The FSCRC Program offers support services for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and their families, who may be experiencing a range of challenges at school, at home or in multiple environments. The program may be an extension of existing services, or for those students and their families who are not currently involved with other support agencies. The program offers individual counseling, group counseling and classroom and community presentation. Early intervention and prevention is the focus.
Family / School / Community Resource Counsellors assist students through working collaboratively with them, their parents/caregivers, school based team members and professionals from other community support services, to set meaningful goals and create an Individualized Intervention Plan. The Plan may include providing education, developing specific strategies/skills, and arranging resources that will enable the student to experience increased success in school, at home and in the community.
Student success is monitored regularly and is based on the observable, measurable outcomes, established by the student’s support team. While the Family School Community Resource Program believes in the importance of collaboration it also recognizes that at times, it may be in a student’s best interest, when age appropriate, to work individually with a student. Parents are also able to request support for their child and themselves without involvement of other professionals. The Family/School/Community Resource Program is intended to be a short-term intervention. Referrals to other community agencies will be recommended when more intensive, long term, therapeutic support is required. The confidentiality of individuals involved in counseling services is protected under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.
The program focuses on a strength based model that builds the capacity of the student and their parent(s)/caregiver(s).
Reasons for Referral may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- To encourage students to attend school regularly and/or meet basic expectations for task completion
- To assist students in developing strategies that will enable them to manage their behavior and/or emotions
- To coach students in the skills of establishing and maintaining positive friendships and relationships with others.
- The student (when age-appropriate), parents/caregivers, school based professionals and/or community based professionals identify a need for a referral to the program.
- A referral form (available in every school) is completed by the referring party (parties) with information on the specific goals for the student’s involvement in the program.
- a) School-based referrals are reviewed and prioritized by the school-based team. The school-based team may identify other more appropriate supports for the student or give the referral to the FSCRC 3 b)Students, parents/caregivers and community-based professionals may make a referral directly to the program by contacting the F.S.C.R.C. Following consultation the referral may or may not be brought back to the school-based team, but Student Services Consultants/Administrators will be made aware of the student’s involvement in the program.
- All referrals are triaged biweekly through the F.S.C.R.C. team. Emergency referrals will be fast-tracked.
- Intervention planning begins in collaboration with key stake holders.
Family School Community Resource Counseling Services are available to children and their families at all schools within the Wheatland area. Please call your designated school or Golden Hills Division office at 403-934-5121 if you would like to contact the FSCR Counselor.