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SAFE Choices

Prioritizing the advancement of youth substance use prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

Our SAFE Choices Mission:

Foster resiliency in youth development through collaborative and diversified approaches to substance use prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery with a collective aim for the transformation in attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that empower SAFE Choices in all stages of youth development.

Our Vision:

ALL youth reach their fullest potential.


Our Goals:

To ensure young people have the information and resources necessary for making meaningful SAFE Choices. Our goals respect individual basic motivation and personal autonomy, as well as self-determination, and the fact that every person is one choice away from a different life.

  • Goal #1: Prevent the onset of youth substance use by increasing resiliency and enhancing protection.
  • Goal #2: Advance evidence-informed strategies to youth prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery with a focus on social and emotional learning.
  • Goal #3: Advocate for bridging scientific strategies and policy relating to youth substance prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery across the lifespan.
  • Goal #4: Promote effective mental, emotional, and behavioral interventions at all stages of child development.

Explore SAFE Choices’ Resources

Youth & Youth-Led Groups

Prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery resources/activities for youth, including young children and teenagers.

Parents, Guardians, & Caretakers of Youth

Prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery resources for parents, guardians, and caregivers of youth, including young children and teenagers.

Educators & Youth-Serving Organizations

Prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery resources for educators and youth-serving organizations.

Choose Knowledge: “Power to Empower”

Choose knowledge with these publications, journals, & reports that pertain to youth substance prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

January 2022: Mental Health Awareness

In 2022, we encourage you to be aware of your mental health now and at every phase across your lifespan. Your mental and emotional well-being is critical to your overall health: it affects how you think, feel, and act, and determines how you handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Additional Resources & Assistance

For more information about SAFE Choices, contact
Senior Director Ronna Yablonski at: ronna@safeproject.us