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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 SAP Counselor works to provide screening and referral to students at risk of or seeking substance use treatment.  As a prevention and screening professional, the SAP must follow CFR 42 Part 2, which refers to confidentiality and substance use.   Basically, written consent from the student who is receiving substance abuse counseling is required before the SAP can share any information regarding meetings with students. 
Typically, the only time this confidentiality agreement can be broken is:
    -Duty to warn (threats of harm to others or property where humans may work or reside)
    -Duty to protect (threats of harm to self, child abuse or neglect)
    -Court order, valid and in writing from a judge.  
    -Medical emergencies
    -When reporting a crime
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 
 
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 (feeling sad or uncontrolable anger)
  • Concerns about substance use (blackouts, risky sexual behavior, or reliance on or use of cigarettes, marijuana, or other substances)
  • Withdrawal from friends, family, or favorite activities
  • School absences or change in motivation
  • New set of friends
  • Decreased immunity - sick more often
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Drastic weight loss or gain
  • Bloodshot eyes, dull or glassy, dilated or constricted
  • Borrowing money
  • Mood swings
  • Secrecy, dishonesty, excuses, defensiveness
  • Threats of self-harm or suicide   
    Or, have you experienced any of the following?
  • Recent loss of a loved one
  • Divorce or separation of parents
  • Family relocation
  • A relationship problem
  • Bullying
  • An illness in the family
  • Any other traumatic event
 
 
 
 
 
The Student Assistance Program at E.F.M.H.S. offers the following programming:
 Make a difference, be a leader, and help others:
 Peers Educating Peers (PEP)/Teen Institute
 Students interested in PEP can make a difference by...
-Becoming a trained Peer Support Counselor
-Educate peers on topics like wellness, health, safety, and prevention by hosting events, workshops, or AT sessions
-Participate in Franklin County Teen Institute summer program in June
 
Our Voices Xposed (OVX):
Using YRBS data, OVX works on substance use prevention activities.  This includes field trips, state-funded events and activities, and data-driven action plans to make a real difference in our community!
 
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 meet every Thursday during AT in the school counseling offices.  We would love to have you join our cause!
 
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." 

 
 
SAP Support Groups:
Help if you need it:
 Not On Tobacco:  
Tobacco cessation groups for students who are trying to quit (or reduce) smoking cigarettes. 
 
SHAREE: 
An confidential peer to peer emotional support group for students.
 
  
 

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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!