Student Assistance Program (SAP)  
 
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What is the Student Assistance Program?
 
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to assist in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success. (http://www.sap.state.pa.us/)
 
Student Assistance Program team members have all received specialized training from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our team has representatives from faculty, nursing staff, and administration. We meet once weekly.
 
The program's success depends on a strong working partnership with families. 
An ideal partnership between the family and student assistance includes:
 
            • a shared goal of helping the student
            • mutual respect
            • appreciation of strengths, ideas, feelings, and culture
            • open communication
            • identification of student strengths
            • joint problem-solving
            • shared responsibility for follow-through
 
The Student Assistance Team
 
 Our Student Assistance Program utilizes an intervention system to help remove barriers to learning.
    • Intervention and support services

    • Identification of problems creating barriers to learning

    • Specially trained team approach

    • Parent involvement

    • In-School professional resources

    • Information about community resources
 
Barriers to Learning
 
Some of the barriers to learning students may experience include:
            • the use of, or pressure to use, alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
            • depression or anxiety
            • relationship problems
            • emotional disorders
            • aggression toward or from others
            • grief, due to separation or death
            • disruptive life changes
            • violence or safety concerns
 
 
Local Mental Health Phone Numbers
 
Telephone crisis workers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to mental health crises
Carbon County, Monroe County, Pike County: (570) 992-0879

                                       TTY: (570) 420-1904

Residents in toll call areas of the three counties may contact the crisis line free at 1-800-338-6467.
 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273- TALK (8255)
 
Call this number if you know someone who is thinking about or has attempted suicide! Do not wait to make a referral! These situations require immediate assistance. 
 
Team Members
 
Ann Nicoletti-team liaison
ann-nicoletti@esasd.net
 
Robert LaBar-Teacher
robert-labar@esasd.net
 
Michelle Hallet-Teacher
michelle-hallet@esasd.net
 
Jill Greenwood-Teacher
jill-greenwood@esasd.net
 
Diana Allison-Teacher
diana-allison@esasd.net 
 
Dr. Lachlan Peeke-School Guidance Counselor
lachlan-peeke@esasd.net
 
Cindy Christian-School Guidance Counselor
cynthia-christian@esasd.net 
 
Peggy Bompane-School Nurse
peggy-bompane@esasd.net
 
Jason VanVoorhis-Assistant Principal
jason-vanvoorhis@esasd.net
 
 
Community Resource List (provided by Pocono Medical Center)
 
 
 
 
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