Family School Liaison
Welcome Ms. Morrison to SouthPointe School!
As a member of our school team, Ms. Morrison will collaborate with school-based staff and community service providers to promote mental wellness and support emotional development of our students. Ms. Morrison may work with our school community in the following ways:
• Facilitate the relationship between the home and school environment for students and families to encourage regular school attendance and support student achievement by acting as a communication liaison, helping all students feel welcome in the school
• Make referrals to community organizations as necessary and act as a liaison between schools, community service providers and appropriate agencies, providing a link between school staff and community partners
• Participate in school-based teams to provide support to students and families
• Implement skill-based and strength-based interventions for students (individual and small group) such as building resiliency, development of social skills and problem solving skills
• Enhance personal strengths and coping skills in students
• Provide classroom presentations on a variety of topics related
Please contact the school at 780-998-2747 to speak with Ms. Morrison.
Cracking the Code on Adolescence
Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan
Parent & Caregiver Info Series Presents:
Cracking the Code on Adolescence
Tuesday November 17, 2020 7:00-8:30 p.m. presented by Irelate.ca
Join Jeanette & Laurie from irelate as they discuss:
- strategies and techniques for trouble shooting common adolescent concerns
- how to keep youth engaged in family life, school and the community
- how to guide teens to use technology safely
- how to strengthen family relationships and work through communication challenges faced between parents and teens
This webinar is suitable for parents, caregivers and professionals who have or work with youth 12-18yrs.
Family and Community Support Services
Connect with us!
For Wellness supports, local resources and referrals.
FCSS Support Line 780-992-6281
Family and Community Support Services. Please enter Children & Youth or counselling in the search section. A number of resources will be listed for you to contact.
Strathcona County and Family Community services (780-464-4404) offer a wide variety of counselling services and programs. Located in Sherwood Park.
Here is a link that will find services based on your location. Please enter Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park into the search bar. You will get more options.
University of Alberta: http://www.edpsychology.ualberta.ca/CentresAndInstitutes/ClinicalServices.aspx.
College of Alberta Psychologists Referral Line – 1-888-424-0297
Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan: http://fortsask.bgccan.com/programs/youth-and-family-support-program
Walk in counselling services at Strathcona County:
Caregiver Education Series
Caregiver Education Sessions
These 90 minute online sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and
community members with introductory information regarding addiction and mental health
challenges that can affect children/youth. Unless specified, sessions are for an adult audience; however some sessions welcome youth to attend with their caregiver.
Lunch & Learn Series
These 60 minute informational webinars are for parents/caregivers who are looking to strengthen
their child’s/adolescent’s ability to thrive through life’s challenges and discover strategies that can help build resiliency and overall family wellness.
SEEDS Drop-In Groups
The Support, Education, and Engagement Drop-In Sessions (S.E.E.D.S) are 90 minute drop-in online interactive and educational workshops designed to help parents/caregivers learn foundational strategies that cultivate healthy relationships, strong child development, and resilient families.
For further information on the sessions, please click on the link below.
Connect Parent Group
An Attachment-Based Program to Support Parents & Caregivers
There is very good evidence that strong relationships with parents can protect youth from risk during adolescence and help them thrive! This is called ATTACHMENT!Connect© is a FREE, nine-week program to support parents of pre-teens and teens (ages 10-16). Parents meet in groups with two, trained group leaders.
Wednesdays Oct 14 - Dec 16, 2020(No class Nov 11)6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Offered online via ZOOM Video Co-developed over the last 10 years by the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and Simon Fraser University, the program focuses on the core components of secure attachment to promote children’s social, emotional, and behavioural adjustment. Connect© helps caregivers understand basic attachment concepts that can be applied across a broad range of situations and relational concepts. Each session provides parents with an attachment perspective on parent-child relationships and adolescent development. Parents watch role-plays, do exercises, and discuss ways of responding to challenging behaviour and problems. After each session, parents are provided with key points to remember when applying the principles to their own parent-child relationships.
To register for this FREE program, visit:https://forms.fortsask.ca/Connect-Parent-Group-Signup
The Bridge Wellness Hub for Youth is Re-Opening
The Bridge youth space will be re-opening September 23rd! This space is for youth looking for a safe space with access to services, it is open to ages 11-24 years of age and currently open Wednesday’s and Thursdays, 2-8pm weekly.
On Wednesdays there is onsite counselling, peer support, and Restorative Justice.
On Thursdays there is Youth Addictions Support, Youth Outreach Worker, and LGBTQ2+ peer support.
The Bridge address is 10307-100 ave (downtown Fort Saskatchewan)