Student Assistance Program (S.A.P.)

Mrs. Whitney Davison
SAP Coordinator

Phone: (610) 866-9660, ext. 4225

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Student Assistance Program (SAP), which is administered by the PA Department of Education’s Safe Schools Office in partnership with the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs’ Division of Prevention and Intervention, and the PA Department of Human Services’ Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, is designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student’s 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. While Student Assistance Programs exist in other areas of the country, the structure and operation of the program in Pennsylvania is a unique expression of an integrated model serving the needs of Pennsylvania families and their students.

Links & Resources

ADAA: Anxiety Disorders of America

Promotes the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, and is committed to improving the lives of the people who suffer from them.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

"We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals."


NACOA: National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Mission: To advocate for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.

NIAAA: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems.

NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Northampton County Mental Health

Mental Health services are targeted for children/adolescents who are seriously emotionally disturbed or at-risk of being so.

NOVA: National Organization of Victim Assistance

NOVA’s mission is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

Drug Abuse and Substance Abuse Information

Valley Youth House

Valley Youth House provides a first line of defense for the Lehigh Valley’s troubled young people and their families.

Youth At-Risk: Warning Signs