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The Student Assistance Program is a school-based prevention counseling program that operates in six schools districts (4 high schools and 3 middle schools). The NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) provides certification and oversight for the prevention counseling and community education programs operated by Lourdes Youth Services. Seven Student Assistance Counselors work at school sites to provide free prevention counseling services to students addressing issues such as poor attendance, poor academic performance, alcohol and/or drug use, problem gambling, and family and peer problems. Other services are also provided to the school by the counselor, such as staff education and consultation.
The community education portion of the Student Assistance Program is also known as the Alcohol and Drug Education Prevention Team (ADEPT). ADEPT is fully funded by NYS OASAS to provide alcohol, drug, and problem gambling prevention education in Broome County. ADEPT works in conjunction with schools and other community agencies to provide prevention education services to youth and families. ADEPT has one Prevention Supervisor and three Prevention Specialists providing education to parents, schools, and community members on a variety of topics related to problem gambling, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Our special programs include methamphetamine prevention and awareness.