FHV Counselling

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October Focus

Respect

Welcome back, everyone! My name is Allie McQuay and I am the new School Counsellor at Father Henri Voisin. My role is to help all children at FHV reach their full potential, navigate difficult situations, and be another supportive adult in their life. I will spend the month of September visiting each classroom and building connections with our students and staff. Please use the form linked above if you would like to connect with me about supporting a child in your home. I look forward to a great year ahead and becoming a member of the incredible FHV community!


A note from your Family School Enhancement Counsellor:


Hello again!


I was away (at St. Martin school) last year but now I'm back! I'm excited to see some familiar faces at FHV and to meet lots of new ones as well.


A little about myself. I finished my degree in psychology at RDC in 2008. I spent the following 3 years as a Parent Consultant for a small contract agency. This was a dream job but being a mom was an even bigger dream. I then spent 4 years at home with my 3 little babes who aren't so little anymore (my oldest started middle school this year). Coming to work for Red Deer Catholic just as my children entered their school career was the perfect fit!


During my time as a Family School Enhancement Counsellor (FSEC) I have been at Elizabeth Seton, Maryview, Holy Family, St. Martin, Father Henri and St. Francis of Assisi. Being connected to all these schools has allowed me to connect to so many amazing families. I feel truly blessed and honoured to be welcomed into the hearts and homes of our students and parents.


Just like school counsellors, FSECs are here to support the needs of the whole child, however, the FSEC specializes in supporting parents and guardians alongside their children. Requests for support include things like (but not limited to): parenting challenges, family dynamic changes, financial insecurities, and making connections to community resources. Should you feel you could benefit from the support of your school's FSEC do not hesitate to reach out! If I cannot help you directly we will work together to find an agency who can.


Wishing you all a great 2022-23 school year; I look forward to hearing from you!


Katherine Seymour

Family School Enhancement Counsellor

10 Ways to Encourage Respect

1) Value your child's choices

2) Speak politely

3) Give children a voice in decision making

4) Resolve conflict thoughtfully

5) Give your full attention

6) Teach children the importance of manners and taking accountability for actions

7) Cultivate curiosity

8) Practice gratitude

9) Be consistent with expectations

10) Experience other cultures and ways of being

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