CYMH School Liaison
In order to meet the growing need for support of students living with mental health concerns, Abbotsford School District and Abbotsford Child and Youth Mental Health jointly fund a school child and youth mental health liaison position. The Liaison helps provides meaningful and intentional collaboration between CYMH clinicians and school district staff. The liaison attends school based meeting or care team on behalf of CYMH and provides information about mental health resources for school district staff that are available through CYMH or other services in the community. The liaison works with the District Vice Principal of Learning Support Services, is part of the district Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), and follows up on suicide risk assessments. The liaison also provides a variety of professional development training in the district.