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K-12 Student Assistance Program (SAP)

In Pennsylvania, every school is required to have a Student Assistance Program (SAP). CAP’s SAP team is comprised of a group of trained Counselors, Reading Specialists, ESL Coordinators, School Nurses and Administrators who strive to provide support to students who are “at risk”. These may be students whose behavior, attendance, health or grades indicate that they may have problems that negatively impact their education. The goal of our SAP team is to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to student learning. CAP’s SAP team does not diagnose, treat or refer students for treatment. Rather, the SAP team provides families with the information to make an informed decision.
Do You See Your Child Showing Any of These Behaviors?
◦ Withdrawing from family, friends and/or school
◦ Changing friends; no longer spends time with old friends
◦ Unexplained physical injuries
◦ Talking about suicide ◦ Depressed
◦ Defying authority, both at home and at school
◦ Acting aggressively
◦ Lying
◦ Needing money without an explanation
◦ Sudden drop in grades
◦ Experimenting with drugs or alcohol
Are You Concerned About Your Child’s Reaction to:
◦ Recent death of a loved one
◦ Divorce/separation of parents
◦ Family relocation
◦ A relationship problem
◦ Stress
◦ Other traumatic event
If your child is having trouble in or out of school, we can assist. Our SAP team can help you find services and assistance within the school and, if needed, the community. A referral can be made by contacting the School Counselor of the student’s designated grade level. Our goal is to be proactive so that all students can experience success.