Student Assistance

WHAT is the CARE Team??

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a systematic response to students' problems in our school. Many students are troubled by problems which not only interfere with their educational performance, but with their physical, social, and emotional development as well. When students are troubled, so are teachers, counselors, and school staff. Help is needed for those students having difficulties and for staff members dealing with those students.

At Conemaugh Townshp Middle School, our SAP Team is called the CARE Team.

CARE TEAM MEMBERS

Mrs. Birkhimer

Ms. Borsa

Mrs. DeBiase

Mr. Foster

Mr. McGough

Mr. Kramer

Ms. Gearhart

Mrs. Mates

Mrs. Williamson

Mr. Zambanini

Sarah Bittner -Drug & Alcohol Liason

Cindy Barr-Children and Youth Liason

Dawn Fochman-Bedford Somerset MH/MR Liason

WHO can make referrals??

School Staff

Student's parents

Peers (i.e. other students)

The student

HOW do you make a referral??

There are a few options for making referrals.

#1 Pick up a referral form in the nurses office, main office, guidance office, or library. Return that completed form to a teacher or school staff member...OR place it in the CARE Team box in the guidance office.

#2 Print a referral from from this website. Return that completed form to a teacher or school staff member...OR place it in the CARE Team box in the guidance office.

#3 Make a verbal referral to any teacher, school staff member, or the guidance counselor.

#4 Email a referral to any teacher, school staff member, or the guidance counselor.

**Referrals can be anonymous:)

WHAT happens then??

The team gathers information. Parent permission must be obtained before the CARE Team can interview the referred student. The CARE Team will continue to monitor the student and provide support when needed.

**Confidentiality between the student and the CARE Team shall be maintained in the best interest of the student.