TARGET AUDIENCE: ALL SCHOOL LEADERS, ADMINISTRATORS, GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, STUDENT SERVICES, AND SCHOOL BASED AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS WHO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOL ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Working Together to Support Mental Health in Alberta Schools is a 2017 Government of Alberta resource to support processes for mental health planning in and with schools. The first part of this valuable resource seeks to foster common provincial understandings about supporting positive mental health in schools and the role of education in collaborative work with school and community partners to support positive mental health cultures in schools. The Key Conditions planning and implementation tool that comprises the second part of this resource supports school authorities in considering local needs, available resources, and work already underway in the district as they work collaboratively with their partners to design a continuum of supports for all learners.
This one hour webinar will highlight core concepts from the resource, and introduce the Key Conditions planning and implementation tool. An overview of how to use the Key Conditions planning and implementation tool will be provided.
The Working Together to Support Mental Health in Alberta Schools resource can be downloaded at: https://education.alberta.ca/mental-health/information-and-resources
This learning opportunity is being offered through the Mental Health Matters grant from Alberta Education
Krystal Abrahamowiczis a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium. Previous to this, she spent over 13 years as a Teacher, Student Services Specialist, and then Student Services Coordinator at a Charter School in Calgary. Krystal is the author of the Supporting High School Completion: A Tool Kit for Success resource, and grant leader of a Collaborative Community comprised of school authorities and community partners in the province to create the Key Conditions Planning and Implementation tool supporting mental health in schools as a part of the Government of Alberta resource, Working Together to Support Mental Health in Alberta Schools. With extensive background and training in gifted education, and many years of experience in designing support plans for diverse learners, Krystal is a passionate believer that every student can experience success at school.
Lori RoeRSW MSW, is the manager of School Based Mental Health with the Child &Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health and Psychiatry Program with Alberta Health Services Calgary zone and has worked for AHS for 20 years. She is part of the Calgary and Area Regional Collaborative Service Delivery, MASST and YARD collaborative partnerships and Transitions Mental Health Classrooms with CBE and CCSD. She is committed to furthering collaborative and integrated work between health and education.