• Student Assistance Program (SAP)  
     
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    What is the Student Assistance Program?
     
    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to assist in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success. (http://www.sap.state.pa.us/)
     
    Student Assistance Program team members have all received specialized training from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our team has representatives from faculty, nursing staff, and administration. We meet once weekly.
     
    The program's success depends on a strong working partnership with families. 
    An ideal partnership between the family and student assistance includes:
     
                • a shared goal of helping the student
                • mutual respect
                • appreciation of strengths, ideas, feelings, and culture
                • open communication
                • identification of student strengths
                • joint problem-solving
                • shared responsibility for follow-through
     
    The Student Assistance Team
     
     Our Student Assistance Program utilizes an intervention system to help remove barriers to learning.
      • Intervention and support services

      • Identification of problems creating barriers to learning

      • Specially trained team approach

      • Parent involvement

      • In-School professional resources

      • Information about community resources
     
    Barriers to Learning
     
    Some of the barriers to learning students may experience include:
                • the use of, or pressure to use, alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
                • depression or anxiety
                • relationship problems
                • emotional disorders
                • aggression toward or from others
                • grief, due to separation or death
                • disruptive life changes
                • violence or safety concerns
     
     
    Local Mental Health Phone Numbers
     
    Telephone crisis workers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to mental health crises
    Carbon County, Monroe County, Pike County: (570) 992-0879

                                           TTY: (570) 420-1904

    Residents in toll call areas of the three counties may contact the crisis line free at 1-800-338-6467.
     
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273- TALK (8255)
     
    Team Members
     
    Ann Nicoletti-team liaison
    ann-nicoletti@esasd.net
     
    Robert LaBar-Teacher
    robert-labar@esasd.net
     
    Michelle Hallet-Teacher
    michelle-hallet@esasd.net
     
    Jill Greenwood-Teacher
    jill-greenwood@esasd.net
     
    Courtney Dunlap-Teacher
    courtney-dunlap@esasd.net 
     
    Daniel Timpson-Teacher
    daniel-timpson@esasd.net 
     
    Dr. Lachlan Peeke-School Guidance Counselor
    lachlan-peeke@esasd.net
     
    Cindy Christian-School Guidance Counselor
    cynthia-christian@esasd.net 
     
    Peggy Bompane-School Nurse
    peggy-bompane@esasd.net
     
    Jason VanVoorhis-Assistant Principal
    jason-vanvoorhis@esasd.net
     
     
    Community Resource List (provided by Pocono Medical Center)