Student Assistance Program

What is SAP?

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to assist students who are experiencing difficulty with their academic, social, and interpersonal lives.

                                                               

Who refers students?    

*Teachers

*Counselors

*Administrators    

*Parents

*Friends

*Self

 
Why are students referred?

*Academic difficulties

*Drug and alcohol issues

*Diminished interest in hobbies, activities, friends

*Lack of coping skills

*Anger management issues

*Lack of appropriate social skills

*Death of a loved one

*Need for peer support
 
How is a referral made?
            The person referring the student contacts the student's counselor. 
 
How does SAP work?

*The SAP team receives a referral for a student. Information is gathered from teachers, counselors, and administrators regarding the student’s academic and social behaviors. The reason for the referral is always kept confidential.

 

*The counselor with then meet with the student to discuss the referral, keeping the referring person’s name confidential. The SAP program is described to the student at this time.

 

*The student then decides if he or she wants to participate in SAP and receive its services. Parent is notified that the student has been referred and the parent signs a release form. Participation is strictly voluntary.

 

*Services that are deemed appropriate for the student are then carried out.

 

What services are provided?

*Educational support groups - topics may include: grief, coping skills, problem solving, anger management, changing families, friendships, drug/alcohol abuse prevention

 

*Assessments with a representative from the Adolescent Central Intake Unit which could include:
screenings for depression, mental health problems, alcohol and drug issues

 

*Family and/or individual counseling referrals for outside services