National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs

The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) represents a variety of programs and schools providing treatment to over 4,600 clients across North America. Our members include therapeutic schools, residential treatment schools, wilderness programs, outdoor therapeutic programs, young adult programs and home-based residential programs working with troubled teens and troubled adolescents. Our programs are dedicated to providing the highest quality services to the people and families they serve. This website serves as a resource to parents and professionals for information on our various programs and the families they serve.

MISSION: The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs serves as an advocate and resource for innovative organizations which devote themselves to society's need for the effective care and education of struggling young people and their families.

VISION: Our vision is a nation of healthy children. We are the voice inspiring, nurturing, and advancing the courageous work of our schools and programs.

NATSAP’s Role: 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.

The Benefits of Membership

NATSAP offers a wide array of member service designed to assist programs and individuals with professional growth and business management, all geared to ultimately providing enhanced services to clients. Member services include: National & Regional Conferences, Link 'n Learn, Newsletters, print & electronic directories, government representation, committee participation, and so much more!

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2014 Midwest Regional Conference

Interested in attending the 2014 Midwest Regional Conference in Clayton, MO? Click on the following link to learn more about the conference!


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