Community Liason Worker at Joseph Welsh - Miss Kacey Klaassen
Referral and Access
Community Liaison Workers are available to help students and families with identified needs. The team is experienced in Solution Focused, Strength Based Practice as well as parenting programs, mental health capacity building, ASIST Suicide Prevention and being trauma aware. Referrals can be made by:
All services available are provided free of charge through the support of Red Deer Public School Board and Red Deer and District Family and Community Support Services.
The Red Deer Public Schools Community Liaison Workers serve children, youth and young adults within their home, school and community. The goal of our Community Liaison Worker is to support the wellness of students and their families so they can reach their optimal potential in school.
Our Community Liaison Workers are professional staff who are part of each school's Student Support Team and supervised by a Clinical Coordinator.
The focus of the CLW Program is on Positive Youth Development through early intervention and prevention that supports the social, emotional and mental wellness of individuals and families.
Community Navigation and Connection
In addition to direct supports by our Community Liaison Worker, there are many resources and supports available in our community. Often times, it is difficult to know what these services are and how to access them. Through our community connections we can assist families in navigating services available in the City of Red Deer.
Red Deer Public School Division is committed to working with home, school and community to provide the best outcomes for students.
Community Liaison Program can provide:
• Support services to families and children facing social, emotional or family challenges.
• Promote effective communication and parenting skills.
• Build skills with students individually or in small groups.
• Assist in finding information resources such as counselling or after hours crisis response.
• Collaborate with community agencies.
• Strength Based client centered services.