Mental Health Collaborative Community - Working Together Within and Across Systems
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Mental Health Collaborative Community - Working Together Within and Across Systems
Presented by: Lori Roe & Krystal Abrahamowicz
Located at: St. Leo Centre
6220 Lakeview Drive SW, Calgary, AB
About the Session

TARGET AUDIENCE: MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM LEADERS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Last year, support was provided through the Calgary Regional Consortium for school authority mental health leaders in our area to come together with one another and with their community partners to explore and ‘get to know’ the Working Together To Support Mental Health in Alberta Schoolsresource together. In this year ahead, CRC is thrilled to be able to keep this conversation going!  Engage in sharing and learning from and with other mental health in schools leaders through this Collaborative Community.  This year, we have chosen to shift emphasis to the Planning and Implementation Tool contained within the Working Together to Support Mental Health in Alberta Schoolsresource. Whether you participated in last year’s learning, or this learning is new for you, this collaborative community is designed to: 

  • support school authorities and their partners in engaging with the Planning and Implementation Tool contained in the Working Together To Support Mental Health in Alberta Schools resource
  • encourage conversations to prompt, share, refine and reflect on innovative solutions to collectively and collaboratively maximize our efficacy across the continuum of supports
  • identify existing initiatives, evaluate their effectiveness and identify gaps in service or planning
  • support deep learning together about how to best leverage the power of partnership

The release of the Working Together to Support Mental Health in Alberta Schoolsresource last year provided a mechanism for school authorities to engage in conversations hand in hand with their community partners and parents/caregivers about how to comprehensively support student mental health together. It was hoped that these conversations invited all partners across regions in the province to consider how they can maximize their collective efficacy and collaborative capacity. It is imperative that we find ways to work together to support the mental health of all students in schools, and the Planning and Implementation Tool contained within the Working Together resource is designed to support conversations about just that. This Collaborative Community will support your direct engagement with the Planning Conditions. 

Join this collaborative community with your mental health planning team, including:

  • your school authority’s district mental health leaders
  • your RCSD partners
  • your school and/or community based health partners
  • your school and/or community based family support network leaders
  • any other partners who are engaged with your district in mental health work

When registering for this community, please have each member of your planning team register so that they can each receive any updates or communications from the facilitators. 

This learning opportunity is being offered through curriculum implementation funding 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.  In this role, she authored the Supporting High School Completion a Tool Kit for Success resource and had a key role in developing the Implementation and Planning Tool in the Government of Alberta Resource, Working Together to Support Mental Health in Alberta Schools. Previous to this, she spent over 10 years as a Teacher, Student Services Specialist, and then Student Services Coordinator at Westmount Charter School. 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: $45.00

Includes: Light Snacks