Do you know someone "at risk" in the junior or senior high who...
... is experiencing failure at school?
... has little interest in usual activities?
... cannot cope with a difficult relationship?
... has ongoing problems with eating or sleeping?
... is involved with alcohol or drug abuse?... experimenting with drugs, alcohol or tobacco?... openly talking about using substances?
· If you suspect a teenager to be "at risk," you can contact one of the school counselors or any member of the S.A.P.
· Anyone can make a referral to the Student Assistance Program.
What is the Student Assistance Program?
In Pennsylvania, every junior high school and senior high school have a Student Assistance Program. The SAP team is made up of specially trained school staff, including administrators, school counselors, nurse, teachers, and other school personnel.
SAP is designed to improve the quality of education in the Indiana Area School District by providing assistance to students troubled by physical health, emotional health, or drug/alcohol problems. The primary goal of the SAP is to help students overcome barriers that impact their opportunity to learn. Barriers related to alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health may be addressed in order that the student may be successful in school. The family's cooperation is essential in this program.What are the steps of the SAP process?Referral: Anyone can refer a student to SAP when they are concerned about their behavior. The SAP team will contact parent/guardian for permission to proceed with the process.Team Planning: The SAP team gathers objective information about the student's performance from all school personnel who have contact with the student. A plan is developed that includes strategies to remove barriers and promote student success.Intervention and Recommendations: The plan is put into action. The team assists in linking students to in-school and community based services. The team may also recommend a drug/alcohol or mental health assessment.Support and Follow-Up: The SAP team continues to work with the student and family. Follow up includes monitoring and mentoring.
Indiana Area Senior High SchoolMs. Erin EisenmanMrs. Carol KerchenskyMr. Wade McElhenyMr. Matthew ScaifeMrs. Katie SmithMr. Bill WaryckMrs. Susan ZundelMrs. Holly MarusaIndiana Area Juntior High SchoolDr. Michael MinnickMrs. Krista SevajianMrs. Erica AikenDr. David AllenMs. Cori AndersonMrs. Beth BlystoneMrs. Kelly KonitskyMr. Paul McCueMrs. Brenda Pearce