Student Based Services  is a nation-wide, school-based prevention/intervention program focusing on students in grades 6-12. 

While this program concentrates on students at risk of, or using alcohol and/or other drugs, staff also see students with concerns such as teen depression, low self-esteem, chronic truancy, grief issues, children of divorce, teen pregnancy/or early parenthood, children of alcoholics or substance abuse. This program centers on all facets of a student's needs to determine the nature of a problem, its level of severity and whether to refer a student to a more intense level of service.

The Student Assistance Program is not intended to be treatment or therapy.

SPORT: “Evidence-based alcohol and drug prevention program for reaching youth in health and physical education classes with effective prevention and wellness content and tools. SPORT is an evidence-informed intervention and educational program designed to increase wellness enhancing behaviors. Mountain View offers this program during the summer months.”

Botvin Life Skills: “Botvin Life Skills is run by Tom Bradish in schools across Lewis County throughout the school year. It is a recognized prevention program with proven results. From drug use, alcohol use, violence, and tobacco use prevention, the Life Skills program has seen use cuts up to 87% in communities like ours.”

Too Good For Violence: “Too Good For Violence helps kids develop pro-social involvement opportunities, establish positive norms for healthy living and mitigates risk factors associated with peer rejection, inappropriate social behaviors and friends who engage in problem behaviors.”

Teen Intervene: “An individualized screening and brief intervention program teaching youth to make healthier choices. The program consists of an assessment and three one hour sessions with a counselor.”

Our Student Assistance Counselors provide free services at the following Lewis County schools:

  • Beaver River Central - Kylie Woods 
  • Harrisville Central - Emma Ottinger 

*Participation in this program is both voluntary and confidential* for all students. Referrals can be made by parents, teachers, other school personnel, community agencies or the students themselves.

Reasons for seeking School Based Services may include, but are not limited to:


Academic Struggles

Peer/Dating Relationships

Problems at Home

Behavioral Problems

Anger Management

Needing Someone to Talk to

Parents' Divorce/Separation

Parents' Deployment


MVPS would like to thank the United Way of Northern New York and the Lewis County Youth Bureau for their continued support.

* The Student Assistance Program is bound by State and Federal Laws regarding confidentiality. At the first visit, prior to admission, each student is informed of their right to confidentiality. He/She is informed that all information shared with the Counselor will not be made available to any individual without a release of information agreement that is signed voluntarily by the student.  If there is a disclosure regarding child abuse, child neglect, or personal harm, staff are mandated reporters and will make necessary contacts to ensure the safety of the student.


Mountain View Prevention Services

7714 Number Three Rd.  Lowville, NY  13367

Tel: 315-376-2321
Fax: 315-376-2347