Pennsylvania, every middle school and high school and some elementary
schools have a Student Assistance Program (SAP). The purpose of this
program is to be a resource for parents, school staff, and other people
who care, when students are showing warning signsof problems which may affect their success in school.
At the heart of the SAP program is a
professionally trained team, made up of school staff and liaisons from
community agencies who will help you find services and assistance within
the school and, if needed, in the community. The team does not
diagnose or treat the problem; however, professional substance abuse and
mental health assessment services are available through the community
agency liaisons who work with the team.