Student Assistance Program - Granite Wellness Centers

The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a substance use prevention and early intervention program to support teens who have been referred by the school, the parents or the teen themselves because of a substance use problem. It is offered at no-cost to students, schools and families through a Mental Health Services Act Grant (Placer County) and the Youth Resiliency Project (Nevada County). We offer a 8-week program for high school students and a 5-week program for middle school students.

The Student Assistance Program uses the Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents (MBSAT – Sam Himelstein and Stephen Saul) and the Change Company Keep it Direct and Simple (KIDS) curriculums to ground this behavioral support system. Click HERE for a complete description of this 8-week curriculum.

SAP is offered at the participating school site and class schedule varies per site.  Please contact your school principal for more information.


To make a referral, please contact your school site.  For more information on SAP or our other adolescent programs, contact Sydnee Curry RADT at (Nevada County) or Nancy Taylor LMFT at (Placer County).