Services Affirming Family Empowerment – S.A.F.E. team intensive meetings
What is a SAFE team intensive meeting:
A SAFE intensive team meeting is a strength-based, multi-agency, school-linked support collaboration team that works with families in the community to overcome barriers to accessing services. The family participates in the meeting and the meeting goals are guided by the families’ needs and priorities.
How is a family referred for a SAFE team meeting:
If a family has a child aged 0 – 18 and working with multiple agencies and there is a need for service coordination, or the family is experiencing significant and immediate challenges.
Families can be referred by community agencies, school, and a family advocate.
Who we serve:
North County SAFE team provides support to all families, including adoptive, resource families, kin care providers, transitional age youth, special needs youth, and the zero to five population. Family served by the North County SAFE team reside in communities from Santa Margarita to Paso Robles, and in San Miguel, Shandon and the Carissa Plains.
SAFE services for other areas of SLO County are available. See below for contact information.
Who is on the SAFE team:
The meetings are coordinated by The Link Family Resource Center. Participating team members may include Department of Social Services, Child Welfare Services, County Mental Health, Transitions Mental Health, Public Health, CAPSLO, Youth Probation and school administration. Other agencies as needed include Creative Mediation at Wilshire, Link Education Champion, Grizzly Youth Academy, Seneca, and Lumina Alliance. The participating parent/caregiver may request additional professionals or supportive family members for extra support.
What happens at a SAFE team meeting:
The SAFE team collaboratively works with the strengths of the families with a solution focused approach to build a plan that focuses on the families strengths, concerns, supports and together build a plan to ensure health and safety of the family and children. The plan is put together and printed out for the family.
What are the goals of a SAFE team meeting:
The goal of a SAFE team meeting is to keep youth safe, healthy, at home, in school and out of trouble.
When are SAFE team meetings held:
Meetings are held on Tuesday for Paso Robles, San Miguel, Shandon, and Wednesday for Atascadero and Templeton.
To make a referral for a SAFE Team Meeting in North County please contact:
Tonya DeRose, North County SAFE Team Meeting Coordinator
The Link Family Resource Center
SAFE Team Meeting Referral Form. Click Here for Referral Forms
To make a referral for a SAFE Team Meeting in South County, SLO or the Coast please contact the Family Resource Center that serves your school and/or region of San Luis Obispo County.
- Coastal Family Resource Center Sunnyside Elementary School: 880 Manzanita Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402 (805) 235-6610
- San Luis Obispo Family Resource Center: 1500 Lizzie St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 458-5499.