What is Team of Concern?Team of Concern provides student, teachers, and parents with preventive education on the subject of substance abuse as well as supportive services to at-risk students. The goals is to strengthen children and families and ensure that every youth has a chance to overcome obstacles to living a healthy productive life.
What makes up the team?
- Guidance Counselors
- School Team Coordinators
- School Support Staff
- ..and most importantly: Parents
How can a student receive help?If you know a student who could benefit from Team of Concern services please contact your school's guidance counselor or you can contact us. Anyone can refer a student; a friend, a family member, a teacher or the student himself or herself. TOC is also a new referral source for those who previously participated in "Fast Break".
What happens after a referral?
- Information about the individuals situation is gathered, assessing both the youth's strengths and needs.
- Team members dicuss the best recommendations.
- The School Team Coordinator will contact the family to appropriate community resources.
- Youth accepted into the Team of Concern program will be assigned a community support worker (CSW) and counselor through Preferred Family Healthcare.
- Depressed Mood
- Euphoric/Giddy Mood
- Outright Defiance
- Drop in academic performance
- Absences from school
- Sleeping during class
- Learning problems
- Wearing clothing with illicit propoganda
- Drawings of drugs and paraphenalia
- Use of drug related slang terms
- Withdrawal or Isolation
- Inability to concentrate
- Angry Outbursts
- Sexually acting out
- Loss of appetite
- Red, sagging or glazed eyes
- Change in sleeping patterns
- diminished hygiene
- Use of cigarettes
- Unusual smells on breath, clothing, or other belongings
- Unexplained possession of, spending, or loss of money
- Missing items (CD's, DVD's, items of value)