Hillside Is Proud to be a Member of NATSAP

On behalf of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, Hillside has been accepted as a NATSAP Full Member.

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. Their vision is a nation of healthy children through inspiring, nurturing, and advancing the courageous work of our schools and programs.

The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) was created in January of 1999 to serve as a national resource for programs and professionals assisting young people beleaguered by emotional and behavioral difficulties. The Association is governed by an elected, volunteer Board of Directors comprised of representatives from the NATSAP membership. Members of NATSAP include therapeutic schools, residential treatment programs, wilderness therapy programs, outdoor therapeutic programs, young adult programs and home-based residential programs.

NATSAP requires members To be licensed by the appropriate state agency authorized to set and oversee standards of therapeutic and/or behavioral healthcare for youth and adolescents or accredited by a nationally recognized behavioral health accreditation agency and to have therapeutic services with oversight by qualified clinicians.