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Student Assistance

All young people will be successful when offered the right combination of opportunities, supports, and services to help them develop in a positive way.

We provides school based services for students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12.  Student assistance services include:

  • Encourages student success in the school environment
  • Teaches and facilitates comprehensive prevention and intervention programs
  • Promotes multidisciplinary team and intervention system approach
  • Removes the educational and behavioral barriers that interfere with academic success
  • Enhances the developmental assets of students
  • Promotes youth development and good citizenship
  • Collaborates with community agencies
  • Conducts early identification of risk factors
  • Facilitates crisis support during times of critical incidents
  • Determines appropriate referral and support services
  • Provides suicide prevention
  • Provides substance abuse education
  • Facilitates student support groups
  • Provides individual student supportive services
  • Promotes school safety initiatives

Questions? Contact Linda B. Askew, LCSW, Supervisor, Student Assistance, Youth Development at:

  • Office: (757) 591-4658
  • Mobile: (757) 508-8326
  • Fax: (757) 595-2017