Safe and Supportive Schools
American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association (APA) Safe and Supportive Schools Project promotes the establishment of safe and supportive environments for middle and high school students as an approach for preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among adolescents. The five-year $1 million cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) that funds the Safe and Supportive Schools Project (SSSP) began Aug. 1, 2013.
In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.