Here at Drexel Hill Middle School, the Student Assistance Program is a confidential program that aims to identify issues that pose as barriers to a student’s learning and school success. These barriers include the following:
- Health (physical and mental)
- Behaviors/Disciplinary issues
Purpose of the SAP Program:
- To identify students who are faced with the above barriers which impact their success in school
- To offer an assessment to students and families to explore barriers and help link students and families to community resources
- To refer identified students for help and resources not only within the school but also the community.
- To provide student groups for education, prevention, and support.
Who can make referrals?
- School Staff
Individuals can make a referral by contacting the student’s guidance counselor.
Steps of the SAP process:
Referral: Anyone can refer a student. SAP team contacts parent for permission to proceed.
Team Planning: Information is gathered from those who work directly with student and a case manager is assigned to contact parent to review data and offer in school services or an assessment by a consultant from Holcomb
Intervention and Recommendations: Through an assessment community and/ or school based resources are offered
Support and Follow up: Continued support for student and family by SAP team
Students and families are provided with an assessment that is FREE of charge by a member of Holcomb Behavioral Health. Students may be provided with some of the following:
- Community resources
- In School Support services
- School Based Groups
Concerns that may warrant a SAP Referral:
- Substance and alcohol use
- Sudden drop in grades
- Withdrawn behavior
- Mood Swings
- Chronic irritability and/or defiance
- Peer changes
DHMS SAP TEAM MEMBERS
- Fran McElhenney
- Stacey Doyle
- Mike Mucchetti
- Katie Clawson
- Pete Schiller
- Marylisa Kostaneski
- Stacey Ellis