Student Assistance Program (SAP)
The Student Assistance Program is a systematic approach to the early identification of students who are at risk due to drug/alcohol, mental health, or other problems. This program provides for intervention and referral of these students to appropriate services, as well as support for students returning to school after treatment. The ultimate goal is to remove barriers to student achievement and success. The SAP team also works to prevent student problems through awareness campaigns, fostering a positive school climate, and a promotion of personal wellness in all students. Thus, SAP is an intervention, not a treatment program that integrates a process of information gathering, intervention, and referral through a team decision-making process.
The core team is a trained group of school personnel that meet weekly to identify, intervene with, and motivate at-risk students into seeking appropriate help through SAP. The core team is also assisted in its efforts by core team liaisons from Pyramid Healthcare (drug & alcohol counseling) and the Achievement Center (mental health treatment).
How does the SAP Process Work?
How do I contact the RAMS SAP team?
If you feel your child may need help, call the school and ask to speak with one of the three contact persons for SAP that are listed below