2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 55 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

InnerChange and Lake House Academy.

Check out the latest news from InnerChange:

InnerChange is delighted to announce that Lake House Academy, a therapeutic boarding school serving girls ages 10-14, has joined the InnerChange family of programs. We are committed to our vision to heal generations by providing caring, family-oriented and quality-focused residential programs. Lake House Academy embodies this commitment to heal generations by reconnecting young girls and their families and nurturing the skills needed to be healthy young women. This exciting partnership broadens InnerChange’s reach to help more families achieve long term change and healing. Lake House Academy establishes InnerChange’s presence on the East Coast, providing an opportunity for students who live in the eastern United States to receive care closer to home​. 

Lake House Academy is an innovative program designed specifically for young girls, located in Ashville, North Carolina. Lake House embodies InnerChange’s CORE philosophy of care that effective healing must be systemic, outcome-based, experiential, and relational. Lake House Academy provides approximately 15 hours of counseling per week for its students and their families. They hold an academic and therapeutic accreditation with the National Independent Private Schools Association.

Please join us in welcoming Lake House Academy to the InnerChange family!



New Board Members!

Please join us in congratulating the following NATSAP members on their election to our Board of Directors. We are excited about having them join the Board and look forward to their ideas, input, and support:

Jared Balmer, Waypoint Academy, Huntsville, Utah

Carol Santa, Montana Academy, Marion, Montana

Larry Carter, Logan River Academy, Logan, Utah

Penny James, Explorations, Trout Creek, Montana

Patrick Barrasso, In Balance Ranch Academy, Tucson, Arizona

Sarah Norfleet, Chamberlain International School, Middleboro, Massachusetts

The 2014 Fall Youth Advocate is Here!

We are pleased to show you the Winter 2014 issue of the Youth Advocate. This issue contains information about the election results, NATSAP priority legislation in Congress and the latest on the Government Relations Committee’s action on the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children.


The Youth Advocate is a periodically-published bulletin that contains information on government relations issues that may have a direct impact on our association’s members.


Please feel free to distribute it to your colleagues and friends.

Are you planning to exhibit at the 2015 annual conference? Exhibit spaces are filling up fast.

Click Here to become an exhibitor at the 2015 NATSAP Annual Conference!  Click Here to view the Exhibitor Prospectus and Exhibitor Map

Following is the current list of registered exhibitors:

  1. American Healthcare Lending
  2. Austen Riggs Center
  3. CBI Insurance
  4. CooperRiis Healing Community
  5. GroupRX
  6. Hawley & Associates
  7. The Joint Commission
  8. Lindner Center of HOPE
  9. Parent Coach Professionals
  10. Rose Hill Center
  11. Spectrum College Transition Program
  12. Sweetwater Program
  13. Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch

Register now!

Registration is open and you are encouraged to register now!  Click here to register online.

Program Schedule

For the 2015 Annual Conference, NATSAP is excited to offer over 42 breakout sessions!  The full program schedule is now available. Click here to view.

2015 Keynote Speaker Announced

Dr. John Townsend

Psychologist, Author, Speaker

About Dr. John Townsend: Author/Co-Author of 26 books selling 6 million copies, including the best seller Boundaries

Radio Co-Host:  Nationally-syndicated talk show “New Life Live”

Hotel & Travel Info

The 2015 NATSAP Annual Conference will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. The world-class Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is located on the banks of the Cumberland River, in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee—Music City, USA. The world-famous Grand Ole Opry is located next to the hotel; top shopping and entertainment are just minutes away.  NATSAP has reserved a block of discounted rooms at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center for your convenience during the 2015 Annual Conference. All NATSAP educational sessions and the exhibit area will be in the Tennessee meeting space of the Gaylord.

  • Single/Double Occupancy Rooms: $169 plus applicable state and local taxes
  • Premium Rooms: $234 plus applicable state and local taxes

These rates are available three days prior and three days after the conference dates.  Cut-off date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015.  Please note: There is no guarantee that rooms will still be available until January 14, 2015. Please reserve your room early.  The group code to receive the preferred rate is NATSAP/National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.  Click here to make your hotel reservation.

Airport Shuttle

NATSAP has negotiated a 20% discounted rate for Conference attendees for the Gaylord Opryland’s Airport Shuttle service. Gaylord Opryland offers daily roundtrip shuttle service from the Nashville International Airport to the hotel. Look for the Gaylord Opryland Welcome Desk on the lower level of the airport between the two escalators. An agent can assist with your travel needs and ticket purchase, or use our kiosk by the welcome desk.

If an agent is not available, you can find the resort shuttle immediately to the left as you exit the front door of the lower level of the airport.

Daily Shuttle Schedule

  • 5 a.m. – 11 p.m. (departs every 30 minutes)
  • Daily express shuttle service: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (departs every 20 minutes). Based on demand.

The cost for NATSAP Conference attendee is $32 per person, round-trip fare. Click here for information on purchasing shuttle tickets.

Airline Discount for Conference Attendees

NATSAP conference attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the conference. Book your travel between November 15, 2014 & January 20, 2015 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts are available for travel February 3, 2015 through February 9, 2015.)

Click here to take advantage of the discounted rates and book now!

By flying Southwest Airlines, as a National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

  • 25% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards
  • No baggage fees (first two bags)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
  • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT

To take advantage of this offer, click this link: http://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99284592

To make a reservation over the phone, contact the SWABIZ helpdesk at 888-479-2249 and have the CID for the event which is: 99284592.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in participating as a Conference sponsor?  There are still several opportunities available for your consideration. Click here for specific information regarding sponsorship opportunities, or contact melissa@natsap.org.

Advertising Opportunities

New this year! Opportunities to advertise in the conference program booklet are available.  Click here for details.