- Request form (word version to be completed electronically)
- Parent consent (Word version to be completed electronically and signed)
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:
- September 5
- October 3
- November 7
- December 5
- January 9
- February 6
- March 6
- April 3
- May 1
- June 5
- 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:
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.
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
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