FSLW / Mental Health
Family School Liaison Worker Program
The Family School Liaison Program offers free emotional and behavioural support services to Division students and their families. Any student experiencing difficulties at home or at school is eligible for this program.
Family School Liaison Workers (FSLW):
- Offer support services to Division students, families and/or groups focusing on safety, mental well being, and the healthy development of children.
- Involve appropriate community agencies by providing referrals.
- Ensure that students and families seeking assistance are involved in the decisions that affect their lives.
- Provide education to children, youth, and parents to help them positively manage challenging issues and events.
- Enhance personal strengths and coping skills.
- Provide classroom presentations on a variety of topics related to healthy relationships and development.
Mental Health Capacity Building Program
The Mental Health Capacity Building (MHCB) Program is an integrated, community driven approach that provides promotion, prevention and early intervention mental health services to children, youth and their families, within a school setting. The overall goal of the program is to build resiliency skills in children, youth and families and to support children and youth to be mentally healthy, stay in school, and succeed in life. The MHCB Program provides mental health and wellness promotion and prevention supports designed to build strengths while reducing the stigma of mental illness.