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"Saving Teens in Crisis" Scholarships for TTI
« on: December 20, 2011, 12:15:09 AM »
http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/sbwire-119161.htm

Saving Teens in Crisis Needs Your Help to Continue Providing Scholarships for Struggling Teens

Saving Teens in Crisis helps assist troubled teens and their families struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues that need financial resources for interventions. They need your help in the upcoming year to continue with their mission of providing these scholarships to families in need.

Bonners Ferry, ID -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/19/2011 -- 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 a single place to go to ascertain whether there is appropriate help available. This could be a family or perhaps an IECA member that is working pro Bono on behalf of a needy family. The key is that there is one reliable source for both for a complete list of options and a procedure for mapping those needs with a solution. Saving Teens will then use their methodology and volunteer consultants to match the families with the scholarships that are available, says John Reuben, Founder of Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative.”

Organizations offering scholarships are featured on their website as collaborators if the donating programs desire it but the list of scholarships will be only accessible to the educational consultants looking for help for a particular family. That way STICC will insure that they have kids placed in programs based on the "fit" rather than the scholarship. Rueben says, “We hope you will contact us with any scholarship that you are aware of. The larger the pool of alternatives we have the more families we will be able to match with appropriate providers.”

Saving Teens has come a long way since our inception in 2004. Some of our accomplishments in our mission to help families include the following:

- We have fully funded several disadvantaged families through an entire continuum of care spanning over 12-18 months.

- We have fully funded over 60 aftercare scholarships to help needy families adjust after their child comes back from treatment.

- We have helped many other families with partial scholarships along with free or reduced service fees.

- We have received and managed a large grant from the United States Department of Justice.

- We have been selected as the official charity for The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).

- We are the recognized resource for families, professionals, and programs attempting to assist teenagers in crisis.

John Reuben says “Saving Teens is where families turn when they have given up all hope for providing their children the help they deserve but cannot afford. Thank you for making this all possible. Much has been accomplished as the result of your support. Will you make a gift today so that much more can be realized?” Please sign on to the STICC website and make a donation at http://www.savingteens.org.

Saving Teensฎ In Crisis Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) 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. If you have any questions please feel free to contact John D. Reuben, Chairman and Founder at 978-852-2144 or by email at
lon@woodbury.com, or visit the web site http://www.strugglingteens.com.
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Federal grants to send kids to programs. I don't know much about the law, but doesn't accepting federal money bring the program under federal jurisdiction. Does this in any way increase civil rights protections or add another avenue for lawsuits?
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Saving Teens Receives Grant For Funding Student Enrollment..
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 10:49:14 PM »
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Federal grants to send kids to programs. I don't know much about the law, but doesn't accepting federal money bring the program under federal jurisdiction. Does this in any way increase civil rights protections or add another avenue for lawsuits?
Possibly... in theory.

In practice, if things aren't up to snuff, the grant just doesn't get renewed. At least, that's *my* cynical take on it...

Fwiw, I've not come across announcements of any additional federal grants subsequent to the one STICC received in 2006. I could, of course, have just missed the jubilant press release and subsequent celebrations. That does happen, ya know, from time to time...

Some insight as to how STICC is/was selling this can be gleaned from the following 2006 press release on StrugglingTeens.com, shortly after STICC obtained the aforementioned grant:

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Press Release

SAVING TEENS IN CRISIS COLLABORATIVE
Sudbury, Massachusetts


Saving Teens Receives Grant For Funding Student Enrollment To Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Contact:
Patricia R. Abreu
Executive Director
617-699-8245
877-249-1336
http://www.savingteens.org


August 28, 2006

To our Therapeutic Boarding Schools:

Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative (STICC) has just been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This ensures that we will begin funding at least one child within a few weeks.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

Therapeutic Boarding Schools have a great opportunity to be a part of saving our first family, and share in that public recognition and prestige through the Saving Teens network of contributors, providers, referring parties, parents, and the government institutions that support us.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

A condition of our federal funding is that the therapeutic boarding schools we select for our teens employ Evidence Based Practices (EBPs).

Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Life Skills Training (LST), and Functional Family Therapy (FFT) are but a few of the hundreds of treatments that meet this standard.

It is not required that EBPs be the only treatments used! Both Saving Teens and our funding organizations recognize that both EBPs and treatments supported by clinical expertise and professional consensus, such as 12-step relapse-prevention programs, are needed to meet the needs of troubled teens.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To be considered by STICC's educational consultants for our first and future placements, please email information@savingteens.org as soon as possible to advise us if your therapeutic boarding school is using any Evidence Based Practices.

RESOURCES

Below are links to websites that list hundreds of EBPs and Model Programs.

If you are unsure as to whether any of your current treatments are EBPs, please feel free to contact us so that we can help you evaluate your therapies.

Thank you very much for your assistance. We look forward to working with you and to saving teens!

Sincerely,

John D. Reuben, Founder and President
Patricia R. Abreu, Executive Director

LINKS:

American Psychological Association

National Research Institute (NRI) Center for Mental Health Quality and Accountability

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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    Publishers Note: Woodbury Reports Inc. will publish a list of Therapeutic and Emotional Growth Boarding Schools that use Evidence Based Practices when Saving Teens provides us with the list they are developing.  Both government agencies and public school districts that reimburse parents for private placement already require the use of Empirically Supported Treatments, and we expect that referring professionals and the parents themselves will start routinely start asking for this information as well.

