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K-12 Student Assistance Programs: Help At-Risk Students, Avoid Liability


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Students with troubles at home or who use drugs and alcohol make it difficult for themselves and those around them to learn. But when is it OK for educators to get involved? When and how do you involve the parents or even law enforcement? Join us for a 60-minute webinar where you and your colleagues will learn how Student Assistance Programs (SAP) can help you help your students.

  • SAP at your school: What to do to help your at-risk students & families
  • How to implement, assess, & improve your student assistance policies
  • Confidentiality issues with "at-risk" students: What you need to know
  • When you must involve parents and/or law enforcement- and how
  • The 4 SAP phases: Identification, intervention, follow-up, evaluation

Program Highlights

  • Student Assistance Issues: Answers to Your Toughest Questions

    • Walking the fine line: when educators should & shouldn't get involved
    • How to avoid potential confidentiality & liability issues
    • Guidelines for involving parents, law enforcement, & professional help
  • Critical Components of a Successful Student Assistance Program

    • Policies & procedures that protect your students & your school
    • How to achieve administrative, staff, parental, & community support
    • Keys to implement the Brief Risk Reduction Interview & Intervention Model
  • The 4 Phases of Student Assistance Programs: Identification to Follow Up

    • Identification & referral: Tips & tricks to identify "at-risk" students
    • Intervention: Solutions to overcome resistance & provide the help they need
    • Follow-up: How to monitor, mentor, & motivate students to achieve success
    • Evaluation: Effective ways to track program & student progress
  • Live Q&A session - Have your questions answered by our expert speaker!

About The Speaker

Dean Lesicko is a Credentialed School Counselor and School District Administrator. He currently works for the Murrieta Valley Unified School District where he directs the Student Assistance Program called Breakthrough, and the Elementary School Counseling Program.

  • He has served as an adjunct professor in the Counseling and School Psychology Department at both San Diego State University and Azusa Pacific University.
  • Dean is Past- President of the California Association of School Counselors (CASC).
  • Dean also works as a consultant for Redleaf Resources, which is best known for assisting school districts in the development of district-wide student assistance programs.

Jan Ryan has 27 years in the prevention field as an educator and consultant providing direct service, implementing programs, writing grants, and training at local, state, national, and international levels.

  • She is known for helping schools, county and community-based organization with customized, innovative and sustainable Student Assistance Program designs that meet the mandates of available funding.
  • She participated on statewide Governor's Prevention Advisory Council (GPAC) taskforce on underage drinking and Student Assistance Programs, the Continuum of Services System Re-engineering Task Force, Phase II for the California Alcohol and Drug Programs and MHSA planning.

Program Benefits

This practical 60-minute, webinar will provide you and your colleagues with the tools to identify troubled students, assess their needs, and provide them with the support they require to achieve success.