WHAT IS THE STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (S.A.P.)?
The S.A.P. is a confidential on-site program that provides services to students and families who are experiencing circumstances that are interfering with their education or quality of life.
WHO CAN USE THE SERVICES OF THE S.A.P.?
Students may refer themselves for services, or referrals can be made by a parent, sibling, friend, teacher, counselor, hall monitor or administrator. Basically, anyone with a concern may refer.
Students who want to talk about a concern may contact Student Assistance via email or phone, stop by the Student Assistance Center during the school day, ask a counselor or teacher to contact the Student Assistance Center for them, or simply leave a note under the door of the Student Assistance Center if the specialist is out of the building. The Student Assistance Center is in Room 249 at the Dakota Main Building, and Room 357 at the Ninth Grade Center.
Any parent can use the S.A.P. with or without a referral by calling the confidential direct line.
Students are offered an opportunity to participate in workshops that provide education on the effects of alcohol and other drugs, explore self-esteem issues, problem solve issues at home, discuss peer pressure, and build decision-making and coping skills. The following student groups are available:
Concerned Persons – students who live with the alcohol or other drug use of a significant person in their life
Grief and Loss – Students who have experienced the death of a loved one by accident or illness
Survivors of Suicide – Students who have experienced the death of a loved one by suicide
Problem Solving – Students who are experiencing problems at home with parents or siblings that could be problem solved with a group setting
Transgender Youth and family Group – Meets 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30 - 8pm in the Community Room
Parents who are seeking support and education related to Lesbian, Gay, bisexual or transgender issues for teens: contact us for individual support or come to our support group.
MAIN BUILDING - ROOM 249:
Stephanie Lange, LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, CCS-M
NINTH GRADE CENTER - ROOM 357:
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