CEC Schools Plus Team:
SchoolsPlus Facilitator – Tracey Shay, MA, MSW
(902) 890 2521
Community Outreach Worker – Zach Higgins, BA
Community Outreach Worker– Shawna Umlah,
Schools Plus Mental Health Clinician– Penny Gill, MSW, RSW
What is Schools Plus?
SchoolsPlus is a program designed to help families and youth navigate the different systems (Health, Education, Justice and Community Services) and resources in the community in order to get the services they need to meet their needs. The SchoolsPlus Facilitator and Outreach Worker act as a liaisons between the school and the community and advocate, coordinate, and expand services for students and families.
Working with community partners SchoolsPlus offers and promotes an array of programs and services at CEC, which may include:
• Outreach, mentoring programs
• Employment support
• Educational groups, (Anxiety groups, grief and loss, Options to anger, Adventure base learning)
• Case Conferencing
• Clinical Support
• System Navigation
• Linkage to services
How do Families Access SchoolsPlus?
SchoolsPlus is open to all students at CEC and referrals to the program can be made by; the principal, vice principal, guidance, teachers, or from the student or families themselves. To make a referral or to get more information about SchoolsPlus you can contact any member of our team or visit www.schoolsplus.ednet.ns.ca