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SAP Resource from the Department of Education:
"Homeless and Displaced Families and the School," April 21, 2015

Recording of “Addressing At Risk Behaviors: Could Trauma Be a Factor?” held on February 17, 2015. Click here for information on how to access the recording.


SAP Parent/Guardian Brochure Template

An important aspect of SAP is parent/guardian involvement. PNSAS is offering schools this template to use in developing their own personalized brochure. Your team may already have a brochure and choose not to use this one, but we encourage you to take this opportunity to update it.

The template is not meant to be printed as is, but rather customized by adding your SAP team's name, team members, and contact information. You may wish to change it as appropriate for the age group you serve by adding or removing observable behaviors. In addition, you may want to customize it based on your team's process.

If you would like to discuss this further, feel free to contact your Regional Coordinator (see PNSAS Map link below).

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 30th 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.

Celebrating 30 Years of SAP in PA!

Click on the logo to download a copy of the anniversary logo

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 May 20, 2015)

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....