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ALERT Minutes - Dec 13th_10

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									                                                                                           Assisted Learning
                                                                                               Environment
                                                                                                     Response Team

                                          ALERT COORDINATING COMMITTEE

                                                            December 13, 2010
                                                                 12:00pm
                                                      Lethbridge School District #51
                                                             Education Centre
                                                     433 – 15th St. South, Lethbridge
                                                              (Board Room)

                                                                          Minutes


In Attendance:

Inspector Bill Kaye                                             Lethbridge Regional Police Service
Tom Gross                                                       Lethbridge Regional Police Service
Staff Sergeant Zealand Leavitt                                  Lethbridge Regional Police Service
Chris Windle                                                    AADAC (Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health)
Barbara Gammon                                                  Palliser Regional Schools
Lisa McMullin                                                   Lethbridge School District #51
Barry Litun                                                     Lethbridge School District #51
Cynthia Parr                                                    Lethbridge School District #51
Randy Joevenazzo                                                Lethbridge School District #51
Michelle Loxton (Recording Secretary)                           Lethbridge School District #51
Ashley Anderson                                                 Practicum Student SACFSA
Erin Olsen                                                      Lethbridge Prosecutors’ Office
Chris Smeaton                                                   Holy Spirit Catholic Schools

Regrets:

Deborah Deak                                                    Holy Spirit Catholic Schools
Sergeant Dan Walton                                             Lethbridge Regional Police Service
Michele Montgomery                                              Southwest Alberta Child and Family Services Authority




                                                                      CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS
      AADAC                             Southwest Alberta Child                       Society for Christian Education          Palliser Regional Schools
      Main Floor, Provincial Building   & Family Services Authority                    in Southern Alberta                     #101 3305 18th Avenue North
      200 – 5th Avenue South            #107, 3305-18 Avenue North                    802-6th Avenue North                     Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5S1
      Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4C7       Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5S1                   Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0S1              Phone: (403) 328-4111
      Phone: (403) 381-5183             Phone: (403) 381-5543                         Phone: (403) 394-9220                    Fax: (403) 380-6890
      Fax: (403) 382-4541               Fax: (403) 381-5608                           Fax: (403) 327-6333

      Chinook Health Region             Lethbridge School District #51                   Holy Spirit Catholic School Div. #4   Lethbridge Regional Police Service
      801 - 1st Avenue South            433-15th Street South                            620 12th Street B North               135-1st Avenue South
      Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4L5       Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2Z4                      Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2L7           Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0A1
      Phone: (403) 388-6666             Phone: (403) 380-5300                            Phone: (403) 327-9555                 Phone: (403) 327-2210
      Fax: (403) 328-5934               Fax: (403) 327-4387                              Fax: (403) 327-9595                   Fax: (403) 328-6999
                                                                                       Assisted Learning
                                                                                           Environment
                                                                                                 Response Team


1. Call to Order/Introductions

   Deborah Deak sends best wishes for the upcoming Christmas Season.

2. Additions to the Agenda

3. Approval of Agenda – Cynthia Approved with changes and additions

4. Approval of Previous Minutes –September 28th, 2010

5. Business Arising
  a)           ALERT – Website (Cynthia Parr)
  The Website has never been live. The committee will look at the site and decide if the site should go live.

  b)           Dating and Domestic Violence (Cynthia Parr)

  A meeting will be set up in the near future by John Loree, Lethbridge School District 51, Director of Curriculum
  with key individuals from each jurisdiction to review the material. Cynthia will report to the group at the next
  meeting.

  c)           PSST World (Lisa McMullin)
  Lisa did explain briefly PSST World once again.
  Terry Zachary from PSST World joined the group via video conference to make a short presentation. After
  discussion it was decided that ALERT was not interested in pursuing this idea any further. Individual members
  may bring it to the attention of their organizations.

   d)          Lockdown Video

  Tom Gross shared information regarding the Lockdown Video, which should be available summer 2011.

6. New Business
   a)          Fourth R Training (Lisa McMullin)
   Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships ( www.youthrelationships.org) are a consortium of
   researchers and professionals dedicated to promoting healthy adolescent relationships and reducing risk
   behaviours. They develop and evaluate programs, resources and training materials for educators and

                                                                  CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS
  AADAC                             Southwest Alberta Child                       Society for Christian Education          Palliser Regional Schools
  Main Floor, Provincial Building   & Family Services Authority                    in Southern Alberta                     #101 3305 18th Avenue North
  200 – 5th Avenue South            #107, 3305-18 Avenue North                    802-6th Avenue North                     Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5S1
  Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4C7       Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5S1                   Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0S1              Phone: (403) 328-4111
  Phone: (403) 381-5183             Phone: (403) 381-5543                         Phone: (403) 394-9220                    Fax: (403) 380-6890
  Fax: (403) 382-4541               Fax: (403) 381-5608                           Fax: (403) 327-6333

  Chinook Health Region             Lethbridge School District #51                   Holy Spirit Catholic School Div. #4   Lethbridge Regional Police Service
  801 - 1st Avenue South            433-15th Street South                            620 12th Street B North               135-1st Avenue South
  Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4L5       Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2Z4                      Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2L7           Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0A1
  Phone: (403) 388-6666             Phone: (403) 380-5300                            Phone: (403) 327-9555                 Phone: (403) 327-2210
  Fax: (403) 328-5934               Fax: (403) 327-4387                              Fax: (403) 327-9595                   Fax: (403) 328-6999
                                                                                     Assisted Learning
                                                                                         Environment
                                                                                               Response Team

 other front line professionals who work with youth. In particular, they work with schools to promote
 relationships and build this Fourth R into school curriculums and climates.

