2017-2018 Faculty Handbook

Student Assistance Program

The CF Student Assistance Program is a confidential resource for assisting students who may have personal problems which could affect their school, work or home lives and would prefer the professional counseling services to be provided from an outside of the college source. Services are free to all active CF students.

SAP provides early intervention and professional assessment to best meet the needs of the student. The SAP is managed by Bay Care Life Management, a not-for-profit health management organization located in Clearwater. In order to access services, a student can call a toll-free helpline, 1-800-878-5470, during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. For crisis situations which occur after hours, on weekends or holidays, a student can call the same number and the therapist on duty will be paged and will promptly respond to the call.

Components of the SAP address a broad spectrum of behavioral health needs, including mental health and substance abuse issues to include:

Problem Identification/Assessment and Referral. Based on telephone communication and/or face-to-face meeting, the student's presenting problem(s) is identified, the individual is assessed and an appropriate plan of action is developed.

Crisis Intervention. This service offers post-crisis assessment and intervention services to students who have experienced crisis situations.

Short-term Problem Resolution. This type of counseling is offered when resolution of the presenting problem can be resolved within the initial counseling sessions.

Monitoring and Follow-Up Services. Appropriate monitoring of student's progress and satisfaction.

Consultation with Appropriate Leadership. Providing individual consultation to campus leadership, regarding screening and the appropriate referral of students to the SAP.

For more information visit the Office of Retention and Student Success at the Bryant Student Union, Room 204B, or call 854-2322, ext. 1362 for an appointment.

How Faculty Can Support Students with Disabilities. See Appendix A  for procedural details.