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.