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Student Assistance Program (SAP) – For Students and their Families

What Is SAP?
The SAP is designed to assist students, families and schools in our partner districts to manage the impact that a wide variety of personal and family problems can have on student behavior and achievement. Many issues can negatively impact a student including those related to family conflict, emotional or mental health problems, limited parenting skills, substance abuse, bullying and other peer conflict. Services provided include telephone consultation, in-person sessions and referrals to community resources, if needed.

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a here to help you and your immediate family members deal with concerns in your life — by finding solutions. The SAP is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is strictly confidential.

When to Call the SAP

You can count on the SAP for guidance and support. Call the SAP for issues that interfere with your daily activities, happiness, family stability or overall wellbeing. Some of the topics a SAP counselor can help you with are:

  • School performance
  • Stress
  • Confusion
  • Trouble with peers
  • Alcohol and other drug problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Problem gambling concerns
  • Dating and relationship issues
  • Conflict, bullying or violence
  • Depression or suicidal thoughts
  • Family concerns

Who will know I used the SAP?

Confidentiality is important to us. Within legal limits, no one will be given any information about your visit without your permission.

Do I have to pay to use the SAP?

No, you can use the SAP for free. You’ll receive counseling sessions and 24/7 telephone assistance at no cost to you. If additional resources are needed, the counselor works to ensure referrals are appropriate, beneficial and affordable.

To find out if your school district participates in EFR's SAP service call 515.244.6090.

Additional resources related to SAP are available on our National Resources page.