Wellness Center

Overview

Wellness Guidance

Providing resources to support students and families in meeting the challenges of adolescence through prevention, early-intervention and education.

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The Potential for a “Tripledemic”

Over the past few weeks, the term “tripledemic” has been showing up with increased frequency. This is a reference to the speculation that three different viruses – the flu, Covid-19, and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) – will have had and will continue to have surges of illness this winter.

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Safety Awareness – Fentanyl

As we continue to talk to students and parents the cases of Fentanyl  poisoning and death are on the rise not just in the USA, but in Sacramento. The lethalness of this drug and the recent death of a Roseville teen make it an important discussion for you to have with your daughter. Fentanyl is an extremely potent synthetic opioid fentanyl is appearing as — colorful pills and powders that look like candy or sidewalk chalk.

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Personal Counseling Services

SFHS offers confidential counseling on-campus and connects students and families to vital community resources.

Common issues addressed include:

  • Academic Stress
  • Parent/Child Communication
  • Peer Relationships
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Body Image
  • Grief and Loss
  • Substance Abuse
  • Resiliency and Self-Advocacy

Students may access the Wellness Counselor through referral from a Guidance Counselor, Parent, Teacher, Peer, or Self-Referral. Learn More

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Hotlines for Students and Parents

Alcohol and Drug Helpline: 1.800.527.5344
​Al-Anon and AlaTeen: 1.888.425.8666
Crisis Support Services (24/7): 1.800.309.2131
National Domestic Violence Hotline/Child Abuse (24/7): 1.800.422.4453
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): 1.800.273.8255 or 988 (effective 7/16/22)
National Teen Dating Abuse: 1.866.331.9474
Parental Stress (24/7): 1.888.281.3000
Youth Crisis Line (24/7): 1.800.843.5200
Youth Line (teenagers answer calls 4-8:00 pm weekdays): 1.888.977.3399

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Health Education

SFHS provides programs related to health and emotional well being in an effort to build a safe and strong community.

  • Student Assemblies (Internet Safety  and Body Image)
  • Class Meetings
  • Speakers/Films/Author Events
  • St. Francis High School Teacher Training and Parent  Presentations
  • Parent Forums – Subject Specific
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Counseling Self-Referral

The St. Francis High School Guidance Department understands that life sometimes presents challenges to our ability to stay balanced and centered in our day to day experiences. During difficult times, additional support can offer the breathing room we need to help us make sense of our circumstances. If you feel you are in need of additional support, (Academic, Emotional, Social, Physical, Financial or any non-emergency support) please drop into the Guidance Center or email your Guidance counselor for an appointment.