Monday, 28 November 2016

Grade 6 iSucceed Program Screening Information 

All grade 6 students in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division middle schools will be eligible to participate in the continuation of a pilot screening program known as iSucceed.

What is the iSucceed Program?
The iSucceed Program is a Canadian based initiative by eCenter Research under the direction of Dr. Steve Weatherbee. Dr. Weatherbee is a former school principal who now conducts ongoing research studies on students at risk of social and emotional health concerns, substance abuse, and adverse outcomes in school.
The mission of the iSucceed Program is to make early screening and detection of mental health and substance abuse concerns a regular component of supporting student success.
Specifically, the overall goals of the iSucceed Program include:
·      Promoting positive mental health and reduce substance use in youth.
·      Guiding the development and improvement of school based social-emotional    health and substance abuse prevention and intervention programs.
·      Providing an efficient screening process for early detection, triage, and treatment of social-emotional health and substance use disorders in youth.

This program will be completed during the first two weeks of December and all grade 6 students have the opportunity to take part in the process.  Any parents who do not wish to have their child participate, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding this program please feel free to contact Ms. Dueck, Ms. Baydock, or Ms. Jones via phone or email.

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