Student Assistance Program & Resources
Today all schools have what is called Student Assistance Programs, a collection of school-based and/or intervention services that help students with their personal problems and encourage them to build on their strengths so that they are able to attend school regularly and be academically successful. The Muhlenberg S.A.P. Team is focused on many different issues that impact student achievement. Some of these issues are as follows:
- Substance abuse prevention and intervention
- Violence prevention
- Eating disorders
- Grief and loss
- Divorce in family
- Youth suicide
- Crisis management
- Character development
Who is on the S.A.P. Team?
The Muhlenberg S.A.P. team consists of teachers, counselors, and administrators who have been trained to assist students who are experiencing difficulties.
High School team members:
- Mr. Mish
- Mr. Schaeffer
- Ms. Morris
- Mr. Burkart
- Mr. Horst
- Mrs. Hendel/Ms. Stem
- Mr. Morton
- Mrs. Spohn
- Mrs. Will
- Mrs. Work
For more information, visit Mr. Horst's teacher page at https://www.muhlsdk12.org/teacher_page.asp?staffid=232
How to get your child into S.A.P.
If you suspect your child or any other student is :
- Using alcohol
- Using drugs
- Is having personal problems
If any of these issues are interfering with his or her performance in school, use the referral form and the S.A.P team will assist the child. Don’t let problems become barriers to learning and success in school.
Message to Parents
- Are your child's grades slipping?
- Is your child violent or apathetic?
- Is your child having difficulty handling family issues or emotional distress?
- Is your child dealing with unhealthy peer pressure?
- Is your child using drugs or alcohol?
If your child exhibits any of the above, please call the high school and ask to speak to any member of the S.A.P. Team.
Another function of the S.A.P. program is to implement groups at our School. If you feel your son or daughter would benefit from participating in a group, please let us know.
Focus of the groups vary depending on student need/interest:
- Grief and loss
- Drug and alcohol
- Smoking cessation
- Anger management
- Time management
Feel free to contact any of the team members by calling Muhlenberg High School and requesting to speak to the member of your choice.
You may also e-mail Mr. Horst at email@example.com
Please fill out the Referral Form and mail it t
Muhlenberg High School
C/O The S.A.P. Team
Sharp Avenue and Frances Street
Laureldale, PA 19605
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
AL-ANON - 610-373-5237
Alcoholics Anonymous - 610-373-6500
Narcotics Anonymous - 610-374-5944
Council on Chemical Abuse - 610 376-8869
National Institute on Drugs Abuse
Reading Hospital- Drug/ Alcohol Hotline - 610-988-8186
Substance abuse and Referral Hotline (24hr.) 1-800-662-4357
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Crisis Hotline - 1-800-234-09420
Alcohol and Drug Helpline - 1-800-821-4357
Counseling and Referral
Mental Health Concerns
Berks County Mental Health\Mental Retardation Office 610-478-3371
Service access Management Emergency services-suicide and other dangerous behaviors. 610-236-0530
Reading Hospital Mental Health 610-988-8070
National Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433
ruOK? Berks Phone Number (call or text) 484-816-ruOK(7865)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Renfrew Foundation 1-800-736-3739
National Eating Disorder Association 1-800-931-2237
Physical and Sexual Abuse or Assault
To Report Child Abuse:
PA Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-932-0313
BerksCounty Children and Youth Services 610-478-6700
Berks Women in Crisis ,English 610-372-9540, Spanish 610-372-7463
Rape, Abuse and incest network 1-800-656-4673
Family Support Network 1-800-244-5373
Berks Aid Network- 610-375-6523
Berks Visiting Nurses (Free HIV testing ) 610-378-0481
Lifeline Pregnancy Planning 610-374-8545, emergencies 1-800-848-5683
National Teen HIV/AIDS Hotline 1-800-440-8336
Planned Parenthood of NE Pennsylvania 610-376-8061
Real Alternatives Organization 1-800-543-3243
Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline 1-800-227-8922
Ambulance, Fire, Police 911
Poison Control Center 1-800-521-6110
Reading Hospital Emergency Care 610-988-8218
St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Care 610-378-2330