Student Assistant Program - Student Assistance Program (SAP)

The core of the program is a professionally trained team, including school staff and liaisons from The Coad Group, who process issues based upon state guidelines, professional standards and policies and procedures. Professional training for team members in all phases of the student assistance process, which is consistent with the state guidelines and conducted by a Commonwealth Approved Trainer, is required to ensure the appropriateness of recommended services, effective interagency collaboration and compliance with state and federal laws protecting the privacy rights of students and parents.

The Coad Group's Student Assistance Program (SAP) department aids Chester County, Pennsylvania school systems in the following ways:
  • Aids SAP teams with support and technical assistance when working with students and their families
  • Identifies and refers students with academic and social concerns to a multidisciplinary, problem-solving and case management team
  • Provides assessment services, education, emergency crisis assistance, provisions for treatment and aftercare planning for students with substance abuse and/or mental health issues
  • Co-facilitates educational support groups