What is the Student Assistance Program (SAP)?
The role of SAP is to intervene with students who are experiencing barriers to their learning. Some schools will call their program by a different name. At GNAHS our program/team is known as "HOPE".
What are some barriers to student learning?
Barriers to learning may include:
-drug and alcohol abuse
-mental health concerns
-social and emotional concerns
Who should you refer to HOPE?
You could refer any student or friend that shows signs of poor academic success due to the possibility of emotional and social concerns.
What is the academic team's role in the HOPE process?
Assess the student's needs and make recommendations and/or make referrals to support the student in the home, school, and community. This could include evaluations by outside agencies (eg. Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health) and supportive services within the school community.
What are the steps in the HOPE process?
Referral of student to HOPE
Checklists sent to teachers and gathered by a HOPE member/Case Manager
Data analyzed and interpreted by HOPE members
Update referring teacher/team
Parent Permission sent to participate
Is it necessary to be specific when filling out a referral form?
YES. It is very important that the person making the referral to HOPE gives detailed description of the behaviors/signs/etc. being seen by the team. Please be SPECIFIC in the comment section of the referral form.
What happens when a referral does not receive parent and student permission to participate?
When a referral is made, but permission is not received from the parent(s) and the student, the student remains on a monitor status. Treatment services cannot take place without the consent of the student and parent.