Family School Liaison Program/Community Counselling

Family School Liaison Program

The Family School Liaison Worker (FSLW) is available to enhance the development of a student’s educational, social and emotional experiences.

Examples of issues that a FSLW may address include: anger management, bullying, social skills development, study skills, goal setting, stress management, family difficulties and problem solving.  FSLMs provide assistance to students on an individual basis and may also facilitate group sessions, based on the needs of the school.  The FSLW is also a link to a variety of community agencies and advocates effectively in support of students and their families.  Referrals can be received from school staff, parents/guardians, community members, peers or the individual in need.

The FSLW program is a critical component of the St. Paul Education Regional Division No. 1 counselling program and to our communities at large.  FSLWs provide a majority of the school-based counselling services, which are not available through regular academic programming.

 

Community Counselling Program

The Community Counselling program provides support to individuals, couples, families, and organizations.  The purpose of this program is to help people develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis.

Counselling services that may be provided include:

  • Grief and loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Separation and divorce
  • Parenting
  • Career and life transitions
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Relationship enrichment
  • Domestic violence
  • Infidelity
  • Marital & pre marital difficulties
  • Separation and divorce
  • Career and life transitions

Our service area covers the following communities:

  • County of Minburn, County of Lamont, County of Two Hills
  • If you do not reside in any of these areas, you may still receive services, but you will be required to pay the non-resident fee

Fees:

  • It is our aim to provide professional counselling services at affordable rates.  Therefore, Vegreville and District FCSS is able to offer a sliding fee scale that is based on gross family income.
  • Your fee will be a maximum of $70 per session.  However, most residents will qualify for a further reduction due to the sliding scale.
  • FCSS is only able to accept cash or cheques, and payment will be due before each session.  Please make cheques out to the Town of Vegreville

Getting Started:

  • At all times your privacy will be respected and protected.  The information we collect will allow us to determine your fee and book you an appointment.  When you call the first time, you will be asked for very basic information – your name, phone number, where you live, and gross family income.

Forms:

  • There are few forms that are required to be completed and these forms will only be seen by the counsellor, and not by FCSS staff.  These forms are available to pick up from the FCSS office.

Your first appointment:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first session.
  • If you have not completed the forms in advance, you will be asked to begin reviewing them while waiting for your appointment.

The waiting room:

  • Clients are not double booked.
  • FCSS is a community organization and because of this, you might see or be seen by other community member.  However, they (and you) will be waiting to see one of the many professionals in the office.  This allows you to keep the reason for your visit private, if you wish.

Contact Vegreville & District FCSS at (780) 632-3966