Nicole Hohl, Student Assistance Coordinator/Anti-Bullying Specialist
The Student Assistance Program is a comprehensive and integrated joint school-community program for prevention, intervention, support, and referral services to students in the areas of high-risk behaviors such as the use of substances, self-harm, and other mental health concerns. The Student Assistance Program's goals are designed not to punish students involved with drugs or alcohol and other high risk behaviors, but rather to remove the aura of shame that surrounds such students. Teenagers are exposed to external and internal struggles which can impact student success. The Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) aims to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to cope with these obstacles and develop a healthy lifestyle. The SAC helps students take a look at their life-style, identify negative consequences, and guide them toward making better choices. Providing mental health support and referral to services is an integral part of our counseling department's mission in promoting the well-being of each student. The SAC partners with a network of community services and agencies, creating a coordinated effort to promote a continuum of care and services for all students and families.
The SAC is available to all students and has an open-door policy. Students can request an appointment with Mrs. Hohl electronically or in person in the counseling office. Students are protected by a federal law, which grants them confidentiality (excluding thoughts or attempts of suicide, physical/sexual abuse or neglect, or threats of physical/sexual abuse against another person.) In addition to self-referral, teachers, administrators, parents, and peers, can refer a student to the SAC for assessment when there are concerns.
The S.T.O.P program is a therapeutic/counseling program for parents and students. Certified counselors trained in addictions from the Center for Family Guidance meet with both parents and students in 6 week sessions. This early intervention program is initiated when a students is confirmed of using substances, and there is concern of abuse and incurs no direct cost to the family. The goal of the program is to offer support to students and families at the onset of a drug problem. SACs also have several resources for students and families that may be suffering from multiple substance abuse issues and addictions.
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (H.I. B.)
The Black Horse Pike Regional School District is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students, free from the threat of H.I.B. Consistent with the provisions identified within the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” the Black Horse Pike Regional School District has identified staff/personnel to investigate suspected cases of H.I.B., as well as to develop potential activities/programs aimed at H.I.B. prevention.
The link below serves as resources for students, parents, staff/faculty, and members of the school community. If you or your child has experienced, witnessed, or suspects a potential case of H.I.B., you are encouraged to report this immediately to your child’s building principal.Partnership for Drug Free Kids - -Tobacco Free NJ --