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Substance Use Prevention & Intervention

The Student Assistance Prevention-Intervention Services Program (SAPISP) is a comprehensive, integrated model of services that fosters safe school environments, promotes healthy childhood development and prevents alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse. The SAPISP, operated by OSPI, places Student Assistance Professionals in schools to implement comprehensive student assistance programs that address problems associated with substance use and other at-risk behaviors.

Specifically, the SAPISP:

  • Provides early alcohol and other drug prevention and intervention services to students and their families.
  • Assists in referrals to treatment providers.
  • Strengthens the transition back to school for students who have had problems of alcohol and other drug abuse.

Services may include:

  • Screening for high-risk behaviors.
  • Consultation for parents and staff.
  • Referrals to community services.
  • Case management with school team.
  • School-wide prevention activities.
  • Professional consultation services.
  • Informational workshops for parents, school staff, and community members.

Student Assistance Prevention-Intervention Services Program is accessed through educational service districts (ESDs). Some school districts manage their own programs. Many Student Assistance Programs are a component of CPWI model in their community. To learn more about the CPWI model, please see the brochure.

Funding Student Assistance Programming

Funding a Student Assistance Program in your school requires leveraging district funds, utilizing Title IV Part A dollars, applying for grants, or qualifying as a CPWI location. See funding resources in the Funding Student Assistance with Title IV Part A document.

Program Documents