Student Assistance Program

ParentUp Vermont website, HERE

The Student Assistance Program aims to help students develop healthy coping skills, make positive lifestyle choices, and avoid substance abuse problems. Services are also provided for students whose lives have been affected by their own or someone else’s use of alcohol and/or other drugs. Some students who use the program are not involved with substances, but are looking for help with a variety of other problems or concerns.

The Student Assistance Program: Provides services which operate within state and federal guidelines. Receives referrals from students, parents, faculty, coaches, peers, or community members. Works in collaboration with other community agencies. Works as part of the Educational Support System (EST meetings). Available to all students.

The Student Assistance Program: Helps students access appropriate treatment options. Provides aftercare support to students returning from treatment. Encourages non-users to resist substance use. Provides Teachers with the assistance necessary to respond to substance abuse issues in a timely manner.

The Student Assistance Program: Works in collaboration with teachers to provide in-classroom presentations. Works in collaboration with school counselors to provide lunch bunches and other groups to meet the needs of the students. Provides a Wellness Day program for the middle and high school in May. Provides a student leadership group SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) for the middle and high school students.


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