Through collaboration with Alberta Health Services, psychiatric outreach consultation is available to children and youth (ages 2-18) and their caregivers within Golden Hills School Division on a monthly basis in a non-stigmatizing environment.
The Connections Clinics are held in Strathmore Schools and provide a valuable opportunity for the psychiatrist to meet with the identified students, their caregiver(s)/family, along with members of the student’s educational team (e.g. teacher(s), administrators, school-based counsellors, Family School Community Resource Counsellors and Student Services Consultant) and any relevant community service providers (e.g. Children’s Services, AHS), to develop an integrated assessment and intervention plan that will enable the student to experience greater success at home, in school and within the community.
A physician must refer the student to the program and they receive a follow-up Consultation letter from the psychiatrist to ensure that the primary physician is able to provide the recommended long-term medical care.