Student Assistance and Family Empowerment (SAFE)

Cherrie Rauls

[email protected]



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

Services provided include:
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Prevention
  • Crisis Intervention and Post-Intervention
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Homeless Advocacy

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