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Networking for Mental Health in Schools – Working Together on Working Together

  • Ramada Plaze Calgary Airport 3515- 26 Street Northeast Calgary, AB, T1Y 5E1 Canada (map)

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About the Session

Working Together – that’s the goal! This networking day is designed to provide you with opportunity to learn from one another, encounter new ideas, and to connect in person with folks you wouldn’t meet otherwise. There’s incredible work happening around the province to support mentally healthy cultures in schools. Let’s learn from one another, find ways to work together, and build a strong web of support across the province for our students.

Join us for a powerful day of collaboration with colleagues about strategies you can use every day to support the mental health of all students.

2 Registration streams ensure you have opportunity for the conversations that matter to you:

  • Stream 1: Leading a Mentally Healthy Culture
  • Stream 2: Every Student, Every Day: Strategies to Promote Mental Health

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who supports the mental health of children in schools
  • Community based counselors and educational psychologists
  • Educational Assistants
  • Family-school Liaisons
  • OT, PT, SLPs
  • School administrators
  • School counselors
  • School nurses
  • Student services team members
  • Teachers

This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education.

About the Presenter(s)

Andrew Baxter MSW RSW has worked in School Based and Community Mental Health for over 15 years.  During his time with Alberta Health Services, he has provided direct treatment and consultation services for children and families in Kindergarten through Grade 12.  Currently, Andrew chairs the School Based Mental Health Quality Improvement Committee and sits on the Child and Adolescent Addictions and Mental Health Standards Committee.  His main role with AHS is to serve as the Coordinator for the Mental Health Literacy Project which is currently rolling out in 8 school boards across Alberta.  His educational background is in psychology and social work.