What is Student Assistance?
The Student Assistance Program is a comprehensive approach that provides services which are designed to reduce
risk factors, promote protective factors and increase asset development. The Student Assistance Coordinator/Counselor helps to put intervention components into place. Early intervention and aftercare opportunities are provided for students and families on an individual basis. Short-term counseling is provided to ensure a continuous quality of services when necessary. The goal is to gain a better understanding of oneself. One can always learn new strategies to cope, even with situations that can't be changed.
Counseling Works! The Student Assistance Coordinator/Counselor is a school resource that may be helpful to an individual and their family. Talking with someone who understands gets things out of one's head, which reduces stress and unnecessary worrying. Exploring possible options for change can uncover ways to deal with problems that may not have been considered before.
Students seek the SAC program for a variety of reasons such as:
| Drugs/Alcohol Use & Abuse|| Anxiety||Depression |
| Relationship Issues (peer/social)||Family Issues ||Stress |
| Bereavement||Bullying || School|
|Any other Issue||Eating Disorders|
Everything is CONFIDENTIAL except if there are threats to harm another or self, domestic violence, bullying, child abuse or neglect, court order or if an individual gives permission.