The Student Assistance Program (SAP) was developed to help students who are experiencing barriers to learing. Barriers to learning can include:
- depression and/or anxiety
- the use of drugs and/or alcohol
- relationship problems
- emotional disorders
- grief due to separation or death
- other disruptive life changes
SAP is an intervention program, not a treatment program or disciplinary alternative. Students are referred to both in-school and out-of-school supports. In-school supports can include groups and meeting regularly with a team member.
SAP can also help students get involved with out-of-school supports. Keystone Children and Family Services and the Dauphin County Executive Commission on Drugs and Alcohol provide any necessary assessments. Assessments are completed to determine if there is a need for support services outside of school.