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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. 

Health Management Systems of America poster with a Summary of the Student Assistance Program in the Canton Schools. 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.)

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.

The consent form can be downloaded here or picked up from the school counseling office. A signed form is effective for the time the student remains enrolled in the district (7th-12th grade) unless permission is revoked by the parent. 

Completed forms should be returned to Ann Beman (grades 9-12) or Amy Brintle (grades 7-8) via email, or mailed to the school at 76 Simonds Avenue, Canton, CT. 

  Recording of the Student Assistance Program Parent Information meeting