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Community Health Promotion in a School Setting – The Learning Difficulties and Behavioural Difficulties
ORGANIZATIONCCS Community Services
Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB), Access Committee, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal; CSSS de Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle, McGill University: School of Social Work, School of Occupational Therapy, School of Communication Sciences and Disorder; Provincial Representatives: ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux; Political representatives from Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle
The objective of this project is to increase access to health promotion and prevention in school settings, increase opportunities for McGill University Health and Social Services students to complete internships and provide these students with an opportunity for employment in the CSSS Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle and in the Lester B. Pearson School Board. The project will therefore aim to:
- Better identify and articulate services for students with special needs, particularly those with behavioural and learning difficulties. As a means for better servicing our student population, particularly those students with learning and behavioural difficulties, a multidisciplinary team of professionals will be available, consisting of psychologists, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, consultants and guidance counsellors to identify and develop services.
- Share expertise found within the professional services of the LBPSB and, with McGill University students and health professionals, ultimately provide practical solutions that will help unify and improve practices within the LBPSB.
- Share expertise found within the LBPSB professional services and work with McGill students in the following health professions: Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders, in a school setting.
- Ultimately provide practical solutions that will help unify and improve practices within the LBPSB: share research and best practices, provide solutions, and develop and implement prevention and promotion programs that will best serve students with learning difficulties and behavioural difficulties.
BUDGET ALLOCATED FOR 2010-2013 : $75,000
A Needs Assessment for Family Support: For the Families of Vulnerable Youth with Learning Difficulties & Behavioural Difficulties
Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB), Access Committee, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, CSSS de Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle, McGill University: School of Social Work, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Nursing, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education; AMI-Quebec, African Canadian Development and Prevention Network (ACDP Network).
The objectives of this project are to:
- Conduct a needs assessment, identify & articulate services for family support for students with behavioural difficulties and learning difficulties;
- Provide internship opportunities for McGill University students from the Faculty of Education, Department of Psychology and the School of Social Work;
- Provide FRIENDS Anxiety Disorder training to bilingual social workers from the Lester B. Pearson School Board and CSSS de Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle;
- Provide FRIENDS Anxiety Disorder training to Lakeside Academy teachers and staff of health professionals;
- Offer support programs for students and families that have been selected by Lakeside Academy high school;
- Explore community and public resources and services available in the Lasalle-Lachine and Montréal areas.
BUDGET ALLOCATED FOR 2011-2012: $31,000
Healthcare Institutions (existing partnerships and collaboration):
CSSS de la Pointe-de-l’Île, CSSS de Saint-Léonard et Saint-Michel, CSSS Lucille-Teasdale, CSSS d’Ahuntsic et Montréal-Nord, CSSS Cavendish (for development of linguistically adapted senior day centres), Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal
Educational institutions (existing partnerships; other will be approached):
Dawson College, Vanier College, McGill School of Nursing, McGill School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill School of Social Work, McGill School of Dentistry, Concordia University - Department of Applied Human Sciences, English Montreal School Board
NPI (Networking and Partnership Initiatives) partners (confimed partners; other NPI partners may join later):
NPIs asking other communities to promote placements in their region: 4 Korners Family Resource Center, AGAPE,,Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders (CAMI), Committee for Anglophone Social Action (CASA), Jeffrey Hale Community Partners, Megantic English-Speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC), Outaouais Health and Social Services Network (OHSSN), Vaudreuil-Soulanges
NPIs wishing to promote training placements in other regions: Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda, 4 Korners Family Resource Center, AGAPE, CAMI, CASA, Jeffrey Hale Community Partners, MCDC, OHSSN, Vaudreuil-Soulanges
REISA members (those involved in student placements, so far):
Almage Senior Centre, AMI-Québec, CCS, East Foundation, Italian-Canadian Community Services of Quebec, Scalabrini Centre of Montreal for Refugees and Immigrants, Service bénévole de l’Est de Montréal, Toxico-Stop
English, an Asset! will help increase retention of English-speaking health professionals in Quebec through five specific means:
- YOU IN HEALTH? Encouraging young English-speaking people to undertake careers in health professions;
- THEORY IN PRACTICE Providing opportunities for English-speaking students to contribute their linguistic abilities and theoretical understanding gained from coursework within healthcare settings and complementary community services;
- IMMERSION AU TRAVAIL Providing opportunities for bilingual English-speaking students to acquire ease and comfort in working in Francophone settings;
- AIDE AU RECRUTEMENT LINGUISTIQUE Helping Francophone institutions to actively attract linguistically adaptable job applicants;
- ADVENTURE TRAINING INTERNSHIPS Collaborating with partnering regions to attract English-speaking students of health-related disciplines, or students considering a career in healthcare, to Adventure Training Internship packages across Québec.