What is the Student Assistance Program?
The Charter Arts Student Assistance Program (SAP) team is comprised of faculty members, including administrators, school counselors, the school nurse, and academic teachers, as well as liaisons from community agencies. The team meets on a weekly basis to discuss students who have been referred and who are potentially in need of support. All of the team members have been professionally trained to identify issues/concerns, determine whether or not the presenting problems lie within the scope of the school, and to make recommendations to assist the student and the parent/guardian. The primary goal of SAP is to help students overcome the barriers they are facing in order to achieve success, and to connect students and their families with appropriate resources.
Below you will find links to our Student Assistance Program information sheet, referral form, national and local resources, as well as topical news from our regional Student Assistance Program (SAP) liaisons. Our team coordinator is Kaitlyn Keller. All referrals may be submitted directly to Ms. Keller or to a locked drop box in the Main Office.
Questions? Please contact a member of the student assistance team or an administrator for support.
Forms and Links
Our Student Assistance Team Currently includes the following faculty and staff:
Kaitlyn Keller, firstname.lastname@example.org, SAP Coordinator
- Center for Humanistic Change
- Northampton Adolescent Central Intake Unit
- Project Child of the Lehigh Valley
- Pyramid Behavioral Health
- Valley Youth House
- Drug Prevention: You can be the most powerful influence in your child’s life.
- National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources for Parents and Educators
- Smoke Free Teen: How to Quit and Prevent Tobacco Use
- D.A.R.E.: Keeping Kids Drug-Free
- Stop bullying
How to Talk to Your Children about Drugs
- From Kidshealth.org: Talking to Your Child about Drugs
- From the CIA: Help Them Say No to Drugs
- From the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence: Talking with Children
- Parent Talk Kit: What to Say about Drugs and Alcohol [PDF]
- Talking with Kids About Tough Issues: Drugs (childrennow.org)
Understanding the Biology and Staying Involved
Parents: The Anti-Drug [PDF]