Student Assistance Program (SAP)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-throughThe Student Assistance TeamOur Student Assistance Program utilizes an intervention system to help remove barriers to learning.
Barriers to LearningSome 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 concernsLocal Mental Health Phone NumbersTelephone crisis workers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to mental health crisesCarbon County, Monroe County, Pike County: (570) 992-0879
Intervention and support services
Identification of problems creating barriers to learning
Specially trained team approach
In-School professional resources
- Information about community resources
TTY: (570) 420-1904Residents 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 MembersAnn Nicoletti-team email@example.comRobert LaBar-Teacherrobertfirstname.lastname@example.orgMichelle Hallet-Teachermichelleemail@example.comJill Greenwood-Teacherjillfirstname.lastname@example.orgCourtney Dunlap-Teachercourtneyemail@example.comDaniel Timpson-Teacherdanielfirstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Lachlan Peeke-School Guidance Counselorlachlanemail@example.comCindy Christian-School Guidance Counselorcynthiafirstname.lastname@example.orgPeggy Bompane-School Nursepeggyemail@example.comJason VanVoorhis-Assistant Principaljasonfirstname.lastname@example.orgCommunity Resource List (provided by Pocono Medical Center)