Division Office Services

Social Work/Family School Liaison Program

The Social Work/Family School Liaison Program offers support services, and acts as a resource to families and individuals who may be experiencing difficulties at home or at school.


What is a School Social Worker or a Family School Liaison Worker?

The School Social Workers (SW) and Family School Liaison Workers (FSLW) are available to enhance the development of a student's educational, social and emotional experiences.  The School Social Workers and Family School Liaison Workers are able to provide assistance to students on an individual basis and may also facilitate group sessions dependent on the needs in the individual schools.  The SW/FSLW is a link to a variety of community agencies and advocates effectively in support of students and their families.

The goal of the School Social Worker and Family School Liaison staff is to ensure that:

  • Families and students have effective Life Skills
  • Families are connected to their schools and their community
  • Collaboration with community agencies will enhance the well being of students and their families

Some of the concerns that SWs and FSLWs can help with are:

  • School-based concerns (e.g., motivation, classroom and playground concerns, school transitions, attention difficulties, etc.)
  • Emotional concerns (e.g., anger, conflicts, self-esteem, worry, grief, sadness, etc.)
  • Social concerns (e.g., peer conflicts, attention difficulties, relationship concerns, friendship issues, etc.)
  • Family concerns (e.g., separation/divorce, sibling conflicts, parenting strategies, lack of resources, home-school communication, etc.)
  • Behavioral issues (e.g., safety issues, bullying, defiance, etc.)
  • Other (e.g., physical/health related issues, pregnancy, alcohol/drug misuse, basic needs resourcing, advocacy, etc.)

Referrals can be made by:

  • Family Members
  • School Staff
  • Students themselves
  • Peers



To see Protocols and Consent Forms, see our Documents Page

For more information, please contact:

Barb Reaney
District Social Worker
Wolf Creek Public Schools
6000 Hwy 2A
Ponoka, AB  T4J 1P6
Telephone:  (403) 783-3473
Fax: (403) 783-3140
email: barb.reaney@wolfcreek.ab.ca

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