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Student Assistance Services include school-based substance use, mental health, violence prevention and intervention services as well as attendance services.
Student Assistance Specialists have expertise in the fields of substance use and mental health. They administer the Substance Use Prevention Program throughout the school district which includes K-12 prevention, intervention, consultation, and referral services.
Student Assistance Specialists provide services and interventions designed to enhance the social, emotional and academic success of students by helping to address the needs of the whole child. The foundation of these interventions is a strength based service delivery model focusing on developmental assets, risk/protective factors, prevention education and resiliency skill building-
•Substance Use Assessments and Referrals: Meet with students who are referred and provide recommendations for school and community services
•Substance Use Prevention/Intervention Groups: facilitate psycho-educational groups for students concerned about their own use, the use of others close to them or those students who are working a recovery program
•Insight Class: facilitate a three day substance abuse prevention and early intervention class for students who violate the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) alcohol or drug policy. This class is designed to aid students in assessing the impact of alcohol and drugs on their lives and identify ways to change. Staff coordinate a tour of the Juvenile Detention Center and administer a Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) as part of the assessment. The Insight Class is also open to students on a voluntary basis
•Smoking Reduction Program: available for consultation and training for in-school restriction (ISR) staff to provide information to students who violate the LCPS policy.
•Student Referral for Assessment Program: assist with connecting at-risk students and their families with Loudoun County Mental Health for