Employee Highlight – Jared Kidman

Nov 6, 2020

Jared Kidman is originally from Southern California. He moved to Cedar City in 2014 with his wife and two children to make a better life for his family. Jared went to ITT Tech, where he received his degree in Multi-Media. He has had a knack for design but always felt that the job was not fulfilling…

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Employee Highlight – Diana Baldwin

Oct 5, 2020

Diana is one of Havenwood Academy’s newest therapists, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t already had a great impact on the young women we work with. Diana completed her social work degree at the University of Utah, where she was also lucky enough to participate in a rigorous Feminist Multicultural internship and training program. She has…

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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ken Huey as the Executive Director of Havenwood Academy

Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Ken Huey joins Havenwood Academy as Executive Director. Ken has a long history of working in behavioral health and founded one of the most established residential treatment centers in the nation. We’re incredibly excited to have him on board to help guide Havenwood Academy in creating the perfect healing place for teen girls with…

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Employee Highlight – Cydney Brereton

Sep 9, 2020

Cydney is from Heber City, UT and is a senior at Southern Utah University studying nutrition. Cydney says “[Working at Havenwood] has taught me so much about communication, the population we work with, and even about myself. Outside of work I love to hike with my German Shepard, Moose; and cook. While in the houses…

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Employee Highlight – Bentley Smith

May 8, 2020

Bentley is a student at SUU studying nutrition. She began working with us in March of 2019. Bentley says she originally decided to apply at The Hope Group because she needed a job and liked the idea of being able to help our young women. “I immediately fell in love with the job and the…

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Leah Sparkman, Havenwood Academy Graduate and Ph.D Student.

May 7, 2020

  Hello everyone, My name is Leah Sparkman and I am a Havenwood Academy graduate. I attended Havenwood for a year from the summer of 2014- summer 2015. This means that around this month it has been about 5 years since I graduated from the program. I would like to offer some encouragement about the…

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Tools For Parenting Teens With Behavioral Disorders

Sep 24, 2019

You don’t have a teenager… You have a teenager with a behavior disorder. Parents, that is the first thing you need to understand. There is a difference between regular teenage behavior and what your teen and you are currently experiencing. Underneath the disorder there is a typical teenager so even though it may be hard,…

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4 Things I Selfishly Wish My Daughter Had Taught Me Sooner

Sep 10, 2019

It doesn’t matter how many books you read, how many classes you take, or how many people you talk to, nothing can really prepare you for the life-altering change that occurs when you have a baby. You expect to be the one teaching and guiding your children, but you quickly realize that you are actually…

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Helping Teens To Set And Achieve Worthwhile Goals

Aug 25, 2019

Most people start out the new year with the best of intentions — to study more, lose weight, adopt healthy eating habits or a host of other goals. However, within weeks or even days, those plans have fallen by the wayside, put away like Christmas decorations, only to be brought out the following year. Parents…

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