Lehi, UT (PRWEB) July 1, 2008
The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs 2008 Utah Regional Conference was held Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. The title of this conference was ''Strengthening Families in Crisis.'' In attendance were NATSAP Alumni Advisory Council members Beth McGrotha, Trevor Heaton, and Donelyn Gamble. They presented a panel entitled ''The Vision of Healing Families.''
This is the second conference attended by Alumni Advisory Council members. The NATSAP 2008 National Conference held in Savannah, Georgia was attended by Beth McGrotha, Trevor Heaton, Kelly Nielsen, Dr. Eva Pappas, Kaitlyn Currence, and Donelyn Gamble. At this conference, the members of the Council shared their experiences relating to therapeutic programs and expressed their vision of alumni relations to the member programs.
About the Alumni Advisory Council
The purpose of the NATSAP Alumni Advisory Council is to assist NATSAP and member programs to improve services and raise the bar in providing the highest quality therapeutic programming for current and alumni families. The Council seeks to assist NATSAP in its endeavors in defining and realizing its mission, vision, and other goals, to aid in advocacy for therapeutic programs, and to represent NATSAP in outreach and education to professional and community resources.
NATSAP was created in January 1999 to serve as a national resource for programs and professionals who assist young people beleaguered by emotional and behavioral difficulties. NATSAP publishes an annual directory listing all of its member programs. The directory serves to inform health care professionals and families about the many residential placement alternatives available to help struggling young people. NATSAP is not an accrediting or licensing body. We are a volunteer membership organization supporting professionals and programs in their efforts to help troubled young people.
For more information about NATSAP and our member organizations, visit the NATSAP website at http://www.natsap.org or call our public relations office at (770) 435-8464.