FSL - Family School Liaison Program
FSL Counsellors are directly involved with students
and their parents in the following areas:
- Motivation / Focus
- Problem Solving
- Performance anxiety
- Study skills/Exam Preparation
The FSL Program provides crisis intervention to students and/or their families. FSL Counsellors address issues with students and/or families that include:
- Anger management
- Body Image
- Bullying Issues
- Emotion Recognition
- Family Relationships
- Friendship Skills
- Grief and Loss
- Life Skills
- Peer Relationships
- Self Esteem
- Stress Management
FSL Counsellors will support families and/or students to advocate for their needs.
The FSL Program can provide specialized groups, for students in schools. These groups are designed to address specific social issues as requested by the school.
The FSL Program has a resource library for parents and community members. The resources cover various social and school issues. These resources can be borrowed for a two-week period by contacting your FSL Worker.
FSL Counsellors will work with the students and/or families who agree to receive services. The individuals guardian must provide written authorized consent.
All information during sessions will be confidential. Specific information will be provided outside of the family only when written authorization has been provided by a parent or guardian, except when the FSL Worker is legally required to report.
FSL Service Areas:
Dewberry Paradise Valley
There is no fee for this service. Funding for this program is provided through the Eastern Edge RCSDM.
In this area the partners are:
- Buffalo Trail Public Schools
- East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School Regional Division #16
- East Central Alberta Child & Family Services Region 5
- Alberta Health Services
- Additional funding from the County of Vermilion River FCSS, Town of Vermilion FCSS, Village of Paradise Valley, Village of Kitscoty, Village of Dewberry, and Village of Marwayne
VIBE - Vermilion is Being Empowered
V.I.B.E. is one of 37 mental health capacity building projects in the province.The Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools Initiative is an integrated, multidisciplinary team approach in providing promotion, prevention and early intervention addiction and mental health services to children, youth and their families. The initiative is led by the AHS – Addiction and Mental Health in partnership with Alberta Education and other partners and community agencies, with funding from Alberta Health and Wellness.
VIBE provides mental health wellness programming in schools for grades kindergarten to grade 12. V.I.B.E. has 48 school based programs that can be shared directly with teachers and others upon request. All programs are researched based and include curricular outcomes. All school based programs are free. Some events may have a minimal cost. V.I.B.E. has a resource/training email group that individuals or agencies are welcome to join. V.I.B.E. has a library containing resources on various social and emotional topics that individuals can borrow from. We offer ongoing training on mental wellness for school staff, parents and professionals for free or at subsidized rates. We advertise these events through email. VIBE promotes mental wellness through promoting various community days or months such as Family violence Month, Bully Awareness Week, Pink Shirt Day and Mental Health Week. VIBE Maintains a Human Service Directory that individuals are able to access through emailing the program or the website.
Wainwright on Wellness believes strongly in the values of collaboration, teamwork and community partnership. We have many individuals, groups, organizations and agencies that work with us to provide our programming and build the capacity of our students and community
Dual Credit Program Dual Credit Flyer
Why get involved with Dual Credit?
When students enroll in a dual credit course, they are able to investigate career paths that are not part of the regular high school curriculum.
- Because the dual credit courses are offered online through Blackboard Collaborate and all lessons are recorded in Desire2Learn, it provides access to students in their home communities…it is CONVENIENT!
- Students can ‘TRY’ before they ‘BUY’. These courses are offered FREE to students! Rather than committing to an entire program, in high school, students are able to ‘get their feet wet’ with a taste of what that particular program is all about!
- Students gain confidence to succeed academically in a post-secondary environment. Once a high school student takes a dual credit course and is successful….they know what a college course feels like and what to expect if they do decide further their education after high school.
- With all of the dual credit courses offered online through Blackboard Collaborate and Desire2Learn, students increase their knowledge of educational technologies that prepare them for the technological workforce.
If you have any questions regarding Dual Credit, please feel free to contact
ECACS Dual Credit Lead Teacher