Family School Wellness

PES Family School Wellness

The Family School Wellness Program (FSW) is an important part of our healthy Chinook’s Edge school community. The FSW program’s focus is providing support to students facing social emotional difficulties at school. Together with students and parents, our team can support information and referrals, student and/or family support, 1:1 short term support to students and parents, groups aimed at student growth, and help for families seeking external agency support.  


The FSW program is a voluntary program which requires parental/guardian consent for 1:1 support. We value and seek parental involvement and work as part of a multidisciplinary school team to provide school based support for children and families. The Family School Wellness Program is proud to work in partnership with and receive funding from Family Community and Support Services in the municipalities of Red Deer & District, Innisfail, Olds, Didsbury, Carstairs and Cremona.  


To discuss how our FSW program can support your child and/or family, please contact the FSW Worker in your child’s school. 


Amber Stonebridge                                                        

Clinical Lead, Family School Wellness


Karyn Barber

Associate Superintendent                                                                                             


The Family Wellness Worker at Penhold Elementary School is contact Lisa Daniel, who can be reached at (403) 886-4390 and

Helpful Resources

We know that it can be daunting looking for some answers when you feel your family is in need of support.  Here are some helpful websites/organizations that might help start to answer your questions and lead you to next steps needed in support.

If you have questions about any of the topics related to mental health and/or family support, please reach out to our schools FSW team.


Help in Tough Times - Alberta Links and Numbers

Child Mind Institute - Helpful Information by Topic

Protect Our Kids Online

Internet Safety

Families Change - Helping Kids Teens and Parents with Divorce

Virtual Calming Room

Kids Help Phone