The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a voluntary program available to students experiencing academic, behavioral, and/or emotional difficulties that may pose barriers to school success.
Students can be referred to the SAP by parents/guardians, school personnel, peers, or self-referrals. The SAP team is comprised of specially trained teachers, administrators, school counselors and a mental health and/or drug/alcohol consultant. Our goal is to work with families and to offer support and recommendations for your child. Where barriers are beyond the scope of the school, the team can provide information so families may access community resources.
Families are a vital part of the team and the SAP team values the importance of parent/guardian involvement in this process. A team member is ready to talk with you about the referral and obtain information about your child.
Please complete SAP Deer Lakes Permission Form and return it to your child’s school counselor or SAP Team member. If you would like the SAP Liaison from Holy Family Institute to screen your child, please complete the back portion of the form as well.
If you have any questions, please call school counselor Jackie Jaros at 724-265-5310, ext. 3670, and school social worker Kristen Porter at 724-265-5300 ext. 2673. Thank you for being a part of our team.
School Based Therapy Services
The Deer Lakes School District has recently connected with Family Behavioral Resources (FBR) as the new school based mental health services (SCMHS) provider. SBMHS are for students struggling at home or in school. Students with identified needs for support would be afforded the opportunity during the school day to attend therapy sessions. Therapists from Family Behavioral Resources (FBR) are available in the school building throughout the school year and summer break. A brochure is available below for download to gain additional information. For more information, please reference the contact information on the brochure for Family Behavioral Resources (FBR) or reach out to the school social worker, Todd Schachter, at 724-265-5300 ext. 2673 or [email protected]
for more information.