Student Assistance Program

  • See below for upcoming programs.

    In Pennsylvania, every middle, high school and some elementary schools have a Student Assistance Program (SAP). The Camp Hill School District has a SAP team for the middle school and high school. The Team is made up of teachers, counselors, administrators, a nurse, and community liaisons from drug/alcohol and mental health service agencies. These members have been through an extensive training program to become part of the team. Students are referred to SAP for a variety of reasons to include: withdrawing from friends and family; change of friends; talking of suicide, unexplained physical injury, depression, aggressive behavior, lying, sudden drop in grades, refusal to come to school or experimenting with drugs/alcohol. Additionally some students require services as a result of the recent death of a loved one, a divorce, relationship problems, family relocation or any other traumatic event.


    If your child is experiencing difficulty at school or home, the Student Assistance Program is an excellent resource. Do not feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about asking for help. When help is needed, often knowing where to find it can be overwhelming.

    •  Building Up Our Youth (BUOY)- Keeping our kids afloat while riding the wave of adolescence... FREE training sponsored by the Cumberland-Perry Drug & Alcohol Commission that is designed specifically for adults (parents and all those who work with youth) to enhance their ability to respond both appropriately and effectively to any level of adolescent drug and alcohol involvement. See the attached flyer for more information.  Session 1: Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m./Session 2:  Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Dennis Marion Public Services Building, 16 W. High Street, Carlisle, PA  17013


    • Just Talk About It! An introduction to mental health which is designed to inform both adults and youth on how to recognize the warning signs of stress, anxiety, depression, and crisis (for caregivers and their teens).  Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Mechanicsburg High School, 500 South Broad Street, Mechanicsburg, PA.  See attached brochure for more info.

    The links below provide further information on Student Assistance Programs and topics pertinent to families and students.

    PA Student Assistance Program:

    For Parents

    Common Sense Media:

    Parents: The Anti-Drug:

    Partnership for a Drug-free America:

    Time to Talk:

    Under Your Influence:

    For Youth

    Above the Influence:

    Natural High:

    NIDA for Teens:

    Teen PCAR:

    I Am the Solution - Join the movement to end substance abuse. Every adult has a role to play in supporting young peoples' development: Parents. Teachers. Neighbors. YOU.  For more information, visit the website




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