Student Assistance Team

About the Student Assistance Team

The SAT team is a group of professionals who work together to reach out to students who are struggling academically, emotionally, with mental health issues, drugs or alcohol.  The NCMS SAT team is comprised of school personnel and staff from community agencies.

Anyone can refer a student to SAT - parents, students, teachers, or the student them self.

Students are often referred to the SAT team for sudden drop in grades, withdrawal from friends, depression, lying or experimenting with drugs/alcohol.

The SAT team works closely with parents to develop strategies to help the student.  Every student who is referred to SAT needs parent permission.  SAT is a volunteer program.  Both students and parents have to sign for the student to be helped through SAT.

The student may meet with a Teenline counselor or drug/alcohol counselor from Cumberland-Perry Drug and Alcohol Agency.

SAT is a CONFIDENTIAL process and the student's privacy is respected at all times.

The NCMS members of SAT have a yellow star outside their classroom. 

September- Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide is the one death that is preventable.  

Overall Prevalence of Suicide Attempts, Deaths, and Behaviors Nationally, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death, claiming more than twice as many lives each year as homicide. According to the latest data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 48,344 people died from suicide in the United States in 2018. Within Pennsylvania, 2,017 people took their own lives in 2018 (up from 1,272 suicides in 1999), reflecting a 43.3% increase in the age-adjusted suicide rate.  The rate of suicide within Pennsylvania based upon CDC (2018) data was 15.7 deaths per 100,000 population and the national rate was 14.8 deaths per 100,000 population. Pennsylvania ranks 28th for the rate of deaths by suicide as compared to the other 49 states and the District of Columbia.
Source: Prevent Suicide Pa



2021 Prevent Suicide PA Public Service Awareness Contest- visit for rules for contest: http://psa.preventsuicidepa.org/2021-2/
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