• Student Assist Services  Student Assistance Services

    The Downingtown Area School District has a Student Assistance Program, SAP, which is available to all students.  The SAP team is composed of  faculty members who have received crisis intervention training and who have expressed  an interest in helping students deal with personal problems.
    The team is available to all students for assistance with problems of an immediate, non-academic nature.  Students, parents, teachers, and staff may refer anyone to the team.  Each referred student periodically meets with a team member.  While these meetings remain confidential, parental involvement is encouraged whenever possible.
    If you would like to refer a student to the SAP team, fill out a referral form with the student’s name, grade level, your name, and the observable behaviors that concern you.  Once completed, submit the form to one of the following locations – main office or guidance office.
    Important Information         

Staff Department/Title Extension Email Web Page
Forsythe, Christine Student Assistance Specialist DHS West & STEM 610-269-4400 x 7596 TForsythe@dasd.org Visit Page
Brooks, Sarah Prevention Specialist DHS East & STEM 610-363-6400 x5523 SWuerth@dasd.org Visit Page
Gaffney, Regina Prevention Specialist LMS, EW, LE, PV, SC, UH 610-524-6300 x2511 RGaffney@dasd.org Visit Page
Houston, Olivia Prevention Specialist DMS, BC, BH, BW, WB, SM 610-518-0685 x2015 OHouston@dasd.org Visit Page