This is a great parent evening offered through CARC to hear Jared Froese as he connects with parents. His presentation is, "Why are parts of school so difficult for my child?". There is a cost to the evening and the deadline is October 22nd for sign up.

CARC Presentation

Join psychologist Dr. Ganz Ferrance and Global Edmonton's Carole Anne Devaney as they discuss techniques for parents raising children in the 21st Century.

Dr. Ferrance holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and an M.A. in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Andrews University in Michigan. He is the former Public Education Coordinator as well as the former Vice-President of the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta. He has also been a regular “Health and Lifestyle” panel expert on Alberta Primetime for over three years and has been presenting a monthly segment on CTV’s Noon Show for the past seven years.

A career woman with three children, Ms. Devaney isn’t afraid to show the good, the bad and the ugly of motherhood. She has a large following on social media, where she often makes light of the realities of parenting. Carole Ann Devaney has a reputation for engaging her audiences, rolling with last-minute changes, keeping the program on time, and, of course, keeping it real.

Parenting for Resilience

Support Information

Provincial Abuse Line Information Sheet

Alberta Mental Health

The phone number for Alberta Mental Health is 403-340-5469. Parents can phone this number directly.

Speech and Language Services

Parents can contact Alberta Health Services at 403-314-5250 for referrals for these services.

Alberta Mental Health Crisis Help Line: 1-877-303-2642. Students who are in need of someone to talk to in a crisis situation may call the helpline, which is available to them 24 hours a day.

Suicide Information & Education Services

Suite D 4808 51 st Ave

Red Deer, AB 403-342-4966


Alberta Health Services, Provincial Injury Prevention Program (PIPP) - AHS PIPP Webpage

Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) CATT Online - Concussion

Red Deer Catholic Family School Enhancement Counsellors

Our Family School Enhancement Counsellors (FSECs) support the social, emotional and mental wellness of students and families within their home, school, and community through early intervention and prevention. 

FESCs meet with children, youth, parents, and families to go over issues affecting student success supporting them to look for options, develop strategies and find solutions. 

Services offered:

  • Provide support services to families and children facing social, emotional, and family challenges
  • Build skills with students in small groups
  • Promote effective communication within families and between parents and students
  • Assist families in navigating and finding information and resources, such as counselling services, income support, community programs, etc.
  • Promote preventative opportunities within the schools and community
  • Provide support in schools and in the home
  • Collaborate with community agencies
  • Organize family events and parent sessions
  • Enhance Catholic family values by building home, school, and parish

Please click here for a list of community resources for Red Deer and area.

Check out the Family School Enhancement Facebook page