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Welcome to the Student Assistance Program!

What is a Student Assistance Program Counselor?
The Student Assistance Program Counselor works in the school to identify and assist students who are experiencing personal stressors that can impede their school performance, social life, and emotional well-being.  The SAP Counselor works with students who are dealing with a variety of personal issues, including those related to alcohol and other drugs, depression, anxiety, academic issues, family and friendships. Once a student is referred to the SAP, the counselor will meet with the student for a conversation and informal screening. The counselor then refers the student to other services in the school or community; or the SAP counselor will provide brief counseling to address specific issues.
Our SAP Counselor is Teegan Deuso. She can be reached by phone, (802) 933-7778 ext. 107 or by email, tdeuso@enosburgk12.net.  Mrs. Deuso works closely with the Enosburg Falls Middle and High School Counseling Department to provide wrap-around services to students in need.  
How do students access the SAP?

1. Students can be referred by a teacher, parent, or a friend out of concern about specific behavior which indicates that the student may be dealing with personal problems.

2. Students can refer themselves, by visiting the SAP counselor, Teegan Deuso in room 107 (in the Counseling Office).

3. A student who is caught in violation of the school's alcohol and other drug policy and will be required to participate in an alcohol and drug education group.

What should I look for when referring to the SAP? 

  • Rapid decline in grades
  • Concerns about the social, emotional, and/or academic impact of use by family member on your child
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Tardiness or truancy
  • Legal problems due to substance abuse
  • Friends or school personnel expressing concern
  • New set of friends
  • Decreased immunity - sick more often
  • Drastic weight loss or gain
  • Bloodshot eyes, dull or glassy, dilated or constricted
  • No explanation for how money was spent
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of memory for certain periods of time (blackouts)
  • Secrecy, dishonesty, excuses, defensiveness
  • Withdrawal from family
  • Anger and/or defiance
What happens when a student is referred to the SAP?
Students who are referred to the SAP Counselor are initially screened to look for a variety of potential factors that could be impacting the student's life.  Students are then given a brief counseling intervention before possibly being referral to one or more of the following: 
- Seeing a school counselor
- Joining a school based or a community based support group
- Given educational materials 
- Visiting a local agency counselor or assessment person
- Consulting with a medical doctor 
The Student Assistance Program at EFMHS offers the following programming:
-Our Voices Exposed (OVX): A student-led tobacco prevention group
-Youth Risk Behavior Survey Leadership Team: This team analyzes the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, identifies concerns, and creates/implements action plans to address these concerns.  
-Middle School G.L.O.W. : This group is offered in the Middle School by Mrs. Deuso.  It is an LGBTQ Commuity support group.  G.L.O.W. is also offered at the High School.  Mrs. Sturtevant and Ms. Sherman are the advisors. 
-Franklin Grand Isle Teen Institute: groups of students from EFHS and other surrounding high schools come together for a week of intensive, purposeful, and collaborative training in areas of prevention and then use what they have learned to improve the lives of people in the community.  Website: https://www.facebook.com/franklincounty2017
-"Friends" Groups: Support groups for children who know someone who uses tobacco, alcohol, and/or other drugs.
-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:  These support groups vary in topics and are offered throughout the year as needed.  
Franklin County Resources (in progress-- check back for more or call the school counseling office!): 
211: Call for information on any resource, at anytime, from anywhere, in Vermont! 
Domestic or Dating Violence: 
LGBTQ Community:  
Suicide Intervention: 
If in immediate danger, dial 911. 
Northwestern Counseling and Support Services 24-Hour, 7 Days a Week Crisis Hotline:
(802) 524-6554 or 
(800) 834-7793 toll free
Parenting Resources:
Frankin County Caring Communities
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont: 

Mrs. Teegan Deuso
SAP Counselor
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