Counsellor

Hello! My name is Michelle Waddell and I am the school counsellor.  I am at Brentwood on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons. 

The best way to contact me is through email: michelle.waddell@eips.ca

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Kids See Free at Superstore - Is your child 4-10 years old? They’re entitled to once complete pair of glasses FREE. Click here for details -  www.realcanadiansuperstore.ca/optical

Caregiver Education Series - These free sessions are for parents, caregivers, teachers and community members to learn about mental health challenges that can impact children and youth. Click here for the Fall Catalogue:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/caregiversessions

Connect Parent is a nine week program for parents of children between 10 and 17. It provides a new perspective on relationships and adolescent development. Parents meet in small groups with two trained leaders for 90 minutes each week. Interested in attending? Call Strathcona County Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044.

Future Fair - October 22, 2018 - EIPS, EICS and Strathcona County are partnering to offer a free event to provide information to families about adult options for students with special needs. Students, parents, guardians and teachers can explore funding opportunities, employment, vocational training, recreational opportunities and many other services available to students after completion of high school.

Connect Parenting Group

This workshop gives a new perspective on relationships and adolescent development. Parents and caregivers meet in small groups with two trained leaders for 90 minutes each week.

Each week, facilitators share practical techniques and ideas that help parents develop a better relationship with their teenager (ages 10-17). Parents will be equipped with skills such as empathy building, reframing behaviour, conflict management, and learning how to “step back.” Through “stepping back”, parents are able to “step into” a new way of learning. The safe sharing environment enables parents to learn practical skills, while also hearing concerns from other parents.

The Connect Parent leaders strive to help the participants feel at ease by providing a safe and connected environment to share parenting struggles and successes.

Past participants have shared how Connect Parent has helped them feel a lot more at ease with their own family, knowing they are not alone with their new-found supports of other parents.

Connect Parent is provided free of charge by Strathcona County Family and Community Services. The nine-week program takes place on Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., beginning September 20. A light supper is provided for registered parents/caregivers.

To register please call Oana Vonu-Boriceanu at 780-416-6746 or Justin Kennedy at 780-416-7281.