ERIC Number: ED357308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Student Assistance Program.
Faulkner, Robin; And Others
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a chemical use prevention and early intervention program. Entering the fifth year of implementation, the SAP has expanded from a part-time service contracted with Mental Health to a school-based program serving two high schools and three middle schools. The program is broad based, employing a variety of strategies to prevent chemical use and to intervene when a student does exhibit at-risk behaviors. Through SAP 100% of the students at the participating schools are reached through group guidance and up to 35% of the students are served on an individual basis. At the school level, the Core Team of administrators, counselors, teachers, and aides develops and implements prevention and intervention strategies. Students are not only receivers of services, but providers as well. Peer helpers work to prevent at-risk behaviors and to intervene with referrals as necessary. Continuing to offer direct guidance and counseling services to students and their families, SAP coordinators are also moving to expand community involvement. Through the collaborative efforts of the involved persons, SAP has initiated a number of programs which have increased awareness of drug issues and have prompted the citizens of the county to work together for a healthy, drug-free environment. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Franklin County Schools, Louisburg, NC.
Note: Paper presented at the Student Services Statewide Conference (2nd, Winston-Salem, NC, April 27-30, 1992).