Student Assistance Program
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a systemic process using techniques to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. The core of the program is a professionally trained team, including school staff and liaisons from community mental health agencies and drug and alcohol agencies.
The SAP program centers around four domains; academic, behavior, health, and attendance. SAP team members are trained to identify concerns, determine whether or not the presenting concern lies within the responsibility of the school and to make recommendations to assist the student and the parent. When the concern lies beyond the scope of the school, the SAP team will assist the parent and student so they may access services within the community. The student assistance team members do not diagnose, treat, or refer to treatment; but they may refer for a screening or an assessment for treatment.
Parental support and communication are vital to the success of the team and program. The SAP team at NWLMS is composed of various staff members, as well as support staff. If you have any questions, please contact the SAP Coordinator at 610-298-8661 ext. 3920.