TITLE: “How the Performing Arts Positively Impact Youth in Treatment”
SPECIAL GUESTS: Glen Zaugg President and CEO of Heritage Schools in Provo Utah
Allen and Dr. Melody Fox discuss with Glen Zaugg Heritage School’s use of the performing arts as a tool to boost the therapeutic treatment of adolescents. 40 to 60 students participate in a full length Broadway production. The students receive professional direction, choreography and music coaching and instruction during the rehearsal process. The rewards are significant; a boost in self-esteem helps them in their therapeutic treatment, helps them in investing in treatment and change and gives them a sense of accomplishment by doing something they probably wouldn’t have the opportunity to do otherwise.
ABOUT HERITAGE SCHOOLS – Heritage is a residential treatment center for adolescent boys and girls with serious mental health and education issues. Glen has been with Heritage for over 18 years. He has extensive experience in administrating a treatment center for at-risk adolescents. Glen is also the current President of NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs) Headquartered in Maryland. NATSAP has over 150 member organizations nationwide.