Therapeutic Schools and Programs

SafePassage – Pinnacle Schools Update

The Pinnacle Schools has added a new Director of Admissions: Kathy DeMillier. According to the Press Release distributed by Selina Mason, Marketing Director at Pinnacle, DeMillier will be responsible for guiding parents through the process of selecting The Pinnacle Schools for their at-risk adolescent and working with the family as they are assimilated into the...
SafePassage - Storytelling

SafePassage – Storytelling

Richard Stone, President of Story Work Institute was the keynote speaker today at the National Associational of Therapeutic Schools and Programs conference in Orlando, FL this week. Rick demonstrated the value of storytelling for helping struggling teens to heal and move forward defining meaning and purpose in their lives. With his interactive presentation to more...

SafePassage Meets Elk River

Today I sat down with Selina Mason as she told me about The Pinnacle Schools, Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP). Located near Huntsville, AL Elk River is a residential treatment center. Students, who are approved for this program, being their treatment living in a tee pee with 24-7 supervision. She went on to say that...

SafePassage – Sensory Overload

Teens learning to navigate in their world while living on sensory overload was the general topic of discussion with Farrell Lindley and Bernie Zimmerman at IECA Philadelphia 2011. In this workshop Lindley and Zimmerman related the benefits of connecting experiential learning with our sensory receptors in order to develop a manageable skillset for everyday living....
SafePassage: The Discovery School of Virginia

SafePassage: The Discovery School of Virginia

Tucked away in the rolling hills of central Virginia is The Discovery School of Virginia. I recently visited this therapeutic boarding school and talked over lunch with Chris Yates about their program. The Discovery School affords opportunity for teen age boys and girls who are experiencing emotional complexities and behavioral problems to obtain therapy for...
Eckerd Youth Alternatives

Eckerd Youth Alternatives

I sat down yesterday with Eckerd Youth Alternatives Quality Control Officer, Greg Holeman to find out more about Eckerd schools and programs and their plans for the future. 100,000 Stories and Counting is printed on the front of their marketing packet; so I asked Greg is this really true? Greg told me that since the...