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TWELVE COMPONENTS OF A
STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

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DEFINITION

A comprehensive primary prevention and early intervention programme for students in primary and secondary schools and higher education.  The programme includes a systematic effort to educate, identify, assess, refer, and support students with substance misuse and other high-risk behaviours interfering with their education and life development.


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Benefits of a Student Assistance Programme 

  • Reduction of student alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
  • Improved student academic performance, attitude, attendance & retention
  •  Reduced bullying and other forms of violence
  •   Reduced school exclusion
  •  Improved student emotional and social well-being
  • Prevent suicide and self-harm
  • Improve school climate for students and staff
  • Promote and strengthen resiliency
  • Respect and caring for self and others
  • Reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness
  • Build healthy relationships
  • Promote understanding and caring between staff and students
  • Give all staff universal helping skills to help today’s young people

© Cheryl Watkins, Executive Director ,Student Assistance Training International 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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