12465 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606  Phone: (757) 591-4500



Student Assistance Program


Linda B. Askew, L.C.S.W.
Supervisor, Student Assistance
Department of Youth Development
(757) 591-4658 (Work)
(757) 508-8326 (Cell)
(757) 595-2017 (Fax)

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

  • 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