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New Model for Delivery of Student Supports Introduced

March 27, 2015

A new provincial model for the delivery of specialized learning supports and services is making it easier for children, youth and their families to get the assistance that they need. At the start of the 2014-2015 school year the Government of Alberta divided the province into 17 Regional Collaborative Service Delivery Regions. Locally services will be coordinated and provided by Peace Collaborative Services.

Under the new model, school authorities along with community based partner agencies, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Government Ministries of Human Services and Education work together, on a regional basis, to meet the identified needs of children and youth. In keeping with the collaborative focus, Regional Collaborative Service Delivery resources are shared. Supports can include, but are not limited to: mental health supports, speech-language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, supports for the visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing.

“This is a very exciting time for the delivery of specialized services to students in Alberta,” said Cheryl Brown, Regional Manager of Peace Collaborative Services. “This new model is reducing barriers to service across the region,” Brown added.

Service delivery occurs in schools where referrals are made through school personnel, including: teachers, principals and learning coaches.

In addition to Brown’s role as Manager, Peace Collaborative Services is administered by an Executive and Leadership Team. The new model encompasses previous service delivery models including the Student Health Initiative Program (SHIP) and Regional Educational Consulting Service Teams (CASE).

For more information, please contact:
Cheryl Brown
Regional Manager Peace Collaborative Services
780-539-0333 Ext. 1930 cheryl.brown@gppsd.ab.ca

This press release was issued on January 14, 2015 by Peace Collaborative Services.