Student Assistance Program


     In Pennsylvania, every  elementary, middle, high school has a Student Assistance Program (S.A.P.).  Teams are made up of teachers, counselors, nurses, psychologists and community liaisons from drug/alcohol and mental health service agencies. These members have been through an extensive training program to become part of the team. Students are referred to SAP for a variety of reasons to include: withdrawing from friends and family; change of friends; talking of suicide, unexplained physical injury, depression, aggressive behavior, lying, needing money without explanation, sudden drop in grades, refusal to come to school or experimenting with drugs/alcohol. Additionally some students require services as a result of the recent death of a loved one, a divorce, relationship problems, family relocation or any other traumatic event.

     If your child is experiencing difficulty at school or home, the Student Assistance Program is an excellent resource. Do not feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about asking for help. When help is needed, often knowing where to find it can be overwhelming.

     For information on the referral process please follow the link on the navigation bar to the left.


Related Links

  • Teenline
    Teenline service is designed specifically to aid young people and their families, as well as other groups and individuals such as teachers and church leaders who are involved with teenagers. If you’re a parent trying to deal with a troubled teen, we can help. If you are a Central Pennsylvania teen and need somewhere to turn, we can help you, too.

  • Cumberland-Perry Drug & Alcohol Commission
    Our mission is to ensure that a full continuum of quality substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services is available to all eligible Cumberland and Perry County residents.

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