Update on DSM-F: What You Need To Know to Help Your Students And Families

Recently, Louise co-wrote an article with Jeffrey Wilson, MD, that was published in the IECA’s newsletter, “Special Insights”, April/May 2013. We wanted to share with you that article. Louise: We would like to thank you for agreeing to update us on the DSM-5. Can I ask how you’ve become familiar with the DSM-5 prior to its publication? Dr. Wilson: I … Read More

Trip to New Visions and Northwest Wilderness

We’ve been on the road again! We flew into Minnesota to visit some of Louise’s family and then mt up with a group of educational consultants to tour Northwest Passages and New Vision Wilderness before heading to Chicago for our IECA National Conference. The executive director of Northwest Passages, Mark Elliott, demonstrated servant leadership by driving a van full of … Read More

News from Blue Ridge School

Another great school sent us their newsletter, and we loved seeing the performce of the Barontones from The Blue Ridge School! The video below is a performance of the Blue Ridge a capella choir, the Barontones, singing at the Jefferson Area Board on Aging (JABA) Greene County Senior Center on March 27.  They were a big hit, and have been invited to … Read More

College: Rejection from An Ivy League School

I recall from Garrison Keillor, from his Lake Wobegon series…  ” Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.”  This humor seems to fit with the satire in the video. Is this satire? Absolutely!  In an article I read recently, it said that if they took … Read More

Summit Prep

Today, we are sharing some recent news from another program! We’ve worked with them, and love hearing about the happenings at Summit Preparatory School.   The View @ Summit Prep…enews from NW Montana         Transforming Lives for 10 Years!     Summit Prep Celebrates 10 Years Summit Prep School began with a conversation between two college roommates about how they … Read More

Rock Point School

We received a fun email newsletter this week from our friends at Rock Point School! We wanted to share with you some of the happenings there. It’s Sugaring Time!  Under the guidance of our History teacher Gus, all of our students became tree-tappers, wood-choppers, sap-boilers, and maple  experts this month. While many students loved the physical activity of lugging sap … Read More

College Major

Many students enter college with a firm idea of what major will they will study. For others, it’s at decision that they make during their freshman or sophmore year of college. We thought we’d share with you this funny comic strip about choosing a major of study.

To This Day

A colleague shared with us this incredible video about bullying, written by Shane Koyczan, a spoken word poet and writer. It’s incredibly beautiful. Please take the time to watch this video and reflect on how we can stop bullying.   Shane said this about this video and poem: “This animated piece is the result of a group of individuals coming together … Read More

Rites of Passages News Release and Video

Last Friday, February 22nd, we co hosted an event called “Adolescent Rites of Passage”. We had a great turnout for the event! One of the local news stations sent out a reporter to cover the event. He wrote an article about the the workshop. Here’s what Zoheb Hassanali of Fox News had to say: COLUMBIA (WACH) — Hundreds of parents spent … Read More

Valentine’s Day

We wanted to wish you all a happy Valentine’s Day! Today, we are all thankful for the love that we are able to share with you, our clients! Happy Valentine’s Day!