Registration Open for Focus 2018: "Heart of the Matter"

NSPN's national conference, Focus 2018: "Heart of the Matter," will take place July 18-20, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Registration is now open with early bird discounts ending March 31. Learn more about Focus 2018 at:

Share your Expertise at Focus 2018

Are you an expert in the youth and services field and interested in sharing your knowledge to a wide variety of youth and family service providers from around the country? Join us at Focus 2018 “Heart of the Matter” as a workshop presenter. Check out the conference tracks here. The deadline to submit workshop proposals is March 2, 2018.

Nominate Someone Making a Difference in the Lives of Youth

Nominations are now open for the 2018 NSPN Awards. Youth service professionals, volunteers, and community organizations constantly work to strengthen youth and families in communities across the country. NSPN is honored to recognize those making a difference in the lives of youth and families. Visit to learn more and nominate a deserving candidate.

Registration Open for Emerging Leaders Institute

Are you new to your role as a Shift Leader, Manager, Supervisor, or Director? If so, the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) provides a great opportunity for you to learn and develop skills needed to support ongoing success. This institute is designed to help each individual learn how to tap into leadership styles, practices, and decisions; understand the impact of your role in relationships; demonstrate leadership with supervisees through proactive and positive guidance; manage stress, uncertainty, and expectations of others through a multitude of tools, including individual coaching. Register today at

A New Home for NSPNsights

NSPNsights has a new home! NSPN spent time in 2017 creating and launching three new websites. While most of the changes were behind-the-scenes, they helped create a more efficient structure to support the storage and delivery of information. One of the enhancements included the ability to house NSPN’s blog, NSPNsights. If you previously subscribed to NSPNsights on Wordpress, please check out the new home at For fun, take a look at five of the most popular blog posts of 2017:

New Opportunities to Connect

NSPN has launched a new community forum for NSPN members. All members with the following packages can network using NSPN Connect

  • Base member
  • Organizational Development member
  • Professional Development member
  • Training Center member
  • All-in-One member
If your organization is an NSPN member, log in to NSPN Connect now to discuss topics of interest, share resources, and connect to access a strong network of support.

National Youth Advisory Board Collaboration Committee Celebrates One Year

The National Youth Advisory Board Collaboration Committee (YCC) Turns ONE this month! Over the past year, YCC has participated in the development of the new Safe Place website, provided feedback to Family and Youth Services (FYSB) initiatives to help strengthen intake processes, lent their voice during the Innovation Circles project to help youth service organizations strive for cultural excellence, and begun planning for Focus 2018 where we’ll introduce a new Youth Empowerment track – specifically dedicated to young people (there will even be a time capsule opening!).  To celebrate the birthday of YCC, NSPN has opened a forum just for YCC members, YCC Connect. The forum provides a great opportunity for YCC members to connect between calls.

YCC is open to all youth advisory boards, including boards of youth actively participating in services. If you have a youth advisory board and are interested in signing up, visit

YCC typically meets from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. eastern on Wednesdays (on scheduled months). The team would like to receive feedback each year as the meeting schedule is created. Please feel free to share your preferred meeting time(s) here:

NSPN Offering Internship Opportunities

NSPN is now accepting resumes for three 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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When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to National Safe Place Network. When an eligible purchase is made, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price. Support NSPN and help keep youth safe, every time you shop.

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