What is SAP?
Student Assistance Programs are state mandated in all secondary schools in Pennsylvania. These programs identify issues, including alcohol, drugs and others, which pose a barrier to a student’s learning and school success.
Student Assistance is not a treatment program; but rather, a process using techniques to mobilize school resources to remove barriers. Where the problem is beyond the scope of the school, this program assists the parent/student with information so they may access services within the community.
How does the program work?
Referral to the team by:
- Another staff member
- Identify barriers to learning
- Parent notification / consent / involvement
- Possible interview with student (with parent consent)
- Possible intervention with parents and student
- Possible referral for support services
What are the benefits of the Student Assistance Program?
- Help foster a team approach to problem solving
- Enhance positive school experiences for all students
- Provide support for parents and students
- Unify staff, parents and students in working together to foster student achievement
What is the role of the parent?
- To be a part of the decision-making process
- To help implement interventions when appropriate
- To provide additional information
Drug and Alcohol concerns?
Contact: SAP Office – 610-965-1650 ext. 21926
Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program – www.sap.state.pa.us/