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Welcome to the Student Assistance Program!

Teegan Deuso, M.Ed.
Student Assistance Program Counselor
Enosburg Falls Middle and High School
Phone: 802-933-7778 ext. 107 
Email: tdeuso@enosburgk12.net
 
 The goal of the Student Assistance Program at E.F.M.H.S. is to offer students, parents, staff, and community members ways to improve their overall well-being.  The S.A.P. offers individual meetings, support groups, wellness activities, peer support (students supporting students), community service opportunities, wellness education, and substance abuse counseling screening and referral.
 
The S.A.P. is a place for open conversations, support, community empowerment, judgement-free listening, and an inclusive, positive environment. 
 
Are you concerned about a friend (or yourself)?  Download, fill out, and drop off the referral form at the bottom of this page.
  • Rapid decline in grades
  • Concerns about mental health or general well-being
  • Concerns about substance use (blackouts, risky sexual behavior, or reliance on or use of cigarettes, marijuana, or other substances)
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • School absences 
  • New set of friends
  • Decreased immunity - sick more often
  • Drastic weight loss or gain
  • Bloodshot eyes, dull or glassy, dilated or constricted
  • Borrowing money
  • Mood swings
  • Secrecy, dishonesty, excuses, defensiveness
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Anger and/or defiance
  • Threats of self-harm or suicide  
We are here to help!  Referrals are confidential and can get your friend (or yourself) the help you need.
Stop in the School Counseling Offices anytime or download, fill out, and drop off the form below.
 
If you have an immediate safety concern about someone's (or your own) mental health, please report it.  It could save a life.
Suicide Intervention:  
  If in immediate danger, call 911
or call:
   NCSS 24-hour crisis hotline: 802-542-6554
          VT Suicide Prevention: TEXT 741741  or call 1-800-273-8255
 
 
 
The Student Assistance Program at E.F.M.H.S. offers the following programming:
 Make a difference, be a leader, and help others:
Peer Support:
Peer support is a student-led support system.  Students will be trained to be peer supporters who are available when you need someone to talk to.  Larger concerns will be referred to School Counselors.  Peer supporters meet weekly on Wednesdays during AT.
If you are interested in becoming a peer supporter, please contact the S.A.P. Counselor!
 
Our Voices Exposed (OVX):
A student-led tobacco prevention group.  We work with the State of Vermont to complete campaigns against big tobacco companies and do our own campaigns here in school to educate and spread awareness about the dangers of tobacco use.
OVX meets on Tuesdays during AT.
 
Youth Risk Behavior Survey Leadership Team:
Students are selected to join a Supervisory Union-wide team to analyze the Youth Risk Behavior Survey data and develop an action plan to make positive changes in our community.  This team is limited to 8 spots.  Please see your school counselor for more information.
 
G.L.O.W. :
An all-inclusive support group for L.G.B.T.Q.+ and ally students! 
Be an Ally!

"You have the opportunity to be an ally and a friend at home, school, and work. A straight ally can merely be someone who is supportive and accepts the LGBT person, or a straight ally can be someone who personally advocates for equal rights and fair treatment.

Allies are some of the most effective and powerful voices of the LGBT movement. Not only do allies help people in the coming-out process, they also help others understand the importance of equality, fairness, acceptance and mutual respect." 

 
Franklin Grand Isle Teen Institute:
Students can apply to attend a week-long summer camp where they develop peer leadership skills that they can use to make a lasting impact on their schools.  Look for updates and an application packet mid-year. 
 
B.I.O.N.I.C.
Join BIONIC and make a real difference in our school and greater community by completing kindness, community service, and student ambassador missions!  We believe in meeting bullying with kindness and courage.  We meet every Thursday during AT in the school counseling offices.  We would love to have you join our cause!
 
S.A.P. Support Groups:
 
-"Friends" Groups:
An open, confidential support group for students who are experiencing challenges around a friend or family member abusing substances.
 
-Not On Tobacco:  
Tobacco cessation groups for students who are trying to quit (or reduce) smoking cigarettes. 
 
-Stress Reduction, Healthy Relationships, and Coping Skill Groups (DATES TBD)
 
 
 

Recent Posts

On Wednesday, November 8th, five EFHS and three EFMS students attended the OVX and VKAT Youth Summit.  OVX (Our Voices Xposed) and VKAT (Vermont Kids Against Tobacco) are student-led leadership groups that focus on educating the community about the dangers of tobacco use.  The Vermont Department of Health works with these students as well. 
 
This year, with the VDH, students are working to talk to the community about the following:
-Big tobacco companies target youth by advertising and selling flavored tobacco products.
-Big tobacco companies pay stores to place these colorful, fruity and sweet flavored products at eye level of young children.
-Big tobacco companies know that if they are able to get youth smoking, they are more likely to become addicted and could become a tobacco customer for life.
-Help us spread the word about these products so we can fight these big tobacco companies and stay healthy!