What is the Student Assistance Program (SAP)?
Pennsylvania’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success.
The primary goal of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) is to help students overcome these barriers in order that they may achieve, remain in school and advance.
SAP is a systemic process using techniques to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. The core of the program is a professionally trained team, including school staff and liaisons from community alcohol and drug and mental health agencies. SAP team members are trained to identify problems, determine whether or not the presenting problem lies within the responsibility of the school and to make recommendations to assist the student and the parent. When the problem lies beyond the scope of the school, the SAP team will assist the parent and student so they may access services within the community. The student assistance team members do not diagnose, treat or refer to treatment; but they may refer for a screening or an assessment for treatment.
The members of the SAP/ HELP TEAM are:
Miss Mary Clare Piatak - Teacher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Miss Kelly Mack - Guidance Counselor (email@example.com)
Sister Veronica Kovach - Teacher and Director of Campus Ministries (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you need help or would like to speak with any member of the HELP TEAM call the school or email the team member directly.