Student Assistance Program
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides mental health services to local school districts. This program is shared effort by the state, county, and community to address the needs of students experiencing barriers to learning. SAP is designed to assist school personnel in identifying mental health and related substance abuse issues.
The Student Assistance Program liaison's responsibilities include the following:
- Attending Student Assistance Program/Individual Support Team meetings within their assigned school districts.
- Consulting with teams for interventions and assisting parents in accessing the appropriate services for assessment of treatment needs.
- Linking schools and/or families with community services for emergency crisis assistance when needed.
- Facilitating and supporting the school-based aftercare plan for students who are returning to school from treatment.
- Facilitating and/or assisting with "Postvention" efforts in the event of any tragic adversely affect the school community.
- Providing site-based student assessments for treatment and/or short-term supportive counseling.
- Co-facilitating student education and intervention groups in schools including health fairs, Parent/Teacher Organization meetings, and Back-to-School nights.
For referrals, information, or questions, contact:
The Student Assistance Program Liaison
(570) 735-7590 (Nanticoke)
121 South Prospect St.
Nanticoke, PA 18634