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Northwest Regional Conference

Northwest Regional Conference

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The NATSAP Northwest Regional Conference will be held from Thursday, June 15th to Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, in Bend, Oregon.  

The conference will kick off with our Pre-Conference activities on Thursday, June 15th! Pick up your registration packet for the Bend Regional Conference, then Paddle Board on the Deschutes River!  Welcome Event and Registration will be from 4pm-6pm at Tumalo Creek and Kayak: 805 SW Industrial Way, Bend, OR 97702. Food and Drinks will also be provided! The conference will resume on Friday, June 16th with a full day of educational sessions as well as presentations of the Northwest Regional Awards in Excellence! If you would like to attend the Northwest Regional Conference, please see below for specific registration rate information:


Early Bird



Registrant Type:

Prior to May 14th

After May 14th






Regular (Non-Member)




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Online Registration will close on June 9th. Onsite Registration will be available. 

Conference Lodging Info: 
Hampton Inn & Suites Bend
730 SW Columbia St
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 388-3000

Please reference NATSAP to receive the discounted conference rates of: Single/Double $239 per night

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Please CLICK HERE for information on exhibiting at this dynamic conference and CLICK HERE for information regarding sponsorship opportunities! 

Conference Program

Thursday, June 15th – Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Welcome Event – Dinner & Paddle Boarding on the Deschutes River


Friday, June 16th - Hampton Inn & Suites


8:00 – 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:20 AM

Welcome & NATSAP Updates
Sabrina Hadeed and Sarah Casson Rush, Northwest Conference Chairs
Megan Stokes, NATSAP

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Breakout Session A1

Leading for Sustainability
Presenter: Mark McGuiness, Thrive Treatment Consulting

Breakout Session A2
Healing the Healers: Program and Personal Strategies for Recognizing and Resolving the Realities of Burn-out
Presenter: Clark Hammond, Kaizen RTC

10:30 – 10:45 AM


10:45 AM – 11:45 PM

Breakout Session B1
Witnessing and Promoting Healing in Traumatized Youth
Presenter: Suzy Rosen


Breakout Session B2
Walking Out of the Woods: Young Adult Community Integration and Transition from Wilderness
Presenters: Steve Goulding and Ricky Becker, New Vision Wilderness


12:00 -1:00 PM


1:00 – 2:00 PM


Dr. Joseph Barrett

2:00 – 2:15 PM


2:15 – 3:15 PM

Breakout Session C1
Nurturing Critical Thinking Through Creative and Immersive Learning.
Presenter: Joshua Goldstein, Jason Graham, Kim May, Katie Silver; New Leaf Academy

Breakout Session C2

The Forgotten Family: A Proactive Approach For Family Treatment in Residential Care
Presenter: Jim Holsomback, Paradigm Malibu

3:15 – 3:30 PM


3:30 – 4:30 PM

Breakout Session D1
Knowledge and Connection = Learning: Embodied Teachers - Vessels of Change
Presenters: Jennifer Ziesz and Kelli Cormack, Asheville Academy for Girls

Breakout Session D2

Organizational Health
Presenters: Brad Simpson, Sunrise RTC

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks


Excellence in Service Awards!

We are excited to remind you about the Excellence in Service Awards.  This is a great way to pay tribute to those in our organizations who play such vital roles “behind the scenes” but who may not get the spotlight very often. To do this, we need your help!  To submit one or more of your outstanding staff, please email Sarah Casson Rush ([email protected]) with the following information:

1.  Staff name, program and job title.  
2.  Staff photo.  
3.  A short description of qualities that make this an outstanding staff.    

A few examples and/or quotes would be great! All submissions are due by Friday, June 9th.  The Conference Committee will select two program persons, one in a direct care capacity and one in an education capacity. Each recipient will receive a gift from NATSAP for their talent and dedication to the students and families we serve.  Thank you for taking this opportunity to recognize your staff that are doing exceptional work!  
6/15/2017 - 6/16/2017
Hampton Inn & Suites Bend

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