Student Assistance

  • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Student Assistance Program is designed to assist personnel in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student’s success. The primary goal of the Student Assistance Program is to help students overcome these barriers in order that they may achieve, remain in school, and advance. Student Assistance Program is a systematic process using techniques to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. The core of the program is a professionally trained team, including school staff and liaisons from community alcohol and drug and mental health agencies. Student Assistance Program team members are trained to identify problems, determine whether or not the presenting problem lies within the responsibility of the school and to make recommendations to assist the student and parent. When the problem lies beyond the scope of the school, the Student Assistance Program team will assist the parent and student so they may access services within the community. For those students receiving treatment through a community agency, the Student Assistance Program team, in collaboration with parents and the agency, can assist in helping plan in-school support services during and after treatment
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    Student Assistant Contacts
     
     
     
     

    Name

    Title

    Email

    Phone

    Role

    Heather DeVito

    Student Svcs. Secretary

    hdevito@ojrsd.com

    610-469-5869

    Student Svcs.

    Teri Mahoney

    Student Assistance Counselor

    tmahoney@ojrsd.com

    610-469-5166

    Student Svcs.

    Victoria Morgan

    Student Assistance Counselor

    vmorgan@ojrsd.com

    610-469-5725

    Student Svcs.

    Jennifer Marshall

    Student Assistance Counselor

    jmarshall@ojrsd.com

    610-469-5733

    Student Svcs