Student Assistance Program (SAP)

 

Mission Statement:

The goal of the SAP is to assist students to succeed  educationally and to help them to deal with barriers that impede success. The  need exists for schools to recognize risk factories related to substance abuse,  depression, suicide, etc. The school has a role in addressing behaviors that may  affect health, safety, and welfare of any and all students.

WHY Students may be referred to the SAP team:

bullet Those who violate the school’s substance abuse policy
bullet Those who may be truant
bullet Those whose grades have been affected dramatically
bullet Those who may be experiencing depression or other mental health problems
bullet Any behaviors that may affect health, safety, and welfare of a student

 

WHO Can refer a student:

Any concerned…

bullet Teacher
bullet Administrator
bullet Student
bullet Coach
bullet School Employee
bullet Parent

 

HOW to refer a student to the SAP team:

1. Students may share concerns regarding themselves or a classmate

2. Parents may contact the school to share concerns regarding their son or  daughter

3. Teachers will follow the referral process b y completing appropriate  paperwork.

bullet Teams meetings are held weekly
bullet The SAP process does involve parent participation as an action plan is   developed
bullet This program is voluntary; however, an intervention will take place if a   school policy has been violated or students’ health, safety, and welfare are   in danger. School policy will be followed at that time.

 

A SAP team exists here within our high school

Members of the team include

Curtis Ace, SAP Coordinator

Shani Eddy, Teacher

Stacy Payne, Teacher

Rachel Harold, Teacher

Jay Carlson, Teacher

Alexis Bender, Teacher

Tom Wolbert, Teacher

Jeff Keeling, Teacher

Katie Gassner, MCBHC

Tonya Miller, JPO

The above team members have completed specialized training to  identify, refer, intervene, and support students at risk.

Unless the student’s health and/or safety is at risk, ALL team  members are held to a confidentiality agreement and cannot release details about  students who  have been referred to SAP with anyone other than team  members.

If you would like more information, please contact any members  of the SAP team at Commodore Perry High School – 724-253-2232

KNOW Warning signs of Drug and Alcohol and/or  Mental Health Problems

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Changes in mood or behavior

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Loss of interest in regular activities, such as hobbies and   sports

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Lower grades and general lack of interest in school

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Secretiveness

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Decrease energy and motivation

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Overreaction to criticism

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Sudden weight loss or changes in eating habits

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Changing friendships

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Unclear Thinking

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Persistent headaches, stomach aches

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Anxiety, nervousness

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Sleeping problems, nightmares

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Frequent crying

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Decreased ability to concentrate

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Sudden drop in grades

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Becoming withdrawn from family and friends

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Verbally and/or physically abusive

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Frequent angry outbursts

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Neglecting appearance

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Difficulty handling or expressing feelings

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Unexplained grouchiness or nervousness

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Poor Self-image