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County Mental Health Programs and Liaison Services

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service


The Guidelines for County Mental Health Programs and Liaison Services were originally  developed in 1990andrevised in 1997 and 2002. The guidelines identify roles and responsibilities for schools and the local mental health system involved in the operation of a successful Student Assistance Program to promote effective practices at the local level. 

Download Guidelines Document
Single County Authorities

DEPARTMENT OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROGRAMS

Bureau of Treatment, Prevention and Intervention


These best practice guidelines identify roles and responsibilities for schools and the local drug and alcohol system involved in the operation of a successful SAP that promotes effective practices at the local level. 

Download Best Practice Guidelines

SAP Liaison Information Request

PNSAS is updating their statewide contact lists. We would appreciate your assistance in obtaining information from your agency. Please click on the links to access the letter and SAP Liaison Questionnaire. Complete the form and return it to your regional coordinator by January 31, 2017.


The SAP Joint Quarterly Reporting System(JQRS)

The JQRS system collects the mental health and drug and alcohol SAP data from liaisons and agencies working with SAP teams. The 2014-15 Joint Quarterly Reporting System (JQRS) Executive Summary has been recently published and can be downloaded here. Also available are the archived reports from previous years data collection efforts.

SAP Liaison Frequently Asked Questions and Best Practice Responses

Liaison Frequently Asked Questions and Best Practice Responses. This document is in response to questions from SAP liaisons. It is an excellent resource to refresh your understanding of liaison issues such as program fidelity, records, team process, etc. It will be helpful for liaisons and SAP teams to review and enhance their understanding of a mental health and drug and alcohol agency liaison's role(s)

SAP Liaison Professional Development Webinar Resources

November 10, 2016
Strategies for Improving SAP Team Maintenance: by Dr. Susan Tarasevich that aired on November 10, 2016.
Strategies for Improving SAP Team Maintenance
Handout 1 - C and I Checklist
Handout 2 - Composite C and I Checklist
Handout 3 - PDE4092 Questions
Handout 4 - Staff Referral Feedback Form
Handout 5 - Meeting Agenda
Handout 6 - Sample Spreadsheet
SAP Staff Satisfaction Survey



September 24, 2015
Suicide Prevention in the School Setting: by Dr. Matt Wintersteen that aired on September 24, 2015 is now archived and available for viewing.



February 17, 2015
Addressing At Risk Behaviors: Could Trauma Be a Factor? Speaker: Sherry Peters, National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
PowerPoint
Adverse Childhood Trauma Impact
Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators
Resiliency Questionnaire



March 26, 2014
A Checklist for Effective Parent-Professional Collaboration for Professionals
A Checklist for Effective Parent-Professional Collaboration for Parents
Case Studies
Powerpoint slides



June 5, 2014
"Current Drug Trends Among Youth Across the Commonwealth" Speaker: Specialist Jerry Mitchell, Education and Outreach Unit, PA Attorney General's Office
Evidence Based Programs List
Research Based Programs Websites