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September 16th 2013:Special Encore Presentation: Options for Troubled Teens,a Look at the Continuum of Care and Therapeutic Schools

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 Admissions at the Academy at Swift River, a therapeutic boarding school located in western Massachusetts. For the past 20 years, Mary Jo has worked as an educator and clinician specializing in adolescents and families in many settings, including therapeutic boarding schools, therapeutic wilderness programs, and residential treatment centers, as well as in traditional and non-traditional academic environments. She brings this hands-on experience and understanding of the continuum of care for adolescents to her work with families. Her goal of providing the best information and guidance to families in need is supported by the philosophy of care within the As
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