What is a SRSLY Safe Home?
A SRSLY Safe Home is a home in which the family has committed to providing a safe and substance-free environment for their children, and any other youth who spend time there. Kids and adults can be confident that minors under the age of 21 will not be offered or allowed to use drugs or alcohol while they are in these families’ homes.
Families who sign up to be a Safe Home have their names listed on this page and are offered a Safe Home sign to put in their yards.
This helps accomplish two important things:
The Safe Homes list and yard signs let youth and parents know which homes are safe for them to hang out and have fun in without worrying about kids using drugs or alcohol.
Safe Homes send a message to the community that parents in Stockbridge want their kids to grow up safe and substance-free, and kids want to hang out and have fun with their friends without being pressured to use drugs or alcohol.
Safe Homes are encouraged to display their yard signs at least twice per year—during homecoming week in the fall and right before prom in the spring.
Safe Home Sign-Up
Youth Safety Trainings
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer):
The QPR training will teach you the common causes of suicidal behavior, how to recognize the warning signs, and how to get help for someone in crisis. This training is offered virtually as a one-hour, self-paced course—available online and in person.
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ONLINE AND ON-GOING:
Go to QPR Training Set-up and enter organization code "SJMC"
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
After this training, you’ll be able to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges among youth, including connecting them with resources during a crisis. It also offers expanded content on trauma, substance abuse, and self-care.
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Registration details to come.
NAMI Basics On-Demand
For parents, caregivers, and other loved ones who care for youth experiencing mental health symptoms. This FREE, online, self-paced program will provide you with support while teaching you how to identify types of mental health professionals and treatment options, how to navigate resource access, how to advocate for your child’s rights, and how to prepare for and respond in a crisis, how mental health can impact the entire family, and the importance of caring for yourself, too.