Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SCIP - A Proven Success Story

SCIP - School Community Intervention & Prevention is a program we've used for years in our district to support families, school, and the community to support student behavioral and emotional health. It is designed to assist students experiencing difficulty in the learning environment.

How do we come together to support student success?

  1. School staff, peers or parents identify students exhibiting at-risk behaviors which interfere with their ability to learn.
  2. We provide alternative approaches in helping students deal with these problems.
  3. We provide a supportive system for students and parents to address problem areas both within and outside the school.
How are students referred to SCIP?

Students are often identified by teachers or administrators, but it is also acceptable for other students, friends, parents or even the student himself to ask to participate. Teachers are then asked to document the student's behavior in class and confidentially respond to the trained SCIP Team at the school.

Behaviors of concern may be indicators of more serious issues such as:
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Self-harm
  • Alcohol and/or drugs
  • Bullying
  • Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gambling
SCIP is FREE to families!
The initial agency screening for the student provided through SCIP is always FREE to families. Donations and partnerships with local agencies and professionals make this possible.

Learn more about SCIP by contacting our school or at