Prairie Land schools pilot Reach program | DrumhellerMail
Last updateFri, 01 Dec 2023 2pm

Prairie Land schools pilot Reach program

    Delia School and Morrin School are two of four schools piloting a program with the aim to assist children, youth and their families in developing skills that build resiliency and healthy relationships.     Project REACH is one of 39 projects in the Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools Initiative (MHCB).  MHCB is led by Addiction and Mental Health in collaboration with Alberta Education, and funded through grants from Alberta Health and Wellness.  This initiative is unique in that mental health promotion, prevention, and early intervention services are integrated into and provided in a school-based setting.
    The funding for this initiative provides the staffing and support required for implementation.  This includes universal and targeted programming, linkage to external services as well as training opportunities for school staff, parents, project staff and community partners to build capacity.
    The key community partners in the Project REACH initiative are:
•    Alberta Health Services-Addiction and Mental Health (Drumheller and Hanna Offices)
•    Prairie Land Regional Division #25
•    Alberta Health Services-Community Health Promotion and Prevention
•    Central Alberta Child and Family Service Authority
•    Starland County Family and Community Support Services
•    Golden Prairie Parent Link
•    Town of Hanna (FCSS/Community Services)
•    RCMP
    Along with Delia and Morrin, J.C. Charyk School and  Hanna Primary School,  are introducing the program.  There will be a REACH Wellness Worker in each of these four schools delivering programs and services to students, their parents, staff, and the community. These community-driven, school-based projects engage students, parents, partners, and community members in the development, implementation, and progress of their projects.

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