Making Sure Aftercare is not an “Afterthought”

IECA National Conference in Boston May 4-7, 2016 One of the breakout sessions I attended at a recent conference was about transition from a therapeutic program to a step down program. This is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart. Why? Prior to becoming a professional educational consultant, I worked in the area of Organizational Development … Read More

Videos from a Trauma & Attachment Conference

May Peach and I attended a Trauma and Attachment Conference at CALO school in Lake of the Ozarks in May. There were several fantastic speakers, one of which is an author and consultant that we very much admire, Heather Forbes.  Here is a link to her website: www.beyondconsequences.com/ We also got to hear a presentation from Ken Huey and other … Read More

Our First Trip to Oregon: Day 1 & 2

Day 1: For both of us, this is our first trip to Oregon!  We are loving the scenery. We have already been in a high desert and a Douglas Fir forest.  We were very excited to finally get to see Dragonfly Transitions for the first time! We have known Mona and Glenn for years and have felt that our young adults … Read More

Idaho & Montana: Day 5, 6 & 7

Day 5: This morning, Wednesday July 31st,  we had a beautiful drive from Sandpoint, Idaho to Eureka, Montana.  We went to see Chrysalis and were sorry that we missed Mary Alexine, one of the founders, who was visiting family.  We met Carrie Kaare, the Admissions Director, and also got to spend time with Kenny Pannell, the other founder.  The campus was as … Read More

Idaho & Montana Trip: Day 2, 3 & 4

  Day 2: On Sunday, June 28, we started the day touring a young adult program called Focus Point .  Ron and Heidi Mendenhall, previously at Monarch School for 11 years, started this young adult transition program last year in August. This was the same time that their son, Alexander came one month early!  They own a big beautiful house in Hayden, Idaho. Ranel Hanson … Read More

Travels with Louise to Idaho & Montana Day 1

Hello all! It’s Louise here and I’m traveling again. Unfortunately, due to a family issue, May Peach is not with me this week.  I am traveling with two other educational consultants, one from California and one from New York.  Yesterday we arrived in Spokane, Washington and traveled to the beautiful college town of Coeur d’ Alene.  We spent about two hours touring … Read More