    ~Lon Woodbury, Woodbury Reports, Inc.
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    Re: "Saving Teens in Crisis" Scholarships for TTI
    « Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 12:37:28 AM »
    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 17853.html

    Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative Adds New Scholarship Opportunity

    Announces Two New Ways To Help Make a Fundamental Change in a Troubled Teen's Life; Partners with Guardian Angel Motorsports

    SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative (STICC), a charitable foundation created to assist troubled teens and their families struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues, today announced it is the beneficiary of another scholarship.  The scholarship, generously donated by Copper Canyon Academy, a therapeutic boarding school, enables a family in need to provide the best possible therapeutic care for their teenager at Copper Canyon, regardless of the cost involved.

    "Without the extremely generous donation of organizations like Copper Canyon Academy, Saving Teens would be unable to carry out our mission," commented John Reuben, founder and chairman of Saving Teens.  "Copper Canyon joins over a dozen programs in the United States who have partnered with Saving Teens to make their world class programs available to families who otherwise couldn't afford this level of care."

    Other programs that have provided scholarships or are currently partnering with Saving Teens to offer support and treatment to troubled teens include: Abundant Life Academy,  Aspen Achievement Academy,  Aspen Institute for Behavioral Assessment, Aspen Ranch, Building Bridges, Homeward Bound, Insight Intensive, Oakley School, Second Nature Wilderness Program, Shortridge Academy, Stone Mountain School, Summit Achievement, Vision Adolescent Services, Visions Treatment Center, Whetstone Academy, Willow Creek School and Youth Care.

    "We are proud of the difference we have been able to make in the lives of teens and their families and are delighted to partner with the Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative to make Copper Canyon's program available to a family in need," said Paul Ravenscraft, admissions director, Copper Canyon Academy.

    In addition, Saving Teens has formed a partnership with Guardian Angel Motorsports (http://guardianangelmotorsports.com/), an organization of like-minded racers that works tirelessly to raise money and awareness for children's charities.

    "In partnering with Saving Teens, we are raising the bar of support for children in crisis and their families," said Bruce Ledoux, founder of Guardian Angel Motorsports.  "Our overall missions are in complete harmony and together the two organizations can make a real difference, achieving far more than either one could alone."

    In addition to working with therapeutic schools and programs to generate scholarships, Saving Teens looks for innovative opportunities to raise money to fund tuition for families, and to expand the organization to continue its mission.  Two such events are the Charity Golf Scramble in Orlando, Florida on February 8, 2012 and the online Silent Auction beginning in late December, 2011 and running through February 11, 2012.

    The golf outing is taking place at the national convention of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.  Sponsorship opportunities as well as golfing slots and seats at the reception dinner are still available. Please visit http://www.sticccharitygolfscramble.com for more information.

    The silent auction provides another opportunity for people to support teens in crisis. "We're excited to be able to involve the general public in an extremely worthy cause by hosting the auction online," noted Reuben. "Our generous donors have donated marvelous items with more coming in every day."  Silent auction prizes include gift certificates, trips to exciting destinations and exquisite jewelry.   Sponsors include Guardian Angel Motorsports, TJX Companies, One Pearl and many individuals, all of whom have been extremely generous in providing prizes for the auction.  For more information please visit http://www.savingteens.org.              

    Saving Teens, http://www.savingteens.org, was created as a charitable foundation in 2004 by John Reuben.  John and his family experienced first-hand the tremendous value therapeutic schools and programs bring to families in crisis and vowed to make that same value a reality for families who could not otherwise afford the best treatment for their teens.  The foundation has brought together a stellar group of qualified experts in a number of disciplines dedicated to assisting teens and their families through crisis.  Everyone connected with Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative whether an employee, volunteer, member of the board, or member of the advisory board, is in some way connected to the mission of the organization, either through professional or personal experience and sometimes, both.  Saving Teens is the official charitable partner of NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs).

    Media Contacts
    For Saving Teens:
    Sue Barnes at http://www.savingteens.org
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    Paul Ravenscraft - long time Aspen ideologue
    « Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 10:19:52 AM »
    From the just above press release:

      "We are proud of the difference we have been able to make in the lives of teens and their families and are delighted to partner with the Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative to make Copper Canyon's program available to a family in need," said
    Paul Ravenscraft, admissions director, Copper Canyon Academy.[/list][/size]
    I imagine that Copper Canyon's involvement in all this has a fair amount to do with Paul Ravenscraft. He was working in admissions and marketing for the Academy at Swift River around the same time that John Reuben enrolled his older son Michael Joshua Reuben.

    It's also kinda curious that Ravenscraft was next employed in Arizona ... at the same time that Mike Reuben was working there as a sales exec for Vendisys (a marketing firm his father owned). Perhaps that's just a coincidence.

    See also: Paul Ravenscraft New Admissions Director @ Copper Canyon

    Here's Ravenscraft's LinkedIn profile:

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    Paul Ravenscraft
    Admissions Director
    Phoenix, Arizona Area | Education Management

      Paul Ravenscraft's Overview

      Current • Admissions Director at Copper Canyon Academy

      Past
        • Regional Liaison at Aspen Education Group
        • Marketing Director at Academy at Swift River
        • Admissions Counselor at Academy at Swift River
      Education • Otterbein College

      Connections • 221 connections[/list][/size]
      Paul Ravenscraft's Experience

      Admissions Director
      Copper Canyon Academy

      June 2009 – Present (2 years 7 months)

      Regional Liaison
      Aspen Education Group

      Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Mental Health Care industry
      August 2008 – August 2009 (1 year 1 month)

      Business development and coordination of referral sources throughout Arizona and the Southwest.

      Marketing Director
      Academy at Swift River

      August 2007 – August 2008 (1 year 1 month)

      Admissions Counselor
      Academy at Swift River

      July 1998 – July 2007 (9 years 1 month)

      Paul Ravenscraft's Education

      Otterbein College
      BA, Polical Science

      Paul Ravenscraft's Additional Information

      Groups and Associations: • Struggling Teens


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