TAPP Community

National Safe Place Network’s Technical Assistance for Programs by Programs (TAPP) Community is the gathering of middle managers and program leaders from across the country to address identified needs of programs. TAPP, offered since 1977, is unique in honoring the importance of the middle-manager in ensuring success, accountability, and effective programmatic efforts toward positive youth outcomes.

Middle managers are the vital link between front line staff and executive leaders. The responsibilities of middle managers require the ability to meet varied expectations from both sides while also serving as a conduit for practice and policy changes.

TAPP demonstrates NSPN’s recognition of the ability of a group of middle managers to create effective solutions and innovative strategies if simply given the time to network and listen to each other.

TAPP Community events are planned by NSPN staff and individuals who are currently serving as program managers or supervisors. Content of this networking opportunity has included:

  • Middle managers – Building bridges not divides
  • Enhancing skills in staff development
  • Pitching ideas to leadership
  • Trauma-informed care – Beyond the philosophy.

The next gathering of the TAPP Community is scheduled for fall, 2021 and is currently planned as a virtual event.

If you are interested in helping plan or participate in the TAPP Community, please contact [email protected].