Student Assistance Counseling Information




Student Assistance Counseling is:


Convenient: Student Assistance Counseling is free.  Meetings are arranged based on mutually convenient times during the school day.


Confidential: You can expect that what you talk about with the Student Assistance Counselor remains confidential.  Unless you are being abused, or there is immediate danger to yourself or others, what you talk about with the counselor stays private.


Voluntary: Only you will decide if SAC counseling is for you.



For Students:


Student Assistance Counseling is a process where you can meet with a professional counselor to discuss any problem you are dealing with.  For example:

  • Family problems
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Relationship Issues (friends, dating, etc.)
  • Stress
  • Bullying
  • School-related problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Cutting and self-mutilation
  • ANY other issues


Counseling is not always about getting advice.  Rather, it is a process where you and a counselor can explore issues and work together to develop healthy and effective coping strategies.



What Are the Services Provided By the SAC?


A Student Assistance Counselor/Substance Awareness Coordinator provides services such as the following:

  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Coordination of speakers and assemblies
  • Leadership programs
  • Prevention resources and activities
  • Intervention and referral



What Are Some of the Benefits of a Student Assistance Program?


The Student Assistance Program:

  • Promotes a safe and drug free school environment
  • Provides prevention information and activities for students, families, and staff
  • Provides information and assistance to students and families in difficult times
  • Empowers students to grow in the face of challenges
  • Helps teachers, administrators, and counselors by taking a team approach to solving problems that hinder a student’s academic success
  • Matches student needs and strengths with support resources
  • Promotes a climate at school that results in increased productivity and performance
  • Meets local student needs