The Prince Albert Catholic Faculty Division has been denied funding for a two-year Bridging Psychological Well being Helps pilot mission.
Training Minister Dustin Duncan responded to the request in a letter included within the board assembly agenda bundle. Director of schooling Lorel Trumier relayed the correspondence on the board of schooling’s common assembly on Monday.
“We had proposed a pilot to the Ministry of Training and a part of it could be simply the mistaken funding time,” Tumier mentioned. “We did do it within the summertime, and by then all the commitments are made.”
Trumier mentioned they’re attempting to assist college students in any approach they might. This attainable pilot mission was only one instance. She mentioned they’re going to rethink their strategy and take a look at once more.
“We all know that we’ve got acquired a response from the Minister, however I feel there are alternatives for us to attempt to tweak what the pilot would seem like and discover alternative ways to make it achievable,” she mentioned.
In his letter, Duncan wrote that the work of Catholic Household Providers, which is funded by the Ministries of Justice, Social Providers and Corrections and Policing, offers the companies addressed within the pilot mission. He states that the main focus of the Ministry of Training is to deal with the academic wants of scholars reasonably than therapeutic actions that higher align with different human service ministries. Due to this fact, the Ministry of Training was not in place to fund the proposal.
“You heard that the therapeutic response shouldn’t be one that’s essentially what faculties are doing and granted that’s true,” Trumier mentioned. “We simply want to grasp what are the methods we will (supply) assist, and discover the methods to do it.”
Trumier mentioned the federal government’s resolution was a little bit of a setback, however that gained’t cease the division from attempting to create a program.
“It doesn’t cease us from attempting to have a look at options and methods to assist (college students),” she mentioned. “Typically (it entails) out of the field considering. There can be different alternatives that we will convey to the desk and attempt to refine what we’re doing and try to get higher at it.”
Duncan did congratulate them on their success with the Psychological Well being Capability Constructing Initiative utility and their ardour for working in direction of psychological well being objectives.
“Typically we’ve got a setback however it may get us to a greater place,” Trumier mentioned. “We have now acquired to refine what we’re considering and doing in order that we will meet the wants of our college students higher.”