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Student Assistance Program

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Philosophy Statement:

The Student Assistance Program is a school-based comprehensive prevention, intervention, and counseling program for students in grades K-12 characterized by a team approach. This professional, systematic process is designed to provide education, prevention, early identification, intervention, referral, counseling, and support services for students with risk behaviors which are interfering with their ability to achieve to their fullest potential.

This positive influence of the Student Assistance Program encourages student success in the school environment, fosters risk reduction, provides a safe environment and promotes opportunities for knowledge, skill, and attitude development. Key components are developmental curriculum and education, policy, staff and community in service and education, early identification, counseling support process, use of community resources, and ongoing evaluation.

Student Assistance Program Ethical Guidelines and Standards of Practice


Mission Statement:

The Student Assistance Program attempts to provide a network of prevention, intervention, counseling, and support to overcome conditions that interfere with a student’s’ ability to achieve to their fullest potential. This mission is accomplished by providing strategies and support to the school community and parents to improve their ability to help students succeed in school. The team also arranges other school and community resources as necessary for effective assistance to students.


Program Goals: Provide strategies and support to the school community and parents by fostering the ability to be more successful in school.

Action Plan: Services offered by each level of education, for example: district, elementary, middle school, or high school.

District Level Goal: Furnish education, prevention, early identification, referral, counseling and support services for students with at-risk behaviors which are interfering with their ability to achieve to their fullest potential by arranging school and community resources as necessary for effective assistance to students and their families.

Action Plan:

  • Encourage student success in the school environment
  • Foster risk reduction
  • Provide a safe environment for learning
  • Promote opportunities for knowledge, skill, and attitude development
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum and education policy
  • Early identification
  • Use of community resources
  • Ongoing evaluations

Staff:

Name School Title Phone Number
Kristi Hicks District Associate Director of Student Services (319) 730-3663
Karen Wilson District Administrative Assistant (319) 447-3019
Kevin McCauley, CDAC & CPS High School Student Assistance Counselor & Coordinator (319) 447-3047
Lisa Mooney, LISW High School Student Assistance Counselor (319) 447-3129
Janessa Walters, MA & NDPS High School Student Assistance Counselor (319) 892-4884
Anthony Nicol, MA High School Academic Assistance Counselor (319) 447-3073
Danielle Patterson, MA High School Academic Assistance Counselor (319) 447-3059
Katie Smith, BSW District Family Resource Specialist (319) 730-3633
Mike Shipley, CCJP Excelsior Middle School Student Assistance Specialist (319) 447-3152
Jessica Deahl, MA Oak Ridge Middle School Student Assistance Specialist (319) 730-3559
Jacob Young Jr, BSW Echo Hill, Indian Creek, Linn Grove and Novak Student Assistance Specialist (319) 447-3337
Tammy DeVries, LBSW Bowman Woods, Westfield and Wilkins Student Assistance Specialist (319) 447-3436