The Student Assistance Program Team Training was developed to address the needs of students struggling with at-risk issues. The training is a research-based and effective response to the negative behaviors that interfere with the success of children and their school communities. It involves experiential learning and group discussion along with presentations on such subjects as Chemical Dependency, Depression and Suicide, Conflict, Anger and Violence, Communication Skills and Intervention, Family Dynamics, Enabling, Life Skills Development, Treatment and Aftercare, and Group Process. During the training, information is presented on Developmental Assets and the role that they play in a child’s life.
The Student Assistance Program Team Training is an intensive either 3 or 2 day training for educators to learn how to identify, intervene with, and create appropriate referrals for students that may be at-risk for substance abuse, depression, suicide, or violence. This workshop trains a Core Team of five to eight educators from a school building or school district on how to intervene early and effectively with students that display patterns of behaviors that threaten their success at school.