GAP-X allows staff at participating US and foreign programs to essentially "swap spots" for a month - Enjoy travel to far-flung locales, immerse in a different culture and, most importantly, work, teach and learn alongside their counterparts at partner program(s) in order to bring the essence of their experiences back to share with their home colleagues and facility. -Ben Levenson, Chairman
Philanthropically Impacting the World Through the Lens of Mental Healthcare, Trauma-Reduction and Addiction Treatment
The Levenson Foundation
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Levenson Foundation is committed to helping close professional divides including medical, clinical and spiritual best practices in treatment as well as challenging cultural, ethnic, political, international and religious gaps that inhibit the advancement of the addiction treatment sciences both domestically and abroad.
GAP-X, an acronym for "Global Addiction Professional Exchange", is essentially an addiction professional's exchange program, funded by TLF, designed to foster the bi-lateral exchange of practitioners, including physicians, therapists, nurses and administrators, between our participating high-quality US-based providers and the wonderful addiction treatment programs we fund and support around the world. GAP-X allows staff at participating US and foreign programs to apply to essentially "swap spots" for a month - travel, live and work alongside their counterparts at the partner program(s). Imagine, being accepted to go spend up to one month abroad working in participating partner programs located in areas such as Israel, Palestinian Territories (West Bank), Africa, Croatia, South America and Caribbean countries like Jamaica!
Live Blogging/Journal by Participants and Conference Presentations
Additionally, all participants will blog on this site about their experiences in real-time and thanks to C4 Recovery Solutions, (and hopefully soon, other associations like NAATP, TAAP, Moments of Change, etc) when GAP-X participants complete their internships we bring that "class" together to enjoy and present at major conferences on their experiences in order to share the fruit with conference attendees.
We've had about seven participants to date as we've piloted and refined the program; we are now ready to formalize and launch it. Stay tuned for galleries, downloadable applications, blogs, articles and more on this fun and heartfelt program!
To learn more about GAP-X, our professional participation criteria, and obtain an application, contact Mr. Jaime Loera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Global Addiction Professional Exchange Program
Exchanging Promising Addiction Professionals from
Around the World for the Betterment of US and
Developing World-based Providers