2014 PAYSPI Public Service Announcement Contest
The Second Annual PAYSPI Public Service Announcement Contest for high school students is under way. PAYSPI invites high school students to submit a public service announcement (PSA) focused on youth suicide prevention. There are five categories for submission:
PAYSPI logo design (new this year!)
PSA Poster - 2' x 3'
Audio PSA - 30 seconds
Video PSA - 30 seconds
Video PSA - 60 seconds
Each high school is invited to submit one entry per category. Winners for each category will be honored in late May or early June. Deadline for entries is March 7, 2014 (recently extended from February 28).
2014 PAYSPI PSA Contest Letter
2014 PAYSPI PSA Contest Application
2014 PAYSPI Contest Flier
SAP K-12 Bridge Training now available!!!
The Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services is pleased to make available the SAP K-12 Bridge Training via the Intermediate Unit #19 Moodle site. Scroll down to "Healthy Schools, Healthy Children" and then click on the fourth item "Student Assistance Program Bridge Training Modules," click on "Bridge Training Modules" and then proceed with the username/password if you already have a Moodle account or follow directions for new users.
This four-module training is for people who were trained an certified as a SAP team member (either secondary or elementary model) prior to the development of the SAP K-12 training in September 2012. Successful completion of this training will provide participants with SAP K-12 certification - enabling them to serve on elementary through high school SAP teams.
Please share this information with other SAP team members in your school/district and agencies.
During the spring of 2013, the PA Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative held a Public Service Announcement Contest among high school age youth across Pennsylvania. Each school in the state could submit an entry in the following categories: a 60-Second Video, a 30-Second Video, a 15- or 30-Second Audio, or a Poster. The contest was the first of its kind in PA, and we were astounded with the 42 entries. All the winners and honorable mentions will have their video, audio or poster made available to every school district in the state. Winning entries.
About the Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program
The mission of the Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services is to provide leadership for developing a safe and drug-free environment and mental health wellness in schools and communities across the commonwealth. Barriers to learning will be removed and student academic achievement will be enhanced through collaborative prevention, intervention, and post-intervention services.
Now in its 28th year, SAP helps schools identify students who are experiencing behavior and or academic difficulties that are posing a barrier to their learning and success in school. SAP offers support to those students and their families.
Download the current SAP logo
More information about Student Assistance in Pennsylvania
Map of the Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services
(up-to-date as of November 12, 2013)
What is SAP? The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Student Assistance Program (SAP), which is administered by the PA Department of Education’s Division of School Options and Safety in partnership with the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs' Division of Prevention and Intervention, and the PA Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, is designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success. More....