Safe Schools Healthy Students

The Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SSHS) Initiative works to promote safe and healthy environments in which children can learn and grow.


Violence and substance abuse in schools compromises the educational climate and endangers teachers and students. The U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice are collaborating to provide federal grant funding to schools and to communities such as Lake County. With this funding, it is our responsibility to work together and provide comprehensive educational, mental health, social, law enforcement and juvenile justice services that promote healthy child development in school environments that are safe, disciplined and drug-free.



Reduce levels of disruption and violence in schools.

Prevent/reduce substance abuse among youth.

Increase attendance, reduce suspensions and improve school climate.

Increase access to mental health services for students as needed.



School-Based Mental Health Counseling and Therapy

Social and Emotional Development

Student Support and Education

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention and Intervention

Tobacco Use and Prevention Education (TUPE)

California Healthy Kids Survey 

Referrals to Healthy Start, Behavioral Health, Public Health and other county agencies

Team DUI

Friday Night Live (FNL)