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Student Assistance Program 7-12

Canton Board of Education is offering a new resource to support the well-being of students grades 7–12. 

In addition to the broad services available through the District’s counseling offices during the school day, the Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a free, confidential service that offers students access to life coaching and short-term problem resolution sessions that can be initiated via our 24/7 helpline. 

The SAP aims to help the student identify and gain control over personal, family and school-related concerns that can affect school performance or daily life. The SAP can be used to address a variety of issues, including:

• Goal Setting

• Self Confidence

• Grief and Loss

• Time Management

• Test Anxiety

• Balancing School Workload

• Managing Extracurricular Commitments

• Difficulty Meeting Deadlines

• Peer Pressure

• Friendship Conflicts

• Communication Problems

• Change in Family Dynamics (Divorce, New Sibling, etc.)

• And much more

In crisis or just need someone to talk to? The SAP offers support to the student 24/7. If an issue is something that can benefit from long-term services the SAP can work to connect the student to helpful next steps. 

To gain access to this valuable program parents will need to sign a consent form, currently available through the school counseling office. This form only needs to be completed once between grades 7 -12, as long as the student remains enrolled with the district.

The consent form can be downloaded here

  Recording of the Student Assistance Program Parent Information meeting