CASA Classrooms

CASA Mental Health is partnering with the Government of Alberta, community partners and school divisions to deliver mental health care in local classrooms. The aim is to address the need for services closer to students. CASA Classrooms will bridge a child’s mental health and school needs through a coordinated approach by a mental health team and a classroom teacher.

The first wave will introduce CASA Classrooms to four schools in the Edmonton area in February 2023. Classrooms will continue to expand throughout Alberta from 2023-2025.

What happens in this program?

The team will provide individual and group therapy, psychiatric care and medication while the child receives regular school programming.

Caregivers will receive mental health education, connections to community supports and resources to better support their child/youth.

Students will remain in the program for approximately half the school year.

Who is this program for?

CASA Classrooms are designed for students in grades four through 12 with mental health diagnoses. These students:

  • have not responded as expected to previous therapy and continue to have symptoms that impact their home, social and school life;
  • are currently under the care of a physician, nurse practitioner or psychiatrist; and
  • are willing to participate in individual and group therapy with their family.

Students may come from schools within a CASA Classroom’s geographical school area, and must be referred by their school.

​How do I access this program?

Children and youth must be referred to CASA Classrooms by their school. For more in-depth information on CASA Classrooms, contact info@casaservices.org.

To access programs you must go through our intake process.

For A Child In Immediate Crisis

If your child is in physical danger or is at risk of harming themselves or someone else, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If your child is in crisis, dial the Edmonton crisis lines at 780-482-4357 or 780-342-7777 for immediate assistance.