: a Collaboration between Calo, InnerChange, New Vision Wilderness and Potomac Pathways

Embark Behavioral Health: a Collaboration between Calo, InnerChange, New Vision Wilderness and Potomac Pathways | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce that Embark Behavioral Health is the new umbrella name for an organization of four familiar companies that includes: Calo Programs, InnerChange Programs, New Vision Wilderness Programs, and Potomac Pathways.
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The Corporate Culture’s Impact On Families-Steve Schultz Interview Oct. 12, 2018

The Corporate Culture’s Impact On Families-Steve Schultz Interview Oct. 12, 2018 | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

In considering a school or program for struggling teens for their child, a parent should also consider the corporate structure of the program was the main point Steve Schultz made in a discussion with Lon October 12, 2018.  All too often....

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It seems in the therapeutic boarding school network, there also has been some pioneering of developing more responsive corporations.  Steve discusses this trend he has experienced.

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Oxbow Academy (UT) Leads the Way in the Treatment Community, their article included in an international handbook on addiction.

Oxbow Academy (UT) Leads the Way in the Treatment Community, their article included in an international handbook on addiction. | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

The United Kingdom-based publishers contacted Oxbow Academy because they knew that the school has more than twenty years of experience in helping young men with sexual addiction. They recognized the quality of the program and the program’s research. They trusted Oxbow Academy to instruct other people in the industry in best practices for treating troubled teens.

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New Directions For Young Adults (NDFYA in Florida)  Helps Students Learn  Vital Skills

New Directions For Young Adults (NDFYA in Florida)  Helps Students Learn  Vital Skills | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
By: Ethan A. Pond Lynn University Contributing Writer New Directions for Young Adults, NDFYA, offers opportunities for adolescents to be successful while living in Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. The program inspires diversity allowing students to gain opportunities, enjoy and learn from their experiences as they enter young adulthood. “Our goal is …
Lon Woodbury's insight:

New Directions for Young Adults is part of a rapidly growing category of private programs designed to help struggling young adults learn how to create a successful life.  -Lon

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Summit Prep (MT) Celebrates 15th Anniversary and New Art Studio

Summit Prep (MT) Celebrates 15th Anniversary and New Art Studio | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Miles up a winding dirt road west of Kalispell, amid timbered hills and grazing deer, a visitor reaches the entryway to Summit Preparatory School. A sign on the fence announces:... more
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Monarch School (NW Montana) to pay families nearly $1 million 

Monarch School (NW Montana) to pay families nearly $1 million  | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
The owners of a therapeutic boarding school for teens located deep in northwestern Montana have agreed to pay nearly $1 million to families it shut out of the school with
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So sad!  -Lon

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Executive Promotions at Cherry Gulch and Novitas Academy (ID)

Executive Promotions at Cherry Gulch and Novitas Academy (ID) | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Bernie Zimmerman, LCPC, has accepted the position of Chief Operations Officer of both Cherry Gulch & Novitas Academy. Katie Rienstra (formerly Brown), LCSW, has been promoted to Executive Director of Cherry Gulch. Amee Hardy, LCPC, has been promoted to Executive Director of Novitas Academy.
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CEDU-The Early Years-Interview with Bill Lane

CEDU-The Early Years-Interview with Bill Lane | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

Bill Lane joined CEDU in 1974 and was one of the early staff.  He was with CEDU for 32 years.  Lane joined Lon August 31, 2018 to describe what CEDU was like in the early years.  This discussion describes his relationship with the school founder Mel Wasserman, and how CEDU evolved from a program for young adult drug addicts and other troubled young people to a boarding school for high school adolescents that became a strong influence in the growth of therapeutic boarding schools.

Lon Woodbury's insight:

A look back at te early years when private residential schools started tackling the behavioral/emotional problems of teens and younng adults.  -Lon

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Drug Overdoses and Suicide Rates Continue to Rise Among Teens and What the New Movement in Utah is Doing About It

Drug Overdoses and Suicide Rates Continue to Rise Among Teens and What the New Movement in Utah is Doing About It | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
PARK CITY and ST. GEORGE, Utah (PRWEB) August 23, 2018 -- Utah communities respond to mental health issues and the drug epidemic by providing free events for parents to learn more about how to meet these challenges and connect to mental health professionals. Communities that Care of Summit County and the Southern Utah Program Alliance are sponsoring events that will feature nationally renowned speaker Dr. Brad Reedy, Co-Founder of Evoke Therapy Programs and author of acclaimed The Journey of the Heroic Parent.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Dr. Brad Reedy, Co-Founder of Evoke Therapy and author of "The Journey of the Heroic Parent" starts in southern Utah a series of lectures for parents of struggling teens.  -Lon

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Northwest Academy (ID) to Close

Northwest Academy (ID) to Close | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
It is with utmost regret and sadness that we announce that Northwest Academy will be closing its doors on September 26, 2018.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Sad to see one of this longstanding school with a good reputation close.  -Lon

