AllentownSchool District

Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) identifies students who may be having problems that are posing barriers to school success. SAP utilizes a professionally trained team, which includes school staff and liaisons from community agencies, to help students deal with divorce, separation and step-families; stressful life situations; death and grief issues; poor communication skills; low self-image; difficulty getting along with others; establishing and maintaining friends; alcohol or drug abuse or experimentation; and depression or other mental health problems. It is a parent’s right to be involved in the process. SAP is designed to assist students and parents by making in-school resources available and providing information about community resources. SAP does not provide treatment or implement disciplinary consequences. Referrals may be made to the program through the school counselors by staff, family members, community agencies, students or any other concerned person. Students seeking help may refer themselves.

ASD’s Student Assistance Program utilizes a multidisciplinary team and intervention system to remove educational and behavioral barriers, which interfere with student learning. It is a nationally recognized program offering:

  • Comprehensive Model for Delivery of Prevention
  • Intervention and Support Services
  • Identification of problems creating barriers to learning
  • Specially Trained Team Approach
  • Parent Involvement
  • In-School Professional Resources
  • Information about Community Resources

For more information, contact your school counselor.

For emergency mental health services - Lehigh County 24hr Crisis Intervention: 610-782-3127 or your closest hospital emergency room

For a drug and alcohol evaluation - Lehigh Valley Drug and Alcohol Intake Unit 610-432-2228

For community resources - Lehigh County Department of Human Services Information & Referral 610-782-3200