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Student Assistance Program Components

  • School Board Policy

To define the school's role in creating a safe, disciplined and drug-free learning community and to clarify the relationship between student academic performance and the use of alcohol, other drugs, violence and high-risk behavior

  • Staff Development

To provide all school employees with the necessary foundation of attitudes and skills to reduce risks, increase protective factors and foster resilience through SAP services

  • Program Awareness

To educate parents, students, agencies and the community about the school policy on alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, disruptive behavior and violence and provide information about Student Assistance services that promote resilience and student success

  • Internal Referral Process

To identify and refer students with academic and social concerns to a multi-disciplinary problem-solving and case management team

  • Problem-Solving Team and Case Management

To evaluate how the school can best serve students with academic or social problems through solution-focused strategies

  • Student Assistance Program Evaluation

To ensure continuous quality improvement of student assistance services and outcomes

  • Educational Student Support Groups

To provide information, support and problem-solving skills to students who are experiencing academic or social problems

  • Cooperation and Collaboration with Community Agencies and Resources

To build bridges between schools, parents and community resources through referral and shared case management

  • Integration with Other School-Based Programs

To integrate student assistance services with other school-based programs designed to increase resilience, improve academic performance and reduce student risk for alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and violence

Provided courtesy of:

NASAP National Association of Student Assistance Professionals

4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 106-118 Washington, D.C. 20016

800-257-6310 e-mail info@nasap.org www.nasap.org