Admin

SAFE

Student Assistance and Family Empowerment

Purpose

The Student Assistance and Family Empowerment Program, or SAFE, provides a comprehensive range of prevention and intervention services for students and their families at elementary and secondary schools in the District. The focus is based on students' needs in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and violence prevention. A variety of curricula and programs are used to support that goal.

HOW TO GET HELP

To receive help from the SAFE Coordinator, contact Ms. Tolentino (407-852-3200 ext. 610-2365). If you can not contact these people, please speak with an administrator, dean, counselor, teacher, or secretary at the school.

Referrals to SAFE usually arrive by:
Parents referring their children
Other students referring their friends
Students referring themselves
Teachers and other school staff members referring a student

For LIFE THREATENING issues, call 911

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Child Abuse (Florida)
1-800-962-2873

Community Mental Health and Crisis Facility (Lakeside Alternative Center)
407-875-3700

Drug and Alcohol Problems
Addiction Receiving Facility 407-836-8800
Center For Drug Free Living 407-245-0016
Alcoholic Anonymous 407-521-0012
Al-Anon and Alateen(Family and Friend of Alcoholics)
Orange County 407-896-4929
Lake and West Volusia 800-292-6489
Seminole County 407-425-5157

HIV/AIDS
Centaur 407-849-1452

Hospitals
Florida Hospital Center for Psychiatry 407-897-1800
University Behavioral Center 407-282-3000
Central Florida Behavioral Hospital 407-370-0111

Out-of-control/Runaway/Throwaway Youth
Great Oaks Youth Shelter 407-836-7626
MVP/Homeless 407-317-3200 

 
SOMETIMES young people face challenging issues:
•Violence
•Grief and loss
•Divorce and family problems
•Depression and suicide
•Lack of self-esteem
•Cultural conflicts
•Relationship problems
•Drugs, tobacco and alcohol abuse
•Homelessness
•Cult and gang involvement
•Child Abuse
•Eating disorders and other Health issues
•Conflicts leading to violence
•HIV/Sexually transmitted infections
•Teen pregnancy
•Victims of Crime

HIGH-RISK INDICATORS - LOOK FOR SEVERAL OF THESE
•Academic Problems
•Skipping school or suspended from school
•Hyperactive, erratic or nervous behavior, mood swings
•Sadness, depression or withdrawal
•Home or legal problems or changes in friends
•Lack of concentration or motivation
•Disruptive, defiant, violent behavior
•Sleepy, disoriented, stumbling
•Slurred speech, red eyes or dilated pupils
•Eating disorder

To contact the S.A.F.E. Coordinator at ORHS call Ms. Tolentino (407) 852-3200 ext. 610-236

 

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