PNSAS is pleased to share a recently developed document for SAP liaisons with considerations for remote screening/assessment, as well as outreach to school SAP teams during COVID-19. Please note that this document is not meant to provide guidance, nor are the questions and considerations within required. Rather, it is meant to serve as a helpful resource with suggested areas for discussion for SAP liaison agencies that may be adjusting current protocols during COVID-19.
The document can be found here.
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The Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program is overseen by the PA Network for Student Assistance Services (PNSAS) Interagency, Statewide Staff and Regional Coordinators' team; comprised of representation from the PA Departments of Education (Safe Schools Office), Drug and Alcohol Programs (Division of Prevention and Intervention) and Human Services (Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services). SAP is based upon state guidelines, professional standards, and policies and procedures adopted by the local school board of directors. Professional training conducted by a PA Approved SAP Training Provider (PASTP) is required for team members to ensure the appropriateness of the recommended services, effective interagency collaboration and compliance with state and federal laws protecting the privacy rights of parents and students.