 “Our contention is that relationship knowledge and skills can and should be taught in the same way as
 reading, writing, and math, and therefore we refer to the classroom-based curriculum as the Fourth R
 core program. Students receive instruction on Personal Safety and Injury Prevention, Healthy Growth
 and Development, Substance Use and Abuse and Healthy Eating. The program involves analyzing
 issues, solving problems, and applying ideas while developing the skills of effective communication such
 as speaking, listening and presenting”

 Ray Hughes

 The Fourth R curriculum is now mandatory in Calgary Public where teacher testimonials are very
 positive. Those individuals from Lethbridge School District #51 and Palliser who were trained in June
 2009 also rave about the program for traditional and non- traditional settings. For the Holy Spirit a
 Catholic version of the program is now available, complete with bible passages that align with the
 teachings.

 Through the generosity of a local sponsor we are able to present two free Fourth R In-service
 opportunities. The National Education Coordinator, Ray Hughes and a colleague from Calgary Public
 will be facilitating.

       Each individual who attends will be provided with a binder with units of materials.
       Each school represented will receive a Comprehensive Kit which includes unit binders, laminated
 resources a CD-Rom and appropriate DVD’s.

 As Health is generally combined with Phys. Ed at these levels the training opportunity will be of interest
 to teachers assigned Health and/or Phys. Ed in Grade 8 & 9, Supportive Services Staff, Counsellors and
 Family School Liaison Workers.

 Training will be held at Lethbridge School District #51 Education Centre on Wednesday, February 9 th.
 Two sessions will be offered. A Grade 8 session will run from 8:20 – 11:45. The Grade 9 session will
 run from 12:30 – 4:30.

 b)          Pink Shirt Day (Lisa McMullin)
Trevor Broadhead, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Lethbridge has approached ALERT to
enquire if we would like to be a sponsor for Pink Shirt Day. This would involve a contribution of $250.00
and result in our logo being added to the back of the 2011 shirts. The community celebration is being held
on February 23rd, 2010 at the Seniors Centre. As this date falls during Family Week, Holy Spirit, Palliser
Regional Schools and Lethbridge School District will be celebrating Pink Shirt Day on March 2, 2011
which is the following Wednesday.
                                                                CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS
AADAC                             Southwest Alberta Child                       Society for Christian Education          Palliser Regional Schools
Main Floor, Provincial Building   & Family Services Authority                    in Southern Alberta                     #101 3305 18th Avenue North
200 – 5th Avenue South            #107, 3305-18 Avenue North                    802-6th Avenue North                     Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5S1
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4C7       Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5S1                   Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0S1              Phone: (403) 328-4111
Phone: (403) 381-5183             Phone: (403) 381-5543                         Phone: (403) 394-9220                    Fax: (403) 380-6890
Fax: (403) 382-4541               Fax: (403) 381-5608                           Fax: (403) 327-6333

Chinook Health Region             Lethbridge School District #51                   Holy Spirit Catholic School Div. #4   Lethbridge Regional Police Service
801 - 1st Avenue South            433-15th Street South                            620 12th Street B North               135-1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4L5       Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2Z4                      Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2L7           Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0A1
Phone: (403) 388-6666             Phone: (403) 380-5300                            Phone: (403) 327-9555                 Phone: (403) 327-2210
Fax: (403) 328-5934               Fax: (403) 327-4387                              Fax: (403) 327-9595                   Fax: (403) 328-6999
                                                                                       Assisted Learning
                                                                                           Environment
                                                                                                 Response Team


   Barbara Gammon made a motion to sponsor Pink Shirt Day for $250.00. Motion Carried

   c) Partner Contributions – Chris Windle, AHS

  In the past each ALERT Committee partner was expected to make a financial contribution of $1000.00
  each, with the exception of AADAC was exempt from those payments. Chris raised the question if this
  arrangement would continue now that AADAC has been absorbed into AHS – Addiction and Mental Health.
  The Committee discussed the issue and come to the conclusion that we will continue in the same fashion.

   d) AHS School Health Nurse Participation in ALERT Partnership, Chris Windle, AHS

  Chris Windle spoke to the letter from Terry Forbis, AHS School Health Nurses informing ALERT that they
  will no longer be able to participate in the ALERT partnership. (See attached letter from Terri Forbis to
  Cynthia Parr.) Tom Gross spoke to the history of their involvement and recommended that the committee
  contact Terry regarding this decision. Chris Windle has volunteered to be the temporary contact until
  such time as we are able to review the Terms of Reference. Cynthia will contact Terry Forbis and Michelle
  Demers re: involvement and report back to the group at the next scheduled meeting. .

