The Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program is a unique collaboration between schools, community agencies, county human services, and the Pennsylvania State Departments of Human Services, Drug and Alcohol Programs and Education. The Network for SAP Services provides leadership, communication and monies to support SAP at the county and local school level.
At the local school level, a highly trained, multidisciplinary school team works with the staff to identify students’ barriers to learning and school success. These include, but are not limited to:
The SAP team identifies students, determines whether their problem lies within the responsibility of the school to address and makes recommendations to assist students and families remove barriers to learning. When a problem lies beyond the scope of the school, the SAP team, including the community agency liaison, will assist the parent and student to identify appropriate services within the community and school to address the issues and work toward improvement.
Staff of the Addiction Medicine Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. We are Pennsylvania Approved SAP Trainers who have been training schools and other professions in SAP for more than 30 years. Our team of professional educators, clinicians and preventionists bring school and agency personnel high quality initial and advanced training as well as ongoing coaching that is designed to help teams function effectively. Our goal is to help schools build sustainable systems for addressing student learning barriers in the best way possible.
We currently offer the following courses and training for school personnel including teachers, nurses, school liaisons, administrators, clinical staff, and probation officers.
If you have questions about any of our training courses, please call 412-235-5377.
Staff Development Center
227 W Cunningham St
Butler, PA 16001
3190 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Lawrence County D&A Commission (Private)
20 E Washington Street - Street Entrance - Front Door - Conference Center
New Castle, PA 16101
During the three-day training, participants will
Act 48. Additional charges will apply for specialized credits. LSW, CEUs,CAC/CPS and NBCC credits offered at $30.
For groups of 15 or more, our trainers will travel to your school and provide SAP or other topic-specific trainings. You determine the dates and the topics; you provide the materials and lunch.
$375 per participant
For further information or to schedule an On-Site Training or Mental Health First Aid Training, please call 412.235.5377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students listen to other students. Groups are an effective and fun way to teach social and emotional regulation skills to students. However, working in a school is different from working in an agency. Education groups are different than therapy groups. Come and refine your skills and knowledge while having some fun, too!
This one-day workshop will prepare participants to design, plan, implement and evaluate topic specific skill development groups in schools. Staff will leave with:
Who should attend? SAP Liaisons, SAP professionals, school counselors, teachers, prevention specialists, psychologists and social workers interested in facilitating educational groups in schools.
During the one-day training, participants will: