CASA Classrooms

In partnership with the Government of Alberta, community partners and school divisions, CASA Mental Health has committed to delivering mental health care in classrooms. CASA Classrooms address the need for services closer to students by bridging a child’s mental health and school needs.

What happens in this program?

Students receive individual and group therapy, psychiatric care, medication and schooling according to their individual need. This is provided by a team of mental health professionals, a specialized teacher and support staff. Students remain in the program for approximately half the school year, followed by another half-year of transition support.

Caregivers will receive mental health education, connections to community supports and resources to better support their child/teen. Home school staff will receive similar supports in order to better support the student after the program.

Who is this program for?

CASA Classrooms are designed for students in grades four through 12. 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.

​How do I access this program?

Students must be referred by their school. For more in-depth referral information, contact infoclassrooms@casaservices.org.

Interested in learning more about CASA Classrooms? CASA offers monthly information sessions for caregivers and other community members. Sessions are held on the third Thursday of each month, from 4 – 4:45 p.m. To attend an upcoming session, contact infoclassrooms@casaservices.org.   

Where are CASA Classrooms?

Opened February 2023
Gibbons: Gibbons School (grades seven to nine)
Sturgeon County: Sturgeon Composite High School (grades 10-12)

Opened September 2023
Edmonton: J.A. Fife School (grades four to six)
Fort Saskatchewan: Fort Saskatchewan Elementary (grades four to six)
Edmonton: St. Gabriel Catholic School (grades seven to nine)

Opening February 2024
Medicine Hat: Southview Community School (grades four to six)
Red Deer: Escuela Vista Grande School (grades six to eight)
Wetaskiwin: Wetaskiwin Outreach School (grades seven to 11)

Opening September 2024
Edmonton: St. Joseph Catholic High School
Edmonton: Rosslyn Junior High School
High River: Senator Riley School
Bonnyville: TBD
Calgary: TBD
Fort McMurray: TBD
Additional central and southern Alberta communities TBD

Opening February 2025
TBD

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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 distress line at 780-482-4357 for immediate assistance.

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