Shaping the Future.  One Child at a Time.

Parents and Students

The Bethlehem Area School District supports comprehensive services to assist in overcoming barriers to learning. One of these services is called Student Assistance Program or SAP. While SAP services typically address drug and alcohol issues, SAP is designed to identify all issues that pose a barrier to a studentÕs success. The primary goal of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) is to help students overcome these barriers in order that they may achieve, remain in school, and advance. Core teams, composed of administrators, faculty members, guidance counselors, school nurses, and the school psychologist are being organized at all schools.

Do You See Your Child Showing Any of These Behaviors?

  • Withdrawing from family, friends, and/or activities
  • Changing friends
  • Unexplained physical injuries
  • Feeling sad
  • Talking about suicide
  • Defying authority, both at home and school
  • Acting aggressively
  • Hitting
  • Lying
  • Needing money without a good explanation
  • Declining grades
  • Experimenting with alcohol or drugs
  • Back-talking staff

Are You Concerned about Your ChildÕs Reaction to...?

  • Recent death of a loved one
  • Divorce of parents
  • Family relocation
  • A relationship problem
  • Bullying
  • Other traumatic event

How Do I Contact the SAP Team?

If you have any questions about SAP or you feel that your child may need help, call your childÕs school and ask to speak with any of the SAP team members.


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