Brophy College Preparatory’s Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to identify and address students’ problems, manifested at school, that interfere with learning and/or are harmful to self or others. The program is designed to impact and support the entire school community - students, staff, and parents.
The SAP is a structured program designed to identify and support students who might be troubled by physical, chemical, emotional, spiritual, sexual, familial, and/or academic problems.

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
The SAP 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 the SAP if they are concerned about a student, friend, or family member.
Referral forms are located at various on-campus locations or on the school’s website. Completed Assistance Referral Forms (ARF) should be placed in one of the locked referral boxes, or may be mailed to Brophy in care of SAP.   If you would like to speak personally with someone about the program, please contact Ms. Karen Parise, (602) 264-5291, ext. 6292 or Ms. Mary Novak, (602) 264-5291, ext. 6481.

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Q Identification, Intervention, Support

    The Brophy Student Assistance Progam is a proactive and systematic program incorporating school personnel, students, community resources, and parents that coordinates the prevention, identification, screening, intervention, assessment, treatment, and support strategies for those in need.
    • Prevention: Clear, consistent, and appropriate information regarding student 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 provide 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: Assist the student and community in making positive changes and continued growth in order to remain productive within the school community
    Our program works for and with our entire school and local community. Everyone is responsible for the safe and appropriate development of our student body.

    Where do you fit in?

    School Community, Family, Friends
    Identification Screening Intervention
    SAP Resource Team. School Community, Family, Friends
    Assessment and Treatment
    Qualified Professional Health Care Providers
    School Community, Family, Friends
  • Q Working Together: The Brophy Student Assistance Program Step-By-Step

    Your Duty:

    1. Observe student behavior
    2. Complete Assistance Referral Form (located online, in the Counseling Center- Dean of Student’s Office, or the Activities Office)
    3. Complete and return Observed Behavior Report Form if requested

    Your Responsibility:
    • To commit to caring for the physical, mental, and emotional well being of our student body
    • Honest and fair observation and recording of student behavior
    • Confidentiality
    • Promote the program to students, parents, and other members of our community

    Our Duty:
    1. Review Assistance Referral Forms
    2. Convene the SAP Resource Team to begin 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 preliminary recommendation
    7. Contact the parents; if necessary, schedule a parent meeting
    8. Finalize action recommendation
    9. Assist in organization of treatment program
    10. Continued support for the student and his family

    Our Responsibility:
    • To commit to caring for the physical, mental, and emotional well being of our student body
    • Honest and fair evaluation and recommendation for each student
    • Confidentiality
    • Promote the program to students, parents, and other members of our community
  • Q What You Can Expect...

    • 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 personal problems
    • Faculty and staff are encouraged to refer students to the SAP if they are concerned about student performance, behavior, or attitude
    • It is the intent of the SAP 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 SAP does not alter, replace, or nullify any existing administrative policy, disciplinary procedures or contracts, or state or federal laws