Alberta Education wants your input

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The Government is launching a series of initiatives known as “Future Ready” that will co-ordinate and improve education and skills training to better prepare kids for success in a changing economy, starting with a major consultation on future Alberta curriculum. The first initiative to launch under Future Ready includes an online survey to ensure that parents and other Albertans have their say during a comprehensive review of the province’s K-12 curriculum.
 
Alberta is reviewing and updating the curriculum, which outlines what students are expected to learn from Kindergarten through Grade 12. The online survey will run from Oct.18, 2016 until Nov. 18, 2016.
 
 
Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) is hosting a WEBINAR with Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) on November 8, 2016 to encourage parents and school councils to participate in the engagement process.
 
Opportunity for input at face-to-face sessions is being coordinated through the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) in various regions of the province. School councils are encouraged to contact the ARPDC to register for a session, to help organize another session for your group, or to gain access to the guide for hosting your own session.
 
We have created a section on our website dedicated to the Curriculum Development which includes further details and specific links to more information, including the Alberta Education website, an introductory video, and a Parent Information Article from the Ministry. Click here to visit the page.  

Emotional Regulation . . . Not letting emotions get the best of us

Cheryl Becker BridgeCheryl Becker joins our November Adult Support Meeting to talk about emotional regulation.

On Emotions and our reactions to them can be complicated for kids and adults. In our busy and complex world, we have all felt overwhelmed, afraid, frustrated, bored and angry to name just a few emotional experiences. In the last few years, there has been a great deal of research into the purpose of our emotions and feelings, how they work and what we can do to help better handle and manage our emotional experiences.  

In this presentation, Cheryl will share some information about our six main emotions (sadness, anger, fear, surprise, joy and shame) and how to manage some of the more difficult of these. Cheryl will offer some practical, emotionally healthy ideas for managing difficult emotions, and how to help our children do the same.  

Click here to learn more about Cheryl.

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CADDAC webinars to increase awareness, understanding of ADHD

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The Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada, (CADDAC) presents a series of webinars designed to help increase awareness and understanding of ADHD. 

The series includes:

ADHD and the Impact on Learning
ADHD and Executive Functioning
ADHD and School Advocacy Part 1
ADHD and School Advocacy Part 2
ADHD and School Advocacy Part 3

To find out  more and to register for these webinars – go to the CADDAC page HERE

All webinars will be recorded and available for purchase 3 days after the scheduled date.

Counselling Psychology, School and Child Clinical Psychology Programs at the University of Alberta

Link to the University of Alberta, Department of Educational Psychology
Did you know that counselling services are offered to community through Counselling Psychology and School and Child Clinical Psychology Programs at the University of Alberta?
 
Clinical Services provides lower-cost psychological services to the community, while giving graduate students valuable practical experience as they train for their professional careers. 
 
The Clinic (located on the University of Alberta main campus in the Education Centre North 1-135) is ramping up to provide counselling and assessment services to people in the community this fall and winter. The services in the clinic are provided by students at the Masters and PhD level as part of their course work. All students work under the supervision of registered psychologists or reading specialists and faculty members. They strive to advance the highest standards of training and research for their students. Their Doctoral Programme in Counselling Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.
 
The Clinic offers these services every year and usually has openings starting in September for counselling services and for adult assessment. There is a long wait list for child assessments at the moment. The Resilience Builder program for Anxiety in children will run this year and referrals are accepted until mid December. 

The fees are nominal and can be waived or reduced for low income families. 

For more information please see these downloadable brochures:

Resilience Builder
Clinical Services

Please note that that clinic cannot accept:

  • Assessments for legal issues (e.g., capacity, child custody and access)
  • Treatment for severe substance abuse/dependence
  • Treatment for psychotic disorders
  • Difficulties that are associated with a high risk of legal involvement (e.g., violence, criminal behaviour)