Hi my name is Kathy Roe and I am the Family School Liaison Counsellor here at Trinity Christian School. This is my forth year with Palliser and I also work at Menno Simons Christian School and Brant Christian School. I have a Masters degree in Counselling from Gonzaga.
I also have a private counselling practice where I work with adults and couples. I am currently completing an addiction counsellor certificate with MRU and taking additional courses in family counselling. In the past I worked at the Calgary Drug Treatment Court, Clear water Academy and I did my practicum at Sheriff King working with children who had been exposed to domestic violence.
I have been married for 41 years and my husband and I have six children. I love spending time with my family, praying, cooking, reading, seeing friends and being with our Pomeranian dogs.
I am very excited to be here at Trinity Christian School. As the FSLC I am happy to work with individual students, groups and families.
Some of the areas of concern that I work with are: anxiety, depression, dealing with stress, self-care, emotional regulation. I have worked with art therapy, behaviour concerns, depression, emotional awareness, family relationships, friendships, grief, healthy relationships, self-harm and trauma.
The Role of the Family School Liaison Counsellor...
Welcome back to another school year! For those of you who are new to Trinity Christian School or who have not yet become familiar with the Family School Liaison Program, I’d like to introduce myself. I am Kathy Roe the Family School Liaison Counsellor and I am going to be serving this community by helping children and families cope with difficulties they may be having in their lives, either at home or at school. I provide counselling support to students, and when appropriate, I also direct families to outside services. In many cases, I provide information through consultation and may make referrals to agencies such as Mental Health, psychological services, medical clinics, and social services. In addition to counselling, I also offer classroom presentations on various topics aimed at supporting student’s mental, emotional, social and behavioral wellness so that they may achieve their optimal wellness in all of these areas.
How Services are accessed…
Counselling is accessed on a referral basis. Teachers, principals, and parents may refer a child about whom they have concerns, and must give their permission for services before they commence, at which point an intake appointment will be scheduled. Referral forms may be found on the school website or at the school office. At times, a student may seek me out personally, in which case, I am able to meet with a child once before a referral by a teacher is given and an intake appointment and parental consent is provided.
Please contact me to set up an appointment.
My email is: Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org
I can also be reached by cell: 403-519-1069
I will be at Trinity Monday and Tuesdays ALL DAY
STUDENT AND PARENT RESOURCES
Kids Health: www.kidshealth.org
Teen Health: http://kidshealth.org/teen/
Anxiety BC: www.anxietybc.com
What to do when you worry too much: https://dentonllc.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/what-to-do-when-you-worry-too-much-a-kids-guide-to-overcoming-anxiety.pdf
Apps For Anxiety: http://www.adam.mb.ca/blog/apps-for-anxiety
Dealing With Depression - Antidepressant Skills for Teens: http://www.comh.ca/publications/resources/dwd/DWD_WritableVersion.pdf
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercises - You Tube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaTDNYjk-Gw
Automatic Thoughts - YouTube Wellcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2zRA5zCA6M
FREE EDUCATION SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS
Family & Community Resource Centre: http://fcrc.albertahealthservices.ca/ces.php
ANONYMOUS CRISIS SUPPORT
Calgary Connecteen: Peer support online, by text, or over the phone. 403-264-TEEN; www.calgaryconnecteen.com/
Kids Help Phone for 24/7 counseling support: www.kidshelpphone.ca ; 1-800-668-6868
Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642
MENTAL HEALTH ARTICLES
Teen Mental Health information: http://teenmentalhealth.org/for-families-and-teens/
Stigma and Discrimination: http://ontario.cmha.ca/mental-health/mental-health-conditions/stigma-and-discrimination/
Study: Impact of unaddressed mental health issues on students is severe http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/09/19/study-impact-of-unaddressed-mental-health-issues-on-students-is-severe/
Dr. Ross Green's Collaborative Problem Solving Approach: http://www.livesinthebalance.org/
Focus on the Family: www.focusonthefamily.ca
5 tips for a positive relationship with your teen: http://www.familyshare.com/parenting/5-tips-for-a-positive-relationship-with-your-teen