BGCA has been providing school-based youth and family counselling (YFC) since 1994. Schools receiving YFC services include Craigflower Elementary, Tillicum Community School, Colquitz Middle School, Spectrum Community School, the Link (distributed learning model and Continuing Ed), as well as a District position supporting many schools.
The role of the YFC is to provide early identification and intervention in the areas of counselling, skill development, and support services to vulnerable children/youth and their families. Children/youth that are vulnerable are those who are experiencing familial, emotional, behavioural, and cultural issues which significantly limit their capacity to function effectively within their family, school, and/or community.
Youth and Family Counsellor Service objectives are to:
- Support children/youth to succeed in school or an educational/employment program.
- Strengthen children/youths’ relationships and connections with their family and community
- Promote children/youth and their families’ healthy lifestyle choices and the development of students’ healthy social relationships
You can connect with a school based youth and family counsellor by calling the school. Contact information is:
Craigflower Elementary School, 250-384-8157
Tillicum Community School, 250-386-1408
Colquitz Middle School, 250-479-1678
Spectrum High School, 250-479-8271
The Link at Lambrick, 250-360-4300
Continuing Education (SJ @ Burnside), 250-360-4300
District YFC, 250-475-4243