Mental Health Therapists
The All in for Youth mental health therapists work with a smaller caseload of students who need extra attention to put them on the path to success. Many of the students that the therapists see have suffered trauma in the past. Research has shown us that trauma negatively impacts the developing brain and, without support, hardwires it for a life of physical, emotional and social problems. A therapist on site is valuable because they are present when their students become highly distressed or alarmed. Additionally, the program’s mental health therapists can offer resources for teachers who don’t have the training to know how to respond, or even to help teachers attend to their own self-care.
Roots and Wings
Research shows that family-centered care is essential for long-term success in mental health care pathways. Roots and Wings staff act as a bridge into the community, reaching out to families who seem to be struggling to help them establish a solid foundation from which their children can flourish. Roots and Wings provides in-home family support to Edmonton and area families struggling with parenting and family disruption due to poverty, mental health, or isolation. Their comprehensive approach helps prevent family breakdown and child mistreatment, while empowering family members to better cope with life’s challenges, and make decisions that promote health and wellness.
Learn more about the All in for Youth initiative here.