·PA Parent and Family Alliance
families and offering hope will go a long way to bridge the summer break.
Best wishes for a restful and relaxing summer!
BONUS SECTION- FAQ CORNER
Records – “To Share or Not to Share, That Is the Question.”
and perplexed about whether your team can share records within your district or
with another district’s SAP team? Look
no further for the answer-it is in Pennsylvania’s
Student Assistance Program: Frequently Asked Questions and Best Practice
Are SAP teams permitted to share records with other SAP teams within the
(e.g., elementary to middle school, middle school to high school)?
school entity’s records policy should be adhered at all times. However, for
continuity and ongoing support, teams are encouraged to share records with
the next building, especially
since transitions are difficult for many students. The goal of sharing records
maintain consistent support, so the student is successful in the new
information is particularly important for continuity of supports if the team
is actively working with the student at the end of the school year. There
are many variations on how this is addressed within each school entity.
Teaming between building SAP teams would be helpful to determine
transition plans and effective communication.
Are SAP teams permitted to share records with other school entities?
school entity must make this decision after referring to its records policy. However,
SAP files should be included in the list of educational records on the transfer
of educational records form. The parent/guardian signs this form, and it is
sent to the original school to obtain academic and other educational
records. When the new school entity receives the files, the SAP files
should only be shared with SAP team members.
RESOURCES AND NEWS
May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
Click here for an
agenda of events being held in communities across Pennsylvania during
the Capitol Green for Mental Health Awareness -If you
are in the business area of Harrisburg between May 1st at 8
p.m. through May 8th at 6 a.m., you will find city and county buildings lighted
green along with the fountain. You don't want to miss it!
Mental Health is Health — Small Actions
Equal Big Impact!
SAMHSA is recognizing Mental
Health Awareness Month! Each May, their goal is to increase awareness about the
vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being. Share
resources, encourage others to seek help, or simply be there for someone when
they need you.
Access the Mental Health Awareness Month Toolkit and available resources:
SAP Trainings are available both
in person and virtually in certain locations throughout the state. These
trainings are delivered by PA Approved SAP Training Providers. For a complete listing click here to access the training calendar.
Navigating the Juvenile Justice System with a
Mental Health Challenge-PA Parent and Family Alliance
Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Join attorneys and educational advocates from
Allegheny County’s Juvenile Division. Click here to register.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
There are two webinars scheduled for
Trauma Training: The Offices of
Children, Youth and Families, and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
have partnered with PA Care Partnership to provide any child welfare
professionals in Pennsylvania FREE Trauma Training provided by Lakeside Global
until September 30, 2023, or while funding is available. For individuals looking for Trauma Training, there are multiple
cohorts for courses and workshops scheduled on specific dates and times
available through https://lakesidelink.com/training/course-registration-2023/Training
available includes the following: Enhancing Trauma Awareness, Deepening
Trauma Awareness, Applying Trauma Principals,
Train the Trainers, and Trauma 101 through 109 Workshops.
2022-2023 Equity Speaker Series funded by PDE Statewide Systems of
Topic: Students with Interrupted Education
2023 (Final session in the series)
Click here to
Self-paced Professional Development & Training
HealtheKnowledge offers hundreds of courses on topics related to substance use
disorder, recovery, mental health, and prevention efforts. These self-paced
courses are available online, anytime, anywhere! Join over 89,000 behavioral
health professionals-take a HealtheKnowledge course today! Click here for more information.
Center for Safe Schools
There are several resources available at the Center for Safe
Schools. Including: False Threats: Immediate Action Steps for Schools, Model
Door Numbering System, Safety and Security Assessments, Training and Technical
Assistance, Act 26 and Act 44, Third Thursday Digital Learning Series, and
more. Click here for more
Commonwealth Prevention Alliance
The 33rd Annual Conference, Reimagining Prevention
June 7-9, 2023
More information and registration are available here.
There are open grant applications in PCCD’s
For more information, contact the Egrants Help Desk is
available at: (717) 787-5887 or (800) 692-7292.