School Intervention Program
For students who are at risk for, are suspected of, or are using/experimenting with drugs and/or alcohol. Also appropriate for students who are displaying concerning behavioral changes or inappropriate behaviors, including issues of attendance and academic decline. Students will meet with a Master's or Doctoral level counselor at school. Counselor assesses and provides any needed counseling and appropriate referrals and help to family.
The School Intervention Program's inception was based on the following models:
- The SIP is modeled after the following identified "best practices" programs: Adolescent Transitions Program (ATP), Bry's Behavioral Monitoring Program, and the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program. The treatment aspect of this program is based on SAMHSA's "model programs", Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) and Project Achieve.
- Targets students in the transitional years (5th entering middle school; 8th entering high school; and 12th grade entering college and/or the work world).
- Provides continuity of services and support as families are often followed throughout their secondary schooling.
Key benefits of the program include:
- Identifies and intervenes in substance use, behavioral problems, and/or violence before a student "falls through the cracks" or gives up on school.
- Assesses the student and makes appropriate and effective recommendations and referrals.
- Supports and assists parents and schools in efforts to coordinate and access services for their child.
- Treats the problem - not just the symptom.
The following are some of the risk and protective factors identified and measured in the program:
- Lack of Academic Success
- Alienation & Rebelliousness, Delinquency & Violent acts
- Family Management Problems
- Structured & Nurturing Family
- Clear Behavioral Guidelines & Expectations within the Family and School
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