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Student Assistance Program

Here at Drexel Hill Middle School, the Student Assistance Program is a confidential program that aims to identify issues that pose as barriers to a student’s learning and school success. These barriers include the following:

  • Attendance
  • Academics
  • Health (physical and mental)
  • Behaviors/Disciplinary issues

Purpose of the SAP Program:

  • To identify students who are faced with the above barriers which impact their success in school
  • To offer an assessment to students and families to explore barriers and help link students and families to community resources
  • To refer identified students for help and resources not only within the school but also the community.
  • To provide student groups for education, prevention, and support.

Who can make referrals?

  • Parents/Guardians
  • School Staff
  • Students

 

Individuals can make a referral by contacting the student’s guidance counselor.

Steps of the SAP process:

Referral: Anyone can refer a student.  SAP team contacts parent for permission to proceed.

Team Planning: Information is gathered from those who work directly with student and a case manager is assigned to contact parent to review data and offer in school services or an assessment by a consultant from Holcomb

Intervention and Recommendations: Through an assessment community and/ or school based resources are offered

Support and Follow up: Continued support for student and family by SAP team

Assessment Process/Information:

Students and families are provided with an assessment that is FREE of charge by a member of Holcomb Behavioral Health.  Students may be provided with some of the following:

  • Community resources
  • In School Support services
  • School Based Groups

Concerns that may warrant a SAP Referral:

  • Substance and alcohol use
  • Sudden drop in grades
  • Withdrawn behavior
  • Mood Swings
  • Chronic irritability and/or defiance
  • Peer changes

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