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August 27th 2012:Options for Troubled Teens,a Look at the Continuum of Care and Therapeutic Schools with guests Mary Jo DeGrandi, Director, Academy at Swift River and Thomas A. Ahern,Director for Aspen Education Group

With a growing demand for adolescent and young adult services, increased complexity of issues facing young people entering treatment, and ever-evolving options in the continuum of care, it can be challenging for human service providers to know how to guide those in need. This broadcast will provide a broad overview of the various levels of care available to young people with behavioral and substance abuse concerns and explore some of the resources available to them. Special emphasis will be given to therapeutic boarding school programming.

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Thomas A. Ahern

Thomas A. Ahern is a former School Psychologist and CT Public School Administrator working as the Director of Clinical Outreach for Aspen Education Group, the nation’s leading provider of therapeutic education programs for underachieving young people. Mr. Ahern has served in leadership positions in education and behavioral healthcare for most of his 25 year professional career, including Director of Partial Hospitalization, Adult Education Director, Assistant Principal and private practitioner. Mr. Ahern has long been an advocate for new models in behavioral healthcare services for students founding several innovative programs that integrate resources from both the public and private sect
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Mary Jo DeGrandi

Mary Jo DeGrandi is the Director of Outreach & Marketing at PRN for Families. She has been has been working with families and youth at-risk youth for over 20 years, and holds a Master’s degree in Ecopsychology, which focuses on the connection between human behavior, health, and the natural environment. She has professional experience working in both therapeutic and academic settings.
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