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Earl Sweatshirt Drops Debut Album 'Doris': Today in Hip-Hop - XXL

Earl Sweatshirt Drops Debut Album 'Doris': Today in Hip-Hop - XXL | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
On this day, Aug. 20, Odd Future's own young rap phenom, Earl Sweatshirt, dropped off his debut album, 'Doris.'
Lon Woodbury's insight:

I wonder if his rap style has changed after a time at Coral Reef Academy in Somoa?  -Lon

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News From Valley View School (MA)

News From Valley View School (MA) | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Valley View School, a therapeutic boarding school, updates about their mindfulness groups and clinical responsibilities as they bring new Masters Level Clinicians on staff
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Newport Academy explains:  Can Teens Get Addicted to Fortnite?

Newport Academy explains:  Can Teens Get Addicted to Fortnite? | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
Can teens get addicted to Fortnite? The popular online game has garnered over 125 million users and research shows that excessive video gaming is linked to mental health conditions.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Video games are here to stay and have some positive aspects.  Howevwe, we have to pay attention to the downside to avoid getting lost in them.  -Lon

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Newport Academy Explains The Healing Power of Music Therapy

Newport Academy Explains The Healing Power of Music Therapy | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
One of the benefits of music therapy is that it brings people together. Today, music therapy is used to treat numerous physical and mental health issues.
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Toxic masculinity creates a society that can be dangerous « The Reflector Online

While the definition of toxic masculinity is not clear-cut, the Good Men Project identifies toxic masculinity as “a narrow and repressive description of manhood, designating manhood as defined by violence, sex, status and aggression.” Not all masculinity is bad, and in no way are men themselves toxic. Masculinity only becomes toxic when it becomes unhealthy for men and the women around them. Toxic masculinity manifests itself as a result of the unrealistic expectations that society places on men.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

"Toxic Masculinity" is becomming an often used phrase in our culture, and this essay seems to see uncalled for violence as a major element in it.  -Lon

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Adopting an Attachment Model In a Therapeutic Boarding School-Dec. 9, 2014 Interview With Nikki Preece

Adopting an Attachment Model In a Therapeutic Boarding School-Dec. 9, 2014 Interview With Nikki Preece | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

Nikki Preece (Now Nikki Garza)(on right), Ex. Dir. of Fulshear Ranch Academy, a therapeutic boarding school near Houston Texas for young women ages 18 and above, joined Lon Dec. 9, 2014 to explain their adoption of an Attachment Model last Spring for their young adult women.  Nikki explained... 

Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is about building healthy relationships and listening to the girls, somethinTo simplifyg we should always do more.  -Lon

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The Miracle of Wilderness Therapy I -Interview With Larry Dean Olsen & Ezekiel Sanchez

The Miracle of Wilderness Therapy I -Interview With Larry Dean Olsen & Ezekiel Sanchez | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

Larry Dean Olsen and Ezekiel Sanchez  joined Lon April 9, 2012 to spend an hour sharing their experiences through learning how to use the wilderness to help struggling teens.  As explained in this discussion, their journey started in the 1960s with an experiment.... 

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The 1980s was a decade of expansion in the use of using the wilderness for healing young people.  Olsen and Sanchez were early pioneers in the private development of wilderness therapy in healing young people.  This was a radically different approach than the major public emphasis in developing "Boot Camps."  -Lon

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When Corporate Culture Impacts Families!

When Corporate Culture Impacts Families! | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

Kathy glanced at me with a mixed look of horror and sadness. “Oh…I am so sorry! No one told you? Melody got a call at about 12:15 pm from corporate. She was let go and she is on her way to the airport.”

Lon Woodbury's insight:

Stephen Schultz with Oxbow Academy in Utah describes very well the unique type of corporate structure that has sometimes developed in the network of private residential schools and programs for struggling teens.  -Lon

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Creative Learning Corporation Appoints New COO/CFO

Creative Learning Corporation Appoints New COO/CFO | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

Greenbrier Girls Academy (WV) is part of Creative Learning Corporation (CLC).  CLC appointed a new COO/CFO.....

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CEDU Education – “Here Forever”-LInda Shaffer On the 2005 Closing of CEDU-April 2005

CEDU Education – “Here Forever”-LInda Shaffer On the 2005 Closing of CEDU-April 2005 | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it

This was an essay written by Linda Shaffer the week after CEDU and Rocky Mountain Academy were abruptly closed down in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy action..  It seems to be the best expression of the reactions of staff and parents: both those involved with the school at the time, and the overwhelming majority of ex-staff and students.

Lon Woodbury's insight:

The CEDU closing is a prime example of how not to close a school.  -Lon

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Summit Prep Launches New Daily School Schedule, Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Summit Prep Launches New Daily School Schedule, Celebrates 15th Anniversary | Woodbury Reports Inc.(TM) Week-In-Review | Scoop.it
After exploring several options and reviewing the literature, Summit Prep students have a new daily schedule.
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