Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

The SAP program serves students, their families and the school community. Students who are dealing with non-academic barriers to learning are the primary participants in this program. The school-aged children and youth (kindergarten through 12th grade) participating in this program are at risk of school failure due to involvement in the juvenile justice system, substance use disorders, mental health, emotional and social issues.  Students are referred by staff, parents or concerned others to the Student Assistance Program. Students may also self-refer.

Services to Children/Youth

  • Social Skills Groups
  • Bully Intervention Skills
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Healthy Living/Wellness Education
  • Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills
  • Individual Counseling

Services to Parents

  • Training based on needs such as understanding wellness and the signs, symptoms of at-risk behavior
  • Connection to community services (local clinics, Moses House Ministries, food banks, medical and dental services, Bridges for families, Catholic Charities, Park and Recreation Services, etc.)
  • Education on parenting topics

Services to School Staff

Staff training on requested areas of concern, such as:

  • Signs/symptoms of common mental illnesses and appropriate classroom interventions
  • Brain development, stress, trauma, violence and substance abuse
  • Consultation regarding at-risk students

What is the purpose of the SAP Program?

  • To reduce risk factors, barriers, and stressors of kids, youth, and their families.
  • To provide appropriate strategies, interventions, and activities to school staff and families that increase their knowledge of social, emotional, and behavioral issues.
  • To increase student awareness of the issues they face daily, including the social and emotional choices that impact their lives.
  • To build protective supports for students and their families that includes significant connections to others, training, and education.

For more information, please contact our office at (760) 552-6700