A Holistic Approach to Caring for Students

Brophy College Preparatory’s Student Assistance Program is an important resource in identifying and addressing students’ problems, manifested at school, that interfere with learning and/or are harmful to self or others. The program seeks to identify and assist students who might be troubled by physical, chemical, emotional, spiritual, sexual, familial and/or academic problems and is designed to support the entire school community — students, faculty and parents.
The goals are...
  • To identify students in need.
  • To intervene on their behalf at the earliest stages of dysfunctional behavior.
  • To work cooperatively with parents and outside agencies, if necessary, to facilitate appropriate resolutions.
This program is available to all students. Students are encouraged to seek assistance in determining if their unsatisfactory performances within the school community are a result of personal, familial or social problems. Teachers, staff members, parents and students are encouraged to access this support structure if they are concerned about a student, friend or family member.
Referral forms are located at various on-campus locations or click the link on this page. Completed Assistance Referral Forms should be placed in one of the locked referral boxes, or may be mailed to Brophy in care of the Student Assistance Program. If you would like to speak personally with someone, please contact school counselor, Dr. Colleen Feeney Wilson, at 602-264-5291, ext. 6292.

Program Information

List of 3 items.

  • > Identification, Intervention, Support

    The Brophy Student Assistance Program is a proactive and systematic program incorporating school personnel, students, community resources and parents who work together to coordinate prevention, identification, screening, intervention, assessment, treatment and other support strategies for those in need.

    • Prevention: Clear, consistent and appropriate information regarding a student's physical, emotional and mental health issues.
    • Identification: Recognizing students who are in need using objective data such as grades, performance, attendance, disciplinary record, changes in attitude, changes in personal appearance or associations and/or increased friction at school or at home.
    • Screening: Determining if a student’s behavior and activity are indicative of a physical, emotional or mental health issue.
    • Intervention: Taking action on the student’s behalf; meeting with parents to discuss concerns and providing recommendations.
    • Assessment: The use of qualified professional health care providers to assess the student and determine a course of action.
    • Treatment: Assist in locating and/or providing resources so that the identified issues found in the assessment can be addressed and resolved.
    • Support: Generally, to assist the student and community in making positive changes that lead to continued growth and a healthy, productive and purposeful experience. 
    The program works for and with our entire school and local community. Everyone is responsible for the safe and appropriate development of our students.

    A team effort...

    The school community, family and friends
    Identification, Intervention and Screening:
    Student Assistant Program resource team, the school community, family and friends
    Assessment and Treatment:
    Professional health care providers
    The school community, family and friends
  • > Working Together: Step-By-Step

    It is everyone's duty, when necessary to:

    1. Observe student behavior.
    2. Complete the Assistance Referral Form (located in the counseling offices, Dean's Office or click the link on this page).
    3. Complete and return the Observed Behavior Report if requested.

    The duties of the Student Assistance Program resource team:
    1. Review referral forms.
    2. Convene the program's resource team to begin the evaluation process.
    3. Collect and review all appropriate student data and Observed Behavior Report forms.
    4. Meet with the student.
    5. Review data and meeting notes.
    6. Make a preliminary recommendation.
    7. Contact the parents and if necessary, schedule a parent meeting.
    8. Finalize action recommendation.
    9. Assist in organizing a treatment program.
    10. Continue to support the student and his family.

    It is everyone's responsibility to:
    • Commit to caring for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our students.
    • Commit to honest and fair observation of student behavior.
    • Maintain confidentiality.
    • Provide information and feedback when necessary and appropriate to do so.
  • > Guidelines and Expectations.

    • The Student Assistance Program is designed for and is available to all students.
    • Students are encouraged to seek assistance to determine if unsatisfactory academic, co-curricular or personal performances are being influenced by social, familial or other personal problems.
    • Faculty and staff are encouraged to refer students to the program if they are concerned about student performance, behavior or attitude.
    • It is the intent of the program to work cooperatively with parents and/or guardians to resolve student problems; parents will be invited into the process as soon as possible and when appropriate.
    • All records and discussions of social, familial or personal problems will be handled with the utmost attention to student confidentiality and will not become a part of the student’s permanent file.
    • The Student Assistance Program does not alter, replace or nullify any existing administrative policy, disciplinary procedures or contracts, or state or federal laws.