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Counseling Services

Family School Liaison Counselor (FSLC)

cindy.lerner@pallisersd.ab.ca
403-242-7034 ext. 2121
403-863-2346
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As a member of the Palliser Regional School District, we at Master’s are able to take advantage of their Family School Liaison Program. This program provides qualified, professional counselors to support student and family needs throughout the district. The goals of the program are to:

  • Strengthen and stabilize school and family life;
  • Promote healthy relationships among family, child/youth and school;
  • Increase mental health capacity in children and youth.

Individual counseling is available to deal with an array of needs including separation/divorce, grief/loss, self-esteem, mentoring/positive role modeling, school attendance, parent/child conflict, violence, abuse, depressions, anxiety, peer/friendship issues, and problem solving. Referral information is also provided to those families wishing to access community resources and services, or for students requiring supports outside of the scope of the Family School Liaison Counselor.

How is counseling accessed? A request for counseling can be initiated one of two ways:

  • Through staff members such as the classroom teacher, consulting teacher, or administrator, or
  • Students or parents/guardians can complete a referral form and send it to our FSLC, Cindy Lerner.

Once the counselor has received a referral from the staff, student, or parent/guardian, an intake appointment will be arranged to discuss concerns and possibilities. Involvement in the Family School Liaison Program is voluntary and parents/guardians and students have the right to stop counseling by notifying the counselor.

Recommended Resources

  • Families Matter – Offers parenting programs for a variety of issues.
  • Community Education Service (Alberta Health Services) – Offers sessions for parents about anxiety, bullying, ADHD, and many more!
  • Anxiety BC – A great resource for working with anxious children. Provides education, tools, and strategies to use with kids, youth and adults.
  • Teen Mental Health

 

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