Student Assistance Programs (SAP) are the primary vehicle for schools in Pennsylvania and across our nation for addressing students’ behavioral health needs and concerns. SAP links students to behavioral health care services both in schools and in the community.
Student Assistance Programs address the barriers to learning due to social, emotional and mental health concerns. One such program is the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program (MMSAP) which began in Pennsylvania in 1984. The Masonic Model Student Assistance Program is designed to address school-based concerns of academics, attendance, health and behavior in students. MMSAP Core Teams are specifically trained to deal with substance use and abuse, depression and suicide, and school violence.