Launch of New Membership Structure Brings More Benefits and Easier Access to Services

National Safe Place Network (NSPN) spent 2020 addressing a Board-approved strategic plan goal of streamlining membership services. This goal was initiated in 2019 as a result of feedback received from licensed agencies and members over the last few years. Members indicated a strong preference for accessing specific resources rather than needing to invest in broader packages which may have resources redundant to knowledge already available. In addition, as communicated to and through the NSPN Advisory Board, NSPN affiliates asked for a simplified structure decreasing separation between Safe Place and membership supports.

In June of 2020, all members and licensed agencies were invoiced for a six-month period (July 1 through December 31) and informed that 2021 would see the launch of a new membership structure. NSPN is excited to announce the launch of its new membership structure.

  • There are only two NSPN membership options – individual and organization.
  • Varied packages (training, professional development, and organizational development) have been replaced with fee-for-service options ONLY available to NSPN members. The same services, resources, and more will still be available. Now, organizations are able to select what is needed most rather than investing in whole packages.

This new structure brings choice, cohesion, and increased community to our network. In anticipation of some questions, the NSPN team has shared information to assist you in this transition.

Registration is Now Open for the Emerging Leaders Institute 

Moving into the future with purpose. Are you ready to focus on your professional development?

The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is an interactive, web-based, six-week event for emerging leaders of youth and family service organizations to focus on the skills needed to support ongoing success. ELI offers online activities and learning sessions, small group discussions, peer networking, and individual coaching. ELI begins April 7, 2021, and is scheduled weekly through May 12, 2021. The deadline to register is March 19, 2021. Space is limited to ensure maximum opportunities for involvement for all participants. Registration will close once all seats are filled. Click here for more information on ELI.

Will you Support their Journey to Safety?

Right now, in your community, there are youth, like Amaya, who desperately need your help accessing safety. Prior to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Safe Place® provided a safety net for youth who were dealing with bullying, suicidal thoughts, homelessness, abuse, and neglect. Today, due to COVID-19, families are experiencing intensified containment measures and children are at a heightened risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and domestic violence. Situations like this can easily leave a young person needing someone to talk to – or a young person needing a safe place to go. There are many young people who have sought out safety from Safe Place. You can read about their “Journey to Safety” here. Your monetary contribution will help provide access to safety for youth in your community. Are you willing to help?

NSPN Partners for "Youth in Focus" Collaborative

NSPN is honored to be part of Youth in Focus, a collaborative aimed at changing the way adults fundamentally understand and relate to young people. Youth development experts will lead practical, brain-based trainings designed for social workers, educators, law enforcement, child welfare workers, parents, and guardians all over the U.S. and Canada. Learn more here!


NSPNsights - Serving Up Learning and Laughter to our Network

NSPN members have grown to love the monthly eNewsletter, Plugged-In; printed newsletter, NSPNsider; and periodic blog posts on NSPNsights. Now, these resources have merged together as NSPNsights. NSPN recognizes you get information that helps you learn, makes you laugh, encourages you to dream, and calls you to action from various sources and through different modalities. Whether you prefer to read, view, or listen – NSPNsights is your source for connecting to others who care. Blogs, podcasts, Facebook live sessions, and articles are available for you to choose what you want to experience and how.  Watch for links to new content coming soon.

NSPN. Your Needs, Your Network, Together We Can.

Opportunities to Connect

NSPN's community forum is available to NSPN members, licensed Safe Place® partners, and Safe Place® Ambassadors. Log in to NSPN Connect now to discuss topics of interest, share resources, and connect to access a strong network of support or find directions on how to use the forum at


NSPN Offering Internship Opportunities

NSPN accepts resumes for internship positions! You're invited to apply for an internship with Safe Place, a community-based program providing a safety-net for all youth in crisis, and NSPN Membership, the leading membership association of youth and family service organizations with 40 years of training and technical assistance excellence. Learn more at

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