Student Assistance Program

photoWhat is SAP?

SASD's Student assistance program is responsible for many programs in the district, including Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) education.

Sometimes students have personal concerns that interfere with their ability to do well in school (for example, alcohol or drug use of someone close to them, divorce, low self-esteem, or death of a loved one). Often it is very difficult to leave these feelings at the classroom door, and they can negatively affect students' academic achievement.

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a collaborative process, provided within the Sheboygan Area School District, to provide students the opportunity to address these concerns. Building SAP Coordinators will explain the Student Assistance Program to students, parents and staff within the buildings they serve. Parents must make a request, in writing, to the building principal if they do not wish their children to participate in the SAP.

How Are Students Referred to SAP?

There are several ways students may be referred to the Student Assistance Program.
  • Self - Students can seek assistance from their school counselor or SAP Building Coordinator.
  • Family - Often parents have concerns about their children or other family members. Parents can refer their children to the SAP by contacting the Building Coordinator.
  • Peer - Students who are concerned about a friend are encouraged to discuss this with their school counselor or SAP Building Coordinator.
  • Community - Community agencies may be in a position to have concerns about students, and may make referrals to the SAP Building Coordinator.
  • School Staff - Staff members may have concerns about students at school. Referrals to the school counselor or SAP Building Coordinator may be appropriate.

What Happens as a Result of a Referral to SAP?

Upon receiving a referral to the SAP, the building coordinator will gather behavioral information and determine the appropriate action to be taken. This could include:
  • No immediate action.
  • One to one meeting with a counselor or other resource person.
  • Participation in an in-school concerned persons, insight, or other issue -focused group.
  • Referral for outside evaluation or treatment.
  • Referral to community services.
  • Parent contact.

 

Helpline Information

Alcoholics Anonymous
Al-Anon & Alateen
1907 Club - AA and Alanon
920-457-9633
Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center/The Center
920-451-5548
1-800-752-2673
Cocaine Hotline
1-800-COCAINE
Cope Hotline
1-800-540-3139
Family-Youth Works
920-803-8180
Genesis Behavioral Services
920-457-7802
Lakeshore Mental Health
920-458-5557
Libertas of Sheboygan
920-803-0740
Lighthouse Therapy Services
920-451-8667
Mental Health Services - Halfway House
920-459-8287
Narcotics Anonymous
Local Support Groups
1-800-240-0276
Nett-Work Family Counseling
920-803-8188
North Shore Clinic of Sheboygan
920-457-8866
Senior Solutions
920-459-8587
Sheboygan Counseling and Wellness Center
920-451-6908

Links for Parents

Local Link: Neighbors Against Drugs
Alcohol Addictions Treatment & Drug Abuse
Alcohol & Drug Information (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
Alcohol & Other Drug Information for Teens
The AntiDrug
Club Drugs
Common Sense - Raising Drug-Free Kids
Drug & Alcohol Treatment and Prevention
Drug Prevention Skills Center
Drugs & Teen Substance Abuse
E-Monitoring & Drug Lingo
Marijuana Addiction
Marijuana: A Guide for Parents
(PDF - Get Adobe Reader)
Mind Over Matter
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NCADI
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Prevention Programs
Reality Check - Is Your Teen Using?
Resources on Teen & Family Issues
SOS Drugs
Street Drugs
Stop Drugs
Talking with Kids
Tips for Teens about Cocaine and Crack
Time Magazine: Drug Links
US Drug Enforcement Agency

Links for Teens

Alcohol & Drug Information (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
Alcohol & Other Drug Information for Teens
The AntiDrug
Club Drugs
Free Vibe
Marijuana Addiction
Mind Over Matter
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NCADI
NIDA Information for Students
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Quit Now
Street Drugs
Stop Drugs
Tips for Teens about Cocaine and Crack
Time Magazine: Drug Links

 

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