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Press Releases from Woodbury Reports (23 total)

The Miracle of Wilderness Therapy – II (The Evolution of the Field of Wilderne …

Stories of the various origins of wilderness therapy, starting with a New England summer camp founded in the 1880s, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas founded in 1944, with modifications from the Boy Scouts and Outward Bound. On today’s Parent Choices for Struggling Teens , Lon asked his guest, Dr. William White what led him to write his dissertation on the evolution of Wilderness Therapy. Knowing in his 40’s that he wanted

Academics in a Therapeutic Setting

Bryan Tomes, Executive Director of Asheville Academy for Girls defines academics and therapeutics, and explains how they are integrated so academics is a priority in its own right and does not take a back seat to therapeutics. To get the discussion started today on Lon Woodbury’s Internet Talk Radio Show "Parent Choices for Struggling Teens" January 16, 2012 on LATalkRadio at, Lon shared with today’s guest, Bryan Tomes, the Executive

Saving Teens in Crisis Needs Your Help To Continue Providing Scholarships For St …

Woodbury Reports would like to announce on behalf of Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative, a non-profit organization that assists troubled teens and their families struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues who don't have the financial resources for quality intervention, the accomplishments of the 2011 year. “The goal is to get all of the scholarships that are available in one place so that people in need will have

Parent Choices for Struggling Teens Failure To Launch

The increasing trend of young adults, known as Boomerang Kids are failing to establish themselves as mature functioning adults by their 20s, having little motivation, and living with their parents. They are referred to as boomerang kids, endless adolescence, perma kids or twixters. These are that large number of young adults, roughly in the age group of 18-25 years old, that are taking a long time to grow up, thus

Medications: Are We Turning Our Kids Into Mental Patients?

"In the past half century, the use of psychotropic medications has grown dramatically, with the biggest rise in usage over the past 15 years. Currently, for example, about 11% of the US adult population uses anti-depressant medication,” Sinsheimer M.D., explained on Lon Woodbury’s Internet Talk Radio Show “Parent Choices for Struggling Teens” on November 7, 2011 on LATalkRadio at” In recent years, that explosion in the use of

Benefits of Social Media for Educators

What are the benefits of social media for educators and parents? With over 200 million blogs/bloggers in the world, with 50% of those on social media, the answer to this question was the topic on Lon Woodbury’s Internet Talk Radio Show “Places for Struggling Teens” on November 14, 2011 on LATalkRadio at with his guests Dr. Russell Hyken, PhD, and Steven Walters. Hyken is the founder of Educational

Educating The Female Brain

The growth of the female brain starts it on its unique growth pattern almost from conception which results in significant differences in what females need in schools and their lives as they grow up to educate the female brain. "Almost from conception, the female brain is bathed in estrogen which produces different needs in a female as opposed to the impact of the testosterone bath experienced by males," explained Elizabeth Guarnaccia,

The Gift of Attention Deficit Disorder

“Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is an evolutionary process not a disability,” asserted Dr. Kevin, author of “Managing the Gift of Your ADD/HD Child” on Lon Woodbury’s Internet Talk Radio Show “Parent Choices for Struggling Teens” on October 17, 2011 at LATalkRadio at “By the mid-19th century, society started to transition from physical survival being a top priority to one with advancements that allowed more time to focus on improving

Lon Woodbury Hosts Tour of Fulshear Ranch: First-ever Streamed Live on the Inter …

The first live streamed internet tour of a residential treatment program was recently completed by Lon Woodbury, President-Woodbury Reports. This offers new possibilities for parents, clients and referral sources that are not able to physically visit a program. On September 22, 2011 Lon Woodbury hosted a tour of Fulshear Ranch Academy. He partnered with InnerChange’s Director of Social Media, Steven Walters, who filmed the tour and streamed it over

The Future Of Online Education

Parent Choices for Struggling Teens featured the CEO of Blueprint Education-AZ, Doug Covey. He talks about his experience in developing a business providing a wide variety of educational opportunities largely using the developing potentials of Online Education and what the future of education might be. "There are six different types of models evolving in which online education is blended with face-to-face education to better serve the individual needs of the

Caring Confrontation A Healing Educational Model Approach

Caring Confrontation is a healing educational model approach that relates to students and other adults in a direct and honest way that builds self-respect and a sense of belonging in a school community. “Caring Confrontation is what John Dewey Academy staff sees as direct and honest communication between staff and students as a way to build up their strengths, rather than the popular notion of confrontation being some kind of in-your-face

How Wilderness Therapy Is Unique

Parent Choices for Struggling Teens discussed on the weekly talk radio show the unique effectiveness of wilderness therapy. Katherine Eastlake, clinical director of Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy program spoke about this on LATalkRadio. "The effectiveness of wilderness therapy comes largely from fully immersing the children in a unique natural environment," Katherine Eastlake said on Lon Woodbury's Internet Talk Radio Show, "Parent Choices for Struggling Teens” September 12, 2011 on LATalkRadio,

