Brophy College Preparatory’s Student Assistance Program 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 support the entire school community - students, staff and parents - and is designed to identify and assist 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
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 on the school’s website. (Updated form will be available at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.) 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 Mrs. Karen Parise, 602-264-5291, ext. 6292 or Ms. Mary Novak, 602-264-5291, ext. 6481.


Program Details

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 who coordinate the prevention, identification, screening, intervention, assessment, treatment and 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 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 healthy and productive
    The program works for and with our entire school and local community. Everyone is responsible for the safe and appropriate development of our students.

    Where do you fit in?

    Prevention
    School Community, Family, Friends
     
    Identification Screening Intervention
    Student Assistant Program Resource Team. School Community, Family, Friends
     
    Assessment and Treatment
    Qualified Professional Health Care Providers
     
    Support
    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 in the counseling offices, Dean's Office, or the activities office; the form will also be available online at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. 
    3. Complete and return Observed Behavior Report if requested.

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

    Our Duty:
     
    1. Review Assistance 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 preliminary recommendation
    7. Contact the parents and if necessary, schedule a parent meeting
    8. Finalize action recommendation
    9. Assist in organizing treatment program
    10. Continue to support the student and his family

    Our Responsibility:
     
    • To commit to caring for the physical, mental and emotional well being of our students
    • Honest and fair evaluation and recommendation for each student
    • Confidentiality
    • Provide program information 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 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.