Trails is working to ensure high quality programs

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.
Trails Membership with NATSAP:
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 and that serve children and adolescents. And, effective January 1, 2009 all NATSAP members must meet the following criteria:

  • 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
  • Have therapeutic services with oversight by a qualified clinician
  • Aspire NATSAP Ethical Principles and NATSAP Principles of Good Practice

NATSAP’s membership focuses on the support, facilitation and setting of national standards.


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