The Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a systematic team process used to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning. SAP is designed to assist in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues that pose a barrier to a student’s success. The primary goal of the Student Assistance Program is to help students overcome these barriers so that they may achieve, advance, and remain in school. SAP team members are trained to identify issues, determine whether the presenting issue lies within the responsibility of the school, and make recommendations to assist the student and the parent. SAP team members do not diagnose, treat, or refer to treatment; but they may refer a student to a liaison who may screen or assess for further community-based services and support.