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Mrs. Kathy Roe

Family School Liaison Counsellor

Hi my name is Kathy Roe and I am the Family School Liaison Counsellor here at Trinity Christian School. This is my fifth year with Palliser and I also work at Menno Simons Christian School and Brant Christian School. I obtained my Masters degree in Counselling from Gonzaga Univsity.

I also have a private counselling practice where I work with adults and families. 

I have been married for 42 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.

 

 

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.

Contact Information

Please contact me to set up an appointment.

My email is: Kathy.roe@pallisersd.ab.ca

I can also be reached by cell: 403-519-1069

I will be at Trinity Monday and Tuesdays ALL DAY

STUDENT AND PARENT RESOURCES

GENERAL INFORMATION

Kids Health: www.kidshealth.org 

Teen Health: http://kidshealth.org/teen/

 

ANXIETY

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

Anxiety Prescription: http://fcrc-test.otherorange.com/health-information/library/information-prescriptions/anxiety/      

Apps For Anxiety: http://www.adam.mb.ca/blog/apps-for-anxiety

 

DEPRESSION

Dealing With Depression - Antidepressant Skills for Teens: http://www.comh.ca/publications/resources/dwd/DWD_WritableVersion.pdf

 

EMOTIONAL REGULATION

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/

 

PARENTING

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