FOUR PHASES TO THE STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROCESS:
Referral – Anyone can refer a student to SAP when they are concerned about someone’s behavior; any school staff member, a student’s friend, a family member or community member. The students themselves can even go directly to a SAP team member to ask for help.
Team Planning – The SAP team gathers objective information about the student’s performance in school from all school personnel who have contact with the student. Together, the SAP team, parent(s) and student develop a plan that includes strategies for removing the learning barriers and promoting the student’s academic and personal success to include in-school and/or community-based services and activities.
Intervention and Recommendation – The plan is put into action. The team assists in linking the student to in-school and/or community-based services and activities. The team might recommend a drug and alcohol or mental health assessment.
Support and Follow Up – The SAP team continues to work with and support the student and their family. Follow-up includes monitoring, mentoring, and motivating for academic success.
The CTC SAP Team:
Ms. Nicole Gaetano, School Counselor
Mrs. Ann Jordan, School Counselor
Ms. Margaret Walsh, School Nurse
Mrs. Lisa Bieri, Special Populations Coordinator
Mr. Steve Ananiaj, Culinary Arts Instructor
Ms. Kristen Smith, Math Instructor
Mrs. Christine Pazzaglia, Para Professional
Dr. Carlucci, Supervisor of Career and Technical Education
Mr. George Pelepko-Filak, Assistant Director
Mr. Gerry Nitch, Scranton Counseling Center, Mental Health Liaison
Mr. Jude Villano, Lackawanna County Drug and Alcohol, Substance Abuse LiaisonThe Student Assistance Program is a state-mandated K-12 program 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. Anyone may make a SAP referral. Referrals may be made anonymously except in the case of teachers or staff. It is expected that teachers and staff identify themselves when making a referral when working in their professional capacity. This information is confidential and not shared with the student. Suicidal or Self Harm Behavior Notice Any staff member who is originally made aware of any threat or witnesses any attempt towards self-harm, that is written, drawn, spoken or threatened, should immediately notify the principal, school counselor or their designee. For similar concerns outside of school hours, please call 911. Please use this link for all referrals: