The goal of this one day Go-To Educator Training Program is to develop mental health literacy amongst staff. It provides information regarding early identification of mental health problems and mental disorders. This knowledge allows teachers to make effective referrals that link students in need of help to their local care organization within and beyond the school system.
Andrew 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.
Administrator/Administration, Counselors/Conseiller en orientation scolaire, Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Teachers/Enseignant