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NATSAP Partners with John Reuben's STICC
« on: December 14, 2011, 05:52:57 PM »
A press release on NATSAP's website:

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NATSAP Partners with Like-Minded Nonprofit Dedicated to "Saving Teens"
September 15, 2011 By Sara Yokie

Bethesda, MD, February 28, 2011 The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP), a not-for-profit membership organization composed of residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding schools, and wilderness programs geared primarily to assist troubled teenagers and their families, has announced a partnership with Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative (STICC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2004 to assist families of teens struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues. The partnership will help families who could not otherwise afford services for their troubled teens get the help they so desperately need.

"We are delighted to announce this partnership," said Cliff Brownstein, Executive Director of NATSAP. "Our organization has been looking to work together with another nonprofit for some time, specifically to help less fortunate families. STICC's 501(c)(3) designation allows them to accept charitable contributions as a foundation, whereas we cannot, so this partnership provides a perfect solution."

STICC works with health organizations, educational consultants, wilderness programs, boarding schools, rehabilitation centers and educational lawyers to fund and support families who need therapeutic intervention for their struggling teens. Most of STICC's funds come from families who have sought help through professionals or attended programs, have achieved excellent results, and are then looking for a way to help other families access these opportunities as well. Many professionals and programs will subsequently provide partial scholarships for the family.

NATSAP had previously looked into starting their own nonprofit foundation that could accept donations, but decided that partnering with an already established one with proven results was a more efficient way to achieve their goals. NATSAP reviewed several well-qualified organizations with missions comparative to STICC, and finally determined that STICC matched their criteria, both from a mission and a results standpoint.

Under the partnership, STICC will serve as an independent foundation arm of the NATSAP organization. NATSAP will actively recommend Saving Teens to its member programs as the preferred outlet for philanthropic donations. NATSAP's member programs will be encouraged to utilize Savings Teens as the recipient of any family or program donations or fundraising events. These donations will be tax-deductable.

"It is a great honor to work with NATSAP and be referred by them as an organization that is worthy of their trust," said STICC Founder and President John Reuben. "This relationship will enable Saving Teens to reach many more people who understand the value of the high quality care that NATSAP member programs offer families. We hope to present an opportunity to them to contribute to Saving Teens, and its mission of making these invaluable services available to less fortunate families."


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Re: NATSAP Partners with John Reuben's STICC
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 04:32:58 PM »
NATSAP and Whooter, what a match made in hell, hahahahaha...

This partnership seems like a straightforward attempt to circumvent tax law. The only thing NATSAP cares about, as evidenced by their own article, is that it is a 501c(3) organization. I foresee lots and lots of money being moved back and forth.
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Saving Teens Receives Grant For Funding Student Enrollment..
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 09:55:12 PM »
Quote from: "Pile of Dead Kids"
NATSAP and Whooter, what a match made in hell, hahahahaha...

This partnership seems like a straightforward attempt to circumvent tax law. The only thing NATSAP cares about, as evidenced by their own article, is that it is a 501c(3) organization. I foresee lots and lots of money being moved back and forth.
I agree.

I also noticed that emphasis in the above press release is on a personal, familial source for STICC's funds:

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Most of STICC's funds come from families who have sought help through professionals or attended programs, have achieved excellent results, and are then looking for a way to help other families access these opportunities as well. Many professionals and programs will subsequently provide partial scholarships for the family..."[/list][/size]
It's curious that no mention is made of STICC's possible solicitation of OJJDP grants.

Their success in obtaining such a grant a few years back was... a never ending source of pride, let alone a seemingly never ending cited factor of implied credibility in quite a few of their communiques. E.g., the below 2006 press release from StrugglingTeens.com:

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Press Release

SAVING TEENS IN CRISIS COLLABORATIVE
Sudbury, Massachusetts


Saving Teens Receives Grant For Funding Student Enrollment To Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Contact:
Patricia R. Abreu
Executive Director
617-699-8245
877-249-1336
http://www.savingteens.org


August 28, 2006

To our Therapeutic Boarding Schools:

Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative (STICC) has just been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This ensures that we will begin funding at least one child within a few weeks.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

Therapeutic Boarding Schools have a great opportunity to be a part of saving our first family, and share in that public recognition and prestige through the Saving Teens network of contributors, providers, referring parties, parents, and the government institutions that support us.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

A condition of our federal funding is that the therapeutic boarding schools we select for our teens employ Evidence Based Practices (EBPs).

Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Life Skills Training (LST), and Functional Family Therapy (FFT) are but a few of the hundreds of treatments that meet this standard.

It is not required that EBPs be the only treatments used! Both Saving Teens and our funding organizations recognize that both EBPs and treatments supported by clinical expertise and professional consensus, such as 12-step relapse-prevention programs, are needed to meet the needs of troubled teens.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To be considered by STICC's educational consultants for our first and future placements, please email information@savingteens.org as soon as possible to advise us if your therapeutic boarding school is using any Evidence Based Practices.

RESOURCES

Below are links to websites that list hundreds of EBPs and Model Programs.

If you are unsure as to whether any of your current treatments are EBPs, please feel free to contact us so that we can help you evaluate your therapies.

Thank you very much for your assistance. We look forward to working with you and to saving teens!

Sincerely,

John D. Reuben, Founder and President
Patricia R. Abreu, Executive Director

LINKS:

American Psychological Association

National Research Institute (NRI) Center for Mental Health Quality and Accountability

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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    Publishers Note: Woodbury Reports Inc. will publish a list of Therapeutic and Emotional Growth Boarding Schools that use Evidence Based Practices when Saving Teens provides us with the list they are developing.  Both government agencies and public school districts that reimburse parents for private placement already require the use of Empirically Supported Treatments, and we expect that referring professionals and the parents themselves will start routinely start asking for this information as well.

    ~Lon Woodbury, Woodbury Reports, Inc.
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