This three-day training will follow the Commonwealth model for the Student Assistance Program, based on the Inter-Agency Committee approved Standards and Competencies. The Behavioral Health Training & Education Network (BHTEN) is a member of the Commonwealth Approved Trainers system and authorized by the Inter-Agency Committee to offer this training.
By the end of this three-day training, participants will have…
- Explored the basic philosophy of the PA model of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) as outlined in 24 P.S. §15-1547;
- Differentiated the different roles on a SAP team;
- Identified the four phases of the SAP process;
- Described observable student behaviors appropriate for SAP referral;
- Demonstrated the ability to participate effectively in the SAP Core Team process;
- Demonstrated various intervention methods and when each is appropriate;
- Identified strategies for establishing and maintaining working relationships with parents and/or caregivers;
- Discussed the practical implications of federal and state legislation that impacts SAP;
- Listed the possible consequences of working outside the Commonwealth model of SAP;
- Proposed strategies that SAP teams can use to foster resiliency in young people;
- Utilized current research on ATOD use among young people in developing appropriate interventions;
- Outlined the ATOD continuum of care;
- Identified behaviors observed in school settings that may be signs of behavioral health concerns;
- Identified local resources that can be of assistance to students identified by the SAP team; and,
- Assessed her or his own strengths, needs and boundaries when working with each student and family.
School staff and agency personnel working with students experiencing barriers to school success are the intended audience for this training.
Completion of the entire three-day program and the post-training assignment is required before any credits can be awarded.