February 22, 2018
In response to the tragic events in Parkland, FL last week, we, as individuals and on behalf of the PASAP Board of Directors, felt compelled to write a letter to the public.
Student Assistance Programs in our schools in Pennsylvania can and do play a significant role in reducing the at-risk behaviors and issues that could lead to similar acts of violence. This article has been submitted to several newspapers throughout our Commonwealth with the hopes that it will assist in informing the public about the SAP Program.
SAP is designed to accept referrals and intervene with students experiencing issues that pose a barrier to a student’s learning and/or school and life success and, in turn, assist the student and family with accessing the needed supports to overcome these barriers. The ultimate goal of the SAP team is to reduce the possibility of a student falling between the cracks and potentially causing harm to self or others.
Please feel free to share this article with your school board, school/agency administration, teachers and staff, parents and community.
Thank you for all you do each day to make a difference in the lives of the youth of our Commonwealth and for your support of SAP and PASAP. Don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can be of any assistance.
Click this link to download a copy of our letter SAP Editorial Letter.docx.
Lisa M. Sviben Miller, President
Terry L. Kerr, Executive Director