Step 1: A student is referred to the SAP by a school staff member, parent, or self-referral
Step 2: The SAP counselor reviews the referral and determines how to proceed
Step 3: The parent or legal guardian is contacted about the referral; an appointment is scheduled for the parent and student
Step 4: The student completes a substance use screening survey, the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) (this may occur sooner if a drug violation occurred on a CMS campus)
Step 5: The SAP counselor meets with the student and parent together to conduct a structured interview to gather additional information about student and family strengths and needs.
Step 6: The student and family begin recommended intervention
Step 7: The SAP counselor follows-up with the student and family to determine if additional supports or services should be recommended
Services that may be recommended by the SAP counselor include but are not limited to: