Collaborative Community: Working Together to Support Mental Health in Schools
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Collaborative Community: Working Together to Support Mental Health in Schools
Presented by: Lori Roe & Krystal Abrahamowicz
Located at: Dr. Norman Bethune School
315-86 Ave. SE., Calgary, AB
Presented by: Lori Roe & Krystal Abrahamowicz
Located at: Foothills School Division High River
129-4th Ave SW, High River, AB
Presented by: Lori Roe & Krystal Abrahamowicz
Located at: Solarium, Richmond Diagnostic Centre, Alberta Health Serives
1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, AB
About the Session


This Collaborative Community is designed to support implementation of the Working Together to Support Mental Health in Alberta Schools resource, and to offer schools and/or school systems and their partners support as they engage in using the resource to create comprehensive mental health strategies.

Generative and collaborative by design, this community will offer school mental health planning teams the opportunity to come together with other school authorities and their partners in the Calgary area to:

  • learn together over time
  • share ideas, practices, and resources related to designing and implementing mental health plans in schools
  • have conversations with community partners about roles and responsibilities to promote collective efficacy, shared understandings, and effective practices for all

This Community offers a wonderful opportunity to learn alongside other schools and their partners as we grapple with questions about:

  • identifying and interpreting sources of data to inform mental health plans
  • shared roles and responsibilities in supporting a culture where the mental health of all learners is addressed
  • selecting evidence informed programs and resources

In addition, all members of the mental health planning teams that join this collaborative community will gain access to a collaborative on-line space with opportunity for on-going dialogue and sharing of resources with colleagues.

This learning opportunity is being offered through a Mental Health grant from Alberta Education

About the Presenter(s)

Lori Roe RSW 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.

Krystal Abrahamowicz is 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.

Fee: $0.00