Supporting your child
Your child’s school counsellors are developing a variety of ways to support your child during these uniquely complex times. Throughout the development and implementation of remote learning processes, it’s important to remember that we all have the same goal: to support children’s growth and development by working together with patience, kindness, and respect as we all do our best. Source
Because of privacy and access concerns regarding virtual counselling or consultation, the school district is advising that, at this time, school counsellors do not conduct ‘counselling’ meetings with students on on-line platforms. If you do need to access a counsellor for whatever reason, please make first contact by email. Please contact you school counsellor through your school's website or directly by email: FirstName_LastName@sd42.ca.
If you have concerns for your child’s mental wellness, you can contact your school counsellor or reach out to one of our community resources. **Please note counsellors will only be checking email on school days between 8:30am-3pm. If your child is in crisis you can call the Fraser Health Crisis Line: 604-951-8855 or START: 1-877-820-7444. If they can not keep themselves safe please call 9-11** Here is a handout of resources to consider if you are worried about your child.
Open Schools is a resource that offers a collection of resources to help support learning while families are home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-class instruction. If you click on Keeping Healthy you can find many strategies for student wellness.
Helps families reduce the intensity of conflict, identify and address the issues, and support both the youth and parents as they explore solutions. Parents and/or youth meet weekly with program staff (more frequently if conflict is severe) up to a maximum of eight sessions. Additional sessions can be sometimes be arranged under certain circumstances.
Solita Stanley, Mediation Counsellor
604.467.6911 Ext. 1216