Complex Case Consultation


School-based and Regional Multi-disciplinary Teams bring a case forward through their Leadership Team representative(s).  Please note the following schedule for 2017/18:

Submission Deadline: 
  • September 5
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5
  • January 9
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1
  • June 5
Meeting Date:
  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 28
  • December 19
  • January 30
  • February 27
  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 26

Prior to bringing a case forward, school-based and school-linked teams will have exhausted all typical strategies and resources.  Following parent/guardian consent, the Complex Case Team can be accessed for:

Urgent Conference

The Team can convene in response to an emergent situation where child/youth safety is at risk.  The request is initiated by the Leadership Team representative working most closely with the child/youth and family.

In this case, the Complex Case Team will seek to connect the child/youth with community supports as an interim, and perhaps, ongoing measure.  Depending on the circumstances, the Urgent Conference may be followed by a Case Conference once the emergent needs have been addressed.

Case Conference

The Team will meet with school-based and school-linked team representatives along with family and /or community agency representatives to:

  • review child/youth strengths, challenges, and needs
  • explore additional strategies for implementation by front-line staff/family
  • provide recommendations to support the child/youth

Funding Request

The Team will consider funding requests for extraordinary supports for children/youth identified by the school-linked team where funding is not available through any other avenue.  An integrated service plan is required outlining the need of the requested support and include a method to demonstrate/measure the impact of the requested support.

Funding accessed through the Complex Case Team is available on a short-term basis and is provided to address identified service / resource gaps.  Examples of funding requests that could be considered:

  • Specialized training
    • In identifying training options, order of priority is given to accessing events within the SWRCSD partnership first, then within Alberta, next within Canada, and finally international opportunities.
  • On-site coaching to build skill capacity of front-line staff members
    • In identifying content area specialists, order of priority is given to accessing professionals within the SWRCSD partnership first, then within Alberta, next within Canada, and finally international.
  • Contracting additional staff to work directly with child/youth
    • If seeking additional Educational Assistant time, the expectation is that the education partner provide the first Assistant (35 hours/week). Complex Case will consider funding a second Assistant on an emergent basis to the conclusion of the current academic year for a maximum of 10 months.
  • Specialized assessments not typically available or conducted by SWRCD partner organizations