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Sundance Canyon Academy (SCA) announces a partnership with Homeward Bound for transitional services and implementation of the Family Bridge technology for SCA families


November 9, 2009

“We have been very impressed with Homeward Bound’s professionalism and dedication to aftercare treatment for families,” said Simon Timms, Executive Director of Sundance Canyon. “Now that they are offering the Family Bridge technology, it just seemed like a perfect time to partner and offer our families a customized communications link that enhances parent involvement throughout a student’s stay here at SCA and beyond.”

This partnership will allow SCA to expand its service of comprehensive aftercare plans, transitional services and improve parent collaboration and communication.

“The Family Bridge is the perfect tech tool for our parents,” said Reynie Sandoval, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and clinical director of SCA. “Our families are excited to use the bridge and continue the SCA experience even after our student’s transition home.”

By offering a more comprehensive transition and support service, the partnership between SCA and Homeward Bound may also help to make treatment options more affordable to families during this economic down-turn. In addition to SCA’s traditional 9-12 month placement, the school has expanded its service to include a short-term, 3-month placement with additional 3-months of aftercare using Homeward Bound services.

“By including Homeward bound services within a program or school’s continuum of care, treatment lengths can be shortened,” said Dr. Tim Thayne, founder and CEO of Homeward Bound. “This makes the placement of struggling teens more financially feasible to a larger number of families than ever before.”

“We are encouraged by our marketing numbers and the response we have received from educational consultants and therapists alike. Our improved and expanded services now give families a better choice when it comes to treatment options that meet both their emotional and financial needs,” said Boyd Hooper, admissions director for Sundance Canyon Academy.

For more information about Sundance Canyon Academy or its partnership with Homeward Bound, contact Boyd Hooper at

About Sundance Canyon Academy:
Established in 2007, SCA is a licensed therapeutic boarding school for boys, ages 13-17. The program model employs R.E.B.T psychotherapy systems of practice while utilizing developmentally appropriate and multi-sensory learning principles as outlined by the WHY TRY model ( and evidence–based Seven Challenges program ( for chemical dependency.

About Homeward Bound:
Created in response to a need for more effective aftercare help for troubled teens, Homeward Bound is recognized as the industry leader in aftercare and transition management. The company’s innovative, evidence-based aftercare program helps teens and families bridge the gap between out-of-home treatment and the return to real life. For almost five years, Homeward Bound has assisted teens and their families throughout North America in navigating the transition process and achieving long-term success, unity, and happiness.


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