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State College Area School District

Our Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education

Parent Resources

Below are some resources to assist parents in helping their children with traumatic events, grief, and other concerns.
Family Preparedness Activities (link to American Red Cross)

How Parents and Other Caring Adults can Help (PDF-National Educational Association Health Information Network)
National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (US Dept. of Veterans Affairs website)
Tragic Events in the News by Fred Rogers (PBS Website)
Survey for Military Families
Please complete this survey and return to your child's school counselor if you would like to share information about deployment.

TIDES A support program for grieving children and the people who love them. Children ages five to eighteen and their adult family members come together to share their grief in a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere. For more information contact your child's guidance counselor, visit the web site,, or call 231-7112.
Family Outreach Services Connie Schulz is the district Family Outreach Specialist. Click on the link to find out about the services and resources the program has to offer. There are also links to websites that help parents talk to their children about death and underage drinking, and information about other parenting issues.

Student Assistance Program (SAP) -The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a statewide program designed to help school personnel identify issues, including alcohol, drugs, mental health, and behavioral concerns, which pose a barrier to a student's learning and school success. The SAP team of specially-trained school personnel uses a systematic process to intervene and refer students to appropriate in-school and/or community services. Parent involvement is an important part of the process. SAP is an intervention program, NOT a treatment program.

Pennsylvania SAP link for parents

Park Forest Middle School SAP home page
Mt. Nittany Middle School SAP home page
High School SAP home page
Delta SAP homepage

Last Modified on October 18, 2016