Positive Youth Development in Action Discussed On Parent Choices for Struggling …

Parent Choices for Struggling Teens discussed Positive Youth Development that Shortridge Academy uses. PYD focuses on students strengths and partners with adults as a grounding philosophy. "Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a theoretical approach that has been implemented by Shortridge Academy of NH during the last three years," said Research Consultant Dr. Kristine Baber, August 22nd on Lon Woodbury's Internet Talk Show "Parent Choices for Struggling Teens" on LATalkRadio. "PYD is

Watson Talks about Signs of Residential Treatment Programs Primarily In It for t …

Parent Choices for Struggling Teens discussed what a parent should look for while searching for a program for their child. Everyone should know the people responsible for running the program. "The most important thing anybody should do when checking out a school or program is to check the credentials and longevity of the key staff," said Watson, August 8th on Lon Woodbury's Internet Talk Show "Parent Choices for Struggling Teens"

Father Flanagan's Boys Town In The 21st Century

"Boys Town has evolved to meet the changing needs of children over its 93 year history," said Doug Czyz in an interview Monday July 18th with Lon Woodbury, host of Parent Choices for Struggling Teens Internet Talk Radio show on LATalkRadio, an Independent Educational Consultant and President of Woodbury Reports Inc.. "In the past we have had up to a thousand kids on our 900 acre campus," pointed out Czyz, "but

Academics Are Stressing Out Our Children

Parent Choices for Struggling Teens show talks about academics being the main cause for our children being stressed out today. So much emphasis is put on success in education that our children need balance. "Many studies show that the main cause of stress in our children is the push for academic accomplishment," stated Robin Schafer on the Internet talk Radio show Parent Choices for Struggling Teens, Monday, July 4, 2011

Raising Young Girls Despite a Toxic Environment

"Many young girls come to us as victims of current trends in our society and we have to teach them how their acceptances of these attitudes are harming themselves," said Executive Director Cat Jennings and therapist Brooke Judkins PhD, with the Junior Boarding School for girls: Lake House Academy in North Carolina on Monday June 27th. Jennings and Judkins were guests of Lon Woodbury's, hosting his Internet Talk Radio show

Rebuilding the Village

"In many ways, the national village (our community) is failing our children," asserted Beth Black, Founder of Cherokee Creek Boys School in South Carolina. Ms. Black appeared as a guest on 'Parent Choices for Struggling Teens' Monday, June 13, 2011. "What too many of our children are missing in growing up are adults that listen to them, experience with the outdoors and nature, quiet time with no tech toys, and

Parent Choices for Struggling Teens Debuts on LA Talk Radio

Woodbury Reports is pleased to announce on behalf of Parent Choices for Struggling Teens that Independent Educational Consultants Bob Kantar from Vermont and Larry Stednitz, PhD, located in California, were featured guests on host Lon Woodbury's Internet Talk Radio show, Parent Choices for Struggling Teens on Monday, June 6th. Both Stednitz and Kantar started working with teens in the 1970's. Stednitz began working in treatment facilities for teens and Kantar

Woodbury Reports Launches Internet Talk Radio Show

Starting at noon PST Monday June 6, 2011, Woodbury Reports will launch a weekly Internet Talk Radio Show on LATalkRadio. Titled Parent Choices for Struggling Teens, the series will be hosted by Lon Woodbury and, through a variety of guests, will discuss many of the issues concerning teens and young people with problems and what the private Parent-Choice Special Needs schools and programs are doing to help their students.

6th Annual Northwest Get-Together A Success

This year's Northwest Get-Together, hosted by Woodbury Reports Inc. of Bonners Ferry Idaho, on Friday May 20, 2011 at the Naples Inn in Naples, Idaho, was "Another Success" according to Independent Educational Consultant Lon Woodbury, President of Woodbury Reports. The function was attended by not only program people from around north Idaho, but also included attendees from several other western states including Utah and New Mexico. "These Get-Togethers are designed to provide

Benchmark Transitions Announces New Gender Specific Housing

Benchmark is pleased to announce New Gender-Specific housing for our young adult students. Benchmark will be vacating the current 18-unit apartment complex, which is outdated and in need of extensive updates and repairs, and will relocate students into two separate apartment complexes within the community of Redlands. The move will begin in phases, with men moving in April and May and women moving in June 2011. Both

New Summit Academy Costa Rica Shares Important Information

In the wake of the recent news about a WWASP program (Teen Mentor Academy) being closed by child welfare (PANI) authorities in Costa Rica, New Summit Academy Costa Rica wanted to confirm a few key pieces of information about our relationship with PANI Costa Rica: • New Summit Academy has been licensed by PANI since 2006. • PANI and the US Embassy make regular visits to campus to ensure compliance with their ethical

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