Student Assistance Program (SAP)

The primary goal of the SAP is to help students overcome barriers so that they may achieve, remain in school, and advance. SAP is a systematic process using techniques to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. The core of the program is professionally trained to identify problems, determine whether or not the presenting problem lies within the responsibility of the school and to make recommendations to assist the student and the parent. When the problem lies beyond the scope of the school, the SAP team will assist the parent and student so they may access services within the community. The student assistance team members do not diagnose, treat, or refer to treatment; but they may refer for a screening or an assessment for treatment.

At Chartiers Valley, we contract with Maximizing Adolescent Potentials (MAPS) to provide screenings for our students when necessary. MAPS is a research, public service, and training program dedicated to the prevention of drug and alcohol problems among youth, the promotion of adolescent mental health, and the development of capable young people.

School personnel, peers, students themselves, or family members may refer students to SAP.  Any person who is concerned about a student is encouraged to refer that student by completing the referral forms online.

Click here to visit the cvsd sap website

Some signs and symptoms of students who may be referred are:

  • Decline in grades/academic performance
  • Poor attendance
  • Change in friends, behavior, or attitude
  • School phobia
  • Violation of school rules
  • Health problems
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Family issues/stress/violence
  • Being at risk for suicide or other mental problems including anxiety/fear, withdrawal,    isolation, risk-taking or self-abusive behavior, eating/sleeping/grooming problems or peer relationship problems
  • Being a victim of violence/abuse
  • Eating, sleeping or grooming changes

 

SAP Community Resources

EMERGENCIES/CRISIS
Resolve Crisis Network 
1-888-796-8226
www.upmc.com/resolvecrisis

Crisis Text Line
Text HELLO to 741741
Crisis Text Line Info

ABUSE/VIOLENCE/RAPE
Allegheny County CYF
412-473-2000

Pennsylvania CHILDLINE
1-800-932-0313

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
(24 hour hotline)
1-877-338-8255

PAAR
1-800-363-7273

Women's Center & Shelter
412-687-8005

DRUGS/ALCOHOL
Allegheny County D/A Administration
(Crisis Intervention Hotline)

412-350-3328
1-888-424-2287

Gateway Rehabilitation Center
1-800-427-1177

AL-A-Teen, AL-Anon Family Groups
412-572-5141

Narcotics Anonymous Helpline
412-255-1155

Outreach Teen & Family Serivces, Inc.  
412-561-5405  

EATING DISORDERS
Pittsburgh Educational Network for Eating Disorders
412-366-9966

WPIC's Center for Overcoming Eating Disorders
412-624-9329

GRIEF/LOSS
The Caring Place
1-888-244-4673

Cancer Caring Center
412-622-1212

HEALTH INSURANCE FOR UNINSURED CHILDREN
Caring Foundation for Children
1-800-543-7105

HELP-LINES & HOT-LINES
Runaway Hotline
412-661-1800

Contact Pittsburgh
412-820-4357

HOMLESSNESS
District Statement Regarding Homelessness
Sara Salopek - Education for Children and Youth Experienceing Homelessness Program, Allegheny Intermediate Unit 

Food Bank of Bethany Presbitarian Church 
412-394-5936

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
American Psychological Association
1-800-621-4000

Allegheny MH/MR Administration
412-350-4457

Chartiers Community Center, Inc
412-221-3302

Family Line
412-344-7645

STAR Clinic (at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic)
412-246-5754

Vista Behavioral Associates
412-641-7016

Cranberry Psychological Associates, Inc.
412-220-0144

Intercare
412-831-0355

Allegheny Clinical Association
412-279-9500

Allegheny General Hospital - Child & Psychiatric Services
412-330-3041

Southwood Psychiatric Hospital
412-257-2290

Southwest Human Services
412-831-8821

Stepping Stones Psychiatric Care
412-221-7770

Outreach Teen & Family Services, Inc 
412-561-5405

PREGNANCY
Allegheny County Health Department
(Maternal & Child Health Program)
412-247-7950

Genesis of Pittsburgh
412-766-2693

Mom's House of Dormont
412-531-6667

Mom's House of Pittsburgh
412-271-2229

McGee Woman's Hospital 
(Education & Outreach)
412-641-1000

SPECIAL EDUCATION  
Cerebral Palsy Group
https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/support/special-education/