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The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) was created in 1999 to serve as a national resource for programs and professionals assisting young people with emotional or behavioral difficulties. Since its inception we have grown from the 7 founding members to our current membership of more than 150 residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding schools, wilderness programs, outdoor therapeutic programs, and young adult programs. Additionally, we number several hundred individual members encompassing allied professionals, educational consultants, and program staff members.

NATSAP was founded to provide opportunities for private therapeutic programs and schools to collaborate, share information, exchange ideas and develop collegial relationships. NATSAP is an organization comprised of professionals striving to uphold ethical and best practice standards.

NATSAP is not a referral or placement agency. We are a volunteer membership organization supporting professionals and programs in their efforts to help troubled young people. NATSAP does not provide oversight of our member programs, believing that responsibility lies with the licensing and accrediting agencies.

As we continue to lead our association with effective and innovative membership services, we are excited to announce that NATSAP’s Membership Committee and Board of Directors have widened our scope by creating new membership categories and redefining our current levels of membership. These new categories will broaden our NATSAP family and expand the exchange of ideas and information. Moving forward, we ask you to spread the word of all NATSAP membership categories throughout your professional community. To view member services provided by NATSAP, please click here.

(Membership runs from July 1 thru June 30 annually.)

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We advocate by uniting members around the country to work on the most important issues facing the profession.

We initiate and manage programs with governmental and non-governmental agencies, presenting industry positions and supporting documentation on key issues.

News

 Benefit Alert: Wise Roots (9/16/2019) 
   

New Benefit!

Any member of NATSAP in good standing, whether affiliate or full membership, is entitled to receive a 20% discount off the full price of subscriptions to Wise Roots Parenting. This discount will be in the form of a unique code that can be applied at checkout and is transferable to NATSAP member programs’ client-parents.

To find out more about this partnership, please click here.


 Golden Thread Announcement (9/16/2019) 
   

Golden Thread is Here!

Mike Petree (Petree Consulting) recently held a webinar on “The Nuts and Bolts of the Golden Thread”. The Golden Thread is a comprehensive, integrated research software program that will weave its way with the client through all treatment processes. As a secondary benefit, it would join together the multiple professionals found in IECA, TCA, NATSAP, OBHC, and other supporting programs. Involving educational consultants will result in access to collecting data on clients who seek consulting services but do not end up using a program. Learn how you can be a part of the future of research at NATSAP! https://youtu.be/9f1SIwnhybY

 Welcome (5/1/2019) 
   

Welcome!

The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) is pleased to announce that we have a new Member Portal through iMIS, our electronic data management system. The Member Portal is a work in progress which will allow review of membership information and collaboration. As the membership functionality expands we plan to add more features to this new tool.

Participating members are given secure User IDs and passwords, enabling them to access the Portal to view their personal documents, and in some cases, the information of their company. If you should have any questions or concerns about the information within the portal, please feel free to contact the NATSAP Home Office at 301.986.8770 or info@natsap.org.

 TEACH-NOW Partnership (6/7/2019) 
   

NATSAP Partnership with TEACH-NOW

NATSAP is thrilled to discuss their many offerings we have for teachers at our member programs. One of the most interesting options is our latest collaboration with TEACH-NOW, in
order to increase high-quality certified teachers in NATSAP member programs and in schools around the globe!

TEACH-NOW’s five-star, 9-month certification program leads to a regular, renewable K-12 Teacher’s license, earned through a collaborative, activities based virtual program that includes a student teaching experience. TEACH-NOW also offers a dynamic 12-month Master’s Degree Program, focusing on Research/Literacy or Globalization, Special Education, ESL and Education Leadership and one on early childhood, teaching multilingual learners. The TEACH-NOW Graduate School of Education has been nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (http://deac.org) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (http://caepnet.org). These degree programs have been approved by Washington, DC’s Office of State Superintendent of Education (http://osse.dc.gov/) and the Arizona State Department of Education (http://www.azed.gov/highly-qualified-professionals/azboardapprovedprograms/).

NATSAP members are now eligible to receive a discount of 10% when applying for the TEACH-NOW program. Use this link to access the TEACH-NOW Home Page and begin the application process or contact TEACH-NOW to learn more about their program.


 News (4/24/2018) 
   

Association News

The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) is pleased to announce that we have a new Member Portal through iMIS, our electronic data management system. The Member Portal is a work in progress which will allow review of membership information and collaboration. As the membership functionality expands we plan to add more features to this new tool.

Participating members are given secure User IDs and passwords, enabling them to access the Portal to view their personal documents, and in some cases, the information of their company. If you should have any questions or concerns about the information within the portal, please feel free to contact the NATSAP Home Office at 301.986.8770 or info@natsap.org.