Accreditations and Memberships

Trails Carolina has memberships and accreditations in leading organizations in our industry. These organizations audit our program, provide best practices, and help families feel confident that Trails is providing high quality care.

Trails Carolina is a NATSAP Member

NATSAP is not a referral or placement agency, but is a membership organization supporting professionals and programs in their efforts to help troubled young people. NATSAP’s membership focuses on the support, facilitation, and setting of national standards.

Trails Carolina has evolved since it’s inception to serve the growing needs and numbers of struggling young people. NATSAP and its members have been working with their state legislatures to ensure the appropriate licensure and regulation of programs that serve children and adolescents.

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Academic Accreditation: A Unique Trails Wilderness Feature

Trails Carolina is unique among most wilderness programs in that our academic curriculum is accredited by AdvancEd.  This academic accreditation helps ensure successful transfer of academic work at Trails to a student’s next school.

AdvancED provides accreditation for Trails’ academic curriculum and also performs on-site reviews to ensure Trails maintains high standards.

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Trails Carolina safety and standards are high and now CARF accredited

Trails Carolina underwent a rigorous accreditation process with CARF, an independent accrediting agency. Being CARF accredited requires high standards for safety, business practices, and services. T his accreditation helps families feel confident that Trails has the commitment to excellence and quality in our programming.

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Trails Carolina is an excellent program to help those in need

The Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council promotes program standards, ethics, and risk management. OBH also facilitates outcome research on the efficacy of wilderness programs.

Teenagers who are challenged with mental health, behavioral issues and/or substance abuse can benefit from attendance in one of our member programs. Our members are committed to the utilization of outdoor modalities combined with therapeutic interventions to assist adolescents that their families to make positive changes.

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The Better Business Bureau declares Trails Carolina as an accredited business

The Better Business Bureau is a trusted leader that sets standards for marketplace trust and encourages best practices by educating businesses. The BBB’s mission is the create a marketplace of trustworthy establishments.

According to the Better Business Bureau, Trails Carolina is an accredited business with an A+ rating.

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Licensed with the Department of Health and Human Services

Trails Carolina is proud to be licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. By obtaining this license Trails Carolina is registered and accredited within the state to provide services to families.

Working with licensure and accrediting agencies increases the confidence that families place in Trails Carolina. We pride ourselves by adhering to strong operating, hiring, and field practices. The Department of Health and Human services aims to aid businesses such as ours to operate seamlessly by offering their support and services. At Trails, we have created a challenging hiring process that ensures all employees are hand selected and also uphold all of our licensure agreements.

The Health and Human Services department acts with objective eyes to promote positive systems for the students in our care at Trails Carolina.

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Graham Shannonhouse
Executive Director, Founder
Jeniveve Rollins – LCSW
Clinical Director
Jason McKeown
Family Therapist, Clinical Director
Aleshka Cleveland
Business Development & Marketing
Shalene Pierce
Primary Therapist
Ashley Brown
Primary Therapist
Todd Green
Primary Therapist
Derry O’Kane
Primary Therapist
Jeremy Whitworth
Program Director
Steve O’Neil
Ecology Specialist
Anne Westall
Equine Specialist

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Audrey T., Student