7. Sub-committee Reports
  a) Substance

         Community Prevention grants – after speaking with some members of ALERT (due to short
          timelines) we have determined that there is support for applying for an AHS Community
          Prevention grant which needs to focus on alcohol. Details will be provided.

         Coalitions Connect – deadline for registration is Dec. 11. Event is Jan. 11 and 12/2011. Focus will
          be on alcohol and anyone from ALERT will be eligible to attend with expenses paid.

  b) Financial

         No report available


8. Partnership Updates

  A) Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention – Chris Windle

        Chris shared with the committee information regarding the programs taking place in the schools.

                                                                  CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS
  AADAC                             Southwest Alberta Child                       Society for Christian Education          Palliser Regional Schools
  Main Floor, Provincial Building   & Family Services Authority                    in Southern Alberta                     #101 3305 18th Avenue North
  200 – 5th Avenue South            #107, 3305-18 Avenue North                    802-6th Avenue North                     Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5S1
  Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4C7       Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5S1                   Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0S1              Phone: (403) 328-4111
  Phone: (403) 381-5183             Phone: (403) 381-5543                         Phone: (403) 394-9220                    Fax: (403) 380-6890
  Fax: (403) 382-4541               Fax: (403) 381-5608                           Fax: (403) 327-6333

  Chinook Health Region             Lethbridge School District #51                   Holy Spirit Catholic School Div. #4   Lethbridge Regional Police Service
  801 - 1st Avenue South            433-15th Street South                            620 12th Street B North               135-1st Avenue South
  Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4L5       Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2Z4                      Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2L7           Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0A1
  Phone: (403) 388-6666             Phone: (403) 380-5300                            Phone: (403) 327-9555                 Phone: (403) 327-2210
  Fax: (403) 328-5934               Fax: (403) 327-4387                              Fax: (403) 327-9595                   Fax: (403) 328-6999
                                                                                       Assisted Learning
                                                                                           Environment
                                                                                                 Response Team

  B)      Lethbridge Public – Cynthia Parr
        Lethbridge School District and the Lethbridge Police Services will be meeting to go over the Roles and
        Responsibilities of SRO’s and school administrators.

  C) Holy Spirit – Chris Smeaton

  D) Lethbridge Regional Police Service – Inspector Dan Walton
        Lethbridge Regional Police services will also sponsor Pink Shirt Day for 2011. Stew Wickend will be
        taking over in Coaldale as the SRO in January. In order to cover all schools without an additional hire
        there will be some changes in SRO schedules. New schedule attached.

  E) Palliser Regional Schools – Barbara Gammon

        Barbara Gammon reported that FCSS Barons Eureka has come forward to support the after school
        mentorship project. Things are going well.

  F) Prosecutors Office – Erin Olsen

        Erin has recently joined the group as Youth Prosecutor. The position changes yearly. In the last
        couple of months Erin has noticed an increase in Domestic Violence with youth.

  G) Alert: Review Terms of Reference

        A discussion took place regarding the outdated data in the Alert Brochure and Terms of Reference.

        Lisa made a motion to have an outside person come in to review the committee. Motion
        Carried

9. Next Meeting Dates: 2010-2011

          Dates: March 21, 2011 and June 20, 2011
          Times: 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.
          Location: Lethbridge School District #51, Education Centre – Board Room

10. Adjournment




                                                                  CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS
  AADAC                             Southwest Alberta Child                       Society for Christian Education          Palliser Regional Schools
  Main Floor, Provincial Building   & Family Services Authority                    in Southern Alberta                     #101 3305 18th Avenue North
  200 – 5th Avenue South            #107, 3305-18 Avenue North                    802-6th Avenue North                     Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5S1
  Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4C7       Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5S1                   Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0S1              Phone: (403) 328-4111
  Phone: (403) 381-5183             Phone: (403) 381-5543                         Phone: (403) 394-9220                    Fax: (403) 380-6890
  Fax: (403) 382-4541               Fax: (403) 381-5608                           Fax: (403) 327-6333

  Chinook Health Region             Lethbridge School District #51                   Holy Spirit Catholic School Div. #4   Lethbridge Regional Police Service
  801 - 1st Avenue South            433-15th Street South                            620 12th Street B North               135-1st Avenue South
  Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4L5       Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2Z4                      Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2L7           Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0A1
  Phone: (403) 388-6666             Phone: (403) 380-5300                            Phone: (403) 327-9555                 Phone: (403) 327-2210
  Fax: (403) 328-5934               Fax: (403) 327-4387                              Fax: (403) 327-9595                   Fax: (403) 328-6999

								
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