Student Assistance Program

NRHS Student Assistance Program


The Student Assistance Program is a free and confidential service that provides an on-site counselor who identify and assist students experiencing personal stressors that can impede their school performance, and negatively impact their social and emotional well-being.

    Mental Health Counselors- Help individuals work through personal concerns or promote self-positivity. They provide therapy, assessment, diagnosis, substance abuse treatment, and crisis management.

    Drug & Alcohol Counselors- Help educate and develop treatment plans for individuals to help them better cope with their struggles. Counselors seek to identify triggers through harm-reduction choices to decrease high-risk behaviors and increase appropriate coping strategies.

Counseling sessions take place during the school day; 1:1 or in a small group format using solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques.


How to make a referral?

Referrals are made by administrators, school counselors, teachers, parents/guardians and the student themselves directly to the SAP Counselor via phone call, email or stop in.


Discussion Topics:

Alcohol and/or Drug Misuse—personal, family, or friends

School, Friends, Family and/or Home Stressors

Mental Health Concerns and/or Diagnosis

Anger Concerns

Self-Esteem 

Crisis Management

Self-harming Behaviors

Behavior Processing

Community Resources

 

Confidentiality:

Disclosure of Certain InformationRecords and information relating to the mental health of an individual are confidential and privileged to the patient, and may only be disclosed in accordance with the statute. 

Treatment for Drug Abuse : Any minor 12 years of age or older may voluntarily submit himself to treatment for drug dependency, without consent from guardian but no reports or records or information contained therein shall be discoverable by the state in any criminal prosecution.

  Reasons to break confidentiality:

      Someone is hurting you

      Someone you know is being hurt

      You're going to hurt someone/ yourself

      You give me permission to share with a trusted adult


Helpful Links:

Mental Health Tips & Tricks

You've got mental health concerns, now what?

Substance Misuse Tips & Tricks


Ms. Kali Dore

kdore@sau4.org

744-6006 x1504