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     A Student Assistance Program


    The Central Dauphin Middle School has made a commitment to the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide a Student Assistance Program (SAP).   The program is designed to:


    • Provide prevention-based activities and programs.
    • Accept referrals of students experiencing barriers to learning and school such as alcohol or drug use, depression, anxiety, grief, or other concerns.
    • Intervene and refer these students to the appropriate school or community resources.   SAP is a prevention and intervention, not a treatment program.

    Referral Process

    Referrals to the Student Assistance Program may be submitted by teacher, staff, parent, student, or self-referral. A Student Assistance Program link is located on CANVAS Rams Central Page or paper forms are available in the Counseling office.  Also, any student that violates the Central Dauphin School District Drug and Alcohol Policy will automatically be referred to the program.


    Team Members

    The SAP Team is comprised of school administrators, counselors, teachers, the school nurse, psychologist, and other staff.   Members of the team have received extensive training and education provided by the PA Department of Education.   Program funding is provided by the Federal Safe and Drug Free Schools, Community Act Grant, and school district.


    Community agency representatives work closely with the SAP Team.   Chemical Dependency Counselors and /or Mental Health Professionals may meet with students referred to the program if parent permission is obtained.  


    Community Resources

    Alcohol Hotline 1 (800) Alcohol

    Childline Abuse 1 (800) 932-0313

    Dauphin County Children & Youth Services (717) 255-2870

    Dauphin County Crisis Intervention  (717) 232-7511

    Dauphin County Dept.Of Drug & Alcohol Services  (717) 635-2254

    Gaudenzia Outpatient  (717) 233-3424

    Keystone Children & Family Services (717) 541-9620

    Rape Crisis  (717) 238-7273

    teen line https://teenlineonline.org/ 800-852-8336 or  Text TEEN to 839863

    Highmark Caring Place 866-613-4673

Last Modified on March 7, 2023