Teachers and other school personnel are often the first to recognize when a student is in trouble and needs help that goes beyond academic assistance. Teachers, guidance counselors, and school personnel play in referring students to social services. Listed below are a few of the many options available to families.
Student Assistance Program
Student Assistance is not a treatment program, rather, it is a systematic process using effective and accountable professional techniques to mobilize school resources to remove the barriers to learning. When the problem is beyond the scope of the school, SAP assists the parent and the student with information so they may access services within the community.
The Student Assistance Team members do not diagnose, treat or refer for treatment, but they may refer for an assessment for treatment. It is the parent’s right to be involved in the process and to review all school records under applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Parental involvement in all phases of the Student Assistance Program underscores the parent’s role and responsibility in the decision-making process affecting the child’s education and is the key to successful resolution of the problems.
Mrs. Dixon, Guidance Counselor, Kelly Elementary School – 412-371-9504 x2739
Ms. Jordan Manos, Guidance Counselor, Turner Elementary School – 412-871-2179
Mr. Graham, S.A.P. Coordinator, Kelly Elementary School – 412-371-9504 x2720
Mrs. Shawn Johnston, S.A.P. Coordinator, Turner Elementary School– 412-871-2285
Service Providers for Student Assistance Program:
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Mercy Behavioral Health
Center for Victims of Violent Crimes
Allegheny Family Network
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)
Allegheny Children’s Initiative
Focus on Attendance Partnership
Cactus Crisis (17 under)
Dept. of Human Services (CYF) Intake
Allegheny County Act 53 D & A
Community Psychiatric Centers
Click to download SAP brochure.